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Scott, Sexton Charging as WPT Venice Down to 18
Just 18 players remain at WPT Venice and two Party Poker teammates -- Kara Scott and Mike Sexton -- are among the contenders for a spot at the final table.
Scott, more known for being the tableside host of ESPN's WSOP broadcast but who has a second-place finish at the 2009 Irish Open on her résumé, had an impressive day to move up all the way to fifth overall heading into Day 5.
With 414,000 in chips, she's actually in a dead heat with fellow Party Poker rep and poker legend Mike Sexton, who also bagged 414,000.
The two trail chip leader Erion Islamay by about 60k heading into tomorrow.
Lacay Hangs On, Boeree Busts
Day 3 chip leader Ludovic Lacay wobbled over the day but managed to pull back a few big pots late and finish seventh overall with 402,000.
Also keeping a stack alive to make a run at the final table are Italian up-and-comer Rocco Palumbo (378,000), WSOP Main Event runner-up Martin Staszko (251,000), WPT Paris champ Matt Salsberg (196,000) and Finn Lauri Pesonen (195,000).
Notables busting out just short of the money today were Max Pescatori, Marvin Rettenmaier, Dan "Jungleman12" Cates and Liv Boeree.
The top 10 in chips heading into Day 5:
- 1. Erion Islamay 470,000
- 2. Marcello Montagner 460,000
- 3. Giuseppe Pastura 432,000
- 4. Xia Lin 425,000
- 5. Mike Sexton 414,000
- 6. Kara Scott 414,000
- 7. Ludovic Lacay 402,000
- 8. Rocco Palumbo 378,000
- 9. Ivan Gabrieli 295,000
- 10. Martin Staszko 251,000
Action picks up at the Casino de Venezia at 2:30 pm local time and will play down to the final TV table of six. Follow along with the WPT Live Updates team and watch the final table live stream on Saturday.