By Raymond T. Akers
WPTDeepstacks has several events in Northern California on their 2016 schedule. Here is a brief recap of the events already played and a schedule of the ones still to come.
Sean Drake, who hails from the Sacramento area, took the title and $56,581 plus a $3,000 Championship Package at the Atlantis Casino. It was held March 25 to 28 and had a buy-in of $1,100. There were 251 entries creating a prize pool of $240,470.
Hot on the heels of the WPT Rolling Thunder, Thunder Valley Casino Resort hosted a WPTDS event April 15 to 18. With a buy-in of $1,100 and 400 entries they had a prize pool of $388,000.
Taking the lion’s share by winning the event was Jasthi Kumar who was awarded $80,840 in prize money and a $3,000 Championship package.
WPTDeepstacks returns to the Turlock Poker Room with the WPTDeepstacks Central California Main Event May 13 to 15. The buy-in is $1,100 and the prize pool is guaranteed at $100,000.
A second WPTDeepstacks tournament will be held at Atlantis Casino Aug. 26 to 29. The buy-in is $1,100 and the prize pool guarantee is $200,000.