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NACPT Choctaw Prelims -- Day 6 Results

LIPS Event Champ Lynn Sample Wins Event 11


Day six is a wrap at the inaugural Native American Casino Poker Tour Choctaw series, and with that we are only days away from the NACPT $1,000 main event, with day one kicking off on Saturday Dec. 10th.

To qualify players for the main event, super satellites will be running all Friday and mega satellites on Saturday morning. Each day during the preliminary events, $1,800 has been awarded in the form of vouchers for the satellites, which will guarantee that the satellites will be a great value and qualify plenty of players for the NACPT $1,000 main event.

In the meantime, three events came to a conclusion today, and here are the results:

Event 11 — $200 No-Limit Hold’em

Lynn Sample Lynn Sample of Bedford, Texas won her second tournament of the week when she took down event 11 today, earning $2,655 for her victory. This past weekend Sample came out on top of the $350 Ladies International Poker Tour event here at Choctaw. Sample says that she doesn’t normally prefer ladies events, but that, “My son told me, ‘Mom, you are three for three, with two wins and a second place in ladies events, so you have to keep playing them.’”

After her win over the weekend, Sample continued to play events, and followed up that win by topping event 11’s 47 player field today. “It’s felt really good to win two events and cash in a few more. I was going to go home tomorrow, but I think I will show up and play the noon event again tomorrow. If I can go back to back, I will stay and play the main event.”

Here is the complete payout information:

1. Lynn Sample — $2,655
2. Bruce Guin — $1,614
3. Cicely Payne — $1,142
4. John FInlay — $885
5. Christopher Champeaux — $755

Event 12 — $125 No-Limit Hold’em

Lance Garcia The 4 p.m. event of the day attracted 41 players, each putting up the $125 buy-in to build a $3,977 prize pool. In the end, Lance Garcia came out as the victor, earning $1,323 for his win. The Katy, Texas resident continued his run of success at the NACPT, which he started with an 11th place finish in the largest tournament of the series thus far, event 5. Here is the complet payout information for this event:

1. Lance Garcia — $1,323
2. Steven Gordon — $818
3. Christopher Cunningham — $569
4. Reid COnner — $441
5. Charles Stubblefield — $376

Nightly 7 p.m. $125 No-Limit Hold’em

Christopher Cook The final winner of the day was Christopher Cook of Plano, Texas. Cook beat out the 21 player field in the nightly 7 p.m. event to take the top prize of $794. Here is the complete payout information for the event:

1. Christopher Cook — $794
2. Gilbert Martinez — $476
3. Marc Porter — $317

Stay tuned to Card Player for more coverage of the inaugural NACPT Choctaw.