A whole of 652 entries had been made in the 2021 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $2,500 preserve-in no-restrict preserve’em fundamental occasion, nearly about tripling the match’s $500,000 guarantee to present a last prize pool of $1,467,000. After two starting up flights and day 2, that discipline has been narrowed all of the fashion down to factual 27 players last with a shot at the title and the tip prize of $315,396.
Day 2 of the occasion started with 196 players last from the 559 entries made all the plan thru the 2 starting up flights. An extra 93 entries had been made sooner or later of the early ranges of day 2 ahead of registration officially closed at the initiate of level 15.
The huge turnout for this occasion resulted in the tip 72 finishers making the cash. Plenty of enormous names fell immediate of cashing on this occasion, hitting the rail in the fundamental half of day 2 action, in conjunction with feeble CPPT Venetian champion, three-time World Poker Tour winner, and two-time World Sequence of Poker bracelet winner Anthony Zinno, Ben Palmer, Marle Cordeiro, bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus, WPT champion Lee Markholt, Matt Mammoth, bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, 2013 WSOP fundamental occasion champion Ryan Riess, two-time WPT champion James Carroll and bracelet winner Jack Duong.
The cash bubble officially burst when TK Miles cracked the pockets queens of an opponent with A-J. With that, the last 72 players all ensured themselves no longer lower than a $5,135 payday on this occasion. The earlier few ranges of the evening observed a flurry of bustouts, with plenty of extremely done players hitting the rail as the discipline modified into once narrowed all of the fashion down to factual 27 players. Notables who had been eliminated after making the cash consist of 2020 WSOP $10,000 fundamental occasion ‘Domestic Match’ champion Joseph Hebert (69th – $5,135), bracelet winner Erik Cajelais (64th – $5,575), Shannon Shorr (55th – $6,015), initiate-of-day chip chief Ali Imsirovic (48th – $6,748), bracelet winner Joseph Cheong (42nd – $6,748), Tim Reilly (36th – $8,069), and Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian champion Korey Payne (33rd – $8,069).
When the dust settled, WSOP bracelet winner James Anderson held the chip lead amongst the last 27. The 2019 Shrimp One For One Drop occasion champion bagged up a large stack of three,256,000, having added to his already mammoth stack sooner or later of the last few hands of the evening by successful a large preflop lope with pocket queens against the A-Good ample of 32nd-house finisher Manuel Labandeira.
Diversified enormous stacks consist of 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 2d house in a $5,000 preserve-in MSPT occasion right here at the Venetian, earning $239,000 and $200,000 respectively. They beget a shot at sharing yet any other last desk at this venue and adding considerably to their blended match earnings of larger than $23 million.
Diversified notables mute in opponents consist of TK Miles (1,154,000), WSOP Circuit Season Finale On-line fundamental 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 noon local time on Monday, Feb. 22. Play will continue unless a champion is house.
Here’s a watch at the chip counts and seat assignments heading into the last day:
Here’s a watch at the last payouts: