Raminder Singh, Rex Clinkscales, and Eric Salazar Win Big at Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza NYE

Venetian Las Vegas hosted the Deeptack Extravaganza NYE from December until January 8. The 58-tournament series provided over $2.2 million in guaranteed prize pools.

It attracted 10,624 players excluding satellite entries and gave $4,682,241 prize money. Some of the players who won titles included Gerald David, Susan Soto, Alon Messica, Kao Saechao, and Nick Pupillo. Alan Mastic is the first two-time champion in the series as he won $9,546 in Event No.47: $400 NLH Monster Stack and $131,746 in Event No.53: $1,600 CardPlayer Poker Tour (CPPT).

Raminder Singh Wins Event No.25: $400 NLH Epic Stack

Event No.25: $400 NLH Epic Stack attracted 304 entrants who created a $101,232 prize pool that the top 36 finalists shared. Some of the players who won money but failed to reach the final table included David Larson, Stephen Seffense, and Kimberly Neff.

Sarah Stefen exited the tournament in third place with $10,427 leaving Johann Zeitoun at the table battling it out with Singh, a Seminole Hard Rock regular. Singh played in the RGPS Al-Stars ProAM the previous day and failed to defend his title. Still, he beat Zeitoun in the NLH Epic Stack and bagged $22,270.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Raminder Singh from Delray Beach, Florida-$22,270
  2. Johann Zeitoun from France-$14,679
  3. Sarah Stefan from Chicago, Illinois-$10,427
  4. Alipasha Ardakani from Los Gatos, California-$7,187
  5. Tammy Wing from Canada-$5,365
  6. Teri Lewis from Calabasas, California-$4,049
  7. Daniel Samson from the United Kingdom-$3,138
  8. Arpit Bhardwaj from Santa Clara, California-$2,349
  9. Dayanna Ciabaton from Naples, Florida-$1,944

Rex Clinkscales Bags the First Title in the Series

The DeepStack Extravaganza NYE's Event No.1: $400 NLH Epic Stack kicked off on December 1. It featured 79 entrants who formed a $26,307 prize pool that the top eight finalists shared.

The leading two players made a deal that earned Gladys Landegger $6,502 for finishing second and Rex Clinkscales $6,960 after winning the tournament. The Hendon Mob reports that Clinkscales has more than $1.8 million in lifetime poker tournament earnings.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Rex Clinkscales from Las Vegas, Nevada-$6,960
  2. Gladys Landegger from Las Vegas, Nevada-$6,502
  3. Roland Israelashvili from Forest Hills, New York-$4,664
  4. Bobby Sanoubane from Aurora, Colorado-$2,552
  5. William Derick from Tucson, Arizona-$1,894
  6. Alexander Klupchak from Las Vegas, Nevada-$1,473
  7. Bastien Ravalet from Canada-$1,210
  8. Stephen Capanna from Washington D.C.-$1,052

Eric Salazar Wins Event No.51: $600 NLH Monster Stack

Event No.51: $600 NLH Monster Stack attracted 121 entrants who formed a $61,710 prize pool that the leading 15 players shared. Some of the entrants who won money included Lee Rzentkowski, Bryan McKenna, Eric Baldwin, and Mike Holm.

McKenna's elimination in third place set up heads-up action between Kevin Garosshen and Eric Salazar. But, Salazar beat his opponent and sent him packing as a runner-up with $11,416. The Hendon Mob shows that Salazar has $1,191,148 in poker career earnings.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Eric Salazar from Greensboro, North Carolina-$17,587
  2. Kevin Garosshen from Las Vegas, Nevada-$11,416
  3. Bryan McKenna from Haines City, Florida-$8,084
  4. Justin Anderson from Salt Lake City, Utah-$5,708
  5. Scott Ruegsegger from Monmouth, Oregon-$4,073
  6. Eric Baldwin from Las Vegas, Nevada-$2,962
  7. Jason Newburger from Vernon Hills, Florida-$2,129
  8. Zhengcheng Shi from Berkeley, California-$1,574
  9. Alexander Maas from Robbinsdale, Minnesota-$1,358


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