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)

Event 3: Chris Thompson – 5th Place ($12,312)

$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

Chris Thompson

Julio Fernandez opened to 200,000 from the cutoff and Chris Thompson moved all in from the button for 575,000. Chanpiseth Keam called from the small blind, Seth Gilson folded his big, and Fernandez moved all in. Keam reluctantly folded actd face up.

Fernandez: qcqh
Thompson: 6d6s

Thompson was behind but there was a six in the window when the flop came jc6c3c to give Thompson middle set. Fernandez called for a club and got it on the 9c turn.

“I folded the ace of clubs!” Keam exclaimed.

The river finished 5s and Thompson was the next sent out.

Julio Fernandez – 6,200,000 (103 bb)
Chris Thompson – Eliminated in 5th place ($12,312)

Event 3: Break Time 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: 5 of 432

Level 26 rolled around after the players took another break. The previous level was not a good one for Seth Gilson as he slipped down the counts with Julio Fernandez and Chapiseth Keam moving up.

Seat 1: Julio Fernandez – 5,580,000 (93 bb)
Seat 3: Chris Thompson – 605,000 (10 bb)
Seat 6: Chanpiseth Keam – 6,195,000 (103 bb)
Seat 7: Seth Gilson – 2,955,000 (49 bb)
Seat 9: Zach Mullennix – 2,030,000 (34 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $55,191 + $1,650 Event 4 seat added
2nd: $31,860
3rd: $19,440
4th: $15,660
5th: $12,312

Event 3: Haim Toorgeman – 6th Place ($10,260)

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 432

Haim Toorgeman

Chanpiseth Keam opened to 125,000 to get calls from Haim Toorgeman on the button and Julio Fernandez in the big blind. The flop came kcqcth and Fernandez checked. Keam bet 225,000 and only Toorgeman stuck around to the 6d turn.

Keam checked, Toorgeman bet 500,000 and Keam slid a big stack forward, a check-raise to 2,000,000 with approximately 250,000 behind.

“Are you playing ace-jack?” Toorgeman asked him.

“I can’t talk about my hand.” Keam responded.

Toorgeman moved all in for only 100,000 more and Keam quickly called with ahjc. Toorgeman needed to improve his two pair to a  riverboat with kcqc but the 4s blanked to send him out in sixth place.

Keam was one of the shorter stacks at break but this moved into contention for the lead.

Chanpiseth Keam – 5,225,000 (105 bb)
Haim Toorgeman – Eliminated in 6th place ($10,260)

Event 3: Slowing Back Down

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 432

After the two quick eliminations, the pace slowed again as the stacks deepened. Zach Mullennix picked up a 750,000 pot with a set of queens over Seth Gilson’s rivered set of fives.

Julio Fernandez is chipping up as well with some big raises and a lot of pressure.

Event 3: Haris Hadziabdic – 7th Place ($8,208)

$560 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 432

Haris Hadziabdic

On the next hand, Haris Hadziabdic moved all in against Zach Mullennix and he was at risk with another monster.

Hadziabdic: kcks
Mullennix: adkd

Pocket kings in back-to-back hands and Hadziabdic was safe on the 9c9s4h flop and 5s turn. The river ac was bad news for Hadziabdic and he was sent out.

Zach Mullennix – 2,300,000 (46 bb)
Haris Hadziabdic – Eliminated in 7th place ($8,208)