Dec 12, 2017
While the WPT Main Tour was taking the Bellagio by storm with a record-setting event in Las Vegas, the WPTDeepStacks tour was over in France for the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Deauville festival. Finishing out the series was the €1,200 Main Event that attracted a field of 421 entries. Bruno Benveniste emerged victorious in the tournament to win the €93,700 top prize.
Included in Benveniste’s first-place prize was a €2,000 package to the WPTDeepStacks Berlin €1,500 Main Event.
PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Deauville Final Table Results
1st: Bruno Benveniste – €93,700*
2nd: Sandro Pitzanti – €65,200
3rd: Jean Claude Loustau – €42,150
4th: Ekrem Sanioglu – €30,590
5th: Tobias Peters – €22,366
6th: Miroslav Alilovic – €18,195
7th: Julien Sitbon – €15,050
8th: Robin Visconti – €11,930
9th: Jean Sarfati – €9,300
*First prize includes a €2,000 package to the WPTDeepStacks Berlin €1,500 Main Event.
Benveniste was one of 16 players to return for the final day of action, including Tobias Peters who has made some waves on the WPTDeepStacks tour in Europe in 2017. Peters took fourth in the WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam Main Event in May, second in the WPTDeepStacks Valkenburg Main Event in October, and 33rd in the WPTDeepStacks Brussels Main Event in November before he joined Benveniste at the final table of the WPTDeepStacks Deauville Main Event.
Peters wound up finishing fifth in the WPTDeepStacks Deauville Main Event for €22,366 and moved into first place in the WPTDeepStacks Europe Player of the Year race.
Four-handed play saw Benveniste move into the chip lead. He then eliminated Ekrem Sanioglu in fourth place before Jean Claude Loustau busted in third place, and heads-up play was set between Benveniste and Sandro Pitzanti. When heads-up play began, the two were very close in chips and separated by just four big blinds.
Less than an hour after heads-up play began, Benveniste sealed the deal when he knocked out Pitzanti in second place. On the final hand, it was Pitzanti’s hitting a ten on the river to beat the for Pitzanti after Pitzanti flopped the lead with two pair. Pitzanti earned €65,200 for his finish.
Berlin Is Next
Coming up next for the WPTDeepStacks tour in Europe is WPTDeepStacks Berlin, as part of the WPT European Championship schedule. The WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event features a buy-in of €1,500 with a big €500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The event starts on January 5, 2018, at Speilbank Berlin and more information can be found right here on WPT.com.