Event #4 of the November Power Weekend, the $100 + $10 Deepstack Re-entry, brought out a boisterous field that made a total of 105 entries in this single-day event. This turnout was enough to easily surpass the prize pool guarantee of $8,000, as over $10,000 in prizes was awarded this afternoon.
The early portion of this tournament was dominated by Diego Aguilar, who got off to a very fast start and kept the pedal to the metal for as long as he could. Aguilar ran up a huge lead over the field, which allowed him to reach the money, but he ran out of steam in the late stages of play and was eliminated in thirteenth place.
Alexandre Dumas flew under the radar for most of the flight. When it came down to the last two tables, it was Dumas’ time to shine. He built up his stack slowly but surely before a pivotal moment arrived at the final table. He took a huge pot from the chip leader at the time, Cedric Dupuis, thanks to a backdoor flush to take a big chip lead when six players remained. It would prove to be a lead that he would never relinquish. Dupuis was later eliminated in third place, setting the stage for a heads-up battle between Dumas and Jeremie Trudel. It was a short-lived battle, lasting only two hands. When all the chips went in, Trudel took the lead on the flop, but Dumas hit a two-outer on the river thanks to a “seven from heaven” that gave him the victory. Congratulations!
Deepstack Re-entry Champion: Alexandre Dumas, $2,435
Second place: Jeremie Trudel (left), $1,850
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