It was a busy day of action at Stacked Social – the High Roller event of the DeepStacks Adelaide series found a conclusion in the early evening while Day 1A of the Main Event kicked off across the room.
In the High Roller, it was Stacked Social’s own Rosario Lepro who dominated the day, scoring several eliminations in the early stages to take the chip lead into the final table. Lepro had a couple of rough levels during the final table but bounced back to enter heads up play versus Joseph Sandaev with a slight chip deficit before running him over in just a few hands.
Lepro and Sandaev had something of a history as well. Speaking to PMA after the event, an ecstatic Lepro laughed as he explained that playing heads up versus his best mate was really the ideal way to end the day – they’ve been playing together for twenty years and “I literally taught him how to play! He took it to another level though.”
Lepro and Sandaev reached a deal upon starting heads up play that saw Sandaev lock up $45,000, Lepro $39,000, with a further $4,300 for the winner of the heads up match.
Both Lepro and Sandaev would then jump into Day 1A of the DeepStacks Adelaide Main Event, but it was only Sandaev who managed to find a bag at the end of the days play out of the pair of them.
For the Main Event, 60 entries were whittled down to just 17 survivors by the end of 11 levels, and it was Sydneysider Marco Perri who led the pack when all was done and dusted. Perri bagged a mammoth 548,500 – more than 200K clear of his nearest competitor in Adelaide local Gavin Best (336,000). Damien Mills (325,000) wasn’t far behind Best.
On the other end of the spectrum, Sandaev (52,000), Adam Cusenza (51,500) and Yita Choong (56,000) have scraped through, with Ryan White (44,000) at the tail end of the survivors.
DeepStacks Adelaide Main Event Day 1A chip counts
|Andy Nguyen Ly||122,000|
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