Who Will Walk Away with the $190850 First-Place Prize?

What began with 1,009 runners over two starting flights in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event is now down to 133 players, who will return today for Day 2 action.

The $250K guarantee was nearly quadrupled as a $978,730 prize pool is up for grabs amongst the top 104 finishers. A min-cash will be worth $2,251 and the eventual winner taking home $190,850.

After 15 levels of play, just 76 players remained with Justin Ligeri and his stack of 458,500 leading the way. That is still a ways behind that of

Day 1a chip leader Bill Kachel begins today as the big stack with 658,000, while Day 1b chip leader Justin Ligeri starts with 458,500. Others returning to action include former MSPT Venetian champ Kfir Nahum (440,000), Brent Hart (398,500), Daniel Jones (363,000), MSPT Canterbury Park champ (290,500), James Carroll (238,000), Saad Ghanem (235,500), Vic Peppe (222,500), Ben Keeline (208,500), Marle Cordiero (199,500), Josh Prager (129,500), Lexy Gavin (120,500), Denise Pratt (113,000), poker couple Missy Bartleme (496,500) and Dan Dombrowski (112,500), Nizom Abdukadyrov (448,000), MSPT Venetian champ Landon Tice (286,000), Lokesh Garg (235,500), and Michael Rocco (55,500).

Cards will be in the air at 11 a.m. PST and PokerNews will offer live updates throughout.

Here’s a look at the final table payouts:

Place Prize
1 $190,850
2 $125,277
3 $84,171
4 $57,745
5 $38,170
6 $28,383
7 $21,532
8 $15,660
9 $13,702

Remember, during the latest Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza, players must wear a mask and sanitize their hands before sitting down. Action is 8-handed at tables featuring Plexiglass dividers, which are wiped down each time a new player comes in. Additionally, dealers are required to sanitize their hands each time they enter and exit a table, and fresh decks of cards are circulated every two hours.

Click here for a look at the current Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza schedule.

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