Venetian Deep Stacks Booming, Too

Record DSE field today

by , May 29, 2009 | 8:12 pm

Don’t forget that the WSOP isn’t the only big poker action going on in town right now. The Venetian has its own not-so-mini series of poker four times a year, the third of which kicked off today.

Event #1 ($300+30 NLH) of the 2009 Deep Stack Extravaganza III had a record 700 entrants — compared to 337 for the same event last year.

Total prize pool: $202,650. 1st Place: $56,743. Paying 63 spots.

(Not sure where the $1,650 overlay comes from.)

We actually had a Team Pokerati player in the field — Cliff Fisher, aka @brdpoker — but he made it only halfway through the field (and halfway through the first level in the second-chance tourney). Cliff plays in the WSOP $1,000 Stimulus tourney on Sunday, btw.

We’ll also see if we can’t find out how the other Little Big Tourneys are doing — specifically the Grand Series of Poker at the Golden Nugget, and the Caesar’s Megastacks.

8 Comments to “Venetian Deep Stacks Booming, Too ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    It was exactly 700 entrants?

  2. DanM

    That’s what I’ve been told.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Figured it out, they take out an additional .5% for the Best Overall Points of the DSE (Top 10 points earners get $).

  4. DanM

    Ahh ah, I got the math wrong — will correct … it’s not a $1,650 overlay, it’s a $7,350 underlay … which translates, i presume, to .5 percent?

  5. Kevin Mathers

    The 1,650 difference is the .5%. The 3% was already removed from the prize pool.

  6. DanM

    still doesn’t add up … .5 percent is only $1,050. There must be some other fee involved. $7,350 is 3.5 percent of $210,000.

  7. DanM

    ahh, ahh, ok … (i think).

    here’s my source:

  8. Kevin Mathers

    700 x $300 is 210,000. $210,000 – 3.5% = $202,650.