Another successful DeepStack Championship event is in the books. This time, our Event #95 $400 NLH MonsterStack $100K GTD attracted 724 players who created a prize pool of $242,540; surpassing the guarantee of $100,000. Of those, 81 made the money, collecting $694 for their efforts.
The single day event attracted a field of 724 players, and after almost fifteen hours of play, finally reached a final table of ten. Then, in less then an hour, a champion was crowned.
Michael Spang had a double knockout in the opening minutes, when his pocket aces trumped Robert Weisman’s queen-jack and Hugh Crockett’s ace-queen in the same hand.
Shortly after, Nissar Quraishi earned his own double elimination, when he flopped a full house with his pocket sixes, defeating Jim Giannoukos who had pocket nines and an anonymous player who had ace-jack.
Quraishi sent Beike Chen to the rail in sixth place, before Ryan Brown eliminated Amit Zulkowitz in fifth place, leaving the event with just four players.
Steven McCartney, Nassir Quraishi, Ryan Brown and Michael Spang played for about ten minutes, before ultimately deciding to evenly chop the remainder of the prize pool, each collecting 29,100 for their efforts.
The four then agreed to do a flip to see who would be crowned champion. Once the board was spread out the players tabled their cards one-by-one. Steven McCartney had improved to a straight, which was enough to beat everyone else, and see him claim the title.