The Venetian Proves a Happy Hunting Ground For Sean Perry

Sean Perry won a second $25,000 Super High Roller event at the Venetian, Las Vegas, two months after last emerging victoriously.

Sean Perry helped himself to another poker title and another at the Venetian, Las Vegas. Perry won a $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2021 Venetian Deepstack PokerSeries in June and walked away with $365,500. Victory in another $25,000 Super High Roller event at the Venetian resulted in another $290,000 making its way to Perry’s bank account.

A compact field of 29 entrants meant only the final five finishers won a slice of the $725,000 prize pool. Sean Winter’s elimination, at the hands of Cary Katz, set the nine-handed final table. Eric Worre crashed out in ninth place with Ah-Kh versus Antonios RoungerisAc-Kc. Roungeris’ ace-king improved to a club flush by the river to send Worre home with a bad beat story.

Chris Brewer busted in eighth-place when his Ac-7s failed to stay ahead of Andrew Lichtenberger’s Kh-Jh. A king on the flop and another in the river reduced the player count by one.

PokerGO co-founder Katz saw his tournament end in a seventh-place finish. Katz committed his chips with Tc-9c on a Td-Js-8h-5d board, and Ali Imsirovic snap-called with 5s-5c. The 6d river saw Katz head for the showers.

Nick Petrangelo burst the money bubble with his exit in sixth. Petrangelo doubled through both Sam Soverel and Perry before pushing his Ah-7h into Soverel’s As-Th. Soverel turned a straight on the Jh-2c-Kd-Qd-6h board, and Petrangelo busted.

Perry Puts His Foot On The Gas

Perry soared into the lead when he won a chunky pot from Imsirovic, and he never looked back. A player of Perry’s quality rarely loses from such a dominant position.

The field thinned when Lichtenberger’s 7d-7h lost to Roungeris’ superior 9d-9c. Soverel crashed and burned in fourth after losing a coinflip to Perry. Soverel had just doubled through Imsirovic with Ah-Ad versus Kd-6d but headed for the showers when his 7s-7d lost to Perry’s Ks-Qc courtesy of a Qs-3d-5c-Jh-4c board.

Imsirovic’s latest deep run ended in a third-place finish worth $116,000. Imsirovic moved his short-stack all-in with Kh-3h, and Perry called with Ah-Jd. A 7d-Qh-3c-7s-Jc board sent Imsirovic packing.

Perry held a 10-to-1 chip lead over Roungeris going into heads-up. Unsurprisingly, the contest ended rather quickly. Perry raised before calling Roungeris’ 335,000 shove with 3s-3d. Roungeris showed Ac-6c. A final board reading 8h-Kh-7h-Ks-Qd busted Roungeris and crowned Perry the champion.

Venetian High Roller Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results

Place Player Prize PokerGO Tour Points
1 Sean Perry $290,000 174
2 Antonios Roungeris $188,500 113
3 Ali Imsirovic $116,000 70
4 Sam Soverel $79,750 48
5 Andrew Lichtenberger $50,750 30

Current PokerGO Tour Standings

This latest Venetian victory sees Perry close the gap on Imsirovic in the PokerGO Tour standings. Players earn points for cashing in live events whose buy-ins are at least $10,000. More than 150 events award points, giving players the chance to win bragging rights and more cash.

The winner banks $100,000, second-place nets $50,000, with third-place worth $25,000.

Imsirovic is flying high right now with 2,530 points. Twenty-one cashes, including nine victories, padded Imsirovic’s bankroll with $3,140,960. Perry is hot on Imsirovic’s heels with 17 cashes, four wins, and $2,600,698 in earnings. Those results are worth 1,847 points.

Sean Winter, Sam Soverel, and Cary Katz make up the top five. There is little to separate the next five stars, Andrew Moreno, Clayton Maguire, Toby Lewis, Chris Brewer, and Alex Foxen.

Place Player Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1 Ali Imsirovic 2,530 9 21 $3,140,960
2 Sean Perry 1,847 4 17 $2,600,698
3 Sean Winter 1,614 2 15 $2,633,320
4 Sam Soverel 1,598 3 16 $2,366,501
5 Cary Katz 1,432 2 16 $2,396,200
6 Andrew Moreno 1,200 1 1 $1,460,105
7 Clayton Maguire 1,200 1 $1,443,757
8 Toby Lewis 1,200 1 $1,235,204
9 Chris Brewer 1,095 2 14 $1,615,520
10 Alex Foxen 1,023 1 14 $1,207,786

Brad Johnson

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