In record-breaking model, WPTDeepStacks™ hosted by The Star Gold Coast has culminated in an epic show with Sydney’s Will Davies taking out the distinguished Predominant Occasion and the event setting a collection of recent data for WPT® throughout Asia Pacific.
In an enormous win for native tourism and the Australian poker scene, greater than 2,000 gamers converged on The Star Gold Coast throughout the 11-day pageant.
The occasion additionally broke a variety of data throughout WPT Asia Pacific together with the best variety of entries in a pageant championship, with greater than 4,400. The report was beforehand held by WPT Vietnam with 3,100 entries.
The overall collection prize pool swelled to greater than AU$3.1 million, with the Predominant Occasion alone having a prize pool of AU$1.5 million and a area of 1,113 entries – which is an all-time entry report for WPT in Asia Pacific throughout India, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan and Taiwan.
Picture: WPTDeepStacks at The Star Gold Coast winner Will Davies
The Star Gold Coast Chief Working Officer, Jess Mellor, stated the record-breaking success of WPTDeepStacks additional cements The Star Gold Coast as Queensland’s residence of poker whereas propelling the long-lasting property onto the world stage.
“We’re completely thrilled with the outcomes from the WPTDeepStacks, not solely breaking a number of data throughout Asia Pacific, but additionally treating guests to our metropolis to 11 days of nice enjoyable and world-class hospitality,” she stated.
“These outcomes should not solely a beautiful signal for the way forward for Australian poker however are additionally a coup for our tourism business.
“Poker is flourishing in Australia and The Star Gold Coast has confirmed it may possibly meet this rise in recognition with our state-of-the-art poker house, five-star lodging providing, suite of award-winning eating places and bars and naturally our gorgeous climate and coastal location.
“We look ahead to persevering with our partnership with WPT to carry extra tournaments to The Star and the Gold Coast.”
World Poker Tour’s VP of World Tour Administration Angelica Hael stated: “The WPT is thrilled to have visited The Star Gold Coast as soon as once more as we kick off our new season and set one other report at one of many premier poker locations on this planet.”
The report breaking occasion culminated with the highest 9 gamers battling it out on the ultimate desk, with winner Will Davies displaying endurance early on to cruise right into a tense 3-handed play in opposition to Alex Lynskey and Mike Maddocks earlier than finally claiming the win, with a raucous cheer from spectators as the ultimate card was dealt.
The Sydney native, who has been enjoying poker for eight years, took residence AU$252,729 because the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast winner.
“I wasn’t having a lot luck on my first buy-in, however my mates and girlfriend satisfied me to remain and I’m undoubtedly glad I did! I believe the very first thing I’ll spend it on is celebrating with all my family and friends after which possibly a home in Eire,” he stated.
“The event was completely run and the sellers and the workers from The Star have been superb; thanks WPT for making it occur on the attractive Gold Coast.”
Picture: WPTDeepStacks at The Star Gold Coast winner Will Davies celebrates with household and mates
Will was joined by a powerful suite of poker’s largest names throughout the pageant, together with Australia’s arguably most well-known poker participant, Joe Hachem, Australian sporting legend Shane Warne and his son Jackson Warne, Australian Poker Corridor of Fame inaugural inductee, Gary Benson, Melbourne’s Rob Campbell, Melbourne’s Invoice Argyros (affectionately generally known as ‘Billy The Croc’), and New Zealand star participant Simon Thwaites.
The Star Gold Coast first rolled out the crimson carpet for the World Poker Tour® in October 2019, a historic deal marking the primary ever WPT occasion held in Australia and the start of a dynamic partnership.
The whole WPTDeepStacks™ Pageant noticed 10 occasions throughout 11 days from Could 21 – 31 with buy-ins starting from AU$330 to AU$5,000. The Predominant Occasion buy-in was AU$1,500.
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