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Christopher Stephan Leads Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Main Event Going into Day 2

The Main Event Prize Pool Topped Out at More than $726,000

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The Card Player Poker Tour Wynn $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guarantee Main Event began March 11 and concludes Mar. 15 with the crowing of the first CPPT Champion of Season IV.

The main event drew a total of 499 players and the prize pool topped out at $726,045. The winner is slated to take home $150,662.

Christopher Stephan returns in front of then pack with 317,000 when the final 156 players return for Day 2 Mar. 14 at 12 p.m. Play will continue until the end of level 20. Day 2 survivors will return on Tuesday to play down to a winner.

Other notables with big stacks heading into day 2 include recent WPT L.A. Poker Classic main event fourth place finisher Sam Soverel (232,000), Matt Berkey (175,100),
Justin Young (161,500), David Levi (144,500), Bryn Kenney (121,100) and Jeremy Ausmus (103,400).

2015 champ Maxim SorokinDefending champion Maxim Sorokin’s run at a title defense is still alive, as he sits with 102,300. Last year he topped a field 248 entries to win $101,619.

Day 2 Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Christopher Stephan 317,800
2 Sam Soverel 232,000
3 Paul Jager 214,000
4 Julian Parmann 213,100
5 Ron Coury 207,400
6 Michael Ferrari 201,800
7 David Malka 197,400
8 Matt Berkey 175,100
9 Jonathan Dimmig 172,100
10 Dan Charbonneau 167,200
11 Sean Hegarty 163,100
12 Justin Young 161,500
13 Ricardo Alvarado 160,600
14 Steve Dunning 159,300
15 Patrick Truong 155,400
16 Brian Hansen 155,100
17 Ludovic Geilich 152,700
18 Paul Balzano 152,200
19 Matthias DeClercq 148,000
20 David Levi 144,500
21 Binswanger Klemens 143,700
22 Darrell Shock 138,800
23 Jesse Cohen 137,700
24 John Morgan 132,400
25 Benjamin Reinhart 129,800
26 Bryn Kenney 121,100
27 Juston Braden 120,000
28 Jonathan Hilton 116,700
29 Ryan Laplante 116,600
30 Salvatore Dicarlo 115,400
31 Brian Mancilla 106,500
32 Mikiya Takitani 104,700
33 Jeremy Ausmus 103,400
34 Marty Storozum 103,200
35 Shahram Sheikhan 102,700
36 Cody Slaubaugh 102,400
37 Maxim Sorokin 102,300
38 Craig Varnell 101,900
39 Benjamin Zamani 101,000
40 Bill Leunis 99,400
41 Jason Wheeler 97,500
42 D Kim 97,100
43 Samantha Cohen 95,900
44 Jordan Cristos 93,700
45 Frank Stepuchin 93,100
46 Kyle Welsh 92,400
47 Stephen Diamantas 92,400
48 Angelo Spinazzola 92,200
49 Craig Hartman 91,100
50 Srider Nadarajah 88,900
51 Samir Al-Shurieki 85,400
52 Michael Santos 85,400
53 Tom Kearney 83,700
54 Matthew Lengal 83,400
55 Jeff Coburn 83,300
56 Harry Kashka 82,800
57 Jon Dull 82,000
58 Charbel Azzi 80,800
59 Ron Stanley 80,800
60 Scott Epstein 79,900
61 Justin Schwartz 79,600
62 Christina Lindley 79,200
63 Brandon Wittmeyer 78,000
64 David Powers 77,700
65 Rich Dixon 77,200
66 Eric Blair 77,000
67 Keith Morrow 76,900
68 Harlen Miller 76,500
69 Gabriel Post 75,200
70 Ismael Bojang 74,900
71 Leo Wolpert 74,700
72 Stephan Diamantas 74,500
73 Ryan Leadem 73,600
74 David Goodman 72,900
75 Russell Serion 72,700
76 Jeff Madsen 71,100
77 Andy Rose 71,000
78 Hui Chen Kuo 70,400
79 Matt Parry 70,200
80 Alberto Sabogali 68,000
81 Michael Sinclair 67,700
82 Tyler Kenney 67,500
83 Bobby Poe 66,100
84 Timothy Chang 65,900
85 Ralph Wong 65,700
86 Thong Tran 65,000
87 Paul Radford 64,200
88 Ed O’Connell 63,600
89 William Reynolds 63,600
90 Nicholas Tsoukalas 63,200
91 Zach Ackley 62,300
92 Rumen Nanev 60,400
93 Andre Boyer 58,500
94 Mark Darner 58,300
95 Arianna Son 58,300
96 Ben Palmer 57,000
97 Joseph Skinner 55,400
98 Bruno Gmuer 55,400
99 Dennis Phillips 55,200
100 Steven Merrifield 55,200
101 Charles Robinson 55,000
102 Nikolai Sears 54,700
103 Steve Ryan 54,100
104 Dutch Boyd 53,600
105 John Ho 53,100
106 Jeff Mahoney 51,600
107 Joanne Liu 51,500
108 James Gilbert 50,100
109 Joseph Cheong 50,100
110 Dianna Norman 50,000
111 Stuart Marshak 48,400
112 Natalia Brevigueri 47,500
113 Jim Petzing 47,300
114 Sean Walton 46,800
115 Jonathan Chehanske 46,200
116 Dannis Camerron 44,600
117 Steve Zehngut 44,100
118 Ada Lang 44,000
119 Jay Ginsbach 43,700
120 David Novak 43,200
121 Kevin McPhee 40,500
122 Joe Serock 40,300
123 Kheang Tang 39,700
124 Jared Hamby 38,400
125 Eric Baldwin 37,900
126 James Slater 37,900
127 Ahmad Abghari 37,200
128 Sam Panzica 35,000
129 Dustin Lee 34,900
130 Guy Cicconi 34,700
131 Anthony Spinella 34,100
132 Cy Watson 34,000
133 Paul Lieu 34,000
134 Tony Gargano 33,500
135 Josh Greenberg 32,700
136 Griffin Abel 32,000
137 Mike Chan 31,800
138 Andrew Pierz 31,700
139 Rami Owera 30,600
140 Darren Rabinowitz 27,600
141 Sharon Levin 27,500
142 Joseph Iarussi 25,000
143 Kathy Liebert 25,000
144 Gary Bolden 23,700
145 Rollo Johnson 23,200
146 Krista Gifford 22,200
147 William Givens 22,100
148 Cosimo Farinola 21,600
149 Mike Del Vecchio 17,900
150 Ben Hamnett 17,400
151 Mitch Schock 16,400
152 Lisa Hamilton 15,700
153 Alex Condon 15,500
154 Russell Thomas 13,800
155 Giuseppe Pantaleo 12,900
156 Karen Sarkisyan 9,200