WPT Champions Cup

Three women – Kitty Kuo, Kyna England and Daniela Rodriguez – remain in contention for the WPT Venetian title, with the tournament down to a final table of six.

Only two other women have won World Poker Tour titles, Van Nguyen in 2008 and Ema Zajmovic in 2017, and all three players are in with a shot of adding their name to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup and winning $910,370 prize money.

The chip leader is Mike Liang, who narrowly leads from Chad Eveslage before a significant gap down to Tim McDermott who is third in chips. The final table resumes at midday on Wednesday, July 7, with live updates available on the World Poker Tour website.

WPT Venetian Final Table
(left to right) Kitty Kuo, Daniela Rodriguez and Kyna England

WPT Venetian Final Table

Rank Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Mike Liang United States 18,225,000 146
2 Chad Eveslage United States 17,725,000 142
3 Tim McDermott United States 4,500,000 36
4 Kitty Kuo Taiwan 2,700,000 22
5 Kyna England United States 2,575,000 21
6 Daniela Rodriguez Colombia 2,250,000 18

Day 3 Recap

A field of 39 players began Day 3, with Ari Oxman in the lead. Nine former champions were also part of the field, but Keven Stammen, Pat Lyons, Tony Tran, Harrison Gimbel and Ben Palmer were all among the first ten players eliminated.

John Hennigan then ran pocket sixes into the pocket tens of Michael Mizrachi to fall in 23rd place, and with the tournament down to two tables it was Kitty Kuo who sat in the lead with close to 200 big blinds.


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Tim McDermott wasn’t far behind, and after starting the day second in chips, he eliminated WPT Commentator and Champions Club member Tony Dunst in 13th place to lead the final 11 players at the dinner break.

Scotty Nguyen

Each player was guaranteed $72,410 at this point, with Poker Hall of Famer Scotty Nguyen the first eliminated after dinner at the hands of Kyna England. This meant England lead the final nine players who were redrawn around a single table.

The last remaining WPT Champion was Michael Mizrachi, who fell in ninth place after being rivered by Mike Liang. ‘The Grinder’ was followed out the door by Nacho Barbero, eliminated by Chad Eveslage. The final elimination of the day was Oxman who was eliminated by Mike Liang, with both Eveslage and Liang vying for the chip lead with just four big blinds separating them.

WPT Venetian Remaining Payouts

Rank Payout (USD)
1 $910,370
2 $606,890
3 $448,755
4 $335,200
5 $252,945
6 $192,855

Recent World Poker Tour Results

WPT Venetian marks the third Main Event of the WPT Season 19 after the WPT Online Series on partypoker and WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, won by Brian Altman.

It’s been a busy few months for the World Poker Tour, so why not check out this list of event recaps right here on PokerNews!

*Image courtesy of the World Poker Tour/Joe Giron

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