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Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Main Event: Prize Pool Surpasses $1.2 Million


A total of 559 entries have been made through the two starting days of the 2021 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. As a result, the $500,000 guarantee has been more than doubled, with $1,257,750 now in the prize pool and late registration and re-entry still available. Players will still be able to get in on the action until the start of level 15, which will arrive early on Sunday’s day 2.

Day 1B attracted 310 entries, topping the 249 made on day 1A. After 12 levels of tournament poker action, just 110 players remained from the second starting flight.

Karapet Galstyan on day 1BKarapet Galstyan bagged up the largest stack from day 1B, ending the night with 392,000. Galstyan is no stranger to success at Venetian Las Vegas, having earned his largest live tournament score here in 2017 with a third-place showing in a $600 buy-in event for $48,254. High-roller regular Ali Imsirovic remains the overall leader, having finished day 1A with 484,500. That will be good for 242.25 big blinds when action resumes for day 2 with blinds of 1,000-2,000 and a big-blind ante of 2,000.

Other notables with big stacks at the end of the day included Stanley Lee (312,500), Justin Lapka (292,000), World Series of Poker bracelet winner and recent WPTDeepStacks Venetian event champion Sung Joo Hyun (225,500), back-to-back DeepStack Extravaganza I preliminary event winner Blake Whittington (212,000), Michael Rocco (199,500), and bracelet winner Joseph Cheong (198,000).

2017 CPPT Bicycle Hotel and Casino main event winner Andrew Wisdom made it through the second starting day with 157,000 and a chance for his second title on the tour. Other big names to have survived day 1B were bracelet winner Bryan Piccioli (106,000), Shannon Shorr (103,500), World Poker Tour champion Justin Young (103,500), WPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner Pat Lyons (87,500), two-time WPT champion James Carroll (81,000), and _WSOP Circuit) main event winner Michael Trivett (70,000). Check out the recap of day 1A to learn more about who survived that flight.

Day 2 will get underway at 11:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 21 with a total of 196 players remaining from the field of 559 entries made thus far.

Here is a look at the chip counts and seat assignments heading into day 2:

Rank Player Chip Count Table Seat
1 Almedin Imsirovic 484,500 22 5
2 Karapet Galstyan 392,000 16 8
3 Douglas Holland 360,500 45 5
4 Joshua Prager 337,500 28 8
5 Salim Admon 335,500 23 7
6 Mark Jefferson 327,000 32 6
7 Stanley Lee 312,500 21 6
8 Justin Lapka 292,000 22 1
9 Edgardo Rosario Figueroa 288,500 42 1
10 Nicholas Getzen 242,000 39 4
11 Jerry Brown 239,000 18 7
12 Timothy Capretta 229,000 7 3
13 Sung Joo Hyun 225,500 19 5
14 Sukhdip Sangha 219,000 11 2
15 Brent Hart 218,500 12 5
16 Blake Whittington 212,000 15 2
17 David Allen Pock 211,500 41 2
18 Rellie Sigua 210,500 18 8
19 Jordan Cristos 203,500 19 6
20 Michael Rocco 199,500 41 7
21 Joseph Cheong 198,000 27 6
22 Carlos Matos Erarte 195,000 21 5
23 Seungmook Jung 193,000 22 3
24 Anselmo Villarreal 192,000 23 5
25 Christopher Ohara 186,000 39 8
26 Tommy Tran 181,000 45 8
27 Alex Nguyen 177,500 41 6
28 Michael Kilker 177,000 12 1
29 Erik Cajelais 176,500 21 3
30 Leonard August 175,500 43 7
31 Kfir Nahum 175,500 40 5
32 Benjamin Underwood 175,500 42 6
33 Angelo Mancini 173,500 27 5
34 Scott Stewart 172,500 29 8
35 Sardor Gaziev 170,000 44 4
36 Mehdi Saleh 170,000 10 6
37 Jimmy Zeledon 170,000 17 1
38 Brandon Eisen 169,500 12 2
39 Timothy Reilly 167,500 43 6
40 Albert Calderon 167,000 44 2
41 Manuel Labandeira 164,000 45 7
42 Tommy Kivela 161,000 15 5
43 Brendan Shiller 159,000 7 6
44 Andrew Wisdom 157,000 41 8
45 Kilo Krahn 155,000 18 2
46 Sean Banahan 155,000 36 2
47 Arsenii Karmatckii 155,000 37 5
48 Haim Gabay 153,500 40 8
49 Kyong Yung 153,000 28 6
50 John Dennehey 149,500 21 8
51 Kevin Garosshen 147,500 43 5
52 Reginald Caymol 146,500 28 5
53 Gil Levy 146,500 12 6
54 Hassan Tahsildar 146,000 45 4
55 Ankush Mandavia 144,000 36 7
56 Sanket Desai 142,000 7 5
57 Kyung Min Lee 138,500 16 7
58 Louise Francoeur 135,500 36 6
59 Marle Cordeiro 135,000 23 8
60 Steven Wilkie 134,000 44 8
61 Zilong Zhang 133,500 10 8
62 Coby Hoogi 133,500 44 7
63 Daniel Park 133,000 45 3
64 Tuan Phan 132,000 42 7
65 Jesse Lonis 131,000 10 3
66 John Gordon 130,000 7 8
67 Matthew Gross 129,500 17 8
68 Anthony Grappo 126,000 11 1
69 David Poces 126,000 43 4
70 Sami Shurbaji 126,000 32 1
71 Leonard Sande 123,500 8 1
72 Thomas Tran 123,000 15 3
73 Jeffrey Farnes 121,500 21 1
74 Daniel Sammarco 121,000 42 3
75 Jack Duong 120,500 18 5
76 Yosif Nawabi 120,000 44 6
77 Sergei Kislinski 119,000 39 5
78 Justin Dombek 116,500 40 3
79 Nicholas Pupillo 115,000 44 1
80 Terry Fleischer 114,500 22 2
81 Jeremy Ausmus 114,000 21 2
82 Noam Muallem 114,000 38 8
83 Jeannette Mendez 111,000 15 6
84 Qing Liu 110,000 18 3
85 Rubin Chappell 109,500 17 7
86 Rodney Danger 108,500 41 1
87 Joe Nguyen 107,500 38 1
88 Hyon Kim 107,500 43 2
89 Orez Mokedi 106,500 11 3
90 Anthony An 106,000 23 3
91 Bryan Piccioli 106,000 29 1
92 Matthew Stout 106,000 37 7
93 William Chao 105,000 19 3
94 Dorian Rios 104,500 42 8
95 Myung Shin 103,500 43 3
96 Shannon Shorr 103,500 7 2
97 Justin Young 103,500 17 3
98 David Avina 101,500 27 7
99 Derek Gregory 101,000 8 8
100 Cheng Liu 101,000 16 6
101 Fred Hanna 100,500 29 2
102 David Jackson 100,500 43 8
103 Vuong Do 99,500 38 3
104 Bradley Gordon 98,500 8 6
105 Tajesh Patel 95,000 16 3
106 Kenneth Donarski 93,000 40 2
107 S L 92,000 11 8
108 Alex Feiner 91,500 32 7
109 Jean Gaspard 91,000 8 7
110 Sean Hegarty 91,000 10 5
111 Chad Wassmuth 88,500 16 1
112 Patrick Lyons 87,500 23 6
113 Johnny Oshana 87,500 7 1
114 Harrison Dobin 86,000 23 2
115 Ryan Riess 86,000 10 1
116 Alfred Atamian 84,000 17 2
117 Gregory Fishberg 84,000 23 1
118 Steven Mccartney 83,500 29 7
119 Alex Abariotes 83,000 17 6
120 Mauricio Solano 82,500 45 2
121 Michael Faulkner 82,500 17 5
122 Mitchell Halverson 82,000 27 1
123 Ryan Laplante 82,000 19 1
124 Joey Weissman 81,500 8 5
125 James Carroll 81,000 37 3
126 Raz Mael 81,000 40 4
127 Cody Wiegmann 80,000 8 2
128 Kevin Song 79,500 32 2
129 Armando Rojas 79,000 21 7
130 Philip Yeh 78,500 44 3
131 Veselin Dimitrov 78,000 36 3
132 Michael Policastro 75,000 45 6
133 Nadezhda Magnus 75,000 36 8
134 Peyman Ahmadi 74,500 28 3
135 David Somers 73,000 39 3
136 Scott Massimiano 72,500 18 6
137 Sung Kim 70,500 15 1
138 Douglas Adkins 70,000 27 3
139 Michael Trivett 70,000 19 8
140 Anthony Merlo 68,500 39 2
141 Jason Hickey 68,000 37 1
142 Jason Sagle 66,500 12 3
143 Brett Kennedy 65,000 37 2
144 Kenneth Isaacs 64,500 28 2
145 Rodger Johnson 64,000 28 7
146 Ralph Massey 63,500 40 7
147 John Hemme 62,000 15 7
148 Shohei Miyazaki 62,000 8 3
149 Kenneth Einiger 62,000 12 8
150 Paul Bigelow 61,000 29 3
151 James Anderson 60,000 15 8
152 Barry Hutter 60,000 42 5
153 Ryan Stoker 59,500 22 8
154 Arthur Vasilyuk 59,500 19 2
155 Jaime Cervantes Alvarez 58,500 37 8
156 Frank Marasco 57,500 18 1
157 Duff Charette 56,000 11 5
158 Alexander Condon 56,000 12 7
159 Timothy Miles 54,500 10 2
160 Alfie Poetra 53,000 32 3
161 Samuel Whittington 53,000 43 1
162 Michael Giardina 52,500 39 7
163 Kristopher Rundquist 52,000 36 5
164 Anthony Zinno 46,000 7 7
165 William Foxen 45,000 37 6
166 Steven Firestone 44,500 38 7
167 Dean Hutchison 44,500 16 2
168 Adam Burriss 41,500 41 4
169 Gal Yifrach 40,500 32 5
170 Michael Rangel 40,000 38 6
171 Benny Hen 39,500 22 7
172 Dustin Lee 39,000 29 5
173 Jeremy Pekarek 37,500 32 8
174 Michael Rossitto 37,500 36 1
175 Matthew Volosevich 36,500 38 5
176 Keith Morrow 35,000 40 6
177 Yousef Saleh 35,000 41 5
178 Joseph Maas 34,500 39 6
179 Asher Conniff 34,000 42 4
180 Camille Brown 33,500 41 3
181 Wayne Harmon 32,500 10 7
182 Peter Braglia 32,000 22 6
183 Ralph Wong 31,000 27 2
184 Kristen Bicknell 30,500 44 5
185 Danny Wong 27,500 45 1
186 M T 27,500 28 1
187 Cheang Yoo 25,000 42 2
188 Brent Francia 23,500 38 2
189 Bobby Sanoubane 23,000 29 6
190 David Gu 21,500 19 7
191 Aaron Massey 21,500 27 8
192 Robert Peacock 21,000 39 1
193 Craig Spalding 20,500 11 7
194 Lee Markholt 20,000 11 6
195 Daniel Offengeym 20,000 16 5
196 Raman Afanasenka 9,000 40 1

 

 

 





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