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Skolnik & Clinkscales Capture Titles During Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II

Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II

From the end of March through May 1, Venetian Las Vegas hosted the DeepStack Extravaganza II, a 60-event series that catered to a combined 6,669 entrants and awarded $2,369,868 in prize money.

Among those to win titles during the series were Christopher Bowen (Event #1: $400 Ultimate Stack for $25,167), Tiago Jesus Luis (Event #6: $800 Ultimate Bounty for $44,757), Basil Glezakos (Event #28: $365 Monster Stack for $33,865), Christina Gollins (Event #40: $600 Monster Stack for $11,000), and Tuan Mai (Event #53: $500 Monster Stack for $12,239).

Here’s a look at some highlights from the series.

Cory Skolnik Wins $600 Monster Stack

Cory Skolnik
Cory Skolnik

Near the end of the series on May 1, the $600 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack attracted 619 runners and offered up a $313,833 prize pool to the top 63 finishers. Among those to cash were Chip Jett (54th - $1,412), Rex Clinkscales (44th - $1,569), Michael Dyer (26th - $2,040), Dustin Lee (13th - $3,609), Jeff Tanouye (8th - $6,904), and Michael Steinbacher (3rd - $34,135).

In the end, it was Cory Skolnik of Las Vegas besting Hawaii’s Jesse Rivera in heads-up play to win the title for $55,442. It was a career-high score for Skolnik, who according to The Hendon Mob had less than $5,000 in tournament earnings before the victory.

$600 Monster Stack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize2
1stCory SkolnikLas Vegas, NV$55,442
2ndJesse RiveraKaneohe, HI$34,264
3rdMichael SteinbacherSpring, TX$34,135
4thKevon BakhtiariMission Viejo, CA$31,356
5thJosh GreenbergHenderson, NV$16,162
6thAtrayon TrevinoOceanside, Ca$8,944
7thOphir AtarSherman Village, CA$12,083
8thJeff TanouyeLas Vegas, NV$6,904
9thKao ZaechaoLas Vegas, NV$5,492

Back-to-Back Clinkscales

Rex Clinkscales
Rex Clinkscales

On April 11, Rex Clinkscales won an event at The Wynn Signature Series for $11,149. The day before, he was busy winning one at the Venetian when he topped an 83-entry field to win Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack for $6,081 after a three-way deal.

Also a part of that deal was Barry Shulman of CardPlayer Magazine fame and Daniel Pinto, who finished in second and third place respectively for the same amount,

Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1stRex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$6,081*
2ndBarry ShulmanLas Vegas, NV$6,080*
3rdDaniel PintoLas Vegas, NV$6,079*
4thCharles BriggsAvon, CO$2,808
5thPaul LuiIrvine, CA$2,058
6thJoel GallowaySpringfield, VA$1,557
7thBruce JaffeAptos, CA$1,223
8thAllan MyerBeverly Hills, CA$1,029
9thMohsen MousaviLas Vegas, NV$890

*Denotes three-way deal.

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Venetian 2022 DeepStack Extravaganza II Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
30-MarEvent #1: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack427$140,910Christopher BowenSan Francisco, CA$25,167
28-MarEvent #2: $300 NLH Bounty59$14,750Pablo LopezLake Oswego, OR$3,320
29-MarEvent #3: $300 NLH Bounty49$12,250Julian RugnaArgentina$2,074
30-MarEvent #4: $400 NLH Monster Bounty122$40,870Arturo Moreira SampaioBrazil$9,653
30-MarEvent #5: $300 NLH Survivor60$15,0006 WinnersN/A$2,300
2-AprEvent #6: $800 NLH Ultimate Bounty477$329,130Tiago Jesus LuisPortugal$44,757
31-MarEvent #7: $300 NLH Survivor71$17,7507 WinnersN/A$2,500
1-AprEvent #8: $300 NLH Survivor79$19,7507 WinnersN/A$2,500
3-AprEvent #9: $400 NLH Monster Stack137$45,895Gladys LandeggerLas Vegas, NV$11,390
3-AprEvent #10: $300 NLH Bounty46$11,500David WeissMaple Shade, NJ$2,932
6-AprEvent #11: $400 Ultimate Stack425$140,250Taran TurnerHesperia, CA$21,100
4-AprEvent #12: $300 NLH Bounty36$10,000Robert SelagPomona, CA$3,008
5-AprEvent #13: $300 NLH Bounty49$12,250Julian RugnaArgentina$2,971
6-AprEvent #14: $400 NLH Monster Stack108$36,180Anthony AbramAustralia$7,756
6-AprEvent #15: $300 NLH Survivor58$14,5005 winnersN/A$2,500
7-AprEvent #16: $300 Senior Monster Stack112$37,250Robert McGuireLinwood, NJ$8,405
7-AprEvent #17: $400 PLO 8 or Better49$16,660Ryan HammelNeenah, WI$5,399
7-AprEvent #18: $300 NLH Bounty52$13,000Ekrem BozkurtLas Vegas, NV$2,924
8-AprEvent #19: $400 NLH Monster Stack78$8,585Brian MeadowsRenton, WA$8,585
8-AprEvent #20: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha42$14,280Justin HallerRedondo Beach, CA$5,039
8-AprEvent #21: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000Bruce JiangSeaTac, WA$2,780
9-AprEvent #22: $400 NLH Monster Bounty83$27,805Avertano CawichLos Angeles, CA$5,616
9-AprEvent #23: $300 NLH Bounty52$13,000Matias ChervinArgentina$2,367
10-AprEvent #24: $400 Monster Stack83$27,805Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$6,081
10-AprEvent #25: $300 NLH Survivor48$12,0005 winnersN/A$2,300
11-AprEvent #26: $400 Monster Stack Bounty71$23,785Peter BragliaLas Vegas, NV$6,897
11-AprEvent #27: $300 NLH Bounty72$18,000Lee WagnerUnited Kingdom$2,122
12-AprEvent #28: $365 NLH Monster Stack536$200,000Basil GlezakosCanada$33,865
12-AprEvent #29: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000Benjamin GarrickBandon, OR$2,820
13-AprEvent #30: $300 NLH Survivor67$16,7506 WinnersN/A$2,500
14-AprEvent #31: $300 NLH Bounty70$17,500Alexander WadleySherman Oaks, CA$2,506
15-AprEvent #32: $300 NLH Bounty58$14,500Michael CavanaughIndependence, NY$2,201
16-AprEvent #33: $300 NLH Bounty56$14,000Michael ChristiansenLas Vegas, NV$2,375
17-AprEvent #34: $400 NLH Monster Stack108$36,180Susannah AltmanHenderson, NV$7,440
17-AprEvent #35: $300 NLH Survivor54$13,5005 winnersN/A$2,500
18-AprEvent #36: $400 NLH Monster Bounty86$28,810Michael MortajiDenver, CO$7,939
18-AprEvent #37: $300 NLH Bounty45$11,250Makayla RounsevilleHenderson, NV$2,868
19-AprEvent #38: $400 NLH Monster Stack62$20,770Jong JinLas Vegas, NV$5,300
19-AprEvent #39: $300 NLH Bounty47$11,750Brandon TurkCrosby, MN$2,795
20-AprEvent #40: $600 NLH Monster Stack90$45,900Christina GollinsLas Vegas, NV$11,000
20-AprEvent #41: $300 NLH Survivor35$10,000Zachary BartholomewAubrey, TX$2,400
24-AprEvent #42: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack565$186,450Sungwoo TaeLas Vegas, NV$29,525
21-AprEvent #43: $300 NLH Survivor74$18,5007 winnersN/A$2,500
22-AprEvent #44: $300 NLH Bounty70$17,500Lee ViloriaHayward, CA$3,674
24-AprEvent #45: $400 NLH Monster Stack73$24,455Rysom SanderlinBerthoud, CO$5,172
24-AprEvent #46: $300 NLH Bounty56$14,000Robert McGlewLos Angeles, CA$2,200
25-AprEvent #47: $400 NLH Monster Stack81$27,135George LongLas Vegas, NV$8,682
25-AprEvent #48: $300 NLH SuperStack52$12,740Michael AllisPost Falls, ID$4,777
25-AprEvent #49: $300 NLH Bounty66$16,500William LathropAtlanta, GA$3,465
26-AprEvent #50: $400 NLH Monster Stack Throwback91$30,485Brendan ShillerLas Vegas, NV$8,565
26-AprEvent #51: $300 NLH SuperStack67$16,415Layne ThompsonPotton, TX$4,680
26-AprEvent #52: $300 NLH Bounty54$13,500Ryan AwwadSacramento, CA$3,037
27-AprEvent #53: $500 NLH Monster Stack90$38,250Tuan MaiSan Leandro, CA$12,239
27-AprEvent #54: $300 NLH Super Stack57$13,965Trung NguyenCanada$5,237
27-AprEvent #55: $300 NLH Survivor42$10,5005 winnersN/A$2,000
1-MayEvent #56: $600 NLH Monster Stack619$313,833Cory SkolnikLas Vegas, NV$55,442
28-AprEvent #57: $300 NLH Survivor53$13,2505 winnersN/A$2,500
29-AprEvent #58: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha64$21,760Richard CrystalSurprise, AZ$6,576
1-MayEvent #59: $400 NLH Monster Stack89$29,815Geraint GeorgeUnited Kingdom$9,542
1-MayEvent #60: $300 NLH Bounty67$16,750Trevor LewisRogers, AR$1,946

The Venetian Summer DeepStack Championship kicked off on May 2 and is slated to run through the summer until July 31. The 133-event series offers more than $22 million in guaranteed prize pools. Click here for a look at the full schedule.

*Images courtesy of Venetian.

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