Lacay Tops WPT Venice Day 2

Lacay Tops WPT Venice Day 2

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Yesterday’s WPT Venice action came to an early conclusion as the initial 91 players had soon been whittled down to 36.

At the start of the day the tournament director had announced that six 90-minute levels were to be played, however, due to a spate of eliminations time was called after just four.

Among those hitting the rail during a brisk day of action was, John Eames, Grzegorz Wyraz and Alessandro Fasolis. However, as many fell a few would rise and by the close of the session it was Ludovic Lacay who dominated the chip counts with a stack of 351,400.

Indeed, the closest person to Lacay when the action restarts today will be Lauri Pesonen with 287,300. One player who will be brimming with confidence when the action restarts, is Marvin Rettenmaier. The German pro endured a torrid start to the day that saw him lose the majority of his chips. However, a late surge saw him rebuild his stack to 80,000 before doubling up to 160,000 with A-K in the final few hands of the session.

The pot put him firmly in the middle of Day 3’s starting pack and still in contention for not only the $180,097 top prize but his third WPT title.

There are plenty of other notable names still in contention for a big pay day including Mike Sexton (241,500), Kara Scott (113,400), Matt Salsberg (100,100), Liv Boeree (93,600), Daniel Cates (87,600) and Max Pescatori (57,800).

21 player will make the money with the min-cash standing at $6,964.

Tags: WPT Venice, Ludovic Lacay, Marvin Rettenmaier, Mike Sexton, Liv Boeree, Kara Scott, Daniel Cates