Huge Turnout Juices Prizepool At Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Main Event

The $5,000 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour Venetian main event blew away expectations on Tuesday with a huge turnout for day 1b of the $2 million guaranteed tournament.

A total of 412 entered the field during the eight levels of action, and when combined with the 127 who played on day 1a, the total now stands at 539 and a prize pool of over $2.5 million.

In 2016, 537 players entered the main event. This year’s field is already guaranteed to be larger, and registration is still open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Furthermore, every player can re-enter if they bust prior to the close of registration.

Leading the way is Eyal Revah, with 234,625. He’ll enjoy a sizable lead over his next closest competitor, Barry Hutter, who bagged the day 1a chip lead with 201,950.

Play resumes Wednesday at noon.

A total of 222 bagged up between the two starting flights. Here’s a look at the top of the overnight chip counts.

Rank Name Chip Count
1 Eyal Al Revah 234,625
2 Barry Hutter 201,950
3 Samuel Bernabeau 171,100
4 Ryan Laplante 166,000
5 Jordan Pfizer 159,900
6 Matt Giannetti 159,550
7 Paul Volpe 150,000
8 Thong Tran 147,350
9 John Dolan 145,200
10 Josh Ladines 144,175
11 Daniel Perkins 139,700
12 Raul Martinez 134,500
13 Sergio Aido 131,975
14 Scott Clements 131,000
15 Fabian Ortiz 127,000
16 Tsang Yan Shing 124,575
17 Rick Alvarado 124,500
18 Tom Bedell 123,200
19 Martin Stausholm 122,800
20 Troy Quenneville 122,050


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