Venetian® Resort Las Vegas hosts the first major live poker tournament series in Sin City during September. The DeepStack Showdown Poker Series runs from September 7-27, and features over $ 400,000 in guaranteed money prizes to be awarded on the 32-event schedule. Turnout for the series is strong, with each event beating its guarantees and most doing so by a sizable margin.
The festival tent event is a $ 400 buy-in no-limit hold’em “Monster Stack” event featuring a guaranteed prize pool of $ 100,000. The tournament runs from September 23-27, with four starting flights to choose from. A total of 1,538 entries were made in the event, eliminating any guarantees of making the $ 512,154 prize pool visit dewa poker.
In the end, Caleb Hershey of Rugby, ND emerged victorious with the title and highest payout of $ 74,123 after striking a deal during the three-handed game. It is the third career live tournament title on Hershey’s resume, and by far his biggest score. As a champion, he was also awarded 432 Card Player Player of the Year points. This is his first POY qualifying score of 2020, but that alone is enough to see him move up to 336th place in the POUY race standings, sponsored by Global Poker.
Bronx, New York resident Joseph Reddick took home $ 70,596 as a runner-up finisher, bringing his career income to $ 932,798. Reddick’s biggest ever score came in a $ 450 buy event at the 2016 Borgata Winter Poker Open series. He beat 3,268 participants in the event to win $ 217,792.
Travis Sargent is the third player to be involved in the three-way deal to end this event. He earned $ 49,655 for his endeavors at this event. A number of big names were successful in this event, including eight-time World Series Poker Circuit ring winner Sean Yu (14th – $ 4,865), six-time ring winner David Larson (25- $ 2,612), and the current POY race 23- Trung Pham rank player (27 – $ 2,612).