Resort & Casino Doubles Original Guarantee, Expects Another Record-Breaking Turnout
Los Angeles, CA (September 13, 2016) – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is cementing its name in the record books with the announcement that the 2016 DeepStacks Poker Tour Championship Main Event will now have a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, the largest in Alberta’s history.
Previously, the guarantee was a substantial $500,000, but by doubling it, the casino has moved this event into another stratosphere.
“This is an elite championship event and it deserved an elite championship guarantee,” said Lee Athias, Grey Eagle Casino Manager. “This guarantee proves to poker players across North America that Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is the premier poker room in all of Western Canada.”
The $2,500 buy-in DSPT Main Event runs from November 26 – December 5. Tournament officials anticipate an even larger turnout than last year’s record-breaking DSPT Championship, which saw 567 entries and a $1.27M prize pool, earning a nomination for GPI’s Event of the Year (buy-in up to $2000).
Adding to the championship festivities, Jason Somerville and his massively popular “Run It Up” livestream will be on site the entire week. Somerville will serve as the DSPT Championship ambassador, hosting the livestream broadcast of the final table exclusively on Runitup.tv, conducting special Q&As, meeting with fans, running on-site promotions, hosting two RIU events and doing his daily livestream on Twitch.tv.
“Grey Eagle has proven time and again to be great Championship hosts and even better partners,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “We are extremely excited to offer the largest single-event guaranteed prize pool in Alberta history, and we look forward to continuing to make the DSPT Championship one of the best events of the year.”
The 2016 DSPT Championship is the culmination of a record-setting Season 3 of the best mid-major tour in poker, which features 19 stops across North America and Europe. Every winner from previous DSPT stops receives buy-ins to the Championship and all are scheduled to attend.
About DeepStacks Poker Tour:
DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) is world’s fastest growing poker tour. Focused primarily on the mid-major poker market, DSPT is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. DSPT works with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the industry and boasts a world class, highly knowledgeable executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience for players around the world.
Series Dates: September 23-October 3, 2016 | Main Event Dates: September 30-October 3, 2016
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Nathan Papp (pictured) topped a field of 257 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee Main Event on Sunday night at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Southwest Florida. Papp was awarded $68,959 in prize money after winning a final day that clocked in at 11 hours of play.
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Baker was able to double up once, but the next time he was all in he wasn’t so lucky. Baker held 6d5d in the hole on the final hand, and Papp had him covered holding Ac9c. The board was dealt 8h7h7dKsJs and Baker was out in second. Papp took home $68,959 in prize money along with a $3,000 Championship package. He also received a WPTDS trophy and a $5,000 seat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event next August provided by the Seminole Hard Rock on top of the prize pool. Congratulations to our newest WPTDS champion – Nathan Papp!