At 888poker, Gerard “Panxetillo” Carbo beat off 1,024 other players to win the $1,050 WPTDeepStacks London Online Main Event for $184,320. This was undoubtedly Carbo’s biggest cash at 888poker. After defeating Jesse “jessesar” Cesar Fonseca in just one hand of heads-up play, the Andorran team was going to seal the deal. Carbo came close to winning his second championship in the $320 WPT DeepStacks # 13-$320,000 6-Max before settling for the $16,550 runner-up prize.
The tournament itself was a big success, with a prize pool of $1,024,000 surpassing the $1,000,000 guarantee. With announcers Nick Wealthall and David Tuchman, the final table was televised on a 30-minute delay. WPT commentator Vince Van Patten originally joined the team before being replaced by WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage.
The chip leader at the final table was Dalton “daltonhb” Hobold. Carbo began the tournament in third place and rapidly took the chip lead before three short-stacked players, Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen (seventh-$31,130), “brudii030” (eighth-$20,992), and “ShinyMew2” (ninth-$12,800) finished their main event runs.
Rodrigo “Seijistar” Seiji briefly took the chip lead after calling Hobold’s bluff, but Carbo eliminated “BetBetFck” (sixth-$41,370) when their jack-nine beat the ace-jack. Jesse “Jesse Cesar” Beginning to gain traction after removing Rodrigo “selouan1991” Selouan (fourth–$74,240) and Dalton “daltonhb” Hobold (fifth-$51,610) from Carbo’s opponents,
Carbo won a couple pots before the break to seize the chip lead, and he never looked back as his four Brazilian opponents were eliminated one by one. Gerard “Panxetillo” Carbo took home the top prize of $184,320, making him the latest big winner at 888poker. On the ace-four-trey flop, Carbo flopped top pair, while Cesar Fonseca held the center pair and a gutshot straight draw. When Seiji’s queen-ty suit didn’t improve against his opponent’s tens, he was eliminated from the competition.