Event #11 $360 NLH Deepstack drew 219 entries for a total prize pool of $65,262. Spencer White of West Lafayette, Indiana won the event for $16,315 and a WSOP Main Event seat worth $10,000. After returning for Day 2 of Event #10 and busting early for a small cash of around $760, White decided to hop into the Deepstack Turbo, and he’s glad he did.
White went into the final table as the short stack and said he just played patiently and waited for good hands that just so happened to hit. He was pretty short three-handed too, but ran hot and hit some draws that helped put him into the lead.
A particularly significant hand for him was one with ace-jack where he flopped aces full of jacks and got a lot of the chips of another player who had a flush draw. He continued to run good and was able to close it out for his first tournament win and biggest score “by a landslide.”
“It’s all kind of a blur. I can’t believe I won.”
White is “super stoked” to play in the WSOP Main Event, which he says is a bucket list item for him that he will get to cross off.
He will return to his job as a manager at the Purdue University Bookstore, where he went to school, with a little more cash in his pocket — and you can bet he will be heading to Las Vegas this summer for the Main Event to live out a dream.
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Event #11 Payouts
This entry was posted in Poker on March 13, 2018 am31 1:00 am CCDT by Valerie Cross.