Event 3: Chanpiseth Keam Wins Deeper Stack Title

2018 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 432
Prize Pool: $216,000
May 21-23, 2018

Chanpiseth Keam

The May Deep Stack Poker Series had three multi-day tournaments on the schedule, each one deeper than the next. The middle version had a fantastic crowd over the three-day run and it came to an end early in the morning when Chanpiseth Keam took the title along with $37,991 plus a seat in the $1,650 Deepest Stack Main Event.

The tournament drew 417 entries over the two starting flights and then had another 15 buy in before the start of Day 2. They combined to create a prize pool worth $216,000 which was well clear of the $150,000 Guarantee. Only 79 players were able to bag chips at the end of their opening flight.

Combined with the Day 2 buy ins, that left 94 players competing for the title on Day 2 with Heitor Saraiva and Larry Klur returning as the two biggest stacks. The day did not go well for Klur as the SHRP regular crashed out early but Saraiva was able to ride his lead into the money.

The tournament quickly played down towards the final table despite the deep stacks and slow, 90-minute level structure. The final table formed with the last ten players holding an average stack of 86 big blinds.

That was when the tournament went into grind mode.

It took three hours to lose our ninth place finisher when Nick Avena went out on a tough beat. They were losing one player per 90-minute level at one point until the dam broke. Saraiva went out in eighth with Haris Hadziabdic and Haig Toogerman on his heels.

Chris Thompson busted in fifth place and the last four players battled for another few hours until Zach Mullennix was knocked out by Julio Fernandez in fourth place.

The last three players held relatively similar stacks but Keam was ahead of the other two. It took very little time for the three remaining players to reach an agreement to chop up the remaining prize pool.

Keam took first place honors followed by Fernandez and Seth Gilson, making his second big final table of the series after a fourth-place finish in Event 1.

Congratulations to Keam on the biggest score of his career and thank you to players for continuing to support the series.

Event 4 final table results:

1st: Chanpiseth Keam – $37,991 + $1,650 Event 4 seat added
2nd: Julio Fernandez – $35,500
3rd: Seth Gilson – $33,000
4th: Zach Mullennix – $15,660
5th: Chris Thompson – $12,312
6th: Haig Toorgeman – $10,260
7th: Haris Hadziabdic – $8,208
8th: Heitor Saraiva – $6,264
9th: Nick Avena – $4,320
10th: Kharlin Sued – $2,808

Complete Event 3 results

Event 3: Chanpiseth Keam Wins in Three-Way Deal

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts

Chanpiseth Keam

After the elimination of Zach Mullennix, the three remaining players quickly agreed on a deal to divide up the remaining prize pool. Chanpiseth Keam held a slight lead of Julio Fernandez and he took the top spot, the trophy, and the $1,650 Event 4 seat.

Tournament recap to come tomorrow.

1st: Chanpiseth Keam – $37,991 + $1,650 Event 4 seat added
2nd: Julio Fernandez – $35,500
3rd: Seth Gilson – $33,000

The rest of the results:

4th: Zach Mullennix – $15,660
5th: Chris Thompson – $12,312
6th: Haig Toorgeman – $10,260
7th: Haris Hadziabdic – $8,208
8th: Heitor Saraiva – $6,264
9th: Nick Avena – $4,320
10th: Kharlin Sued – $2,808
11th: Gabe Sack – $2,808
12th: Pasquale Caiazza – $2,808
13th: Michael Newman – $2,160
14th: Ronald Norvelo – $2,160
15th: Gaston Miculitzki – $2,160
16th: Joel Harwood – $1,706
17th: Michael Johnson – $1,706
18th: Daniel Navarrette – $1,706
19th: Robert Transue – $1,339
20th: Dejan Petkovic – $1,339
21st: Gregory Spinder – $1,339
22nd: Jeffrey Silverstein – $1,339
23rd: Richard Rice – $1,339
24th: Howard Mash – $1,339
25th: David Katz – $1,339
26th: Pierrot Massenat – $1,339
27th: Brett Bader – $1,339
28th: Forrest Raleigh – $1,188
29th: Steven Bennett – $1,188
30th: Jason Appel – $1,188
31st: Matthew Rizai – $1,188
32nd: Dennis Rodriguez – $1,188
33rd: John DePersio – $1,188
34th: Fernando Halac – $1,188
35th: Michael Rosenberg – $1,188
36th: Sheldon Gross – $1,188
37th: Erik Christensen – $1,080
38th: Harvey Freedman – $1,080
39th: Ethiel Garcia – $1,080
40th: Matthew Kuba – $1,080
41st: Thomas Daliege – $1,080
42nd: Charlemagne Benjamin – $1,080
43rd: Matthew Vitale – $1,080
44th: Ariel Rosello – $1,080
T-45th: Christian Barrett – $540
T-45th: Jorge Aristibazal – $540

Event 3: Zach Mullennix – 4th Place ($15,660)

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 432

Zach Mullennix

With the board reading 9s7c3c4h, Zach Mullennix checked and Julio Fernandez put him all in for his last 900,000. Mullennix thought it out and called.

Mullennix: 4c2c
Fernandez: Jc9h

Fernandez was ahead with top pair against paired fours and a flush draw. Fernandez made jacks up on the Js river to send Mullennix out in fourth place.

Julio Fernandez – 6,300,000 (105 bb)
Zach Mullennix – Eliminated in 4th place ($15,660)

Event 3: Updated Counts

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 432

Other than a four-bet shove from Zach Mullennix that got through, there has been very little major action since Chris Thompson was eliminated. They’ve blown right through the 3am structured stop time and grinding away.

With the average stack at 72 big blinds, there is no end in sight but some big money awaiting them.

Seat 1: Julio Fernandez – 4,850,000 (81 bb)
Seat 6: Chanpiseth Keam – 6,900,000 (115 bb)
Seat 7: Seth Gilson – 4,200,000 (70 bb)
Seat 9: Zach Mullennix – 1,300,000 (22 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $55,191 + $1,650 Event 4 seat added
2nd: $31,860
3rd: $19,440
4th: $15,660

Event 3: Seth Gilson Doubles Through Julio Fernandez

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 432

It was a four-way family pot to a Kc9c2c flop. It checked to Seth Gilson on the button and he bet 150,000 to get a fold from Zach Mullennix. Julio Fernandez check-raised to 700,000 and Chanpiseth Keam released. Gilson moved all in for 2,525,000 and Fernandez snap-called.

Gilson: QcTc
Fernandez: KdJc

“Oh,” Fernandez said.

Gilson was way ahead with the second nut flush against Fernandez. He was drawing thin then drawing dead after the As turn to send the double across the table.

Seth Gilson – 5,400,000 (90 bb)
Julio Fernandez – 4,300,000 (72 bb)