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Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III Main Event: Day 2

Mikolaj Zawadzki Leads Remaining 39 Players

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Overnight Chip Leader Mikolaj ZawadzkiThe Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza is known for great tournament structures, long blind levels and of course, big starting stacks. The $5,000 main event, part of the Card Player Poker Tour, is no exception, but the players haven’t gotten the message.

Despite maintaining a 100 big blind average for most of day 2, the field managed to whittle itself down from 118 players to just 39. During one of the 90-minute levels, the field lost an incredible 24 players. That’s a player every 3.75 minutes.

The remaining players will return to the Palazzo tournament room on Tuesday to battle down to the nine-handed final table. Along the way, they’ll burst the money bubble. The final 27 players will make a guaranteed $13,473, but all will have their eyes set on the $293, 966 first-place prize.

Leading the way is Mikolaj Zawadzki, who is enjoying a healthy buffer between himself and the field. Other notables remaining include Jonathan Little, Dan O’Brien, Joseph Cheong, Cory Carroll, Joe Kuether, Connor Drinan, Govert Metaal, Ben Palmer and Card Player’s own Allyn Jaffrey Shulman.

Be sure to check back at 1 p.m. on Tuesday for full live updates, photos and videos from the tournament.

Here is a look at the overnight chip counts.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Mikolaj Zawadzki 507,000
2 Giorgio Medici 347,700
3 Jonathan Little 297,800
4 Dan O’Brien 267,100
5 John Holley 254,500
6 Joseph Cheong 235,400
7 Terry Fleischer 231,100
8 Dale Philips 224,800
9 Daniele Cocchi 216,500
10 Mike Hack 216,100
11 Hyon Kim 215,900
12 Cory Carrol 210,000
13 Martin Hanowski 203,500
14 Joe Kuether 200,000
15 Kyle Frey 194,900
16 Edwards Rakuss 184,200
17 Justin Conley 180,900
18 Antonio Lafosse 172,800
19 Carlos Villamarin 172,300
20 Dan Hicks 167,900
21 James Epner 162,600
22 Thomas Cannuli 157,000
23 Allyn Jaffrey Shulman 155,000
24 Anthony Zinno 133,300
25 John Holsonback 125,200
26 Bernard Guignon 122,500
27 Patrick Uzan 118,400
28 Vincent Phu 110,600
29 Sam Cohen 105,200
30 Connor Drinan 101,000
31 Ivan Domyo 92,700
32 Jimmy Tran 86,300
33 Siyu Sha 79,300
34 Govert Metaal 78,700
35 Ben Palmer 77,500
36 Takashi Ogura 76,000
37 Alex Condon 58,600
38 Anthony Farrer 48,000
39 Boulos Estafanous 34,500