Jacob Perry Wins Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian Main Event


The 2022 Mid-States Texas Hold’em Trip Venetian, which was the final large-field no-limit hold ’em tournament for Texas hold’em, concluded on December 30th with Jacob Perry emerging as the champion after a heads-up deal. Jacob Perry won the title and $99,084 in cash prize after outlasting a field of 643 total entries in the $1,100 buy-in tournament. This victory marks his biggest cash advance yet, bringing his total career earnings to over $470,000.

The tournament took place over three days, with only 71 players advancing to day 2 out of the 643 cumulative entries from both starting flights. Notable players who made deep runs include Joao Simao, Barry Shulman, Jeremy Ausmus, Shannon Shorr, and Ryan Laplante, among others.

At the nine-handed final table, Ezequiel Waigel, the 2021 Card Player Texas hold’em Scenic tour Venetian main event winner, was in the lead. The final table saw some quick eliminations, with Peter Mullin, Tamas Lendvai, Richard Alati, and Kenny Huynh all falling in quick succession. Angela Jordison, who made her eighth final-table appearance of the year, was eliminated in fifth place.

Waigel was eventually eliminated in third place after losing a big hand to Abhisek Panda. Panda and Perry then entered into a heads-up battle, with Perry eventually winning the title after making a flush in a big pot. The two players then agreed to a deal, with Perry securing the championship and $99,084 while Panda took home $97,612 as the runner-up.

MSPT Venetian Main Event Final Table Results

1 Jacob Perry Branchville, New Jersey $99,084*
2 Abhisek Panda Cupertino, California $97,612*
3 Ezequiel Waigel Argentina $58,016
4 Nipun Java Las Vegas, Nevada $41,573
5 Angela Jordison Crooked River Ranch, Oregon $31,335
6 Kenny Huynh Sewell, New Jersey $23,269
7 Richard Alati Phoenix, Arizona $17,064
8 Tamas Lendvai Las Vegas, Nevada $13,341
9 Peter Mullin Cocoa, Florida $10,548