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The Venetian

June 15 - 17, 2018

 
  • Level: 20
  • Blinds: 5000 / 10000
  • Ante: 10000
Alex Foxen Leads Stacked Final Table To Day 3 Of The MSPT $5,000 Venetian Main Event!
Created (6/17/2018 3:50:48 AM by Admin System)

The $5,000 buy-in, $1 million guarantee MSPT Venetian Main Event attracted 125 runners on Day 1, and only 48 of them bagged for Day 2 action. Another 53 entrants entered today, making a total of 178 entries.

After a little over nine levels of play on Day 2, just ten players remain with the GPI’s #5 ranked player Alex Foxen and his bag of 984,000 leading the way. Aussie pro Kahle Burns (769,000), MSPT bestbet Regional Champ Blake Whittington (760,000) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (729,000) are all close behind.

Meanwhile WSOP bracelet winner Joey Weissman (482,000), partypoker MILLIONS Germany runner-up Pavel Plesuv (420,000) and high stakes tournament phenom Jake Schindler (418,000) all sit with comfortable stacks. Phong “Turbo” Nguyen (302,000), Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford (263,000) and David Malka (214,000) round out our final table.

Eighteen players got paid, meaning plenty of players hit the rail short of a cash including actress and WSOP bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess, former MSPT champs Rodger Johnson and Josh Reichard, WSOP bracelet winners Taylor Paur, Ryan D’Angelo, and Thomas Cannuli, high-stakes poker pro and commentator Olivier Busquet, and the bubble boy Jack Duong.

Once the bubble burst, a few players took home a cash before the night came to a close including WSOP bracelet winners Sam Soverel (18th - $14,000) and Elio Fox (17th - $14,000), Josias Santos (14th - $16,000), Robin Hegele (13th - $16,000) and Dylan Linde (11th - $19,000).

Day 3 will kick off at 2 p.m. local time on Sunday and play down to a winner. Not only will we capture the action here in the live updates, we will be live streaming the action on our RFID table complete with hole cards and commentary. Be sure to tune in and catch all the action as the remaining 10 players shoot for the $270,000 first-place prize!

  • Level: 20
  • Blinds: 5000 / 10000
  • Ante: 10000
Dylan Linde Eliminated In 11th Place ($19,000)
Created (6/17/2018 3:32:20 AM by Admin System)
Dylan Linde

Dylan Linde ripped his last 159,000 from the hijack, and Kahle Burns called in the cutoff.

Linde:
Burns:

Linde didn’t improve on a flop, and the turn meant he needed a king or queen to avoid bubbling the live-streamed final table. The was safe for Burns, and players are now bagging and tagging for the night.

Dylan Linde - Eliminated in 11th place for $19,000

  • Level: 19
  • Blinds: 4000 / 8000
  • Ante: 8000
Jan Schwippert Eliminated In 12th Place ($19,000)
Created (6/17/2018 2:56:56 AM by Admin System)
Jan Schwippert

Blake Whittington raised to 22,000 on the button, then called a three-bet shove to 120,000 from Jan Schwippert in the big blind.

Whittington:
Schwippert:

Whittington needed an ace to take the lead, and he found one on the flop, giving him two-pair and the advantage. The turn meant that Schwippert needed a seven to survive, but he was left wanting with the on the river.

Blake Whittington - 620,000 (77.5 bb)
Jan Schwippert - Eliminated in 12th place for $19,000

  • Level: 19
  • Blinds: 4000 / 8000
  • Ante: 8000
Dylan Linde Doubles Through Kahle Burns
Created (6/17/2018 2:40:35 AM by Admin System)

Dylan Linde raised to 17,000 from the button, and Kahle Burns three-bet to 55,000 from the small blind. Linde four-bet jammed for 139,000 and Burns called.

Linde:
Burns:

Burns didn’t find any help on a flop, but the turn gave him some hope with a flush draw. He bricked off on the river, however, and Linde doubled up.

Kahle Burns - 782,000 (98 bb)
Dylan Linde - 294,000 (37 bb)

  • Level: 19
  • Blinds: 4000 / 8000
  • Ante: 8000
Robin Hegele Eliminated In 13th Place ($16,000)
Created (6/17/2018 2:20:42 AM by Admin System)
Robin Hegele

Kahle Burns raised to 17,000 on the button, and Robin Hegele three-bet shoved for 164,000 in the big blind. Burns called.

Burns:
Hegele:

Burns’ kicker was in command, and the flop and turn meant Hegele needed a deuce or three to win, or a five or four to chop. The river kept Burns in front with kings with an ace-queen-six kicker, and Hegele headed to get paid.

Kahle Burns - 950,000 (119 bb)
Robin Hegele - Eliminated in 13th place for $16,000

  • Level: 19
  • Blinds: 4000 / 8000
  • Ante: 8000
Updated Chip Counts
Created (6/17/2018 2:08:01 AM by Admin System)

Player NameChip CountPreviousProgress
Kahle Burns773000410000
Kristen Bicknell700000436500
Pavel Plesuv620000534000
Alex Foxen570000650000
Jake Schindler560000575000
Blake Whittington500000470000
Conor Beresford377000198000
Joey Weissman355000261500
Jan Schwippert246000228000
Phong Nguyen175000150000
Robin Hegele172000195000
David Malka145000160000
Dylan Linde138000156000

  • Level: 18
  • Blinds: 3000 / 6000
  • Ante: 6000
Brock Wilson Eliminated In 15th Place ($16,000); Josias Santos Eliminated In 14th Place ($16,000)
Created (6/17/2018 1:55:46 AM by Admin System)
Brock Wilson
Josias Santos

Kristen Bicknell raised to 14,000 from the lojack, and Josias Santos called from the button. Brock Wilson then three-bet shoved for 105,000 from the big blind, and Bicknell four-bet shoved to cover Santos’ last 135,000 total. Santos called.

Bicknell:
Santos:
Wilson:

Bicknell’s jacks increased their lead on a dry flop, and Wilson was drawing dead after the hit the turn. Santos could survive with an ace or queen, but he found neither on a river, and both he and Wilson hit the rail.

Kristen Bicknell - 700,000 (117 bb)
Josias Santos - Eliminated in 14th place for $16,000
Brock Wilson - Eliminated in 15th place for $16,000

  • Level: 18
  • Blinds: 3000 / 6000
  • Ante: 6000
Seth Davies Eliminated In 16th Place ($14,000)
Created (6/17/2018 1:44:58 AM by Admin System)
Seth Davies

Seth Davies raised to 16,000 from the cutoff, and Alex Foxen called from the button, as did Kahle Burns in the big blind.

The flop was checked by Burns and Davies, and Foxen bet 16,000. Burns check-raised to 51,000, and Davies three-bet jammed for 161,500. Foxen folded, and Burns said, “Gotta try to get lucky,” before sticking in a call.

Davies:
Burns:

Burns got lucky in a hurry with a on the turn, meaning Davies needed to fill up to survive. The was no help, however, and Davies headed to the payout desk.

Kahle Burns - 795,000 (132.5 bb)
Seth Davies - Eliminated in 16th place for $14,000

  • Level: 18
  • Blinds: 3000 / 6000
  • Ante: 6000
Sam Soverel Eliminated in 18th Place ($14,000); Elio Fox Eliminated In 17th Place ($14,000)
Created (6/17/2018 1:43:38 AM by Admin System)
Elio Fox
Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel and Elio Fox busted out shortly after the bubble burst, each taking home $14,000.

  • Level: 18
  • Blinds: 3000 / 6000
  • Ante: 6000
Jack Duong Bubbles MSPT $5,000 Venetian Main Event
Created (6/17/2018 1:29:43 AM by Admin System)
Jack Duong

Jack Duong opened from the cutoff, and Jake Schindler three-bet shoved for 175,000 effective from the small blind, forcing out Sam Soverel. Duong elected to call, and the hands were tabled.

Duong:
Schindler:

It was a flip for Duong, who needed to hold on to avoid missing out on a minimum $14,000 payday. The flop was disaster for Duong, however, as he now had just two outs to survive. The was no good for Duong, and the river gave Schindler a higher flush and left Duong as our bubble boy.

Jake Schindler - 575,000 (96 bb)
Jack Duong - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Alex Foxen  1x Champ  
NY 
984,000
984,000 
 
769,000
769,000 
 
Canada 
729,000
729,000 
NY 
482,000
482,000 
Pavel Plesuv  1x Champ  
Prague 
 
420,000
420,000 
PA 
418,000
418,000 
York 
 
263,000
263,000 
CA 
214,000
214,000 
UK 
 
 
0
Busted 
Vienna 
 
0
Busted 
Kent 
WA 
0
Busted 
Bend 
OR 
0
Busted 
NY 
0
Busted 
DEU 
 
0
Busted 
Sydney 
 
0
Busted 
London 
 
0
Busted 
 
 
0
Busted 
Kona 
HI 
0
Busted 
Girona 
 
Spain 
0
Busted 
Osijek 
 
0
Busted 
 
 
0
Busted 
NV 
0
Busted 
 
Josh Reichard  1x Champ  
WI 
0
Busted 
Graz 
 
0
Busted 
 
Toledo 
OH 
0
Busted 
 
 
Canada 
0
Busted 
 
France 
0
Busted 
 
 
Serbia 
0
Busted 
 
 
0
Busted 
 
Smyrna 
TN 
0
Busted 
 
 
France 
0
Busted 
 
CA 
0
Busted 
 
 
 
Spain 
0
Busted 
 
Rodger Johnson  1x Champ  
ND 
0
Busted 
Spain 
 
Spain 
0
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
NY 
$239,000 
1,000 
2
 
Canada 
$200,000 
800 
3
 
$120,000 
700 
4
CA 
$85,000 
600 
5
FL 
$65,000 
500 
6
NY 
$51,000 
400 
7
Prague 
 
$39,000 
300 
8
York 
 
$30,000 
200 
9
PA 
$24,000 
150 
10
CA 
$19,000 
100 
11
ID 
$19,000 
100 
12
UK 
 
 
$19,000 
100 
13
Vienna 
 
$16,000 
75 
14
Kent 
WA 
$16,000 
75 
15
NY 
$16,000 
75 
16
Bend 
OR 
$14,000 
50 
17
NY 
$14,000 
50 
18
FL 
$14,000 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
20
Blinds
5000 / 10000
Ante
10000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
178
Players Remaining
10
Average Chip Stack
534,000
Total Chips
5,340,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
984,000
769,000
760,000
729,000
482,000
420,000
418,000
302,000
263,000
10 
214,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
4,750
4,058
3,925
3,250
3,200
3,075
2,850
2,717
2,700
10 
2,550