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3-Bet: Vikenty Shegal, Michael Brinkenhoff & Victoria Livschitz Win Venetian Las Vegas High Roller Titles

Vikenty Shegal, Michael Brinkenhoff & Victoria Livschitz
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  • RUPAM THAKUR May 10, 2022
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This 3-bet report brings you brief updates from three recently-concluded high roller tournaments at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

The high roller tournament action returned to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas from May 5 to 7. The Venetian Poker Room hosted three single-day high rollers as a part of the 2022 PokerGO Tour. Players registering before the start of the event got the rake waived off.

The Venetian Las Vegas High Roller Event #5: $10K NLHE saw Indo-American Vikenty Shegal (cover-left) claiming his career second PokerGO Tour title for $136,000. Bracelet winner Dylan Linde finished runner-up for $88,400.

Michael Brinkenhoff (cover-middle) won Event #6: $10K NLHE for a career-best $105,800 after beating Shannon Shorr (2nd for $64,400) heads-up.

Event #7: $15K NLHE was taken down by Victoria Livschitz (cover-right), who outlasted the four-player field to win her first PokerGO Tour title for $60,000.

Vikenty Shegal Champions Event #5: $10K NLHE For $136,000

The first of the three high rollers, Event #5: $10K NLHE, had Vikenty Shegal topping the 34-entry field to claim his career second PokerGO Tour title for $136,000. Dylan Linde settled for a runner-up payday worth $88,400.

Vikenty Shegal eliminated six of his final seven opponents en route to his first title win of the year. The Indian-origin player has had an impressive year already with nine ITM scores, including eight final table finishes, collectively worth $776,731. According to his Hendon Mob profile, Shegal now has $2,332,198 in live tournament winnings.

The $10,000 buy-in event collected $340,000 in the prize pool and paid out five places.

Elvis Toomas was knocked out in sixth place as the money bubble assuring the remaining five players a min-cash of at least $23,800.

Entering the heads-up match, Vikenty Shegal held a four-to-one chip lead over the WSOP bracelet winner Dylan Linde. After bringing Linde down to just ten big blinds, Shegal limped in with , and Linde moved all-in with . The board gave Linde a set of nine, but Shegal hit a flush to take down the title.

Vikenty Shegal
Vikenty Shegal


Complete Results (USD)

  1. Vikenty Shegal – $136,000
  2. Dylan Linde – $88,400
  3. Isaac Kempton – $54,400
  4. Alex Foxen – $37,400
  5. Daniel Colpoys – $23,800


Michael Brinkenhoff Wins Event #6: $10K NLHE For $105,800

The second event of the Venetian Las Vegas High Roller series, Event #6: $10K NLHE, attracted 23 hopefuls to generate $230,000 in the prize pool. Michael Brinkenhoff took down the title for a career-best $105,800 after defeating Shannon Shorr (2nd for $64,400) in the heads-up play.

The win brought Brinkenhoff his first recorded live tournament victory, boosting his lifetime cashes to $250,896. While this was his best score, his previous top score was a seventh-place finish in Event#45: $5K NLHE at the 2017 WSOP for $59,107.

With the top four places getting paid, the Event #5 runner-up finisher Dylan Linde was eliminated on the money bubble in fifth place.

Michael Brinkenhoff entered the heads-up finale holding a slight chip lead over Shannon Shorr. Brinkenhoff lost the lead briefly before getting back on top. On the final hand, Shorr moved all-in with and Brinkenhoff called off with . The flop gave Brinkenhoff the winning flush and his first live title.

Michael Brinkenhoff
Michael Brinkenhoff


Complete Results (USD)

  1. Michael Brinkenhoff – $105,800
  2. Shannon Shorr – $64,400
  3. Andrew Lichtenberger – $36,800
  4. Anthony Hu – $23,000


Victoria Livschitz Wins Event #7: $15K NLHE For $60,000

The final event of the Venetian High Roller series, Event #7: $15K NLHE, saw Victoria Livschitz topping the four-player field to win her first PokerGO Tour title for $60,000.

The win boosted Livschitz’s live tournament earnings to $162,585.

The final event started with only four players. After Barry Hutter and Anthony Hu were eliminated in fourth and third place, registrations were closed to preserve the tournament’s integrity.

The heads-up started with Event #5: $10K NLHE winner Vikenty Shegal holding the chip lead over Victoria Livschitz and soon extended it to a 3:1 lead. Livschitz came back in the game after limp-shoving jack-ten into Shegal’s pocket kings. Livschitz flopped a pair and then hit a runner-runner straight to double back into contention. After that, she doubled up again to take a nearly three-to-one lead over Shegal.

On the final hand, Shegal moved all-in with pocket deuces, and Livschitz called with pocket fives to take down her first live title.

Victoria Livschitz
Victoria Livschitz


Complete Results (USD)

  1. Victoria Livschitz – $60,000


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