Jarvis, Becker & Poe Among 2023 Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza I Winners

Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza I

From February 13-March 5, Venetian Las Vegas played host to the DeepStack Extravaganza I, which offered more than $1.5 million in guaranteed prize pools across 35 events. When all was said and done, the series catered to 4,268 entrants (not including satellites) and awarded $2,372,034 in prize money.

Among those to claim titles were Kenny Huynh (Event #1: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack for $30,300), David Ouellette (Event #14: $600 NLH Seniors for $12,644), Kao Saechao (Event #20: $500 NLH Epic Stack for $20,263), and Uuganbayar Altankhuyag (Event #35: $500 NLH Epic Stack for $19,709).

Here are some other notable winners from the series.

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United Kingdom’s James Jarvis Wins Epic Stack for $151K

James Jarvis
James Jarvis

Early in the series, Event #4: $1,600 NLH Epic Stack attracted 602 entries and awarded an $854,840 prize pool to the top 77 finishers including Darren Rabinowitz (12th - $8,633), Kraig Komrosky (14th - $7,101), Michael Gathy (15th - $7,101), Dylan Weisman (19th - $5,953), Rex Clinkscales (20th - $5,953), Vanessa Castro (24th - $5,953), James Romero (29th - $5,088), and 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess (32nd - $5,088).

In the end, it was the United Kingdom’s James Jarvis defeating Las Vegas grinder Terry Fleischer in heads-up play to win the title and $151,406 top prize.

Event #4 Final Table Results

1James JarvisUnited Kingdom$151,406
2Terry FleischerHenderson, NV$103,000
3Mike HoltzLas Vegas, NV$94,800
4John RiordanLas Vegas, NV$56,001
5Javier Gomez ZapateroUnited Kingdom$40,628
6Nathaniel ZollerSuperior, CO$30,164
7Juli BlackDallas, TX$22,669
8Marcel BaskharonGermany$17,336
9Ankush MandaviaRichmond, TX$13,494

Jeremy Becker Scores 2nd Tournament Win of 2023

Jeremy Becker
Jeremy Becker

On February 26, Event #24: $600 NLH Epic Stack Freezeout attracted 102 players and offered up a $52,015 prize pool to the top dozen finishers. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Marquis Waters (10th - $1,300), Michael Halley (11th - $1,040), and Christina Hill (12th - $1,040).

Ultimately finishing as the last player standing was Tampa’s Jeremy Becker, who won the tournament for $15,606. It was the second tournament win of the year for Becker, who back in January won the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event #8: $400 NLH Deep Stack for $33,615. Becker now has $753,489 in live tournament cashes dating back to 2016 according to the Hendon Mob.

Event #24 Final Table Results

1Jeremy BeckerTampa, FL$15,606
2Brandon CarrollConcord, CA$9,675
3Thanh Ha DuongVietnam$6,814
4Alan LipsonChapel Hill, NC$4,941
5Kristaps LukasinskisLatvia$3,641
6Randy EylLong Beach, NY$2,809
7Ian SteinmanCarson City, NV$2,185
8Wendy BowersCamarillo, CA$1,664
9Peter DaileyLas Vegas, NV$1,300

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Bobby Poe Victorious in $800 NLH Ultimate Stack

Bobby Poe
Bobby Poe

On March 5, Event #32: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack had 564 runners compete for a $389,160 prize pool. That was paid out to the top 71 finishers including Peter Rabin (12th - $3,972), Qing Liu (15th - $3,286), Andrew Rodgers (20th - $3,775), Kevin Wang (28th - $2,393), James Van Alstyne (36th - $2,109), and Elvis Toomas (40th - $2,109).

The final table housed some familiar names in Randy Maker (6th - $13,732), David “Bakes” Baker (4th - $25,687), and Marquis Waters (3rd - $36,078), but it came down to Bobby Poe and Dylan Wilkerson with the former ultimately claiming the title and $68,495 in prize money.

Event #32 Final Table Results

1Bobby PoeLas Vegas, NV$68,495
2Dylan WilkersonLas Vegas, NV$58,000
3Marquis WatersDearborn, MI$36,078
4David “Bakes” BakerGarden Grove, CA$25,687
5Maximilian WeissRenton, WA$18,614
6Randy MarkerLas Vegas, NV$13,732
7Vincent WongCanada$10,316
8Hamid OstadaghaiAliso Viejo, CA$7,896
9She Lok WongForest Hill, NY$6,159

2023 DeepStack Extravaganza I Winners

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DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolOverlayWinnerHometownPrize
2/15/23Event #1: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack228$125,000$9,860Kenny HuynhSan Jose, CA$30,300
2/13/23Event #2: $300 NLH Survivor79$19,750$07 winnersN/A$2,500
 Event #3: Mega Satellite      
2/18/23Event #4: $1,600 Epic Stack602$854,840$0James JarvisUnited Kingdom$151,406
 Event #5: Mega Satellite      
 Event #6: Mega Satellite      
 Event #7: Mega Satellite      
 Event #8: Mega Satellite      
2/18/23Event #9: $500 NLH Epic Stack147$62,034$0Ronald WestLos Angeles, CA$15,655
2/19/23Event #10: $500 NLH Epic Stack156$65,832$0Matthew LuiHenderson, NV$18,189
2/19/23Event #11: $300 NLH Bounty63$15,750$0Ronald AndersonYakima, WA$2,850
2/20/23Event #12: $400 Epic Stack109$36,297$0Sean MooreSan Antonio, TX$10,690
2/20/23Event #13: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor53$13,250$05 winnersN/A$2,000
2/21/23Event #14: $600 NLH Seniors113$57,630$0David OuelletteDickinson, ND$12,644
2/21/23Event #15: $300 NLH Bounty95$23,750$0Venerando VillarinoLas Vegas, NV$3,071
2/22/23Event #16: $400 Epic Stack98$32,634$0Larry SerebryanyNorth Hills, CA$5,104
2/22/23Event #17: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000$0Woody RiveroLas Vegas, NV$2,820
2/23/23Event #18: $400 NLH Epic Stack195$64,935$0Doug AdkinsLas Vegas, NV$14,234
2/23/23Event #19: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor63$15,750$07 winnersN/A$1,800
2/24/23Event #20: $500 NLH Epic Stack177$74,694$0Kao SaechaoRenton, WA$20,638
2/24/23Event #21: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor74$18,500$010 winnersN/A$1,500
2/25/23Event #22: $500 NLH Epic Stack171$72,162$0Mohammad WaziraliPlano, TX$19,935
2/25/23Event #3: $400 Big O90$30,600$0Benjamin JacobsHonolulu, HI$8,221
2/26/23Event #24: $600 NLH Epic Stack Freezeout102$52,015$0Jeremy BeckerTampa, FL$15,606
2/26/23Event #25: $400 PLO Bounty69$23,460$0Phillip RileyCanada$5,796
2/27/23Event #26: $400 NLH Epic Stack198$65,934$0Gregory KoloNorth Royalton, OH$17,365
2/27/23Event #27: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor82$20,500$08 winnersN/A$2,000
2/28/23Event #28: $400 NLH Epic Stack84$27,972$0Kyle MantleMcMinnville, OR$8,952
2/28/23Event #29: $300 NLH Bounty63$15,750$0Trevor WhatmoughUnited Kingdom$3,309
3/1/23Event #30: $400 NLH Epic Stack199$66,267$0Ivan RubanRussia$17,000
3/1/23Event #31: $300 NLH Bounty74$18,500$0Rafael RodriguezColombia$3,058
3/5/23Event #32: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack564$389,160$0Bobby PoeLas Vegas, NV$68,495
3/2/23Event #33: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor48$12,000$04 winnersN/A$2,000
3/3/23Event #34: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor63$15,750$06 winnersN/A$2,000
3/5/23Event #35: $500 NLH Epic Stack169$71,318$0Uuganbayar AltankhuyagMongolia$19,709

What’s Coming Up Next?

The Venetian is already hosting their March DeepStack Poker Series, which kicked off on March 6 and will run through April 2. That series will offer more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pools across 42 events.

Click here for a look at the full March DeepStack Poker Series schedule.

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