Aug 25 2:13 am

Event 3: 1st Place – Rashad Maysaud ($4,999)

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 4,750,000

Deep Stacks Challenge Event 2 Champion – Rashad Maysoud

Deep Stacks Challenge Event 2 Champion – Rashad Maysaud

There are no easy victories in poker and Rashad Maysaud certainly learned that today after battling to maintain a large chip stack at the final table and holding off a sea of competitors. Maysaud was hovering near the final table bubble but broke through to the upper echelon of chip leaders after eliminating Michael Marder. Maysaud raised enough to put Marder all-in on a board holding against Marder’s . Maysaud hit his flush on the turn and never looked back the rest of the way.

After beating out the “Oceans 11″ crew of Danny OceanRusty Ryan and Terry Benedict, Maysaud certainly has a lot to be proud of and we will see if he decides to play in future DSC and Borgata Poker Open events. This win will add substantially to Maysaud’s $13,000 in career earnings as the Virginian adds his first recorded tournament victory to his poker resume.

The DSC blog will return tomorrow with the first of the Deeper Stack events.

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Aug 25 1:44 am

Event 3: Adjusted Payout Agreed To, Maysaud Takes Trophy

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 1,190,000

After the elimination of Jeremy Miles, play stagnated for the remaining four players as they more or less shuffled chips around for a few orbits before entering discussions for a potential deal. The man formerly known as Terry Benedict, Frank Rosati, and Rashaud Maysaud both agreed to take $4,999 while Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan would take $3,847 and $3,846, respectively. Maysaud will take home the trophy and officially claim first place in Event 3 of the Deep Stacks Challenge. A winner’s recap will be posted shortly.

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Aug 25 1:36 am

Event 3: 5th Place – Jeremy Miles ($1,659)

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 1,190,000

5th Place: Jeremy Miles

5th Place: Jeremy Miles

The tides of short-stacked tournament poker can turn quickly and Jeremy Miles discovered that truth the hard way as he hit the rail in 5th place. After a few orbits of blinding down, Miles moved his last 880,000 into the middle and after a moment of thought Danny Ocean called to put Miles officially at risk.

Ocean turned over and had the of Miles crush. The board ran bone dry for Miles and he will be the 5th place finisher in this event. After the hand, Ocean is now pushing dangerously close to the 1,500,000 mark.

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Aug 25 12:45 am

Event 3: 6th Place – Fred Esguerra ($1,382)

Level 28 (30,000/60,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 950,000

5th Place: Fred Esguerra

5th Place: Fred Esguerra

As we noted at the lat chip count update, Fred Esguerra was the low man on the chip totem pole at the resumption of play. Shortly after play resumed, Esquerra was all-in for 190,000 and found a call from Danny Ocean to put Esguerra at risk.

Esguerra was live with against the of Ocean. The flop put a nail in the coffin of Esguerra. The on the turn gave him some life with a straight draw but the on the river finished the hand. With the pot, Ocean moves over 1,350,000 and back into the chip lead as the see-saw battle between him and Rashaud Maysaud continues.

After Esguerra’s elimination, Rusty Ryan is now the short stack with 600,000 but one double up can quickly change all that.

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Aug 25 12:35 am

Event 3: Updated Chip Counts On Break

Level 28 (30,000/60,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 795,000

Players are on a short break and will return to an average stack of less than 15 big blinds which will be sure to drive the action with all eyes focused on the current low man Fred Esquerra. Danny Ocean and Rashad Maysaud are still battling for the chip lead but Jeremy Miles is following up close behind them. The updated counts for the remaining players are listed below.

  1. Rusty Ryan – 675,000
  2. Rashad Maysaud – 1,250,000
  3. Jeremy Miles – 990,000
  4. Terry Benedict – 650,000
  5. Fred Esquerra – 290,000
  6. Danny Ocean – 1,320,000
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Aug 25 12:21 am

Event 3: 7th Place – David Semless ($1,106)

Level 27 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 792,000

7th Place: David Semless

7th Place: David Semless

David Semless chipped up earlier at the final table when he eliminated Roger Sasson, but soon fell victim to the continually escalating blinds. Down to his final 350,000, Semless moved all-in and would be flipping against Rashad Maysaud. Semless held the under pair of and was up against the of Maysaud.

A left Semless in dire straits and in need of another two outer in order to survive. The turn and river did him no favors and he will hear $1,106 for his finish.

With the elimination, Maysaud is up to over 1,300,000 and still in control of the chip lead.

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Aug 25 12:10 am

Event 3: 8th Place – Sal Anastasio ($829)

Level 27 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 7
Chip Average: 679,000

8th Place: Sal Anastasio

8th Place: Sal Anastasio

Sal Anastasio came back from dinner break with a large chip lead but after hitting a few bumps in the road, was never able to get fully back on track. Anastasio started the final table as one of the shorter stacks and was soon down to his last couple of blinds.

In the ultimate hand, Anastasio moved all-in for 115,000 and got a call from Terry Benedict who held two overs to the pair of Anastasio.

The flop more or less ended matters and after consecutive bricks on the turn and river, Anastasio hit the rail while Benedict claimed another victim and moved over the 500,000 chip mark as a result.

With Anastasio’s elimination, all eyes are on Fred Esguerra and Rusty Ryan as they are now the two shortest stacks with the blinds set to go up once again.

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Aug 24 11:53 pm

Event 3: 9th Place – Rob Goffredo ($622)

Level 26 (20,000/40,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 8
Chip Average: 594,000

9th Place: Rob Goffredo

9th Place: Rob Goffredo

Rob Goffredo came into the final table below the chip average and struggled to get anything going. Down to his last 68,000 from the small blind, Goffredo moved all-in and got a call from Terry Benedict. 

Hoping to be completely live, Goffredo was instead drawing thin as his was a big underdog to Benedict’s . The board did Goffredo no favors and he hit the rail in 9th place. With the bustout, Benedict is up to 300,000, but still in the danger zone, himself.

On the other end of the chip spectrum, Rashad Maysaud has overtaken for the chip lead as he now holds north of 1,200,000 while Danny Ocean has dropped to just under 900,000.

 

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Aug 24 11:23 pm

Event 3: 10th Place – Roger Sasson ($553)

Level 25 (15,000/30,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 9
Chip Average: 528,000

David Semless is up among the chip leaders after rivering a set to crack Roger Sasson's pocket kings.

David Semless is up among the chip leaders after rivering a set to crack Roger Sasson’s pocket kings.

Roger Sasson came into the final table on of the shorter stacks and was looking to make a move early. Sasson was able to get his money in good against David Semless but poker’s cruel nature sent him out the door in brutal fashion.

Semless raised to 75,000 from early position and then Sasson moved all-in from late position. Semless confirmed the total and called with which trailed the of Sasson. The was clean for Sasson until the hit the river to send Sasson to the rail. With the bustout, Semless is up to 645,000, putting him right below the two chip leaders.

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Aug 24 11:14 pm

Event 3: Final Table Set, Ocean Leads

Level 25 (15,000/30,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 190
Players Remaining: 10
Chip Average: 475,000

The pace of play has picked up over the last level and the final table has been reached for Event 3 of the Deep Stacks Challenge. Danny Oceastill holds the chip lead with 1,120,000 but with the blinds this high, no lead is truly safe. After eliminating Michael Marder, Rashad Maysaud is over the 900,000 mark and the closest to competitor to Mr. Ocean. With two players holding nearly half of the chips in play, it will be interesting to see how the shorter stacks at the table adjust.

The redraw for the final 10 players is below along with their updated chip counts. A list of the remaining payouts are below also.

  1. Rusty Ryan – 520,0000
  2. Sal Anastasio – 290,000
  3. Roger Sasson – 140,000
  4. Rashad Maysaud – 990,000
  5. Jeremy Miles – 550,000
  6. Rob Goffredo – 220,000
  7. Terry Benedict – 135,000
  8. David Semless – 430,000
  9. Fred Esguerra – 220,000
  10. Danny Ocean – 1,120,000
  1. $8,154
  2. $4,561
  3. $2,764
  4. $2,212
  5. $1,659
  6. $1,382
  7. $1,106
  8. $829
  9. $622
  10. $533
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