435 players were registered in the main event of Card Player Poker Tour Venetian in $5,000.
In the event the final 54 players were supposed to make the money. They would have had the earning of minimum payout of $11,237. So, all the players present at the final table was to take at least $47,444 home and the winner of the event gets the pocket of $536,858
The game started amid great euphoria and on day two after playing six and a half 90-minute just 62 players remained in the tournament. The tournament went for day three and here Erick Lindgren bagged up 642,000. Lindgren played well and won the big pot by the end of the night. He was holding 1010 on a flop of 1097.
The opponent of Lindgren had QJ and then the K hit he turned a straight, but luck was in the favor of Lindgren, the river was 9 to pair the board. This gave Lindgren a clear knockout. In the event Tommy Chen, emerged as an overall leader in the tournament after day 1 bagged the amount of 626,500. He is high on his heels.
Other players who won decently in the tournament are Adrian Mateos Diaz, Chance Kornuth, Aditya Prasetyo, Griffin Abel, Chris Oliver, Brendon Rubie and Joe Elpayaa.
Lindgren is very happy for his win in the tournament and congratulated his fellows on their respective win.