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Poker Leaderboard: CPPT Earnings

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 24, 2021

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Ankush Mandavia defeated a field of 652 entries to win the most recent Card Player Poker Tour main event held at Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, earning $260,000 as the champion. This victory was enough to see Mandavia climb into sixth place on the tour’s all-time money list. This was the second time that Mandavia earned a six-figure score in a CPPT event, having placed fifth in a $5,000 buy-in CPPT Venetian event back in 2017 for $166,358.

The all-time earnings leaderboard for the CPPT is dominated by players who have performed well at Venetian, as the venue has consistently been one of the highest buy-in tournaments on the tour. In fact, the top four players on the tour’s money list are all CPPT Venetian champions.

Jon Turner is at the very top of this list with $737,858, having won two separate CPPT Venetian events. He outlasted a field of 537 entries in the $5,000 buy-in event held in the summer of 2016, earning $536,858 after besting Artem Metalidi heads-up for the title. Turner won his second title in December of 2018, topping a field of 341 in a $3,500 buy-in tournament to add another $201,000.

The 2017 CPPT Venetian $5,000 buy-in event was won by Spanish poker pro Javier Gomez. He defeated a massive field of 688 entries to secure the top prize of $561,349. This victory accounts for nearly all of his $599,735 in total earnings on the tour, enough to place him second on this leaderboard.

The 2018 running of the $5,000 buy-in event at Venetian drew 547 entries, with 2015 Card Player Player of the Year award winner Anthony Zinno coming out on top in the end to earn $466,670. One of Zinno’s first final-table finishes in a major event came at the 2013 CPPT Venetian. Before he won his three World Poker Tour main events and two WSOP bracelets, Zinno’s fourth-place finish for $86,964 was the largest score of his then-fledgling career. With $575,075 in total CPPT scores, Zinno rounds out the top three on the tour’s all-time money list. ♠