Jonathan Depa captured the $10K Short Deck event at the Poker Masters in Las Vegas, defeating a field of 37 entries to collect the top prize worth $133,200. Depa dominated this event, holding the lead nearly from start to finish, busting Alex Foxen after an intense heads-up battle to close it out.
“Heaters are always fun,” Depa said with a big smile after winning the event, just a week after taking down the €50K Short Deck at the World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov for €641,250. “I don’t really play that many tournaments. To win two tournaments in two weeks is pretty awesome and it’s always nice when you’re just basically winning every all-in.”
Jonathan Depa, $133,200
Alex Foxen, $88,800
Erik Seidel, $59,200
Jorryt van Hoof, $37,000
Ben Yu, $29,600
Sam Soverel, $22,200
On the final hand, Foxen was all-in with J-9 against Depa’s Q-J. The board gave Foxen lots of draws but Depa’s flopped pair of queens held up.