Kara Scott and Liv Boeree Flying the British Flag at WPT Venice

Kara Scott

The World Poker Tour Venice Grand Prix is down to just 36 players and UK & Ireland PokerNews are proud to see that we still have two players flying the Union Jack for us!

The PartyPoker Pro Kara Scott is the best placed of our last remaining duo as she has 113,400 chips in her possession. Scott worked some extremely long hours last week while working as the hostess on the PartyPoker.com Premier League VI and being around some of poker’s biggest names seems to have rubbed off on her. Of course, Scott is already an accomplished poker player in her own right, a poker player that has over $570,000 in live tournament winnings, but she is yet to cash in a World Poker Tour Main Event. We have our fingers crossed that Scott rectifies that statistic later today.

Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree, who begins Day 3 with a stack containing 93,600 chips, will keep Scott company in the historic Casino di Venezia today. Unlike Scott, Boeree has made it to the money places in a WPT Main Event, although you have to trawl through a plethora of results to find it. Boeree finished 37/338 in the 2009 Seventh Annual Five Star World Poker Classic ($25,000 buy-in) for a score of $40,855.

Along with our leading ladies, the WPT Venice Grand Prix still has some familiar faces among the 36 surviving players. Leading the way is the reigning European Poker Tour San Remo champion Ludovic Lacay (351,400), the legend that is Mike Sexton (241,500) has been busy proving you can teach an old dog new tricks and you can never write off “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier (187,700).

Day 3 of this fabulous event kicks off at 14:30CET and it could be a very short day indeed. The money bubble is guaranteed to burst as only 15 players need to be eliminated for that to happen, and we would not be surprised to see play halted when just 18 players remain. Good luck to Scott and Boeree, and indeed everyone else who is still in the WPT Venice Grand Prix Main Event.

WPT Venice Grand Prix End-of-Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Ludovic Lacay351,400
2Lauri Pesonen287,300
3Erion Islamay281,200
4Steve Behm263,800
5Giuseppe Pastura254,000
6Marcello Montagner249,000
7Mike Sexton241,500
8Francesco Delfonco225,000
9Gianluca Speranza205,400
10Angelo Recchia205,000

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