DeepStack Extravaganza III: Coming Up

DeepStack Extravaganza III 
May 15 – July 23, 2017 

DeepStack Extravaganza III is over half-way finished, with just four more weeks of tournament action remaining. Although things have reached the beginning of the downhill stretch, there are still plenty of tournaments left to be played and millions in prize pools yet to be paid out.

  • $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em SuperStack $300,000 Guarantee @ 12 p.m.
  • $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better/Big O $100,000 Guarantee @ 5 p.m.
  • $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty $500,000 Guarantee @ 12 p.m.
    • July 7-8
    • 20,000 starting stack
    • 45 & 60-minute levels
    • $500 bounties
    • Registration and re-entry until 10:30 p.m.
    • Complete structure sheet
  • $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em SuperStack $1,500,000 Guarantee @ 12 p.m.
    • July 14-17
    • Day 1A/1B @ 12 p.m.
    • Day 2/3 @ 11 a.m.
    • 20,000 starting stack
    • 40-minute levels
    • Registration and re-entry until 9 p.m.
    • Complete structure sheet
  • $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee @ 12 p.m.
    • July 18-21
    • Day 1A/1B @ 12 p.m.
    • Day 2/3/4 @ 12 p.m.
    • 25,000 starting stack
    • 75 & 90-minute levels
    • Registration and re-entry until 7 p.m. on Day 2
    • Complete structure sheet

*All tournaments listed are eligible for Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza swag. Click here for complete details. 

 

Coming Up: August Extravaganza

August Extravaganza
August 10 – 20, 2017

Running August 10-20, August Extravaganza offers 20 tournaments and $340,000 in guaranteed prize pools. The ten-day series features two multi-day tournaments and 18 single-day tournaments.

Action kicks off August 10, 2017 with Event 1: $250 No-Limit Hold’em $75,000 Guarantee. The tournament features three starting days, a starting stack of 15,000 and 30 and 40-minute levels – Levels 1-18 last 30 minutes and time increases to 40 minutes at Level 19.

The series winds down with Event 19: $340 No-Limit Hold’em DoubleStack $80,000 Guarantee. Event 19 includes two starting days, a 25,000 starting stack and 40-minute levels.

View the complete schedule here.

View complete structure sheets here.

 

 

Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee Day 1B Begins at 12 p.m.

Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee 

Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee Day 1B begins at 12 p.m. June 27.

Players begin with 20,000 in tournament chips and play 30-minute levels. The registration and re-entry period is open through the first 14 levels and the break, ending at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Day 2.

Event 67 is a three-day tournament with three starting days:

  • Day 1A – 12 p.m. June 26
  • Day 1B – 12 p.m. June 27
  • Day 1C – 12 p.m. June 28
  • Day 2 – 12 p.m. June 29
  • Day 3 – 12 p.m. June 30

To view the complete structure, click here.

 

Event 69: $400 Mega Satellite Begins at 11 a.m.

Event 69: $400 Mega Satellite 

Event 69: $400 Mega Satellite to Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee begins at 11 a.m. June 27.

Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and play 30-minute levels.

The registration and re-entry period is open through the first four levels and the break, ending at approximately 1:10 p.m.

Ten percent of the field wins direct entry into Event 67 with 5 seats guaranteed. Satellite seats are non-transferable.

To view the complete structure, click here.

Three-Way Deal Agreed To, Daniel Bland Wins Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee for $90,303

Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee 

Level 32
Blinds: 80,000/160,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 894
Players Remaining: 1

Chip Average: 13,410,000

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DeepStack Extravaganza Event 63 Champion –
Daniel Bland

Immediately after the elimination of Matt Schultz in fourth place, the three remaining players came to a deal. With his overwhelming chip lead, Daniel Bland had all of the negotiating power and used it to leverage the deal in his favor.

Karo Galstyan and Kevin Nguyen were both playing south of 2,000,000 and agreed to split the difference between second and third place money. They will each earn $48,254 for their two days of tournament play.

Both Galstyan and Nguyen earn their largest career tournament scores for their respective finishes. Galstyan managed to hold on through a few chip swings to make it on to the tournament while Nguyen laddered up his short stack for the duration of the final table and was rewarded for his patience.

Bland earns first place money ($90,303) along with his third career DSE III title. Bland won titles in the summer of 2014 and 2015 and is back on the winning track in 2017. He is off to his native country of England this week but will hopefully be back again soon to The Venetian for future DSE play.

Final Table Results

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Event 63: Matt Schultz Eliminated 4th ($30,564)

Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee 

Level 32
Blinds: 80,000/160,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 894
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 4,470,000

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Matt Schultz

Right after the elimination of Christopher Franco, the Matt Schultz followed him to the payout desk. Schultz grinded a short stack for most the final table but got unlucky in a big spot against Daniel Bland.

Bland shoved on the button with Q♣6♣ and Schultz called with KJ in the big blind. The A♣K♣3♠ flop put a good sweat in play as Schultz paired up and Bland picked up a flush draw. The fifth club came in on the 8♣ turn and Bland locked up the hand.

Schultz is out just shy of the podium and earns $30,564. Bland is over 9,000,000 and running away with the Event 63 final table.

Event 63: Christopher Franco Eliminated 5th ($23,155)

.Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee 

Level 32
Blinds: 80,000/160,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 894
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 3,350,000

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Christopher Franco

The majority of Level 32 went at a much slower pace than its predecessors. A lot of pots went raise and take with barely any reaching showdown. Christopher Franco put himself at risk a few times and finally got a caller in Daniel Bland.

Franco shoved for 2,200,000 under the gun with KQ♠ and Bland called on the button with 9♠9♣. The A♠4♣25♣5 board ran true for Bland and Franco is out in fifth. Bland holds over half of the chips in play with 6,850,000. The four-handed chip counts are below.

  1. Karo Galstyan – 2,650,000
  2. Matt Schultz – 1,500,000
  3. Kevin Nguyen – 1,975,000
  4. Daniel Bland – 6,850,000

Event 63: Kristy Arnett Eliminated 6th ($17,597)

.Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee 

Level 31
Blinds: 60,000/120,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 894
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 2,680,000

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Kristy Arnett

Kristy Arnett was riding high as the chip leader at the final table but losing a few pots at the end of the last level and the start of Level 31 put her below 2,000,000. She was done in over the course of two pots and is now on the outside looking in.

Arnett shoved for 1,500,000 under the gun with A♣K♣ and Matt Schultz called off for 880,000 with 66. The 5♠42♣8♠2 board held for Schultz and he doubled.

Left with 500,000, Arnett called all-in from the big blind when Christopher Franco jammed from the small blind. Franco’s 9♣9 had the 7♠6 of Arnett dominated and she was drawing dead by the turn on a Q♠9♠5Q board. Franco is back up to 2,400,000.

Event 63: Two Bustouts To Start The Level, Daniel Bland Up To 4,700,000

.Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee 

Level 31
Blinds: 60,000/120,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 894
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 2,235,000

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Weiyi Mo

The variance of all-in players surviving their encounters is finally starting to swing toward the other hand of the pendulum with Weiyi Mo and Vlad Tkachuk both on the rail.

Daniel Bland opened to 255,000 and Mo shoved for 1,055,000. Action folded back to Bland and he mulled it over before calling. Bland opened 9♣9 and was flipping against the KQ of Mo. The K♣J2♠ flop put Mo ahead but the Q♠ turn and 10♠ river gave Bland running straight cards to eliminate Mo. He increases his chip lead to 4,800,000. Mo earns $10,651.

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Vlad Tkachuk

Tkachuk shoved in the small blind for 600,000 with AQ and Karo Galstyan looked him up with A6. A six on the flop worked for Galstyan and he held to eliminated Tkachuk. Glastyan is playing 2,400,000.

Kevin Nguyen is now the shortest stack with 700,000.