Poker News

Jeff Fielder Takes Down WPTDeepStacks Championship Main Event to Collect Second Title

The heater from the recently wrapped up WPTDeepStacks Championship Main Event is still smoldering. Thunder Valley Casino Resort kindly played host to the poker event, which attracted a mammoth field of 501 players. On Tuesday, Jeff Fielder made history after besting the field of the season 4 WPTDeepStacks Championship Main Event. He became the second player to scoop two WPTDeepStacks titles. Apart from adding another title to his former poker accomplishments, the player collected $220,616, including a $3,500 seat in the Season XVI WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event.

WPTDeepStacks Championship Main Event commenced on 2nd December at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. The $2,500 buy-in event offered 4 days of qualitative poker action. On 5th December, the event announced the name of the winner and that was the poker notable Jeff Fielder, who earned another notch on his belt. The recently-crowned Fielder is sporting a seven-figure bankroll. At present, his bankroll stands on the amount of $1,317,393.

He collected his largest-ever live cash of $312,080 after winning World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Main Event in 2013. At present, Fielder has a collection of 2 WSOP Circuit gold rings and 2 WPTDeepStacks titles. To say that Jeff Fielder is among the best poker players of his rank is not an exaggeration and his extensive career portfolio is a good proof of this.

Jeff Fielder Sprints to Next WPTDeepStacks Title

As for his latest accomplishment, the player managed to top a packed field of 501 players, who generated a prize pool of $1,117,731. However, one by one the players exited the game. Kathy Liebertโ€™s elimination in 10th place gave a start to the official nine-handed final table. By the time there were only 4 players left in play, Jeff Fielder gained the upper hand over his opponents. Claiming life after life, the player managed to build an emporium of chips and take the lead.

Jonathan George succumbed in 9th place. Shortly after he left the table, Hafiz Khan ducked out in 8th place. Noel Rodriguez was the other casualty, who left the poker contention in 7th place. Justo Avalso was busted in 6th place, followed by Chris Tham in 5th place. At this point, the course of the game significantly slowed down. The four-handed battle took some time before the first elimination occured. Ian Steinman was the player to surrender in 4th place. Being one step closer to the finish line, the three-handed poker battle saw the remaining hopefuls fiercely struggling to collect the biggest portion of the prize pool. Ben Keeline was the next player to lose steam and walk away from the poker table.

After Fielderโ€™s dominating performance at the final table, he faced Cord Garcia in a heads-up battle. At this moment, the eventual winner was holding a commanding chip lead over his opponent. He entered the final duel with 9,030,000 in chips, while Garcia has a stack of 5,800,000 in chips. The moment of victory came when Fielder tabled [Ac][4s] against Garciaโ€™s [As][Kh]. The [Qs][6c][5h][9c][4h] landed on the board to end Garciaโ€™s deep run into the tournament as Fielderโ€™s runner-up for $152,872.