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Florida’s Jeff Trudeau Wins WPTDeepStacks Main Event, $120,842

2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$1,100 Buy-in Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 659
Prize Pool: $639,230
June 13-17, 2019

(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

(Tampa, FL) — The WPTDeepStacks Main Event concluded Monday evening at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. Claiming an outright win in the $1,100 buy-in series finale was Jeff Trudeau, a Seminole regular, earning $120,842. That prize figure is inclusive of a $3,000 package into the season-ending WPTDeepStacks Champions where Trudeau will represent the Seminole Hard Rock.

Trudeau was a man of few words following the win.

“Pretty good,” he laughed when asked how it felt to be a WPTDeepStacks Tampa champion.

Running over the course of three starting flights and two restart days, Trudeau’s win was a marathon that went deep into the structure. His Day 2 bag came in Flight C and he stayed toward the top of the list before bagging the second biggest stack at the final table.

Monday’s final session action was fast, losing the first six players in just over two hours. Trudeau was a spectator for much of that and could only watch as tablemate Fabian Foster built a huge stack. Following Wendy Vo’s third-place elimination, it was heads and Trudeau was a 2-to-1 underdog. He doubled to level the stacks, but gave up a double a few hands later was a 4-to-1 chip underdog. In the end, he overcame Foster to be crowned a WPTDeepStacks champion. Foster, who was born and raised in Jamaica, earned $82,627 for his second-place finish.

Trudeau is a 25-year-old poker professional from nearby Mount Dora. His WPTDeepStacks victory is a career highlight, but the winner’s circle is familiar territory for the accomplished pro. Dating back to 2011, he’s recorded more than 170 tournament cashes including 19 tournament wins and totaling more than $1,500,000. Monday’s six-figure score marks his second-largest cash to date behind only a 26th-place finish in last year’s $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event.

The WPTDeepStacks Main Event marked the eighth of 10 trophy events on the Tampa schedule which began June 5. With 659 entries, the $500,000 prize pool was easily surpassed topping out at $639,230. Additionally, the turnout marked a notable year-over-year attendance increase of nearly 40 entries.

It was Trudeau that got the best of it, but a slew of other notables finished in the money; Jonathan Hilton (12th, $9,792), Jordan Joeckel (13th, $7,794), Steve Trizis (30th, $3,118), Wally Maddah (39th, $2,736), Tony March (40th, $2,736) and Anthony Astarita (68th, $1,934). Astarita’s 68th-place finish might not seem like much, but he won the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Tampa in 2016 and has recorded cashes every since.

Thank you to everyone who played this event and see you next year!

(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

WPTDeepStacks Tampa results:

1st: Jeff Trudeau – $120,842 + Trophy
2nd: Fabian Foster – $82,627
3rd: Wendy Vo – $53,259
4th: Saj Illikal – $38,765
5th: Dan Chalifour – $29,712
6th: Mark Scacewater – $23,776
7th: Peter Walsworth – $19,704
8th: Ryan Anderkin – $15,689
9th: Alex Kimpel – $11,783

Complete tournament results available by clicking the link below

Continue reading Florida’s Jeff Trudeau Wins WPTDeepStacks Main Event, $120,842

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Wins WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event ($120,842); Fabian Foster — 2nd Place ($82,627)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 659

Jeff Trudeau (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Fabian Foster had worked his way back up to about 4,500,000, but ultimately succumbed to Jeff Trudeau.

On the final hand, Foster’s aforementioned 4,500,000 went into the middle preflop and Trudeau had him at risk.

Trudeau: JsJd
Foster: As8c

Runout: QdTc3d3h6c

Trudeau’s pair held and he was crowned champion of the WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event for $120,842. Foster went home the runner-up earning $82,627.

Fabian Foster (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

A full report from the event will be posted within the hour.

1st: Jeff Trudeau – $120,842 + Trophy
2nd: Fabian Foster – $82,627

*First prize inclusive of $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package

Main Event: Fabian Foster Down to 2,150,000

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

Fabian limped the button the Jeff Trudeau raised it to 1,000,000. Foster called and the flop fell Qs9h5c. Trudeau lead for 1,050,000 and Foster shoved. Trudeau called off 7,650,000 total and the cards were up.

Trudeau: KhQh for top pair, king kicker
Foster: Qc6c for top pair, six kicker

Turn and river: 2hKs

Trudeau improved even more and doubled through Foster. Foster was left with only 2,150,000.

Jeff Trudeau – 17,620,000
Fabian Foster – 2,150,000

Main Event: Double-Ups Continue, This time for Jeff Trudeau

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

Jeff Trudeau (left) and Fabian Foster (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

The board was dealt through the turn — AcQc5d6c. Fabian Foster lead into Jeff Trudeau for 550,000. Trudeau raised, stacking together white 100,000 chips, and Foster quickly shoved. Trudeau called off 4,650,000 and the hands were up.

Trudeau: Qs6s for two pair
Foster: Ad4s for top pair

Foster had outs, but the river Qd wasn’t one of them. Trudeau improved to a boat and it was yet another double-up.

Jeff Trudeau – 10,220,000
Fabian Foster – 9,550,000

Main Event: Huge Double for Fabian Foster

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

There were piles of white chips already in the middle with Fabian Foster on the button and Jeff Trudeau out of position.

The board was through the turn — KdJh8h8d. Trudeau checked. Foster bet 750,000 and Trudeau called. It was river time.

River: 7s

Trudeau checked again. Foster jammed 7,200,000 and Trudeau asked for a breakdown. He through for a bit then called. No sooner did her call did Foster’s Jd8c hit the table — a full house.

Trudeau’s Kc9d pair was no good and the a huge chip lead went back to Foster.

Fabian Foster – 16,720,000
Jeff Trudeau – 3,050,000

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Gets the Full Double

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

With a pile of chips already in the middle and the board dealt through the river — KhQs9s4d8d — Fabian Foster shoved into Jeff Trudeau. Trudeau, who held 4,275,000 behind, went into the tank. After maybe 90 seconds, he plopped in some blue 25,000 chips for a call.

Trudeau: QhJh for second pair
Foster: Jc9d for third pair

Trudeau called correctly and got the full double his heads-up foe.

Jeff Trudeau – 9,120,000
Fabian Foster – 10,650,000

Main Event: Heads-Up Status; Fabian Foster Leads Jeff Trudeau

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Heads-up chip counts and remaining payouts:

Fabian Foster – 13,025,000
Jeff Trudeau – 6,725,000

1st: – $120,842 + Trophy
2nd: – $82,627

(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Updated final table results:

3rd: Wendy Vo – $53,259
4th: Saj Illikal – $38,765
5th: Dan Chalifour – $29,712
6th: Mark Scacewater – $23,776
7th: Peter Walsworth – $19,704
8th: Ryan Anderkin – $15,689
9th: Alex Kimpel – $11,783

Main Event: Wenday Vo – 3rd Place ($53,259)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

Wendy Vo (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

On the last hand of Level 32, Fabian Foster raised the button to 3750,000. Jeff Trudeau folded the small and Wendy Vo shoved the big for about 1,700,000. Foster called putting Vo at risk.

Foster: KsTc
Vo: JhTd

Runout: 5h4d2sKh7h

Foster added to his lead and Vo busted in third place for $53,259.

Foster and and Trudeau were sent on break as tournament staff prepared for heads-up play. Levels will now be 30 minutes in length.

Wendy Vo – Eliminated in 3rd place ($53,259)

Main Event: Fabian Foster Takes from Jeff Trudeau

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 659

Level 32 has been rather uneventful with players guaranteed $53,259, but looking for the $120,842 up top.

In one of the better sized pots of late, Fabian Foster called from the button and Jeff Trudeau raised the small blind to 575,000. Wendy Vo got out of the way sending it back to Foster. He three-bet to 1,500,000 and Trudeau came along for the ride.

Flop: Js8s4s

Trudeau checked. Foster kept up the pressure, sliding in a big stack of white 100,000 chips. Trudeau thought for a moment, then let it go.

Fabian Foster – 11,900,000
Jeff Trudeau – 5,575,000
Wendy Vo – 2,000,000

Main Event: Where It Stands in Level 32

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 659

Seat 1: Jeff Trudeau – 5,500,000
Seat 2: Wendy Vo – 2,750,000
Seat 3: Fabian Foster – 11,400,000

1st: – $120,842 + Trophy
2nd: – $82,627
3rd: – $53,259

4th: Saj Illikal – $38,765
5th: Dan Chalifour – $29,712
6th: Mark Scacewater – $23,776
7th: Peter Walsworth – $19,704
8th: Ryan Anderkin – $15,689
9th: Alex Kimpel – $11,783

Main Event: Saj Illikal – 4th Place ($38,765)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 659

Saj Illikal (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

One hand after her ace-nine doubled through Fabian Foster’s ace-eight, Wendy Vo put her chips to use eliminating Saj Illikal in fourth place.

On the fateful hand, Saj Illikal was under the gun and got his 1,875,000-chip stack in the middle. Vo had him barely covered from the small with 2,025,000.

Illikal: 7s7h
Vo: AhKs

Runout: 8d5d4dKd8c

Vo won the race, pairing her king on the turn and eliminating Illikal in fourth place.

Saj Illikal (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Wendy Vo – 4,150,000
Saj Illika – Eliminated in 4th place ($38,765)

Main Event: Dan Chalifour – 5th Place ($29,712)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 659

Dan Chalifour (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

The board was dealt to the flop — Th5s2h.

Dan Chalifour was in the big blind playing against Fabian Foster on the button. Chalfiour had his last 1,825,000 in the pot and Foster had him at risk. It was Chalifour that had the best of it, though.

Chalifour: JhTs for top pair
Foster: 5c4c for middle pair

Turn and river: 8s4d

Foster smacked the river, improving to two pair and busting Chalifour in fifth place.

Dan Chalifour (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Dan Chalifour – Eliminated in 5th place ($29,712)

Main Event: Mark Scacewater – 6th Place ($23,776)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 659

Mark Scacewater (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Shortly after doubling up Dan Chalifour and down to his last 100,000 chips, Mark Scacewater reluctantly put them in the middle from under the gun. Wendy Vo called from the small blind and Fabian Foster checked from the big. Vo and Foster competed for a small side pot while Scacewater hoped for the best.

The duo checked down the Ah9h8s9dJs runout.

Foster: Qc3h
Scacewater: Th4c
Vo: 5s4s

Foster’s queen-high was best and Scacewater was eliminated in sixth place.

Mark Scacewater (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Mark Scacewater – Eliminated in 6th place ($23,776)

Main Event: Final Six Updated Chip Counts

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Heading to Level 31: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 659

Seat 1. Jeff Trudeau – 6,825,000
Seat 2. Wendy Vo – 1,800,000
Seat 3. Fabian Foster – 6,900,000
Seat 4. Mark Scacewater – 1,150,000
Seat 5. Saj Illikal – 1,875,000
Seat 6. Dan Chalifour – 1,200,000

7th: Peter Walsworth – $19,704
8th: Ryan Anderkin – $15,689
9th: Alex Kimpel – $11,783

Main Event: Another Double for Wendy Vo

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 659

Wendy Vo (right) doubles through Dan Chalifour (left, standing)
(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

There was a dead small following Walsworth’s seventh-place elimination. Vo was under the gun and jammed it for 1,030,000. It folded to Dan Chalifour on the button and he called putting Vo at risk. Jeff Trudeau folded his option in the big and it was showdown time.

Chalifour: AhKd
Vo: AsTh

Runout: AcTs2cAd9d

Vo smacked the flop, coming from behind pairing both her cards and leaving Chalifour with second best. She scored yet another double while Chalifour’s stack took a huge hit.

Wendy Vo – 2,310,000
Dan Chalifour – 1,220,000

Main Event: Peter Walsworth – 7th Place ($19,704)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 659

Peter Walsworth (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Heads-up action, Peter Walsworth was in the big blind against Fabian Foster in late position. The flop was Qd9s5d and Walsworth checked. Foster bet 305,000 and Walsworth check-shoved 2,245,000. Foster called and Walsworth was the at-risk player.

Walsworth: Qc5c for two pair
Foster: Td8d for flush and straight draws

Turn and river: Js8h

Foster’s straight came through on the turn and Walsworth was eliminated in seventh place.

Peter Walsworth (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Fabian Foster – 6,000,000
Peter Walsworth – Eliminated in 7th place ($19,704)

Main Event: Wendy Vo Doubles through Mark Scacewater

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 659

Peter Walsworth opened late for 225,000. Wendy Vo shoved the button for 440,000 and the blinds got out of the way. Mark Scacewater had a decision in the big — he jammed for more. Walsworth quickly got out of the way and the cards were up. Vo was in bad shape.

Scacewater: JsJc
Vo: 8c8d

Runout: Tc5h2c8s4d

Vo spiked a set on the turn and came from behind to double through Scacewater.

Wendy Vo – 1,255,000
Mark Scacewater – 1,650,000

Main Event: Ryan Anderkin – 8th Place ($15,689)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 659

Ryan Anderkin (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

It was a battle of the blinds with Ryan Anderkin all in and at risk versus Saj Illikal. Anderkin was in the big with KsTs versus Saj Illikal’s KcJs in the small.

Runout: QsQd6d4dQc

Anderkin never paired his kicker and was second best. He was eliminated in eighth place.

Ryan Anderkin (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Saj Illikal – 2,740,000
Ryan Anderkin – Eliminated in 8th place ($15,689)

Main Event: Alex Kimpel – 9th Place ($11,783)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 659

Alex Kimpel (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Alex Kimpel jammed the cutoff for 475,000. Peter Walsworth asked for a county from the button and like what he heard. He called and Kimpel was at risk.

Kimpel: 5d5c
Walsworth: AhJh

Runout: Qh8s8cJs7d

Walsworth took the lead on the turn and never looked back. Kimpel was eliminated in ninth place.

Alex Kimpel (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Peter Walsworth – 1,800,000
Alex Kimpel – Eliminated in 9th place ($11,783)

Main Event: Final Day of Tampa Championship Poker Goes at Noon

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 659

WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event trophies (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

The day has come to crown the WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion. From 659 starters, only nine remain and a familiar Tampa face contending for the top count — Jeff Trudeau.

Trudeau headlines with a stack of 4,650,000 and has sights on a $120,842 first prize inclusive of a $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package. It will be a tough road to the victory, though, with a talented, deep-stacked table between him and a title including chip leader Dan Chalifour.

Seat 1. Peter Walsworth – 655,000
Seat 2. Jeff Trudeau – 4,650,000
Seat 3. Wendy Vo – 715,000
Seat 4. Fabian Foster – 1,950,000
Seat 5. Mark Scacewater – 1,000,000
Seat 6. Saj Illikal – 3,530,000
Seat 7. Ryan Anderkin – 1,520,000
Seat 8. Alex Kimpel – 975,000
Seat 9. Dan Chalifour – 4,755,000

1st – $120,842*
2nd – $82,627
3rd – $53,259
4th – $38,765
5th – $29,712
6th – $23,776
7th – $19,704
8th – $15,689
9th – $11,783

The final table starts at 12-noon and tournament updates will be available throughout the day. Good luck, players!

WPTDeepStacks Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 10 Flight B – $160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips with 30-minute levels
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Chip counts will be posted in the morning
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

12PM: Final Table – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event

6PM: Event 10 Flight C – $160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips with 30-minute levels
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Chip counts will be posted in the morning
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Schedule

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Headlines Final Nine in WPTDeepStacks Main Event

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 659

Chip leader Jeff Trudea, Jr.

A starting field of 659 entries is narrowed to the final nine in the WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event.

Leading the last playing session is a Tampa regular and Florida standout, Jeff Trudeau. Trudeau holds 4,650,000 chips and is adding to a poker resume that already boasts more than $1,400,000 in earnings and 18 tournament wins.

Rounding out the final table big stacks are Dan Chalifour in second with 3,555,000 an Saj Illikal in third with 2,530,000.

When play resumes, 28:25 remains in Level 29

Seat 1. Peter Walsworth – 655,000
Seat 2. Jeff Trudeau – 4,650,000
Seat 3. Wendy Vo – 715,000
Seat 4. Fabian Foster – 1,950,000
Seat 5. Mark Scacewater – 1,000,000
Seat 6. Saj Illikal – 3,530,000
Seat 7. Ryan Anderkin – 1,520,000
Seat 8. Alex Kimpel – 975,000
Seat 9. Dan Chalifour – 4,755,000

Each of the nine players has locked up a payday worth $11,783, but it’s a top prize of $120,842 that they all eye.

1st – $120,842*
2nd – $82,627
3rd – $53,259
4th – $38,765
5th – $29,712
6th – $23,776
7th – $19,704
8th – $15,689
9th – $11,783

*First prize inclusive of $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package

Play is slated to restart Monday at 12-noon in the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker room and tournament updates will resume at that time. In the meantime, up-to-date results are available in the posts below.

Main Event: Blaise Ingoglia – 10th Place ($9,792)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 659

Blaise Ingoglia

Blaise Ingoglia open-shoved for 600,000 from middle position. Ryan Anderkin shoved for more from late position and it folded all the way around. Ingoglia was at risk.

Anderkin: AsKc
Ingoglia: Ac3h

Runout: Ah6d2cJhJc

Anderkin’s ace-king was best and Ingoglia was eliminated in 10th place ending the day’s play.

A recap will be shortly along with updated chip counts.

Blaise Ingoglia – Eliminated in 10th place ($9,792)

Main Event: 10-Handed Final Table Lineup

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 659

Seat 1. Peter Walsworth – 635,000
Seat 2. Jeff Trudeau – 5,775,000
Seat 3. Wendy Vo – 800,000
Seat 4. Fabian Foster – 1,725,000
Seat 5. Blaise Ingoglia – 535,000
Seat 6. Mark Scacewater – 1,040,000
Seat 7. Saj Illikal – 5,340,000
Seat 8. Ryan Anderkin – 925,000
Seat 9. Alex Kimpel – 1,150,000
Seat 10. Dan Chalifour – 1,350,000