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Daryl Aguirre Wins Inaugural WPTDeepStacks Houston Main Event For $143,765

Daryl Aguirre
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  • PG News October 3, 2018
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The first-ever WPTDeepStacks Houston $1,000 Main Event crowned a champion in Texas-based recreational player Daryl Aguirre (cover image), who outlasted the huge field of 790 entries to win his WPTDeepstacks title. Aguirre only had $16,000 in poker earnings previously and with this win, pocketed the first-place purse worth $143,765, which includes a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package.

“This is just so surreal, it’s just crazy. Three days, from Saturday all the way to here to actually win the tournament with this big buy-in and 790 entries, it’s just crazy.” said Aguirre in the post-event interview.

The event attracted 790 entries from the four starting flights that created a prize pool of almost $800,000 with names like Josh Turner, DJ Alexander, Ray Henson, Max Young and Kunal Patel taking home a piece of the prize money!

It was quite a comeback for Aguirre who was left struggling in chips with under 20 players remaining, but he ran up his 10 big-blind stack to enter the final table with the second largest stack of 4,495,000, just behind Robert Bresner (4,920,000).

Final Table Action

Jules Allum was the first one to exit after he jammed with 10 big blinds with ace-jack but he couldn’t beat Dennis Brand’s better ace-queen.

Lam Tran followed him out in eighth place with Jose Cavazos becoming the next player to fall.

The eventual runner up Jason Brice then eliminated Satheesh Francis with his card 3card 2 prevailing over the card 1card 1 of Francis.

Brice then took out two more players i.e. Dennis Brand in fifth place and then he won with ace-jack against queen-six of Mohammad Arani to take the huge lead.

Down to three-handed play, the start of day chip leader Robert Bresner moved all-in with card 2card 2 but lost out to Aguirre whose card 3card 1 clipped top pair on the board.

The heads-up play between Brice and Aguirre started with the former in a comfortable lead but Aguirre took little time in catching up and then finishing the job. On the final hand of the tournament, with the board open card 2card 3card 2card 1, Aguirre check-jammed holding card 2card 3 for top pair and Brice called with card 3card 3. The card 1 river completed the board and just like that Aguirre picked up his first-ever WPTDeepStacks title.

Daryl Aguirre
Daryl Aguirre

Final Table Results (USD)

1. Daryl Aguirre – $143,765*

2. Jason Brice – $98,735

3. Robert Bresner – $63,715

4. Mohammad Arani – $47,140

5. Dennis Brand – $35,965

6. Satheesh Francis – $28,520

7. Jose Cavazos – $23,610

8. Lam Tran – $18,780

9. Jules Allum – $14,095

*includes $3,000 WPTDS Championship package

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