2021 MSPT Venetian

$1,100 Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2021 MSPT Venetian

Final Results
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

$1,100 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Boris Kolev Leads Final 8 of MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event

Level 30 : 100,000/150,000, 30,000 ante

Day 2 began with 199 hopefuls looking to make a deep run in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event.

By the end, just eight players remained — with Boris Kolev leading the pack once again with nearly 10 million in chips.

He was seen riding a roller coaster throughout the day but caught some steam towards the end of the night and takes the top stack into Saturday's Day 3.

MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event Final Table Chip Count/Draw

SeatPlayerChip Count 
1Boris Kolev9,575,000 
2Ethan Yau6,600,000 
3Ilyas Muradi6,150,000 
4Nick Ahmadi975,000 
5Thuy Nguyen2,350,000 
6Jeremy Felicetti3,975,000 
7Robert Clark7,200,000 
8Mickey Ma6,775,000 

With 189 slated to get paid, only ten players needed to exit before racing the money. The players dropped quickly as the money bubble was reached before the first level was even over.

With players scavenging to gather chips, two players found themselves without any on the bubble but that meant, neither player took the title of "bubble boy" as both Edward Recchion and Giorgii Skhulukhiia were eliminated at the same time meaning, they split the $2,184 min-cash taking home $1,092 apiece, but afterward, a slew of eliminations began.

Among those to fall albeit with a payday, were Bradley Beetz (9th - $26,881), James Heath (10th - $21,421),Taylor Howard (11th - $21,421), Matt Affleck (48th - $4,704), Ebony Kenney (126th - $2,688), and MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang (155th - $2,352).

Beetz was the final elimination of the night meaning eight players will be returning tomorrow for the final day and each of them has secured $33,601, but all eyes will be on the $260,008 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with the MSPT Venetian title.

MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event Final Table Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points

Cards will be in the air at 11 a.m. local time with action picking up from level 31 where blinds are 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 big blind ante. Blinds will remain 40-minutes in length and PokerNews will be back on hand for tomorrow for Day 3, so make sure to come back and see who is crowned Champion!

Tags: Boris KolevBradley BeetzEbony KenneyEdward RecchionGiorgii SkhulukhiiaJames HeathKou VangMatt AffleckTaylor Howard

Bradley Beetz Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,881)

Level 30 : 100,000/150,000, 30,000 ante
Bradley Beetz
Bradley Beetz

Robert Clark raised and then called the three-bet jam from Bradley Beetz.

Bradley Beetz: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Robert Clark: {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Beetz was ahead until the {6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop came down, pairing Clark's ten and giving him the flush draw.

The turn came red but it was the {q-Diamonds}, putting Beetz back out in front.

Beetz needed to fade the river but it just wouldn't be as the dealer dropped the {3-Hearts}, completing Clark's flush and eliminating Beetz.

Player Chips Progress
Robert Clark us
Robert Clark
6,000,000 -2,000,000
Bradley Beetz us
Bradley Beetz

Tags: Bradley BeetzRobert Clark

Beetz Spikes the River to Stay Alive

Level 30 : 100,000/150,000, 30,000 ante

Bradley Beetz open-jammed from under the gun and Jeremy Felicetti called from the small blind.

Bradley Beetz: {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Jeremy Felicetti: {a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Beetz was behind holding live cards and the {10-Spades}{k-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop gave him more outs with a gutshot straight draw.

The {9-Diamonds} turn wasn't a bad sight for Beetz as it gave him an open-ended straight draw but the {j-Diamonds} river was even better as it paired his jack and secured his much-needed double.

Player Chips Progress
Jeremy Felicetti us
Jeremy Felicetti
4,000,000 -1,500,000
Bradley Beetz us
Bradley Beetz
2,000,000 520,000

Tags: Bradley BeetzJeremy Felicetti

MSPT Season 12 Race for Player of the Year

Level 30 : 100,000/150,000, 30,000 ante
Cy Church
Cy Church

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 12 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.

On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.

Two-time MSPT Main Event Champ Taylor Howard finished in 11th place tonight adding another 900 points to his name and will jump into the number two spot with 3,633 POY points.

Here's a look at the top ten point leaders of this season:

PlacePlayerHometownSeason 12 Points
1Cy ChurchEast Lancing, MI3,925
2Jason CrewsClive, Iowa3,075
3Kyna EnglandNorthbrook, Illinois2,850
4Taylor HowardAltoona, IA2,733
5Daniel SepiolMichigan City, IN2,500
6Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV2,500
6Saad GhanemBloomington, MN2,300
7Larry WagnerMiddleton, WI2,200
8Francis AndersonPoughkeepsie, NY2,075
9Chance KornuthLas Vegas, NV2,000

Tags: Taylor Howard

Level: 30

Blinds: 100,000/150,000

Ante: 30,000

Yau Rockets Through Spade Draw; Doubles Through Clark

Level 29 : 60,000/120,000, 20,000 ante
Ethan Yau
Ethan Yau

Ethan Yau raised from under the gun and Robert Clark looked him up from the button.

The {10-Spades}{3-Spades}{q-Hearts} flop saw Yau continue and then three-bet jam for 2,545,000 after Clark raised. Clark snap-called and the two players tabled their hands.

Ethan Yau: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Robert Clark: {4-Spades}{2-Spades}

Yau was ahead with his pair of aces buy had a sweat as Clark flopped a spade draw.

Luckily for Yau, both the {10-Diamonds} turn and {3-Diamonds} river were good cards as he collected his double.

Player Chips Progress
Robert Clark us
Robert Clark
8,000,000 -2,760,000
Ethan Yau us
Ethan Yau
5,090,000 1,610,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Ethan YauRobert Clark