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May Deep Stacks Series in Review

Joseph Bartholdi was the Deepest Stack champ

The May Deep Stack Poker Series has become a tradition in South Florida, a series over the last two weekends of the month with a ton of chips and slow structures. The entire schedule had plenty of room to make moves and our players responded in big numbers.

The series featured nine tournaments over 12 days with $660,000 in guarantees. We had 3,169 entries during that time and they created prize pools worth $1,433,520.

Primary Events: 9
Entries: 3,169
Guarantees: $660,000
Prize Pools: $1,433,520

We capped off the series with the $1,700 Deepest Stack that drew 418 entries over three starting flights. The final table returned on Monday and closed out the series with WPT Champions Club member Joseph Bartholdi dominating to win the title along with $125,025.

Thank you to all of our players for such a great turnout as we head into the summer~ We hope to see everyone back for the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open at the end of July.

You can find updates and results for all nine events below:

Event 1 ($400 Deep Stack): Dennis Rodriguez – $49,000
Event 2 ($150 Turbo): Mohammed Tarkmani – $4,763
Event 3 ($600 Deeper Stack): Carlos Bermudez – $29,648
Event 4 ($150 Deep Stack): Ben Levy – $5,518
Event 5 ($200 Bounty): Jason Durant – $2,805
Event 6 ($1,700 Deepest Stack): Joseph Bartholdi – $125,025
Event 7 ($150 Bounty): Paul Prager – $2,200
Event 8 ($250 Holiday Deep Stack): Colbert Silva – $10,249
Event 9 ($150 Deep Stack): Rodrigo Araya – $4,180

Joseph Bartholdi Dominates to Win Deepest Stack Outright for $125,025

2022 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$1,700 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  418
Prize Pool:  $627,000
May 26 – 30, 2022

Joseph Bartholdi

The last weekend of the May Deep Stack Poker Series rolled out the $1,700 Deepest Stack tournament and it had a great turnout of 418 entries. Joseph Bartholdi took the lead late in the tournament and went wire-to-wire at the final table to win the tournament outright for $125,025.

The tournament featured three starting flights and a $300,000 guarantee. Our players combined to more than double that number and create a prize pool worth $627,000.

Day 2 played late into the evening on Sunday night and the final table nine returned on Monday to play for the title. Bartholdi was the lead to start the final table and he had all the chips when it was done.

Bartholdi took home $125,025 and that was good enough for the second biggest cash of his career, the WPT Champions Club member earned $3.4 million for winning the $25K Five Diamond title in 2006.

Congrats to Joseph and thanks to all of our players for a fantastic tournament!

Results:

PlaceNameAmount
1stJoseph Bartholdi$125,025
2ndRasam Mohammadian$87,500
3rdMike Chiappetta$57,525
4thH Michael Borovetz$38,595
5thAdam Wells$29,660
6thCasey Crews$24,910
7thHoward Feingold$20,630
8thUri Kadosh$16,690
9thCarlos Bermudez$12,775
10thT.K. Miles$12,775
11thMatthew Zarcadoolas$10,785
12thNeil Zonenashvili$10,785
13thHoward Mash$8,965
14thHassan El Hakim$8,965
15thChad Lipton$8,965
16thEric Bonin$7,370
17thCarl Masters$7,370
18thChuan He$7,370
19thDennis Rodriguez$6,145
20thRichard Leger$6,145
21stMichael Wadlow$6,145
22ndIan Siegel$5,175
23rdSteven McKoy$5,175
24thMichael Yehudai$5,175
25thJohn Paul Ode$4,265
26thMarc Pelfort Marques$4,265
27thCharles DiFalco$4,265
28thDavid Nathaniel Jr$3,600
29thLewe Thiesen$3,600
30thNaing Thu$3,600
31stDanny Panagatos$3,600
32ndPasquale Caiazza$3,600
33rdDucarmel Beaubien$3,600
34thMatthew Lessor$3,600
35thJohn Depersio$3,600
36thCarlos Rodriguez$3,600
37thJalal Farooq$3,105
38thJoe McCray$3,105
39thDeonarine Itwaru$3,105
40thIgor Merda$3,105
41stConor O'Neil$3,105
42ndHerbert Nairn$3,105
43rdDanny Fried$3,105
44thJoseph Rossi$3,105
45thIan O'Hara$3,105
46thJacob Ristich$2,905
47thAdolfo Isoldi$2,905
48thMichael Graffeo$2,905
49thDiana Bernal$2,905
50thKevin Love$2,905
51stJohn Fischer$2,905
52ndMichael Tait$2,905
53rdCharlemagne Benjamin$2,905

Rodrigo Araya Wins Event 9 Title In Four-Way Deal

2022 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  179
Prize Pool:  $21,480
May 30, 2022

Rodrigo Araya

Results:

PlaceNameAmount
1Rodrigo Araya$4,180 *
2John Takacs$3,239 *
3Gustavo Perla$3,014 *
4JD Jiang$2,192 *
5Carlo Rodriguez$1,035
6Roman Kornev$860
7Mauricio Duarte$730
8Kirby Conserve$645
9Michael Dreznick$560
10Ky Hoang$560
11Scott Robb$475
12Paul Prager$475
13Carlos Fernandez$400
14Howard Goodsite$400
15Daniel Quesada$400
16Walter Pires Jr$335
17Jairo Velasquez$335
18Lerone Sterling$335
19Jack Searcy$270
20Joseph Rico$270
21Alberto Faur$270
22Marc Chin$250
23Eric Reese$250

* – denotes results of a four-way deal

Colbert Silva Wins Holiday Deep Stack After Four-Way Deal

2022 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$250 Holiday Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  310
Prize Pool:  $65,100
May 30, 2022

Colbert Silva

We closed out the May Deep Stack Poker Series with two new tournaments on Monday starting with the Holiday Deep Stack in the morning. The tournament drew a huge crowd of 310 entries and Colbert Silva took the top spot along with $10,249 after a four-way deal.

The turnout more than doubled the $30,000 guarantee and created a prize pool worth $65,100. A great way to close out the series.

Results:

PlaceNameAmount
1Colbert Silva$10,249 *
2Akramzhan Iminov$10,086 *
3William Fife$7,887 *
4Roni Zelichonok$5,928 *
5Mark Nimirovsky$3,125
6Yigal Hen$2,585
7Ivan Ruban$2,170
8Dov Vogel$1,785
9Dante Rouze$1,425
10Alain Candales Falcon$1,425
11Roy Young$1,200
12Jose Aponte$1,200
13Ducarmel Beaubein$1,020
14Nancy Birnbaum$1,020
15Diego Manuel Martinez$1,020
16Jancer Gomez$850
17Hugh Wright$850
18Garrett Fleetwood$850
19Philip Whitaker$700
20Ernesto Gomez Galvez$700
21Victor Haynes$700
22Julian Wohlgemuth$575
23Dave Digiovanni$575
24Eliyahu Friedman$575
25Joseph Teixeria$500
26Nancy Thomas$500
27Jorge Cuesta$500
28Michael Mendez$425
29Jonathan Lasko$425
30Robert Cohen$425
31James Bernard$425
32Bradford Corner$425
33Karin Powsner-Crespi$425
34John Nugent Iii$425
35Omar Sader$425

* – denotes results of a four-way deal

Event 6: Joseph Bartholdi ($125,025) Defeats Rasam Mohammadian ($87,500)

$1,700 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante

Joseph Bartholdi

Rasam Mohammadian began heads-up play with only eight big blinds but wasn’t ready to just give up the title to Joseph Bartholdi without a fight. He caught a couple double up but Bartholdi kept up the pressure until Mahommadian was back under 10 big blinds.

On the final hand of the tournament, Bartholdi dropped in a stack of 100K chips from the button and Mohammadian called at risk for 750,000.

Bartholdi: AhJc
Mohammadian: 9h8d

Mohammadian was behind but drawing live for another double.

“I’m feeling this one,” Mohammadian said. “Right on the flop.”

Despite his confidence, it was Bartholdi improving on the Jd6c3c flop. His paired jack turned into trip jacks on the Jh turn and Mohammadian was drawing dead to the 6h river.

Mohammadian was very happy with his $87,500 for second place and Bartholdi walked to the cage to collect his $125,025 payout.

1st: joseph Bartholdi – $125,025
2nd: Rasam Mohammadian – $87,500

Event 6: Mike Chiappetta – 3rd Place ($57,525)

$1,700 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 418

Mike Chiappetta

Joseph Bartholdi opened to 200,000 from the button and Mike Chiappetta three-bet to 575,000 from the big blind. Bartholdi called and the flop came AdJd2d.

Chiappetta bet 400,000 and Bartholdi called. The turn was 6s, Chiappetta checked, and Bartholdi bet 700,000. Chiappetta check-raised all in for 5,225,000 and Bartholdi snap called.

Barthholdi: AcJh
Chiappetta: Ah7c

Chiappetta flopped top pair but was drawing dead to the top two of Bartholdi for a surprise exit in third place.

Rasam Mohammadian and his eight big blinds celebrated with the rail.

Joseph Bartholdi – 20,075,000 (201 bb)
Mike Chiappetta – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($57,525)

Event 9: Prize Pool and Payouts with $5,550 to the Winner

2022 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  179
Prize Pool:  $21,480
May 30, 2022

Registration closed for the last tournament on the May Deep Stack Poker Series schedule with 179 entries in the $150 Deep Stack Event 9 field. They turned the $20,000 into a prize pool worth $21,480 and the last 23 players will get paid. A min-cash is worth $250 while the Event 9 champ will $5,550.

1st: $5,550
2nd: $3,535
3rd: $2,200
4th: $1,340
5th: $1,035
6th: $860
7th: $730
8th: $645
9th-10th: $560
11th-12th: $475
13th-15th: $400
16th-18th: $335
19th-21st: $270
22nd-23rd: $250

Event 6: Counts on Break

$1,700 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 418

The three remaining players were sent on another break and return with Joseph Bartholdi continuing to hold a big lead.

Seat 1: Joseph Bartholdi – 13,775,000 (138 bb)
Seat 8: Rasam Mohammadian – 1,275,000 (13 bb)
Seat 9: Mike Chiappetta – 5,850,000 (59 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $125,025
2nd: $87,500
3rd: $57,525

Event 6: Rasam Mohammadian Doubles Through Mike Chiappetta

$1,700 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 418

Rasam Mohammadian

Mike Chiappetta opened to 200,000 from the button and picked up calls from Joseph Bartholdi in the small blind and Rasam Mohammadian in the big.

The flop came 9h8c7d, Bartholdi checked, and Mohammadian moved all in for 650,000. Chiappetta called and Bartholdi folded.

Mohammadian: Jd5d
Chiappetta: Qd9c

Chiappetta was ahead with top pair but Mohammadian had a gutshot draw, backdoor flush draw, and an over card. The 7c turn changed nothing but Mohammadian paired his jack on the Jc river to double up.

Updated counts:

Seat 1: Joseph Bartholdi – 12,925,000 (172 bb)
Seat 8: Rasam Mohammadian – 1,975,000 (26 bb)
Seat 9: Mike Chiappetta – 6,000,000 (80 bb)