Moorman, Saout Pick Up Wins Away from the WSOP Madness

Antoine Saout's summer starts with a six-figure win at The Venetian. (Venetian photo)

The World Series of Poker schedule is in full swing and the competing properties around the strip have their series primed to take on the Rio.

The Venetian and the Wynn lead the charge and have big names to show off as winners of their events so far this summer.

Saout Reaches the Finish Line

Two-time WSOP Main Event final tablist Antoine Saout is in search of his first bracelet but picked up a consolation prize in The Venetian DeepStack Championship Series. The $600 $500,000 guaranteed SuperStack event attracted 1,600 runners and put over $820,000 in the prize pool.

Saout made it through a 15-hour Day 2 on June 2 and emerged victorious for $137,504. Other recognizable players who made the final table include Mega Millions winner Phuoc ‘Paul’ Nguyen and WSOP Circuit ring winner Blake Whittington.

The biggest event of The Venetian DSCS schedule is this week with the Mid-States Poker Tour $1,100 event bringing in a guarantee of $3.5 million.

1,227 entrants are in the field with two with two flights left to play. Through to Thursday’s Day 2 thus far are Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner, 2015 Main Event runner-up Josh Beckley, Aaron Mermelstein, and Harrison Gimbel.

By the time registration closes on Day 1D, over 4,000 players are expected to be in the field.

Moorman Starts his Summer with a Wynn

Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman earned his first WSOP bracelet last summer and now owns a new piece of hardware. The first of the Wynn Summer Classic single-day $1,100 $200,000 guaranteed events included 242 runners on June 3. Moorman outlasted all of them and chopped heads up with David Jackson to win the title and $55,085 first-place prize.

Whittington made this final table as well, finishing sixth for $9,697. The sixth-place finish at The Venetian earned Whittington another $27,907.

Single-day events are the trend at the Wynn up until June 14 when the first of three starting flights for the $1,100 $1,000 guaranteed event opens.

Odds and Ends

The ARIA Poker Classic features a menu of mixed game events. The $470 8-Game Mix tournament on May 30 caught players right before the WSOP. Season XV WPT Tournament of Champions victor Daniel Weinman took down the event and claimed $7,696 for beating 52 entrants. Among the players defeated by Weinman include ‘Miami’ John Cernuto.

Another former WPT Champion made good on another final table appearance. Season XII LAPC winner Sean Jazayeri went through a field of 827 to win The $600 $250,000 guaranteed SuperStack event on May 27 for $68,027.

What’s Next?

Planet Hollywood’s first seven-figure guaranteed event opens on June 6. The $600 $1 million event has six starting flights over three days with Day 2 unbagging on June 9.

Following the MSPT $1,100, The Venetian hosts another massive field. On June 9, the first of three starting days for the $600 $1 million guaranteed MSPT event kicks off.