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The Venetian

June 10 - 14, 2021
Main Event: 0 Entrants
Winner: Chance Kornuth
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EVENT RECAP

The Mid-Stakes Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,600 Main Event attracted 2,011 entries over three starting days, which resulted in a massive $2,865,675 prize pool. By the time the last river was dealt – it was none other than poker pro Chance Kornuth who emerged victorious to take down the title and $412,086 top prize.

Kornuth was already a massively accomplished poker player before the event with two World Series of Poker bracelets to his name and over $7 million in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. Now he can add another six-figure score to his poker resume along with a coveted MSPT Main Event title.

Kornuth said he almost forgot about the event until a friend, who wanted to stay at his place, reminded him about it. As far as future plans go, Kornuth said he is busy working on his business Chip Leader Coaching and being a new dad.

“I’ve been focusing on dad life,” Kornuth said. “I couldn’t be happier.”

Day 3 began with just 15 players and fittingly, Kornuth would be the one to eliminate four of the first five players with Rheet Rademacher, Esther Fedorkevich, Tan Nguyen, and Kelly Kielbasa all falling to Kornuth within the first three levels of play. Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin would eliminate Donys Agnelli just shy of the final table after busting Agnelli’s pocket queens with pocket kings.

The final table began with Kornuth in a commanding position, having twice as many chips as his closest opponent. Raman Afanasenka, Bobby Po, Brock Wilson and Ryan Torgersen all came into the final table with short stacks and were eliminated in that order as they found themselves getting all-in preflop and failing to double up.

Michael Zulker would drop out in fifth place after being dominated in two separate all-in preflop affairs. First against Nick Phoenix with ace-queen losing to ace-king, and again against Peter Braglia with queen-jack losing to king-queen.

Phoenix had an impressive run considering he was tied for the second-shortest stack when the final table began. He nursed a short stack for some time, but eventually fell to Kornuth after running middle pair into bottom two-pair all-in on the flop and failing to improve.

Baldwin, who, like Kornuth, holds two WSOP gold bracelets, found himself short and ran pocket treys into Baglia’s pocket fours to go out in third place.

Heads-up play began with Kornuth having a slight chip advantage over Braglia. They jousted for a little while, beating each other out of small pots, but it didn’t take long for play to come to a head. The final hand occurred when Kornuth flopped a set of sevens and got all in against Braglia on the turn after Braglia shoved with a pair of treys, which left him drawing dead.

-DJ Ohair

result

The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
NV 
$412,068
2,000
2
NV 
$282,269
1,800
3
NV 
$209,194
1,700
4
Venice 
CA 
$157,612
1,600
5
NV 
$120,358
1,500
6
NJ 
$93,134
1,400
7
NY 
$71,642
1,300
8
NV 
$55,881
1,200
9
Minsk 
 
$44,991
1,100
10
 
$36,108
1,000
11
NV 
$36,108
1,000
12
FL 
$36,108
1,000
13
CA 
$30,949
900
14
Austin 
TX 
$30,949
900
15
CA 
$30,949
900
16
PA 
$26,651
800
17
NY 
$26,651
800
18
PA 
$26,651
800
19
NV 
$22,352
750
20
NV 
$22,352
750
21
Japan 
 
$22,352
750
22
CA 
$18,627
700
23
MI 
$18,627
700
24
NV 
$18,627
700
25
MT 
$14,902
650
26
Covina 
CA 
$14,902
650
27
GA 
$14,902
650
28
CA 
$11,176
600
29
CA 
$11,176
600
30
CA 
$11,176
600
31
NV 
$11,176
600
32
WI 
$11,176
600
33
CA 
$11,176
600
34
AZ 
$11,176
600
35
NV 
$11,176
600
36
NV 
$11,176
600
37
NV 
$8,597
550
38
FL 
$8,597
550
39
NY 
$8,597
550
40
 
 
$8,597
550
41
 
 
$8,597
550
42
NV 
$8,597
550
43
NJ 
$8,597
550
44
ME 
$8,597
550
45
TX 
$8,597
550
46
 
 
$7,737
500
47
MS 
$7,737
500
48
MI 
$7,737
500
49
 
$7,737
500
50
CA 
$7,737
500
51
CA 
$7,737
500
52
 
 
$7,737
500
53
AZ 
$7,737
500
54
Bowie 
MD 
$7,737
500
55
OH 
$6,878
450
56
FL 
$6,878
450
57
WI 
$6,878
450
58
IL 
$6,878
450
59
NV 
$6,878
450
60
CA 
$6,878
450
61
CA 
$6,878
450
62
CA 
$6,878
450
63
CA 
$6,878
450
64
 
$6,304
400
65
Chico 
CA 
$6,304
400
66
NV 
$6,304
400
67
IN 
$6,304
400
68
NV 
$6,304
400
69
Denver 
CO 
$6,304
400
70
NV 
$6,304
400
71
NV 
$6,304
400
72
Inwood 
NY 
$6,304
400
73
NV 
$5,731
350
74
MI 
$5,731
350
75
NV 
$5,731
350
76
CA 
$5,731
350
77
IL 
$5,731
350
78
CA 
$5,731
350
79
CA 
$5,731
350
80
TX 
$5,731
350
81
NV 
$5,731
350
82
NC 
$5,445
300
83
IA 
$5,445
300
84
Duluth 
MN 
$5,445
300
85
Arbada 
CO 
$5,445
300
86
NC 
$5,445
300
87
IL 
$5,445
300
88
SD 
$5,445
300
89
MD 
$5,445
300
90
WI 
$5,445
300
91
MD 
$5,158
250
92
NV 
$5,158
250
93
IL 
$5,158
250
94
Denver 
CO 
$5,158
250
95
NV 
$5,158
250
96
Humble 
TX 
$5,158
250
97
Aiken 
SC 
$5,158
250
98
TX 
$5,158
250
99
CA 
$5,158
250
100
AZ 
$4,872
200
101
Omaha 
NE 
$4,872
200
102
AZ 
$4,872
200
103
NV 
$4,872
200
104
NV 
$4,872
200
105
FL 
$4,872
200
106
CA 
$4,872
200
107
CA 
$4,872
200
108
CA 
$4,872
200
109
NV 
$4,872
200
110
NV 
$4,872
200
111
CA 
$4,872
200
112
CA 
$4,872
200
113
 
 
$4,872
200
114
NV 
$4,872
200
115
Irvine 
CA 
$4,872
200
116
TX 
$4,872
200
117
MN 
$4,872
200
118
Poway 
CA 
$4,585
150
119
OR 
$4,585
150
120
NY 
$4,585
150
121
 
$4,585
150
122
NJ 
$4,585
150
123
NV 
$4,585
150
124
 
 
$4,585
150
125
CT 
$4,585
150
126
CA 
$4,585
150
127
Casper 
WY 
$4,585
150
128
NC 
$4,585
150
129
CT 
$4,585
150
130
HI 
$4,585
150
131
NY 
$4,585
150
132
Plano 
TX 
$4,585
150
133
CA 
$4,585
150
134
NV 
$4,585
150
135
NJ 
$4,585
150
136
MN 
$4,299
100
137
IN 
$4,299
100
138
TX 
$4,299
100
139
NV 
$4,299
100
140
Laveen 
AZ 
$4,299
100
141
WA 
$4,299
100
142
Corona 
CA 
$4,299
100
143
CA 
$4,299
100
144
CA 
$4,299
100
145
CA 
$4,299
100
146
NV 
$4,299
100
147
OK 
$4,299
100
148
 
$4,299
100
149
IL 
$4,299
100
150
 
 
$4,299
100
151
NY 
$4,299
100
152
MI 
$4,299
100
153
NV 
$4,299
100
154
 
 
$4,012
75
155
NV 
$4,012
75
156
IN 
$4,012
75
157
CO 
$4,012
75
158
NV 
$4,012
75
159
CA 
$4,012
75
160
CO 
$4,012
75
161
CA 
$4,012
75
162
CA 
$4,012
75
163
CA 
$4,012
75
164
Howell 
MI 
$4,012
75
165
WA 
$4,012
75
166
TX 
$4,012
75
167
LA 
$4,012
75
168
NV 
$4,012
75
169
MN 
$4,012
75
170
CA 
$4,012
75
171
Boone 
NC 
$4,012
75
172
NV 
$4,012
75
173
NV 
$4,012
75
174
MO 
$4,012
75
175
OH 
$4,012
75
176
PA 
$4,012
75
177
NY 
$4,012
75
178
CA 
$4,012
75
179
WI 
$4,012
75
180
FL 
$4,012
75
181
NJ 
$3,725
50
182
OR 
$3,725
50
183
CA 
$3,725
50
184
NV 
$3,725
50
185
NV 
$3,725
50
186
CA 
$3,725
50
187
 
 
$3,725
50
188
CO 
$3,725
50
189
MN 
$3,725
50
190
 
 
$3,725
50
191
NV 
$3,725
50
192
 
 
$3,725
50
193
CA 
$3,725
50
194
NV 
$3,725
50
195
CA 
$3,725
50
196
OH 
$3,725
50
197
NV 
$3,725
50
198
CA 
$3,725
50
199
Miami 
FL 
$3,725
50
200
ME 
$3,725
50
201
CO 
$3,725
50
202
CA 
$3,725
50
203
NV 
$3,725
50
204
NV 
$3,725
50
205
AZ 
$3,725
50
206
SC 
$3,725
50
207
FL 
$1,863
25
208
IL 
$1,862
25