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Card Player Poker Tour Venetian: Erick Lindgren Leads Final 62 Players

Main Event Draws Field Of 537

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There were 435 players that bought into the $5,000 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian main event during the first three starting flights, but because registration was open well into day 2, the field was able to add an additional 102 players. The final field tally of 537 created a total prize pool just shy of $2.5 million.

The final 54 players will make the money, earning a minimum payout of $11,237. Everyone at the final table will take home at least $47,444 and the eventual winner will pocket $536,858.

Tommy ChenAfter playing six and a half 90-minute levels on day 2, just 62 players were left in the tournament. Leading the way into day 3 will be Erick Lindgren (pictured above), who bagged up 642,000. Lindgren won a big pot near the end of the night while holding 10Heart Suit10Club Suit on a flop of 10Spade Suit9Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit.

His opponent had QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit and turned a straight when the KSpade Suit hit, but the river was the 9Club Suit to pair the board and give Lindgren a knockout. Tommy Chen (pictured right), who was the overall leader after day 1, is right on his heels with 626,500.

Other notables with big stacks include Adrian Mateos Diaz, Aditya Prasetyo, Chance Kornuth, Griffin Abel, Chris Oliver, Joe Elpayaa and Brendon Rubie.

When the players return for day 3 on Thursday, they’ll be facing blinds of 1,500-3,000 with a 500 ante and they’ll only be eight players from the money.

Here’s a look at the overnight chip counts and seating assignments.

Rank Player Name Chip Count Table Seat
1 Erick Lindgren 642,000 49 3
2 Tommy Chen 626,500 48 2
3 Adrian Mateos Diaz 563,500 51 3
4 Lucas Blanco Oliver 502,500 27 6
5 Pavel Veksler 460,000 50 8
6 Alok Arora 444,950 29 8
7 Aditya Prasetyo 439,500 30 8
8 Chance Kornuth 433,000 30 4
9 Griffin Abel 410,000 29 5
10 Chris Oliver 339,000 49 5
11 Joseph Elpayaa 329,000 29 7
12 Matty Parry 327,500 27 4
13 Brendon Rubie 327,000 29 4
14 Artur Koren 322,500 48 9
15 Artem Metalidi 316,000 50 1
16 Meom Alessandro 310,000 30 9
17 Jeremy Ausmus 294,000 51 6
18 Jon Turner 291,500 29 9
19 Christian Glissmann 283,500 30 2
20 Lily Kiletto 266,000 27 5
21 Tim Reilly 248,000 51 8
22 Koray Aldemir 226,000 51 9
23 Iaron Lightbourne 221,000 50 4
24 Andrew Kelsall 212,000 48 4
25 Steven Merrifield 211,000 30 1
26 Michael Zulker 192,500 51 1
27 Jason Wheeler 191,500 29 1
28 Justin Zaki 177,500 49 2
29 Thomas Paul 175,000 27 8
30 Dan Sindelar 174,000 29 6
31 Patrick Hughes 173,500 27 9
32 Dan Heimiller 169,000 49 8
33 Eddy Sabat 169,000 50 9
34 Tim Burt 162,000 29 3
35 Javier Zargo 161,500 51 5
36 Jeff Madsen 151,500 50 7
37 Kyle Bowker 142,500 51 7
38 Hiren Patel 141,500 49 6
39 Hyon Kim 141,000 27 1
40 Ilan Boosena 138,000 48 7
41 Robert Heidoun 137,500 49 1
42 Rhys Jones 134,500 48 3
43 Eracles Panayiotou 126,000 29 2
44 Ben Palmer 120,000 30 5
45 Viktor Lavi 118,500 27 7
46 DNR 112,000 48 1
47 David Patterson 106,500 49 7
48 Davis Aalvik 103,500 30 3
49 Mike Holm 99,000 30 7
50 Tom Kearney 96,000 50 6
51 Jack Duong 95,000 27 2
52 Joey Weissman 91,000 48 6
53 Tom Middleton 90,000 30 6
54 David Ormsby 86,000 50 3
55 Jay Mair 83,000 49 9
56 Kathy Liebert 77,000 48 5
57 Seth Berger 66,500 50 2
58 Eugene Todd 53,500 51 2
59 Tim West 49,000 49 4
60 Alex Rocha 32,500 48 8
61 Pat Quinn 28,500 51 4
62 Hans Winzeler 24,000 27 3

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