Patrick Filteau has emerged as the winner of the first event in the 8-Year Anniversary Series! Today’s NL Short Deck Hold’em tournament attracted 49 entries and played out over 7.25 hours in the Tournament Hall here at Playground. Patrick won $1,083 for his efforts – the amount agreed to in a 4-way deal (see below) plus the $143 that was reserved for the winner.
Play had gotten down to 4-way action when the players inquired about making a deal, and after counting each of the players’ stacks at the time, ICM chop calculations were made while leaving something for the eventual winner. The chip leader at the time was Roy Rochette, and he was just as eager as anyone to conclude an agreement.
The numbers came back and the players had secured the following payouts:
- Roy Rochette – $1,110
- Matthew Willard – $920
- Dylan Thibault – $800
- Patrick Filteau – $945
Play continued 4-way for just minutes when Matthew was eliminated in 4th. Dylan fought valiantly for a while, but with the bulk of his prize already in the books, it wasn’t long before he also hit the rail and left just two players: Roy and Patrick.
The heads up battle took over 30 minutes to play out, and although Roy took an early lead, eventually leaving Patrick playing just 160K – Patrick picked his spots well, scored a huge double up and then sealed the deal several minutes later when his were victorious against Roy’s on a board.
Event #1 Champion: Patrick Filteau, $1,083
3rd place: Dylan Thibault, $800
4th place: Matthew Willard, $920