$

Awarded to date

The Venetian

June 3 - 5, 2024

 
  • Level: 32
  • Blinds: 125000 / 250000
  • Ante: 250000
 
 
An Interview with Two-Time MSPT Champion Chris Meyers After his Win at the Venetian
Created (6/6/2024 12:44:44 AM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Chris Meyer is no stranger to success on the Mid-States Poker Tour after winning his second title on the tour at the MSPT Venetian stop. He has also previously claimed MSPT Player of the Year honors, and it’s pretty much just a matter of time before he takes his place in the MSPT Hall of Fame. He also added $158,100 to his career tournament earnings that now stand above $1.2 million. Here is a rundown of his answers from the winner interview we got with Meyers just minutes after the win in Las Vegas.

Right after the win: “This is great, sometimes it’s just your day. All glory to God. It was just my time and it feels good.”

On crushing with a big stack in the endgame: “You’ve got to stay aggressive, and just try to finish and close.”

About future MSPT HOF prospects: “I need a few more cashes, but after this second title hopefully I can get in this year to punch that ticket.”

On what keeps bringing him back to MSPT events: “These are great events, and they get great turnouts across the country. It’s one of the best tours out there.”

About kicking off the summer with a much larger bankroll; “I feel like we’re free-rolling the summer now, and I will try to build on that momentum.”

On his celebration plans: “It’s too early in the summer. I’m going to take the day off tomorrow, and then head back to the grind.”

About the host property for this MSPT tour stop at the Venetian Poker Room: “The Venetian has been running this great series parallel to the World Series for a long time, and the MSPT has partnered with them every year, so I’m very happy to get this one.”

  • Level: 32
  • Blinds: 125000 / 250000
  • Ante: 250000
 
 
Chris Meyers Wins for a Huge Payout Worth ($158,100) - Safwane Bahri Eliminated in Second for $117,054
Created (6/6/2024 12:36:54 AM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Safwane Bahri was all in short with in the hole, and Chris Meyers (pictured) had him covered holding on the button.

The final board of the tournament ran out , and Bahri was eliminated in second place for a payout worth $117,054. That makes Meyers the champion, and he took home the top prize worth $158,100 along with the Venetian trophy and his second MSPT title.

That concludes our live reporting from MSPT Venetian here on the Las Vegas Strip. Stay tuned an interview with the two-time MSPT champion that will be posted later tonight.

  • Level: 32
  • Blinds: 150000 / 250000
  • Ante: 250000
 
 
Tony Miles Eliminated in Third Place for $87,600
Created (6/6/2024 12:13:10 AM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Tony Miles was all in short from the big blind with in the hole, and Chris Meyers had him covered holding on the small blind.

The board ran out to give Meyers two-pair. Miles was eliminated in third place for a payout worth $87,600. Meyers held close to 18 million after the hand. That gives hima commanding chip lead before the final match against the 3.15 million of Safwane Bahri.

Chris Meyers - 17,730,000 (70 bb)
Safwane Bahri - 3,150,000 (12 bb)
Tony Miles - Eliminated in Third Place ($87,600)

  • Level: 32
  • Blinds: 125000 / 250000
  • Ante: 250000
 
 
Level 32 Begins
Created (6/5/2024 11:58:47 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Blinds are up to 125,000-250,000 with a big blind ante of 250,000 for the start of Level 32 in the final day of the $1,600 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event hosted in the Venetian Poker Room along the Las Vegas Strip. There are now three players remaining from 696 total entries, and they will be playing down to a winner tonight.

  • Level: 31
  • Blinds: 100000 / 200000
  • Ante: 200000
 
 
Sanford Tabin Eliminated in Fourth Place for $66,270
Created (6/5/2024 11:44:04 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Sanford Tabin got all in with in a cooler of a hand against Chris Meyers and his .

The final board read , and Tabin was eliminated in fourth place with $66,720 in prize money. Meyers stacked up 13.3 million after the hand.

Chris Meyers - 13,300,000 (66 bb)
Sanford Tabin - Eliminated in Fourth Place ($66,720)

  • Level: 31
  • Blinds: 100000 / 200000
  • Ante: 200000
 
 
David Coleman Eliminated in Fifth Place for $50,685
Created (6/5/2024 11:32:28 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

David Coleman was all in holding short from the big blind on a flop reading , and Chris Meyers had him covered holding pocket sixes on the button. The turn and river fell , and Coleman was eliminated in fifth place for payday worth $50,685. Meyers stacked up 8.13 million after collecting the pot.

Chrus Meyers - 8,130,000 (40 bb)
David Coleman - Eliminated in Fifth Place for $50,685

  • Level: 31
  • Blinds: 100000 / 200000
  • Ante: 200000
 
 
Chip Count Update
Created (6/5/2024 11:24:35 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Here is a look at the updated chip counts from the break.

Seat 1: Chris Meyers - 6,630,000
Seat 5: Sanford Tabin - 4,600,000
Seat 6: David Coleman - 1,000,000
Seat 8: Tony Miles - 5,600,000
Seat 9: Safwane Bahri - 3,050,000

Remaining Prize Pool:

1st: $158,100
2nd: $117,054
3rd: $87,600
4th: $66,720
5th: $50,685

  • Level: 31
  • Blinds: 100000 / 200000
  • Ante: 200000
 
 
Level 31 Begins
Created (6/5/2024 11:19:25 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Blinds are up to 100,000-200,000 with a big blind ante of 200,000 for the start of Level 31 in the final day of the $1,600 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event hosted in the Venetian Poker Room along the Las Vegas Strip. There are now five players remaining from 696 total entries, and they will be playing down to a winner tonight.

  • Level: 30
  • Blinds: 75000 / 150000
  • Ante: 150000
 
 
Break Time
Created (6/5/2024 11:04:01 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

The players are taking another 15-minute break.

  • Level: 30
  • Blinds: 75000 / 150000
  • Ante: 150000
 
 
Zach Nguyen Eliminated in Sixth Place for $39,197
Created (6/5/2024 10:45:18 PM by Ryan Lucchesi)

Zach Nguyen was all in short with on the small blind on a final board reading , but he ran into the set held by Safwane Bahri thanks to pocket sevens on the button. Nguyen was out in sixth place for a payout worth $39,197, and Bahri stacked up 5.6 million after the hand.

Safwane Bahri - 5,600,000 (37 bb)
Zach Nguyen – Eliminated in Sixth Place for $39,197

 
 
Legend:  #  - Main event champ   #  - POY champ  H  - HOF champ
 
Player Name
Chips
Progress
 
City
State
Country
Chris Meyers (NY)
22x Main Event Champion
11x Player Of The Year
20,880,000  
20,850,000 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
KS 
0  
Busted 
 
NJ 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
  
Spring 
TX 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
  
 
0  
Busted 
 
Sewell 
NJ 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
Kokomo 
IN 
Umut Ozturk
11x Main Event Champion
11x Player Of The Year
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
 
0  
Busted 
  
NY 
0  
Busted 
  
Irvine 
CA 
0  
Busted 
  
NV 
0  
Busted 
  
Brazil 
 
Brazil 
0  
Busted 
  
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
Woburn 
MA 
Bobby Noel
22x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
  
PA 
0  
Busted 
 
Ambler 
PA 
0  
Busted 
  
 
0  
Busted 
  
CA 
0  
Busted 
  
Austin 
TX 
0  
Busted 
  
NJ 
0  
Busted 
  
SC 
0  
Busted 
  
Italy 
 
Italy 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
  
PA 
0  
Busted 
  
HI 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
Latvia 
 
Latvia 
0  
Busted 
  
Russia 
 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
  
TX 
0  
Busted 
  
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
WA 
0  
Busted 
  
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
NJ 
0  
Busted 
 
Austin 
TX 
0  
Busted 
  
Hoover 
AL 
0  
Busted 
  
 
0  
Busted 
 
Sylva 
NC 
0  
Busted 
  
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
MD 
0  
Busted 
 
NJ 
0  
Busted 
  
 
0  
Busted 
  
CA 
0  
Busted 
  
SC 
0  
Busted 
  
Estero 
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
Tustin 
CA 
Sean Hinton
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
  
NV 
0  
Busted 
  
France 
 
France 
0  
Busted 
  
NV 
0  
Busted 
  
MD 
0  
Busted 
  
Mobile 
AL 
0  
Busted 
  
OH 
Steve Wilkie
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
  
Arvada 
CO 
0  
Busted 
  
NJ 
0  
Busted 
  
FL 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
NY 
$158,100 
1,700 
2
 
$117,054 
1,500 
3
FL 
$87,600 
1,400 
4
NY 
$66,270 
1,300 
5
NV 
$50,685 
1,200 
6
KS 
$39,197 
1,100 
7
IN 
$30,654 
1,000 
8
CA 
$24,245 
900 
9
Brazil 
 
Brazil 
$19,398 
800 
10
Sewell 
NJ 
$15,700 
700 
11
CO 
$15,700 
700 
12
 
$12,857 
700 
13
Kokomo 
IN 
$12,587 
600 
14
CA 
$10,654 
600 
15
Spring 
TX 
$10,654 
600 
16
 
$10,654 
500 
17
MN 
$10,654 
500 
18
CA 
$8,935 
500 
19
IA 
$8,935 
400 
20
 
$8,935 
400 
21
 
$7,585 
400 
22
NJ 
$7,585 
300 
23
 
$7,585 
300 
24
Ambler 
PA 
$6,519 
300 
25
PA 
$6,519 
250 
26
NV 
$6,519 
250 
27
Norman 
OK 
$5,672 
250 
28
 
$5,672 
200 
29
Woburn 
MA 
$5,672 
200 
30
FL 
$5,672 
200 
31
Irvine 
CA 
$5,672 
200 
32
Austin 
TX 
$5,672 
200 
33
NJ 
$5,672 
200 
34
WA 
$5,672 
200 
35
SC 
$5,672 
200 
36
Italy 
 
Italy 
$4,998 
200 
37
 
$4,998 
150 
38
PA 
$4,998 
150 
39
HI 
$4,998 
150 
40
 
$4,998 
150 
41
CA 
$4,998 
150 
42
Latvia 
 
Latvia 
$4,998 
150 
43
Russia 
 
$4,998 
150 
44
CA 
$4,998 
150 
45
TX 
$4,461 
150 
46
CA 
$4,461 
100 
47
WA 
$4,461 
100 
48
NV 
$4,461 
100 
49
NJ 
$4,461 
100 
51
Austin 
TX 
$4,461 
100 
52
Hoover 
AL 
$4,461 
100 
53
 
$4,461 
100 
54
Sylva 
NC 
$4,034 
100 
55
FL 
$4,034 
75 
56
CA 
$4,034 
75 
57
 
$4,034 
75 
58
MD 
$4,034 
75 
59
NJ 
$4,034 
75 
60
 
$4,034 
75 
61
CA 
$4,034 
75 
62
SC 
$4,034 
75 
63
Estero 
FL 
$3,695 
75 
64
IA 
$3,695 
50 
65
NV 
$3,695 
50 
66
CA 
$3,695 
50 
67
 
$3,695 
50 
68
Tustin 
CA 
$3,695 
50 
69
NV 
$3,695 
50 
70
France 
 
France 
$3,695 
50 
71
NV 
$3,695 
50 
72
MD 
$3,430 
50 
73
Mobile 
AL 
$3,430 
50 
74
OH 
$3,430 
50 
75
Arvada 
CO 
$3,430 
50 
76
NJ 
$3,430 
50 
77
CA 
$3,430 
50 
78
FL 
$3,430 
50 
LEVEL & TOURNAMENT INFO
Level
32
Blinds
125000 / 250000
Ante
250000
Entries
696
Players Remaining
1
Average Chip Stack
20,880,000
Total Chips
20,880,000
LEVEL INFO
Level
32
Blinds
125000 / 250000
Ante
250000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
696
Players Remaining
1
Average Chip Stack
20,880,000
Total Chips
20,880,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
20,880,000
0
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
3,150
3,000
2,983
2,900
2,450
2,400
2,300
2,200
10 
2,183