$1,600 Main Event

Nick Pupillo Leads 42 Surviving Players From Day 1c of the $1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event

BrandonBloom • Level 16: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Nick Pupillo

Day 1c of the $1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event has come to an end and Nick Pupillo bagged the top stack of the flight with 732,000 chips.

The third and final starting flight attracted 373 entries and 42 players made the money by surviving to see Day 2.

There were a total of 808 entries across all three starting flights which created a $1,151,400 prize pool, smashing through the $750,000 guarantee.

Tomorrow on Sunday, Nov 6 at 11:00 a.m. local time, the 42 Day 1c survivors will combine with the 17 Day 1a survivors and the 32 Day 1b survivors to play to a winner.

The 91 returning players will all be in the money and guaranteed a min-cash of $2,879, but all eyes will be on the trophy and $200,344 first-place prize.

Along with Pupillo, Joseph Cheong (650,000), David Shaw (559,000), Anthony Spinella (547,000), and David Jackson (544,000) round out the top five bagged stacks on Day 1c.

$1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event Day 1c Top Ten Chip Counts

1Nick PupilloUnited States732,000122
2Joseph CheongUnited States650,000108
3David ShawUnited States559,00093
4Anthony SpinellaUnited States547,00091
5David JacksonUnited States544,00090
6Dylan LindeUnited States514,00085
7Brandon TerryUnited States469,00078
8Hattori LopezUnited States460,00076
9Andrew MorenoUnited States419,00069
10Mitchell HalversonUnited States406,00067

Kenna James and MSPT regular DJ Buckley both made deep runs, but were the last two eliminations before the stone bubble. Ultimately, it was Kenny Huynh eliminated on the bubble when he was forced all-in from the big blind and failed to improve.

Others who were able to secure their place into the Sunday finale include Chance Kornuth (252,000), Barry Hutter (166,000), Shannon Shorr (99,000), Kyna England (84,000), and Justin Barnum (20,000), in addition to a pair of Moreno brothers, as Andrew Moreno (419,000) and MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl VI runner-up Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno (329,000) both ended the day with healthy stacks.

Andrew Moreno - Johnnie Moreno
Andrew Moreno - Johnnie Moreno

When action resumes on Day 2, there will be 32:00 remaining in Level 16 with blinds at 3,000/6,000/6,000.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews team returns to provide live updates from the floor of the $1,600 MSPT Main Event at Venetian Las Vegas until a champion is crowned.

Tags: Andrew MorenoAnthony SpinellaBarry HutterBrandon TerryChance KornuthDavid JacksonDavid ShawDJ BuckleyDylan LindeJohnnie MorenoJoseph CheongJustin BarnumKenna JamesKenny HuynhKyna EnglandMitchell HalversonNicholas PupilloNick PupilloShannon Shorr