Michael Rossitto Wins WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley ($250,073)

The $2,500 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley Lodge and On line casino in Northern California wrapped up a a success match Tuesday evening with Michael Rossitto popping out on most sensible of the 588-entry box. In doing so, he gained $250,073 in entrance of a live-streamed WPT.com target audience.

In general, 74 avid gamers cashed, with the min-cash paying $3,680. Many mid-stakes event grinders made the trek to NorCal to compete at some of the most sensible World Poker Tour spots.

2021 WPTDeepStacks Championship Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Prize
1st Michael Rossitto $250,073
second Paul Snead $171,750
third Andrew Ostapchenko $110,085
4th Zach Smyth $80,035
fifth Justin Levitt $61,435
sixth William Prin $50,440
seventh Brad Miller $41,570
eighth Brock Wilson $33,150
ninth Steve Chanthabouasy $24,870

Participant of the 12 months at Stake

Albert Knafo confirmed as much as the general desk to anti-rail Andrew Ostapchenko. He wasn’t doing it to be impolite or disrespectful. Knafo wanted Ostapchenko to bust at any level on the ultimate desk to wrap up the WPTDeepStacks Participant of the 12 months award.

The sweat used to be actual for Knafo as Ostapchenko used to be proper within the thick of items because the event winded all the way down to its ultimate 4 avid gamers, even though he used to be some distance and away the smallest stack at that time.

Coming into Tuesday’s Day 3 consultation, 27 avid gamers returned to Thunder Valley all with an enormous payout nonetheless in sight. Paul Snead held a narrow chip lead over Duff Charette, who had a coarse ultimate consultation and used to be bounced from the event in 18th position ($13,775). D.J. Hughes got here into the day 3rd in chips however handiest completed one spot upper than Charette (seventeenth position for $13,775).

Knafo won some excellent information when Snead busted Ostapchenko in 3rd position ($110,085). He formally was the Participant of the 12 months, whilst Ostapchenko ended the season in 2d position.

Albert Knafo
WPTDeepStacks Participant of the 12 months

Up-and-Down Ultimate Desk for Snead

Brock Wilson misplaced probably the most memorable dangerous beats of the day to bust, even though he used to be short-stacked when he went all in preflop with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}. Snead made the decision with {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and watched the flop smack him within the face when it got here {j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. No assist gave the impression at the flip or river for Wilson, who used to be out in 8th position for $33,150.

Snead would use that hand to start out his march to the highest of the chip counts. He busted Justin Levitt in 5th position ($61,435) on a brutal cooler, turning a immediately in opposition to the flopped set of 10’s. He’d quickly give a host again when his ace-high bluff did not get thru in opposition to the entire area of Rossitto, who scored a complete double-up within the huge pot four-handed.

Rossitto would get the most efficient of Snead right through heads-up play at the ultimate hand when he known as an all-in guess with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} in opposition to Snead’s {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}. The board ran out great and blank for Rossitto, who scooped the pot to complete of the 2021 WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley.

*Images courtesy of World Poker Tour.

Author: Bradley Watson