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Engel, Sleeth & Seif Claim 2021 Venetian DeepStack Championship Titles


Since the beginning of May, Venetian Las Vegas has played host to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will run through August 1 and offer more than $15 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Thus far through approximately 95 events in the 121-event series, over 30,000 entrants have participated and nearly $26 million in prize money has been awarded.

Among the highlights thus far were Chance Kornuth and Harlen Miller winning mid-six-figure prizes in a pair of MSPT Main Events; Sean Perry, Shawn Daniels, and Ali Imsirovic winning high roller titles, Chad Eveslage taking down the WPT Venetian for $910K, and side event wins by Jesse Lonis and Ashraf Chehata.

Below is a look at some other winners who’ve made headlines over the past couple of weeks.

Click here to view the entire Venetian DeepStack Championship schedule

Ari Engel Nabs Limit Omaha 8/B Title

Ari Engel
Ari Engel

On June 20, poker pro Ari Engel topped a 168-entry field to win Event #66: $600 Limit Omaha 8/B for $24,734.

The tournament offered up an $86,184 prize pool that was paid out to the top 18 players. Among those to cash but fall short of making the final table was Casey Hayes (16th – $1,207), Andrew Yeh (14th – $1,379), Cory Wilbur (11th – $1,551), and Christopher Castaneda (10th – $1,551).

Event #66 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Ari Engel Del Ray Beach, FL $24,734
2 Kathy Chang Valencia, California $15,513
3 Benny Glaser UK $10,342
4 Robert Campbell Las Vegas, NV $7,326
5 John Emmons Leander, TX $5,171
6 Alexader Christian Oakland, CA $3,620
7 Mark Pharo Birmingham, AL $2,844
8 Peter Levine Las Vegas, NV $2,327
9 James Tinley Sandy Springs, GA $1,896

Mark Seif Claims Back-to-Back Titles

Mark Seif claimed back-to-back Venetian titles.
Mark Seif claimed back-to-back Venetian titles.

In late June, Event #78: $600 NLH MonsterStack attracted 358 runners, which surpassed the $100K guarantee by creating a $182,580 prize pool. Seif made his way to the final table and wound up besting Ryan Dodd in heads-up play to claim the title and $41,991. It marked the first major win for Seif in more than 15 years since he captured two gold bracelets at the 2005 World Series of Poker.

Then, on June 30, Event #81: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack wrapped up. The tournament had attracted a massive 1,811 entries and offered up a $1,249,590 prize pool. Some of the familiar names to make deep runs and cash were Joey Weissman (10th – $15,932), Corey Paggeot (18th – $11,621), Ryan Laplante (34th – $5,123), and Andy Frankenberger (35th – $5,123).

Seif once again found himself at the final table and he posted the following to social media:

“I’m trying to do something pretty similar to what I did 16 years ago. In June 2005, I was fortunate enough to win back-to-back World Series of Poker bracelets. There’s still a long way to go but if I win this event at the Venetian DeepStacks Championship Poker Series, I’ll have won bac- to-back DCPS titles as well. I received an email this morning from a poker historian that tells me no one has ever won back-to-back WSOP titles and back-to-back DCPS titles”

Well, Seif managed to make history as he once again closed it out, this time for a much heftier $193,416.

Event #81 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Mark Seif Henderson, NV $193,416
2 Ryan Hunsinger Boulder City, NV $124,959
3 Andrew Kaplan Del Ray Beach, FL $93,719
4 Joey Katzen Santa Ana, CA $69,977
5 Robert Natividad Riverside, CA $53,732
6 Jason Johnson Waterford, MI $41,236
7 Conrad Simpson Wilmington, NC $32,489
8 Bob Mather Las Vegas, NV $24,992
9 Joseph Liberta Berlin, NJ $19,993

Ashley Sleeth Wins LIPS Ladies Event

Ashley Sleeth
Ashley Sleeth

In late June, the two-day Event #74: $500 NLH LIPS tournament played out. The ladies event attracted 110 runners and offered up a $47,300 prize pool to the top dozen players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Shannan Weeks, Jacqueline Pennington, and Lily Torrence, who finished 10th-12th respectively for $993 each.

The tournament came down to two well-known players in the community in Ruth Hall and Ashley Sleeth, the latter being the significant other of 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia. Sleeth ultimately prevailed and captured a $14,190 top prize.

Event #74 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Ashley Sleeth Las Vegas, NV $14,190
2 Ruth Hall Round Rock, TX $8,798
3 Michelle Reidy Lake Forest, CA $6,196
4 Cindy Murabito Cantreville, VA $4,494
5 Geneva Santiago Pahrump, NV $3,311
6 Natalia Nogina Canada $2,554
7 Roni Taylor West Covina, CA $1,987
8 Sarah Lee Honolulu, HI $1,561
9 Karen Robison Dallas, TX $1,230

DeepStack Championship Poker Series Winners

DeepStack Championship Poker Series
DeepStack Championship Poker Series

Here’s a look at all those who’ve captured title thus far:

*Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize*            
5/3/21 Event 1: $500 NLH Survivor 68 $29,580 7 winners N/A $4,300            
5/3/21 Event 2: $200 NLH Bounty 87 $13,920 Oscar Tobar San Francisco, CA $2,379            
5/4/21 Event 3: $500 NLH Survivor 50 $21,750 6 winners N/A $4,300            
5/4/21 Event 4: $200 NLH Bounty 87 $13,290 Kilo Krahn Sandy, Utah $2,678            
5/5/21 Event 5: $400 NLH Monster Stack 122 $40,870 Virab Zakaryan Las Vegas, NV $10,252            
5/5/21 Event #6: $200 NLH Survivor 96 $15,360 9 winners N/A $1,600            
5/8/21 Event #7: $400 NLH $50K GTD 690 $229,770 Austin Roberts Monterery, California $35,552            
5/6/21 Event #8: $200 NLH Survivor 85 $13,600 8 Winners N/A $1,600            
5/9/21 Event #9: $300 NLH Freeze Out 135 $33,075 Kennii Nguyen Las Vegas, NV $6,786            
5/11/21 Event #10: $400 NLH 543 $180,819 Ricardo Eyzaguirre Las Vegas, NV $29,277            
5/10/21 Event #11: $200 NLH Survivor 89 $14,240 11 winners N/A $1,295            
5/12/21 Event #12: $400 NLH 204 $68,340 Christopher Marshall Las Vegas, NV $11,810            
5/16/21 Event #13: $600 NLH 832 $421,824 Matthew Wantman Stoneham, MA $70,000            
5/13/21 Event #14: $200 NLH Survivor 96 $15,360 9 winners N/A $1,600            
5/16/21 Event #15: $300 NLH 171 $41,895 Leo Creger Mililani, HI $6,686            
5/20/21 Event #16: $400 NLH 739 $243,870 Dylan Wilkerson Las Vegas, NV $48,270            
5/17/21 Event #17: $200 NLH Survivor 91 $14,560 9 winners N/A $1,600            
5/20/21 Event #18: $400 NLH 230 $77,050 Mehdi Saleh Tempe, AZ $12,647            
5/22/21 Event #19: $600 NLH 646 $326,230 Jordan Cristos Las Vegas, NV $57,088            
5/23/21 Event #20: $400 NLH 186 $62,310 Oleksandr Symonenko Ukraine $16,514            
5/26/21 Event #21: $400 NLH MonsterStack 549 $182,817 Ross Ward Charleston, SC $31,073            
5/24/21 Event #22: $200 NLH Survivor 110 $17,600 11 winners N/A $1,600            
5/26/21 Event #23: $400 NLH MonsterStack 186 $62,310 Justin Mevs Seattle, WA $8,485            
5/29/21 Event #24: $600 NLH 867 $437,835 Tuan Mai San Jose, CA $75,000            
5/27/21 Event #25: $10,000 High Roller 77 $770,000 Ali Imsirovic Vancouver, WA $200,200            
5/27/21 Event #26: $400 Limit Omaha 8/B 92 $31,280 Khamar Xaythavone West Valley, UT $9,383            
5/27/21 Event #27: $300 NLH Bounty 89 $22,250 Alan Sugano Rancho Pals Verdes, CA $3,573            
5/28/21 Event #28: $10,000 High Roller 65 $650,000 Shawn Daniels Henderson, NV $175,500            
5/28/21 Event #29: $400 PLO 69 $23,460 Nohad Teliani Canada $8,211            
5/28/21 Event #30: $300 NLH Bounty 85 $21,250 Andrew Meyer Manhattan, KS $4,058            
5/29/21 Event #31: $25,000 High Roller 43 $1,075,000 Sean Perry Las Vegas, NV $365,500            
5/30/21 Event #32: $500 PLO 8/B 142 $60,634 David Brookshire Chatsworth, CA $16,977            
5/29/21 Event #33: $300 NLH Bounty 96 $24,000 Kason Bradley Portland, OR $4,319            
5/30/21 Event #34: $600 NLH 177 $90,270 Lawrence Engerman Las Vegas, NV $21,135            
5/31/21 Event #35: $400 NLH 351 $117,585 Bejnamin Garrick Gold Beach, OR $22,745            
5/31/21 Event #36: $200 NLH Survivor 183 $29,280 18 winners N/A $1,600            
  Event #37: Mega Satty                      
6/1/21 Event #38: $600 NLH 307 $156,570 Santiago Plante Canada $36,008            
6/1/21 Event #39: $300 NLH Survivor 163 $40,740 16 winners N/A $2,500            
  Event #40: Mega Satty                      
6/5/21 Event #41: $1,100 MSPT 2,790 $2,692,350 Harlen Miller Mandan, ND $367,801            
6/2/21 Event #42: $300 NLH Survivor 154 $38,500 14 winners N/A $2,500            
6/3/21 Event #43: $300 NLH Survivor 155 $38,750 16 winners N/A $2,500            
6/6/21 Event #44: $1,100 NLH 358 $347,260 Bronson Moses Georgetown, TX $79,867            
6/8/21 Event #45: $1,100 NLH 676 $648,960 Michael Newman Nanuet, NY $120,000            
6/7/21 Event #46: $600 Big O 162 $83,106 Robert Slagle Sherman, TX $22,026            
6/7/21 Event #47: $300 NLH Survivor 177 $44,250 17 winners N/A $2,500            
6/8/21 Event #48: $300 NLH Survivor 159 $39,750 16 winners N/A $2,500            
  Event #49: Mega Satty                      
6/9/21 Event #50: $600 NLH 277 $141,270 Ye Ping Shan Canada $20,511            
6/9/21 Event #51: $400 NLH Survivor 138 $47,196 14 winners N/A $3,400            
  Event #52: Mega Satty                      
6/12/21 Event #53: $1,600 MSPT 2,011 $2,865,675 Chance Kornuth Las Vegas, NV $412,086            
6/10/21 Event #54: $400 NLH Survivor 149 $50,958 14 winners N/A $3,400            
6/11/21 Event #55: $400 NLH Survivor 164 $56,088 16 N/A $3,400            
6/13/21 Event #56: $1,100 NLH 330 $320,100 Matt Vaughan Las Vegas, NV $57,758            
6/13/21 Event #57: $300 NLH Survivor 104 $26,000 10 Winners N/A $2,500            
6/15/21 Event #58: $1,100 NLH 637 $611,520 Andrew Moreno San Diego, CA $127,740            
6/14/21 Event #59: $300 NLH Survivor 129 $32,250 12 Winners N/A $2,500            
6/15/21 Event #60: $300 NLH Bounty 134 $33,500 Ronald West Los Angeles, CA $4,912            
6/16/21 Event #61: $600 NLH 258 $131,580 Darius Studdard Medford, NY $32,299            
6/16/21 Event #62: $300 NLH Bounty 101 $25,250 Marinko Milicevic Baraboo, WI $4,545            
6/18/21 Event #63: $400 NLH 1,013 $337,329 David Yokoyama Henderson, NV $59,395            
6/17/21 Event #64: $600 PLO 8/B 84 $43,260 Cornelio McLean Tacoma, WA $13,844            
6/17/21 Event #65: $300 NLH Bounty 81 $20,250 Venerando Villarino Las Vegas, NV $3,887            
6/20/21 Event #66: $600 Limit Omaha 8/B 168 $86,184 Ari Engel Del Ray Beach, FL $24,734            
6/19/21 Event #67: $600 NLH 344 $175,440 Kim Bassett Indianapolis, IN $34,000            
6/21/21 Event #68: $800 NLH Seniors 634 $438,728 Scott Roberts Marietta, GA $63,287            
6/20/21 Event #69: $400 NLH Bounty 112 $38,304 Gordon Hamilton League City, TX $4,240            
6/21/21 Event #70: $400 NLH Bounty 114 $38,988 Kevin Theodore Seattle, WA $8,278            
6/25/21 Event #71: $600 NLH 1,526 $770,630 Michael Thach Las Vegas, NV $112,481            
6/23/21 Event #72: $500 PLO 158 $67,466 Jason Fitzpatrick Houston, TX $19,363            
6/24/21 Event #73: $400 NLH Survivor 104 $35,568 11 Winners N/A $3,400            
6/25/21 Event #74: $500 LIPS Ladies 110 $47,300 Ashley Sleeth Las Vegas, NV $14,190            
6/25/21 Event #75: $600 PLO Bounty 124 $63,860 Andrew Donabedian Las Vegas, NV $11,046            
6/26/21 Event #76: $600 NLH 514 $262,140 Samy Dighlawi Temecula, CA $37,874            
6/26/21 Event #77: $200 NLH Survivor 83 $28,386 Dee Witt Odessa, TX $6,427            
6/27/21 Event #78: $600 NLH 358 $182,580 Mark Seif Henderson, NV $41,991            
6/28/21 Event #79: $1,600 PLO Championship 248 $352,160 Jesse Lonis Medford, OR $81,485            
6/27/21 Event #80: $400 NLH Bounty 81 $27,702 Josh Suyat Las Vegas, NV $6,273            
6/30/21 Event #81: $800 NLH Ultimate Stack 1,811 $1,249,590 Mark Seif Henderson, NV $193,416            
6/28/21 Event #82: $400 NLH Survivor 110 $37,620 11 Winners N/A $3,400            
6/29/21 Event #83: $400 NLH Survivor 95 $32,490 9 Winners N/A $3,400            
6/30/21 Event #84: $600 NLH Survivor 95 $49,400 9 Winners N/A $5,200            
7/1/21 Event #85: $1,100 NLH 407 $394,790 Zachary Smiley Toledo, OH $70,000            
7/1/21 Event #86: $600 NLH Survivor 215 $111,800 21 Winners N/A $5,200            
7/4/21 Event #88: $5,000 WPT 1,199 $5,545,375 Chad Eveslage Ramsey, IN $910,370            
7/2/21 Event #89: $600 NLH Survivor 239 $124,280 23 Winners N/A $5,200            
7/5/21 Event #90: $1,100 NLH 215 $208,550 Ken Ware Frankfort, KY $44,592            
7/7/21 Event #91: $800 NLH 1,143 $788,670 Ashraf Chehata St. Augustine, FL $125,462            
7/6/21 Event #92: $400 NLH Survivor 155 $53,010 15 Winners N/A $3,400            
7/7/21 Event #93: $400 NLH Survivor 168 $57,456 16 Winners N/A $3,400            
7/8/21 Event #95: $600 NLH 462 $235,620 Nick Blackburn Long Bottom, OH $50,663            
7/8/21 Event #96: $400 NLH Survivor 121 $41,382 12 Winners N/A $3,400            

*Images courtesy of Venetian.



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