DeepStack Final Table Updates

DeepStack Extravaganza NYE Event #51
$340 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD
January 10-12, 2020

The final hand.

In our final hand, Ross Ward raised preflop to 355K, and Eric Baldwin called. The flop fell 7♥ A♣ 9♥. Baldwin checked, Ward bet 300K, Baldwin raised to 800K, Ward shoved, and Baldwin snap-called. It was Ward’s A♠ J♦ versus Baldwin’s 9♣ 8♠. The board rounded out 6♦ 4♣, and Ward’s pair of aces won him the pot and the tournament.

Ross Ward keeps chipping up.

Ross Ward has been flexing his muscle with some aggressive and very well-placed raises/shoves in this heads-up battle versus the very formidable Eric Baldwin.

Vyacheslav Stoyanov out in 3rd place.

Here is a doozy of a hand. Ross Ward raised to 300K from the button, and Vyacheslav Stoyanov reraised to 800K from the big blind. Ward called. The flop fell 3♦ 2♥ 4♦. Stoyanov c-bet 700K, Ward shoved, and Stoyanov called. It was Ward’s A♦ Q♣ against Stoyanov’s A♠ Q♠. The 7♦ on the turn and 10♦ on the river gave Ward the flush, thus eliminating Stoyanov and accumulating his two millionish chips. Ward is the commanding chip leader at the moment.

Derrick Mokedi out in 4th place.

Derrick Mokedi shoved from the big blind and was called effective by Ross Ward from the cutoff position. It was Mokedi’s A, 10 off versus Ward’s pocket aces, and the aces held up, eliminating Mokedi and giving Ward his 1.8 million chip stack.

Mehdi Madani out in 5th place.

This hand began with Ross Ward raising to 240K from UTG. Eric Baldwin reraised from the cutoff to 640K, and Mehdi Madani shoved from the button. Ward got out of the way. It was Baldwin’s pocket queens versus Madani’s A, 10 off. Despite getting a ten on the flop, Baldwin’s queens held up, and he amassed Madani’s final 600K chips.

Derrick Mokedi doubles up.

Derrick Mokedi just doubled up his 1.395 million chip stack against Eric Baldwin when his A, 10 suited bested Baldwin’s A, K off when a ten fell on the flop.

Bob Chow out in 6th place.

Bob Chow found himself all-in against chip leader Eric Baldwin for his remaining 800K chips. It was Chow’s pocket queens versus Baldwin’s pocket kings, and the kings held up.

Kwan Joey Kong out in 7th place.

After Kwan Joey Kong shoved from UTG with her remaining one million-ish chip stack, Eric Baldwin called effective from the cutoff. It was Kong’s A, K suited versus Baldwin’s pocket queens. Baldwin hit a queen on the flop, and Kong was out.

Mehdi Madani doubles up.

This hand began with Mehdi Madani shoving from the lojack with his final 720K chip stack. He was called effective by Kwan Joey Kong from the cutoff. I was Madani’s K, J off versus Kong’s pocket eights. Madani hit a jack on the flop to double up.

Break time.

Going into the Level 27 break, here is where our remaining players stand:

Kwan Joey Kong: 1.52 million
Derrick Mokedi: 2.54 million
Ross Ward: 2.47 million
Eric Baldwin: 2.56 million
Bob Chow 805,000
Mehdi Madani: 1.12 million
Vyacheslav Stoyanov: 1.94 million

When we return, the blinds will be 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

Ben Scrogins out in 8th place.

Ben Scrogins shoved with his final 300K-ish chip stack and A, 10 suited and was snap-called effective by Ross Ward and his pocket kings. Ward hit a king in the window, and Scrogins was out.

Tuan Mai out in 9th place.

Tuan Mai found himself all-in with pocket eights versus Vyacheslav Stoyanov and his A, Q off. With a 3-2-4-5-Q board, Mai was eliminated, and Stoyanov amassed another 600K-ish chips.

Derrick Mokedi’s big blind special.

This hand began with Ben Scrogins calling from the small blind, and Derrick Mokedi checking his option. The flop fell J♦ 2♣ 7♠, and both men checked. The 2♦ fell on the turn. Scrogins bet 60K, and Mokedi called. With the 2♥ on the river, Scrogins checked, Mokedi bet 160K, and Scrogins called. Wouldn’t you know it, Mokedi had a deuce.

Wait a second.

We had a moment of excitement when Derrick Mokedi shoved and Ross Ward snap called. Both men flipped over A, K. The flop was a rainbow. The excitement waned.

The action has been a bit slow.

We’ve had the usual assortment of raises, shoves, and folds. Very few hands have reached showdown. Don’t worry, it always picks up. Always.

Ben Scrogins doubles up.

Ben Scrogins shoved from the lojack with his final 525K chip stack and was called effective by Derrick Mokedi. It was Scrogins’ pocket sevens versus Mokedi’s A, K suited, and the sevens held up.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza NYE Event #51 $340 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Kwan Joey Kong: 2,580,000
Ben Scrogins: 780,000
Derrick Mokedi: 1,200,000
Ross Ward: 2,100,000
Eric Baldwin: 1,520,000
Tuan Mai: 650,000
Bob Chow: 925,000
Mehdi Madani: 2,000,000
Vyacheslav Stoyanov: 1,165,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza NYE Event #38
$400 NLH UltimateStack $150K GTD
January 2-5, 2020

Let’s make a deal.

Our remaining three players agreed on a deal, and each walked away happy. Adrien Frascaro took first, Jesse Geffon finished second, and Tamas Lendvai finished third. Head on over to our blog main page for more information, prize amounts, photos, and the final table wrap up.

Zeping Lu out in 4th place.

In, perhaps, the loudest hand of the day, Adrien Frascaro doubled up his enormous 6.82 million chip stack and eliminated Zeping Lu when his pocket queens held up against Lu’s A, 7 off. Zeping had shoved from the big blind after Frascaro called, and Frascaro snap-called and took the pot.

Jesse Cohen out in 5th place.

Jesse Cohen shoved from the button with his final 2.28 million chips and was snap-called by Adrien Frascaro from the small blind. It was Cohen’s K♥ 10♦ against Frascaro’s A♦ J♦. When the board ran 9♦ 4♦ A♥ 10♣ 8♠, Cohen knew his tournament life had come to an end.

Tamas Lendvai doubles up.

Tamas Lendvai shoved from the cutoff and was snap-called by Zeping Lu from the lojack. It was Lu’s pocket jacks versus Lendvai’s A, Q, off. Lendvai hit an ace on the flop to double up his 3.975 million chips stack.

Adrien Frascaro doubles up.

This time, Jesse Cohen got the short stick when he shoved with K, 10 suited from the small blind and was called by Adrien Frascaro from the big blind. It was Cohen’s K, 10 suited versus Frascaro’s pocket aces, and the aces held up, enabling Frascaro to double his 2.18 million chip stack.

Jesse Cohen doubles up.

After Jesse Cohen shoved from UTG with his final 3.14 million chip stack, Zeping Lu called from the button. It was Cohen’s A, K off versus Lu’s A, 2 off. Cohen’s king on the flop earned him the massive double up.

Adrien Frascaro wins a big pot.

This hand began with Adrien Frascaro raising to 355K from the cutoff. Zeping Lu called. The flop fell 7♣ Q♠ 5♦. Frascaro checked, Lu bet 400K, and Frascaro called. With the A♦ on the turn, both men checked. The 7♦ on the river had Frascaro lead out with 550K. Lu called. Frascaro’s A♣ 5♣ paled in comparison to Lu’s 7♥ 8♦.

Jesse Cohen doubles up.

After Jesse Cohen shoved from the button with his 2.5 million chip stack, Zeping Lu called from the big blind. It was Cohen’s Q, K off versus Lu’s J, 10 suited. Cohen hit a king on the flop to stay alive and double up.

Shawn Daniels out in 6th place.

After Shawn Daniels shoved from the button with his remaining 1.55 million chip stack, Jesse Geffon called effective. It was Daniels’ A, Q off versus Geffon’s A, J off. An ace fell on the turn, pairing both men, and a jack on the river eliminated Daniels.

Jesse Geffon doubles up.

With already nearly two million in the pot, on a 10-6-2 board, Zeping Lu shoved from the lojack and was called by Jesse Geffon from the cutoff with his final nearly two million chips. It was Lu’s pocket nines versus Geffon’s pocket jacks, and the jacks held up, enabling Geffon to double up.

Jeff Johnson out in 8th place, Kenna James out in 7th place.

Here’s a doozy of a hand. Jeff Johnson shoved from UTG with his 1.325 million chip stack. Kenna James called all-in effective from the lojack, and Zeping Lu also shoved effective from mid position. It was Johnson’s A, 3 suited versus James’ A, J suited versus Lu’s pocket kings, and the kings held up, extending Lu’s chip lead and eliminating both Johnson and James.

Christopher Le out in 9th place.

After Zeping Lu raised to 220K from mid position, Christopher Le shoved with his final 1.38 million chips. Lu called. It was Lu’s 5, 4 suited versus Le’s A, 7 off. A five on the flop spelled the end for Le.

Shawn Daniels doubles up.

This hand began with Adrien Frascaro raising to 260K from UTG+1. Kenna James, from mid position called, and Shawn Daniels, from the hijack, shoved with his 1.2 million chip stack. Frascaro called, and James mucked. It was Frascaro’s pocket eights versus Daniels’ pocket kings, and the kings held up.

Zeping Lu recovers some chips.

This hand began with Kenna James raising to 180K from the cutoff, Zeping Lu reraised to 500K, and James called. The flop fell 8♥ K♣ K♠, and both men checked. With the 4♠ on the turn, James led out with 200K, Lu raised to 800K, and James called. With the 3♥ on the river, James checked, Lu shoved with his 3.6 million chip stack and James mucked.

Adrien Frascaro doubles up.

This hand began with Adrien Frascaro raising to 225K from the button, and Zeping Lu calling from the big blind. The flop fell 8♦ 2♥ 3♣. Lu checked, Frascaro bet 365K, Lu reraised to 900K, Frascaro reraised all-in with his final 3.335 million chip stack, and Lu called. It was Frascaro’s A♠ 7♥ versus Lu’s pocket fives. The turn and flop fell A♣ 7♣, and Frascaro was very happy to double up.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DSE NYE Event #38 $400 NLH UltimateStack $150K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Christopher Le: 1,390,000
Jeff Johnson: 1,333,000
Adrien Frascaro: 3,560,000
Kenna James: 4,550,000
Zeping Lu: 7,240,000
Shawn Daniels: 1,720,000
Jesse Geffon: 2,275,000
Tamas Lendvai: 4,850,000
Jesse Cohen: 2,715,000

Good luck gentlemen!

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DeepStack Extravaganza NYE Event #31
$600 NLH MonsterStack $300K GTD
December 27-30, 2019

And we have a deal.

Our final two players agreed to a deal. Jim Agate is our winner. Head on over to our blog main page for photos, prizes, and our final table wrap up (shortly).

Junsheng Han out in 3rd place.

This hand began with Jim Agate raising to 400K from the button. He was called by Eliano Mesquita from the small blind. Junsheng Han shoved from the big blind with his final 2.05 million chips. Agate snap called effective, and Mesquita folded. It was Agate’s A, J suited against Han’s A, 9, off. Agate hit both an ace and a jack on the flop to take the pot and eliminate Han.

Action has slowed, but…

As would be expected, being three-handed, we’ve had a lull in the action. A few shoves, a couple of raises, one hand made it to showdown, but they chopped. Of course, something exciting is bound to happen.

No deal.

Play continues.

Updated chip counts.

Our remaining three gentlemen are discussing a possible deal. Here is where they stand:

Junsheng Han: 3.05 million
Jim Agate: 13.265 million
Eliano Mesquita: 8.41 million

Stay tuned.

Brandon Eisen out in 4th place.

This hand began with Jim Agate raising to 350K from UTG. Brandon Eisen called from the big blind. The flop fell 3♦ 10♠ 10♣. Eisen checked, Agate c-bet 350K, and Eisen called. The turn was the 8♥, and both men checked. With a 9♦ on the river, Eisen shoved with his short stack, Agate called effective, and Agate’s K♠ 9♣ bested Eisen’s K♣ 6♣.

Ben Farrell out in 6th place, Michael Haag out in 5th place.

Here’s a doozy of a hand. Jim Agate raised to 350K from the hijack. Michael Haag raised to 1.1 million from the button. Ben Farrell shoved from the big blind with his final 1.04 million chips. Agate called effective, and Haag snap called all-in as well. It was Agate’s pocket aces against Haag’s pocket kings versus Farrell’s pocket queens. Wouldn’t you know, the aces held up. Not only did Agate amass Farrell’s remaining chips but also Haag’s 3.575 million chips, thus making Agate the overwhelming chip leader at the moment.

Junsheng Han doubles up.

In this hand, Junsheng Han shoved from the cutoff with his final 1.38 million chip stack and A, Q off. Jim Agate called effective from the big blind with A, J off, and Han’s queen held up.

Brandon Eisen doubles up.

This hand began with Ben Farrell shoving from the small blind. Brandon Eisen called all-in from the big blind. It was Farrell’s K, 8 off versus Eisen’s Q, 10 off. Eisen hit a ten on the river to double up his 1.355 million chip stack.

Daniel Willis out in 7th place.

This hand began with Daniel Willis shoving from UTG with his final 525K chip stack. He was called effective by both Junsheng Han from the hijack and Eliano Mesquita from the big blind. The board ran 6-2-7-9-5, and Han and Mesquita checked down. Mesquita won the hand with a pair of nines, and Willis was eliminated.

Eliano Mesquita gets aggressive.

This hand began with Eliano Mesquita raising to 295K from the lojack. He was called by Junsheng Han from the button. The flop fell 3♥ Q♥ J♠. Mesquita c-bet 325K, and Han called. With a Q♠ on the turn, Mesquita checked, Han bet 800K, Mesquita shoved, and Han mucked.

Brandon Eisen doubles up.

After Brandon Eisen shoved from the lojack with his final one million chips, Jim Agate snap-called again. It was Eisen’s A♠ 4♠ versus Agate’s A♦ K♥. When the board ran 5♣ 4♣ Q♥ J♥ A♣, Eisen’s two pair gave him some of his chips back.

Jim Agate doubles up.

In this hand, Brandon Eisen raised to 250K from the cutoff. Jim Agate re-raised to 700K from the button. Eisen shoved, and Agate snap-called. It was Eisen’s pocket jacks versus Agate’s pocket aces, and the aces held up, enabling Agate to double his 3.375 million chip stack. Eisen is left with 700K at the moment.

Rick Munro out in 8th place.

This hand began with Eliano Mesquita raising to 275K from the lojack. Rick Munro shoved from the hijack, and Mesquita snap-called. It was Munro’s A, Q off versus Mesquita’s A, J off. A jack on the flop sealed Munro’s fate, and he was out while Mesquita amassed Munro’s one million-ish chips.

David Sablan, Jr. out in 9th place.

David Sablan, Jr. called Junsheng Han’s two million chip river bet on a J-J-K-K-8 board, and Han’s pocket king gave him the win and eliminated Sablan.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DSE NYE Event #31 $600 NLH MonsterStack $300K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled players—are:

Daniel Willis: 1,375,000
David Sablan, Jr. 1,105,000
Michael Haag: 5,615,000
Junsheng Han: 2,510,000
Ben Farrell: 2,525,000
Brandon Eisen: 4,275,000
Jim Agate: 3,200,000
Eliano Mesquita: 2,315,000
Rick Munro: 1,770,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza NYE Event #11
$600 NLH DoubleStack $150K GTD
December 17-19, 2019

It’s over, folks.

Our last hand came down to Jeff Eldred shoving with Q♣ J♠, and Quan Tran snap calling with A♠ 8♣. The flop hit 4♠ A♥ J♦, thus giving Eldred a bit of hope, but, alas, a 10♦ and 3♦ on the turn and river weren’t enough, and Eldred finished in second place.

Check out our blog’s main page for photos and the final table wrap up.

Heartbreaker.

Jeff Eldred raised to 360K and was called by Quan Tran. With a J-K-Q rainbow flop, Tran checked, Eldred bet 425K, and Tran called. With a five on the turn, both men checked. The river was a nine. Tran bet 800K, and Eldred folded and showed his pocket aces.

Since that hand, Tran has been chipping up with his uber-aggressive bets.

Updated chip counts.

Going into the Level 30 break, here is where our remaining two stand:

Jeff Eldred: 5.175 million
Quan Tran: 5.905 million

When we return, the blinds will be 80,000/160,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

Chess anyone?

After Quan Tran threw his muscle around a bit with some strategic late street bets and raises, Jeff Eldred has become more aggressive as well, as the latter has been regaining some of his earlier lost chips.

Heads up.

Thus far, our heads up battle has been each gentleman jockeying for position with chips changing hands seemingly every hand. While Quan Tran still has the chip lead, Jeff Eldred has been chipping up and is within striking distance. Stay tuned.

Mike Horchoff out in 3rd place.

Mike Horchoff made a last-ditch effort when he shoved with K, 2 off; however, Jeff Eldred was holding pocket eights. and the eights held up.

Quan Tran doubles up.

Quan Tran took a massive chip lead in a hand that began with Mike Horchoff raising to 225K from the button. Quan Tran re-raised to 750K, Horchoff re-re-raised all in, and Tran snap called. It was Horchoff’s A♥ Q♣ against Tran’s pocket nines. When the board ran 2♦ A♦ 9♠ K♥ A♠, Tran’s full house earned him an additional 3.69 million chips, thus leaving Mike Horchoff extremely short-stacked.

Mike Horchoff takes a nice pot.

This hand began with Mike Horchoff raising to 225K from the button, and both Quan Tran and Jeff Eldred calling. The flop fell J♥ 6♠ 7♠. Tran and Eldred checked, Horchoff c-bet 250K, and both Tran and Eldred called. With the A♥ on the turn, again, Tran and Eldred checked, but Horchoff continued with 525K causing both men to fold and enabling Horchoff to extend his chip lead.

Jeff Eldred takes a nice pot.

This hand began with Mike Horchoff raising from the button to 225K. Both Quan Tran, from the small blind, and Jeff Eldred, from the big blind, called. The flop fell 9♥ 2♥ 6♥, and all three men checked. With the A♥ on the turn, they all checked again. The 4♥ on the river had Tran leading out with a 210K bet. Eldred called, and Horchoff folded. Tran played the board while Eldred showed the J♥ for the win and the nice pot.

Josias Santos out in 4th place.

In this hand, Josias Santos shoved from the small blind and was called effective by Mike Horchoff from the big blind. It was Santos’ K, 7 suited against Horchoff’s pocket eights, and the eights held up, eliminating Santos and giving Horchoff an additional 655K chips.

Joseph Alban out in 5th place.

After Jeff Eldred raised to 205K from UTG, Joseph Alban shoved from the big blind with his remaining 390K chip stack. Eldred snap called. It was Eldred’s pocket deuces versus Alban’s A, J off. A 9-2-9 flop essentially sealed the deal for Eldred. The board rounded out with 5-3, and Alban was out.

Modest pots.

We’ve had a few hands with some min-raises, calls, checks, and the like. Not terribly exciting, but stay tuned.

Chip count updates.

Going into the Level 27 break, here is where our remaining five players stand:

Jeff Eldred: 3.15 million
Josias Santos: 930,000
Mike Horchoff: 2.8 million
Quan Tran: 3.325 million
Joseph Alban: 875,000

When we return, the blinds will be 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

Josias Santos doubles up.

This hand began with Josias Santos shoving from the cutoff with his remaining 340K chip stack. Mike Horchoff snap called effective from the button. It was Santos’ Q, 10 suited against Horchoff’s A, J off. Santos hit a ten on the flop to take the pot and extend his tournament life.

Jacques Zaicik out in 6th place.

Jacques Zaicik shoved from UTG with his final 950K chip stack and was called effective by Quan Tran from the big blind. It was Zaicik’s A♠ Q♠ versus Tran’s A♦ J♠. When the board ran 7♠ 5♥ K♣ Q♥ 10♥, Tran’s rivered straight eliminated Zaicik.

Adrian Naggy out in 7th place.

After Adrian Naggy shoved from the button, Jeff Eldred called effective from the small blind. It was Eldred’s pocket sevens versus Naggy’s A, 5 off. Even though Naggy hit an ace on the flop, Eldred also hit a seven, thus eliminating Naggy and accumulating another 710K.

Steven Abbott out in 8th place.

After Joseph Alban shoved from mid position, Steven Abbott also shoved from the hijack position. It was Alban’s pocket queens against Abbott’s A, Q off, and the queens held up. Alban had Abbott covered, and he amassed another 475K chips.

Robenito Roxas out in 9th place.

This hand began with Jacques Zaicik raising to 105K from mid position. Josias Santos re-raised to 350K from the small blind. Robenito Roxas shoved from the big blind, Zaicik folded, and Santos snap called. Santos hit a seven on the flop for trips and amassed Roxas’ final 170K chips.

A lull in the action.

We haven’t had too much to report. There have been many, many, many all-ins but no calls. One hand did, in fact, reach showdown. Robenito Roxas and Mike Horchoff had the preflop raise, raise, call, and then they both checked down. Roxas’s pocket jacks lost to Horchoff’s pocket kings. Stay tuned. Excitement to come.

Joseph Alban doubles up.

Right off the bat, Joseph Alban shoved from the big blind with his final 305K chips and A, 5 suited. Quan Tran called from the button with K, 8 suited (both had diamonds), and the ace held up.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DSE NYE Event #11 $600 NLH DoubleStack $150K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Jeff Eldred: 2,275,000
Steven Abbott: 740,000
Josias Santos: 505,000
Robenito Roxas: 720,000
Mike Horchoff: 2,455,000
Quan Tran: 2,010,000
Jacques Zaicik: 1,580,000
Joseph Alban: 340,000
Adrian Naggy: 530,000

Good luck gentlemen!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #46
$400 NLH MonsterStack $100K GTD
November 29-December 1, 2019

It’s over folks.

Our final hand was Valentyn Shabelnyk shoving and Brent Hart snap-calling. It was Shabelnyk’s K, 6 off versus Hart’s Q, 9 off, and the king held up, eliminating Hart in 2nd place.

Head on over to our main page shortly for photos and our final table wrap up.

Valentyn Shabelnyk chipping up.

When he isn’t winning hands at showdown, Valentyn Shabelnyk has been wreaking havoc with Brent Hart’s chip stack with exorbitant raises which cause Hart to fold. Shabelnyk has nearly 11 million of the nearly 13 million chips in play.

Chip updates.

Going into the Level 30 break, here is where our remaining two players stand:

Brent Hart: 5.035 million
Valentyn Shabelnyk: 7.8 million

When we return, the blinds will be 80,000/160,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of our final table.

Heads up action.

We have some serious heads-up action going on with large bets, raises, re-raises, and, of course, folds with each gentleman trying to out-muscle the other.

Daniel Pickering out in 3rd place.

Daniel Pickering found himself all-in with A, Q off versus Brent Hart and his A, K off. The king held up and Hart amassed Pickering’s 2.86 million chip stack. Hart now has a slight chip lead.

Valentyn Shabelnyk wins a huge pot.

This time, Valentyn Shabelnyk, raised to 300K from the button, and Daniel Pickering re-raised to 950K from the small blind. The flop fell 8♣ 2♠ K♠. Pickering c-bet 715K, and Shabelnyk called. With the K♣ on the turn, Pickering checked, Shabelnyk bet 120K, and Pickering called. The 2♣ fell on the river, and both men checked. Pickering showed his pocket sixes and was dismayed to see Shabelnyk’s pocket sevens.

Daniel Pickering takes his chips back.

After Brent Hart raised to 300K from the button, Daniel Pickering called from the big blind. The flop fell 6♣ 4♣ 8♦. Pickering checked, Hart c-bet 400K, and Pickering called. With both the 10♠ and 4♠ on the turn, both men checked. Pickering showed his pair of tens, and Hart folded.

Brent Hart takes another pot.

In this hand, Daniel Pickering called from the small blind, and Brent Hart checked his option. The flop came 10♣ Q♥ 2♦. Pickering checked, Hart c-bet 125K, and Pickering called. The 2♠ fell on the turn. Pickering checked, Hart c-bet 300K, and Pickering called. With the 9♠ on the river, Pickering checked, Hart, again, bet 400K, and this time, after lengthy contemplation, Pickering folded.

Brent Hart chipping up.

This hand began with Brent Hart raising to 350K from the small blind, and Valentyn Shabelnyk calling from the big blind. The flop fell Q♣ 9♣ 3♥. Hart c-bet 300K, and Shabelnyk called. With both the 5♠ on the turn and J♣ on the river, both men checked. Hart showed his pocket fives, and Shabelnyk mucked.

Daniel Pickering takes a nice pot.

This time, Valentyn Shabelnyk found himself up against Daniel Pickering in a hand that began with Brent Hart min-raising to 200K from the button, and both Shabelnyk, from the small blind, and Pickering, from the big blind, calling. The flop fell 8♥ A♦ 5♦, and all three men checked. With the Q♥ on the turn, Shabelnyk checked, Pickering bet 420K, Shabelnyk called, and Hart got out of the way. The K♣ fell on the river. Shabelnyk checked, Pickering bet 475K, and Shabelnyk called. Pickering showed his A♣ 5♣, and Shabelnyk mucked.

Brent Hart wins a nice pot.

Brent Hart found himself heads-up with Valentyn Shabelnyk again. This hand began with Hart calling from the small blind and Shabelnyk, uncharacteristically, checking. The flop fell 7♣ 5♠ A♣. Hart checked, Shabelnyk bet 150K, Hart raised to 350K, and Shabelnyk called. The 10♥ came on the turn. Hart c-bet 450K, and Shabelnyk called. The A♥ came on the river. Hart, again, bet 800K, and Shabelnyk folded.

David Burke out in 4th place.

David Burke couldn’t really get any cards this final table and finally risked his very short stack but was eliminated.

Brent Hart and Valentyn Shabelnyk continue to spar.

We’ve had a few more hands with these two; however, Brent Hart has been a bit more aggressive with Valentyn Shabelnyk, and, thus, had won some of his prior losses back.

Valentyn Shabelnyk continues to dominate.

In two consecutive hands, Valentyn Shabelkyn went toe-to-toe against Brent Hart. In the first hand, Shabelnyk called Hart’s bets until the river when he raised, causing Hart to fold and winning a 1.2-ish million pot. In the second hand, Shabelnyk continued to call Hart’s bets; however, when we reached showdown, Shabelnyk had the better hand, taking another 1.8-ish million of Hart’s chips.

William Pappas out in 5th place.

After William Pappas shoved from the button, Valentyn Shabelnyk called effective. It was Pappas’ pocket deuces versus Shabelnyk’s K, 10 suited. Pappas was dismayed to see the Q-J-A flop, with no chance of taking this hand, and he was eliminated. Shabelnyk added another 870K to his chip lead.

David Burke doubles up.

After Valentyn Shabelnyk raised from the small blind to put David Burke, who was in the big blind, all in, Burke, indeed called with his final 570K chip stack. It was Burke’s K, 3 suited against Shabelnyk’s A, 5 off. Burke hit a king on the turn and took the pot.

Chuck Thayer out in 6th place.

With a Q♦ K♠ 2♠ 7♦ board, Chuck Thayer shoved with his final 625K chip stack and was snap called by Daniel Pickering. It was Thayer’s K♣ 2♣ versus Pickering’s K♥ J♥. The J♦ on the river gave Pickering a higher two pair, thus eliminating Thayer.

Brent Hart wins another large pot.

This hand began with David Burke raising to 125K from the button and being called by Brent Hart in the big blind. The flop fell 4♠ J♥ Q♠, and both men checked. The 9♦ fell on the turn. Hart bet 200K, and after some thought, Burke called. With the J♠ on the river. Hart c-bet 450K, and after more contemplation, Burke called. Hart showed his Q♥ J♦, and Burke mucked.

Ekrem Bozkurt out in 7th place.

This hand began with Brent Hart min-raising to 135K from the small blind. Ekrem Bozkurt, from the big blind shoved, and Hart snap called. It was Hart’s A♥ K♦ versus Bozkurt’s K♠ J♣. When the board ran 3♦ A♠ 7♦ 5♥ 5♣, Bozkurt was out and Hart amassed his 250K chip stack.

Philip McCall out in 8th place while Brent Hart almost triples up.

Here’s a doozy. Valentyn Shabelnyk raised from the button, effectively putting both Philip McCall from the big blind and Brent Hart from UTG all in. Hart risked his 1.3 million chip stack and McCall risked his 595K chip stack. McCall had A, Q off; Hart had pocket kings, and Shabelnyk had pocket sevens. Hart asked for (and got) a king on the flop to eliminate McCall and increase his chip stack considerably getting 595K from McCall and 1.4 million from Shabelnyk.

Isaac Choi out in 9th place.

Isaac Choi shoved from the cutoff with his remaining 535K chip stack and was called effective by Valentyn Shabelnyk from the big blind. It was Choi’s A, Q off versus Shabelnyk’s A, 6 suited. A six on the flop was all Shabelnyk needed to eliminate Choi.

Valentyn Shabelnyk exercising his muscle.

Early on, Valentyn Shabelnyk has been using his chip lead to re-raise and shove against opponents, getting them to fold.

We have reached the final table.

We have reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #46 $400 NLH MonsterStack $100K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

David Burke: 1,200,000
Philip McCall: 775,000
Daniel Pickering: 1,325,000
Brent Hart: 1,300,000|
Ekrem Bozkurt: 530,000
Isaac Choi: 1,100,000
Chuck Thayer: 1,510,000
William Pappas: 1,356,000
Valentyn Shabelnyk: 3,800,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #40
$400 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD
November 25-27, 2019

Bruno Meneghel out in 2nd place.

After some serious back-and-forth action, our final hand came down to Jack Oliver calling and Bruno Meneghel checking his option. The flop fell 6♠ 7♠ 5♦. Meneghel checked, Oliver bet 125K, Meneghel re-raised to 425K, Oliver shoved, and Meneghel snap called. It was Oliver’s 8♠ 7♣ versus Meneghel’s 3♠ 2♠. The turn and river fell 4♦ 2♦, and even though Meneghel hit a straight, Oliver’s was higher, thus eliminating Meneghel in second place.

Orion Allen out in 3rd place.

With only 10K left, he knew his tournament life had come to an end.

Bruno Meneghel doubles up.

Bruno Meneghel’s K, 9 off bested Orion Allen’s pocket eights when a king hit the flop. Meneghel doubled his 1.3 million chip stack, and Allen is left with only 10K.

Orion Allen gets in on the action.

After Jack Oliver raised to two million from the small blind, Orion Allen shoved from the big blind. Allen’s K, Q off out-kicked Oliver’s K, 8 off, and Allen doubled his 595K chip stack.

Jack Oliver takes back his chips from Bruno Meneghel.

This hand began with Jack Oliver raising to 200K from the button. Bruno Meneghel called from the big blind. The flop came 3♦ 6♣ A♦. Meneghel checked, Oliver bet 150K, and Meneghel called. With the 8♠ on the turn, both men checked. The 8♦ fell on the river. Meneghel, again, checked, Oliver bet 400K, and Meneghel called. Oliver showed his J♦ 8♣, and Meneghel mucked.

Bruno Meneghel doubles up.

In this hand, Bruno Meneghel shoved from the small blind with his remaining 740K chip stack and was snap-called by, who else, Jack Oliver. Meneghel’s pocket jacks bested Oliver’s A, 6 off, and Meneghel lives to play another hand.

Jack Oliver wins another huge pot.

This hand began with Bruno Meneghel raising to 185K from the small blind and being called by Jack Oliver in the big blind. The flop fell 9♣ 6♥ 9♠. Meneghel c-bet 185K, and Oliver called. The 8♠ fell on the turn. Meneghel continued with 250K, and Oliver called. With the 10♥ on the river, Meneghel checked, Oliver bet 400K, and Meneghel called. Meneghel’s K♦ 9♦ proved no match for Oliver’s J♣ 7♣.

Filippo Ragone out in 4th place.

Jack Oliver’s reign of terror continues. This time, his pocket aces bested Filippo Ragone’s pair of queens to knock Ragone out and amass another one million-ish chips.

Jack Oliver regains the chip lead.

Bruno Meneghel raised to 175K from the button. Jack Oliver called from the big blind. The flop fell 3♠ J♠ 10♣. Oliver checked, Meneghel c-bet 175K, and Oliver called. The 9♥ fell on the turn. Oliver checked again, Meneghel, again, bet 250K, and Oliver, again, called. With the 3♦ on the river, both men checked. Oliver showed Q♣ 9♠ and Meneghel mucked.

Trygve Leite out in 5th place.

Trygve Leite shoved from the small blind with his remaining 380K chip stack and was called effective by Jack Oliver from UTG. Leite’s A, 8 off couldn’t stave off Oliver’s pocket fives, and he was eliminated.

Trygve Leite doubles up.

Bruno Meneghel shoved from the small blind with A, 4 off, and Trygve Leite called all-in effective from the big blind. It was Meneghel’s A, 4 off against Leite’s 10, 8 off. Leite managed to make two pair and doubled up his remaining 150K chip stack.

Jack Oliver doubles up.

After Trygve Leite shoved from UTG, Jack Oliver snap-called from the button. It was Leite’s K, Q off versus Oliver’s A, 9 off. Oliver hit an ace on the turn to take the pot, leaving Leite crippled.

Chip count update.

Going into the Level 27 break, here is where our remaining five stand:

Trygve Leite: 1.01 million
Filippo Ragone: 1.405 million
Jack Oliver: 1.035 million
Orion Allen: 2.14 million
Bruno Meneghel: 3.15 million

When we return the blinds will be 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

Orion Allen doubles up.

This hand began with Trygve Leite raising to 125K from the cutoff, and Orion Allen calling from the big blind. The flop fell 2♦ 9♣ 6♠. Allen checked, Leite bet 75K, Allen raised to 275K, and, after lengthy thought, Leite called. The 10♦ fell on the river. Allen shoved, and, after more lengthy contemplation, Leite called. It was Allen’s K♥ 9♥ versus Leite’s 9♦ 8♣. The Q♥ on the river gave Allen the pot and the double up.

Bruno Meneghel doubles up.

On a 9-10-10 flop, Jack Oliver shoved from the button, and Bruno Meneghel snap-called from the big blind. It was Meneghel’s Q, 10 suited versus Oliver’s J, 8 off. Even thought the board rounded out with J-8, Meneghel’s trip tens enabled him to double his 1.45 million chip stack and take the chip lead.

Jack Oliver extends his chip lead.

This hand began with Bruno Meneghel raising to 130K from the cutoff, and Jack Oliver calling from the big blind. The flop fell 6♥ 7♠ 2♦. Oliver checked, Meneghel c-bet 130K, and Oliver called. With a 5♦ on the turn, Oliver led with 125K, and Meneghel called. The Q♦ fell on the river. Oliver bet 350K, and after a lengthy period of contemplation, Meneghel folded.

Mike Youngman out in 6th place.

This hand began with Jack Oliver raising to 110K from the button. Orion Allen called from the small blind, and Mike Youngman, from the big blind, shoved with his final 945K chip stack. Oliver snap-called and Allen snap-folded. It was Oliver’s A, K off versus Youngman’s A, 8 off. A king on the flop sealed Youngman’s fate.

Orion Allen doubles up.

In this hand, Orion Allen shoved from UTG with his 500K chip stack and was called effective by Jack Oliver in the big blind. Allen flipped over pocket aces, and Oliver showed his A, 9 off. The aces held up.

Scott Fisher out in 7th place.

Scott Fisher shoved from UTG with his final 125K chips and A, 5 off. Jack Oliver called effective from the big blind with J, 8 off. Oliver hit an eight on the turn to take the pot and eliminate Fisher.

Orion Allen chipping up.

After a couple of shoves wherein nobody called, Orion Allen finally got some action in a hand that began with Mike Youngman raising to 120K from UTG. He was called by both Scott Fisher from the small blind and Orion Allen from the big blind. The flop fell 3♦ A♥ A♠. Fisher checked, Allen checked, Youngman bet 100K, Fisher folded, Allen shoved, and Youngman folded.

Boguslaw Gornia out in 8th.

Boguslaw Gornia shoved from the cutoff with his final 545K chip stack and was called effective by Filippo Ragone from the big blind. It was Gornia’s pocket sevens versus Ragone’s pocket nines, and the nines held up.

Antonio Bernaudo out in 9th.

Antonio Bernaudo shoved from the big blind and was called effective by, who else, Bruno Meneghel. It was Bernaudo’s A, Q spades versus Meneghel’s A, Q off. Meneghel made the nut flush on the river to eliminate Bernaudo and accumulate another 450K chips.

Bruno Meneghel flexes some muscle.

In two consecutive hands, the stoic-faced Bruno Meneghal has been aggressively raising his opponents, eventually getting them to fold, to win two pretty nice pots 700K-ish and 500K-ish.

Jack Oliver doubles up.

Jack Oliver shoved from the hijack with his final 330K chip stack and K, Q, off. Bruno Meneghel called effective from UTG with A, J off. A queen in the window was all Oliver needed to double up.

Scott Fisher doubles up.

After Scott Fisher shoved with his final 235K chip stack, Antonio Bernaudo called effective from the button. It was Fisher’s A, 10 suited against Bernaudo’s A, 8 off. Fisher hit the flush on the river and lives to play another hand.

A close call for Jack Oliver.

Jack Oliver shoved from UTG and was called effective by Filippo Ragone from the small blind. It was Oliver’s Q, J suited versus Ragone’s A, K off. The board was a full house: nines over five, and Oliver issued a sigh of relief and sat back down after thinking he was out.

Scott Fisher doubles up.

Scott Fisher shoved with his 84K chip stack and was called effective by Boguslaw Gornia. Fisher’s A, 9 off bested Gornia’s Q, J suited and he took the pot.

We have reached the final table.

We’ve reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #40 $400 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD. Our nine remaining lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Trygve Leite: 2,200,000
Filippo Ragone: 894,000
Antonio Bernaudo: 803,000
Jack Oliver: 436,000
Scott Fisher: 108,000
Orion Allen: 850,000
Mike Youngman: 1,160,000
Boguslaw Gornia: 961,000
Bruno Meneghel: 1,270,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #39
$600 NLH EpicStack $200K GTD
November 22-25, 2019

We have a deal.

Head on over to our main blog page shortly for more information and our final table wrap up.

A deal, perhaps?

Here is where our final four currently stand:

Eyal Al Revah: 8.25 million
David Oppenheim: 5.365 million
Antonello Perrini: 4.99 million
David Kozma: 3.38 million

They are discussing a deal. Stay tuned.

Matt Ottogalli out in 5th place.

In the very next hand, Antonello Perrini hit a nine on the flop so his Q, 9 off beat Matt Ottogalli’s 6, 5 off, giving Perrini an additional 630K chips.

Matt Ottogalli doubles up.

After Matt Ottogalli shoved from the button with his final 315K chips, David Kozma called effective from the small blind. It was Ottogalli’s K, 5 off versus Kozma’s A, 10 off, and Ottogalli hit a king on the river, doubling him up.

Andrew Saklad out in 6th place.

The very short-stacked Andrew Saklad was eliminated by David Oppenheim.

Bill Watchman out in 7th place.

After Bill Watchman shoved from the button with his 1.595 million chip stack, David Oppenheim called all-in effective from the small blind. It was Oppenheim’s pocket aces against Watchman’s K, 8, off. Even thought Watchman hit a king on the flop, the aces held up.

Antonello Perrini doubles up.

Here’s a wacky one. Antonello Perrini shoved from the hijack with his final 1.81 million chips and was called effective by David Kozma. It was Perrini’s A, Q diamonds against Kozma’s A, Q off. Everyone was thinking a chopped pot; however, Perrini turned the flush to take the pot and double up.

Dustin Goff out in 8th place.

The short-stacked Dustin Goff fell to Eyal Al Revah when his Q, 6 off lost to Al Revah’s K, 9 suited.

David Oppenheim doubles up.

After David Oppenheim shoved from the big blind, Dustin Goff called. It was Oppenheim’s pocket aces versus Goff’s pocket kings, and the aces held up. Oppenheim doubled his 1.63 million chip stack, and Goff is severely crippled.

Dustin Goff doubles up.

After Andrew Saklad shoved from the button with his final 1.3 million chips and A, 3 off, Dustin Goff called from the small blind with A, 5 off. When the board ran K-6-J-7-8, Goff’s straight gave him the pot.

Antonello Perrini doubles up.

This hand began with Antonello Perrini shoving from the button with A, 6 off. Andrew Saklad called from the big blind with A, K off. On a 8-9-4-10-7 board, Perrini’s straight took the pot and enabled him to double his 1.15 million chips stack.

Bill Watchman doubles up.

Bill Watchman’s shoved with his K, 8 suited versus Matt Ottogalli’s A, Q off. A 10-J-A-Q-J board gave Watchman the straight and the double up to give him 2.5 million chips.

Eyal Al Revah doubles up.

Eyal Al Revah is getting even with David Kozma in a hand in which Kozma shoved with K, 9 off and Al Revah called with A, K off. Al Revah’s ace enabled him to double up his 2.82 million chip stack.

Dustin Goff triples up.

This hand began with Eyal Al Revah raising to 330K from UTG. Dustin Goff shoved with his final 110K chip stack from the small blind, and David Kozma, from the big blind, raised to 410K. Kozma called. The flop fell J♣ 3♠ 4♣. Kozma checked, Al Revah bet 400K, and Kozma called. With the K ♥ on the turn, Kozma checked, Al Revah shoved, and Kozma folded. It was Al Revah’s Q♠ 10♥ against Goff’s J♥ A♣. The 7♣ on the river gave Goff the main pot, and Al Revah got the remainder.

David Kozma continues to chip up.

In this hand, David Kozma raised preflop from the button to 250K, and Eyal Al Revah re-raised to 725K from the small blind. Kozma called. Both men checked on the 7♠ K♠ 4♦ flop. Al Revah bet 900K dark on the turn which was the 7♣. Kozma called. The 2♠ fell on the river, and both men checked. Kozma’s A♥ 10♥ bested Al Revah’s A♦ 3♥.

David Kozma extends his chip lead.

This hand began with Eyal Al Revah raising to 265K from UTG. David Kozma called from the big blind. The flop fell 3♣ J♦ 6♦. Kozma checked Al Revah c-bet 300K, and Kozma called. The A♠ fell on the turn. Kozma checked, Al Revah continued with 550K, and Kozma called. With the 2♥ on the river, Kozma checked, Al Revah, again, bet 800K, and Kozma called. Kozma’s 6♠ 2♠ bested Al Revah’s Q, 10 off, much to Al Revah’s chagrin..

David Vida out in 9th place.

In this hand, David Kozma riased preflop to 250K, and David Vida shoved with his final 2.39 million chip stack. Kozma called. It was Kozma’s pocket jacks versus Vida’s pocket tens, and the jacks held up. Kozma is now our chip leader with Eyal Al Revah a very close second.

David Oppenheim doubles up.

David Oppenheim shoved from the lojack with his final 1.07 million chips and pocket nines and was called effective by Antonello Perrini from the hijack with pocket eights. The nines held up, and Oppenheim lives to play another hand.

Eyal Al Revah gets the better of David Kozma.

This hand began with David Kozma calling from the small blind. Eyal Al Revah raised to 375K from the big blind, and Kozma called. The flop fell K♣ 6♦ 2♣, and both men checked. With the K♦ on the turn, both men checked again. The 3♥ fell on the river. Kozma checked, Al Revah bet 250K, and Kozma called. Al Revah showed his pocket jacks and Kozma mucked.

Antonello Perrini gets some of Dustin Goff’s chips back.

Dustin Goff was a bit too aggressive with a pair of sixes against Antonello Perrini’s pocket tens and Perrini ended up winning a 1.7ish million pot.

Dustin Goff takes a huge pot.

This hand began with Dustin Goff raising to 300K from mid position. Antonello Perrini called. The flop fell 7♦ Q♣ 10♣, and both men checked. With the K♦ on the turn, Perrini checked, Goff bet 300K, and Perrini called. The 3♦ fell on the river. Perrini checked, Goff shoved, and after some thought, Perrini folded.

Nothing to report.

As the guys get used to each other, we’ve seen plenty of bets, raises, re-raises, and the like. Stay tuned. A lot of the action is between Dustin Goff and Eyal Al Revah who seem to enjoy out-raising each other.

Andrew Saklad doubles up.

Andrew Saklad raised from the hijack to 175K and was re-raised by Eyal Al Revah from the cutoff, effectively putting Saklad all-in if he called, which he did. It was Saklad’s pocket kings versus Al Revah’s pocket sevens, and the kings held up, thus enabling Saklad to double his 1.15 million chip stack.

We have reached the final table.

We have reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #39 $600 NLH EpicStack $200K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Eyal Al Revah: 4,000,000
Bill Watchman: 1,700,000
David Vida: 1,865,000
David Oppenheim: 2,100,000
Antonello Perrini: 3,750,000
Matt Ottogalli: 1,560,000
Andrew Saklad: 1,150,000
Dustin Goff: 4,255,000
David Kozma: 2,225,000

Good luck gentlemen!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #36
$1,600 NLH Main Event $400K GTD
November 20-23, 2019

The last hand.

Our final hand of the tournament began with Samuel Uhlmann raising to 175K, Rory Brown re-raising to 600K, Uhlmann shoving, and Brown calling. It was Uhlmann’s pocket tens versus Brown’s A, K, off, and the tens held up.

Wait, what?

We finally got a hand. Here, Rory Brown raised to 375K, Samuel Uhlmann re-raised to 1.1 million, Brown shoved, and Uhlmann called. And they both had pocket kings. No flush. Play continues.

A deal and a save.

Our remaining two gentlemen have reached an agreement but will continue to play for an undisclosed as of now amount and the trophy.

Stay tuned.

Let’s make a deal.

Our remaining two gentlemen are discussing a deal. Here is where there stand:

Rory Brown: 3.685 million
Samuel Uhlmann: 5.645 million

Stay tuned.

Rory Brown chipping up.

This heads-up battle is heating up with raises, re-raises, re-re-raises and the like. Rory Brown has been flexing a bit of muscle and is catching up with Samuel Uhlmann’s chip stack.

Matthew Leecy out in 3rd place.

It’s Samuel Uhlmann for another knock out. Uhlmann managed to turn a full house against Matthew Leecy’s straight, thus amassing another million-ish chips.

Adam Demersseman out in 4th place.

Samuel Uhlmann continues his reign of terror. After Adam Demersseman raised to 300K, Uhlmann raised to 2.02 million, effectively putting Demersseman all in, and Demersseman called. It was Demersseman’s A, 2 suited against Uhlmann’s pocket jacks, and the jacks held up.

Samuel Uhlman extends his chip lead.

Following the 8♠ 3♥ Q♠ flop, Rory Brown bet 50K from the small blind, and Samuel Uhlmann called from the big blind. The 4♦ fell on the turn. Brown bet 75K, Uhlmann raised to 300K, and Brown called. With the 9♣ on the river, Brown checked, Uhlmann bet 400K, and Brown called. Brown’s K♦ Q♦ was bested by Uhlmann’s 8♦ 4♥.

Andrew Wisdom out in 5th place.

After Rory Brown shoved from the big blind with A, 7 suited, Andrew Wisdom snap-call-shoved from the button with pocket jacks. Brown hit an ace on the flop to eliminate Wisdom and amass his 980K chip stack.

Chris Tryba out in 6th place.

After Samuel Uhlmann called from the small blind, Chris Tryba shoved from the big blind with his final 715K chips. Uhlmann called. It was Uhlmann’s K, Q off against Tryba’s A, 2 off. When the board ran 6-9-8-J-10, Uhlmann’s straight eliminated Tryba.

Joshua Ray out in 7th place.

Joshua Ray shoved with A, 6 suited and was called by Rory Brown with pocket queens. Even though he didn’t need it, Brown hit another queen on the flop, eliminating Ray and amassing his 500K chip stack.

Joshua Turner out in 8th place.

This hand began with Samuel Uhlmann raising to 75K from the lojack. Both Matthew Leecy, from the cutoff, and Joshua Turner, from the big blind, called. The flop fell 5♦ Q♣ 8♥. Turner shoved, Uhlmann called, and Leecy folded. It was Turner’s K♠ Q♥ versus Uhlmann’s A♠ Q♠, and Uhlmann’s kicker eliminated Turner and gave Uhlmann an additional 260K chips.

Matthew Leecy doubles up.

Short-stacked Matthew Leecy just doubled up against Sam Uhlmann when he hit a king on the turn to pair his king, thus beating Uhlmann’s pocket threes. Leecy doubled his 320K chip stack and lives to play another hand.

Andrew Wisdom doubles up.

After Matthew Leecy raised to 75K from the cutoff, Andrew Wisdom shoved from the button. Leecy snap called. It was Leecy’s pocket tens versus Wisdom’s A, J off. Wisdom hit a jack on the flop and an ace on the turn to double up his 440K chip stack.

Adam Demersseman triples up.

This hand began with Adam Demersseman shoving from the hijack with his final 215K chips. He was called by both Rory Brown on the button and Samuel Uhlmann from the big blind. The flop fell 7♦ 7♠ 5♦, and both Brown and Uhlmann checked. The 4♠ fell on the turn, and, again, the two men checked. With a 2♠ on the river, they both checked again. Demersseman’s A♣ 3♦ gave him the straight, besting Brown’s K♣ Q♦ and Uhlmann’s A♠ J♥.

Chris Tryba doubles up.

After Chris Tryba shoved from the small blind, Matthew Leecy called from the big blind. It was Tryba’s J♣ 10♣ versus Leecy’a A♣ 10♠. When the board ran 9♠ K♥ 2♦ Q♦ 7♥, Tryba’s straight won him a double up of his 427K chip stack.

Andrew Wisdom doubles up.

Following a preflop min-raise by Matthew Leecy from the lojack, Andrew Wisdom shoved from the hijack. Leecy snap called. It was Wisdom’s pocket eights versus Leecy’s A, K, off, and the pair held up enabling Wisdom to double his 280K chip stack.

Nothing too exciting to write about.

As is usually the case when we reach a final table, there has been some action, but nothing too spectacular. We’ve had a lot of raise-folds and a few showdowns with minimal to moderate pots. Also, as is usually the case, something exciting is bound to happen.

Andrew Wisdom doubles up.

Easy come, easy go. This time Andrew Wisdom shoved from the small blind with his final 176K chip stack and was called by Adam Demersseman from the big blind. It was Wisdom’s J♠ 7♥ versus Demersseman’s pocket sixes, and Wisdom hit a seven on the turn to double up.

Adam Demersseman doubles up.

Adam Demersseman shoved from the cutoff with his final 334K chip stack and pocket kings, and was called by Samuel Uhlmann with pocket fours. Despite many outs for a straight, the kings held up and Demersseman lives to play another hand.

Joseph Spanne out in 9th place.

Joseph Spanne shoved preflop from UTG and was called by Samuel Uhlmann from the UTG+1 position. It was Spanne’s 6, 7 diamonds versus Uhlmann’s pocket kings, and the kings reigned supreme, eliminating Spanne and making Uhlmann 262K richer.

We have reached the final table.

We have reached the final table in our DSE IV Event #36 Main Event. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Adam Demersseman: 420,000
Joshua Turner: 662,000
Rory Brown: 2,100,000
Joshua Ray: 605,000
Joseph Spanne: 495,000
Samuel Uhlmann: 2,700,000
Chris Tryba: 300,000
Matthew Leecy: 1,565,000
Andrew Wisdom: 494,000

Good luck gentlemen!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #31
$400 NLH Seniors MonsterStack $30K GTD
November 18-19, 2019

They said yes.

Head on over to our main blog page shortly for photos, prizes, and the final table wrap up.

A deal in the making, perhaps?

Stay tuned.

Chip counts.

Going into the Level 24 break, here is where our remaining four gentlemen stand:

Robert Lichter: 1.16 million
Dan Hummer: 2.155 million
Scott Epstein: 1.19 million
Jeff Sloan: 690,000

When we return the blinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante.

Rick Munro out in 5th place.

In this hand, Dan Hummer raised to 75K from UTG, Munro shoved with his final 225K chips, and Hummer called. It was Hummer’s A, J off versus Munro’s A, 5 suited. A jack on the flop eliminated Munro.

Jeff Sloan doubles up.

This hand began with Jeff Sloan shoving from the small blind with his remaining 280K chip stack. Rick Munro called from the big blind. It was Munro’s A, 6 off against Sloan’s Q, A off, and, much to Munro’s chagrin, Sloan hit a club flush on the river.

Much of the same.

Bet, call, check raise, shove. The assertiveness continues and the chips are a’flying. Our five remaining players are all very close in chip counts at the moment with Dan Hummer currently in the lead.

Scott Epstein doubles up.

After Scott Epstein shoved from UTG, Rick Munro snap called from the button. It was Epstein’s pocket tens versus Munro’s pocket queens. Epstein hit a ten on the flop, much to Munro’s dismay, and he doubled his 580K chip stack.

Robert Lichter doubles up.

This hand began with Rick Munro raising to 60K from the button. Robert Lichter shoved with his final 332K chip stack. After some thought, Munro called. It was Lichter’s pocket aces against Munro’s Q, 10 suited. Despite getting a queen on the turn, Munro lost the pot, and Lichter lives to play another hand.

Jeff Sloan throws around some muscle.

Not to be outdone in the aggressive play department, Jeff Sloan raised to 150K from the big blind. Rick Munro called from UTG. With a 7♣ 4♥ Q♥ on the flop, both men checked. With the 9♠ on the turn, Sloan bet 150K, and Munro called. The 5♦ hit on the river. Sloan bet 200K, and Munro mucked.

Robert Lichter doubles up.

After Rick Munro raised to 50K from the cutoff, Robert Lichter shoved with his final 243K chip stack. After some thought, Munro called. It was Munro’s K, 8 suited versus Licther’s A, 5, off. An ace on the flop doubled Lichter up.

Scott Epstein wins a nice pot.

After Scott Epstein raised to 50K from UTG, both Rick Munro and Dan Hummer called from the button and big blind, respectively. The flop fell 3♦ 10♠ 8♣, and all three men checked. With the 4♣ on the turn, Hummer checked, Epstein checked, and Munro bet 75K. Hummer folded, and Epstein called. The 3♥ hit the river, Epstein checked, Munro bet 135K, and after some thought Epstein called. Epstein’s A♣ K♥ beat Munro’s J♣ 9♠ for a nice pot.

Rick Munro chipping up.

In three consecutive hands, Rick Munro has made some strategic bets and check-raises, thus causing his opponents to fold and enabling him to add to his chip lead.

Tim Bullard out in 6th place.

After Rick Munro raised to 40K from UTG, Tim Bullard shoved. Munro snap called. It was Munro’s K, 10 suited versus Bullard’s Q, J off, and Munro’s king kicker with a pair of aces on the board won the pot and eliminated Bullard.

Julio Novo out in 7th place.

After Scott Epstein shoved from the big blind, Julio Novo called from the small blind. It was Novo’s Q, 3 suited versus Epstein’s Q, 10 suited, and Epstein managed two pair, thus eliminating Novo. Interestingly, both men had 415K in chips, thus Epstein doubled his chip stack.

Patrick Wingard out in 8th place.

Patrick Wingard shoved preflop from the cutoff with his final 160K chips and K, Q off. Rick Munro called from the small blind with pocket aces. Despite hitting a king on the flop, Munro’s aces held up, and Wingard was out.

Scott Epstein doubles up.

This hand began with Scott Epstein raising preflop from UTG to 35K. Jeff Sloan called from the hijack. The flop fell 10♠ 3♠ 2♣. Epstein c-bet 40K, and Sloan called. The 9♠ fell on the turn. Epstein shoved, Sloan asked for a count, thought for a bit, and called. It was Epstein’s pocket queens versus Sloan’s A♠ 10♣. The 7♥ on the river didn’t help Sloan, and Epstein doubled up and lives to play another hand.

Kathy Liebert out in 9th place.

Julio Novo shoved from UTG, Kathy Liebert called all-in from UTG+1, and Tim Bullard called effective. Novo ended up flopping a flush to take both the main and side pots, and Liebert was out.

Robert Lichter doubles up.

After Rick Munro raised to 35K from the small blind, Robert Lichter shoved from the big blind with his 203K chip stack. Munro called. It was Munro’s A♣ 9♣ versus Lichter’s A♦ 6♠. When the board fell 6♥ K♣ 4♦ 8♥ A♠, Munro let out a groan, and Lichter doubled up.

Dan Hummer doubles up.

On a Q♦ 4♣ 7♠ 8♠ board, Dan Hummer bet 100K, and Julio Novo called. With the 10♠ on the river, Hummer shoved, and Novo called. Novo was dismayed to see Hummer’s pocket aces which bested his K♦ Q♣, and Hummer doubled his 315K chip stack.

Kathy Liebert doubles up.

The short-stacked Kathy Liebert shoved from mid position and was called effective by Dan Hummer from the big blind. It was Liebert’s A, 7 suited versus Hummer’s A, 2 suited, and Liebert’s kicker took the pot, enabling her to double her 75K chip stack.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #31 $400 NLH Seniors MonsterStack $30K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Rick Munro 1,629,000
Robert Lichter: 208,000
Dan Hummer: 669,000
Tim Bullard: 587,000
Julio Novo: 500,000
Kathy Liebert: 80,000
Scott Epstein: 261,000
Patrick Wingard: 241,000
Jeff Sloan: 945,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #27
$600 NLH UltimateStack $150K GTD
November 14-17, 2019

The final hand.

Daniel Pickering shoved and was snap called by Chase Petree. It was Pickering’s A, 10 off versus Petree’s A, Q off, and Petree’s kicker won him the pot and the tournament.

Check out the main blog page shortly for photos, prizes, and the final table wrap up.

Daniel Pickering doubles up.

Daniel Pickering shoved and Chase Petree snap called. Pickering had A, 5 off, and Petree had K, 9 off. The flop was a wicked K-5-5 followed by J-4. Pickering doubled his 1.715 million chips and lives to play another hand.

Nope.

Play continues.

A deal, perhaps?

Stay tuned.

Mike Youngman out in 3rd place.

Well, it wasn’t going to be back-to-back championships for Mike Youngman. This hand began with Youngman raising to 400K from the button. Chase Petree re-raised to 1.2 million from the small blind. After some thought, Youngman shoved, and Petree snap called. It was Youngman’s pocket queens versus Petree’s Q♠ J♦. When the board ran 6♥ K♣ 5♣ 9♣ 10♠, Petree rivered his straight and got Youngman’s 2.355 chips.

Tennis anyone?

Chase Petree just took a 1.3-ish million pot in a hand against Daniel Pickering. It didn’t reach showdown, but the action is getting fast and furious now.

In the next hand, not to be outdone, Mike Youngman snagged a 1.6 million pot in a hand with Petree.

The pace is picking up.

Chips are moving around like crazy since our break. Chase Petree took a nearly two million pot in a hand with Daniel Pickering, and the Pickering returned the favor with his own 1.3-ish million pot.

Mike Youngman doubles up.

After Daniel Pickering raised preflop to 500K, Mike Youngman shoved with his final 1.39 million. It was Youngman’s A, J off versus Pickering’s 10, 9 suited. Pickering hit a nine on the flop; however, Youngman caught a jack as well as an extraneous ace on the river to double up.

Chip updates.

Going into the Level 31 break, here is where our remaining three stand:

Chase Petree: 4.46 million
Daniel Pickering: 8.61 million
Mike Youngman: 750,000

When we return, the blinds will be 80,000/160,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

Ryan Daneliuk out in 4th place.

Here’s a crazy hand that saw Daniel Pickering knock out Daneliuk and take a 2.325 million chunk of Mike Youngman’s chip stack when he rivered the nut flush beating Youngman’s K-high flush and Daneliuk’s straight.

Mike Youngman is a beast.

Mike Youngman is showing the same tenacity he did in our last event (which he won.) He just took a monster pot in a hand with Ryan Daneliuk in which a river shove causing Daneliuk to fold earned Youngman nearly three million more chips.

David Burke out in 5th place.

After David Burke shoved from UTG with his final 1.22 million chips, Chase Petree called all-in effective from the button. It was Burke’s A♦ 7♥ versus Petree’s A♣ K♥. When the board ran 7♣ 3♦. 3♣ K♦ A♥, even thought Burke hit two pair, Petree’s two pair was higher. Petree is now our chip leader.

Chase Petree continues to chip up.

In the next hand, Chase Petree raised to 250K from the cutoff. Daniel Pickering re-raised to 650K from the button. Petree shoved, and Pickering folded.

Chase Petree doubles up.

This hand began with Mike Youngman raising to 260K from the cutoff. Chase Petree shoved from the button, and Youngman called. It was Petree’s pocket eights versus Youngman’s A, 8 off, and the pocket pair held up, enabling Petree to double up his 1.25 million chip stack

Michael Youngman wins a hefty pot.

Michael Youngman, from the big blind, led out with bets of 225K, 250K, and 700K, and was called by Ryan Daneliuk each time from the button. Youngman took the 2.4-ish million pot with a pair of tens, and Daneliuk mucked.

Steve Nevius out in 6th place.

Steve Nevius shoved from the big blind with K, J off and was called effective by Ryan Daneliuk with A, 3 suited. Daneliuk hit a three on the flop to eliminate Nevius and accumulate his 570K chip stack.

Steve Nevius doubles up.

Mike Youngman shoved from the small blind and was called by the short-stacked Steve Nevius from the big blind. Even though Youngman hit two pair on the flop, Nevius rivered a straight for the win and a double up of his 310K chip stack.

David Burke doubles up.

David Burke shoved from the hijack with his 535K chip stack and K, 3 off and was called effective by Steve Nevius from the button with A, 9 off. Burke hit a king on the turn to take the pot, and Nevius is crippled at the moment.

Michael Youngman doubles up.

In this hand, Michael Youngman raised to 200K from UTG, and was called by Ryan Daneliuk in the small blind. The flop fell 8♥ 4♠ J♦. Daneliuk checked, Youngman bet 400K, Daneliuk raised to 800K, and Youngman shoved. Daneliuk called. It was Youngman’s pocket kings versus Daneliuk’s Q♦ J♠. A 5♦ and A♣ finished the board, and Youngman doubled his 1.455 million chip stack.

Daniel Pickering flexing his muscles.

Chip leader Daniel Pickering has been chipping up. In a recent hand, Pickering raised to 160K from the button and was called by David Burke from the big blind. The flop fell 10♦ 8♦ 4♦. Burke checked, Pickering bet 150K, Burke raised to 400K, and Pickering called. With a 2♣ on the turn, Burke bet 450K, Pickering called. A Q♠ fell on the river. Burke checked, Pickering shoved, and Burke folded.

Seat #4 out in 7th place giving Daniel Pickering a huge double up.

After Daniel Pickering raised to 160K from the hijack, Seat #4 called. The flop fell 9♣ 9♦ J♣. Pickering bet 175K, Seat #4 shoved, and Pickering called. It was Pickering’s Q♣ 10♣ against Seat #4’s pocket aces. The 8♦ fell on the tun , but the 2♣ hit the river giving Pickering a flush. Interestingly both men had exactly 1.470 million chips.

The pace is quickening, but…

We’ve seen some more aggression with check-raising, re-raising, and the occasional shove. Not many showdowns; however, again, things are bound to pick up.

Matthew Leecy out in 8th place.

Seat #4 raised to 125K from the hijack and was called by Steve Nevius from the small blind and Matthew Leecy from the big blind. The flop fell 6♣ 3♠ 4♠. Nevius checked, Leecy shoved, Seat #4 called, and Nevius got out of the way. It was Seat #4’s 9♠ 8♠ versus Leecy’s K♦ 5♦. With another spade on the river, Leecy was out and Seat #4 was 380K chips richer.

David Burke doubles up.

After David Burke shoved preflop from the small blind, Mike Youngman snap called. It was Burke’s 6, 7 suited versus Youngman’s A, 8 off. When the board ran 5♦ 5♥ J♣ 7♣ 5♠, Burke’s full house enabled him to double up his 770K chip stack,

David Hopson out in 9th place.

After David Hopson shoved from the button, Mike Youngman called all-in effective from the big blind. It was Hopson’s pocket queens versus Youngman’s A, K off. An ace on the flop gave Youngman the pot and eliminated Hopson.

Getting warmed up.

Our final table is slowly getting acclimated at the moment. Play has been a bit cautious, and there have been many all-ins which never reached fruition. As is always the case, something will happen. It will. Stay tuned.

Michael Youngman doubles up.

Michael Youngman shoved from the button with his final 625K chip stack and A, 9 off and was called effective by Matthew Leecy from the big blind with pocket sixes. Two aces on the flop keeps Youngman’s tournament life going.

We have reached the final table.

Well, folks, we have reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #27 $600 NLH UltimateStack $150K GTD. Our final nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Chase Petree: 2,200,000
Daniel Pickering:410,000
Ryan Daneliuk: 2,225,000
Seat #4: 1,375,000
David Hopson: 935,000
David Burke: 1,100,000
Mike Youngman: 870,000
Steve Nevius: 2,800,000
Matthew Leecy: 1,580,000

Good luck gentlemen!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #22
$400 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD
November 11-13, 2019

That was a quick heads up.

Our final hand of the tournament saw Mike Youngman hit an ace on the turn so his A♠ Q♠ bested Mike Del Vecchio’s post-flop open-ended straight draw, eliminating Del Vecchio in second place. Congratulations to Mike Youngman.

Head on over to the blog’s main page for photos and our final table wrap up.

Nathan Altenhofen out in 3rd place.

Altenhofen found himself against Mike Youngman again for his tournament life. Altenhofen’s 9, 7 suited went against Youngman’s A, J off, and an ace on the flop spelled Altenhofen’s demise.

Mike Youngman doubles up again.

In this hand, Mike Youngman raised to 260K from the button, and Nathan Altenhofen called. The flop fell 2♣ 9♣ 3♠. Altenhofen checked, Youngman c-bet 160K, and Altenhofen called. The 10♠ hit the turn, Altenhofen checked, Youngman c-bet 360K, Altenhofen shoved, and Youngman called. It was Youngman’s 10♥ A♠ versus Altenhofen’s J♦ Q♥. The 4♦ on the river didn’t help Altenhofen as Youngman amassed 3.06 million of Altenhofen’s chips, leaving Altenhofen severely short-stacked.

Mike Youngman doubles up.

This time, Mike Youngman shoved from the button with his 1.43 million chip stack. Nathan Altenhofen called from the big blind. It was Youngman’s A, 4 suited against Altenhofen’s pocket sixes. A K-3-A-2-4 board gave Youngman the pot.

Nathan Altenhofen doubles up.

This time, Nathan Altenhofen raised to 300K from the button. Mike Del Vecchio re-raised to 850K, Altenhofen shoved, and Del Vecchio called. Even though Del Vecchio had pocket kings, Altenhofen’s A, 7 suited took the pot when an ace came on the flop. Altenhofen doubled up his 1.86 million chip stack.

Mike Youngman doubles up.

In this hand, Nathan Altenhofen raised to 200K from the button. Mike Youngman shoved from the small blind with his remaining 365K chip stack. Even though Youngman warned Altenhofen not to call, he did, and Youngman’s pocket aces reigned supreme.

Mike Del Vecchio is in beast mode.

In this hand versus Nathan Altenhofen found himself up against Mike Del Vecchio when Altenhofen called Del Vecchio’s two million chip river bet on a K-K-3-Q-5 board. Turns out that Del Vecchio had kings full of fives, Altenhofen mucked, and Del Vecchio has a resounding chip lead now.

Mike Del Vecchio regains the chip lead.

Mike Youngman shoved from the button with A, Q off and was called by Mike Del Vecchio with pocket kings. The kings held up, and Del Vecchio doubled up his 2.46 million chips, giving him the chip lead again.

There’s been some serious muscle flexing.

Hand after hand after hand, we are seeing large bets, check-raises, strategic shoves, and other jockeying for position moves. The chips are flying. Nathan Altenhofen has regained his chip-leader status.

Mike Youngman doubles up again.

In the battle of the Mikes, Mike Youngman rasied to 250K preflop. Mike Del Vecchio re-raised to 675K from the small blind. After some thought, Youngman shoved, and Del Vecchio called. It was Youngman’s pocket aces versus Del Vecchio’s A, 8 off, and the aces held up, enabling Youngman to take another 2.25-ish million of Del Vecchio’s chips. Youngman is now our chip leader; however, all three men are very close in chips.

Mike Youngman doubles up.

Easy come, easy go, right? In this hand Mike Del Vecchio raised preflop from the button to 200K and was called by Nathan Altenhofen. Mike Youngman shoved over the top, Del Vecchio called, and Altenhofen got out of the way. It was Youngman’s pocket kings versus Del Vecchio’s K, Q off, and the pair reigned supreme. Youngman doubled up his 1.05 million chip stack.

Mike Del Vecchio takes a monster pot.

Following a 9♣ 8♣ 4♠ flop, Mike Del Vecchio, from the button, bet 160K, Nathan Altenhofen, in the small blind position, re-raised to 340K, and Del Vecchio called. A Q♠ fell on the turn. Altenhofen checked, Del Vecchio bet 675K, and Altenhofen called. An A♣ hit the river, and Altenhofen checked again. Del Vecchio continued with a 600K bet. Altenhofen thought for a bit, expressed his surety that Del Vecchio caught his flush, and folded.

Martin Zamani out in 4th place.

Martin Zamani fell to Nathan Altenhofen when Altenhofen’s queen high bested Zamani’s ten high on a pretty dry board.

Nathan Altenhofen doubles up.

This time, Nathan Altenhofen doubled up his one million chip stack in a hand with Martin Zamani in which Altenhofen’s pocket deuces held up.

John Strzemp out in 5th place.

It couldn’t last forever. John Strzemp fell to Mike Del Vecchio when his pocket sixes weren’t enough to topple Del Vecchio’s three kings.

Nathan Altenhofen doubles up.

Nathan Altenhofen doubled up his 2.08 million chip stack against Martin Zamani when Zaman’s pocket fives weren’t enough to best Altenhofen’s A, J off when a jack hit on the flop.

Martin Zamani doubles up.

Martin Zamani took a nice 3.22-ish million pot after he called Nathan Altenhofen’s shove after the river. It was Zamani’s two pair on the flop that won him the dough.

John Strzemp triples up.

John Strzemp is like a cat with nine lives. In this hand, Mike Del Vecchio raised to 225K from UTG, Strzemp shoved, and Mike Youngman called from the big blind. The board ran 9♠ J♣ 10♣ 3♦ 6♥ and Del Vecchio and Youngman checked each street. When all was said and done, it was Strzemp’s pocket tens that gave him the triple up.

Chip updates.

Going into the Level 28 break, here is where our remaining players stand:

Nathan Altenhofen: 2.405 million
Mike Youngman: 1.555 million
Mike Del Vecchio: 4.8 million
Martin Zamani: 1.675 million
John Strzemp: 225K

When we return the blinds will be 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.

John Strzemp triples up.

This hand began with Mike Del Vecchio raising to 180K from the cutoff, John Strzemp shoving from the small blind with his final 55K chips, and Nathan Altenhofen calling. The flop fell 6♥ 10♣ 5♠. Altenhofen checked dark, and Del Vecchio checked behind. The 8♠ fell on the turn, Altenhofen checked, Del Vecchio bet 400K, and Altenhofen folded. The 4♣ hit the river, and it was Strzemp’s A♥ Q♠ besting Del Vecchio’s K♠ 9♦, extending Strzemp’s tournament life.

John Strzemp doubles up.

John Strzemp risked his last 120K chips with A, 10 suited against Mike Del Vecchio’s J, 3 off, and the ace took the pot.

Mike Del Vecchio takes a nice pot.

This hand began with Mike Youngman raising to 100K from the button. Mike Del Vecchio re-raising to 225K from the small blind, and Youngman calling. The flop fell 2♣ K♠ 3♣. Del Vecchio bet 180K, Youngman called. With a 7♠ on the turn, Del Vecchio checked, Youngman bet 445K, and Del Vecchio called. The 9♥ hit the river, and both men checked. Del Vecchio showed pocket nines, and Youngman mucked. Del Vecchio has taken the chip lead.

Mike Youngman chipping up.

Mike Youngman took a nice 1.2-ish million pot from Mike Del Vecchio when Youngman flopped two pair to beat Del Vecchio’s pair of aces.

Mike Youngman doubles up.

See, I told you. This hand began with Martin Zamani calling from the cutoff, John Strzemp calling from the button, Nathan Altenhofen calling from the small blind, Mike Youngman shoving with his final 900K chip stack, Zamani folding, Strzemp folding, and Altenhofen calling. Youngman’s pocket tens held up against Altenhofen’s A, 5, off.

Nothing much to report at the moment.

Small pots, min-raises, folds. Stay tuned, though. Something will happen. It always does.

Brian Li out in 6th place.

This hand began with Brian Li raising to 125K from the hijack. Mike Del Vecchio re-raised to 350K from the cutoff. Li shoved, and Del Vecchio snap called. It was Li’s Q, A off versus Del Vecchio’s pocket tens. With a 2-10-Q-Q-4 board, Del Vecchio’s full house took the pot and another 1.15 million chips, and Li was out.

Seat #5 finishes in 7th place.

Seat #5 shoved and Mike Del Vecchio called. It was Seat #5’s A, 10 suited against Del Vecchio’s pocket eights. A ten fell on the turn, but an eight on the river gave Del Vecchio the hand and another 900K chips. Del Vecchio is second in chips behind Nathan Altenhofen at the moment.

Martin Zamani doubles up.

This hand began with Martin Zamani calling from the small blind, and John Strzemp checking his option. The flop fell Q♦ 6♣ 9♦. Both men checked. With a K♠ on the turn, Zamani bet 110K, Strzemp raised to 300K, Zamani shoved with his remaining 565K, and Strzemp called. It was Zamani’s 6♠ 9♥ versus Strzemp’s 10♠ Q♠. A 6♥ on the river improved Zamani’s hand to a full house, and he lives to play another hand.

Mike Youngman doubles up.

In this hand, Mike Youngman shoved from UTG with his final 565K chip stack and was called all-in effective by Martin Zamani from the small blind. It was Youngman’s A♣ K♥ against Zamani’s pocket nines. When the board ran Q♣ 8♠ J♣ 6♣ 8♣, Youngman’s nut flush gave him the double up.

Guy Maxtone-Graham out in 8th place.

This hand began with Guy Maxtone-Graham raising to 100K from the button. Nathan Altenhofen called from the small blind. The flop fell 8♣ 7♥ 5♣. Altenhofen checked dark, Maxtone-Graham checked behind. With a K♦ on the turn, Altenhofen bet 100K. Maxtone-Graham called. A 10♣ fell on the river. Altenhofen checked, Maxtone-Graham shoved, and after some thought, Altenhofen called. Altenhofen’s K♠ 10♦ bested Maxtone-Graham’s A♣ 5♥ and Altenhofen amassed another 500K-ish chips.

Debi O’Neill out in 9th place.

Following a 10♣ Q♥ J♦ flop, Debi O’Neill shoved from mid position with her final 845K chip stack and Q♦ 8♣, and was called effective by Nathan Altenhofen with K♥ 9♥. A 5♥ and 3♦ rounded out the board, and O’Neill was out.

John Strzemp doubles up.

This hand began oddly with Martin Zamani shoving from the small blind with 8♣ 5♦ and John Strzemp calling from the big blind with pocket jacks. The board fell 6♥ A♣ 7♣, and the table let out a collective “Ooooh” at the possibility of Zamani hitting a straight. With a J♣ on the turn and K♠ on the flop, Strzemp doubled up his 760K chip stack.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #22 $400 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD tournament. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Debi O’Neill: 880,000
Guy Maxtone-Graham: 990,000
Nathan Altenhofen: 1,305,000
Mike Youngman: 700,000
Seat #5: 1,300,000
Brian Li: 900,000
Mike Del Vecchio: 1,880,000
Martin Zamani: 2,055,000
John Strzemp: 895,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #17
$1,100 NLH MonsterStack $150K GTD
November 8-10, 2019

Game over.

Our final hand began with Jeff Niedelman raising to 125K. Jeremy Pekarek called. The flop fell 5♦ 6♥ 10♥. Pekarek checked, Niedelman bet 125K, Pekarek shoved over the top, and Niedelman snap called. It was Niedelman’s 6♦ 7♥ against Pekarek’s 10♣ J♥. When the board rounded out 3♠ 5♠, Niedelman knew his tournament life was over, leaving Jeremy Pekarek our big winner.

We are heads up.

Jeremy Pekarek and Jeff Niedelman are battling it out for the win. Pekarek currently has approximately a 4:1 chip lead over Niedelman.

Kfir Nahum out in 3rd place.

Kfir Nahum fell to Jeff Niedelman when Nahum’s Q, 10 suited fell to Niedelman’s A, Q suited. Although he didn’t need it, Niedelman hit an ace on the turn. Nahum is out, and Niedelman is nearly 400K richer.

Nick Jivkov out in 4th place.

After Nick Jivkov shoved from the button, Jeff Niedelmam shoved right behind him. It was Jivkov’s A, 9 off against Niedelman’s pocket deuces, and the deuces held up, eliminating Jivkov and giving Niedelman an additional 500K-ish chips.

Tim Reilly out in 5th place.

This hand began with Jeremy Pekarek min-raising to 80K from the cutoff, and was called by both Kfir Nahum from the button and Tim Reilly from the big blind. The flop fell 2♠ 5♠ 6♣. Reilly checked, Pekarek bet 100K, Nahum called, Reilly raised to 350K, Pekarek called, and Nahum got out of the way. The A♥ fell on the turn. Both men checked. With a 4♣ on the river, again, Reilly checked, Pekarek bet 300K, and after some thought, Reilly called. It was Reilly’s pocket eights versus Pekarek’s 4♦ 6♦, Reilly was out, and Pekarek increased his massive chip lead even more.

Kenny Ho out in 6th place.

Kenny Ho bet 100K preflop from the hijack and was re-raised by Jeremy Pekarek from the cutoff to 350K. After some thought, Ho re-raised all-in, and Pekarek snap called. It was Pekarek’s A, K suited against Ho’s K, Q off. Both men hit a king on the flop, but Pekarek outkicked Ho, eliminating him and taking Ho’s last  520K chips.

Jeremy Pekarek takes a nice pot.

This hand began with Jeremy Pekarek raising to 65K from the hijack. Play folded around to Jeff Niedelman who called from the big blind. The flop fell 5♠ K♦ 7♦. Niedelman checked, Pekarek c-bet 50K, and Niedelman called. A 7♠ hit the turn. Again, Niedelman checked, Pekarek continued with 100K, and Niedelman called. The 5♣ fell on the river. Again, Niedelman checked, Pekarek bet 230K, and, after some thought, Niedelman called. Pekarek showed his 4♣ 7♣, and Niedelman mucked.

Joe Marchal out in 7th.

Joe Marchal fell to Tim Reilly when Reilly outkicked him despite both men having a pair of aces.

Nick Jivkov doubles up.

Nick Jivkov shoved from UTG with his final 560K chip stack and was called all-in effective by Joe Marchal with A, 10 suited. Even though he didn’t need it, Jivkov hit another five on the river.

Kfir Nahum doubles up.

It was Kfir Nahum’s turn to get in on the action. With a 10♥ 4♣ A♥ Q♠ board, Nahum bet 150K from the lojack. Jeremy Pekarek called from the big blind. A 5♠ hit the river, Pekarek shoved and Nahum snap called. Despite having two pair with A♣ 5♣ for two pair, Nahum showed his K♥ J♣ for the straight and the win. He doubled up his 360K chip stack.

Joe Marchal doubles up.

Joe Marchal shoved from the big blind with his 374K chip stack and Q♣ 9♦, and was called effective by Nicki Jivkov from the lojack with 9♣ 8♣. When the board ran 6♦ 2♥ 3♠ 9♠ J♥, Marchal took the pot with his kicker.

Steve Hwang out in 8th place.

Steve Hwang decided to shove from the lojack with A, 9 off and was called effective by Tim Reilly from the small blind with A, 10 off as well. Reilly hit the nut flush on the river to oust Hwang.

James Brown out in 9th place.

James Brown shoved from UTG with Q, 8 off and was called effective by James Marchal from the button. Marshal hit a jack on the flop and turn to knock Brown out.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DSE IV Event #17 $1,100 NLH MonsterStack $150K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Jeff Niedelman: 882,000
Kenny Ho: 297,000
Jeremy Pekarek: 2,350,000
Steve Hwang: 193,000
Joe Marchal: 267,000
Kfir Nahum: 688,000
Nick Jivkov: 1,430,000
James Brown: 689,000
Tim Reilly: 1,200,000

Good luck everyone!

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DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #9
$400 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD
November 4-6, 2019

And the verdict is…

Our remaining four gentlemen have agreed to a deal. Head on over to our main blog page for photos, more details, and the final table wrap up.

Let’s make a deal, part 2.

Our remaining four are deep in discussion again.

David Gelley out in 5th place.

This hand began with Davide Suriano raising to 65K from UTG. David Gelley shoved from the button, and after some thought, Suriano called. It was Suriano’s pocket nines versus Gelley’s A, Q suited, and the pair reigned supreme, eliminating Gelley and giving Suriano an additional 605K in chips.

Not much to report.

We’ve had a few hands, a few limps, some raises, very few showdowns. Stay tuned, something is bound to happen.

Monte Littlefield out in 6th place.

In this hand, Monte Littlefield shoved from the cutoff and was snap called by Keith McIntosh on the button. It was Littlefield’s Q, J suited against McIntosh’s pocket queens, and the pair held up.

A lull in the action.

Our remaining six players are discussing a possible deal. Stay tuned.

David Burke out in 7th place.

In this hand, David Burke shoved from the cutoff with his 260K-ish chip stack and was snap called by Keith McIntosh from the big blind. It was Burke’s Q, 10 off versus McIntosh’s A, J suited, and McIntosh hit a jack both on the flop and on the turn to eliminate Burke.

Dustin Lee out in 8th place.

Keith McIntosh shoved again, this time with A, K off and was called by Dustin Lee with pocket kings. With an ace on the flop and on the turn, Lee’s tournament life ended. McIntosh amassed Lee’s 444K chips.

Keith McIntosh doubles up.

Keith McIntosh shoved from the small blind with his final 245K chip stack and A, 10 suited. Davide Suriano called effective from the cutoff with K, A, off. Both men paired their ace on the flop, but McIntosh’s kicker gave him the pot.

Valentyn Shabelnyk out in 9th place.

Dustin Lee min-raised to 48K from the hijack, Valentyn Shabelnyk reraised to 120K from the button, and Davide Suriano shoved from the small blind. Shabelnyk called. It was Shabelnyk’s pocket kings versus Suriano’s A, K off. Shabelnyk didn’t want to see the ace that hit on the flop, and he was eliminated.

We have reached the final table.

We have finally reached the final table in our DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #9 $400 NLH DoubleStack $100K GTD. Our remaining nine lucky—and, of course, highly skilled—players are:

Monte Littlefield: 805,000
Keith McIntosh: 285,000
David Gelley: 1,330,000
Trygve Leite: 1,900,000
Virab Zakaryan: 440,000
Dustin Lee: 416,000
David Burke: 260,000
Valentyn Shabelnyk: 702,000
Davide Suriano: 838,000

Good luck everyone!

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