Main Event Day 1B: Defending Champ Returns

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event
$300,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 5: 100/200 with a 25 ante
Flight B Entries: 135 (Total Entries: 325)

Rex Clinkscales

We weren’t sure if Rex Clinkscales would make it this year but he took time out of his busy summer poker schedule to fly into Tampa to defend his title.

Clinkscales outlasted all 704 entries last June to take the title along with more than $162,000. It was the first step to winning the WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year honors which he solidified with another win in the tour’s Edmonton stop.

There are only two former champions of this event and the other, Anthony Astarita, booked his Day 2 spot in yesterday’s flight.