With the big blind at 200,000 in the $350+$50 Saturday Series Deep Stack NLH Event the stacks of the final five players were getting shallow. Both Paul Nguyen and John Wrobleski were the big stacks but had just 21 big blinds and they decided to begin discussing a deal.
After about ten minutes the players came to an agreement and adjusted the payouts according to the chip stacks. They then ran one hand out for the trophy and it was Jeff Peters who’s pair of eights earns him the BPO trophy. Below is a list of the final five players chip counts when play was stopped and what they’ll be taking home.
1st Place: Paul Nguyen- ($33,371) Chip Count 4,250,000
2nd Place: John Wrobleski- ($32,979) Chip Count- 4,200,000
3rd Place: Phil Rousseax- ($25,513) Chip Count- 3,255,000
4th Place: Jeff Peters- ($23,064) Chip Count- 2,945,000
5th Place: Jay Cohen- ($16,349) Chip Count- 2,095,000