The 2021 World Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em major occasion attracted a discipline of 1,199 entries, blowing away the $3 million assure to construct a prize pool of $5,545,375. From that large sea of entries, now simply six gamers stay with a shot on the title and the first-place prize. In what’s reportedly a primary for the WPT, half of the gamers to make the six-handed last desk on this match are girls. Kyna England, Daniela Rodriguez, and Kitty Kuo (pictured above) are all in with a shot at changing into simply the second feminine participant to win an open WPT major tour occasion. Ema Zajmovic was the primary to attain that feat when she took down the 2017 WPT Playground $3,500 CAD no-limit maintain’em major occasion title.
The last six gamers on this occasion are all assured no less than a $192,855 payday for his or her deep runs on this large $5,000 buy-in occasion, however their eyes will all be on the title and the highest prize of $910,370.
Below is a have a look at the seating task and chip counts for the ultimate six.:
Seat 1. Chad Eveslage – 17,725,000 (142 bb)
Seat 2. Tim McDermott – 4,500,000 (36 bb)
Seat 3. Kitty Kuo – 2,700,000 (22 bb)
Seat 4. Mike Liang – 18,225,000 (146 bb)
Seat 5. Daniela Rodriguez – 2,250,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6. Kyna England – 2,575,000 (21 bb)
Mike Liang bagged up the most important stack heading into the ultimate desk. He received the 2021 working of the L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 major occasion, which was not a part of the WPT this yr. Liang can also be a World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring winner, having taken down the 2017 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Baltimore $365 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion for $182,920. Liang’s 18,225,000 can be good for 146 large blinds when motion resumes on the last desk.
Chad Eveslage is the one different participant with greater than 100 large blinds. Eveslage is off to a unbelievable begin in 2021, with two titles received and $869,148 in earnings. He took down a $1,100 preliminary occasion on the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open sequence for 101,572 in January, then emerged victorious within the $25,500 excessive curler occasion on the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown competition for one more $767,576. Evelsage sits only a handful of massive blinds behind Liang when playing cards get again within the air at 1:00 p.m. native time on Wednesday, July 7.
Tim Mcdermott has $537,590 in prior stay match earnings heading into the ultimate desk. His 36 large blinds are good for third place on the leaderboard. Kitty Kuo has the next-largest stack. Kuo has greater than $2.2 million in match cashes beneath her belt already, together with a runner-up end within the 2018 WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic major occasion for $248,380. Her 2,700,000 will symbolize 22 large blinds when motion resumes at 75,000-125,000 with a 125,000 large blind ante.
Kyna England sits only one large blind behind Kuo with 2,575,000. England earned the largest rating of her profession earlier this yr when she completed third within the Mid-States Poker Tour Riverside $1,100 major occasion for $73,782.
Daniela Rodriguez is the quick stack on the last desk with 2,250,000 for 18 large blinds. This is Rodriguez’s first rating on the WPT. Her solely prior recorded poker match money got here within the 2020 WSOP Online $400 ‘Colossus’ occasion, which noticed her end 1,317th from a discipline of 12,757 entries.
Here is a have a look at the remaining payouts:
Plenty of massive names made deep runs on this occasion, solely to fall wanting making the ultimate desk. Among these to money have been Sean Perry (forty sixth – $19,920), Chance Kornuth (forty second – $19,920), Keven Stammen (thirty sixth – $23,145), Robert Mizrachi (thirty fifth – $23,145), Tony Tran (thirty second – $27,210), Harrison Gimbel (thirty first – $27,210), Ben Palmer (thirtieth – $27,210), Kathy Liebert (twenty eighth – $27,210), John Hennigan (twenty third – $32,355), Nick Pupillo (twenty second – $32,355), Jason Koon (18th – $38,920), Tony Dunst (thirteenth – $58,230), Scotty Nguyen (eleventh – $72,410), and Michael Mizrachi (ninth – $91,035).
Photo credit: World Poker Tour / Joe Giron.