The World Poker Tour is hosting two different events in two different continents at the same time right now with the WPT Venice Carnival and WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star both attracting the big names. We will take you through how both events are shaping up and which players are looking on course to make some money at their respective events.
WPT Venice Carnival Day 1b – Taborsky Leads
Day 1b at the World Poker Tour Venice Carnival brought in another 92 players looking to turn March into a title winning month. This meant that the total entries so far in this event were now up to 143 with 68 of those on Day 1b joining the 37 that progressed into Day 2 from Day 1a.
The chip leader going into Day 2 will be David Taborsky after his chip count at the end of the day of 100,300 was good enough for him to beat out the likes of Charles Chattha and Massimo Mosele in the top ten.
Further down in the rankings on Day 1b but still going through into Day 2 where the likes of Giacomo Fundaro, Roberto Romanello, Sam Trickett, Kara Scott, Paul Tedeschi and Vasili Firsau.
Whilst they will be enjoying the fact that they are now through to Day 2, there are plenty that did not quite make it. The biggest of those names were Jamie Kerstetter, Jan Bendik and popular British pro David Vamplew.
— Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter) March 11, 2014
Day 2 will commence today at 2.30pm local time and will see the combined 105 survivors from the opening day flights get together once more in order to attempt a deep run in this event.
The Current Top Ten
1st) David Taborsky – 100,300
2nd) Charles Chattha – 97,850
3rd) Massimo Mosele – 81,000
4th) Andreas Goeller – 73,450
5th) Victor Nikolaevich Ilyukhin – 71,695
6th) Diego Zeiter – 67,750
7th) Viacheslav Igin – 67,150
8th) Lasse Frost – 63,300
9th) Max Pescatori – 59,975
10th) Eros Nastasi – 59,000
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Day 1b – Ke Leading
Day 1b at the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star was also completed not so long ago and this one brought in a field of 401 which was reduced to just 183 that would be joining the 117 survivors from Day 1a into Day 2.
Leading the field is Lucas Ke on 252,000, a little ahead of Ron Minnis on 232,300 and a top ten that includes big names such as Jeff Madsen, Phil Laak and Scott Seiver. Other big names progressed to as we saw Shaun Deeb, Matt Affleck and PokerStars Team Pros Vanessa Selbst, Randy Lew and Jason Mercier all do enough to take part in Day 2 a little later tonight.
It was a bad day at the office for the likes of Chris Moorman, Phil Hellmuth, Shannon Shorr, Barry Greenstein and Daniel Negreanu however as they failed to progress from Day 1b. They do however have right up until the start of Day 2 to register one last shot at this event.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Lucas Ke – 252,000
2nd) Ron Minnis – 232,300
3rd) Shankar Pillai – 201,000
4th) James Carroll – 191,100
5th) Carlos Villamarin – 182,000
6th) Jeff Madsen – 173,200
7th) Nam Le – 160,800
8th) Phil Laak – 147,300
9th) Scott Seiver – 141,800
10th) Erkut Yilmaz – 140,000