2024 Deep Stack Series

Rashid Middleton Wins Holiday Deep Stack for $16,228 in Heads-Up Deal

2024 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$300 Holiday Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  345
Prize Pool:  $85,560
May 27, 2024

Rashid Middleton, 2024 DSPS Event 8 champ
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1RashidMiddleton$16,228 *
2ThomasFox$14,507 *
3GeorgeRovero Spyropoulos$8,185
4AlimPerales$5,300
5ThomasWallis$4,085
6KanstantsinTsiareshka$3,380
7RichardRodriguez$2,840
8BruceWeiner$2,325
9KhariHutchings$1,735
10NicholasVelentzas$1,735
11LawrenceRubenstein$1,530
12RenatoLabadan$1,530
13VictorNassif$1,300
14AnthonySepe$1,300
15AlexanderDvorsky$1,300
16MatthewGray$1,075
17RebeccaDellagloria$1,075
18EngelberthVarela Moreno$1,075
19FrankAfonso$895
20JosephPetrolino$895
21RodolfoFernandez$895
22RowanByrne$730
23AmitSavani$730
24YotamBar-Yosef$730
25ChristopherNomikos$630
26AaronJohnson$630
27DavidShaw$630
28SteveOlivier$530
29FrancoisGagne$530
30AndrewOrozco$530
31DavidKahan$530
32ClintBowles$530
33EricDellaouila$530
34DennisKoines$530
35JavierSarache$530
36AlejandroFunes$530
37MervickNunez Marino$440
38SamuelKim$440
39BrandonMiller$440
40RonaldChavez$440
41BradfordCorner$440
42SalvatoreTangredi Velasquez$440
43BorisGoldfeder$440
44OrenRosenthal$440

* – denotes results of a heads-up deal

Johnny Bromberg Wins $1,700 Deepest Stack Outright for $98,100

2024 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:  303
Prize Pool:  $454,500
May 23 – 27, 2024

Johnny Bromberg, 2024 DSPS Deepest Stack Champ
Johnny Bromberg, 2024 DSPS Deepest Stack Champ

The $1,700 Deepest Stack tournament headlined the Deep Stack Poker Series with three flights and a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. It drew a ton of talent and local Johnny Bromberg took the top spot outright for $98,100 in front of a crowd of friends.

The tournament drew 303 entries to create a prize pool worth $454,500 and the last 38 players made the money. They got there a few hours into Day 2 and worked their way down to the final table with deep stacks and a slow structure.

Six players returned for the final table on the final day and Bromberg defeated Chris Bissinger heads-up after a back-and-forth battle. He earned the top prize, the DSPS trophy, and a good time with his friends on the rail.

Bromberg now owns trophies from SHRPO, Poker Showdown, the Everglades Poker Open, and Deep Stack Poker Series.

Congrats!

Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JohnnyBromberg$98,100
2ChrisBissinger$66,000
3MinZhang$49,000
4ScottWatson$36,500
5CaioDe Lucca Sobral$27,500
6ImanDan$21,000
7CraigPollak$16,200
8TomasBrokl$12,600
9DionJagroo$9,900
10HowardMash$9,900
11BrettBader$6,800
12NoahSchwartz$6,800
13RomanRogovskyi$5,600
14BobbyLupo$5,600
15GeorgeDunham$5,600
16UriKadosh$4,500
17NadyaMagnus$4,500
18ScottZakheim$4,500
19TKMiles$4,500
20AaronRosenthal$3,600
21GilAboodi$3,600
22HaimNagar$3,600
23CarlosCorrea$3,600
24JohnDePersio$3,000
25AnibalPabon$3,000
26AlexKimpel$3,000
27JoeBartholdi$3,000
28AllanBieler$3,000
29AntonioMallol$3,000
30RichardFarhat$3,000
31RichardEstep$3,000
32CubaLevenberry$3,000
33SerhiiPopovych$3,000
34PaulDomb$3,000
35ScottEpstein$3,000
36BrandonMiller$3,000
37MohammedJaafar$3,000
38KyleLazzaro$3,000

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts for Holiday Deep Stack

2024 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$300 Holiday Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  345
Prize Pool:  $85,560
May 27, 2024

Registration closed for the $300 Holiday Deep Stack with 345 entries making for a busy day in the Poker Room. They pushed the $50,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $85,560. The last 44 spots will be paid with $440 for a min-cash and $18,005 up top for the Holiday Deep Stack champ.

1st: $18,005 + DSPS Trophy
2nd: $12,730
3rd: $8,185
4th: $5,300
5th: $4,085
6th: $3,380
7th: $2,840
8th: 42,325
9th-10th: $1,735
11th-12th: $1,530
13th-15th: $1,300
16th-18th: $1,075
19th-21st: $895
22nd-24th: $730
25th-27th: $630
28th-36th: $530
37th-44th: $440

Event 6: Johnny Bromberg Wins ($98,100)! Chris Bissinger Runner-Up ($66,000)

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante

Johnny Bromberg

Johnny Bromberg opened to 300,000 from his button and Chris Bissinger called. The flop was 9h8s7d, Bissinger checked, Bromberg continued for 500,000 and Bissinger called.

The turn was 8d, Bissinger checked, Bromberg bet 800,000 and Bissinger called. The river was 4s, Bissinger checked again, and Bromberg announced all in.

Bissinger thought for two minutes and said “if you have it, you have it” and called at risk for 3,350,000.

Bissinger showed 7c6d for two pair eights and sevens but Bromberg quickly tabled the winner JdTc for a flopped jack-high straight.

Bissinger earned $66,000 for his runner-up finish while Bromberg earned $98,1000 and another Hollywood trophy.

1st: Johnny Bromberg – $98,100 + DSPS Trophy
2nd: Chris Bissinger – $66,000

Chris Bissinger

Event 3: Quickly Back to Even

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 303

After the break, Chris Bissinger limped his button and Johnny Bromberg raised to 400,000. Bissinger called and the flop was 8c4c3h. Bromberg checked, Bissinger bet 300,000 and Bromberg called.

The turn was 5h, Bromberg checked, Bissinger bet 500,000 and Bromberg called. The 2s river finished the board and Bromberg check-called 1,500,000 from Bissinger.

Bissinger tabled 8h6d for a six-high straight and Bromberg mucked.

Seat 1: Chris Bissinger – 7,700,000 (77 bb)
Seat 2: Johnny Bromberg – 7,450,000 (75 bb)

Event 6: Chris Bissinger Extends; Johnny Bromberg Doubles

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 303

Johnny Bromberg

Chris Bissinger opened to 275,000 from the button, Johnny Bromberg called, and the flop was Ac8c4h. Bromberg checked, Bissinger bet 250,000 and Bromberg called.

The turn was 4d, both players checked, and the river was Tc. Bromberg checked, Bissinger bet 1,200,000 and Bromberg called. Bissinger showed 9c2c for a club flush and Bromberg mucked.

Seat 1: Chris Bissinger – 12,675,000 (169 bb)
Seat 2: Johnny Bromberg – 2,475,000 (33 bb)

On the next hand, Bromberg moved all in and Bissinger called.

Bissinger: As9h
Bromberg: TdTs

Bromberg needed his tens to hold to double up and the 8d3h2s9d3c board was safe for the double.

Seat 1: Chris Bissinger – 10,275,000 (137 bb)
Seat 2: Johnny Bromberg – 4,875,000 (65 bb)

Then in the last hand before the break and the board reading AhJs2dJhKs, Bromberg doubled again with AsJd versus Ax2x to take a huge lead going to break.

They will return to 30-minute levels and 50,000/100,000 blinds.

Seat 1: Chris Bissinger – 5,775,000 (58 bb)
Seat 2: Johnny Bromberg – 9,375,000 (94 bb)

Event 6: Trading Pots

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 303

“I’ll let you win the small ones,” Chris Bissinger said to Johnny Bromberg. “I’ll take the big ones.”

That was the pattern over the last half hour as Bromberg chipped his way back to nearly even the match.

Then opened to 275,000 from his button, Bromberg called, and the flop was Qh6h3c. Both players checked and the turn was Kh. Bromberg checked, Bissinger bet 200,000 and Bromberg called.

The river 2c finished the board, Bromberg checked, and Bissinger bet 800,000. Bromberg said he made a pair on the river, thought for a minute and called. Bissinger showed KcQc for two pair, Bromberg mucked, and Bissinger was back to a big lead.

Seat 1: Chris Bissinger – 9,200,000 (123 bb)
Seat 2: Johnny Bromberg – 6,000,000 (80 bb)

Event 6: Chris Bissinger Pulls Ahead

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 303

Chris Bissinger

It didn’t take long or any big pots for Chris Bissinger to pull into a virtual tie with Johnny Bromberg then he took the lead.

Bissinger limped his button and called when Bromberg raised to 375,000. The flop was Kc8s7d, Bromberg bet 325,000 and Bissinger called. The turn was 9d and both players checked.

The 2h river finished the board, Bromberg bet 1,000,000 and Bissinger quickly called.

Bromberg showed Kh9h for two pair kings and nines but Bissinger had 6c5d for a turned nine-high straight to take the big pot.

Chris Bissinger – 9,200,000 (123 bb)
Johnny Bromberg – 5,950,000 (79 bb)

Event 6: Heads Up Underway

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 303

The heads-up match for the $1,700 Deepest Stack event is underway with Johnny Bromberg holding a nearly three-to-one chip lead but Chris Bissinger has plenty of chips to work with.

Seat 1: Chris Bissinger – 3,800,000 (51 bb)
Seat 2: Johnny Bromberg – 11,350,000 (151 bb)

1st: $98,100 + DSPS Trophy
2nd: $66,000

Event 6: Min Zhang – 3rd Place ($49,000)

$1,700 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $454,500 | Payouts | Results
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 303

Min Zhang

Chris Bissinger folded his button, Min Zhang completed her small blind, and Johnny Bromberg moved all in. Zhang thought for a minute and called at risk for about 1,800,000.

Bromberg: KsTs
Zhang: As9s

“Ohhhh, you got me crushed,” Bromberg said to Zhang.

She was ahead for the double but Bromberg moved out front when he paired his king on the KcJd4h flop. Zhang stood up again but this time couldn’t find a save on the 2d turn or Qd river.

Johnny Bromberg – 11,350,000 (151 bb)
Min Zhang – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($49,000)