Almost 690 poker players gathered up for the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 Buy-in No-Limit Main Event. This amassed the impressive prize pool amounting to $3,199,200 which surpassed the guarantee that was $2,000,000.
This means that as much as $655,847 will go to the eventual winner in the championship. The rest of the top six-finishers will also receive six-figures prizes. On Day 1 there was a total of 539 entries which arrived for the two flights of the initial day. Day 2 added 149 more to the total number of poker player on the field, which marks a very interesting tendency. There is a distinguishable growth in the number of players who attend this kind of events. To be particular, almost 28 percent more than last year’s Main Event, which attracted 537 entries to the venue.
The big number of poker players rapidly narrowed to 95 poker entries by the end of the second day, which left 72 of them to compete for the money on the next day. The unofficial leader of Day 2 was Trow Quenneville, who had amassed 451,200 in chips till the end of the day. He is better known as the winner of the 2016 World Poker Tour Caribbean Poker Party Main Event. Following him closely in this year’s Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 Buy-in No-Limit Main Event are some big names in the poker industry.
One of them is John Dolan who managed to collect 442,100 and is also known as November Niner at the 2010 World Series of Poker Event 57 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, where he finished 6th and earned 1,772,959 for his efforts. Next up is Paul Hoefer who had 440,000 in chips by the end of Day 2. He is also a winner at the 2011 Little One for One Drop. Following him is Ankush Mandavia, who is a gold bracelet winner at the 2016 World Series of Poker $5,000 No-Limit.
He had a total of 438,000 in chips. Probably the most impressive name in the remaining top five players is the one of Chino Rheem, who is a three-time World Poker Tour Main Event winner and who had collected 401,300 in chips by the end of the second day. Among the rest of the more renown poker pros in the top 25 remaining on the field are Matt Giannetti, Sergio Aido, Dylan Wilkerson, Dylan Linde, Barry Hutter, David Sands, James Obst, Brett Richey, Ravi Raghavan, Ryan Laplante and Byron Kaverman.