Sean Perry is having a breakout year on the live tournament circuit. The 23-year-old poker pro emerged victorious in the 2021 Venetian High Roller $25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, securing his second title at his ninth final table of 2021.
Perry overcame a field of 43 total entries in the high-stakes tournament to lock up the top prize of $365,500. He has now cashed for $1,693,618 in live tournament so far this year, which accounts for the majority of his $2.6 million in career earnings.
As a result of his incredible run, Perry has put himself among the top contenders in the Card Player Player of the Year race. His latest victory added 420 points to his annual total, putting him in fourth place in the overall 2021 POY race standings, sponsored by Global Poker.
This event was part of a trio of high-stakes tournaments held at The Venetian Poker Room over Memorial Day weekend, all three of which were part of the PokerGO Tour’s inaugural season. Perry added 219 rankings points to his total for the year, enough to maintain his hold on the second-place spot on the PokerGO Tour Leaderboard, which will be tracking results in high-stakes tournaments with buy-ins of $10,000 or higher throughout the year.
This event’s 43-entry field built a prize pool of $1,075,000 which was paid out among the top seven finishers. Daniel Negreanu was knocked out just a few spots shy of the money, and jokingly attempted to break down the plexiglass barrier at the table. Negreanu must not have known his own strength, though, as he ended up actually knocking over a segment of the plexiglass. PokerGO live reporters caught the destruction on video and uploaded it to social media, prompting Negreanu to share.