Perlov captures star-studded DeepStacks poker event

December 18, 2012  

By Patrick Gallagher

After Black Friday and the demise of the NAPT, Mohegan Sun’s poker room was left without a national tournament series to attract pros and gain much-needed visibility in the New England marketplace. With the area’s biggest poker room right down the road at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun has struggled to make a name for itself with cash and tournament players looking for high value games and overall quality poker experience.

With the addition of the Deepstacks Poker Tour stop, which completed in early December, Mohegan Sun has stepped up its game and is building some visibility and momentum into 2013. This event attracted more than 2,000 players for a nearly $1.25 million prize pool and saw top pros sitting with New England’s rounders, including Tristan Wade, Darrel Dier, Michael Mizrachi, Kurt Jewell, David Inselberg, Lou Procopio,  Matt Matros, Matt Glantz, David Paredes, Raj Patel, Matt Affleck,  Justin Schwartz,  Jared Jaffee, Greg Ostrander, Ashton Griffin, Vanessa Selbst, Allen Kessler, Aaron Massey, Chip Jett, Mike Matusow and Victor Ramdin.

 In the end, it was Art Perlov who took down the $2,300 main event for nearly $109K. Also, Nathanial Bryant captured two events during the series.

EPT: What happens when you combine state-run charity rooms, bar-league events and charity events into one championship season? You get more than 12,000 players paying as little as $20 vying for the chance to play in the $72K Eastern Poker Tour Championship. In its 18th season, the EPT joined forces with New Hampshire’s charity poker rooms in Seabrook and Rockingham to deliver the largest regional bar league championship on record, with Mark Thibodeau outlasting more than 1,400 players to take home the trophy and $21K.

— Patrick Gallagher is Ante Up’s Northeast Ambassador. You can email him at anteupne@gmail.com.

DeepStacks Tour, Mohegan Sun, Nov. 23-Dec. 4

Event 1 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 631 • Pool: $215,346
Kenneth Frey, $53,836
Event 4 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 72 • Pool: $10,476
Richard Rossi, $3,357
Event 7 • $225 NLHE
Entries: 42 • Pool: $8,148                                             
Eric Harlett, $3,172
Event 8 • $300 NLHE
Entries: 154 • Pool: $38,839
James Dabkowski, $11,652
Event 11 • $225 NLHE
Entries: 31 • Pool: $6,014
Scott Abkowicz, $1,003
Event 12 • $1K NLHE
Entries: 114 • Pool: $110,580
Nicholas Palma, $33,724
Event 14 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 58 • Pool: $8,439
Thomas Dragone, $2,784
Event 15 • $350 6-Max
Entries: 99 • Pool: $29,100
Nathanial Bryant, $10,185
Event 17 • $225 NLHE
Entries: 31 • Pool: $6,014
Mike Zagorites, $2,526
Event 18 • $500 NLHE
Entries: 145 • Pool: $72,750                                         
Maciej Stachura, $20K       
Event 21 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 78 • Pool: $11,349                                        
Nathanial Bryant, $3,293
Event 22 • $330 NLHE
Entries: 149 • Pool: $43,359
Ralph Macri, $13,226
Event 28 • $500 NLHE
Entries: 48 • Pool: $22,116
Fedor Truntsev, $9,289
 $2,300 Main Event
Entries: 251 • Pool: $559,981
Artyem Perlov, $108,864
Event 31 • $600 NLHE
Entries: 120 • Pool: $97K
Nesrine Kourdourli, $26,255
Event 32 • $225 NLHE
Entries: 39 • Pool: $7,567
John Soroka, $1,900