The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas’ DeepStack Extravaganza I is operating Feb. 2-28, with greater than $2 million in assured prize cash to be paid out throughout a complete of 35 tournaments. Through 12 occasions accomplished to date, there have already been 2,658 entries made, leading to $1,524,887 in prize cash already awarded roughly a 3rd of the way in which into the schedule.
There are nonetheless many thrilling occasions remaining to be performed, together with the $500,000 assured $2,500 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour no-limit maintain’em principal occasion, which is able to run from Feb. 19-22. Below is a take a look at the outcomes from the early preliminary occasions.
Event 1 – $400 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack ($20k gtd.)
The kickoff occasion for this collection was the $400 buy-in ni-limit maintain’em ‘MonsterStack’ occasion. The event attracted a complete 165 entries by the point registration was formally closed, simply surpassing the $20,000 assure within the course of to create a last prize pool of $55,275.
In the tip, it was Blake Wittington who emerged victorious with the title and the highest prize of $13,000. The Cleveland, Tennessee resident was additionally awarded 125 Card Player Player of the Year factors for the victory. Whittington was simply getting began making deep runs at this collection, although, so extra on him later.
Like Whittington, runner-up Edgardo Rosario additionally made a number of final-table finishes within the early occasions of this collection. He took residence $9,500 and 104 POY factors for his second-place displaying on this occasion.
Event 2 – $200 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor ($6k gtd.)
The second occasion of the collection was a $200 buy-in survivor event, through which the highest 10 p.c of the sector all receives a payout of $1,600. A complete of 105 gamers turned out, which meant that the highest ten gamers all earned that payday, whereas Eleventh-place finisher Yu Yang took residence $800.
Event 4 – $600 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack ($40k gtd.)
The third occasion on the schedule was a mega satellite tv for pc occasion, however the subsequent official event was a $600 buy-in no-limit maintain’em ‘MonsterStack’ event that featured a $40,000 assure. With 171 entries made, the ultimate prize pool grew to $87,210, which was paid out among the many high 20 finishers.
It was none apart from Blake Whittington who was awarded the title on this occasion, simply sooner or later after having gained the kickoff event. He added one other $16,189 and 156 POY factors for his second victory in as many days. He moved inside the highest 100 within the 2021 POY race because of his back-to-back first-place finishes.
Whittington finally struck a take care of three gamers remaining on this occasion, which resulted in him incomes the biggest payday and securing the title. Myung Shin earned $15,685 because the second-place finisher, whereas Francis Anderson cashed for $15,291 for his third-place displaying.
Event 5 – $200 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor ($6k gtd.)
The second ‘survivor’ occasion of the collection noticed 124 gamers put up a $200 buy-in, leading to $19,840 to be paid out among the many high 14 finishers. The high 12 all took residence $1,600, whereas Jaymie Virtusio and Le-John Pai every earned $320 because the thirteenth and 14th finishers.
Event 6 – $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Mid-States Poker Tour Poker Bowl ($350k gtd.)
The $1,100 buy-in no-limit maintain’em Mid-States Poker Tour Poker Bowl occasion ran from Feb. 4-6, with the ultimate day motion coinciding with skilled soccer’s huge sport on Sunday. The event attracted 908 entries throughout two beginning flights, blowing away the $350,000 assure to construct a last prize pool of $880,760 which was paid out among the many high 96 finishers.
The lion’s share of that cash was awarded to eventual champion Johnny Oshana. The San Jose, California resident earned $130,000 and 912 POY factors for the win, climbing into seventh place within the general POY race standings consequently. This was his second POY-qualified last desk end of the 12 months, having positioned sixth in a $600 buy-in occasion in January for $1,868 and 32 factors.
World Poker Tour principal occasion winner Jordan Cristos completed second within the occasion, cashing for $119,232 to convey his lifetime event earnings to $3,069,772. This was his first final-table end of the 12 months, however it alone was sufficient to see him transfer into thirteenth place on the POY leaderboard in the interim.
The last 4 gamers made a deal that resulted within the two beforehand talked about payouts, whereas each third-place finisher Joris Springael and fourth-place finisher Seungmook Jung cashed for $85,000. World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erik Cajelais positioned eighth for $14,092.
Event 7 – $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack ($75k gtd.)
Isaac Choi got here out on high of the single-day $1,100 buy-in no-limit maintain’em MonsterStack occasion held on Feb. 6, outlasting a area of 193 whole entries to win $49,879 and 336 POY factors.
This was Choi’s second POY-qualified rating of 2021, having positioned second in a $400 buy-in occasion throughout January’s DeepStack Showdown collection proper right here at Venetian Las Vegas. He now sits in thirtieth place within the rankings consequently.
The robust turnout within the occasion noticed the $75,000 assure greater than doubled, with the whole prize pool rising to $188,175 by the point registration got here to an finish. Kickoff occasion runner-up finisher Edgardo Rosario earned $15,430 for a fourth-place displaying on this occasion.
Event 8 – $200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty ($6k gtd.)
The subsequent occasion on the schedule was a $200 buy-in no-limit maintain’em bounty event. The occasion’s $6,000 assure was greater than doubled when a complete of 93 entries had been made, making a $14,880 prize pool.
The final participant standing was none apart from WSOP bracelet winner and WPT principal occasion champion Pat Lyons. He secured the final bounty to lock up the title and the highest prize of $2,081.
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Event 9 – $400 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack ($80k gtd.)
The subsequent multi-day occasion of the collection was the $400 buy-in no-limit maintain’em MonsterStac occasion that ran from Feb. 8-10. The two beginning flights noticed a complete of 534 entries made, greater than doubling the $80,000 assure to construct a last prize pool of $177,822.
The largest payday awarded within the event wen to Zilong Zhang, who took residence $26,688 and the title after a five-handed chop that introduced the occasion to its conclusion. This was the biggest money on the Rowland Heights, California resident’s event resume.
Six-time WSOP Circuit gold ring winner David Larson completed ninth for $3,379.
Event 10 – $200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty ($6k gtd.)
The tenth occasion on the schedule was one other $200 buy-in no-limit maintain’em bounty event. This time round there have been a complete of 74 entries, making a $11,840 prize pool that fell simply shy of doubling the $6,000 assure.
Jason Taticzek of Murrieta, California captured the final bounty to safe the title and the highest prize of $2,767 after defeating Peter Dailey heads-up for the win.
Event six champion Johnny Oshana positioned fifth on this occasion for $586.
Event 11 – $200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty ($6k gtd.)
The following day noticed one other $200 buy-n no-limit maintain’em bounty occasion happen, with 73 entries this time round. The high eight finishers made the cash, with Tao Dai securing the title and the highest prize of $2,500.
Event 12 – $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty ($20k gtd.)
The $400 buy-in no-limit maintain’em MonsterStack occasion held on Feb. 10 noticed a complete of 147 entries made, simply surpassing the $20,000 assure to create a prize pool of $49,245 that was paid out among the many high 16 finishers.
In the tip, the biggest share of that cash was awarded to Antonio Modacure, who secured $9,219 and the title after hanging a three-handed deal to convey the event to a conclusion. This was the biggest money but for the University Park, Illinois resident, who additionally took residence 115 POY factors for the win.
Event 13 – $200 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor ($6k gtd.)
The last event of this preliminary occasion roundup was a $200 buy-in no-limit maintain’em survivor. A complete of 71 entries within the occasion imply that the highest eight finishers all secured $1,420 paydays.
Make positive to remain tuned to Card Player for extra protection of the 2021 DeepStack Extravaganza I. A whole schedule of the remaining occasions on supply, together with the $500,000 assured CPPT $2,500 buy-in no-limit maintain’em principal occasion operating Feb. 19-22, could be discovered right here.