Event 7 the $200+$30 Deeper Stack NLH (RE) drew a total of 313 entries. This created a prize pool of over $62,000 and when the dust settled one man was left standing. Victor Paulino stayed patient and would rocket into the chip lead in massive pot four handed.
Paulino’s pocket nines nearly earned him a double knockout and vaulted him into the chip lead three handed with nearly two thirds of the chips in the play. With the elimination of Frank Ghanem in third place Paulino and David Jackson were heads up for the title.
The two decided to forgo heads up play and made an agreement in which Jackson takes home $11,108 and Paulino earns $14,396 and the BPO trophy.
His group “No Mercy” which includes his friends and fellow poker pros, brothers Jeremy Meacham and Wade Meacham already have their BPO trophies so now Paulino will not feel left out. This is his first live major title and now brings his live career tournament earnings to nearly $195,000.