Lonis & Givens Among Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza Winners; $5.1 Million Awarded

From late November through January 9, Venetian Las Vegas hosted a New Year’s edition of their popular DeepStack Extravaganza. Over the course of 56 events, a combined 7,913 entrants competed and $5,100,413 in prize money was awarded.

One notable winner was poker pro Ari Engel, who topped a 49-entry field to win Event #29: $400 Limit Omaha 8 or Better for $6,681. Likewise, Kathleen Solowitz bested a 137-entry field to take down Event #44: $400 Monster Stack for $12,979.

The series also played host to four high roller tournaments, which were previously reported on PokerNews:

Here’s a look at a couple of others who claimed titles during the series.

Will Givens Wins Ultimate Stack

Will Givens
Will Givens

Back on December 12, poker pro Will Givens navigated a 462-entry field to win Event #17: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack, good for $45,067.

The $233,310 prize pool was paid out to the top 54 finishers including Daniel Chan (47th – $1,050), Sean O’Hara (40th – $1,167). Peter Hengsakul (36th – $1,283), Joseph Di Rosa Rojas (22nd – $1,703), and final table bubble boy Luiz Yepez (10th – $3,383).

Event #17 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown/Country Prize
1 Will Givens Aurora, Colorado $45,067
2 Richard Behling Germany $30,715
3 Daniel Halverson Cheyenne, WY $28,714
4 John Strzemp Las Vegas, NV $17,032
5 Ali Marei Las Vegas, NV $12,949
6 Edward Simon Henderson, NV $9,682
7 Roneil Balani Monmouth Junction, NJ $7,233
8 Jesse Mills Las Vegas, NV $5,483
9 Henry Choi Sunnyvale, CA $4,270

Jesse Lonis with an Ultimate Stack Victory

Jesse Lonis
Jesse Lonis

On January 4, Event #43: $600 NLH Ultimate Stack attracted 537 runners who generated a $271,185 prize pool. That was reserved for the top 54 finishers including Spencer Champlin (52nd – $1,220), Huy Nguyen (44th – $1,356), Peter Hengsakul (35th – $1,492), recent Stairway to Millions champ Dan Sepiol (29th – $1,492), and final table bubble Laurette Thurber (10th – $3,932).

In the end, it was breakout poker pro Jesse Lonis defeating Japan’s Satoru Sawada in heads-up play to claim the title and $58,301 first-place prize.

Event #43 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown/Country Prize
1 Jesse Lonis Las Vegas, NV $58,301
2 Satoru Sawada Japan $36,990
3 Lu Wang San Jose, CA $26,169
4 Robert Sherwood UK $19,797
5 Andy Su Portland, OR $15,051
6 Kyle Rohl Bainbridge, WA $11,254
7 Christopher Paolinoi Derry, NH $8,407
8 Kevin O’Donnell Penngrove, CA $6,373
9 Einay Shalom Porter Ranch, CA $4,963

Venetian New Year DeepStack Extravaganza Winners

Note: Events 36, 38, and 39 were all mega satellites.

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize
29-Nov Event #1: $250 NLH SuperStack 118 $24,190 Ralf Merkel Germany $5,376
29-Nov Event #2: $200 NLH Bounty 56 $8,960 Matthew Linderson Shoreline, WA $2,311
2-Dec Event #3: $340 NLH SuperStack 303 $84,840 Liron Altman Israel $18,484
30-Nov Event #4: $200 NLH Bounty 52 $8,320 Srinivas Subbarao Pleasanton, CA $1,946
1-Dec Event #5: $200 NLH Survivor 43 $6,880 5 winners N/A $1,226
2-Dec Event #6: $250 NLH SuperStack 89 $18,245 Anonymous N/A $5,837
2-Dec Event #7: $200 NLH Bounty 33 $6,000 Nicklaus Eischietto Las Vegas, NV $1,350
5-Dec Event #8: $400 NLH 446 $147,180 Max Hakansson Sweden $25,723
3-Dec Event #9: $200 NLH Survivor 50 $8,000 7 winners N/A $1,143
5-Dec Event #10: $300 NLH Monster Stack 99 $24,255 Alexandra Panelli Las Vegas, NV $6,200
5-Dec Event #11: $200 NLH Bounty 69 $11,040 Adam Lefeyre South Lyon, MI $2,657
6-Dec Event #12: $400 NLH Senior Monster Stack 130 $43,550 Brent Spencer Clearwater, KS $9,389
6-Dec Event #13: $200 NLH Survivor 66 $10,560 6 winners N/A $1,600
8-Dec Event #14: $600 NLH Monster Stack 278 $150,000 Arnaud Enselme France $30,841
7-Dec Event #15: $200 NLH Bounty 80 $12,800 Hannes Hutter Switzerland $2,330
9-Dec Event #16: $500 NLH Epic Stack 129 $54,180 Stephen Eoutty Las Vegas, NV $15,321
12-Dec Event #17: $600 NLH UltimateStack 462 $233,310 Will Givens Aurora, CO $45,067
10-Dec Event #18: $200 NLH Survivor 48 $7,680 5 winners N/A $1,600
13-Dec Event #19: $400 NLH Monster Stack 150 $50,250 Steven Kim Los Alamitos, CA $12,300
15-Dec Event #20: $600 NLH Monster Stack 312 $158,184 Arthur Boatman Lakeland, FL $36,385
14-Dec Event #21: $200 NLH Bounty 91 $14,560 Killian Brunet France $3,004
15-Dec Event #22: $200 NLH Survivor 102 $16,320 10 winners N/A $1,600
16-Dec Event #23: $400 NLH Monster Stack 170 $56,950 Dominick French Canada $11,045
19-Dec Event #24: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack 555 $382,950 Long Ma Fort Worth, TX $75,026
21-Dec Event #25: $400 NLH Monster Stack 216 $72,360 Roger Di Maria France $10,830
21-Dec Event #26: $400 NLH Monster Stack 313 $104,229 Robert Tanita Las Vegas, NV $15,727
22-Dec Event #27: $200 NLH Bounty 80 $12,800 Kelly Gall Canada $2,602
22-Dec Event #28: $200 NLH Survivor 61 $9,760 6 winners N/A $1,600
23-Dec Event #29: $400 Limit Omaha 8 or Better 49 $16,600 Ari Engel Delray Beach, FL $6,681
24-Dec Event #30: $500 NLH Epic Stack 119 $49,980 Derick Rodeborough Kimberly, ID $12,400
24-Dec Event #31: $200 NLH Bounty 67 $10,720 Adam Rothschild Austin, TX $2,579
25-Dec Event #32: $300 Turbo MonsterStack 55 $13,750 John Bassett United Kingdom $5,156
25-Dec Event #33: $200 NLH Bounty 74 $11,840 Arun Cheang League City, TX $2,767
26-Dec Event #34: $500 NLH Epic Stack 131 $55,020 Adrian Galipienso Spain $13,500
26-Dec Event #35: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/B 38 $12,920 Ruslan Rogozhyn Ukraine $5,226
  Event #36: Mega Satellite          
27-Dec Event #37: $600 NLH Monster Stack 161 $82,110 Spencer Champlin Scarborough, ME $23,563
  Event #38: Mega Satellite          
  Event #39: Mega Satellite          
29-Dec Event #40: $1,100 MSPT Venetian 851 $821,215 Masashi Oya Japan $161,780
30-Dec Event #41: $600 Monster Stack 247 $125,970 Vincent Chauye France $25,263
Dec-22 Event #42: $300 NLH Turbo Monster Stack 83 $20,750 Raveema Sundarajayajothi Houston, TX $5,545
4-Jan Event #43: $600 Ultimate Stack 537 $271,185 Jesse Lonis Las Vegas, NV $58,301
4-Jan Event #44: $400 Monster Stack 137 $45,895 Kathleen Solowitz Las Vegas, NV $12,979
4-Jan Event #45: $200 NLH Bounty 67 $10,720 Justin Sternberg Coeur D’Alene, ID $1,495
5-Jan Event #46: $400 Monster Stack Throwback 83 $27,805 Mody Rubinstein Israel $7,403
5-Jan Event #47: $10,000 High Roller 34 $340,000 Punnat Punsri Thailand $118,037
6-Jan Event #48: $400 Monster Stack 82 $27,470 Kristen Nyman Clermont, FL $8,591
6-Jan Event #49: $10,000 High Roller 37 $370,000 Punnat Punsri Thailand $133,200
7-Jan Event #50: $500 Epic Stack 123 $51,660 John Haddad France $10,844
7-Jan Event #51: $15,000 High Roller 26 $390,000 Alex Foxen Las Vegas, NV $153,615
8-Jan Event #52: $500 Epic Stack 147 $61,740 Peter Hengsakul Los Angeles, CA $13,550
8-Jan Event #53: $25,000 High Roller 20 $500,000 Ali Imsirovic Vancouver, WA $270,000
9-Jan Event #54: $400 Senior Monster Stack 78 $26,130 Toby Ferguson Canada $8,885
9-Jan Event #55: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 37 $12,580 Curtis Krushelniski Canada $5,812
9-Jan Event #56: $200 NLH Bounty 29 $6,000 Siriwan Sukmekerd Las Vegas, NV $2,275

What’s Coming Up at Venetian?

Venetian will play host to the DeepStack Extravaganza I from January 31-February 28, 2022. 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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