Fleischer & Hengsakul Among Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III Winners

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The Venetian Las Vegas recently wrapped up its 2022 DeepStack Extravaganza III, a 60-event series that ran from August 29 through October 2. All told the series, which previously made headlines after canceling a pair of PokerGO Stairway to Millions events, catered to a combined 5,029 entries and awarded $3,329,290 in prize money.

One interesting storyline to emerge from the series was that of Patrick Ronan of Girdwood, Alaska. On September 2, he topped an 84-entry field to win Event #7: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $10,246, and then four days latest prevailed over a 119-entry field to win Event #12: $400 NLH Seniors for $9,738.

Another was that of former PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt, who took down the $1,100 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Main Event for $100,804, as well as Stairway to Millions champs like Francis Anderson, John Yelaney, and Arsh Grover, just to name a few.

Other winners included Rory Lucero (Event #38: $400 NLH Monster Stack for $8,791), Francisco Munoz (Event #44: $300 NLH Super Stack for $3,613), Christopher Haydt (Event #56: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack for $51,200), and Guy Cicconi (Event #59: $400 NLH Monster Stack for $8,388).

Here’s a look at a couple of other winners from the series.

Terry Fleischer Wins Early Ultimate Stack Event

Terry Fleischer
Terry Fleischer

On September 2, Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Ultimate Stack saw 382 entries compete. That fell short of the $150,000 guarantee which meant the players enjoyed a $23,940 overlay added by Venetian.

The top 42 players made the money including Michael Dichiaro (10th – $2,775), Yoav Richter (16th – $1,755), Carol Harmon (19th – $1,500), Kao Saechao (23rd – $1,275), Chelsea Proctor (25th – $1,125), and Jessica Vierling (39th – $900).

The final four players worked a deal which saw Mike “BrockLesnar” Holtz, the reinging WSOP.com Player of the Year and recent gold bracelet winner, wound up in second place for $18,282, while poker veteran Terry Fleischer, who had a big chip lead at the time, claimed the trophy and $26,260 in prize money.

Venetian Event #3 DeepStack Extravaganza III Final Table Results

1Terry FleischerHenderson, NV$26,260*
2Mike “BrockLesnar” HoltzLas Vegas, NV $18,282* 
3Arsh GroverIndia$17,989*
4Christopher HullVancouver, WA$17,802*
5Bruno Di CarloBrazil$8,069
6Norman YoungDavis, CA$6,076
7Mohamed SerryLas Vegas, NV$4,624
8Cesar AndradeWichita, KS$3,483
9Lam NguyenGarden Grove, CA$2,775

*Denotes four-way deal.

Peter Hengsakul Claims Another Venetian Title

Peter Hengsakul
Peter Hengsakul

On September 28, Event #51: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack attracted 422 runners, which offered up a $139,260 prize pool to the top 46 finishers including Nathan Bjerno (14th – $1,880), Derek Gomez (15th – $1,880), and Kevin Garosshen (29th – $905), just to name a few.

Peter Hengsakul, who is no stranger to success at Venetian, added another trophy to his case as he was declared the winner for $23,422 after a heads-up deal with Valentin Lita, who received $21,386 for finishing in second place.

Venetian Event #51 DeepStack Extravaganza III Final Table Results

1Peter HengsakulLas Vegas, NV$23,422*
2Valentin LitaAshburn, VA$21,386*
3Allan AnsdellHuntington Beach, CA$15,179
4Freddy MadsenDenmark$11,785
5Heroico AguiluzHenderson, NV$7,311
6Drew SoikLas Vegas, NV$5,501
7Robert WebbLas Vegas, NV$4,178
8Josh SuyatKahului, HI$3,133
9David IversNew Port Richey, FL$2,576

*Denotes heads-up deal.

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
8/29/22Event #1: $400 NLH Monster Stack45$15,075Konstantin PolinLas Vegas, NV$6,156
8/29/22Event #2: $300 NLH Bounty50$12,500Jeremy LaiUnited Kingdom$3,187
9/2/22Event #3: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack382$150,000Terry FleischerHenderson, NV$26,260
8/30/22Event #4: $300 NLH Bounty51$12,750David GeiszlerFond Du Lac, WI$2,869
8/31/22Event #5: $300 NLH Survivor43$10,7504 winnersN/A$2,500
9/1/22Event #6: $300 NLH Survivor63$15,7506 winnersN/A$2,500
9/2/22Event #7: $600 NLH Monster Stack84$42,840Patrick RonanGirdwood, AK$10,246
 Event #8: Mega Satellite     
9/5/22Event #9: $1,100 MSPT470$500,000Jeff PlattLas Vegas, NV$100,804
9/5/22Event #10: $600 NLH Monster Stack212$108,120Oscar ZermenoMexico$27,460
9/5/22Event #11: $300 NLH Bounty79$19,750Craig LetoHuntington Beach, CA$4,030
9/6/22Event #12: $400 NLH Seniors119$39,865Patrick RonanGirdwood, AK$9,738
9/6/22Event #13: $300 NLH Bounty48$12,000Alan BuxbaumLas Vegas, NV$3,060
9/7/22Event #14: $400 Monster Stack41$15,000Alfredo PachecoLos Angeles, CA$5,063
9/15/22Event #15: $300 NLH Survivor51$12,7505 winnersN/A$2,500
9/8/22Event #16: $460 Stairway to Millions93$37,200Francis AndersonLas Vegas, NV$6,702
9/8/22Event #17: $300 NLH Survivor46$11,5003 winnersN/A$2,500
9/9/22Event #18: $460 Stairway to Millions94$37,600John YelaneyLas Vegas, NV$6,417
 Event #19: Mega Satellite     
9/10/22Event #20: $900 Stairway to Millions82$65,600Arsh GroverIndia$12,510
 Event #21: Mega Satellite     
9/11/22Event #22: $900 Stairway to Millions74$59,200Samy DighlawiTemecula, CA$11,330
 Event #23: Mega Satellite     
9/12/22Event #24: $1,640 Stairway to Millions73$109,500Michael WangLas Vegas, NV$22,986
 Event #25L Mega Satellite     
9/13/22Event #26: $1,640 Stairway to Millions75$112,500Michael WangLas Vegas, NV$22,458
 Event #27: Mega Satellite     
9/14/22Event #28: $2,740 Stairway to Millions92$230,000Chance KornuthLas Vegas, NV$45,373
 Event #29: Mega Satellite     
9/15/22Event #30: $5,350 Stairway to Millions42$210,000Andre ButlerLas Vegas, NV$60,945
9/15/22Event #31: $300 NLH Bounty33$10,000William RichmondLas Vegas, NV$3,149
9/16/22Event #32: $10,400 Stairway to Millions18$200,000Michael RoccoTustin, CA$87,250
9/16/22Event #33: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor45$11,2505 winnersN/A$1,750
9/17/22Event #34: $15,800 Stairway to Millions18$300,000Paul ZappullaLas Vegas, NV$124,500
9/17/22Event #35: $300 NLH Bounty33$10,000Teresa JohnsonCape Creek, AZ$2,000
 Event #36: Did Not Run     
9/18/22Event #37: $300 NLH Bounty37$10,000Peter BoysenDenmark$2,961
9/19/22Event #38: $400 NLH Monster Stack82$27,470Rory LuceroLas Vegas, NV$8,791
 Event #39: Did Not Run     
9/20/22Event #40: $400 NLH Monster Stack72$24,120Ahmed AminSeattle, WA$8,199
9/20/22Event #41: $300 NLH Super Stack33$10,000Hengping ZhaoCanada$4,500
9/20/22Event #42: $300 NLH Bounty35$10,000Matthew SprangueMahanoy City, PA$2,236
9/21/22Event #43: $500 NLH Monster Stack93$39,525Jason EarhartRoyal Oak, MI$10,341
9/21/22Event #44: $300 NLH Super Stack48$11,760Francisco MunozEagle Pass, TX$3,613
9/21/22Event #45: $300 NLH Bounty33$10,000Andras StumpfHungary$3,149
9/24/22Event #46: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack452$228,260Federico CirilloItaly$46,266
9/22/22Event #47: $400 PLO Bounty27$10,000Ryan SmithCanada$3,650
9/23/22Event #48: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor55$13,7505 winnersN/A$1,950
9/25/22Event #49: $400 NLH Monster Stack84$28,140Scott CunninghamTempe, AZ$6,087
9/25/22Event #50: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000Willie BentonBakersfield, CA$2,820
9/28/22Event #51: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack422$139,260Peter HengsakulLas Vegas, NV$23,422
9/26/22Event #52: $300 NLH Bounty61$15,250Hugo TheotolCanada$3,204
9/27/22Event #53: $300 NLH Bounty58$14,500Greg FeldmanHenderson, NV$3,263
9/28/22Event #54: $400 NLH Monster Stack96$32,160Ryan BambrickButter, NJ$9,648
9/28/22Event #55: $300 NLH Bounty56$14,000Tarik OzdemirGermany$3,000
10/2/22Event #56: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack503$254,015Christopher HaydtCamarillo, CA$51,200
9/29/22Event #57: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha31$10,540Roberto MarinLas Vegas, NV$4,954
9/30/22Event #58: $300 NLH Bounty Survivor41$10,2503 winnersN/A$2,000
10/2/22Event #59: $400 NLH Monster Stack74$24,790Guy CicconiLas Vegas, NV$8,388
10/2/22Event #60: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000Brien LeeLas Vegas, NV$2,820

What’s Next at Venetian?

The next tournament festival is already underway at Venetian Las Vegas with the October Showdown Poker Series, which will run through October 31 and offer more than $1.8 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Click here to see the October Showdown Poker Series Schedule!

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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.

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