Day 1b of the $1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event has come to an end and Bin Weng bagged the top stack after the final hand of Level 16, which proved to be the final hand of the day.
The second of three flights in the $750,000 guarantee attracted 282 entries and 32 players made the money by surviving to see Day 2.
Weng bagged the chip lead of 706,000 chips thanks to a late surge on the final hand of the night, when he found a fortunate runout to eliminate Bob Zeidman on the money bubble. Weng also flopped a straight earlier in the day to crack the aces of Adam Hendrix and eliminated two players on his way to the chip lead.
Jessica Vierling (653,000), Errol Samuel (653,000), Kane Lai (560,000), and Brazilian two-time bracelet winner Joao Simao (532,000) round out the top five bagged stacks on Day 1b.
$1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||DAY 2 BIG BLINDS|
|1||Bin Weng||United States||706,000||117|
|2||Errol Samuel||United States||653,000||108|
|4||Kane Lai||United States||560,000||93|
|7||Ryan Tosoc||United States||452,000||75|
|9||Aaron Massey||United States||381,000||63|
|10||Jason Blount||United States||351,000||58|
Others who secured their place into the Sunday finale include Aaron Massey (381,000), Ben Palmer (251,000), Martin Zamani (199,000), and Ankush Mandavia (108,000), who doubled with quads on a flip in one of the last levels of the day to secure his bag.
Some players in the field who weren’t able to bag a stack include Ryan Laplante, Chance Kornuth, Alex Foxen, Joseph Cheong, Rob Wazwaz, Rich Alsup, and MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year frontrunner Josh Reichard, who had an up-and-down day and ultimately was eliminated by quads near the end of the night. However, all will have another opportunity to bag a stack during the final starting flight tomorrow.
All 32 surviving players from Day 1b will be in the money and will combine with the 17 surviving players from Day 1a and the Day 1c survivors for the Sunday finale at 11:00 a.m. local time to play down to a winner. Day 1c will be the last starting flight and will commence on Saturday at 11:10 a.m.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews team continues to provide live updates from the floor of the $1,600 MSPT Main Event at Venetian Las Vegas all weekend long until a champion is crowned.