Dan Sindelar Wins First Event At Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Las Vegas
Heads-Up Deal Determines Champion In Record 793-Player Field
Event No. 1 – $550 No-Limit Hold’em $250,000 Guarantee
Event no. 1 of the inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Las Vegas surpassed all expectations, drawing 793 entries to build a prize pool of $384,605. The $550 buy-in no-limit hold’em event decimated it’s $250,000 guaranteed prize pool by more than $130,000. After the three starting days, only 105 players remained to battle it out for the title and first-place prize of $73,074.
The final day featured numerous notable players, including Eric Baldwin (68th – $1,269), Christina Lindley (37th -$1,885), Osmin Dardon (30th – $2,231), Phil Collins (20th – $2,654), and Erica Schoenberg (11th – $4,923). A number of recognizable pros also made the final table, including 2012 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Brent Hanks (7th – $10,384), Matt Berkey (4th – $24,999) and Jimmy Tran (3rd – $34,999).
In the end Daniel Sindelar and Steven Hiltz made a deal heads-up that saw Hiltz take home $61,141 while Sindelar took home the title, a beautiful Wynn Classic trophy and $60,000. In addition to the title and the money, Sindelar also earned 456 Card Player Player of the Year points.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
*Players made a deal heads-up.
Event No. 2 – $550 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better
A total of 87 players turned out for this pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event, building a prize pool of $42,195. Only 10 players will make the money, with the eventual champion taking home the title and $13,080. Play was stopped after 15 levels with only 15 players remaining. The chip leader heading into the final day is David ‘The Maven’ Chicotsky with 145,500. 2013 World Series of Poker deuce-to-seven triple draw bracelet winner Randy Ohel is 12th in chips with 58,500.
Here is a look at the complete chip counts heading into the final day:
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