Who Went Home Big in the Venetian 2024 DeepStack Extravaganza I?

Who Went Home Big in the Venetian 2024 DeepStack Extravaganza I?

The 2024 DeepStack Extravaganza I series kicked off on January 31 at Venetian Las Vegas which is slated to open a new poker room this summer and wrapped up back on February 18.

The 31-event series had some big winners including Rick Whitesell of Vancouver, Washington, who was the only two-time champ of the series. He first topped a field of 40 runners to win Event #2: $200 NLH Bounty for $1,120, and then four days later bested a 52-entry field and took down Event #8: $200 NLH Bounty for $1,572.

Others to claim big paydays were Steve Krupnick (Event #6: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack for $56,992), Tyler Westra (Event #11: $500 NLH Epic Stack for $13,445), Sean Berman (Event #13: $1,100 MSPT Mystery Bounty for $37,479), and David Ouellette (Event #31: $200 NLH Bounty for $1,672).

Heres a look at a few of the other big winners from the 2024 DeepStack Extravaganza I.

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Jeremy Becker Does It Again

Jeremy Becker, who has never studied a solver, is a crusher when it comes to the lower buy-in tournaments across Las Vegas; so much so, that Daniel Negreanu facilitated a big cross book bet between the young phenom and Landon Tice, another successful young crusher who came up in the solver world.

Becker took down yet another tournament back on February 13 when he topped a field of 202 entries in Event #21: $400 NLH Epic Bounty, good for a $8,379 payday. Becker did so by defeating well-known Venetian grinder Kao Saechao in heads-up play.

Others to cash the tournament were Jerome Finck (4th place - $2,953), Mario Fauceglia (11th place - $703), and Mohamed Serry (17th place - $538).

Event #21 Final Table Results

1Jeremy BeckerTampa, FL$8,379
2Kao SaechaoSeattle, WA$5,786
3Nadav YakobiIsrael$4,087
4Jerome FinckFrance$2,953
5Vincent PiscitelliBranford, CT$2,185
6Haribhai GopaulCorpus Christi, TX$1,656
7John VigliottiBranford, CT$1,286
8Robenito RoxasLas Vegas, NV$1,024
9Joseph JacobsenAlpharetta, CA$837

Andrew Rodgers Wins CPPT Event for $103,936

The biggest tournament on the schedule was the $1,600 buy-in Event #26: CardPlayer Poker Tour, which had 458 entrants and awarded a $650,360 prize pool to the top 59 finishers. Among those to cash were WPT World Champion Daniel Sepiol (4th place - $43,976), the aforementioned Jeremy Becker (6th place - $24,788), Aaron Massey (11th place - $9,503), Scott Ball (17th place - $6,490), and Mitchell Halverson (31st place - $4,746).

In the end, it was Alaskas Andrew Rodgers defeating Ankush Mandavia in heads-up play to win the tournament for a six-figure payday of $103,936.

Event #26 Final Table Results

1Andrew RodgersAnchorage, AK$103,936
2Ankush MandaviaRichmond, TX$95,149
3Richard CollinsHampton Cove, AL$59,914
4Daniel SepiolLas Vegas, NV$43,976
5Zichuan HuangBelmont, CA$32,766
6Jeremy BeckerTampa, FL$24,788
7Zachary DonovanHenderson, NV$19,046
8Dan CiltanRomania$14,865
9Edward Holstein Jr.Las Vegas, NV$11,790

Louise Francoeur Nabs One of the Last Titles

One of the last tournaments took place on February 18. Event #30: $500 NLH Epic Bounty attracted 100 players and offered up a $42,200 prize pool, of which $14,700 were bounties. Some players to cash the tournament but fell short of the final table were David Button (10th place - $727), Samy Dighlawi (11th place - $727), Warwick Dunnett (12th place - $687), and Bradley Henry (13th place - $687).

Coming out on top was none other than Las Vegas grinder Louise Francoeur, who defeated Israels Nadav Yakobi in heads-up play to win the title and $6,623 first-place prize.

Event #30 Final Table Results

1Louise FrancoeurLas Vegas, NV$6,623
2Nadav YakobiIsrael$5,987
3Aram TorossianCypress, CA$3,478
4Konstantin PolinLas Vegas, NV$2,482
5Wing YamOrlando, FL$1,835
6Carl OmanVancouver, WA$1,408
7Daniel AucklandBurien, WA$1,408
8Brian BrennekeLeo, IN$931
9Rambo HalpernPortland, OR$805

Eric Baldwin Goes Back-to-Back at MSPT Venetian; Umut Ozturk Wins Tight POY Race

2024 DeepStack Showdown January Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolOverlayWinnerHometownPrize
1/31/24Event #1: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack387$127,710$0Francis AndersonLas Vegas, NV$21,500
1/29/24Event #2: $200 NLH Bounty40$6,400$0Rick WhitesellVancouver, WA$1,120
1/30/24Event #3: $200 NLH Bounty57$9,120$0Brian WiseArlington, VA$1,190
1/31/24Event #4: $400 NLH Epic Bounty137$45,621$0Charles SimsSt. George, UT$6,318
1/31/24Event #5: $200 NLH Bounty55$8,800$0Carol HarmonSeward, AK$1,414
2/4/24Event #6: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack460$317,400$0Steven KrupnickMiami Beach, FL$56,992
2/1/24Event #7: $200 NLH Bounty62$9,920$0Michael BrennemanCanada$2,000
2/2/24Event #8: $200 NLH Bounty52$8,320$0Rick WhitesellVancouver, WA$1,572
2/3/24Event #9: $200 NLH Bounty50$8,000$0Lauchlin McKinnonLas Vegas, NV$1,285
2/4/24Event #10: $200 NLH Milestone Survivor51$8,160$05 winnersN/A$1,600
2/5/24Event #11: $500 NLH Epic Stack123$51,906$0Tyler WestraSioux Falls, SD$13,445
2/5/24Event #12: $200 NLH Milestone Survivor39$6,240$03 winnersN/A$1,600
2/8/24Event #13: $1,100 MSPT Mystery Bounty318$306,870$0Sean BermanLos Angeles, CA$37,479
2/6/24Event #14: $200 NLH Milestone Survivor59$9,440$03 winnersN/A$1,600
Event #15: Mega Satellite
2/10/24Event #16: $1,600 MSPT360$513,000$0Terry FleischerHenderson, NV$98,101
Event #17: Mega Satellite&nbp;
2/10/24Event #18: $1,100 Monster Bounty106$102,820$0Dineshkumar PurohitMechanicsburg, PA$19,227
2/12/24Event #19: $600 NLH Seniors158$80,580$0Tracy SibsonMuskegon, MI$15,926
2/12/24Event #20: $200 NLH Bounty65$10,400$0Barry SchultzArlington, TN$2,189
2/13/24Event #21: $400 NLH Epic Bounty202$30,100$0Jeremy BeckerTampa, FL$8,379
2/13/24Event #22: $200 NLH Milestone Survivor56$8,960$05 winnersN/A$1,600
2/14/24Event #23: $500 NLH Epic Stack104$43,888$0Nathaniel ZollerSuperior, CO$8,000
Event #24: Mega Satellite
Event #25: Mega Satellite
2/18/24Event #26: $1,600 CardPlayer Poker Tour458$650,360$0Andrew RodgersAnchorage, AK$103,936
Event #27: Mega Satellite
Event #28: Mega Satellite
Event #29: Mega Satellite
2/18/24Event #30: $500 NLH Epic Bounty100$14,700$0Louise FrancoeurLas Vegas, NV$6,623
2/18/24Event #31: $200 NLH Bounty44$7,040$0David OuelletteDickinson, ND$1,672

Whats Coming Up Next?

The next series is already underway at the Venetian. The 2024 DeepStack Showdown (March), which kicked off back on February 19, offers more than $1.7 million in guaranteed prize pools through March 31.

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