Samuel Bernabeu Wins Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza For $537,017

Samuel Bernabeu Wins Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza For $537,017While the 2015 WSOP was in full swing a number of other tournament series were also taking place in Las Vegas, one of the most popular of which was the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza (DSE) III. On July 14th the WSOP Main Event was subsequently completed, but the DSE continued onto its own Main Event, which began on July 12th and continued until the 18th with an impressive 547 players having entered the $5,000 tournament to create a prize pool worth $2,557,225.
Eventually triumphing over the field was Spain’s Samuel Bernabeu, who picked up $537,017 for his impressive victory whilst boosting his live career earnings to $1,354,745. The win also represents the Spaniard’s highest score to date, beating his previous record of $494,490 following a 5th place finish at the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Championship Event for $494,490.
Attending the $5,000 Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza Main Event was a number of notable pros, and amongst those subsequently seeing a return on their buy-ins was Bryan Kenney in 63rd ($9,717), Galen Hall in 50th ($10,229), Jared Jaffee in 47th ($10,229), Joanne ‘JJ’ Liu in 40th ($10,996), Marvin Rettenmaier in 24th ($18,668), and Roberto Romanello in 11th ($38,358).
The final table also featured some big names in the guise of David ‘Doc’ Sands (10th) and Mark Newhouse (8th), but eventually Samuel Bernabeu would progress all the way through to heads-up where he faced tournament veteran Doug Lee for the title. The Canadian, too, then fell by the wayside, although he did collect $329,882 for his runner-up finish, in the process pushing his live career earnings to $1,832,572. Samuel Bernabeu, on the other hand, finished off a largely unsuccessful 2015 WSOP campaign at the Rio by tasting victory at the Venetian casino 1.6 miles away.
Final Table Results:
1. Samuel Bernabeu $537,017
2. Doug Lee $329,882
3. Hans Winzeler $240,379
4. Scott Efron $179,006
5. David Nicholson $135,533
6. David Patterson II $102,289
7. Javier Zarco $79,274
8. Mark Newhouse $61,373
9. Senouio Ramirez $48,587
10. David Sands $38,358

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