William Harper Outlasts Sellout Field to Capture Deep Freeze Bounty at Red Shores

William Harper Red Shores Deep Freeze Bounty

Once again, the annual Deep Freeze Bounty tournament at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino in Charlottetown, P.E.I. recently wrapped up. The tournament featured a $440 buy-in where $300 of every entry went to the prize pool and everyone who eliminated a player received a $100 bounty.

The event sold out each of the two starting flights capped at 100 entrants creating a $60,000 prize pool with 200 entries and an additional $20,000 in bounties. The two starting flights took place on Saturday, February 25 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each player received 10,000 in tournament chips and played 30-minute levels. The remaining players came back on Sunday, February 26 to play down to an eventual champion.

William Harper of P.E.I. walked away the winner, outlasting Andrew MacDonald heads-up to win $17,500 along with some bounties. MacDonald, who received $9,600 for his runner-up finish, came into the final day with 39 players remaining, second in chips with 149,925. Harper sat sixth with 87,800. Kiel Vessey, who started the day as the chip leader with 178,425, bowed out in 13th place, taking home $1,000.

2017 Deep Freeze Bounty Top 10 Results

FinishPlayerPrize
1William Harper$17,500
2Andrew MacDonald$9,600
3Wayne Campbell$5,300
4Roy Nasrallah$4,400
5Ryan Tait$3,800
6Richard Leger$3,200
7Andrew Minifie$2,700
8Matthew Layden$2,200
9Muriz Jahic$1,700
10Brody Harding$1,400

This marks the first leg of a three-leg series that Red Shores puts on every year. The remaining two events are the P.E.I. Poker Challenge, which typically runs in June, and the Atlantic Canada Poker Championship, which runs in October.

For full results, please visit the Red Shores website.

Results and photo courtesy of Red Shores Racetrack & Casino.

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