Bolden & Larsen Among Venetian 2022 DeepStack Extravaganza I Winners

Bolden & Larsen Among Venetian 2022 DeepStack Extravaganza I Winners

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From January 31-February 28, Venetian Las Vegas played host to the 2022 DeepStack Extravaganza I, which offered more than $3.3 million in guaranteed prize pools over 41 events.

The series was a big success catering to a combined 8,355 entrants and awarding $5,544,276 in prize money, not including any satellite action. 2021 Wynn Millions champ Andrew Moreno was victorious in Event #27: $2,500 Ultimate Stack for $242,293 and recently spoke about his decision not to chop here.

Another big winner was Ron West, who took down the MSPT $1,100 Poker Bowl VI for $168,488. You can read more about that tournament in our recap here.

Other winners throughout the series included Peter Hengsakul (Event #13: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $18,168), Tuan Mai (Event #18: $400 Ultimate Stack and Event #29: $1,100 Monster Stack for $39,421), Nesrin Can (Event #33: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $43,000), Tony Tran (Event #38: $600 Ultimate Stack for $75,389), and Bin Weng (Event #40: $600 NLH Monster Stack).

Here’s a look at a couple of other notable winners from the series.

David Larson Takes Down Event #3: $600 NLH Monster Stack

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Early on in the series, Event #3: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack attracted 109 runners and offered up a $55,590 prize pool to the top dozen finishers. Among those to cash were poker couple Christina Gollins and Elvis Toomas, who would later make headlines at the 2022 Wynn Millions for a prop bet that saw one of them go all in dark in the very first hand!

In the end, it was eight-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring winner David Larson besting Jeremy Becker in heads-up play to claim the trophy and $16,676 top prize.

Event #3: $600 NLH Monster Stack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize 1David LarsonLas Vegas, NV$16,676 2Jeremy BeckerTampa, FL$10,340 3Elvis ToomasSylmar, CA$7,282 4Mark JohnsonLas Vegas, NV$5,281 5Christina GollinsHenderson, NV$3,891 6Charbel KanterjianCanada$3,002 7Jack BittkerRochester, NY$2,335 8Bradley DehavenStevensville, MD$1,779

Gary Bolden Binks Event #16

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On February 12, Event #16: $1,100 NLH Double Stack attracted 231 entries who generated a $225,225 prize pool. That was distributed amongst the top 24 finishers including Adam Demersseman (10th – $4,842), Kyle Kitagawa (12th – $4,144), Michael Wang (18th – $3,153), Eric Baldwin (20th – $2,815), Mitchell Halverson (23rd – $2,635), and Kyna England (24th – $2,635).

The final table was comprised of some big names as well including Ryan Laplante (8th – $5,676), Ralph Massey (6th – $9,302), and Tuan Mai (5th – $12,455), just to name a few. In the end, it was poker pro Gary Bolden besting MSPT champ Steve Wilkie in heads-up to win the tournament for $57,208 and add another Venetian trophy to his résumé.

Event #16: $1,1000 NLH Double Stack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize 1Gary BoldenLas Vegas, NV$57,208 2Steve WilkieArvada, CO$36,126 3Pierce McKellarLas Vegas, NV$25,676 4Victor ParedesModesto, CA$16,892 5Tuan MaiSan Jose, CA$12,455 6Ralph MasseyLas Vegas, NV$9,302 7Christopher HerrinOologah, OK$7,297 8Ryan LaplanteLas Vegas, NV$5,676

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize 2-Feb-22Event #1: $400 Ultimate Stack468$154,440Liran BetitoLas Vegas, NV$27,449 1-Feb-22Event #2: $300 NLH Survivor40$10,0004 WinnersN/A$2,500 2-Feb-22Event #3: $600 Monster Stack109$55,590David LarsonLas Vegas, NV$16,676 2-Feb-22Event #4: $300 NLH Survivor40$10,0004 WinnersN/A$2,500 5-Feb-22Event #5: $800 Ultimate Bounty829$572,010Dantram HuynhSan Diego, CA$68,214 3-Feb-22Event #6: $300 NLH Survivor56$14,0008 WinnersN/A$2,500 6-Feb-22Event #7: $600 Monster Stack130$66,300David MosheVancouver, WA$15,580 7-Feb-22Event #8: $400 Monster Stack140$46,900Matthew BettiReno, NV$9,926 7-Feb-22Event #9: $300 NLH Bounty69$17,250Matthew RaffoulCanada$2,204 8-Feb-22Event #10: $400 NLH147$49,245Victor ParedesModesto, CA$14,036 8-Feb-22Event #11: $300 NLH Survivor73$18,2507 WinnersN/A$2,413  Event #12: Mega Satellite      9-Feb-22Event #13: $600 NLH Monster Stack154$78,540Peter HengsakulLas Vegas, NV$18,168 9-Feb-22Event #14: $300 NLH Survivor51$12,7506 winnersN/A$2,300 12-Feb-22Event #15: $1,100 MSPT Poker Bowl VI1,027$991,055Ron WestLos Angeles, CA$168,488 12-Feb-22Event #16: $1,100 NLH Seep Stack231$225,225Gary BoldenLas Vegas, NV$57,208 2/13/22Event #17: $300 NLH Bounty100$27,250Xinliang XuTucson, AZ$4,904 2/16/22Event #18: $400 Ultimate Stack596$196,680Tuan MaiSan Jose, CA$33,518 2/14/22Event #19: $300 NLH Survivor55$13,7507 winnersN/A$1,965 2/15/22Event #20: $300 NLH Survivor57$14,2505 winnersN/A$2,500 2/16/22Event #21: $600 NLH Monster Stack162$82,620Alex ProanoHermosa Beach, CA$13,660 2/16/22Event #22: $300 NLH Survivor63$15,7506 winnersN/A$2,500  Event #23: Mega Satellite      2/17/22Event #24: $1,100 NLH Monster Stack195$189,150Brian CunninghamPortland, OR$49,822 2/17/22Event #25: $300 NLH Survivor80$20,0008 winnersN/A$2,400  Event #26: Mega Satellite      2/20/22Event #27: $2,500 Ultimate Stack542$1,233,050Andrew MorenoLas Vegas, NV$242,293  Event #28: Mega Satellite      2/20/22Event #29: $1,100 Monster Stack177$171,690Tuan MaiSan Jose, CA$39,421 2/20/22Event #30: $300 NLH Bounty85$21,250James RiceCherry Hill Village, CO$3,495 2/21/22Event #31: $600 NLH Monster Bounty233$118,830Shawn MotameniRedwood City, CA$20,544 2/21/22Event #32: $400 PLO 8/B89$30,260John NidhiryRockville, MD$9,684 2/24/22Event #33: $600 NLH Monster Stack553$280,371Nesrin CanTurkey$43,000 2/22/22Event #34: $300 NLH Bounty76$19,000Guilherme Oliveira ChammasBrazil$3,041 2/23/22Event #35: $300 NLH Survivor87$21,7508 winnersN/A$2,500 2/24/22Event #36: $600 NLH Senior Monster Stack180$91,800Mohamed MamouniFrance$23,039 2/24/22Event #37: $300 Survivor124$31,00012 winnersN/A$2,500 2/28/22Event #38: $600 Ultimate Stack974$491,870Tony TranPhiladelphia, PA$75,389 2/25/22Event #39: $400 PLO61$20,740Badr ImejjaneFrisco, TX$6,740 2/28/22Event #40: $600 NLH Monster Stack216$110,160Bin WengPhiladelphia, PA$27,980 2/28/22Event #41: $300 NLH Survivor86$21,5008 WinnersN/A$2,500

The next tournament series is already underway at Venetian in the March DeepStack Showdown. Early winners in that series include Scott Stewart (Event #5: $1,100 NLH Monster Stack for $51,752) and Kenny Huynh (Event #7: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack). Click here for a look at the full schedule.

*Images courtesy of Venetian Poker.

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