D’Ambrosio Leads Largest $5,000 WPT Predominant Occasion in Historical past; Huge Names Galore Nonetheless in Rivalry


After three beginning flights, the WPT Venetian Predominant Occasion heads to Day 2 with 340 gamers remaining from a beginning subject of 1,199, making it the most important $5,000 World Poker Tour Predominant Occasion in historical past.

This comes off the again of the WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown earlier this yr that broke the file for the largest WPT Predominant Occasion ever.

Main the best way is Jimmy D’Ambrosio forward of Sergii Baranov and Ezequiel Waigel. Fourth in chips is Nate Silver, American statistician and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight .

Silver beforehand cashed on the WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown, ending 161st for $7,465 and is on the lookout for a second WPT money so as to add to his resume.

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WPT Venetian Prime 10 Chip Counts

Rank Participant Nation Chip Depend
1 Jimmy D’Ambrosio United States 568,500
2 Sergii Baranov Ukraine 542,000
3 Ezequiel Waigel Argentina 428,000
4 Nate Silver United States 462,000
5 Tim McDermott United States 434,500
6 Ezequiel Waigel Argentina 428,000
7 Farid Jattin Colombia 417,000
8 Tara Kittle United States 363,000
9 Mike Liang United States 359,000
10 Sean Perry United States 358,500

Exterior of the highest ten there are many huge names nonetheless in together with Champions Membership members Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, Daniel Negreanu, Michael Mizrachi, John Hennigan, Phil Laak, Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen.

Participant of the Yr chief Brian Altman can be nonetheless within the subject, together with Kitty Kuo, Invoice Klein, Mike Watson, Kristen Bicknell, Joe Cada, Joe McKeehen, Joey Weissman and David Pham to call however just a few.

WPT Venetian Payouts

A complete of 150 locations shall be paid with a min-cash price $8,915. Cracking the highest 10 will earn a participant $91,035 and the winner will stroll away with $910,370 and the title. Their title may even be engraved on the Mike Sexton Cup.

Place Payout (USD)
1 $910,370
2 $606,890
3 $448,755
4 $335,200
5 $252,945
6 $192,855
7 $148,580
8 $115,685
9 $91,035
10 $91,035

Current World Poker Tour Outcomes

WPT Venetian marks the third Predominant Occasion of the WPT Season 19 after the WPT On-line Sequence on partypoker and WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Tampa, gained by Brian Altman.

It has been a busy few months for the World Poker Tour, so why not take a look at this checklist of occasion recaps proper right here on PokerNews!

*Lead picture courtesy of the World Poker Tour/Joe Giron

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