In September The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas hosted Sin City’s first massive match sequence for the reason that COVID-19 outbreak. Each and each occasion held throughout that sequence blew away the posted assure, usually by 4 or 5 instances the promised prize pool. As a consequence, one other sequence was introduced for October, with the DeepStack Showdown that includes 18 occasions unfold from Oct. 5-18, with greater than $400,000 in assured prize cash up for grabs.
The centerpiece of the entire affair was a $400 buy-in no-limit maintain’em ‘Monster Stack’ occasion that featured a $150,000 assured prize pool, up from a $100,000 assure for the comparable occasion final month. The match ran from Oct. 13-18, with 5 beginning flights to select from. A complete of 1,653 entries have been made within the occasion, simply surpassing the assure to create a ultimate prize pool of $552,102.
In the tip, it was Las Vegas-based poker professional Aaron Massey who emerged victorious with the title and the highest prize of $58,742. This was Massey’s fifteenth recorded match title, and it introduced his profession earnings to only shy of $4.2 million.
As the champion, he was additionally awarded 432 Card Player Player of the Year factors. This was his first POY-qualified rating of 2020, however it alone was sufficient to see him climb right into a ten-way tie for 399th place within the POY race standings, that are sponsored by Global Poker.
The ultimate day of this occasion started with 85 gamers remaining from the 1,653 entries. Samir Desai held the chip lead when play resumed, whereas Massey sat in twenty fourth place to start out. 2019 Wynn Winter Classic foremost occasion champion Michael Rocco completed eighth on this occasion for $8,733. The match concluded following the elimination of Praise Ogwo in fifth place ($18,323), as the ultimate 4 gamers agreed upon a deal that chopped up the remaining prize cash between them, with Massey incomes the most important payout and the title. See the ultimate desk outcomes beneath for full particulars.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the ultimate desk:
Photo credit score: Venetian Poker Room Twitter account.