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CPPT Venetian: Collins Tops Final 59 for $650K Pot

The Main Event at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas had its tournament field increase to 458 entrants on day 1C, with the prize pool now totaling $650,360, which was guaranteed to be $400,000. With the conclusion of day 1C, 28 players have advanced to join the survivors from the initial flights, totaling 59 competitors who will all secure a cash prize starting Sunday at 11:00 pm when the next round commences. The winner will be rewarded with a whopping $116,238 as winnings.

According to the latest poker news, The competition was intense because each participant started with 40,000 chips, following through with 40 minutes of blind levels in a 12-hour session. Late registration was still possible until the start of level 13, which was level 12. The final hand was dramatic as it eliminated Dylan Linde, who, for the second straight night, was the bubble boy towards the end of day 1A. The two kings on the board helped the A-K of Valentyn Shabelnyk defeat Linde’s runner-up pocket queens.

The last player to stand up over the pack was Richard Collins, reaching a staggering 1,008,000 chips at the end of the game. Collins, who has already won $64,527 in tournament earnings, is thus in a perfect position to potentially get the most significant tournament payout in his career so far. The fourth-placed player is Shabelnyk, who ended the day with 975,000 chips, mainly due to the elimination of Linde. It is as the 2019 CPPT Venetian champion that Shabelnyk looks at the possibility of landing his second CPPT title, adding to his already impressive career winnings of more than $1.3 million.

Additionally, Yavine Brewer had significant stacks of chips, along with Dan Ciltan with 478,000, Mario Colavita with 468,000, Rick Green with 446,000, and Alex Abariotes with 402,000. Nevertheless, that day was for Collins and Shabelnyk, who ran away from the pack, leaving everyone behind.

Besides those is Ankush Mandavia, the winner of the 2021 CPPT Venetian, who has a stack of 318,000 after day 1C. None of the celebrities like Eric Baldwin, Shannon Shorr, and WPT Venetian champions Qing Liu and Ben Palmer, however, tasted success and reached the next level.

On Sunday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. local time, the tournament will progress further, featuring the final competitors vying for the title of champion. On that day, the primary event will reach its thrilling and optimistic culmination.

Michael Grant

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