Ivan Barbuto Wins Event 27: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty $30,000 Guarantee for $10,001

Event 27: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty $30,000 Guarantee 

Event: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
Guarantee: $30,000
Entries: 153
Total Prize Pool: $52,362
Bounties: $15,300
Places Paid: 18
Winner: Ivan Barbuto, $10,001

Ivan Barbuto
Event 27: $400 Bounty $30K GTD

Ivan Barbuto outlasted a field of 153 entries and defeated Will Miner heads-up to win Event 27: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty $30,000 Guarantee for $10,001.

Miner earned $6,257 for his runner-up finish.

To view complete results from DeepStack Extravaganza III, click here.


Brian Altman Wins Event 23: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em $250,000 Guarantee for $106,479

Level 30
Blinds: 60,000-120,000 w/20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1


DeepStack Extravaganza Event 23 Champion –
Brian Altman

Event 23 drew a stacked field for the first four-figure buy-in on the DeepStack Extravaganza schedule and the final table did not disappoint. Bracelet winners and WPT Champions along with many other accomplished players reached the final 10, leading to a battle for the over $100,000 first place prize.

Brian Altman started the final table right in the middle of the pack and was down to 10 big blinds only a few levels in. Clayton Jiang forced Altman to fold for his stack but the very next hand, Altman doubled up through Barry Hutter to climb back into contention.

From that point forward, Altman gained chips by the handful and ended up eliminating the final six players that stood between him and the DSE III trophy. The $106,479 Altman earns for first place adds to his $1,700,000 in career tournament earnings. This is likely the last we’ll see of Altman this summer at the Venetian as he looks to build the rest of his summer on the foundation of this victory.

Final Table Results

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Event 23: Keith Morrow Eliminated 2nd ($65,429)

Level 30
Blinds: 60,000-120,000 w/20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1


Keith Morrow earned a place on the Event 23 podium but came up just shy of a DSE III title, falling to Brian Altman. 

Heads up play between Brian Altman and Keith Morrow had the potential to be a lengthy match with both players plenty familiar with one-on-one battles during their career. Altman got the better of Morrow in a few small pots and then won the biggest all-in of the night to ship the title and complete his final table performance.

Altman limped the button and Morrow moved all-in for 1,920,000. Altman took an inventory of his stack and contemplated what to do before making the decision to call, putting Morrow at risk. Morrow was ahead with AJ♣ but Altman held two live cards K♣9♣.

The A♣5♣5 flop paired Morrow and gave Altman a flush draw. The flush came in on the 7♣ turn, leaving Morrow needing an ace or five to stay alive. The 10 river missed Morrow and the two players shook hands and congratulated one another.

Morrow takes home $65,429 and has his summer off to a great start. A winner’s recap will be posted shortly.

Event 23: Rick Alvarado Eliminated 3rd ($47,153)

Level 30
Blinds: 60,000-120,000 w/20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2

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Rick Alvarado put forward a strong effort but is now out in third place in Event 23. 

The start of the new level put some additional pressure on short stack Rick Alvarado, who was under 20 big blinds. Alvarado got his chips in with the best of it but could not fade against Brian Altman.

Altman opened on the button and Alvarado called in the big blind. Alvarado checked the K♠72♠ flop and Altman bet 125,000. Alvarado responded with a check-raise to 375,000, leaving himself with about 1,400,000 behind. Altman moved all-in and Alvardo pushed his chips in the middle with K2. Altman flipped over 9♠7♠ and had outs to trips and a flush.

The J turn changed nothing but the 8♠ river gave Altman his flush to eliminate Alvarado. Alvarado earns $47,153 for his podium finish in Event 23.

Heads up play is set to begin with Altman holding 7,525,000 to the 2,650,000 of Keith Morrow.

Event 23: Rick Alvarado Doubles Through Brian Altman

Event 23: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em SuperStack $250,000 Guarantee 

Level 30
Blinds: 50,000/100,000 w/ 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 

Keith Morrow called 100,000 from the button and Rick Alvarado moved all-in for 915,000 in the small blind. Brian Altman moved all-in for roughly 6,400,000 from the big blind. Keith Morrow folded and the hands were tabled.

Alvarado showed 5♣5 and Altman tabled KJ.

Alvarado spiked a 5 on a 10♣7♣5 flop and picked up a Full-House with the 10 on the turn. The river was the A♠ and Alvarado doubled-up to 1,975,000.

Altman was down to 5,555,000 after the hand. Morrow was sitting in front of 2,725,000.

Event 23: Rick Alvarado Getting Short

Level 29
Blinds: 50,000-100,000 w/10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3

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Rick Alvarado

Rick Alvardo started three-handed play with the chip lead but is now under 15 big blinds and in need of some breathing room.

Keith Morrow limped in from the small blind and Alvarado bumped the action up to 300,000. Morrow called and the flop fell 10♠8♣7. Morrow bet 260,000 and Alvarado called to the 10 turn. Morrow bet 300,000 more and Alvarado dumped his hand.

Morrow showed A3 and Alvarado fell to 1,400,000. Morrow is playing 2,850,000 while Brian Altman holds the lead with 5,750,000.

Event 23: Brian Altman Back In The Lead

Level 29
Blinds: 50,000-100,000 w/10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3


Brian Altman

Considering where he started the day, it would make sense for nothing to be easy for Brian Altman. Altman moved into the chip lead midway through the final table but hit some valleys after then. Now, Altman is back in the lead after getting some river value from Rick Alvarado.

Altman opened to 200,000 on the button and Alvarado called out of the big blind. The two players checked the 10104♣ flop and Alvarado checked the Q♠ turn. Altman bet 200,000 and Alvarado called.

The 7♣ river was checked by Alvarado and Altman bet 575,000. Alvarado considered his options and called, only to see Altman shows 10♣5♣ for flopped trips. Alvarado mucked and is down to 1,900,000 while Altman is back to 4,540,000. Keith Morrow sits in between the two players with about 3,600,000.

Event 23: Three-Handed Play Trudges Along

Level 29
Blinds: 50,000-100,000 w/10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3


Keith Morrow is the short stack but far from out of it with three players left in Event 23. 

After an exciting last hour of play, three-handed action has been limited. Rick Alvarado, Brian Altman, and Keith Morrow are content to keep pots small and not take any major risks. For the most part, pots have rarely reached the river and have been limited in showdowns. With only 100 big blinds in play, the action will inevitably pick up at some point, but for now, small pots reign supreme. And given the $18,300 pay jump between third and second, there is plenty to think about with each decision. A look at the updated counts is below.

  1. Rick Alvarado – 3,975,000
  2. Brian Altman – 3,340,000
  3. Keith Morrow – 2,6500,000