Event 63: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 894
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 13,410,000
DeepStack Extravaganza Event 63 Champion –
Immediately after the elimination of Matt Schultz in fourth place, the three remaining players came to a deal. With his overwhelming chip lead, Daniel Bland had all of the negotiating power and used it to leverage the deal in his favor.
Karo Galstyan and Kevin Nguyen were both playing south of 2,000,000 and agreed to split the difference between second and third place money. They will each earn $48,254 for their two days of tournament play.
Both Galstyan and Nguyen earn their largest career tournament scores for their respective finishes. Galstyan managed to hold on through a few chip swings to make it on to the tournament while Nguyen laddered up his short stack for the duration of the final table and was rewarded for his patience.
Bland earns first place money ($90,303) along with his third career DSE III title. Bland won titles in the summer of 2014 and 2015 and is back on the winning track in 2017. He is off to his native country of England this week but will hopefully be back again soon to The Venetian for future DSE play.
Final Table Results