From January 1-30, Venetian Las Vegas played host to the 2022 DeepStack Showdown, which guaranteed more than $1 million in guaranteed prize pools over 21 events. The series catered to a combined 3,857 entrants and awarded $1,418,520 in prize money.

Among those to capture titles were Robert Sherwood (Event #1: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack for $22,085), Robert Zeidman (Event #5: $600 NLH Monster Stack), and Andrew Cooper (Event #19: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $52,999).

Below is a look at a couple of other notable winners from the 2022 DeepStack Showdown.

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Poker Documentarian Strikes It Big

Michael BaileyMichael Bailey

Event #10: $365 NLH Monster Stack attracted 728 entries and offered up a $218,400 prize pool. Among those to cash were Ricardo Da Silva (28th – $1,115), Lynne Beaumont (18th – $1,750), Cody Chung (12th – $2,800), and final table bubble boy Robert Sherwood (10th – $3,700), who won Event #1 of the series.

The tournament ended when Michael Bailey bested Tomasz Trelski in heads-up play to claim the trophy and $34,750 first-prize. Bailey is known in the poker community for his various poker documentary projects, such as a recent one on 2021 WSOP.com Player of the Year Mike “BrockLesnar” Holtz.

Bailey, who posts his various videos on the For Love of Money channel on YouTube, is also known for working with Brad Owen to help produce some of the vlogger’s high-quality content.

DeepStack Showdown Event #10 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Michael Bailey Las Vegas, Nevada $34,750
2 Tomasz Trelski Las Vegas, Nevada $26,340
3 Nathan McLallin Cle Elum, Washington $19,850
4 Brendan Shiller Las Vegas, Nevada $14,500
5 Roberto Marin Las Vegas, Nevada $10,500
6 Charbel Kanterjian Canada $7,500
7 Keith Fournier Las Vegas, Nevada $6,000
8 Isaiah Gonzales Las Vegas, Nevada $4,800
9 Veerab Zakarian Las Vegas, Nevada $3,700

Hengsakul Claims Ultimate Stack Trophy

Peter HengsakulPeter Hengsakul

On January 26, Event #15: $400 NLH UltimateStack drew 443 runners who generated a $146,190 prize pool that was paid out to the top 45 finishers. Some familiar names to earn a cash were David Larson (41st – $804), Fraser Mackenzie (29th – $892), Susannah Altman (24th – $1,184), Tyler Huculak (16th – $1,593), Qing Liu (14th – $1,871), Andrew Cooper (8th – $3,611), and Derek Gomez (4th – $10,599).

After Ukraine’s Petro Zakusilov hit the rail in third place for $19,276, the title came down to poker pro Peter Hengsakul and Patrick Gunraj. The former ultimately prevailed to claim the trophy and $26,765 top prize.

DeepStack Showdown Event #15 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Peter Hengsakul Las Vegas, Nevada $26,765
2 Patrick Gunraj Las Vegas, Nevada $21,224
3 Petro Zakusilov Ukraine $19,276
4 Derek Gomez Las Vegas, Nevada $10,599
5 Steven Richards Reno, Nevada $7,967
6 Grant Geyer Las Vegas, Nevada $5,994
7 Tuan Mai San Jose, California $4,605
8 Andrew Cooper Holden, Massachusetts $3,611
9 Kenneth Chikamura Las Vegas, Nevada $2,865

Venetian DeepStack Showdown Results

*Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize*            
11-Jan Event #1: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack 396 $130,680 Robert Sherwood UK $22,085            
10-Jan Event #2: $300 NLH Bounty 56 $14,000 Loyal Sprague Las Vegas, NV $1,784            
12-Jan Event #3: $400 NLH Monster Stack 65 $21,775 Hyo Joo Palisades Park, NJ $6,950            
12-Jan Event #4: $300 NLH Survivor 39 $10,000 6 winners N/A $1,500            
13-Jan Event #5: $600 NLH Monster Stack 77 $39,270 Robert Zeidman Las Vegas, NV $10,656            
13-Jan Event #6: $300 NLH Bounty 91 $22,750 Henri Juutilainen Finland $4,094            
17-Jan Event #7: $600 NLH Epic Stack 600 $300,000 Rigoberto Rodriguez Solano San Bernardino, CA $42,231            
14-Jan Event #8: $300 NLH Survivor 70 $17,500 7 winners N/A $2,500            
17-Jan Event #9: $400 NLH Monster Stack 74 $24,790 Stephen Bierman New Orleans, LA $8,428            
18-Jan Event #10: $365 NLH Monster Stack 728 $218,400 Michael Bailey Las Vegas, NV $34,750            
18-Jan Event #11: $300 NLH Bounty 53 $13,250 Robert Greene Erlanger, KY $2,413            
19-Jan Event #12: $300 NLH Survivor 47 $11,750 6 Winners N/A $1,600            
20-Jan Event #13: $300 NLH Bounty 44 $11,000 Sami Bechahed Costa Mesa, CA $2,805            
22-Jan Event #14: $400 NLH Monster Stack Freezeout 75 $25,125 Michael Rosen Farmingdale, NY $8,483            
26-Jan Event #15: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack 443 $146,190 Peter Hengsakul Las Vegas, NV $26,765            
24-Jan Event #16: $300 NLH Bounty 104 $26,000 Bradley Wolfe Selkirk, NY $3,790            
26-Jan Event #17: $400 NLH Monster Stack 116 $38,860 Randy Davis Sequim, WA $8,496            
26-Jan Event #18: $300 NLH Survivor 54 $13,500 5 Winners N/A $2,500            
30-Jan Event #19: $600 NLH Monster Stack 565 $286,455 Andrew Cooper Holden, MA $52,999            
27-Jan Event #20: $300 NLH Survivor 75 $18,750 7 Winners N/A $2,500            
30-Jan Event #21: $400 NLH Monster Stack Freezeout 85 $28,475 Darren Foster United Kingdom $7,701            

What’s Coming Up at Venetian?

Venetian is playing host to the DeepStack Extravaganza I now through February 28. 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.

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