Jimmy Lee (pictured) topped a field of 421 entries at a final table that was just over four hours long to win the DeepStacks Edmonton Spring Main Event on Monday at Casino Yellowhead. He took home $81,040 in prize money, which included a $2,150 DSPT Championship package.
“I was fortunate to come into the final table second in chips, so that made things a little easier. I was a cardrack today, I was just getting all the hands. When it got down to four-handed I had a sizeable chip lead. I was trying to put a little bit of pressure on these guys, and make them pick up a hand, but I guess they weren’t picking up too many hands. Then we got down to heads up a big factor is picking all the cards and hitting it, and today was just my day, I was getting all the hands,” said Lee when he was asked about his journey through the final table.
“I think it’s important to keep the foot on the gas a little bit, and just put some pressure on these guys, and let them know I’m here to play. We’re not just going to check it down too much you know,” said Lee when he was asked about his aggressive style at the table.
“It is a big monkey off of my back, I’ve been here a couple times, and I couldn’t finish it. Today I just had the mindset coming that it was going to be my day today, and I was really fortunate. I was on luck’s side today,” said Lee when he was asked about winning his first DeepStacks title after making some previous deep runs on the tour.
Final Table Results
Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and Taran Parmar busted in ninth place on the first hand of play. There was a small lull in the action, but then Brett Worton (eighth place), James German (seventh place), Sheila Schmidt (sixth), and Yaobin Wu (fifth) all fell during one level of play.
The eliminations of Aidan Tiefenbach (fourth place) and Toby Wu (third place) took the final table down to the final battle between Jimmy Lee (8,255,000) and Jeff Weder (2,300,000). It didn’t take too long for the battle to crown a champion.
The first time all of the chips got into the middle was the final hand of the night. Jimmy Lee (pictured above) moved all in preflop on the button, and Jeff Weder (pictured below) called all in for his final 2.3 million. The two players then flipped over their cards.
Lee: K♦ 3♣
Weder: 6♦ 6♠
Board: J♠ 10♥ 7♥ 2♦ K♠
Weder was eliminated in second place, good for $56,790, and that made Jimmy Lee the champion of the tournament. He took home $81,040 in prize money, the $2,150 championship prize package, the trophy, and his first DeepStacks title.
Congratulations to our new DeepStacks champion – Jimmy Lee!
That concludes our coverage from the DeepStacks Edmonton Spring Main Event. Thanks to Casino Yellowhead for hosting another great event. The next stop on tour will take us to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the DeepStacks Pittsburgh Spring Main Event that will run from April 25-29. The Main Event features an $1,100 buy-in, and a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. The DeepStacks live reporting team will have live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos for you from Pittsburgh next week.