Francesco Losi‘s stellar performance at the final table of the WPTDeepStacks Sydney $2K NLH has earned him the biggest tournament cash of his career, pocketing $107,000 in prize money.
The 36-year-old grinder, who moved to Australia from the eastern Italian province of Pescara five years ago, said that he was “very happy” with the way he played, besting a field of 261 entries that featured many of Australia’s biggest names.
“I felt really comfortable coming into the last three tables, really playing my A-game,” Losi said. “I know that I played my best, but I was really lucky that I didn’t have any coolers or anything like that.”
Losi praised his fellow final tablists for their efforts, telling PokerMedia Australia that he had enjoyed the opportunity to meet and play alongside so many of our nation’s finest over the last couple of days.
“The field was a lot tougher than I expected, but I was able to learn a lot from everyone over the last three days about Australian poker. It was a really nice experience.”
The final table of the WPTDeepStacks Sydney $2K NLH was one of the toughest line-ups assembled to date, headlined by 2019 WPT Australia Main Event Champion Hari Varma, along with three of Australia’s prominent members of the Old Guard: Mike ‘The Tank’ Ivin, David Saab and Australian Poker Hall of Famer Gary Benson.
WPTDEEPSTACKS SYDNEY $2K NLH ($2,000 buy-in, 261 entries, 33 players paid)*
George Lewkowski then closed out the night with victory in the $330 NLH Freezeout, battling back against two-time APLPT Melbourne champion Patrick Barba heads-up to win the title and $26,098 in prize money.
The win meant a great deal to the Western Australian viticulturist and adds to his epic run in the 2019 WSOP Big 50, where he finished as the highest-ranked Aussie in 124th place out of 28,371 entries – the largest live tournament field in history.
WPTDEEPSTACKS SYDNEY $330 NLH Freezeout ($330 buy-in, 429 entries, 54 players paid)*
PMA continues its Live Reporting coverage of the WPTDeepStacks Sydney series with Day 1 of the $440 PLO, which then leads into Day 2 of the Big Bounty and Day 1A of the $1,500 buy-in Main Event on Thursday.