Jia Liu Wins DeepStacks Poker Tour World Championship For $129,663

Jia Liu Wins DeepStacks Poker Tour World Championship For $129,663Jia Liu has won the 2013 DeepStacks Poker Tour World Championship, after besting a field of 247 players over three days on his way to taking down the tournament, and collecting the $129,663 first-place prize.
Following his remarkable victory at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, the 27 year-old Brooklyn, New York resident, commented: “I want to thank my family. And my mom. This is the first time she’s come and watched me play a poker tournament. So I’d like to thank her [for being here]..As you can see with the ring, I just got married. And I have a baby girl on the way, so I guess the money is going to go to her.”
The $2,500 Main Event attracted a good-sized field to the DeepStacks Poker Tour World Championship main event to create a prize pool worth $551,057. Amongst the notable names entering the tournament but falling short of a final table appearance was Jason Strasser in 26th ($4,574), Jamie Kerstetter in 25th ($4,574), Daryl Jace in 21st ($5,180), Tim Reilly in 19th ($5,786), Chino Rheem in 13th ($7,770), and Goldkind in 11th ($9,478).
On the final day of play, eight players returned to the arena with  runaway chip leader Jia Liu holding 40% of the chips in play and well ahead of his nearest rival. Nonetheless, Jia Liu still had to overcome a tough final table which included the likes of WSOP, WPT and WSOPC winner Matt Waxman and 2012 WSOP Main Event Finalist Michael Esposito.
However, Jia Liu subsequently proceeded to eliminate Matt Waxman in 8th ($17,303), and Esposito in 5th ($32,512), before doing likewise to Jon Reinhardt in 4th ($43,312), and Charlie Hawkins in 3rd ($58,552) to force heads-up play against Mike Nye.
As the final battle commenced, Liu held a 5.8m to 1.6m advantage over his last opponent and 110 hands later it was all over with Nye all-in holding A-8 to Liu’s Jc-8c. The board then rolled out Kc-7c02s-Js-10d to consign Mike Nye to a runner-up finish worth $90,980, while Jia Liu was crowned the 2013 DeepStacks Poker Tour World Championship champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Jia Liu       $129,663
2 Mike Nye       $90,980
3 Charlie Hawkins  $58,552
4 Jon Reinhardt       $43,312
5 Michael Esposito $32,512
6 Justin Adams       $26,010
7 Steve Karp       $21,601
8 Matt Waxman       $17,303
9 Avdo Djokovic       $12,950

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