Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 Buy-in Main Event had its last day this Sunday and the new winner was determined. Javier Gomez from Spain survived all six days of the poker tournament and amassed more than half a million dollars for his deep run in it.
The event was hosted at The Venetian in Las Vegas and hundreds of poker pros from all around the world gathered to show their big potential and their best performance. Gomez went through a prolonged final table against some of the most renown poker players present at the venue and managed to swell his lifetime earnings with yet another earning. At the moment he boasts a total of $1.5 million won at poker championships and events in his career so far.
At the beginning of the final table Gomez was the unofficial leader, holding most of the chips at the table, but of course, his sail was not smooth. He faced another professional in the poker world, Paul Hoeler from Germany, who provided him with a dynamic battle. However, it was all really calm and both players were enjoying a beer while showing their best game. Also on the final table was another powerful poker player, the former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin Jacobson.
He went all the way up to the third position and defeated the rest of the field. This is how the top three poker player came to the conclusion they should set up a deal among themselves. They decided to leave $135,000 which will be distributed equally to each one of them, while still counting on a chop on the chips they collect. They played for the Card Player Poker Tour trophy as well. When they sensed they are playing way too deep, the top three poker players decided to cool down a bit and doubled the blinds. They amounted to 100,000-200,000 after the decision had been made.
The table might have been extensive, but the air was very relaxed and most of the players seemed to be enjoying a friendly game of poker, without the added pressure of an enormous prize and a trophy. Gomez was determined to win the tournament and he managed to double up several times before the final hand put an end to the game. Javier Gomez won $561,349, Paul Hoefer finished second and received $393,621, while Martin Jacobson followed closely and claimed the third place.
The Card Player Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 Buy-in Main Event gathered 688 players and the prize pool reached the impressive $3,199,200. Day 3 saw the bursting of the money bubble and 72 players made the cash, starting from $10,557 all the way up to the biggest money.