2021 Deep Stack Series

Event 5: Steve Karp Doubles Through Cosmin Joldis

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 398

Cosmin Joldis had the button, he announced all in, and Steve Karp quickly called for 1,375,000 looking for a double.

Joldis: 9s6s
Karp: Kh6h

Karp was dominating and pulled a needed double after the dealer spread the JcTc5s5cTd board.

Seat 1: Cosmin Joldis – 17,025,000 (136 bb)
Seat 2: Steve Karp – 2,875,000 (23 bb)

Event 5: Cosmin Joldis Extends Lead

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 398

Cosmin Joldis

There were no major parts over the first part of the heads-up match but the chips continued to slide towards Cosmin Joldis giving him a big lead.

But anything can happen when playing heads-up.

Seat 1: Cosmin Joldis – 16,275,000 (130 bb)
Seat 2: Steve Karp – 3,600,000 (29 bb)

Steve Karp

Event 5: Heads-Up Underway

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 398

Steve Karp (left) versus Cosmin Joldis (right)

The heads-up match is underway for the May Deep Stack Poker Series Event 5 title. Cosmin Joldis begins with the chip lead after his double KO to get them down to the last two.

Once this level is complete, they will go to 40-minute levels for the duration.

Seat 1: Cosmin Joldis – 12,325,000 (99 bb)
Seat 8: Steve Karp – 7,575,000 (61 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $120,410
2nd: $80,250

Event 5: Stuart Greenbaum – 3rd Place ($58,985); Richard Zipes – 4th Place ($43,880)

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 398

Stuart Greenbaum

After on early open, Stuart Greenbaum raised to 600,000 and Cosmin Joldis called. Richard Zipes shipped in for 1,625,000 and Greenbaum had questions.

“If we both go out (himself and Zipes), do I get 3rd?” Greenbaum asked.

When he heard the answer was yes based on chip stacks, Greenbaum moved all in himself for 3,750,000. Joldis stuck around with a chance to knock two players out.

Joldis: QsQh
Zipes: AcKd
Greenbaum: JdJh

Joldis had a dominant hand again Greenbaum and a flip with Zipes. With everyone on their feet, the dealer ran the board 6h6d3c4hTs and Joldis held with the queens.

Greenbaum was awarded $58,985 for third place while the 82 year-old Zipes earned $43,880.

Cosmin Joldis – 12,325,000 (99 bb)
Stuart Greenbaum – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($58,985)
Richard Zipes – Eliminated in 4th Place ($43,880)

Richard Zipes

Event 5: Steve Karp Doubles Through Richard Zipes

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 398

Steve Karp

Richard Zipes limped and Steve Karp raised to 550,000 from the small blind. Zipes called and the AhAsAc flop looked interesting. Karp checked, Zipes announced all in, and Karp quickly called.

Karp: QhQs
Zipes: 8h8d

“Oh boy,” was about all Zipes could say about the development.

The board finished with Jd turn and 9h river to give Karp the pot. They counted down the stacks and Karp was the at risk player for 2,675,000.

Steve Karp – 6,700,000 (54 bb)
Richard Zipes – 750,000 (6 bb)