D'Ambrosio Leads Largest $5,000 WPT Main Event in History; Big Names Galore Still in Contention
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After three starting flights, the WPT Venetian Main Event heads to Day 2 with 340 players remaining from a starting field of 1,199, making it the largest $5,000 World Poker Tour Main Event in history.
Leading the way is Jimmy D'Ambrosio ahead of Sergii Baranov and Ezequiel Waigel. Fourth in chips is Nate Silver, American statistician and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight .
Silver previously cashed at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, finishing 161st for $7,465 and is looking for a second WPT cash to add to his resume.
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WPT Venetian Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Jimmy D'Ambrosio||United States||568,500|
|4||Nate Silver||United States||462,000|
|5||Tim McDermott||United States||434,500|
|8||Tara Kittle||United States||363,000|
|9||Mike Liang||United States||359,000|
|10||Sean Perry||United States||358,500|
Outside of the top ten there are plenty of big names still in including Champions Club members Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, Daniel Negreanu, Michael Mizrachi, John Hennigan, Phil Laak, Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen.
Player of the Year leader Brian Altman is also still in the field, along with Kitty Kuo, Bill Klein, Mike Watson, Kristen Bicknell, Joe Cada, Joe McKeehen, Joey Weissman and David Pham to name but a few.
WPT Venetian Payouts
A total of 150 places will be paid with a min-cash worth $8,915. Cracking the top 10 will earn a player $91,035 and the winner will walk away with $910,370 and the title. Their name will also be engraved on the Mike Sexton Cup.
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*Lead image courtesy of the World Poker Tour/Joe Giron
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.