Level 32 (BLINDS 30,000/100,000/200,000)
Total Entries: 270
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 6,750,000
After nearly 16 hours of play, the Deep Stack Challenge has crowned Steve Dodge (Ranshaw, PA) as it’s first champion.
Steve outlasted 270 entrants to claim the first trophy of the series and the $9,166 for first place.
Steve said, “he really wanted to win that trophy” to justify why he plays poker and that he didn’t “get here and get to that final table by mistake.” He also enjoys poker because it allows him a relaxing alternative to his daily job as a truck driver.
Steve had some hiccups along the way, getting chopped down by shorter stacks numerous times, but always seemed to regain his footing and chip up after each set back.
Steve will be sitting atop the Leaderboard Challenge as the Deep Stack Challenge continues tomorrow with Event 2 – $150 + $50 Deep Stack NLH $15,000 Guaranteed, which begins at 11 AM.