The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian comes to its conclusion as the final day of the $1,600 Main Event gets underway at 11 a.m. local time.
Yesterday's Day 2 saw 166 players return to the felt and after 15 Levels of play, only eight remained with Daan Mulders leading the pack with 8,565,000.
The man who resides from Netherlands will look to secure his largest ever live-tournament cash and his first MSPT Main Event title.
Hot on Mulders' tail is WSOP bracelet winner Barry Hutter who sits in a close second with 7,170,000. Hutter is arguably the most decorated player remaining having over $6.5 million in live-tournament earnings, according to the Hendon Mob, and will look to add another six-figure payday to that total.
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Eight Chip Count/Draw
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
Day 3 was looking like the full final table of nine would be in their seats but Victor Canaple hit a few rough hands before the final level of Day 2 and became the first final table elimination, meaning eight players will be returning to the felt today. Each of them has secured $40,129, but all eyes will be on the $325,428 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with the MSPT Venetian title.
The remaining nine players have all secured $40,129, but all eyes will be on the $325,428 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with an MSPT Venetian title.
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Table Payouts
|Place||Player||Hometown||Prize||MSPT POY Points|
|9||Victor Canaple||Paris, France||$32,486||1,000|
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 bringing you all the action until a new MSPT Champion is crowned!