Sean Perry defeated Bill Klein heads-up to top the 43-entrant field to win the Venetian High Roller Event #3 $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em taking home the first-place prize of $365,500.
Getting to heads up action proved to be the most challenging part of the tournament as Klein, Perry, and Sam Soverel passed chips around the table for two and a half hours as each player held the chip lead at least three different times.
The stalemate was finally broken when Soverel moved all-in holding jack-eight of clubs against the ace-ten of diamonds for Klein. Soverel flopped a pair of eights, but Klein turned a pair of tens, and Soverel was eliminated in third place.
In what seemed like a distant memory Ali Imsirovic followed up his win in Event #1 with a fourth-place finish after having his pocket jacks cracked by Klein, who flopped trip tens.
Chris Brewer, who made the final table for the third time in as many days, was eliminated in fifth place when he ran his pocket fours into the pocket kings of Klein.
Shortly after the bubble burst Cary Katz and Sean Winter were eliminated in sixth and seventh place, respectively, after getting it all-in pre-flop in the same hand against Soverel.
Soverel held pocket jacks, Katz held pocket tens, and Winter held pocket queens in a brutal setup, and Soverel eliminated them both when he rivered a flush to take the chip lead going into five-handed play.
Vicent Bosca finished on the money bubble when his ace-jack ran into the ace-king of Soverel.
Other notables to finish just outside the money included David Coleman, Jason Koon, and Daniel Negreanu, who had the most memorable bust out of the tournament when he stood on the table and accidentally broke the plexiglass divider.
|Venetian High Roller Event #3: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results|
|Place||Name||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Sean Perry||United States||$365,500||219|
|2nd||Bill Klein||United States||$236,500||142|
|3rd||Sam Soverel||United States||$161,250||97|
|4th||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$118,250||71|
|5th||Chris Brewer||United States||$86,000||52|
|6th||Cary Katz||United States||$64,500||39|
|7th||Sean Winter||United States||$43,000||26|
Sean Perry opened to 200,000, and Bill Klein called.
The flop fell , and Klein checked. Perry fired 125,000, Klein called.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Klein checked for a second time.
Perry fired for 275,000, and Klein called.
The river fell the , and Kelin checked for the third time.
Perry fired for 875,000, and Klein used two-time extensions before announcing all-in for 1,975,000 total.
Perry called and tabled for flopped trips. Klein tossed his cards face down into the muck and was eliminated in second place for $236,500.
Sean Perry limped from the small blind, and Bill Klein checked his option.
The flop fell and Klein checked. Perry fired 150,000, Klein called.
The turn fell the , and Klein checked. Perry fired 325,000.
Klein put in the check-raise and announced all-in. Perry mucked, and Klein moved back into the chip lead.
Bill Klein completed from the small blind, and Sean Perry made it 325,000 to go. Klein called.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The hit the felt on the turn, and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Perry checked. Klein announced all-in, and Perry mucked.
Players are on a quick break, and play will resume shortly.
Big Blind Ante
Sam Soverel moved all-in for his last 1.1 million, and Bill Klein called.
The flop fell , and Soverel flopped a pair of eights to move into the lead.
The dealer burned and turned the to give Klein a pair of tens, and Soverel was in danger of elimination.
The on the river completed the board, and Soverel was eliminated in third place for $161,250
Sean Perry moved all-in from the small blind for 940,000. Bill Klein was in the big blind and called.
The board ran out and Perry turned a pair of tens to double.
Action folded to Sean Perry in the small blind, and he moved all-in. Bill Klein was in the big blind and called for 1,785,000 total.
The flop fell to give Klein a pair of queens, but Perry had a straight draw.
The turn completed Perry’s straight and put Klein at risk of elimination, but when the hit the river Klein made a bigger straight to double.
Bill Klein opened to 175,000, and Sean Perry called in the big blind.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The hit the felt on the turn, and Perry checked. Klein fired for 100,000.
Perry put in the check-raise to 325,000, and Klein used a time extension before tossing his cards into the muck.
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