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Sean Perry Wins Venetian $25,000 High Roller Poker Tournament For $290,000

The Victory Moved Perry Into Second Place In The 2021 Card Player Player of the Year Race


Sean Perry beat out a field of 29 entries to take down the most recent high roller event at the 2021 Venetian DeepStack Showdown III. The 24-year-old poker pro emerged victorious in the $25,000 buy-in event with $290,000 as the champion.

This was Perry’s fourth title won in events that qualified for Card Player Player of the Year points. He has now made 16 POY-qualified final tables in 2021, with nearly $2.8 million in earnings across those scores. The 252 POY points he secured for this latest title run were enough to see him climb into second place in the POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Perry also took home 174 PokerGO Tour rankings points as a result of this win, strengthening his hold on the second-place spot on the leaderboard. With 2,021 points, he now sits just 579 behind current leader Ali Imsirovic.

The $725,000 prize pool was paid out among the top five finishers in this event. Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Nick Petrangelo was eliminated on the money bubble when his AHeart Suit7Heart Suit failed to overcome the ASpade Suit10Heart Suit of Sam Soverel.

Andrew Lichtenberger won the first high roller event of this series at The Venetian, but fell a few spots short of a second victory. His pocket sevens ran into the pocket nines of Antonios Roungeris and were unable to come from behind. Lichtenberger took home $50,750 as the fifth-place finisher.

Soverel was the next to fall. Like Lichtenberger, his final hand was pocket sevens. His pair squared off against the KSpade SuitQClub Suit of Perry, who flopped a queen to take the lead and held from there. Soverel earned $70,750 for his strong showing. He also secured 126 POY points and 48 PokerGO Tour points. He now sits in ninth place and third place, respectively, in those two races.

Ali Imsirovic locked up his 20th final-table finish in a POY-qualified event with his deep run in this tournament. He ultimately finished in third place when his KHeart Suit3Heart Suit lost out to the AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit of Perry. Imsirovic earned $116,000 for his third-place showing. The 168 POY points and 70 PokerGO Tour points he earned helped add to his lead in both points races.

With that Perry took a dominating lead into heads-up play with Antonios Roungeris. The final hand saw Roungeris three-bet all-in with AClub Suit6Club Suit. Perry called with 3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit. The board ran out KHeart Suit8Heart Suit7Heart SuitKSpade SuitQDiamond Suit and Perry’s kings and threes took down the pot and the title. Roungeris earned $188,500 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PokerGO
1 Sean Perry $290,000 252 174
2 Antonios Roungeris $188,500 210 113
3 Ali Imsirovic $116,000 168 70
4 Sam Soverel $70,750 126 48
5 Andrew Lichtenberger $50,750 105 30

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