Jimmy Poper Comes Out On Top Of Stacked Final Table To Take Home WPTDeepStacks Big Stax XX Title

The 2017 WPTDeepStacks Big Stax XX event brought tons of talent out to the Philadelphia area. With lots of players traveling in from all over the country, it was a local talent who came out on top.
Jimmy Poper topped a field of 660 entries to win $201,991 after a nearly 16-hour final day. The Pottstown, PA native plays at Parx Casino several times a week and also earned a $3,000 package into the WPTDeepStacks Championship event at Thunder Valley at the end of the year.
Poper showed his chops at the final table after having to navigate a final table that was filled with poker pros. Of the final four players remaining, Poper was forced to navigate through four well-known pros in Phil Hui, Justin Liberto, and runner-up DJ MacKinnon.
As play got short, MacKinnon held most of the chips in play, but Poper was able to win a flip and double through MacKinnon to contend for the chip lead with three players remaining. After MacKinnon eliminated Liberto in third place, it was Poper and MacKinnon heads-up for all the marbles.
They started out even in chips, but Poper got all in preflop with pocket aces against MacKinnon’s pocket fives. MacKinnon turned a five, but Poper rivered an ace to make a bigger set and put himself firmly in control of the heads-up match.
Poper finished him off shortly after and secured the title.