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


The $2,500 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley Resort and On line casino in Northern California wrapped up a profitable occasion Tuesday evening with Michael Rossitto popping out on high of the 588-entry discipline. In doing so, he received $250,073 in entrance of a live-streamed WPT.com viewers.

In complete, 74 gamers cashed, with the min-cash paying $3,680. Many mid-stakes event grinders made the trek to NorCal to compete at one of many high World Poker Tour spots.

2021 WPTDeepStacks Championship Closing Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Prize
1st Michael Rossitto $250,073
2nd 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 Yr at Stake

Albert Knafo confirmed as much as the ultimate 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 remaining desk to wrap up the WPTDeepStacks Participant of the Yr award.

The sweat was actual for Knafo as Ostapchenko was proper within the thick of issues because the event winded all the way down to its remaining 4 gamers, though he was far and away the smallest stack at that time.

Coming into Tuesday’s Day 3 session, 27 gamers returned to Thunder Valley all with an enormous payout nonetheless in sight. Paul Snead held a slim chip lead over Duff Charette, who had a tough remaining session and was bounced from the event in 18th place ($13,775). D.J. Hughes got here into the day third in chips however solely completed one spot larger than Charette (seventeenth place for $13,775).

Knafo obtained some excellent news when Snead busted Ostapchenko in third place ($110,085). He formally grew to become the Participant of the Yr, whereas Ostapchenko ended the season in second place.

Albert Knafo
WPTDeepStacks Participant of the Yr

Up-and-Down Closing Desk for Snead

Brock Wilson misplaced probably the most memorable dangerous beats of the day to bust, though he was 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 appeared on the flip or river for Wilson, who was out in eighth place for $33,150.

Snead would use that hand to start his march to the highest of the chip counts. He busted Justin Levitt in fifth place ($61,435) on a brutal cooler, turning a straight towards the flopped set of 10’s. He’d quickly give a bunch again when his ace-high bluff did not get via towards the total home of Rossitto, who scored a full double-up within the huge pot four-handed.

Rossitto would get the very best of Snead throughout heads-up play on the ultimate hand when he known as an all-in guess with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} towards Snead’s {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}. The board ran out good and clear for Rossitto, who scooped the pot to complete of the 2021 WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley.

*Photos courtesy of World Poker Tour.

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