WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Kara Scott Fifth in Chips as WPT Venice Grand Prix Field Reduced to 18 Players

Kara Scott

Just 18 players remain in the World Poker Tour Venice Grand Prix Main Event and among them is one of our own. Kara Scott finished Day 3 with a 414,000 stack, which is enough to place her fifth in chips going into the penultimate day’s play.

Scott, who describes her playing style as “Tight-Crazy,” went about her business in a quiet yet deadly and efficient way, managing to almost quadruple the 113,400 chips she started with on Day 3 over the course of five 75-minute levels.

As you can see from the chip counts below, Scott is currently in fifth place but is only 56,000 chips behind the current leader, Erion Islamay. This is the third consecutive year Islamay has cashed in a WPT Venice Main Event , with him finishing 33rd in 2011 and 15th in the 2012 edition of the Grand Prix. We would put good money on Islamay besting that 15th play finish by the time this tournament is over.

Other notables who have progressed to Day 4 include Scott’s fellow PartyPoker Pro Mike Sexton (414,000), European Poker Tour San Remo champion Ludovic Lacay (402,000), Rocco Palumbo (378,000), World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Martin Staszko (251,000), and WPT Grand Prix de Paris winner Matt Salsberg (196,000)

The tournament resumes at 14:30CET and will continue until just six of them remain. At this point, the tournament will be paused for the last time and the final six players will have reached the televised final table, which will play out on Saturday.

WPT Venice Grand Prix End-of-Day 3 Top 10 chip counts

1Erion Islamay470,000
2Marcello Montagner460,000
3Giuseppe Pastura432,000
4Xia Lin425,000
5Kara Scott414,000
6Mike Sexton414,000
7Ludovic Lacay402,000
8Rocco Palumbo378,000
9Ivan Gabrieli295,000
10Martin Staszko251,000

WPT Venice Grand Prix prize distribution


Lead image courtesy of the World Poker Tour.

Thank you to those of you who have pointed out Kara Scott is Canadian, but we must also point out she has British citizenship and a British passport, hence UK & Ireland PokerNews adopting her as one of our own!

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