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2017 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic -- 271 Total Entries Build $239,212 Prize Pool

The Top 27 Finishers Will Make The Money With $58,608 For The Eventual Champion

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Chip leader Paul McLeanRegistration is officially closed in the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic $1,000 no-limit hold’em main event. With a total turnout of 271 entries, the $200,000 guarantee was easily surpassed and the final prize pool swelled to $239,212. The top 27 players will make the money in this event, with a min-cash of $1,818 and a first-place prize of $58,608. The eventual champion of this event will not only win the top prize and the trophy, they will also grace the cover of an upcoming issue of Card Player magazine!

Day 1A of the event drew 95 entries, with 19 players surviving to day 2. Day 1B saw 176 total entries, with 38 players making it through to the next stage.

The overall chip leader heading into day 2 is Paul McLean with 468,000. Close behind is day 1A chip leader Leo Kaplin with 358,500. The only other players aboe the 300,000 mark are Illan Kandiah (336,500) and Joe Catalano (301,200).

The remaining 57 players will combine into one field on day 2, which resumes with the start of level 16 at 11:00 a.m. local time.

The Seneca Gaming and Entertainment poker room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the first floor of the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. The 23-table room features 13 big screen televisions, free wifi, free drinks, free parking, player rewards and spreads a large selection of hold’em, stud and Omaha games. The gaming floor offers roughly 4,000 slot machines, table games and keno.

The world-class gaming facility opened in 2002 as the result of an $80 million remodel of the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center into a full-service casino. The property also features fine dining, star-studded entertainment, a health and wellness spa and many other premium guest amenities. For more information, or to book a room, call 716-299-1100 or visit the casino homepage.

To learn more about the CPPT and see other upcoming tour stops, visit the tour’s homepage.

Here is a look at the complete list of chip counts heading into day 2:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Paul McLean 468,000
2 Leo Kaplin 358,500
3 Illan Kandiah 336,500
4 Joe Catalano 301,200
5 Tommy Tomasello 268,500
6 Dave Grana 267,000
7 Michael Young 259,000
8 Jason Zawacki 238,000
9 Chris Licht 237,500
10 Ernie Guardarrah 212,500
11 Rob Reynolds 211,000
12 David Batka 203,000
13 Barbara Rogers 201,000
14 Jamil Hassan 197,500
15 Guy Klass 183,500
16 Thomas Mader 176,500
17 Dennis Durante 169,500
18 Steven Calvaneso 157,500
19 Blake Napierala 157,500
20 Daniel Lopez 155,000
21 Andy Ranaletti 154,500
22 Mike Latour 144,500
23 Silvio DeRubeis 142,500
24 Bradley Girdler 141,000
25 Cameron Bartolotta 135,000
26 Chris Meyers 122,000
27 Chris Damick 121,500
28 Patty Fitzgerald 118,000
29 Eric Natkinniemi 118,000
30 Joe Ciffa 116,500
31 Maurice Sessum 113,000
32 Jason Sagle 110,000
33 Tom Babiarz 109,500
34 Lou Procopio 108,000
35 Lue Huang 105,500
36 Karla Bow 102,000
37 John McCauley 101,000
38 Colin Padgett 96,000
39 Mark Roberts 95,500
40 Anne Jones 95,500
41 Rob Bourkney 90,500
42 Scott Muwara 89,500
43 Jason Sardo 73,000
44 Josh Steven 71,000
45 Frank Tatar 66,000
46 Michael Sesso 65,500
47 Hayden Glassman 62,500
48 Tadeusz Blaszczak 62,500
49 Joe Shaw 60,500
50 Barry Kruger 59,000
51 Andrew Martin 58,000
52 Jonathan Kyriakides 53,500
53 Griffin Risteuski 52,500
54 Charles Johnson 42,500
55 Paula Rasmussen 42,000
56 Alan Findlay 40,000
57 Harry Binda 35,000

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