Another successful DeepStack Championship event is in the books. This time, our Event #76 $800 PLO/PLO8B/BigO (1Day) $75K GTD attracted 185 players who created a prize pool of $130,425; surpassing the guarantee of $75,000. Of those, 20 made the money, collecting $1,696 for their efforts.
It took the field of 185 players just over twelve hours to reach a final table of eight. Then an additional three hours was needed before a victor emerged.
The final table started with Ray Chiu taking out David Shane (8th) and Matthew Gregoire (7th) which placed him in the chip lead.
Jason Borgstede started the final table as the chip leader. He took care of the next two eliminations, taking out Edward White in 6th then Chiu in 5th (an hour apart), to leave four.
From there, Blake Whittington did the rest. He bested Joe Mitchell to see him fall in 4th, then An-Ming Hwang in 3rd place shortly after.
Heads-up lasted a half hour, before Whittington got the better of Borgstede, claiming his maiden Venetian title.
Congratulations again to Blake Whittington from Chattanooga, TN.