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Stewart, Huynh & Jattin Among Venetian March DeepStack Showdown Winners

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

1Scott StewartLakewood, California$51,752*
2Ronald SullivanRiverview, Florida$45,000*
3George LongLas Vegas, Nevada$27,133
4Ben PalmerLas Vegas, Nevada$17,844
5Andrew RodgersAnchorage, Alaska$13,444
6Hyo JooPalisades Park, New Jersey$10,022
7Eshaan BhallaSan Francisco, California$7,871
8Peter AsmuthBozeman, Montana$6,111
9Laurette ThurberMurrieta, 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

1Kenny HuynhSewell, New Jersey$56,224*
2Timothy PaiSan Jose, California$51,669*
3Julian ManolioVienna, Virginia$30,895
4David YonnottiLas Vegas, Nevada$22,091
5Rishi MakkarCanada$16,648
6Rupesh PattniDuarte, California$12,486
7Josh MokSan Diego, California$9,285
8Josh TurnerMissouri City, Texas$7,044
9Ricardo GonzalezBakersfield, 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

1Farid JattinMiami, Florida$272,357
2Jeff TanouveLas Vegas, Nevada$181,657
3Padraig O’NeilIreland$127,547
4Adam HendrixAnchorage, Alaska$90,185
5Zachary DonovanHenderson, Nevada$67,638
6Antonio HerediaSpain$50,890
7Jacob FerroCrystal River, Florida$38,651
8James RomeroLas Vegas, Nevada$28,988
9Curt KohlbergBoston, Massachusetts$23,834

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2022 March DeepStack ShowdownWinners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
 Event #1: Mega Satellite     
3/2/22Event #2: $2,500 NLH Ultimate Stack393$894,075Ankit AhujaUnited Kingdom$189,013
3/1/22Event #3: $300 NLH Survivor90$22,5009 winnersN/A$2,500
 Event #4: Mega Satellite     
3/3/22Event #5: $1,100 NLH Monster Stack252$244,440Scott StewartLakewood, CA$51,752
3/3/22Event #6: $400 NLH Survivor72$26,3347 winnersN/A$3,400
3/6/22Event #7: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack464$320,160Kenny HuynhSewell, NJ$56,224
3/4/22Event #8: $400 NLH Survivor85$29,0708 winnersN/A$3,400
 Event #9: Mega Satellite     
3/9/22Event #10: $3,500 NLH Ultimate Stack409$1,288,350Farid JattinMiami, FL$272,357
 Event #11: Mega Satellite     
 Event #12: Mega Satellite     
3/8/22Event #13: $300 NLH Bounty132$33,000Richard MullenCanada$4,006
3/9/22Event #14: $600 NLH Monster Stack179$91,290Laurette ThurberMurrieta, CA$22,565
3/9/22Event #15: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/B78$26,520Leonard AugustNorth Bergen, NJ$7,727
3/13/22Event #16: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack543$374,670Matthew LuiHenderson, NV$54,047
3/10/22Event #17: $300 NLH Survivor65$16,2506 winnersN/A$2,500
3/11/22Event #18: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha66$22,440Rupresh PattniDuarte, CA$7,000
3/13/22Event #19: $600 NLH Monster Stack211$107,610Kao SaechaoRenton, WA$18,658
 Event #20: Mega Satellite     
3/16/22Event #21: $1,100 NLH Ultimate Stack285$273,600Peter HengsakulLos Angeles, CA$60,193
 Event #22: Mega Satellite     
3/16/22Event #23: $600 NLH Monster Bounty179$91,290Michael FioritoManalapan, NJ$19,236
3/16/22Event #24: $400 NLH Bounty53$18,126Roland IsraelashviliForest Hills, NY$4,127
3/17/22Event #25: $400 NLH Monster Stack118$39,530David HirschlerMarietta, GA$9,017
3/17/22Event #26: $400 NLH Bounty56$19,152Matthew LevineLas Vegas, NV$4,113
3/21/22Event #27: $600 NLH Double Stack572$288,860Junghyun CheonSouth Korea$56,763
3/21/22Event #28: $400 NLH Monster Stack118$39,530Michael BestLone Tree, CO$10,212
3/27/22Event #29: $400 NLH Monster Stack1,074$357,642Orlando BarreraLas Vegas, NV$47,892
3/22/22Event #30: $300 NLH Bounty63$15,750Cindy SpierNewton, MA$3,309
3/21/22Event #31: $300 NLH Survivor71$17,7507 winnersN/A$2,500
3/22/22Event #32: $300 NLH Survivor72$18,0007 winnersN/A$2,500
3/27/22Event #33: $400 NLH Seniors182$60,970Michael HackNorth Las Vegas, NV$14,745
3/27/22Event #34: $300 NLH Bounty81$20,250John HullUnited 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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