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Event 3: Quentin Jones Captures Outright Title

2018 WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$100,000 Guaranteed
$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 560
Prize Pool: $168,000
June 11-13, 2018

Quentin Jones

Event 3 was on the WPTDeepStacks schedule leading into the $300,000 Guarantee Main Event and the preliminary tournament was the perfect warm-up with a lot of money on the line. The $350 buy-in tournament had a great turnout and Atlanta transplant Quentin Jones outlasted every single player to hold all the chips at the end for a $31,987 payday.

There were 560 entries in the tournament combined across the four starting flights. The attendance topped all numbers from the same event last year and they pushed the $100,000 Guarantee into a prize pool worth nearly $170,000.

Day 2 saw 101 players return with a chance at the title and they hit the money early. Before the first break of the day, Tampa poker pro Michael Laake was knocked out 71st with 70 paying before they hand-for-hand process could kick in.

Only 12 players were still around at the dinner break six hours into the day including Herbert Woodbery, Wally Maddah, Hunter Cichy, and Daniel Ramirez. Woodbery was the overwhelming chip leader to begin the second day but two straight rough hands sent him out short of the final table.

Several players took turns in the lead among the final ten including Jones, Stephen Bristow, and Jeremiah Williams. After a long stretch of players feeling each other out with smaller pots, the final table action exploded and Jones captured the tournament by winning the last two hands to dispatch Bristow in third and Williams in second.

It was a shockingly quick ending to a final table that had deep stacks and talented players. But the cards landed perfectly for Jones and he walked away with the outright win to hold every chip in the tournament.

The real estate investor earned $31,987 for his victory along with the SHR Tampa Guitar Trophy and a seat in the $300,000 Guarantee WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event.

Congratulations to Quentin and all other who had a great run over the last three days.

Event 3 final table results:

1st: Quentin Jones – $31,987 + $1,100 Main Event seat
2nd: Jeremiah Williams – $22,425
3rd: Stephen Bristow – $14,420
4th: Wally Maddah – $10,189
5th: Howard Alexander – $7,823
6th: Gary Cordeiro – $6,451
7th: Michael Imperiale – $5,349
8th: Daniel Ramirez – $4,264
9th: Hunter Cichy – $3,199
10th: Eric Morian – $2,642

Complete Event 3 Results

Event 3: Quentin Jones Defeats Jeremy Williams for the Title

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 29: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante

Quentin Jones

They didn’t wait long in the heads-up match to settle the matter. Quentin Jones had the chip lead and they both caught big cards on the first hand of heads-up. Jeremiah Williams was at risk and behind.

Williams: AhTh
Quentin Jones: QdQh

“Hold!” Jones yelled.

Unlike previous huge pots, there was no sweat as the board ran 5c5d2dKc8h for a sudden end to the tournament.

Williams walked away with $22,425 for a great run at the final table while Jones earned $31,987 along with a $1,100 seat into the WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event.

A tournament recap will come later this evening.

1st: Quentin Jones – $31,987 + $1,100 Main Event seat
2nd: Jeremiah Williams – $22,425

Jeremiah Williams

Event 3: Stephen Bristow – 3rd Place ($14,420)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 29: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 560

Stephen Bristow

Despite the deep stacks, the shoves kept coming and another one occurred when Stephen Bristow was all in for 3,900,000 against Jeremey Williams.

Williams: Ah8h
Bristow: Kd3d

Williams was ahead and smashed the 9c8c8d flop. Bristow picked up a flush draw on the Td turn but the Qh river was not the card he needed to stay in the game. He played a tough final table but had to settle for third place money.

Event 3: Jeremiah Williams Doubles Through Stephen Bristow

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 29: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 560

There wasn’t much going on for a while, all stacks were relatively equal and deep. Stephen Bristow was pulling ahead when they played a huge pot. Jeremiah Williams open-shoved his button, Quenton Jones folded his small blind, and Bristow called after getting a count of 2,345,000.

Bristow: KcJc
Williams: Ah3s

Williams was ahead for the double but Bristow moved out front on the QsJs7s flop. Bristow improved to kings up on the Kd turn but Williams’ baby flush filled on the 4s river to double.

Jeremiah Williams – 4,700,000
Stephen Bristow – 2,200,000

Event 3: Wally Maddah – 4th Place ($10,189)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 560

Wally Maddah

Jeremiah Williams opened to 200,000 from under the gun and Wally Maddah moved all in from the small blind for 730,000. Stephen Bristow ducked out of the way in the big and Williams called.

Maddah: Ac6h
Williams: As4s

Maddah was ahead for the double and he had no sweat on the 7h7c5s flop. He paired the 6d turn but Williams added an open-ended straight draw. It got there on the 8d river and Maddah was sent out in fourth place.

Jeremiah Williams – 4,080,000
Wally Maddah – Eliminated in 4th place ($10,189)

Event 1: Quentin Jones Doubles Through Jeremiah Williams

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 560

Action folded to Jeremy Williams in the small blind and he announced all in. Quentin Jones thought it out and called for his last 1,635,000.

Williams: Kd4d
Jones: Ah7h

Jones was ahead and stayed that way on the Jd6d3c flop. Williams picked up a flush draw and added an open-ended straight draw on the 5s turn. All those outs and Jones faded them all on the Ac river to double.

Jones – 3,310,000
Williams – 3,300,000

Event 3: Harold Alexander – 5th Place ($7,823)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 560

Howard Alexander

Harold “Uncle Rusty” Alexander open-shoved for 745,000 from under the gun and Stephen Bristow thought for a moment before calling to put him at risk.

Alexander: QcTd
Bristow: Ah9c

Bristow was ahead and nothing changed that on the Js7c3h8s4c board to send him out in fifth place.

Stephen Bristow – 3,800,000
Harold Alexander – Eliminated in 5th place ($7,823)

Event 3: Gary Cordeiro – 6th Place ($6,451)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 560

Gary Cordeiro

The stalemate was broken when two players finally caught hands at the same time. Jeremiah Williams opened to 160,000 and Gary Cordeiro three-bet shoved for 1,200,000 from the button. The blinds released and Williams called.

Williams: AdTd
Cordeiro: 8h8s

Another final table race and Cordeiro faded the QsJh4h flop. The board paired on the Qh turn and Cordeiro was counterfeited on the Js river. Williams’ ace played and Cordeiro was eliminated in sixth place.

Jeremiah Williams – 3,600,000
Gary Cordeiro – Eliminated in 6th place ($6,451)

Event 3: Updated Counts on Break

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 560

Before the next break, Harold Alexander picked up a couple doubles and he’s right back in it.

Seat 1: Gary Cordeiro – 1,345,000
Seat 3: Wally Maddah – 1,050,000
Seat 6: Stephen Bristow – 3,405,000
Seat 7: Harold “Uncle Rusty” Alexander – 1,030,000
Seat 8: Jeremiah Williams – 2,215,000
Seat 9: Quentin Jones – 2,155,000

Remaining payouts:

1st: $31,987 + $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event seat
2nd: $22,425
3rd: $14,420
4th: $10,189
5th: $7,823
6th: $6,451