March DeepStack Showdown Winners

In the month of March, Venetian Las Vegas played host to the 2022 March DeepStack Showdown, which was comprised of 34 events. The series catered to a combined 5,963 entrants and awarded $4,757,159 in prize money.

Among the winners throughout the series were Laurette Thurber (Event #14: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $22,565), Kao Saechao (Event #19: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $18,658), Peter Hengsakul (Event #21: $1,100 NLH Ultimate Stack for $60,193), Roland Israelashvili (Event #24: $400 NLH Bounty for $4,127), Orlando Barrera (Event #29: $400 NLH Monster Stack for $47,892), and Michael Hack (Event #33: $400 NLH Seniors for $14,745).

Here’s a look at a few other notable winners from the series.

Scott Stewart Victorious in Monster Stack

Scott Stewart
Scott Stewart victorious!

On March 3, Event #5: $1,100 NLH Monster Stack saw 252 players generate a $244,440 prize pool, which was paid out to the top 27 finishers. Among those to cash were Ben Palmer (4th – $17,844), Hyo Joo (6th – $10,022), Lucas Braden (11th – $4,498), David Coleman (17th – $3,324), Said El Harrak (21st – $2,982), and Bin Weng (26th – $2,444).

The final two players worked a deal that saw Florida’s Ronald Sullivan finish in second place for $45,000 while well-known poker pro Scott Stewart, a six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring winner, claim the title for $51,752 and the trophy.

Event #5 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Scott Stewart Lakewood, California $51,752*
2 Ronald Sullivan Riverview, Florida $45,000*
3 George Long Las Vegas, Nevada $27,133
4 Ben Palmer Las Vegas, Nevada $17,844
5 Andrew Rodgers Anchorage, Alaska $13,444
6 Hyo Joo Palisades Park, New Jersey $10,022
7 Eshaan Bhalla San Francisco, California $7,871
8 Peter Asmuth Bozeman, Montana $6,111
9 Laurette Thurber Murrieta, California $5,182

Bracelet Winner Kenny Huynh Captures Venetian Title

Kenny Huynh
Kenny Huynh gets the job done!

On March 6, Event #7: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack had 464 entrants compete for their share of a $320,160 prize pool. Only the top 54 finishers got paid including Rishi Makkar (5th – $16,648), Josh Turner (8th – $7,044), Raffaele Sorrentino (17th – $3,362), Michael Lacy (22nd – $2,561), Spencer Simpson (32nd – $1,921), Dalton Smith (41st – $1,761), and Peter Hengsakul (49th – $1,601).

The tournament ended in a heads-up deal that saw Timothy Pai take second for $51,669 in prize money while Kenny Huynh took first for $56,224. Back in 2020, Huynh, who plays online as “Chopuh”, won a gold bracelet when he took down the WSOP Online Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $133,857.

Event #7 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Kenny Huynh Sewell, New Jersey $56,224*
2 Timothy Pai San Jose, California $51,669*
3 Julian Manolio Vienna, Virginia $30,895
4 David Yonnotti Las Vegas, Nevada $22,091
5 Rishi Makkar Canada $16,648
6 Rupesh Pattni Duarte, California $12,486
7 Josh Mok San Diego, California $9,285
8 Josh Turner Missouri City, Texas $7,044
9 Ricardo Gonzalez Bakersfield, California $5,763

*Denotes heads-up deal.

Farid Jattin Continues His Winning ways

Farid Jattin
Farid Jattin

On March 9, Event #10: $3,500 NLH Ultimate Stack attracted 409 runners and offered up a $1,288,350 prize pool. That was paid out to the top 45 finishers, and among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Ravi Raghavan (45th – $7,730), Michael Wang (38th – $7,730), Ryan Laplante (36th – $8,374), Kenny Huynh (31st – $8,374), Bin Weng (18th – $15,074), Anthony Zinno (15th – $17,393), Nick Pupillo (11th – $19,969), and final table bubble boy David Coleman (10th – $23,834).

The final table had some accomplished players such as James Romero (8th – $28,988), Adam Hendrix (4th – $90,185), and Padraig O’Neill (3rd – $127,547), but ultimately it was well-known poker pro Farid Jattin defeating Jeff Tanouve in heads-up play to win the tournament for a $272,357 payday.

Event #10 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Farid Jattin Miami, Florida $272,357
2 Jeff Tanouve Las Vegas, Nevada $181,657
3 Padraig O’Neil Ireland $127,547
4 Adam Hendrix Anchorage, Alaska $90,185
5 Zachary Donovan Henderson, Nevada $67,638
6 Antonio Heredia Spain $50,890
7 Jacob Ferro Crystal River, Florida $38,651
8 James Romero Las Vegas, Nevada $28,988
9 Curt Kohlberg Boston, Massachusetts $23,834

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2022 March DeepStack ShowdownWinners

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize
  Event #1: Mega Satellite          
3/2/22 Event #2: $2,500 NLH Ultimate Stack 393 $894,075 Ankit Ahuja United Kingdom $189,013
3/1/22 Event #3: $300 NLH Survivor 90 $22,500 9 winners N/A $2,500
  Event #4: Mega Satellite          
3/3/22 Event #5: $1,100 NLH Monster Stack 252 $244,440 Scott Stewart Lakewood, CA $51,752
3/3/22 Event #6: $400 NLH Survivor 72 $26,334 7 winners N/A $3,400
3/6/22 Event #7: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack 464 $320,160 Kenny Huynh Sewell, NJ $56,224
3/4/22 Event #8: $400 NLH Survivor 85 $29,070 8 winners N/A $3,400
  Event #9: Mega Satellite          
3/9/22 Event #10: $3,500 NLH Ultimate Stack 409 $1,288,350 Farid Jattin Miami, FL $272,357
  Event #11: Mega Satellite          
  Event #12: Mega Satellite          
3/8/22 Event #13: $300 NLH Bounty 132 $33,000 Richard Mullen Canada $4,006
3/9/22 Event #14: $600 NLH Monster Stack 179 $91,290 Laurette Thurber Murrieta, CA $22,565
3/9/22 Event #15: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/B 78 $26,520 Leonard August North Bergen, NJ $7,727
3/13/22 Event #16: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack 543 $374,670 Matthew Lui Henderson, NV $54,047
3/10/22 Event #17: $300 NLH Survivor 65 $16,250 6 winners N/A $2,500
3/11/22 Event #18: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha 66 $22,440 Rupresh Pattni Duarte, CA $7,000
3/13/22 Event #19: $600 NLH Monster Stack 211 $107,610 Kao Saechao Renton, WA $18,658
  Event #20: Mega Satellite          
3/16/22 Event #21: $1,100 NLH Ultimate Stack 285 $273,600 Peter Hengsakul Los Angeles, CA $60,193
  Event #22: Mega Satellite          
3/16/22 Event #23: $600 NLH Monster Bounty 179 $91,290 Michael Fiorito Manalapan, NJ $19,236
3/16/22 Event #24: $400 NLH Bounty 53 $18,126 Roland Israelashvili Forest Hills, NY $4,127
3/17/22 Event #25: $400 NLH Monster Stack 118 $39,530 David Hirschler Marietta, GA $9,017
3/17/22 Event #26: $400 NLH Bounty 56 $19,152 Matthew Levine Las Vegas, NV $4,113
3/21/22 Event #27: $600 NLH Double Stack 572 $288,860 Junghyun Cheon South Korea $56,763
3/21/22 Event #28: $400 NLH Monster Stack 118 $39,530 Michael Best Lone Tree, CO $10,212
3/27/22 Event #29: $400 NLH Monster Stack 1,074 $357,642 Orlando Barrera Las Vegas, NV $47,892
3/22/22 Event #30: $300 NLH Bounty 63 $15,750 Cindy Spier Newton, MA $3,309
3/21/22 Event #31: $300 NLH Survivor 71 $17,750 7 winners N/A $2,500
3/22/22 Event #32: $300 NLH Survivor 72 $18,000 7 winners N/A $2,500
3/27/22 Event #33: $400 NLH Seniors 182 $60,970 Michael Hack North Las Vegas, NV $14,745
3/27/22 Event #34: $300 NLH Bounty 81 $20,250 John Hull United Kingdom $3,887

The next tournament series is already underway at Venetian in the DeepStack Extravaganza II. It began on March 28 and will run through May 1 offering more than $1.7 million in guaranteed prize pools along the way. Click here for a look at the full schedule.

*Images courtesy of Venetian Poker.

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