Josh Wallace Wins DSPT Calgary Main Event ($81,861)

Josh Wallace Wins DSPT Calgary

Play has officially concluded here at the DSPT Calgary Main Event and Josh Wallace is the newest DSPT Champion. Wallace topped the field of 403 players to take home the top prize of $81,861. Wallace gets $77,850 in cash, a $3,000 package to the Season 4 Championship, and a beautiful DSPT Trophy.

Coming into the day Wallace was sitting in the middle of the pack with a stack of 199,000. He continually chipped up throughout the day and eventually found himself heading into the final table with the 2nd biggest stack. When the final table started, it was a flurry of eliminations as Sunny Lubana was quickly eliminated in 9th, followed by Richard Mullen in 8th, and Ryan Godson in 7th. Following the fast paced action, Josh Wallace doubled through Thomas Taylor, leaving Taylor with just a few big blinds. He was eliminated a few hands later in 6th place.

The elimination of Thomas in 6th, Wallace locked up the DSPT Series Champ race, earning a $3,000 package to the Season 4 Championship, along with a trophy and VIP experience at any DSPT televised final table. Wallace started to gain ground on Andrew Gray who sat at the top of the counts but after Gray eliminated Luke Moravec in 5th he once again separated himself from the pack. Wallace however would score the next knockout, sending TJ Waddell to the rail in 4th and putting himself near even with Gray heading into three-handed play.

Richard Li would need to make something happen quickly, as he started three-handed play at a serious chip deficit. Li would do just that as he turned a full house again Gray, earning himself a double. The momentum seemed to continue in Li’s direction he moved all in holding AJ against the A2 of Wallace. Unfortunately for Li, Wallace turned a deuce and sent Li packing in third place.

Wallace would rake in the pot and head into heads up play with a slight chip advantage. The two exchanged pots back and forth until eventually it was Wallace doubling through Gray when his AQ held against the KQ of Gray. The double left Gray with less than an ante and the deficit was too much to overcome. Congratulations to Josh Wallace, the newest DSPT Champion!

Andrew Gray Eliminated in 2nd Place ($54,535)

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 34: (100,000/200,000/25,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 1

Andrew Gray
Josh Wallace raises to 500,000 and Andrew Gray moves all in for 5,025,000. Wallace makes the call turning over AQ and is dominating the KQ of Gray. They see a flop of A32 and there’s an ace in the window giving Wallace a hammer lock on the hand.

The turn 5 gives Gray hope for a chop pot as a four on the river will put a straight on board. The 3 completes the board and Wallace takes the pot leaving Gray with just one 25,000 ante chip. He manages to double up to 50,000 the next hand but is eliminated just one hand later. Gray put on quite the performance throughout the tournament and falls just short of his first DSPT title finishing 2nd for $54,535.

Josh Wallace Applies the Pressure

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 34: (100,000/200,000/25,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 2

Andrew Gray raises to 450,000 and Josh Wallace moves all in covering Gray who has 3,500,000 behind. Gray goes deep into the tank double checking his hole cards time after time. He thinks it over for nearly 4 minutes as Wallace sits comfortable.

“Take your time” Wallace says after a few minutes pass and Gray agonizes over his decision reaching for his chips but not pulling the trigger. He eventually releases his hand into the muck and Wallace takes the pot.

Josh Wallace- 6,500,000
Andrew Gray- 3,500,000

Andrew Gray Fills Up

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 32: (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 2

Josh Wallace raises to 250,000 and Andrew Gray calls. They see a flop of 4K5 and both players check. The turn is the 5 and Gray leads out with a bet of 300,000. Wallace calls and the river is the 9.

Gray fires out a bet of 800,000 and Wallace calls. Gray shows K5 for a turned full house and Wallace knocks on the table and tosses his hand away. The stacks are evening out a bit here in heads up play.

Josh Wallace- 5,600,000
Andrew Gray- 4,400,000

Josh Wallace Pushes Forward

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 32: (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 2

Josh Wallace
Josh Wallace raises the button to 250,000 and Andrew Gray calls from the big blind. The dealer fans a flop of JK9 and Gray quickly checks. Wallace checks behind and the two see the A hit the turn. Again Gray checks, but Wallace opts to bet 300,000. Gray calls.

The 10 completes the board and Gray checks for a third time. Wallace announces a bet of 700,000 and Gray goes into the tank. After two minutes Gray releases his hand into the muck and Wallace rakes in the pot.

Josh Wallace – 7,400,000
Andrew Gray 2,600,000

Playing the Same Hand

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 32: (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 2

In the first hand back from break Andrew Gray was all in for 2,400,000 on the river. The board read AQ5K4 and Wallace went into the tank for nearly two minutes. He eventually called and Gray showed A10. “Chop pot” said Wallace turning over A10 and the players chop but the pot but not before brining some excitement to the rail.

Josh Wallace- 6,900,000
Andrew Gray- 3,100,000

Heads Up Play Begins, Josh Wallace Leads

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 31: (50,000/100,000/15,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 2

Josh Wallace and Andrew Gray are now heads up and they will battle it out for the $81,861 and the DSPT trophy. Wallace is in the lead with a stack of 6,500,000 and Andrew Gray is playing 3,500,000. Wallace just locked up the DSPT player of the series and is now looking to finish strong with his eyes on his first DSPT title.

Richard Li Eliminated in 3rd Place ($35,065)

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 31: (50,000/100,000/15,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 2

Richard Li
It folds to Josh Wallace in the small blind and he slides out a stack of white chips covering Richard Li in the big blind. Li nearly beats him into the pot with his last 1,855,000. Wallace turns over A2 but is dominating by Li’s AJ.

“Can we chop this somehow” Wallace asks just as the dealer fans the Q55 flop. The 2 spikes on the turn and there’s some noise from the rail as Wallace pairs his deuce to take the lead. The 3 hits the river and Li is sent to the rail in brutal fashion in 3rd place taking home $35,065.

Josh Wallace- 6,400,000

 

Richard Li Turns a Boat to Double

$1,100 DSPT Main Event Day 2
Level 31: (50,000/100,000/15,000)
Total Players: 403
Players Remaining: 3

Richard Li
Andrew Gray opens the button with a raise to 200,000 and Richard Li defends his big blind. The dealer spreads the A77 flop and Li quickly calls. The turn brings the 9 and again Li checks. This time Gray fires out a bet of 500,000 and Li goes into the tank. He counts down his stack multiple times before electing to just call, leaving himself 435,000 behind.

The 6 completes the board and Li moves all in. Gray quickly calls. Li turns over 97 for a full house, and Gray just shakes his head before flashing K7 for trip sevens. Li doubles up.

Josh Wallace – 4,300,000
Andrew Gray – 3,200,000
Richard Li – 2,200,000