$350+$50 Deepest Stack NLH
Prize Pool: $65,184
August 25, 2018
The August Deep Stacks Challenge series closed out with a big game that put a lot of money up for grabs. The $50,000 Guarantee tournament drew 192 entries to the $350+$50 buy-in tournament and Marilyn Matthews stormed ahead late to take the title along with $13,790 after a four-way adjusted payout deal in the early morning hours.
Those 192 entries pushed the Event 6 prize pool over $65,000 and it was a long grind for them to make the money. The top 18 spots paid and there were still 81 players around when they were sent away for a dinner break.
They hit the money shortly before midnight, more than 13 hours after the start of the tournament, and Dan Marder was the big stack. He was sharing the table with his successful brother Michael who picked up his 81st career Borgata cash. Michael dropped out in 15th place but Dan kept moving his stack north.
By the time the final table ten was formed, Event 4 winner (and three-time Borgata champ) Mike Dobbs had taken a commanding lead and was looking for more hardware. A series of unfortunate events led to his downfall, his lead evaporated, and he went out in fifth place at the hands of Jungsoo Bin.
The big hand for Matthews came when the table was still six-handed. She was involved in a huge three-way all-in pot that saw her queens triple her stack into the lead while sending Ukranian pro Dmitry Chop out in sixth place. She held a huge chip advantage, gave a little of it back to Bin, but had nearly half of the chips in play when the four remaining players decided to make the adjusted payout deal to divide up the remaining prize pool.
“I just want to do better than ninth,” she said before starting the final table.
This is the second great run in this tournament for Matthews; she finished ninth in this event last August. Besides her score of $13,790, Bin earned $9,758 followed by Leksey Shestyan with $9,681 and Marder with $8,486.
It was a great tournament to end the series and a talented final table. Congratulations to Marilyn on the win and thanks to all of our players for another fun series.
Event 6 results:
1st: Marilyn Matthews – $13,790 *
2nd: Jungsoo Bin – $9,758 *
3rd: Leksey Shestyan – $9,681 *
4th: Dan Marder – $8,486 *
5th: Mike Dobbs – $3,911
6th: Dmitry Chop – $3,259
7th: James Steimer – $2,607
8th: Amir Genzel – $1,956
9th: Raul Fernandez – $1,467
10th: Jason McHam – $1,304
11th: Luis Nargentino – $1,304
12th: Frank Giaramida – $1,304
13th: Adam Goldberg – $1,141
14th: Marc Cohen – $1,141
15th: Mike Marder – $1,141
16th: Robert Nadolny – $978
17th: Carlton Tartar – $978
18th: Cleiton Barbosa – $978
* Indicates results of four-way adjusted payout deal