Deep stack poker!

May 14, 2007 4:29 AM

by David Stratton

The Venetian poker room will be hosting its Deep Stack Extravaganza II, a poker event designed to complement and run concurrently with the World Series of Poker next month, June 1 through July 1.

The tournament, back by player demand, starts with a significant amount of chips, very generous blind structures and 40 or 60 minute levels. The month-long event includes No Limit Hold’em, Omaha 8 or Better, P.L.O. and H.O.R.S.E. tournaments.

The action should be intensive, as The Venetian’s first Deep Stack Extravaganza, held in the first quarter of 2007, attracted more than 4,700 entrants and created a prize pool of $1.6 million.

"The idea of hosting the Deep Stack Extravaganza II was proposed by an overwhelming number of players from our first Deep Stack Extravaganza," said Kathy Raymond, director of poker room operations. "Players enjoy our tournament format because it offers the feel and experience of playing in a major tournament without the major buy-ins."

Finishing in the money at the Deep Stack Extravaganza II not only earns players cash, but also awards points that could put many on their way to winning even more.

The four players that accumulate the most player points throughout the event will be awarded Best Overall Player cash awards. One-half of one percent will be withheld from the prize pool of each daily tournament and added to the best overall player total prize pool. The standings will be updated daily and posted in the poker room. The winners will be announced on July 1st.

Raymond added that the combined total prize pool from the entire tournament should be upwards of $5 million.

Additionally, promotional room rates will be available to participants of the Deep Stack Extravaganza II. And The Venetian will be providing poker players with complimentary shuttle service to and from the Rio, where the World Series will be held.

Registration for each event begins at 9 a.m. daily and tournament play begins at noon. All tournaments will be played through completion or until 2 a.m., whichever comes first.

For complete tournament details, please contact The Venetian Poker Room at (702) 414-7657 or visit www.venetian.com.

DEEP STACK EXTRAVAGANZA II SCHEDULE

DATE

BUY-IN

 

EVENT

STARTING CHIPS

6/1/2007

$540

 

No-Limit

$10,000

6/2/2007

540

 

No-Limit

10,000

6/3/2007

1060

 

No-Limit

10,000

6/4/2007

330

 

No-Limit

6,000

6/5/2007

330

 

H.O.R.S.E

6,000

6/6/2007

330

 

No-Limit

6,000

6/7/2007

540

 

No-Limit

10,000

6/8/2007

1060

 

No-Limit

10,000

6/9/2007

540

 

No-Limit

10,000

6/10/2007

1060

 

No-Limit

10,000

6/11/2007

330

 

No-Limit

6,000

6/12/2007

330

 

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