2022 MSPT Venetian November

$1,600 Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2022 MSPT Venetian November

Final Results
Winner
Prize
$156,520
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,600
Prize Pool
$1,151,400
Entries
808
Level Info
Level
34
Blinds
200,000 / 400,000
Ante
400,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Entries
282
Players Left
32

$1,600 Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Bin Weng Leads 32 Surviving Players From Day 1b of the $1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Bin Weng
Bin Weng

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

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTDAY 2 BIG BLINDS
1Bin WengUnited States706,000117
2Errol SamuelUnited States653,000108
3Jessica VierlingGermany653,000108
4Kane LaiUnited States560,00093
5Joao SimaoBrazil532,00088
6Ryan RiversCanada471,00078
7Ryan TosocUnited States452,00075
8Gregor SverkoCroatia431,00071
9Aaron MasseyUnited States381,00063
10Jason BlountUnited States351,00058

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.

Aaron Massey
Aaron Massey

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.

Tags: Aaron MasseyAdam HendrixAlex FoxenAnkush MandaviaBen PalmerBin WengBob ZeidmanChance KornuthErrol SamuelJessica VierlingJoao SimaoJoseph CheongJosh ReichardKane LaiMartin ZamaniRich AlsupRob WazwazRyan Laplante

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
706,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
$25K Fantasy
WPT 2X Winner
Errol Samuel us
Errol Samuel
653,000
653,000
653,000
Jessica Vierling
Jessica Vierling
653,000
118,000
118,000
Kane Lai us
Kane Lai
560,000
560,000
560,000
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
532,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Ryan Rivers ca
Ryan Rivers
471,000
471,000
471,000
Ryan Tosoc us
Ryan Tosoc
452,000
452,000
452,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Gregor Sverko hr
Gregor Sverko
431,000
431,000
431,000
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
381,000
81,000
81,000
Jason Blount us
Jason Blount
351,000
351,000
351,000
Craig Mason us
Craig Mason
345,000
345,000
345,000
Ryan Smith ca
Ryan Smith
283,000
283,000
283,000
Ben Palmer us
Ben Palmer
251,000
-129,000
-129,000
WPT 1X Winner
Samuel Bekerian us
Samuel Bekerian
245,000
245,000
245,000
Jacob Baumgartner us
Jacob Baumgartner
214,000
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
199,000
-111,000
-111,000
Robert Borick us
Robert Borick
197,000
197,000
197,000
Vid Zagar si
Vid Zagar
194,000
194,000
194,000
Alexander Stewart us
Alexander Stewart
192,000
192,000
192,000
Joshua Suyat us
Joshua Suyat
148,000
148,000
148,000
Bud Lavassani us
Bud Lavassani
145,000
145,000
145,000
Ronald Willard us
Ronald Willard
141,000
141,000
141,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
108,000
-62,000
-62,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jackson Holtgraves us
Jackson Holtgraves
102,000
102,000
102,000
Nikhil Gera us
Nikhil Gera
101,000
101,000
101,000

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Bag and Tag

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

The remaining 32 players are bagging and tagging and will return on Sunday for the finale. Stay tuned for full chip counts and a recap of the day.

Zeidman Eliminated by Weng on Money Bubble

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Bin Weng
Bin Weng

Bob Zeidman had gotten his approximately 110,000 chips in from the small blind and was at risk against Bin Weng in the big blind.

Bob Zeidman: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}
Bin Weng: {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Zeidman was a big favorite for a double, but the {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop left him in rough shape. The {4-Clubs} and {j-Diamonds} completed the board and Zeidman was eliminated on the bubble following the unfortunate runout, while Weng took the tournament chip lead as the remaining 32 players bagged and tagged for the night.

Player Chips Progress
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
706,000
236,000
236,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
$25K Fantasy
WPT 2X Winner
Bob Zeidman us
Bob Zeidman
Busted

Tags: Bin WengBob Zeidman

Baumgartner Shows Seven-Five on Bubble

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

An early position player opened to 12,000, Joao Simao flatted in middle position, and Jacob Baumgartner moved all in for roughly 180,000 in late position. Action folded back to Simao who had a large stack and deliberated for some time, but he ultimately sent his cards into the muck.

Baumgartner tabled {7-Spades}{5-Hearts} as he collected the pot on the bubble, while Simao claimed he folded pocket tens.

Player Chips Progress
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
532,000
-18,000
-18,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Jacob Baumgartner us
Jacob Baumgartner
214,000
214,000
214,000

Hand-For-Hand

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

With 33 remaining in the field, hand-for-hand mode has been activated as the players are now one elimination from being in the money and bagging for the night.

Simao Claims Another Victim

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

On a {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} completed board, Joao Simao had 38,000 committed to the pot in early position and the player in the big blind moved all in for roughly 70,000. Simao called.

Simao tabled {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a full house, and his opponent's {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts} went into the muck as he made his exit.

Player Chips Progress
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
550,000
110,000
110,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Joao Simao

Death by Quads for Reichard

Level 16 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Josh Reichard
Josh Reichard

Josh Reichard was seen getting up from his seat as his chips were being pushed over to Joao Simao.

Reichard held {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for a boat on the {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs} completed board, but it was no good as Simao held {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} for quad jacks to eliminate the MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year race frontrunner.

Player Chips Progress
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
440,000
90,000
90,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
Busted
$25K Fantasy

Tags: Josh ReichardJoao Simao