Simon Deadman has started 2013 in the same vein that he ended 2012 by taking the title at the World Poker Tour Dublin event, with his winner’s cheque being a very healthy €67,500. He claimed his victory after successfully navigating his way through a field of 238 original entries to eventually win heads up against Joachim Heraldstad.
He didn’t have it easy either as he was up against a field of very strong players that included Fintan Gavin, Sean Prendiville, Phillip Danner and Jack Salter.
This win has carried on his winning form that started in the latter half of 2012, in which he won the GUKPT Blackpool for £50,000 and finishing in second place at the GPS Stoke for a good payout of £30,000.
As the event started, it was Sean Prendiville who was the chip leader coming into the day, and he actually kept that momentum up for most of it before being eliminated in third place for €30,250.
Once heads up was reached, the chip counts were fairly even between Deadman and Haraldstad, though the latter did have a slight advantage. That was to change though when all of the chips were pushed into the middle on a board of Kh-8c-5h. Deadman was holding the K-Q whilst Haraldstad had a flush draw with the 7h-3h. Haraldstad didn’t hit his outs and was now left extremely short stacked.
He eventually fell a few hands later when he attempted a double up holding the K-10, he was actually looking in good shape against the 10-9 of Deadman, however a nine hit on the flop and gave Deadman the victory and the title.
The Final Standings!
Simon Deadman – (€67,500)
Joachim Haraldstad – (€47,100)
Sean Prendiville – (€30,250)
Jack Salter – (€22,350)
Ben Carpenter – (€16,750)
Tommy O Rourke – (€13,750)
Daniel Laming – (€11,250)
Fintan Gavin – (€8,900)
Phillip Danner – (€6,700)
Charley Harvey – (€4,900)
With this event now out of the way, we are already looking ahead to the next big events that are coming up in January. Of course there is the ongoing PokerStars Caribbean adventure, but there are also some other tournaments on the horizon. We have the Aussie Millions kicking off later in the month, as well as the European Championships Of Poker kicking off tomorrow. There are also some online series’ starting with the TCOOP starting on PokerStars and the Full Tilt miniFTOPS.
We will be following all of them, so make sure you tune in regularly to be kept fully informed on how each of them are playing out.