Steve Smart was the guy who just missed out on a cash but at 3.03am after 12 hours and 22 minutes play, we lost 2 players in 3 minutes as Lee Smith from Sheffield just failed to add to his victory in the “Deepstacked Christmas Cracker”, coming 6th for £80, quickly to be followed by Andy Duncan in 5th for £110.
Shortstacked for so long, Graham Gorton marked his BCPC debut with a 4th place finish for £160 at 3:14 before long-time monster-stack Paul Pitchford, possibly suffering from fatigue and certainly suffering from terrible cards late on, exited in 3rd place with £200.
That gave us an all BCPC Heads-Up battle between chip-leader Tod Wood and Deepstack I winner Brian Yates. The first big hand came when Brian raised with A-8 and Tod shoved. Brian decided to gamble and Tod flipped A-4 and an 8 in the door swapped leadership to Brian.
Tod then shoved 4 hands in a row but on the 5th, Brian spotted he hadn’t even picked his cards up when he announced “All-in!”. Brian called with Q-9 and Tod flipped…..10-10….and it held !!
On the very next hand, Bri limped with A-10 and the flop came A-2-9. Bri checked, Tod bet, Bri shoved and Tod called with 3-9. Turn came 4 and river…5….and Brian Yates took £350 for 2nd but Tod Wood is BCPC Deepstack II Champion, winning £700.