The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas’ DeepStack Championship II is a 76-event series with more than $10 million in guaranteed prize money up for grabs. One of the marquee events of the popular poker tournament festival is the $1 million guaranteed 2021 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, which kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 11 and continues until a champion is decided on Nov. 14.
The event will see players start with 40,000 in chips. Day 1 will feature 40-minute levels, which will increase to hour-long levels for day 2 and continue through the end of the event, outside of 30-minute levels during heads-up play. Registration and re-entry will be allowed through the start of level 13. More information can be found on the official structure sheet below.
This will be the tenth time that the CPPT has teamed up with The Venetian since the tour made its debut at the venue in 2013. More than $15.8 million in prize money has been paid out during the nine previous CPPT Venetian main events. All-time CPPT career money leader Jon Turner has won two of the CPPT Venetian event titles, securing $737,858 in combined earnings with those two victories.
The most recent running of the CPPT Venetian saw World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ankush Mandavia top a field of 652 entries in a $2,500 buy-in event, earning $260,000 for the win after striking a heads-up deal.
There were five separate events that featured $1 million guarantees scheduled for this series, including the CPPT main event. Three of those events have come to a conclusion already, including the $1,600 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour event won by Gediminas Uselis ($325,428), the $1,100 buy-in MSPT event taken down by Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau ($230,379), and the $1,100 buy-in Mini DeepStack Championship that saw Bhavesh Patel come on top with $238,233. The $1,600 buy-in DeepStack Championship that got underway on Nov. 7 is still ongoing.
Here is a look at the structure for the CPPT Venetian main event (click the image to enlarge):