CPPT Venetian: Oman Leads Stacked Final Table
The 2022 Card Player Poker Tour $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 363 total entries, surpassing the $750,000 guarantee to build a final prize pool of $816,750. After three starting flights and an action-packed day 2, there are now just nine players remaining with a shot at the title and the top prize of $176,221.
The chip leader (pictured above) is Carl Oman with 3,250,000. The Vancouver, Washington resident has nearly $495,000 in prior tournament earnings to his name, including a $188,139 win in the 2022 WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley main event this April.
Oman will have plenty of tough competition to deal with at the final table. The second-largest stack belongs to Dan Colpoys (2,850,000). The high-stakes tournament regular has nearly $2.8 million in career tournament earnings to his name and is well-positioned to add to that totally in a big way in this event. Hot on Colpoy’s heels is 2021 World Series of Poker main event 46th-place finisher Zachary Mcdiarmid 2,830,000.
Mcdiarmid won a big hand down the stretch on day 2, outrunning the pocket kings of two-time bracelet winners and Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman with ace-king to surge up the leaderboard. Shulman, the 2009 WSOP Europe main event champion, sits in the middle of the pack heading into the final table. He’ll be looking to join his wife Allyn Shulman, who won the first-ever CPPT Venetian main event, in capturing a title here.
The fourth-largest stack heading into the final day belongs to 2021 Wynn Millions main event champion Andrew Moreno. This final table will be a family affair for the Moreno’s, as Johnnie ‘Vibes’ Moreno, a well-known poker vlogger who came within one spot of winning a Mid-States Poker Tour title at Venetian, is also among the remaining nine contenders.
The Moreno brothers came into the day with a pair of top-seven stacks and drew the same starting table, and managed to both navigate their way to the final table.
2011 WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club main event winner John Riordan bagged up 1,6850,000, which is good for seventh place on the leaderboard. Rounding out the final table is 2019 World Poker Tour Venetian champion Ben Palmer (1,020,000) and 2022 LA Poker Classic main event runner-up Jayakrishnan Nair (955,000).
Day 2 of this event began with 82 players remaining from the field of 363. Only the top 46 were set to cash. In the end, there were three players eliminated during the same deal just one elimination before hand-for-hand was set to begin. As a result, three players ended up chopping the first min-cash for 46th place.
A number of notables cashed in this event but fell short of the final table, including 2013 WSOP main event champion Ryan Riess (40th), two-time bracelet winner Michael Wang (38th), five-time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (31st), 2021 WPT Five Diamond champion Taylor Black (30th), two-time bracelet winner David Jackson (24th), bracelet winner and WPT champion Dylan Linde (22nd), bracelet winner Jesse Yaginuma (21st), three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth (20th), 2011 WPT 2011 Seminole Hard Rock Showdown runner-up Curt Kohlberg (15th), 2016 WPT Five Diamond champions James Romero (12th), and Stanley Lee (11th).
Seth Krasne’s elimination in 10th place ($11,476) was the last of the night. The final nine played through the end of level 25 before bagging up for the night. The final table is set to resume at noon local time on Monday, Nov. 21. John Riordan will have the button.
Here is a look at the chip counts and seat assignments for the final table:
1. Johnnie Moreno – 1,740,000
2. Barry Shulman – 1,740,000
3. Jayakrishnan Nair – 955,000
4. Carl Oman – 3,250,000
5th Dan Colpoys – 2,850,000
6. Zachary Mcdiarmid – 2,830,000
7. Ben Palmer – 1,020,000
8. Andrew Moreno – 2,480,000
9. John Riordan – 1,685,000
These are the payouts still up for grabs:
Seth Krasne eliminated in 10th place
It folded to Andrew Moreno in the small blind and he moved all-in, putting Seth Krasne to the test for his last half a million or so. Krasne called with A-4 and was leading Moreno’s K-6 up until the river put four to a straight on the board, giving Moreno a winning king-high straight to earn the pot and eliminate Krasne in 10th place ($11,476).
Moreno chipped up to 1,850,000.
Stanley Lee Eliminated In 11th Place ($11,476)
Stanley Lee was all in with the same hand as his opponent Carl Oman. Both players had 10-9 offsuit. The board brought four diamonds to give Oman a winning flush. Lee earned $11,476 for his 11th-place finish.
Oman now has 3,750,000 after the hand.
Zachary Mcdiarmid Doubles Up
Barry Shulman raised to 80,000 from under the gun and Zachary Mcdiarmid three-bet to 300,000 from the small blind. It folded to Shulman who moved all-in. Mcdiarmid called for 1,400,000 and rolled over AK. Shulman revealed the KK.
The J95 flop was safe for Shulman, but the 10 turn gave Mcdiarmid quite a few additional outs with straight and flush draws to go with his overcard. The A on the river gave him a winning pair of aces. Mcdiarmid chipped up to 2,850,000 while Shulman’s stack slid to 2,200,000.
The blinds are up to 20,000-40,000 with a big blind ante of 40,000 for level 24.
This is the final level of the day. The players remaining will bag up for the night upon its completion.
Riordan River’s The Nut Flush
With a final board of KJ7J5Andrew Moreno bet 75,000 and John Riordan raised to 700,000.
Moreno went into the tank, but eventually made the call. Riordan rolled over the A3 and Moreno mucked. He slid to 1,400,000 after the hand, while Riordan chipped up to 2,970,000.
Krasne Triples, Moreno Doubles
We arrived to find a three-way all-in preflop ith Seth Krasne all-in and at risk for 355,000 total, with Andrew Moreno in and at risk for 1,145,000 more (1.4 million total) and Jayakrishnan Nair having both players covered.
The Q93JJ runout saw Krasne triple up to 1,145,000.
Moreno won the side pot to double to 2,290,000, while Nair fell to 1,100,000.