The first of three trips starts at $2,500 Venice poker player card tour The main event attracted 93 entries, with two more days left to go.
As with everyone DeepStack Extravaganza Events in Venetian, players started with a lot of chips. With 100-100 and 50,000 blinds, it was a whopping 500 blinds to start.
That was too much for Massachusetts native Dan Colboys…or so he thought. After 14 levels of play and several eliminations, it was he who finished the day on top, sitting with 825,000 to lead the 16 surviving players.
Colpoys, who has taken home $2.8 million in professional tournament winnings and several high-level final tables this year alone, will start day two with 165 big blinds.
Honestly – what the hell is this chassis? who wants this? 50 carats in 100/100 God bless him.
– Pig Vegas (@DColpoys23) November 17, 2022
He is joined at the top of the leaderboard by Andrew Moreno, a professional poker player who has won the Venetian before. Moreno earned $242,293 by winning the DeepStack Extravaganza series earlier this year.
Another familiar face with the chips is Chance Cornoth, who has had a tear for the past two years. The high-stakes pro, sitting just outside the top 10 in the Player of the Year race, won the race MSPT Venice It happened in the summer of 2021 for $412,086.
Kornuth won big somersaults with AK against the pocket queens in the last hand of the night to move up the rankings. He’ll have a good opportunity to add to his career earnings of $12.3 million when he returns for Day 2 of work.
WPT James Romero and two-time champion WSOP Bracelet winner Michael Wang rounds out the top five. Other notables still in the hunt include Darren Rabinowitz, Anthony Ho, Joe Kuether, Shannon Shore, and “The Gun Kings” Ben Palmer and Eric Baldwin. (Palmer has the most cash in the place, while Baldwin has the most.)
The second flight departs at 11 am on Friday. The first day c will be at the same time on saturday. Whoever succeeds in qualifying will gather at noon on Sunday to conquer the final table.