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Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw -- Day 3 Results

Event 4 Smashes Guarantee, Three Winners Determined


Much like the days that preceded it, the third day of preliminary events at the inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw saw guarantees smashed, huge fields and sizable payouts in affordable-buy-in events.

Here is a look at the results from Saturday’s events:

Event 1 — $235 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry ($100,000 Guarantee)

Michael FitzgeraldThe first event of the CPPT had a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, but with two starting days that each filled the tournament room to the brim, the final numbers far exceeded expectations. Ultimately, 936 entries built an $181,584 prize pool, nearly doubling the guarantee.

In the end Michael Fitzgerald from The Woodlands, Texas emerged victorious, taking home the $33,779 first-place prize and a CPPT trophy.

Here is the complete payout information from the final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 Michael Fitzgerald $33,779
2 Jan Murcek $20,900
3 Jason Benanzer $15,426
4 Jelani Bolton $11,542
5 Huy Nguyen $8,744
6 Carson Weiland $6,708
7 Patrick Carroll $5,209
8 Gilbert George $4,096
9 Matthew Colvin $3,258

Event 4 — $345 No-Limit Hold’em ($150,000 Guarantee)

The guarantee smashing continued with event 4, which sported a $150,000 guarantee. A total of 779 players posted the buy-in, building a $222,015 prizepool.

81 players made the money, and play ended with 53 players remaining to battle for the title and the $44,402 first-place prize.

Event 5 — $235 No-Limit Hold’em

Jimmy BunchEvent 4 drew such a great turnout that the start of event 5 was delayed by an hour to ensure that enough tables in the sizable tournament room would be free. Eventually, 260 players posted the $235 buy-in to build a $49,400 prize pool.

As a result of the late start and solid field, the sun came up before Jimmy Bunch found himself the last player standing, earning $12,101 and a CPPT trophy for the win.

Here is the complete payout information from the final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 Jimmy Bunch $12,101
2 Grant Hendren $7,478
3 Ralph Price $5,403
4 Traver Turney $3,976
5 Tammy Spencer $2,979
6 Aaron Fick $2,270
7 Archie Gregory $1,759
8 Graham Yohe $1,385
9 Terrence Ridgely $1,108

Nightly 7 p.m. $125 No-Limit Hold’em

Lee Ann HammondLee Ann Hammond became the first female player to take down a tournament at the Card Player Poker Tour, winning the $125 buy-in for the nightly event for $3,493. A total of 120 players entered on Saturday, building a $11,640 prize pool.

Here is the complete payout information from the final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 Lee Ann Hammond $3,493
2 Aubrey McBride $2,158
3 Anne McClelland $1,537
4 Daphne Turner $1,116
5 Daniel Ahern $827
6 April Jones $624
7 Dayna Wale $480
8 Jimmy Dang $376
9 Christopher Patterson $300

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