Fleischer and Hengsakul became the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III champions
From August 29 to October 2, The Venetian, located in Las Vegas, hosted the next series of DeepStack Extravaganza, already the third in a row. The series hit the headlines of news portals because the organizers canceled part of the Stairway to Millions tournaments. In total, 5029 entries were registered in the last championship, and 3,329,290 USD were raffled.
Of the exciting events of the series, two victories of Patrick Ronan from Girdwood, Alaska, can be noted. On September 2, he won the 7th event of the series, called $600 NLH Monster Stack, and earned 10,246 USD, and four days later, he celebrated victory in the 12th event: $400 NLH Seniors, receiving 9,378 USD. Jeff Platt, a co-host of a podcast on PokerNews, also won one of the tournaments. He won the Mid-State Poker Tour main event with a buy-in of 1,100 USD and earned 100,804 USD.
Among the winners of the cancelled Stairway to Millions were Francis Anderson, John Yelaney, Arsh Grover, and others. Rory Lucero (Event #38: $400 NLH Monster Stack — 8,791 USD), Francisco Munoz (Event #44: $300 NLH Super Stack — 3,613 USD), Christopher Haydt (Event #56: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack — 51,200 USD) and Guy Cicconi (Event #59: $400 NLH Monster Stack — 8,388 USD) also celebrated the victory.
The guarantee of 150,000 USD was not beaten
Well-known winners also include poker veteran Terry Fleischer and multiple series triumphant Peter Hengsakul. Fleischer and Hengsakul became the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III champions, winning the 3rd and 51st championship events, respectively.
On September 2, 382 poker players played in the 3rd event with a buy-in of 400 USD. The guarantee of 150,000 USD was not beaten, and the overlay was 23,490 USD. 42 top players earned money, including Michael Dichiaro (10th place — 2,775 USD), Yoav Richter (16th — 1,755 USD), Carol Harmon (19th — 1,500 USD), Kao Saechao (23rd — 1,275 USD), Chelsea Proctor (25th — 1,125 USD) and Jessica Vierling (39th — 900 USD).
- Terry Fleischer — 26,260 USD
- Mike Holtz — 18,282 USD
- Arsh Grover — 17,989 USD
- Christopher Hull — 17,802 USD
- Bruno Di Carlo — 8,069 USD
- Norman Young — 6,076 USD
- Mohammed Serry — 4,624 USD
- Cesar Andrade — 3,483 USD
- Lam Nguyen — 2,775 USD
The final four players decided to make a deal. Mike Holtz, who recently won the WSOP bracelet, took 2nd place and earned 18,282 USD, and Terry Fleischer became the winner and received 26,260 USD.
On September 28, the 51st event of the series worth 400 USD took place, which collected 422 entries and prize money of 139,260 USD. The money went to the 46 best players, among whom were Nathan Bjerno, Derek Gomez and Kevin Garosshen. Peter Hengsakul, who is no stranger to winning at The Venetian, has won another trophy. In the heads-up, the American was stronger than Valentin Lita and earned 23,422 USD.