Matt Wilkins Wins Deep Freeze Bounty for $17,500
Another sold-out Deep Freeze Bounty at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino in Charlottetown, P.E.I., saw 200 players fill the room to capacity for the annual tournament.
With two starting fields capped at 100 players each, the Deep Freeze Bounty always seems to fill every seat available to eager Atlantic Canadians looking for a good poker tournament to play. The buy-in was set at $440 including a $100 bounty, which put the prize pool at $60,000 with a further $20,000 in bounties available.
The winner who emerged was a man who just recently picked up another tournament win in the maritime part of the country. After winning the $1,100 Monster Stack of the Lighthouse Classic in Moncton, New Brunswick, in November last year, Matt Wilkins has now added a Deep Freeze Bounty title to his resume.
From nearby Stratford, Wilkins picked up $17,500 for the win plus an undisclosed amount in bounties. He managed to outplay runner-up Dwayne Shaw who had to settle for $9,600 plus bounties. Shaw’s only other previous tracked tournament cash was when he finished fourth in this same event in 2014 for $4,400, giving him two final-table appearances in three years.
Deep Freeze Bounty Top 10 Results
With his win, Wilkins is now tied for the most number of cashes in tracked live tournaments at Red Shores with six. Norman Overdijk, who died tragically last summer, was previously the only player with six cashes at Red Shores.
This is the first of three annual series that Red Shores generally runs. The year begins with the Deep Freeze Bounty, they will usually run the P.E.I. Poker Challenge in June, and Atlantic Canada Poker Championship in October.
Results and photo courtesy of Redshores Racetrack & Casino.