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2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian December Extravaganza Main Event Draws 235 Entries

Strong Turnout Sees Prize Pool Swell To $740,250

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Day 2 of the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian December Extravaganza $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event saw registration come to a close. When all was said and done a total of 235 entries were made, blowing by the $500,000 guarantee to build a final prize pool of $740,250. The top 24 finishers in this tournament will make the money, with the eventual champion set to take home a first-place prize of $185,061.

Day 2 saw 11 hour-long levels played, narrowing the field down to just 25, meaning that only one more elimination is needed until the money bubble bursts and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least a $7,106 payday.

Almedin ImsirovicThe chip leader heading into day 3 is Almedin Imsirovic with 1,655,000. Imsirovic won a key pot midway through the day, eliminating Jordan Cristos with pocket jacks to cross the 500,000 chip mark and become one of the leaders at the time. He remained aggressive and was able to accumulate a lot of chips late in the night as the money bubble approached.

Other players with big stacks include two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Mark Radoja (972,000), Claas Segebrecht (723,000), Jim Carroll (666,000) and 2010 WSOP main event third-place finisher Joseph Cheong (620,000).

There are a number of notable players still remaining in the field including WSOP bracelet winners Ryan Laplante (348,000) and Ankush Mandavia (286,000), WSOP Circuit main event winner Dylan Linde (257,000), 2010 Card Player Online Player of the Year Taylor Paur (255,000), Matt Glantz (218,000), two-time bracelet winner Paul Volpe (195,000), Shannon Shorr (175,000) and Maria Ho (131,000).

Day 3 kicks off at noon local time at The Venetian Poker Room at noon local time. Be sure to check back on CardPlayer.com for more coverage as this exciting event makes it into the money and on towards the final table.

Here is a look at the chip counts of the remaining 25 players heading into day 3:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Almedin Imsirovic 1,655,000
2 Mark Radoja 972,000
3 Claas Segebrecht 723,000
4 Jim Carroll 666,000
5 Joseph Cheong 620,000
6 Benjamin Zamani 490,000
7 Jack Salter 481,000
8 Owen Savir 396,000
9 Giuseppe Pantaleo 349,000
10 Ryan Laplante 348,000
11 Daniel Frumkin 327,000
12 Ankush Mandavia 286,000
13 Darren Rabinowitz 273,000
14 Aaron Duczak 260,000
15 Dylan Linde 257,000
16 Taylor Paur 255,000
17 Hyon Kim 249,000
18 Mike Dentale 242,000
19 Matt Glantz 218,000
20 Paul Volpe 195,000
21 Shannon Shorr 175,000
22 Peter Bercovich 172,000
23 Eric Vallee 154,000
24 Maria Ho 131,000
25 Joris Springael 100,000

Here is the seat draw for day 3:

Table Seat Player Chip Count
16 1 Ankush Mandavia 286,000
16 2 Owen Savir 396,000
16 3 Dylane Linde 257,000
16 4 Peter Bercovich 172,000
16 6 Jack Salter 481,000
16 7 Matt Glantz 218,000
16 8 Paul Volpe 195,000
16 9 Maria Ho 131,000
17 1 Joris Springael 100,000
17 2 Alemdin Imsirovic 1,655,000
17 3 Shannon Shorr 175,000
17 4 Mark Radoja 972,000
17 6 Hyon Kim 249,000
17 7 Joseph Cheong 620,000
17 8 Darren Rabinowitz 273,000
17 9 Class Segebrecht 723,000
18 1 Benjamin Zamani 490,000
18 2 Eric Vallee 154,000
18 3 Taylor Paur 255,000
18 4 Aaron Duczak 260,000
18 5 Mike Dentale 242,000
18 6 Giuseppe Pantaleo 349,000
18 7 Ryan Laplante 348,000
18 8 Daniel Frumkin 327,000
18 9 Jim Carrol 666,000