A total of 652 entrances were made in the 2021 Card Gamer Poker Excursion Venetian $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event, nearly tripling the event’s $500,000 warranty to develop a final reward swimming pool of $1,467,000. After two beginning trips and day 2, that area has actually been limited to simply 27 gamers staying with a chance at the title and also the top prize of $315,396.
Day 2 of the event started with 196 players remaining from the 559 entrances made throughout the two starting trips. An additional 93 entrances were made throughout the early degrees of day 2 prior to enrollment formally closed at the beginning of degree 15.
The big turnout for this event resulted in the top 72 finishers making the money. Plenty of heavyweights disappointed moneying in this occasion, hitting the rail in the very first fifty percent of day 2 action, including former CPPT Venetian champion, three-time Globe Casino poker Scenic tour champion, and also two-time Globe Collection of Casino poker arm band winner Anthony Zinno, Ben Palmer, Marle Cordeiro, arm band victor Jeremy Ausmus, WPT champ Lee Markholt, Matt Stout, arm band victor Ryan Laplante, 2013 WSOP centerpiece champ Ryan Riess, two-time WPT champ James Carroll as well as bracelet winner Jack Duong.
The cash bubble formally burst when TK Miles cracked the pockets queens of a challenger with A-J. With that, the continuing to be 72 players all guaranteed themselves a minimum of a $5,135 payday in this event. The final couple of levels of the night saw a flurry of bustouts, with lots of extremely achieved gamers striking the rail as the field was narrowed down to just 27 gamers. Notables that were removed after making the money include 2020 WSOP $10,000 centerpiece ‘Residential Tournament’ champion Joseph Hebert (69th– $5,135), arm band victor Erik Cajelais (64th– $5,575), Shannon Shorr (55th– $6,015), start-of-day chip leader Ali Imsirovic (48th– $6,748), arm band victor Joseph Cheong (42nd– $6,748), Tim Reilly (36th– $8,069), as well as Mid-States Texas hold’em Scenic tour Venetian champ Korey Payne (33rd– $8,069).
When the dust settled, WSOP arm band winner James Anderson held the chip lead among the final 27. The 2019 Child For One Decline occasion champ got up a huge pile of 3,256,000, having included in his already large stack during the final couple of hands of the night by winning a massive preflop race with pocket queens versus the A-K of 32nd-place finisher Manuel Labandeira.
Other large heaps consist of Anselmo Villarreal (1,643,000), Timothy Capretta (1,374,000), WPT champion Alex Foxen (1,338,000), and also three-time WSOP bracelet champion Kristen Bicknell (1,317,000). Foxen as well as Bicknell, that are a pair, finished in very first and also 2nd location in a $5,000 buy-in MSPT event here at the Venetian, gaining $239,000 and also $200,000 respectively. They have a shot at sharing yet an additional last table at this place and including considerably to their combined tournament profits of more than $23 million.
Various other notables still in contention consist of TK Miles (1,154,000), WSOP Circuit Season Finale Online main event champion 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 victor Asher Conniff (552,000).
The final 27 will certainly return for day 3 at twelve noon local time on Monday, Feb. 22. Play will proceed till a champion is made a decision.
Here is a look at the chip counts and seat assignments heading into the final day:
Here is a look at the remaining payouts: