Venetian’s Deep Stack Event Sends WSOP Stragglers Home Happy
As the World Series of Poker centre stage was being derigged and hundreds of tables were being packed away for another year, over 500 players headed over to the Venetian Hotel and Casino for their $2 million guaranteed Deep Stack Championship Poker Series $5,000 main event.
For many this was the last throw of the Las Vegas dice and, with seven of the nine final table finishers coming from outside of the United States, hopefully many of the big winners headed home happy.
The $547,777 winner’s prize went to Russia’s Andrey Pateychuk who is best known for his stunning 2011 campaign which saw him land the European Poker Tour main event in San Remo (for €680,000) and five weeks later net €450,000 in taking Prague’s World Poker Tour main event.
Runner-up Yake Wu, from Shanghai, China, had nothing like the resume of the winner, his previous best result was a $33,000 return from a Korean APT high roller at the start of 2019. He can now boast a $336,497 Vegas cash.
In third was the UK’s Stephen Chidwick who won the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha - High Roller 8-Handed at the Rio (for $1.6 million) a month ago and pushed his career winnings beyond the $25 million mark with this $245,199 score.
Moneymaking Party in the Aria
Another major Las Vegas hold’em tournament went down at the Aria Resort and Casino during July.
It was the Partypoker MILLIONS, the first Partypoker live event to be staged on US soil which came equipped with a $10,300 entry fee.
This time the winner’s prize stayed in America with regular high-roller player (and winner) Thomas Marchese netting the $1 million guaranteed first prize.
It was an international final table though with Ana Marquez of Spain netting $445,000 for third and consequently underlining her reputation as one of the world’s best currently ‘active’ poker players.
Former World Series of Poker Main Event winner Chris Moneymaker – the man credited with the poker book of the mid-2000s – was a notable final table finisher. He finished ninth for a $70,000 profit. Three places ahead of him was British player Conor Beresford who collected $170,000.
This past weekend the Dutch-based online poker pro added further to his 2019 earnings by landing the Sunday Million tournament on Pokerstars.com. On this occasion his haul was $112,185.
Rob joining the Park Lane Party
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, London, is now just a week away.
Remarkably details about the biggest buy-in poker tournament in history remains sketch. Organisers have Tweeted details of their commentary team for their online webcast, beyond that little else has been made clear.
However, one player has declared their intention to play the £1 million entry tournament in London’s Park Lane Hotel: Rob Yong, owner of the Dust ‘til Dawn cardroom in Nottingham.
In a mid-July Tweet the Partypoker ‘partner’ declared: “I am giving away 5% [£50K] of my action in @tritonpoker £1M Super High Roller Aug 1st. Guess hole cards & suits I get dealt 1st hand [eg. QhJc] & you will get a share eg. 5 winners would be 1% each. Must Guess, RT & Follow to be eligible”.
His tweet had received over 6,600 re-tweets at the time of writing.
Twitter Polls are gr8 for opinions on @partypoker but need larger samples - so I will give 10 x $10,300 MILLIONS Seats [random draw & any stop] AND also donate $100,000 to @REGcharity on reaching 100K followers 💪 https://t.co/e9Mi1bySQq must RT & follow to be in draw— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) July 10, 2019
Yong’s generosity does not end there. In another Tweet he has pledged ten $10,300 Partypoker Millions seats and to donate $100,000 to the reg-charity organisation once his Twitter account surpasses 100,000 followers.
Aussie Millions Details Released
Of course the global poker phenomenon never sleeps and with the dying embers of World Series mania no longer glowing Crown Casino Melbourne has announced details of the 2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship.
It will run from Saturday 4th to Friday 24th January.
In 2019 the Aussie Millions festival attracted in excess of 8,600 players from over 40 countries and organisers will be hoping to beat those figures courtesy of 23 individual events with buy-ins ranging from AUD $1,150 to AUD $100,000.
The AUD $10,600 entry Main Event, which attracted 822 players in 2018 and fell to American Bryn Kenney, has an unchanged format. It will be run over eight days (five days of play) with the final table commencing Friday 24th January.
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