British Pro Julian Thew is no stranger to winning poker tournaments, with that fact firmly established as he took down another here at the world famous DTD poker club in Nottingham, he won the latest 500 Deepstack event turning his £500 buy-in into a payout of £26,299.
The event last just two days with the second days play resuming with just the 45 players that had managed survive Day 1. Once the day had started it certainly didn’t take as long as expected to get down to the final table nine, and once there Thew already had gained a big chip advantage.
Though the action was fast in reaching the final table, it inevitably slowed up once there. In fact Julian Thew was not announced the winner until around 4am in the morning.
First to go was Lawrence Townsend who was eliminated for a payout of £2,457 in 9th place and he was quickly followed out of the event by Dipak Makawana in 8th who received a decent £2,912 for his efforts. This left us with seven to go, and within the next thirty minutes that number was reduced to six as Fahd Bennani Smires was sent to the rail with a cheque of £3,640 coming his way.
Sean Randall had actually been a chip leader at one point in this event but he ended up finishing for a reward of £4,095 for a sixth place finish.
It was now left to the top five to battle it out at the real business end of the event, with Thew still leading out in front.
He eventually managed to outsmart his remaining opponents to end up as the winner after negotiating his way past Tsun Wong during a rather short and sweet heads up session with him taking down the title and of course the £26,299 winner cheque for finishing in first place.
This win means it is Thew’s third title of the year bringing his career earnings to an impressive $3 million so far. He burst onto the poker scene back in 2009 after winning the EPT Baden in Austria to earn his one and only major title to date. That win brought him around £600k, which he has since added to with consistent performances throughout the last three years.
How It Finished:
Julian Thew – £26,299
Tsun Wong – £15,197
Jason Barton – £9,100
Ashraf Wahid – £6,370
Karl Caldeira – £5,005
Sean Randall – £4,095
Fahd Bennani Smires – £3,640
Dipak Makawana – £2,912
Lawrence Townsend – £2,457
The DTD has brought us another high octane event which delivered some very notable performances throughout, though none better than that of Julien Thew who was a thoroughly deserved winner.