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Chan Pelton Wins Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event

Chan Pelton Bested a Field of 656 Players

by Diana Cox |  Published: May 13, 2015


The latest addition to the Card Player Poker Tour Hall of Fame is Chan Pelton, who won the CPPT Choctaw main event for $130,455 and 840 Card Player Player of the Year points. Pelton outlasted a field of 656 players in the $1,080 no-limit hold’em $300,000 guarantee main event for the largest live score of his career. Pelton also outlasted a final table which included defending champion Austin Lewis, last year’s runner-up Gary Luther and Miguel Hernandez, who was the runner-up during this event’s inaugural stop back in 2012. The heads-up match came down to Pelton and Andrew Watson, with Pelton having a large chip advantage right until the end. Pelton limped in from the button and Watson checked his option. After a flop of 763 Watson checked and Pelton bet 300,000. Watson raised all-in and Pelton snap-called. Pelton’s 54 was far ahead of Watson’s 32 and the board completed ...

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