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The Las Vegas Venetian finished with the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, and the winner who emerged was a poker professional Joseph Cheong who won the Event #142: $400 NLH Closer and won a nice sum of $69,000. The tournament lasted for two days, and it is considered one of the biggest as 1078 entries started it, and all of them created a prize pool of $400,000. However, Venetian also participated in the prize pool and added a total of $33,480 to it.)

The tournament had five starting flights, and the number of chips for the players was at 15,000. The concept included the levels that lasted 30 minutes each on the first day and 40 minutes each on the second. Some of the famous people that also managed to cash the tournament were Jason Corrigan ($4,800 – 15th place), the Ambassador of 888Poker, Chris Moorman (24th – $2,720), and Stacy Fee ($1,360 and the 39th place.)

Cheong Having Nice Season

Back to Joseph Cheong, this victory added a nice amount but it will not make any difference in his tournament earnings as he has won a total of $12,577,876 from the tournaments he played, which puts him up on the 47th place when it comes to All-Time Money List that is popular among poker players. Cheong seems to know his game, especially when he plays at Venetian. In fact, the other two tournaments that he won at this place are 2016 Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III Event #32: $1,100 NLH Turbo. He had an opportunity to celebrate again in the same year on a tournament called 2016 Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza IV Event #50: $400 NLH. On both of these tournaments, Cheong won approximately $28,500.

Sharon Levin was right behind Cheong and won $44,100. The third place belongs go George Glagola for $43,500, and Rory Brown occupies the fourth place with $25,401. Some of the other names that appear on the list are Bobby Poe ($19,401), Chris Karson ($15,001), Kristen Doyle ($11,801), Andras Stumph ($9,001), and Michael Sinclair ($7,200.)

DeepStack Championship is something that often happens actually and some of the people that won during the previous weeks are David Charalambous who was the winner of the Event #148: $300 NLH Rebuy – $9,124, Prasanna Nambi who on Event #147: $300 NLH SUperStack – $7,114, and Maximano Filho who won the Event $143: $200 NLH Bounty for $2,096 after a four-way deal. The room managed of Venetian, Tommy LaRosa, thanked everyone via Twitter and announced that there will be a small summer break for the Venetian and that the next DeepStack Extravaganza will happen from September 3-23. There will be a total of 32 tournaments, and it is estimated that the prize pools will go up to $1.2 million.