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Poker Leaderboard: The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas Tournament Earnings

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 07, 2024


Rank Player Venetian Earnings
1 Eric Baldwin $1.71 Million
2 Qing Liu $1.64 Million
3 Ben Palmer $1.38 Million
4 Javier Zarco $1.05 Million
5 Chad Eveslage $1.02 Million
6 Ali Imsirovic $985,000
7 Joe Kuether $972,000
8 Pavel Plesuv $954,000
9 Robert Mizrachi $917,000
10 Tom Marchese $914,000

The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas has paid out more than $583 million in poker tournament prize money over the years, the third-most of any casino in the world. This leaderboard shows the top individual performers at this tournament poker hotspot.

Eric Baldwin stands alone at the top, with more than $1.71 million in career earnings at the venue across 132 recorded in-the-money finishes. Baldwin has won three Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian titles, with two in the past couple of months alone (read more on page 16). His two top scores at the venue were a third-place finish in a 2021 MSPT $1,600 event for $209,194 and a win in a $2,500 buy-in back in 2009 for $198,933.

Qing Liu is Baldwin’s closest competition with $1.64 million in recorded scores at The Venetian. His biggest payday came when he took down the 2021 World Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 main event for $752,880. Liu is far from a one-hit-wonder, however. He has cashed 94 times at the venue, including a win in a $600 DeepStack Extravaganza event just a couple of weeks ahead of his WPT victory that earned him $110,890. Liu’s most recent success at the venue was an eighth-place showing in the Card Player Poker Tour main event.

Like Liu, Ben Palmer also cashed in the recent CPPT main event, finishing 20th for $5,490. This was his 167th cash at the venue, the most of any player. The 2019 WPT Venetian main event champion now has nearly $1.4 million in lifetime earnings at the venue, good for third place on this leaderboard. His marquee win saw him best 734 entries in a $3,500 buy-in to walk away with $431,655.

2017 CPPT Venetian main event champion Javier Zarco and 2021 WPT Venetian winner Chad Eveslage are the only other players with more than seven figures in tournament scores at the property. ♠