2021 World Series of Poker

2021 Summer DeepStack Championship Poker Series Wraps; $31.5 Million Awarded

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The Venetian 2021 Summer DeepStack Championship Poker Series began at the beginning of May, and after two months of play, concluded at the beginning of August after 121 events. During that time, nearly 38,000 entrants competed and more than $31.5 million in prize money was awarded.

“Our summer DeepStack Championship series was a great success, featuring some of the biggest fields and prize pools in our history,” Venetian Tournament Director Tommy Larosa told PokerNews. “Our team worked hard to provide our players with the amazing poker experience they expect when they play at The Venetian Resort. By listening to feedback from our players, we know there’s a desire for more tournaments, so we’re continuing to run these tournament series throughout the year to deliver as many options to our players as possible.”

Among those to capture titles in the closing events were Katheryne Delatte, Leon Gao, and PokerNews’ own Chad Holloway.

Mehdi Anooshahr Wins $400 Closer for $66,000

Mehdi Anooshahr
Mehdi Anooshahr

The final major tournament of the series was Event #118: $400 NLH Closer, which attracted 1,399 entries over five starting flights. That resulted in a $468,665 prize pool, and among those to cash were Brent Hale (13th - $5,000), Lisa Pickell (18th - $4,200), Brett Murray (22nd - $2,850), Richard Munro (32nd - $1,850), and Vincent Moscati (39th - $1,500).

The tournament ended in a three-way deal that saw Mehdi Anooshahr claim the title and $66,000 in prize money while Denzel White and Paul Radford took nearly $45,000 for finishing in second and third place respectively.

Venetian Closer Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Mehdi AnooshahrLos Angeles, California$66,000
2Denzel WhiteChicago, Illinois$44,758
3Paul RadfordLas Vegas, Nevada$44,757
4Kevin WangLas Vegas, Nevada$27,000
5Tuan MaiSan Jose, California$20,500
6Francis AndersonLas Vegas, Nevada$15,500
7WithheldN/A$12,000
8Terry FleischerHenderson, Nevada$9,500
9Kiarash MirkiaLas Vegas. Nevada$7,500

DeepStack Championship Poker Series Winners

DeepStack Championship Poker Series
DeepStack Championship Poker Series

Here's a look at all those who've captured titles:

*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 MonsterStack186$62,310Justin MevsSeattle, WA$8,485 
5/29/21Event #24: $600 NLH867$437,835Tuan MaiSan Jose, CA$75,000 
5/27/21Event #25: $10,000 High Roller77$770,000Ali ImsirovicVancouver, WA$200,200 
5/27/21Event #26: $400 Limit Omaha 8/B92$31,280Khamar XaythavoneWest Valley, UT$9,383 
5/27/21Event #27: $300 NLH Bounty89$22,250Alan SuganoRancho Pals Verdes, CA$3,573 
5/28/21Event #28: $10,000 High Roller65$650,000Shawn DanielsHenderson, NV$175,500 
5/28/21Event #29: $400 PLO69$23,460Nohad TelianiCanada$8,211 
5/28/21Event #30: $300 NLH Bounty85$21,250Andrew MeyerManhattan, KS$4,058 
5/29/21Event #31: $25,000 High Roller43$1,075,000Sean PerryLas Vegas, NV$365,500 
5/30/21Event #32: $500 PLO 8/B142$60,634David BrookshireChatsworth, CA$16,977 
5/29/21Event #33: $300 NLH Bounty96$24,000Kason BradleyPortland, OR$4,319 
5/30/21Event #34: $600 NLH177$90,270Lawrence EngermanLas Vegas, NV$21,135 
5/31/21Event #35: $400 NLH351$117,585Bejnamin GarrickGold Beach, OR$22,745 
5/31/21Event #36: $200 NLH Survivor183$29,28018 winnersN/A$1,600 
 Event #37: Mega Satty      
6/1/21Event #38: $600 NLH307$156,570Santiago PlanteCanada$36,008 
6/1/21Event #39: $300 NLH Survivor163$40,74016 winnersN/A$2,500 
 Event #40: Mega Satty      
6/5/21Event #41: $1,100 MSPT2,790$2,692,350Harlen MillerMandan, ND$367,801 
6/2/21Event #42: $300 NLH Survivor154$38,50014 winnersN/A$2,500 
6/3/21Event #43: $300 NLH Survivor155$38,75016 winnersN/A$2,500 
6/6/21Event #44: $1,100 NLH358$347,260Bronson MosesGeorgetown, TX$79,867 
6/8/21Event #45: $1,100 NLH676$648,960Michael NewmanNanuet, NY$120,000 
6/7/21Event #46: $600 Big O162$83,106Robert SlagleSherman, TX$22,026 
6/7/21Event #47: $300 NLH Survivor177$44,25017 winnersN/A$2,500 
6/8/21Event #48: $300 NLH Survivor159$39,75016 winnersN/A$2,500 
 Event #49: Mega Satty      
6/9/21Event #50: $600 NLH277$141,270Ye Ping ShanCanada$20,511 
6/9/21Event #51: $400 NLH Survivor138$47,19614 winnersN/A$3,400 
 Event #52: Mega Satty      
6/12/21Event #53: $1,600 MSPT2,011$2,865,675Chance KornuthLas Vegas, NV$412,086 
6/10/21Event #54: $400 NLH Survivor149$50,95814 winnersN/A$3,400 
6/11/21Event #55: $400 NLH Survivor164$56,08816N/A$3,400 
6/13/21Event #56: $1,100 NLH330$320,100Matt VaughanLas Vegas, NV$57,758 
6/13/21Event #57: $300 NLH Survivor104$26,00010 WinnersN/A$2,500 
6/15/21Event #58: $1,100 NLH637$611,520Andrew MorenoSan Diego, CA$127,740 
6/14/21Event #59: $300 NLH Survivor129$32,25012 WinnersN/A$2,500 
6/15/21Event #60: $300 NLH Bounty134$33,500Ronald WestLos Angeles, CA$4,912 
6/16/21Event #61: $600 NLH258$131,580Darius StuddardMedford, NY$32,299 
6/16/21Event #62: $300 NLH Bounty101$25,250Marinko MilicevicBaraboo, WI$4,545 
6/18/21Event #63: $400 NLH1,013$337,329David YokoyamaHenderson, NV$59,395 
6/17/21Event #64: $600 PLO 8/B84$43,260Cornelio McLeanTacoma, WA$13,844 
6/17/21Event #65: $300 NLH Bounty81$20,250Venerando VillarinoLas Vegas, NV$3,887 
6/20/21Event #66: $600 Limit Omaha 8/B168$86,184Ari EngelDel Ray Beach, FL$24,734 
6/19/21Event #67: $600 NLH344$175,440Kim BassettIndianapolis, IN$34,000 
6/21/21Event #68: $800 NLH Seniors634$438,728Scott RobertsMarietta, GA$63,287 
6/20/21Event #69: $400 NLH Bounty112$38,304Gordon HamiltonLeague City, TX$4,240 
6/21/21Event #70: $400 NLH Bounty114$38,988Kevin TheodoreSeattle, WA$8,278 
6/25/21Event #71: $600 NLH1,526$770,630Michael ThachLas Vegas, NV$112,481 
6/23/21Event #72: $500 PLO158$67,466Jason FitzpatrickHouston, TX$19,363 
6/24/21Event #73: $400 NLH Survivor104$35,56811 WinnersN/A$3,400 
6/25/21Event #74: $500 LIPS Ladies110$47,300Ashley SleethLas Vegas, NV$14,190 
6/25/21Event #75: $600 PLO Bounty124$63,860Andrew DonabedianLas Vegas, NV$11,046 
6/26/21Event #76: $600 NLH514$262,140Samy DighlawiTemecula, CA$37,874 
6/26/21Event #77: $200 NLH Survivor83$28,386Dee WittOdessa, TX$6,427 
6/27/21Event #78: $600 NLH358$182,580Mark SeifHenderson, NV$41,991 
6/28/21Event #79: $1,600 PLO Championship248$352,160Jesse LonisMedford, OR$81,485 
6/27/21Event #80: $400 NLH Bounty81$27,702Josh SuyatLas Vegas, NV$6,273 
6/30/21Event #81: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack1,811$1,249,590Mark SeifHenderson, NV$193,416 
6/28/21Event #82: $400 NLH Survivor110$37,62011 WinnersN/A$3,400 
6/29/21Event #83: $400 NLH Survivor95$32,4909 WinnersN/A$3,400 
6/30/21Event #84: $600 NLH Survivor95$49,4009 WinnersN/A$5,200 
7/1/21Event #85: $1,100 NLH407$394,790Zachary SmileyToledo, OH$70,000 
7/1/21Event #86: $600 NLH Survivor215$111,80021 WinnersN/A$5,200 
 Event #87: Mega Satellite      
7/4/21Event #88: $5,000 WPT1,199$5,545,375Chad EveslageRamsey, IN$910,370 
7/2/21Event #89: $600 NLH Survivor239$124,28023 WinnersN/A$5,200 
7/5/21Event #90: $1,100 NLH215$208,550Ken WareFrankfort, KY$44,592 
7/7/21Event #91: $800 NLH1,143$788,670Ashraf ChehataSt. Augustine, FL$125,462 
7/6/21Event #92: $400 NLH Survivor155$53,01015 WinnersN/A$3,400 
7/7/21Event #93: $400 NLH Survivor168$57,45616 WinnersN/A$3,400 
 Event #94: Mega Satellite      
7/8/21Event #95: $600 NLH462$235,620Nick BlackburnLong Bottom, OH$50,663 
7/8/21Event #96: $400 NLH Survivor121$41,38212 WinnersN/A$3,400 
 Event #97: Mega Satellite      
7/11/21Event #98: $2,400 WPTDeepStacks1,512$3,288,600Albert KnafoLos Angeles, CA$532,395 
7/9/21Event #99: $400 NLH Survivor221$75,58222 WinnersN/A$3,400 
7/10/21Event #100: $400 NLH Survivor144$49,24810 WinnersN/A$3,400 
7/12/21Event #101: $600 NLH326$166,260John LeathartPasco, WA$38,239 
7/12/21Event #102: $400 NLH Bounty54$20,000Julia DonovanCarmel, CA$4,000 
7/13/21Event #103: $600 NLH317$161,670Caleb LarsenTallahassee, FL$28,941 
7/14/21Event #104: $400 NLH209$70,015Brendan ShillerChicago, IL$18,000 
7/17/21Event #105: $600 NLH1,096$555,672David YonnottiLas Vegas, NV$63,739 
7/18/21Event #106: $400 NLH143$47,905Ri-karlo HandyPasadena, CA$9,713 
7/19/21Event #107: $400 NLH Seniors181$60,635Stanley WebbMitchellville, IA$14,570 
7/19/21Event #108: $200 NLH Bounty67$10,720Eric JarochWest Linn, OR$1,641 
7/20/21Event #109: $400 NLH149$49,915Pojana JenneLas Vegas, NV$10,916 
7/20/21Event #110: $200 NLH Bounty69$11,040Felipe LemeBelmont, CA$2,148 
7/21/21Event #111: $400 NLH136$45,560Brian MancillaLas Vegas, NV$12,883 
7/21/21Event #112: $200 NLH Bounty59$9,440Chad FullmerSouth Jordan, UT$2,434 
7/24/21Event #113: $600 UltimateStack642$324,210Robert GeoratoNaples, FL$67,715 
7/22/21Event #114: $200 NLH Bounty73$11,680Robert TonyColorado Springs, CO$2,731 
7/25/21Event #115: $300 Monster Stack194$47,530Chad HollowayReedsburg, WI$6,623 
7/26/21Event #116: $400 NLH Seniors162$54,270Douglas AdkinsLas Vegas, NV$9,085 
7/26/21Event #117: $200 NLH Bounty76$12,160Minh HuynhSacramento, CA$2,558 
8/1/21Event #118: $400 NLH Closer1,399$468,665Mehdi AnooshahrLos Angeles, CA$66,000 
7/27/21Event #119: $200 NLH Bounty64$10,240Katheryne DelatteGonzales, LA$1,310 
7/28/21Event #120: $200 NLH Bounty71$11,360Jay WilliamsAlhambra, CA$2,056 
8/1/21Event #121: $300 NLH143$35,035Leon GaoMadison, WI$8,000 

*Images courtesy of Venetian.

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