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Skolnik & Clinkscales Capture Titles During Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II

May 09, 2022
Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II

From the end of March through May 1, Venetian Las Vegas hosted the DeepStack Extravaganza II, a 60-event series that catered to a combined 6,669 entrants and awarded $2,369,868 in prize money.

Among those to win titles during the series were Christopher Bowen (Event #1: $400 Ultimate Stack for $25,167), Tiago Jesus Luis (Event #6: $800 Ultimate Bounty for $44,757), Basil Glezakos (Event #28: $365 Monster Stack for $33,865), Christina Gollins (Event #40: $600 Monster Stack for $11,000), and Tuan Mai (Event #53: $500 Monster Stack for $12,239).

Here’s a look at some highlights from the series.

Cory Skolnik Wins $600 Monster Stack

Cory Skolnik
Cory Skolnik

Near the end of the series on May 1, the $600 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack attracted 619 runners and offered up a $313,833 prize pool to the top 63 finishers. Among those to cash were Chip Jett (54th - $1,412), Rex Clinkscales (44th - $1,569), Michael Dyer (26th - $2,040), Dustin Lee (13th - $3,609), Jeff Tanouye (8th - $6,904), and Michael Steinbacher (3rd - $34,135).

In the end, it was Cory Skolnik of Las Vegas besting Hawaii’s Jesse Rivera in heads-up play to win the title for $55,442. It was a career-high score for Skolnik, who according to The Hendon Mob had less than $5,000 in tournament earnings before the victory.

$600 Monster Stack Final Table Results

1stCory SkolnikLas Vegas, NV$55,442
2ndJesse RiveraKaneohe, HI$34,264
3rdMichael SteinbacherSpring, TX$34,135
4thKevon BakhtiariMission Viejo, CA$31,356
5thJosh GreenbergHenderson, NV$16,162
6thAtrayon TrevinoOceanside, Ca$8,944
7thOphir AtarSherman Village, CA$12,083
8thJeff TanouyeLas Vegas, NV$6,904
9thKao ZaechaoLas Vegas, NV$5,492

Back-to-Back Clinkscales

Rex Clinkscales
Rex Clinkscales

On April 11, Rex Clinkscales won an event at The Wynn Signature Series for $11,149. The day before, he was busy winning one at the Venetian when he topped an 83-entry field to win Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack for $6,081 after a three-way deal.

Also a part of that deal was Barry Shulman of CardPlayer Magazine fame and Daniel Pinto, who finished in second and third place respectively for the same amount,

Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack Final Table Results

1stRex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$6,081*
2ndBarry ShulmanLas Vegas, NV$6,080*
3rdDaniel PintoLas Vegas, NV$6,079*
4thCharles BriggsAvon, CO$2,808
5thPaul LuiIrvine, CA$2,058
6thJoel GallowaySpringfield, VA$1,557
7thBruce JaffeAptos, CA$1,223
8thAllan MyerBeverly Hills, CA$1,029
9thMohsen MousaviLas Vegas, NV$890

*Denotes three-way deal.

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Venetian 2022 DeepStack Extravaganza II Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
30-MarEvent #1: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack427$140,910Christopher BowenSan Francisco, CA$25,167
28-MarEvent #2: $300 NLH Bounty59$14,750Pablo LopezLake Oswego, OR$3,320
29-MarEvent #3: $300 NLH Bounty49$12,250Julian RugnaArgentina$2,074
30-MarEvent #4: $400 NLH Monster Bounty122$40,870Arturo Moreira SampaioBrazil$9,653
30-MarEvent #5: $300 NLH Survivor60$15,0006 WinnersN/A$2,300
2-AprEvent #6: $800 NLH Ultimate Bounty477$329,130Tiago Jesus LuisPortugal$44,757
31-MarEvent #7: $300 NLH Survivor71$17,7507 WinnersN/A$2,500
1-AprEvent #8: $300 NLH Survivor79$19,7507 WinnersN/A$2,500
3-AprEvent #9: $400 NLH Monster Stack137$45,895Gladys LandeggerLas Vegas, NV$11,390
3-AprEvent #10: $300 NLH Bounty46$11,500David WeissMaple Shade, NJ$2,932
6-AprEvent #11: $400 Ultimate Stack425$140,250Taran TurnerHesperia, CA$21,100
4-AprEvent #12: $300 NLH Bounty36$10,000Robert SelagPomona, CA$3,008
5-AprEvent #13: $300 NLH Bounty49$12,250Julian RugnaArgentina$2,971
6-AprEvent #14: $400 NLH Monster Stack108$36,180Anthony AbramAustralia$7,756
6-AprEvent #15: $300 NLH Survivor58$14,5005 winnersN/A$2,500
7-AprEvent #16: $300 Senior Monster Stack112$37,250Robert McGuireLinwood, NJ$8,405
7-AprEvent #17: $400 PLO 8 or Better49$16,660Ryan HammelNeenah, WI$5,399
7-AprEvent #18: $300 NLH Bounty52$13,000Ekrem BozkurtLas Vegas, NV$2,924
8-AprEvent #19: $400 NLH Monster Stack78$8,585Brian MeadowsRenton, WA$8,585
8-AprEvent #20: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha42$14,280Justin HallerRedondo Beach, CA$5,039
8-AprEvent #21: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000Bruce JiangSeaTac, WA$2,780
9-AprEvent #22: $400 NLH Monster Bounty83$27,805Avertano CawichLos Angeles, CA$5,616
9-AprEvent #23: $300 NLH Bounty52$13,000Matias ChervinArgentina$2,367
10-AprEvent #24: $400 Monster Stack83$27,805Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$6,081
10-AprEvent #25: $300 NLH Survivor48$12,0005 winnersN/A$2,300
11-AprEvent #26: $400 Monster Stack Bounty71$23,785Peter BragliaLas Vegas, NV$6,897
11-AprEvent #27: $300 NLH Bounty72$18,000Lee WagnerUnited Kingdom$2,122
12-AprEvent #28: $365 NLH Monster Stack536$200,000Basil GlezakosCanada$33,865
12-AprEvent #29: $300 NLH Bounty40$10,000Benjamin GarrickBandon, OR$2,820
13-AprEvent #30: $300 NLH Survivor67$16,7506 WinnersN/A$2,500
14-AprEvent #31: $300 NLH Bounty70$17,500Alexander WadleySherman Oaks, CA$2,506
15-AprEvent #32: $300 NLH Bounty58$14,500Michael CavanaughIndependence, NY$2,201
16-AprEvent #33: $300 NLH Bounty56$14,000Michael ChristiansenLas Vegas, NV$2,375
17-AprEvent #34: $400 NLH Monster Stack108$36,180Susannah AltmanHenderson, NV$7,440
17-AprEvent #35: $300 NLH Survivor54$13,5005 winnersN/A$2,500
18-AprEvent #36: $400 NLH Monster Bounty86$28,810Michael MortajiDenver, CO$7,939
18-AprEvent #37: $300 NLH Bounty45$11,250Makayla RounsevilleHenderson, NV$2,868
19-AprEvent #38: $400 NLH Monster Stack62$20,770Jong JinLas Vegas, NV$5,300
19-AprEvent #39: $300 NLH Bounty47$11,750Brandon TurkCrosby, MN$2,795
20-AprEvent #40: $600 NLH Monster Stack90$45,900Christina GollinsLas Vegas, NV$11,000
20-AprEvent #41: $300 NLH Survivor35$10,000Zachary BartholomewAubrey, TX$2,400
24-AprEvent #42: $400 NLH Ultimate Stack565$186,450Sungwoo TaeLas Vegas, NV$29,525
21-AprEvent #43: $300 NLH Survivor74$18,5007 winnersN/A$2,500
22-AprEvent #44: $300 NLH Bounty70$17,500Lee ViloriaHayward, CA$3,674
24-AprEvent #45: $400 NLH Monster Stack73$24,455Rysom SanderlinBerthoud, CO$5,172
24-AprEvent #46: $300 NLH Bounty56$14,000Robert McGlewLos Angeles, CA$2,200
25-AprEvent #47: $400 NLH Monster Stack81$27,135George LongLas Vegas, NV$8,682
25-AprEvent #48: $300 NLH SuperStack52$12,740Michael AllisPost Falls, ID$4,777
25-AprEvent #49: $300 NLH Bounty66$16,500William LathropAtlanta, GA$3,465
26-AprEvent #50: $400 NLH Monster Stack Throwback91$30,485Brendan ShillerLas Vegas, NV$8,565
26-AprEvent #51: $300 NLH SuperStack67$16,415Layne ThompsonPotton, TX$4,680
26-AprEvent #52: $300 NLH Bounty54$13,500Ryan AwwadSacramento, CA$3,037
27-AprEvent #53: $500 NLH Monster Stack90$38,250Tuan MaiSan Leandro, CA$12,239
27-AprEvent #54: $300 NLH Super Stack57$13,965Trung NguyenCanada$5,237
27-AprEvent #55: $300 NLH Survivor42$10,5005 winnersN/A$2,000
1-MayEvent #56: $600 NLH Monster Stack619$313,833Cory SkolnikLas Vegas, NV$55,442
28-AprEvent #57: $300 NLH Survivor53$13,2505 winnersN/A$2,500
29-AprEvent #58: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha64$21,760Richard CrystalSurprise, AZ$6,576
1-MayEvent #59: $400 NLH Monster Stack89$29,815Geraint GeorgeUnited Kingdom$9,542
1-MayEvent #60: $300 NLH Bounty67$16,750Trevor LewisRogers, AR$1,946

The Venetian Summer DeepStack Championship kicked off on May 2 and is slated to run through the summer until July 31. The 133-event series offers more than $22 million in guaranteed prize pools. Click here for a look at the full schedule.

*Images courtesy of Venetian.

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