Shawn Daniels Wins Venetian $10K High Roller Day After Finishing as Runner-Up

Shawn Daniels

On Friday the 2021 Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will host a pair of MSPT Main Events next week, ran their second of three High Roller tournaments to be held in May.

Following Ali Imsirovic’s victory over Shawn Daniels in High Roller Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, a tournament that attracted 77 runners, High Roller Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em saw 65 entrants take to the felt. Daniels once again made a deep run, and he found redemption by taking down the tournament for $175,500. That brought his two-day winning total to $321,800.

The tournament, which offered up a $650,000 prize pool, was part of the PokerGO Tour with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. Check out the PokerGO Tour schedule here, as well as the current PokerGO Tour leaderboard here.

Venetian $10K High Roller Final Results

PlacePlayerPrizePokerGO Tour Points
1Shawn Daniels$175,500176
2Sergi Reixach$130,000130
3Chris Brewer$84,50085
4John Morgan$65,00065
5Cary Katz$52,00052
6Vincent Bosca$39,00039
7Seth Davies$32,50033
8Shannon Shorr$26,00026
9Sean Winter$26,00026
10John Riordan$19,50020

According to updates from the event, Daniels began heads-up play with a 5:1 chip lead over Sergi Reixach, who finished sixth in the first $10K High Roller. However, the Spaniard made a comeback and seized the chip lead at one point only to relinquish it back to Daniels.

In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Reixach got his short stack all in preflop holding queen-five offsuit against the king-eight of Daniels. The latter wound up improving to a pair of kings and sent Reixach packing in second place for $130,000.

Also making his second consecutive final table was Shannon Shorr, who finished fourth in Event #1 for $77,000 and followed it up with an eighth-place finish in Event #2 for $26,000.

A final high roller is coming this weekend. On Saturday, Event #3: $25,000 NLH High Roller will play out. PokerNews will publish a recap upon the tournament’s completion.

Venetian DeepStack Championship Winners

For the past month, Venetian Las Vegas has played host to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will run through August 1 and offer more than $15 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Thus far the series has catered to more than 6,000 entrants and awarded in excess of $2 million.

Click here to view the entire Venetian DeepStack Championship schedule

Here's a look at all those who've captured title thus far:

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
5/3/21Event 1: $500 NLH Survivor68$29,5807 winnersN/A$4,300
5/3/21Event 2: $200 NLH Bounty87$13,920Oscar TobarSan Francisco, CA$2,379
5/4/21Event 3: $500 NLH Survivor50$21,7506 winnersN/A$4,300
5/4/21Event 4: $200 NLH Bounty87$13,290Kilo KrahnSandy, Utah$2,678
5/5/21Event 5: $400 NLH Monster Stack122$40,870Virab ZakaryanLas Vegas, NV$10,252
5/5/21Event #6: $200 NLH Survivor96$15,3609 winnersN/A$1,600
5/8/21Event #7: $400 NLH $50K GTD690$229,770Austin RobertsMonterery, California$35,552
5/6/21Event #8: $200 NLH Survivor85$13,6008 WinnersN/A$1,600
5/9/21Event #9: $300 NLH Freeze Out135$33,075Kennii NguyenLas Vegas, NV$6,786
5/11/21Event #10: $400 NLH543$180,819Ricardo EyzaguirreLas Vegas, NV$29,277
5/10/21Event #11: $200 NLH Survivor89$14,24011 winnersN/A$1,295
5/12/21Event #12: $400 NLH204$68,340Christopher MarshallLas Vegas, NV$11,810
5/16/21Event #13: $600 NLH832$421,824Matthew WantmanStoneham, MA$70,000
5/13/21Event #14: $200 NLH Survivor96$15,3609 winnersN/A$1,600
5/16/21Event #15: $300 NLH171$41,895Leo CregerMililani, HI$6,686
5/20/21Event #16: $400 NLH739$243,870Dylan WilkersonLas Vegas, NV$48,270
5/17/21Event #17: $200 NLH Survivor91$14,5609 winnersN/A$1,600
5/20/21Event #18: $400 NLH230$77,050Mehdi SalehTempe, AZ$12,647
5/22/21Event #19: $600 NLH646$326,230Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV$57,088
5/23/21Event #20: $400 NLH186$62,310Oleksandr SymonenkoUkraine$16,514
5/26/21Event #21: $400 NLH MonsterStack549$182,817Ross WardCharleston, SC$31,073
5/24/21Event #22: $200 NLH Survivor110$17,60011 winnersN/A$1,600
5/26/21Event #23: $400 NLH MonsterStack  Justin MevsSeattle, WA$8,485

*Lead image courtesy of PokerGO.

  • Shawn Daniels won Friday's @VenetianPoker $10K High Roller for $175,500.

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