What's a tournament reporter to do on his day off when most of the people he knows at the World Series of Poker are either working or playing for a bracelet? He plays one of the Daily Deep Stacks. And he wins it.
Every day at 3 p.m. there is a $235 Deep Stacks tournament that has been filling up the Pavilion Room at the Rio here in Las Vegas. There is also a $185 at 6 p.m. and a $135 at 10 p.m.. These are one-day tournaments that are perfect for getting your first taste of playing at the Rio during WSOP that won't cost too much, or if you don't have the three-day opening needed to go deep in a bracelet event.
With just one day before he had to be back at work reporting on bracelet events for PokerNews, Anthony Charter bought in to the $235 tournament which received an enormous 1,560 entries on Sunday afternoon. After about 17 hours of play, Charter scooped every chip in the tournament to his side of the table and earned $49,640. Not bad for a day off.
You will recognize Charter for his work here on PokerNews Canada. Hailing from Nova Scotia, Charter joined our team in February and has been writing articles and covering tournaments since then. His greatest asset is having an encyclopedic memory of the names and faces of every significant Canadian poker player, online or live.
Charter had to outplay Mateo Peralta from California heads up for the win. Peralta's runner-up prize of $30K is also his largest career payout. There was one other Canadian who joined Charter on the final table. Theo Goethals is from Calgary, Alberta and finished sixth in this Daily Deep Stack for $10K. He also fell just short of a final table in a side event of the CPT Spring Showdown at Grey Eagle Casino just a couple months ago.