The Venetian DeepStack Showdown III collection featured 4 consecutive days of high-stakes event motion from Aug. 12 – 15. Andrew Lichtenberger bookended the excessive curler slate, successful the kickoff $10,000 buy-in occasion on Aug. 12 for $120,000 after which the closing $25,000 buy-in occasion on Aug. 15 for one more $125,350. These two victories in a four-day span noticed the 33-year-old poker professional enhance his profession event earnings to greater than $11.7 million.
Lichtenberger was additionally awarded 168 Card Player Player of the Year factors for his most up-to-date victory, having earned 105 factors for his title run simply days earlier. With these two titles and 4 extra POY final-table finishes in 2021, Lichtenberger now sits in 61st place on this 12 months’s POY race standings, sponsored by Global Poker. Lichtenberger has accrued 1,393 complete factors, with POY earnings of $604,100 thus far this 12 months. He additionally earned 75 PokerGO Tour points, sufficient to see him climb into twenty second place on that leaderboard.
The 14-entry turnout for this closing excessive curler occasion at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas constructed a prize pool of $350,000. Only the highest two gamers had been initially slated to make the cash. Chris Brewer hit the rail in fourth place when his A6 misplaced to the JJ of Cary Katz. The flop got here down OkJ5, giving Katz center set and Brewer the nut flush draw. The 7 on the flip left Brewer in want of a diamond on the river to remain alive. The 9 was no assist and Brewer was eradicated in fourth place.
The closing three gamers negotiated a deal that distributed the prize pool amongst them based mostly on ICM numbers. Lichtenberger was awarded the title and the highest payout as a part of the settlement, and play concluded for the occasion. Cary Katz earned $121,130 and 140 POY factors for his fifteenth POY-qualified closing desk exhibiting of the 12 months. He moved into twelfth place within the rankings consequently.
Katz additionally locked up 73 PokerGO Tour factors because the runner-up, sufficient to see him take over fifth place in that factors race.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on this occasion:
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