The 2020 Mid-States Online Poker Tour Venetian $1,600 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event brought in a huge field of 1,239 total entries, blowing away the $400,000 assurance to create a final prize pool of $1,771,770. The top 128 finishers made the money in this occasion, with the largest share going to ultimate champion Korey Payne. The Rose city, Oregon citizen was granted $327,773 as well as his initial online tournament title for the win.
Payne additionally earned 960 Card Player Gamer of the Year points as the champion of this occasion. This win alone was enough to move Payne into a tie for 76th place in the 2020 POY race standings, which are funded by Global Texas hold’em.
The event ran from November 19-23, with three beginning trips and afterwards two more days of action. The last day began with 63 gamers staying, with Payne resting right in the middle of the pack when cards got back airborne. By the time the eight-handed last table was established, he had actually climbed into 2nd chip setting behind only Salim Admon.
Admon extended his lead by grabbing pocket aces against Dale Eberle’s K-Q to send him to the imprison 8th place ($ 28,348). Jorden Helstern was the alongside fall when his pocket eights fell short to win a preflop race versus the Q-J of Randy Froelich. Helstern took home $37,207 as the seventh-place finisher.
David Poces’ run in this occasion came to an end when his KSpade SuitQSpade Fit shed a coin flip versus the JSpade SuitJHeart Suit of Satoshi Tanaka. The board brought no help as well as Poces hit the imprison sixth area ($ 49,610).
Payne signed up with Admon as the second player to surpass 10 million in chips by winning a large pot off of the leader holding pocket aces. Martin Zamani quickly signed up with the eight-figure chip club by knocking senseless Satoshi Tanaka (5th– $65,555) and Randy Froelich (fourth– $100,991). In both cases the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Experience $25,000 money player event champion landed the knockout blow by winning all-ins with little pocket sets versus overcards.
The last three fought it out for some time, however Zamani was eventually the beside be eliminated. He ran a set of bluffs that both obtained picked off by Payne to discover himself out in third area for $148,829. This was the 4th six-figure live event score of his profession, as well as it brought his life time live event profits to simply shy of $2.6 million. He was awarded 640 POY points for his deep run. This was his 3rd POY-qualified last table of 2020, as well as with 1,008 overall points, he presently sits in 67th place in the POY positions.
With that, Payne took a large lead into heads-up play against Salim Admon. The much shorter stack doubled up twice to close the space, however he was incapable to finish the return. In the last hand of the event, Admon min-raised to 500,000 from the button with the QSpade Suit9Heart Suit as well as Paybe called from the huge blind holding KDiamond Suit6Diamond Match. The flop boiled down KSpade SuitQHeart Suit7Spade Match as well as Payne checked. Admon wagered 675,000 and also Payne called. The turn brought the 6Club Match and Payne bet 675,000. Admon increased to 2,000,000. Payne moved all-in and Admon entered into the container before locating the call with his set of queens. Payne revealed his kings and also 6s for a large lead in the hand. The JHeart Match was of no aid to Admon and also he was eliminated in 2nd place, gaining $219,699 for his solid showing in this occasion.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table: