Bailey & Hengsakul Among 2022 Venetian DeepStack Showdown Winners

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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 Bailey
Michael 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

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Michael BaileyLas Vegas, Nevada$34,750
2Tomasz TrelskiLas Vegas, Nevada$26,340
3Nathan McLallinCle Elum, Washington$19,850
4Brendan ShillerLas Vegas, Nevada$14,500
5Roberto MarinLas Vegas, Nevada$10,500
6Charbel KanterjianCanada$7,500
7Keith FournierLas Vegas, Nevada$6,000
8Isaiah GonzalesLas Vegas, Nevada$4,800
9Veerab ZakarianLas Vegas, Nevada$3,700

Hengsakul Claims Ultimate Stack Trophy

Peter Hengsakul
Peter 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

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Peter HengsakulLas Vegas, Nevada$26,765
2Patrick GunrajLas Vegas, Nevada$21,224
3Petro ZakusilovUkraine$19,276
4Derek GomezLas Vegas, Nevada$10,599
5Steven RichardsReno, Nevada$7,967
6Grant GeyerLas Vegas, Nevada$5,994
7Tuan MaiSan Jose, California$4,605
8Andrew CooperHolden, Massachusetts$3,611
9Kenneth ChikamuraLas Vegas, Nevada$2,865

Venetian DeepStack Showdown Results

*DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize*      
11-JanEvent #1: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack396$130,680Robert SherwoodUK$22,085      
10-JanEvent #2: $300 NLH Bounty56$14,000Loyal SpragueLas Vegas, NV$1,784      
12-JanEvent #3: $400 NLH Monster Stack65$21,775Hyo JooPalisades Park, NJ$6,950      
12-JanEvent #4: $300 NLH Survivor39$10,0006 winnersN/A$1,500      
13-JanEvent #5: $600 NLH Monster Stack77$39,270Robert ZeidmanLas Vegas, NV$10,656      
13-JanEvent #6: $300 NLH Bounty91$22,750Henri JuutilainenFinland$4,094      
17-JanEvent #7: $600 NLH Epic Stack600$300,000Rigoberto Rodriguez SolanoSan Bernardino, CA$42,231      
14-JanEvent #8: $300 NLH Survivor70$17,5007 winnersN/A$2,500      
17-JanEvent #9: $400 NLH Monster Stack74$24,790Stephen BiermanNew Orleans, LA$8,428      
18-JanEvent #10: $365 NLH Monster Stack728$218,400Michael BaileyLas Vegas, NV$34,750      
18-JanEvent #11: $300 NLH Bounty53$13,250Robert GreeneErlanger, KY$2,413      
19-JanEvent #12: $300 NLH Survivor47$11,7506 WinnersN/A$1,600      
20-JanEvent #13: $300 NLH Bounty44$11,000Sami BechahedCosta Mesa, CA$2,805      
22-JanEvent #14: $400 NLH Monster Stack Freezeout75$25,125Michael RosenFarmingdale, NY$8,483      
26-JanEvent #15: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack443$146,190Peter HengsakulLas Vegas, NV$26,765      
24-JanEvent #16: $300 NLH Bounty104$26,000Bradley WolfeSelkirk, NY$3,790      
26-JanEvent #17: $400 NLH Monster Stack116$38,860Randy DavisSequim, WA$8,496      
26-JanEvent #18: $300 NLH Survivor54$13,5005 WinnersN/A$2,500      
30-JanEvent #19: $600 NLH Monster Stack565$286,455Andrew CooperHolden, MA$52,999      
27-JanEvent #20: $300 NLH Survivor75$18,7507 WinnersN/A$2,500      
30-JanEvent #21: $400 NLH Monster Stack Freezeout85$28,475Darren FosterUnited 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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