A complete of 652 entries had been made within the 2021 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $2,500 buy-in no-limit maintain’em predominant occasion, practically tripling the event’s $500,000 assure to create a last prize pool of $1,467,000. After two beginning flights and day 2, that area has been narrowed down to simply 27 gamers remaining with a shot on the title and the highest prize of $315,396.
Day 2 of the occasion started with 196 gamers remaining from the 559 entries made throughout the 2 beginning flights. An extra 93 entries had been made through the early ranges of day 2 earlier than registration formally closed firstly of degree 15.
The large turnout for this occasion resulted within the prime 72 finishers making the cash. Plenty of huge names fell wanting cashing on this occasion, hitting the rail within the first half of day 2 motion, together with former CPPT Venetian champion, three-time World Poker Tour winner, and two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Anthony Zinno, Ben Palmer, Marle Cordeiro, bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus, WPT champion Lee Markholt, Matt Stout, bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, 2013 WSOP predominant occasion champion Ryan Riess, two-time WPT champion James Carroll and bracelet winner Jack Duong.
The cash bubble formally burst when TK Miles cracked the pockets queens of an opponent with A-J. With that, the remaining 72 gamers all ensured themselves no less than a $5,135 payday on this occasion. The last few ranges of the night time noticed a flurry of bustouts, with loads of extremely achieved gamers hitting the rail as the sphere was narrowed down to simply 27 gamers. Notables who had been eradicated after making the cash embrace 2020 WSOP $10,000 predominant occasion ‘Domestic Tournament’ champion Joseph Hebert (69th – $5,135), bracelet winner Erik Cajelais (sixty fourth – $5,575), Shannon Shorr (fifty fifth – $6,015), start-of-day chip chief Ali Imsirovic (forty eighth – $6,748), bracelet winner Joseph Cheong (forty second – $6,748), Tim Reilly (thirty sixth – $8,069), and Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian champion Korey Payne (thirty third – $8,069).
When the mud settled, WSOP bracelet winner James Anderson held the chip lead among the many last 27. The 2019 Little One For One Drop occasion champion bagged up a large stack of three,256,000, having added to his already sizable stack through the last few palms of the night time by successful a large preflop race with pocket queens towards the A-Okay of Thirty second-place finisher Manuel Labandeira.
Other huge stacks embrace Anselmo Villarreal (1,643,000), Timothy Capretta (1,374,000), WPT champion Alex Foxen (1,338,000), and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (1,317,000). Foxen and Bicknell, who’re a pair, completed in first and second place in a $5,000 buy-in MSPT occasion right here on the Venetian, incomes $239,000 and $200,000 respectively. They have a shot at sharing yet one more last desk at this venue and including significantly to their mixed event earnings of greater than $23 million.
Other notables nonetheless in competition embrace TK Miles (1,154,000), WSOP Circuit Season Finale Online predominant occasion winner Frank Marasco (1,094,000), WPT champion Jordan Cristos (1,055,000), Stanley Lee (812,000), 2013 CPPT Venetian runner-up Alex Condon (798,000), Scott Stewart (770,000), and WPT Championship winner Asher Conniff (552,000).
The last 27 will return for day 3 at midday native time on Monday, Feb. 22. Play will proceed till a champion is set.
Here is a have a look at the chip counts and seat assignments heading into the ultimate day:
Here is a have a look at the remaining payouts:
Seventeenth-Twenty fourth. $11,589
Twenty fifth-Twenty seventh. $9,682