WPT Venice Carnival Day 1a – Yazychyan Early Leader

Carnival of Venice

There were two World Poker Tour events that started up yesterday, one in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star in which we have covered in another article and this WPT Venice Carnival. The event is being held in the glorious Casino Di Venezia Ca Vendramin and is offering the players the opportunity at becoming a WPT champion.

This one had a quiet Day 1a with just 51 players registering but as you all know it is the final flight of Day 1 that will bring in the better numbers.

37 of those 51 managed to survive into Day 2 and it was Tigran Yazychyan that came out at the top of the chip counts come the end of it. He amassed 91,525 throughout the day and is leading the likes of William Dorey, Andrea Dato and footballer turned poker professional Steve Watts in the top ten chip counts.

PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree also did enough to make her way into Day 2 but with a stack of just 22,000 she will have plenty to do once the cards get back in the air. She will be joined by the likes of Rocco Palumbo and Gerald Karlic in waiting to see who will be joining them from Day 1b into Day 2 on Tuesday.

Day 1 b will be getting underway in a few hours at 2.30pm local time and we will of course bring you a report on how it ends up tomorrow. We do expect a much larger field when the action gets back underway and we are certain there are going to be more big names taking their chances in this event. So pop in with us tomorrow to keep yourself fully up to date on all of the action from Venice.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Tigran Yazychyan – 91,525

2nd) William Dorey – 81,475

3rd) Alberto Fiorilla – 71,800

4th) Andrea Dato – 69,875

5th) Roberto Masullo – 68,595

6th) Claudio Di Giacomo – 66,850

7th) Sergio Castelluccio – 56,300

8th) Sotirios Koutoupas – 50,150

9th) Steve Watts – 46,000

10th) Georgios Karakousis – 43,700

Tomorrow will also see the prize pool information revealed so we will be able to let you know just how many players will be getting paid in the event and what the winner can expect for taking down the title.