The World Poker Tour 2019 Venetian ran for the first time between 22nd to 26th March. The $3,500 Main Event was the highlight of the series. It attracted a total number of 734 entries and topping it was USA’s Ben Palmer. He ended up earning $431,655 (INR 2.97 Crores) as the first place cash prize. He also won the Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions ticket worth $15,000 which will be hosted later in the year.
The final day of the Main Event, Day 4 saw 9 players returning to action with Palmer. The Final Table of 6 was set when the 3 players Sean Yu, Jay Farber and Skip Wilson busted at 9th, 8thand 7th positions respectively.
At hand 268 of the game, Palmer had a sizeable lead and was looking to deal the final blow to his heads-up opponent Tony Gargano. Gargano jammed with Ace-four and Palmer called with Queen-ten suited. Palmer ended by making two pair on the board and swept the table clean of chips. Gargano settled for $277,760 as runner-up cash prize.