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Lonis & Givens Among Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza Winners; $5.1 Million Awarded

Venetian DeepStacks

From late November through January 9, Venetian Las Vegas hosted a New Year's edition of their popular DeepStack Extravaganza. Over the course of 56 events, a combined 7,913 entrants competed and $5,100,413 in prize money was awarded.

One notable winner was poker pro Ari Engel, who topped a 49-entry field to win Event #29: $400 Limit Omaha 8 or Better for $6,681. Likewise, Kathleen Solowitz bested a 137-entry field to take down Event #44: $400 Monster Stack for $12,979.

The series also played host to four high roller tournaments, which were previously reported on PokerNews:

Here’s a look at a couple of others who claimed titles during the series.

Will Givens Wins Ultimate Stack

Will Givens
Will Givens

Back on December 12, poker pro Will Givens navigated a 462-entry field to win Event #17: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack, good for $45,067.

The $233,310 prize pool was paid out to the top 54 finishers including Daniel Chan (47th - $1,050), Sean O’Hara (40th - $1,167). Peter Hengsakul (36th - $1,283), Joseph Di Rosa Rojas (22nd - $1,703), and final table bubble boy Luiz Yepez (10th - $3,383).

Event #17 Final Table Results

1Will GivensAurora, Colorado$45,067
2Richard BehlingGermany$30,715
3Daniel HalversonCheyenne, WY$28,714
4John StrzempLas Vegas, NV$17,032
5Ali MareiLas Vegas, NV$12,949
6Edward SimonHenderson, NV$9,682
7Roneil BalaniMonmouth Junction, NJ$7,233
8Jesse MillsLas Vegas, NV$5,483
9Henry ChoiSunnyvale, CA$4,270

Jesse Lonis with an Ultimate Stack Victory

Jesse Lonis
Jesse Lonis

On January 4, Event #43: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack attracted 537 runners who generated a $271,185 prize pool. That was reserved for the top 54 finishers including Spencer Champlin (52nd - $1,220), Huy Nguyen (44th - $1,356), Peter Hengsakul (35th - $1,492), recent Stairway to Millions champ Dan Sepiol (29th - $1,492), and final table bubble Laurette Thurber (10th - $3,932).

In the end, it was breakout poker pro Jesse Lonis defeating Japan’s Satoru Sawada in heads-up play to claim the title and $58,301 first-place prize.

Event #43 Final Table Results

1Jesse LonisLas Vegas, NV$58,301
2Satoru SawadaJapan$36,990
3Lu WangSan Jose, CA$26,169
4Robert SherwoodUK$19,797
5Andy SuPortland, OR$15,051
6Kyle RohlBainbridge, WA$11,254
7Christopher PaolinoiDerry, NH$8,407
8Kevin O’DonnellPenngrove, CA$6,373
9Einay ShalomPorter Ranch, CA$4,963

Venetian New Year DeepStack Extravaganza Winners

Note: Events 36, 38, and 39 were all mega satellites.

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
29-NovEvent #1: $250 NLH SuperStack118$24,190Ralf MerkelGermany$5,376
29-NovEvent #2: $200 NLH Bounty56$8,960Matthew LindersonShoreline, WA$2,311
2-DecEvent #3: $340 NLH SuperStack303$84,840Liron AltmanIsrael$18,484
30-NovEvent #4: $200 NLH Bounty52$8,320Srinivas SubbaraoPleasanton, CA$1,946
1-DecEvent #5: $200 NLH Survivor43$6,8805 winnersN/A$1,226
2-DecEvent #6: $250 NLH SuperStack89$18,245AnonymousN/A$5,837
2-DecEvent #7: $200 NLH Bounty33$6,000Nicklaus EischiettoLas Vegas, NV$1,350
5-DecEvent #8: $400 NLH446$147,180Max HakanssonSweden$25,723
3-DecEvent #9: $200 NLH Survivor50$8,0007 winnersN/A$1,143
5-DecEvent #10: $300 NLH Monster Stack99$24,255Alexandra PanelliLas Vegas, NV$6,200
5-DecEvent #11: $200 NLH Bounty69$11,040Adam LefeyreSouth Lyon, MI$2,657
6-DecEvent #12: $400 NLH Senior Monster Stack130$43,550Brent SpencerClearwater, KS$9,389
6-DecEvent #13: $200 NLH Survivor66$10,5606 winnersN/A$1,600
8-DecEvent #14: $600 NLH Monster Stack278$150,000Arnaud EnselmeFrance$30,841
7-DecEvent #15: $200 NLH Bounty80$12,800Hannes HutterSwitzerland$2,330
9-DecEvent #16: $500 NLH Epic Stack129$54,180Stephen EouttyLas Vegas, NV$15,321
12-DecEvent #17: $600 NLH UltimateStack462$233,310Will GivensAurora, CO$45,067
10-DecEvent #18: $200 NLH Survivor48$7,6805 winnersN/A$1,600
13-DecEvent #19: $400 NLH Monster Stack150$50,250Steven KimLos Alamitos, CA$12,300
15-DecEvent #20: $600 NLH Monster Stack312$158,184Arthur BoatmanLakeland, FL$36,385
14-DecEvent #21: $200 NLH Bounty91$14,560Killian BrunetFrance$3,004
15-DecEvent #22: $200 NLH Survivor102$16,32010 winnersN/A$1,600
16-DecEvent #23: $400 NLH Monster Stack170$56,950Dominick FrenchCanada$11,045
19-DecEvent #24: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack555$382,950Long MaFort Worth, TX$75,026
21-DecEvent #25: $400 NLH Monster Stack216$72,360Roger Di MariaFrance$10,830
21-DecEvent #26: $400 NLH Monster Stack313$104,229Robert TanitaLas Vegas, NV$15,727
22-DecEvent #27: $200 NLH Bounty80$12,800Kelly GallCanada$2,602
22-DecEvent #28: $200 NLH Survivor61$9,7606 winnersN/A$1,600
23-DecEvent #29: $400 Limit Omaha 8 or Better49$16,600Ari EngelDelray Beach, FL$6,681
24-DecEvent #30: $500 NLH Epic Stack119$49,980Derick RodeboroughKimberly, ID$12,400
24-DecEvent #31: $200 NLH Bounty67$10,720Adam RothschildAustin, TX$2,579
25-DecEvent #32: $300 Turbo MonsterStack55$13,750John BassettUnited Kingdom$5,156
25-DecEvent #33: $200 NLH Bounty74$11,840Arun CheangLeague City, TX$2,767
26-DecEvent #34: $500 NLH Epic Stack131$55,020Adrian GalipiensoSpain$13,500
26-DecEvent #35: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/B38$12,920Ruslan RogozhynUkraine$5,226
 Event #36: Mega Satellite     
27-DecEvent #37: $600 NLH Monster Stack161$82,110Spencer ChamplinScarborough, ME$23,563
 Event #38: Mega Satellite     
 Event #39: Mega Satellite     
29-DecEvent #40: $1,100 MSPT Venetian851$821,215Masashi OyaJapan$161,780
30-DecEvent #41: $600 Monster Stack247$125,970Vincent ChauyeFrance$25,263
Dec-22Event #42: $300 NLH Turbo Monster Stack83$20,750Raveema SundarajayajothiHouston, TX$5,545
4-JanEvent #43: $600 Ultimate Stack537$271,185Jesse LonisLas Vegas, NV$58,301
4-JanEvent #44: $400 Monster Stack137$45,895Kathleen SolowitzLas Vegas, NV$12,979
4-JanEvent #45: $200 NLH Bounty67$10,720Justin SternbergCoeur D'Alene, ID$1,495
5-JanEvent #46: $400 Monster Stack Throwback83$27,805Mody RubinsteinIsrael$7,403
5-JanEvent #47: $10,000 High Roller34$340,000Punnat PunsriThailand$118,037
6-JanEvent #48: $400 Monster Stack82$27,470Kristen NymanClermont, FL$8,591
6-JanEvent #49: $10,000 High Roller37$370,000Punnat PunsriThailand$133,200
7-JanEvent #50: $500 Epic Stack123$51,660John HaddadFrance$10,844
7-JanEvent #51: $15,000 High Roller26$390,000Alex FoxenLas Vegas, NV$153,615
8-JanEvent #52: $500 Epic Stack147$61,740Peter HengsakulLos Angeles, CA$13,550
8-JanEvent #53: $25,000 High Roller20$500,000Ali ImsirovicVancouver, WA$270,000
9-JanEvent #54: $400 Senior Monster Stack78$26,130Toby FergusonCanada$8,885
9-JanEvent #55: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha37$12,580Curtis KrushelniskiCanada$5,812
9-JanEvent #56: $200 NLH Bounty29$6,000Siriwan SukmekerdLas Vegas, NV$2,275

What’s Coming Up at Venetian?

Venetian will play host to the DeepStack Extravaganza I from January 31-February 28, 2022. The series features more than $3.3 Million in guaranteed prize pools including the Mid-states Poker Tour (MSPT) $1,100 NLH Poker Bowl $500K guarantee February 10-12 and the $2,500 NLH UltimateStack $1,000,000 guarantee February 18-21.

  • Check out results from the recently-completed @VenetianPoker DeepStack Extravaganza.

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