Andrew Lichtenberger picks up second Venetian High Roller title
By Bob Garcia
The poker pro adds $250,000 to his $11 million in lifetime winnings
Winning on the way in and on the way out is something unusual, but it’s something that Andrew Lichtenberger managed to do anyway. It was four consecutive days of high-stakes tournament action for the Venetian DeepStack Showdown III series, starting on August 12 and ending on August 15. Lichtenberger, showing all his poker skills, took down the title in the initial $10,000 buy-in event on August 12 for $120,000. Four days later, he closed with a bang and also took down the final $25,000 buy-in event for another $125,350.
With these two victories totaling just under $250,000, he brought his career tournament winnings to over $11.7 million, further proof that there is enough money to be made in poker if you really set your mind to being a top pro. In addition to the titles and six-figure winnings in each game, Lichtenberger also took home a total of 273 Card Player of the Year (POY) points for both victories. Adding the four POY final four finishes this year, the poker pro now ranks 61st in this year’s POY race standings. So far this year, Lichtenberger has accumulated 1,393 total points with POY earnings in excess of $600,000.
It has definitely been a good comeback year for several players after going through some downtime due to the pandemic. Lichtenberger has certainly been no exception and has shown that he has what it takes to remain a very skilled player in the poker world. Keep in mind that for the final event, the last three players negotiated a deal that distributed the prize pool among them based on ICM numbers. Lichtenberger being the front-runner, received the title and the maximum payout as part of the deal, and that is how the story of the event concluded.