Tremendous effort: Tambouras wins WPTDeepStacks Sydney $1,100 NLH Freezeout

Stephen Tambouras has broken through for his first major title, taking home almost $75,000 in prize money after winning the WPTDeepStacks Sydney $1,100 NLH Freezeout.

Having travelled as far and wide as Las Vegas since he first started playing in 2015, Tambouras finally reached the summit after topping a field of 352 entries which featured an all-star cast, including Suzy Khouiss, Ken Demlakian, Joel Dodds, David Saab, Mina Elias and Grant Levy, along with AFL Superstar Adam Goodes and 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion, Joe Hachem.

Speaking to PokerMedia Australia in the wake of his victory, Tambouras expressed that he was driven more by a competitive desire than any monetary gain.

“It’s not about the money for me, it’s about this,” he said as he held the trophy aloft.

Tambouras also commended Star Poker Sydney staff for their efforts, particularly with the tournament structure which he said was ideal for his typically “patient and conservative style” allowing him to capitalise when the right spots arrived and in turn cash in for his biggest career result to date.

“I’ve always said to myself that I’ll never win a WSOP bracelet until I take down a WPT event,” Tambouras remarked, “but now that I’ve done this I feel like the next step isn’t far away!”

WPTDEEPSTACKS SYDNEY $1,100 NLH FREEZEOUT – FINAL TABLE RESULTS ($1,100 buy-in, 352 entries, 44 players paid)

PlaceNameAmount
1stStephen Tambouras$74,779
2ndEmad Moaref$52,374
3rdGavin Ogilvy$33,672
4thAaron Cauchi$21,806
5thAdrian Salter$16,808
6thKen Demlakian$13,608
7thDylan Garland$11,669
8thJethro Horowitz$9,557
9thJoel Dodds$7,476

PMA’s Live Reporting coverage of the WPTDeepStacks Sydney series continues today with Day 2 of the $2K NLH. Bookmark your browsers and save pokermedia.com.au on your home screens to follow all the action.

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