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The Venetian

June 25 - 30, 2018

 
  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 60000
Pavel Plesuv, Justin Bonomo Headline MSPT $3,500 Venetian Main Event Final Table!
Created (6/30/2018 1:52:12 AM by Brandon Temple)

The MSPT $3,500, $3.5 million Guarantee Venetian Main Event, after almost eight hours of play, whittled the starting field of 54 Day 3 hopefuls down to the final table of ten. Leading the way with 5,270,000 is Pavel Plesuv, who also final tabled the MSPT $5,000 Venetian Main Event. Plesuv, Moldova’s all-time tournament earnings leader with over $2.4 million in earnings finished runner-up in February at the partypoker Millions Germany event for $924,841.

Coming to the final table sixth in chips is Justin Bonomo with 2,410,000. Bonomo’s heater this year continues, as he already holds a WSOP Bracelet in the $10,000 Heads Up NLHE event, wins at both the Super High Roller Bowl and the Super High Roller Bowl China, and a win at the US Poker Open Event #1, with all of his cashes from all over the world combining for $14,765,934 in just half of the calendar year. Bonomo will be looking to book his tenth first place finish of the year on Hendon Mob with a win in this event.

Others that made it to the final table include Karim Rebei (4,385,000), Team partypoker Pro Joni Jouhkimainen (3,650,000), James Romero (3,275,000), Yat Cheng (2,790,000), Christian Rudolph (2,375,000), Michael Sklenicka (1,360,000), Season 7 MSPT Venetian champ Thomas Boivin (930,000), and Mohammed Jaafar (565,000).

44 players left today’s Day 3 with cash instead of a date with the final table, and they included final table bubble boy Jack O’Neill (11th - $49,101), WSOP $100,000 High Roller Bracelet winner Nick Petrangelo (13th - $38,579), Aussie Pro Jonathan Karamalikis (14th - $38,579), Jared Jaffee (15th - $38,579), Tristan “Cre8ive” Wade (16th - $34,371), Joe Kuether (18th - $34,371), Upeshka De Silva (22nd - $23,849), Josh Turner (25th - $19,991), Thomas Peebles (27th - $19,991), Day 3 starting chip leader Jonathan Concepcion (29th - $15,081), 2015 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe McKeehen (42nd - $11,574), Team PokerStars Pro Jeff Gross (44th - $11,574), and CSOP founder Matt Stout (47th - $10,522).

Day 4 kicks off Saturday at 2 P.M. local time, and will be streamed live on Twitch and MSPTpoker.com live (30-minute delay) with hole cards and commentary. We’ll also continue our live reporting of the event as we play down to a winner. Be sure to catch all the action as we conclude our summer tournament series with The Venetian during the Deepstacks Championship Poker Series.

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 60000
Jack O'Neill Eliminated In 11th Place ($49,101)
Created (6/30/2018 1:33:48 AM by Brandon Temple)

Jack O’Neill

Pavel Plesuv raised to 125,000 from the button, then snapped off the three-bet shove from Jack O’Neill for 1,000,000 in the big blind.

Plesuv:
O’Neill:

O’Neill didn’t find a ten on the flop, but binked one on the turn. He needed to dodge an ace or queen to avoid bubbling the final table, but the river sent him to the payout desk and the rest of the field to tomorrow’s final table of ten.

Jack O’Neill - Eliminated in 11th place for $49,101

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 60000
Yat Cheng Gets A Double Through Michael Sklenicka
Created (6/30/2018 1:28:01 AM by Brandon Temple)

Yat Cheng

Yat Cheng jammed for 1,320,000 from the cutoff, and Michael Sklenicka three-bet jammed for 2,700,000, chasing out the blinds.

Cheng:
Sklenicka:

Sklenicka failed to improve through the turn of a board, so he pointed to the before the river fell in hopes of finding a pair and sending the remaining ten players to the final table. The wasn’t it, however, and he shipped half of his stack over to Cheng.

Yat Cheng - 2,790,000 (46.5 bb)
Michael Sklenicka - 1,380,000 (23 bb)

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 60000
Kavin Shah Eliminated In 12th Place ($49,101)
Created (6/30/2018 1:15:09 AM by Brandon Temple)

Kavin Shah

James Romero raised from the cutoff then called a three-bet jam from Kavin Shah in the big blind for 360,000.

Romero:
Shah:

Shah improved to an open-ender on the flop, but the turn gave Romero a Broadway straight, leaving Shah dead to the river.

James Romero - 4,100,000 (68 bb)
Kavin Shah - Eliminated in 12th place for $49,101

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 60000
Nick Petrangelo Eliminated In 13th Place ($38,579)
Created (6/30/2018 1:09:22 AM by Brandon Temple)

Nick Petrangelo

Michael Sklenicka jammed for 750,000 effective from the small blind, and Nick Petrangelo peeked at his cards then spiked in a call.

Sklenicka:
Petrangelo:

Petrangelo improved to top pair on the flop, but the turn gave Sklenicka the nuts and left Petrangelo dead to the river.

Michael Sklenicka - 2,700,000 (45 bb)
Nick Petrangelo - Eliminated in 13th place for $38,579

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 60000
James Romero Cripples Thomas Boivin In Marathon Hand
Created (6/30/2018 1:02:22 AM by Brandon Temple)

James Romero

Kavin Shah raised to 120,000 from the hijack, and Thomas Boivin called on the button. James Romero tanked for about two minutes before Boivin called the clock, but before the floor could give a countdown, Romero three-bet to 475,000 from the small blind. Shah folded, but Boivin called.

The flop saw Romero enter the tank for a second time. After two minutes, Boivin called the clock again. Boivin bet 275,000 about halfway through his thirty-seconds, and Boivin called.

The hit the turn, and Romero again returned the tank. Boivin called the clock for the third time in the hand after another two minutes had passed, and Romero gathered his entire 1,030,000 stack and jammed, with Boivin snapping him off.

Romero:
Boivin:

Boivin’s trap had backfired, as Romero’s set of queens held on a river, leaving Boivin with just 135,000. He managed to triple up the next hand, but still sits dangerously short.

James Romero - 3,780,000 (63 bb)
Thomas Boivin - 465,000 (8 bb)

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 40000
James Romero Comes From Behind To Double Through Kavin Shah
Created (6/30/2018 12:36:58 AM by Brandon Temple)

Kavin Shah raised to 125,000 from the cutoff, and was called by Thomas Boivin in the small blind, before James Romero three-bet jammed for 900,000 in the big blind. Shah tanked for a minute before making the call, and Boivin instantly folded.

Shah:
Romero:

Shah had made a great call with his ace-jack, but Romero was bailed out immediately on the flop. The turn gave Shah an open-ended straight draw to go with his jack, but the river ensured Romero the double.

James Romero - 1,990,000 (40 bb)
Kavin Shah - 1,200,000 (24 bb)

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 40000
Jonathan Karamalikis Eliminated In 14th Place ($38,579)
Created (6/30/2018 12:21:17 AM by Brandon Temple)

Jonathan Karamalikis

Jonathan Karamalikis jammed for 580,000 from the button, and was snapped off by Karim Rebei in the big blind.

Karamalikis:
Rebei:

Karamalikis found no ace or jack on the flop, but he picked up a few counterfeit outs on the turn. Rebei improved to a full house on the river, though, and Karamalikis headed to the payout desk.

Karim Rebei - 2,900,000 (58 bb)
Jonathan Karamalikis - Eliminated in 14th place for $38,579

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 40000
Joni Jouhkimainen Wins A Nearly Four-Million Chip Pot
Created (6/30/2018 12:12:57 AM by Brandon Temple)

Joni Jouhkimainen

Joni Jouhkimainen had checked the river of a board, and with 1,600,000 already in the pot, Karim Rebei bet 1,500,000, enough to put Jouhkimainen in for his last 1,165,000.

Jouhkimainen went into the tank for a few minutes, at one point saying, “Sorry guys,” to the table. After a little more thought, he placed a stack of chips in the pot to call.

Rebei tabled for a bricked straight draw, and Jouhkimainen flipped up to take down the pot with two pair.

Joni Jouhkimainen - 3,930,000 (79 bb)
Karim Rebei - 2,000,000 (40 bb)

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 40000
Jared Jaffee Eliminated In 15th Place ($38,579)
Created (6/30/2018 12:02:00 AM by Brandon Temple)

Jared Jaffee

Jared Jaffee jammed for 450,000 from the small blind and was called by Nick Petrangelo in the big blind.

Jaffee:
Petrangelo:

Jaffee needed a nine to survive, but found none on a flop. The turn opened up some chop outs, as a five or eight would chop the pot up, but he hit the rail when the fell on the river.

Nick Petrangelo - 1,600,000 (32 bb)
Jared Jaffee - Eliminated in 15th place for $38,579

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Prague 
 
5,270,000  
5,270,000 
 
 
 
France 
4,385,000  
4,385,000 
 
 
3,650,000  
3,650,000 
 
OR 
3,275,000  
3,275,000 
 
NC 
2,790,000  
2,790,000 
 
NV 
2,410,000  
2,410,000 
 
DEU 
 
2,375,000  
2,375,000 
 
Slani 
 
1,360,000  
1,360,000 
 
 
930,000  
930,000 
 
Miami 
FL 
565,000  
565,000 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
Mumbai 
 
India 
0  
Busted 
 
MA 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
Tracy 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
Katy 
TX 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
Japan 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
MO 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
Greece 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Smyrna 
TN 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Spain 
0  
Busted 
 
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
Baku 
 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
Mexico 
0  
Busted 
 
Moscow 
 
0  
Busted 
  
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
Moscow 
 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
Israel 
0  
Busted 
 
Graz 
 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Sweden 
0  
Busted 
 
PA 
0  
Busted 
 
Osijek 
 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
Paris 
 
France 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
NJ 
0  
Busted 
 
Miami 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
London 
 
0  
Busted 
 
NJ 
0  
Busted 
 
Bend 
OR 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
PA 
0  
Busted 
 
PA 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
Prague 
 
$640,062
1,900
2
NC 
$392,806
1,700
3
OR 
$291,448
1,600
4
 
$221,304
1,500
5
DEU 
 
$164,838
1,400
6
 
 
France 
$126,259
1,300
7
 
$98,202
1,200
8
Slani 
 
$77,158
1,100
9
Miami 
FL 
$63,130
1,000
10
NV 
$49,101
900
11
 
$49,101
900
12
Mumbai 
 
India 
$49,101
900
14
 
$38,579
800
15
NY 
$38,579
800
17
Tracy 
CA 
$34,371
700
18
WI 
$34,371
700
19
NY 
$28,408
600
20
 
$28,408
600
21
FL 
$28,408
600
22
Katy 
TX 
$23,849
550
23
 
 
Japan 
$23,849
550
24
CA 
$23,849
550
25
MO 
$19,991
500
26
 
 
Greece 
$19,991
500
27
WI 
$19,991
500
28
Smyrna 
TN 
$15,081
450
29
 
Spain 
$15,081
450
30
NV 
$15,081
450
31
FL 
$15,081
450
32
Baku 
 
$15,081
450
33
 
 
$15,081
450
34
 
 
Mexico 
$15,081
450
36
CA 
$15,081
450
37
FL 
$11,574
400
39
 
 
Israel 
$11,574
400
40
Graz 
 
$11,574
400
41
 
Sweden 
$11,574
400
43
Osijek 
 
$11,574
400
45
Paris 
 
France 
$11,574
400
46
CA 
$10,522
350
47
NJ 
$10,522
350
48
Miami 
FL 
$10,522
350
49
London 
 
$10,522
350
51
Bend 
OR 
$10,522
350
52
NY 
$10,522
350
53
PA 
$10,522
350
55
 
 
Japan 
$9,469
300
57
Kiev 
 
$9,469
300
58
 
 
Brazil 
$9,469
300
59
 
$9,469
300
61
London 
 
$9,469
300
62
York 
 
$9,469
300
63
 
 
Sweden 
$9,469
300
64
Perth 
 
$9,119
250
66
 
 
Brazil 
$9,119
250
67
Aiea 
HI 
$9,119
250
68
 
Sweden 
$9,119
250
69
 
India 
$9,119
250
70
NY 
$9,119
250
72
Pernik 
 
$9,119
250
73
IL 
$8,768
200
74
London 
 
$8,768
200
75
 
 
$8,768
200
76
NV 
$8,768
200
77
Diel 
 
$8,768
200
78
 
 
$8,768
200
79
CA 
$8,768
200
80
Natick 
MA 
$8,768
200
81
Italy 
 
 
$8,768
200
82
IL 
$8,417
150
83
 
 
$8,417
150
84
 
 
Israel 
$8,417
150
85
London 
 
$8,417
150
86
OH 
$8,417
150
87
 
Canada 
$8,417
150
88
 
 
France 
$8,417
150
91
Tampa 
FL 
$7,716
100
92
NY 
$7,716
100
93
NV 
$7,716
100
95
WA 
$7,716
100
96
Sussex 
NJ 
$7,716
100
97
 
Canada 
$7,716
100
98
CA 
$7,716
100
99
London 
 
$7,716
100
102
Baku 
 
$7,014
75
103
PA 
$7,014
75
104
Queens 
NY 
$7,014
75
108
Athens 
 
Greece 
$7,014
75
109
 
$6,664
50
110
NY 
$6,664
50
111
 
$6,664
50
112
 
$6,664
50
114
 
 
Sweden 
$6,664
50
115
NV 
$6,664
50
116
 
 
$6,664
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
28
Blinds
30000 / 60000
Ante
60000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
1096
Players Remaining
10
Average Chip Stack
2,740,000
Total Chips
27,400,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,270,000
4,385,000
3,650,000
3,275,000
2,790,000
2,410,000
2,375,000
1,360,000
930,000
10 
565,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
4,550
3,500
3,250
3,125
2,600
2,417
2,300
2,200
2,100
10 
2,100