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2022 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Main Event: Carl Oman Leads Stacked Final Table

Just Nine Remain With A Chance At The Title and Top Prize of $176,221


The 2022 Card Player Poker Tour $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 363 total entries, surpassing the $750,000 guarantee to build a final prize pool of $816,750. After three starting flights and an action-packed day 2, there are now just nine players remaining with a shot at the title and the top prize of $176,221.

The chip leader (pictured above) is Carl Oman with 3,250,000. The Vancouver, Washington resident has nearly $495,000 in prior tournament earnings to his name, including a $188,139 win in the 2022 WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley main event this April.

Oman will have plenty of tough competition to deal with at the final table. The second-largest stack belongs to Dan Colpoys (2,850,000). The high-stakes tournament regular has nearly $2.8 million in career tournament earnings to his name and is well-positioned to add to that total in a big way in this event. Hot on Colpoy’s heels is 2021 World Series of Poker main event 46th-place finisher Zachary Mcdiarmid 2,830,000.

Barry ShulmanMcdiarmid won a big hand down the stretch on day 2, outrunning the pocket kings of two-time bracelet winner and Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman with ace-king to surge up the leaderboard. Shulman, the 2009 WSOP Europe main event champion, sits in the middle of the pack heading into the final table. He’ll be looking to join his wife Allyn Shulman, who won the first-ever CPPT Venetian main event, in capturing a title here.

The fourth-largest stack heading into the final day belongs to 2021 Wynn Millions main event champion Andrew Moreno. This final table will be a family affair for the Moreno’s, as Johnnie ‘Vibes’ Moreno, a well-known poker vlogger who came within one spot of winning a Mid-States Poker Tour title at Venetian, is also among the remaining nine contenders.

The Moreno brothers came into the day with a pair of top-seven stacks and drew the same starting table, and managed to both navigate their way to the final table.

The Moreno brothers late on day 2

2011 WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club main event winner John Riordan bagged up 1,6850,000, which is good for seventh place on the leaderboard. Rounding out the final table is 2019 World Poker Tour Venetian champion Ben Palmer (1,020,000) and 2022 LA Poker Classic main event runner-up Jayakrishnan Nair (955,000).

Day 2 of this event began with 82 players remaining from the field of 363. Only the top 46 were set to cash. In the end, there were three players eliminated during the same deal just one elimination before hand-for-hand was set to begin. As a result, three players ended up chopping the first min-cash for 46th place.

A number of notables cashed in this event but fell short of the final table, including 2013 WSOP main event champion Ryan Riess (40th), two-time bracelet winner Michael Wang (38th), five-time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (31st), 2021 WPT Five Diamond champion Taylor Black (30th), two-time bracelet winner David Jackson (24th), bracelet winner and WPT champion Dylan Linde (22nd), bracelet winner Jesse Yaginuma (21st), three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth (20th), 2011 WPT 2011 Seminole Hard Rock Showdown runner-up Curt Kohlberg (15th), 2016 WPT Five Diamond champion James Romero (12th), and Stanley Lee (11th).

Seth Krasne’s elimination in 10th place ($11,476) was the last of the night. The final nine played through the end of level 25 before bagging up for the night. The final table is set to resume at noon local time on Monday, Nov. 21. John Riordan will have the button.

Here is a look at the chip counts and seat assignments for the final table:

1. Johnnie Moreno – 1,740,000
2. Barry Shulman – 1,740,000
3. Jayakrishnan Nair – 955,000
4. Carl Oman – 3,250,000
5. Dan Colpoys – 2,850,000
6. Zachary Mcdiarmid – 2,830,000
7. Ben Palmer – 1,020,000
8. Andrew Moreno – 2,480,000
9. John Riordan – 1,685,000

These are the payouts still up for grabs:

Place Payout
1 $176,221
2 $120,900
3 $84,416
4 $60,004
5 $43,433
6 $32,026
7 $24,065
8 $18,434
9 $14,400