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Card Player Poker Tour Venetian DeepStack Showdown Kicks Off Wednesday

More Than $1 Million In Guarantees Up For Grabs From Dec. 5 - 16


The Card Player Poker Tour has returned to The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada for the second straight year of the DeepStack Showdown poker tournament series. The 30-event festival is set to run from Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 16, with more than $1 million in guaranteed prize money on the line. The DeepStack Showdown has something for everyone, with buy-ins as low as $80 all the way up to the $3,500 CPPT no-limit hold’em main event.

The kickoff event is a single-day $400 DoubleStack with a $30,000 guarantee, which gets underway at noon on Dec. 5. The first weekend of the series will see the $1,100 DoubleStack with two starting flights and a $150,000 guarantee. There is even a $150,000 guaranteed DoubleStack event with a $600 buy-in, and four separate $30,000 guaranteed DoubleStack no-limit hold’em tournaments with a $400 buy-in.

Looking for some tournament action outside of standard no-limit hold’em events? The DeepStack Showdown has plenty of other formats on the schedule include bounty tournaments, Omaha eight-or-better, survivor events, rebuys, and a senior’s event.

The centerpiece of the whole affair is the $500,000 guaranteed CPPT main event. The $3,500 buy-in, three-day big blind ante tournament kicks off Dec. 14. Players will start out with 40,000 in chips and enjoy 60-minute blind levels. This peerless event, in tandem with the famous hospitality and amenities of The Venetian, is the must-attend poker event poker players have been waiting for.

2017 CPPT Venetian DeepStack Showdown Champion Mike DentaleThe 2017 running of this event saw Mike Dentale overcome a field of 235 entrants to win the $185,061 first-place prize. The tournament’s $740,250 prize pool easily surpassed the $500,000 guarantee, and tournament officials are expecting more of the same this year.

Players will have plenty of chances to win their main event seat at a discount with several satellite options. The Venetian will be running $400 mega satellites on Dec. 12, 13, and 14.

Check out the entire series schedule here or click on the image below.

About The Venetian

Of course, The Venetian’s offerings don’t stop at just tournaments. Cash games, as well as 24-hour tableside food service from the Grand Lux Cafe, keep players sated and excited. At The Venetian, players enjoy a comfortable waiting area, a smoke-free environment, huge TV displays visible from every table in the room, and even charging outlets at each player’s seat for phones and tablets for those who like to Tweet their victories.

At The Venetian Las Vegas, poker isn’t just a game; it’s a passion. Attention to detail is the guiding principle of the poker team, who goes to great lengths to ensure that events run effortlessly and feature a broad range of cash games, the most luxurious venue in Las Vegas, and staff who know players on a first-name basis. The all-suite accommodations, impeccable restaurants, and world-class entertainment are just the tip of the iceberg, and wonderful preludes to one of the most high-energy and rewarding poker events in Las Vegas. Don’t miss the DeepStack Showdown this December.

For information about the DeepStack Showdown and the CPPT visit the tour homepage.