Another successful DeepStack Championship event is in the books. This time, our Event #59 $600 Big O $50K GTD attracted 218 players who created a prize pool of $112,924; more than doubling the guarantee of $100,000. Of those, 30 made it to Day 2, and we paid out 24 places.
Day 2 flew by relatively quickly with the returning 30 falling down to an eventual champion in just over eight hours of play.
The final table was dominated with six international players represented from Canada (2), China, UK, Russia and Brazil as well as two local players from Las Vegas and Beaverton.
The hand of the night came between both chip leaders at the time, Bruno Gazotto and Keeth Beharrell, when there was six players left. Both players were all in on a flop of queen-ten-seven with Beharrell having the lead with top two pair against Gazotto’s straight draw. The straight would come on the turn and Gazotto would have more chips then his other four opponents combined.
The final hand of the night saw Maxim Kutonek take out Lu Yang, leaving just three, who would end up agreeing to a chop.
Shukri Mushahwar would take third, Kutonek second, and Gazotto would be crowned the champion, collecting $27,478 for his efforts as well as his first Venetian DeepStacks trophy.
Congratulations again to Bruno Gazotto from Brazil.