WPTDeepStacks Wraps Up at 888Poker with Main Event Topping $1 Million Guarantee

The WPTDeepStacks Online series recently concluded at 888poker after 28 events. The series produced 15,660 entries and awarded $3.4 million in prize money.

The $1,050 Main Event highlighted the schedule with $1 million guaranteed and featured starting flights throughout the series. Here’s a look at some of the series’ action and big winners.

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Gerard Carbo grabs Main Event title 

In the Main Event, a total of 1,024 entries helped surpass the $1 million guarantee by an extra $24,000. Day 2 picked up on Dec. 20 with 175 players returning to the action and 117 making the money.

888poker ambassador Vivian “Vivi.888.” Saliba was one of those earning a cash, taking 69th for $2,765.

On the final day of the event, the remaining nine players returned to play to a winner. The final table was streamed live with David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall calling the action. The WPT’s Vince Van Patten and Matt Savage also made appearances on the stream.

In the end, Andorra’s Gerard “Panxetillo” Carbo faced off with Brazil’s Jesse “jessecesar” Cesar Fonseca for the title. Carbo held a 2-to-1 chip lead when heads-up play began. 

It took just one hand for both players to get all the chips in with Carbo’s Ace-Jack taking the final hand. He scored $184,320 for the title and Cesar Fonseca won $133,120 as runner-up. Here’s a look at the final table winners:

  1. Gerard “Panxetillo” Carbo (Andorra) – $184,320
  2. Jesse “jessecesar” Cesar Fonseca (Brazil) – $133,120
  3. Rodrigo “seijistar1” Seiji (Brazil) – $99,328
  4. Rodrigo “selouan1991” Selouan (Brazil) – $74,240
  5. Dalton “daltonhb” Hobold (Brazil) – $51,610
  6. “BetBetFck” (Ukraine) – $41,370
  7. Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen (Sweden) – $31,130
  8. “brudii030” – $20,992
  9. “ShinyMew2” (Malta) – $12,800

A look at some other action

A few other major events stood out on the later stages of the schedule. One of those was the $525 PKO Eight-Max, which featured a $100,000 guarantee.

The event attracted 168 players with 38 rebuys, surpassing the guarantee by $3,000. When the dust settled, Brazil’s “daltonhb” and Malta’s “SilzenziO” squared off for the title.

Each player locked up $9,594 in prize money but looked to collect an even bigger $14,445 in PKO bounty cash. After almost seven hours of play, “daltonhb” prevailed for a total payday of $24,040. “SilenziO” took home $10,089 for the runner-up finish.

In other action, “cupidon85”, of Belarus, topped a field of 392 entries in the $160 Mini PKO Eight-Max. The event featured a $50,000 guarantee with “cupidon85” winning $4,925 plus $5,494 in PKO bounties for a total of $10,418.73.

In higher stakes action, the largest buy-in of the series came in the $5,200 Super High Roller. The event brought a $200,000 guarantee and saw 30 players rebuy eight times.

The final table featured five players vying for the championship and $80,000 first-place prize. When play reached heads-up, Canada’sDosPoochies” matched up against Brazil’s “shitakemushu” for the top spot.

In the end, pooch got it done and added the six-figure payday after the final table played out over almost six hours. Here’s a look at the final table payouts.

  1. “DosPoochies” (Canada) – $80,000
  2. “shitakemushu” (Brazil) – $54,000
  3. “MBTCLOVE” (United Kingdom) – $30,000
  4. “Raegar97” (Sweden) – $20,000
  5. “Theelwild” – $16,000

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UK wins race among countries

When it comes to the final standings among countries, the United Kingdom came out on top with five titles. Winners also hailed from Finland, Romania, Germany, Russia, Malta, Belarus, Ireland, Ukraine, Brazil, Canada, Andorra, and Moldova.

Brazil also fared particularly well in the Main Event. The final table saw four Brazilian players, who also all made the final five.

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