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Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw Final Day

20 Players Gun For $152,008 First Place Prize


T.J. CloutierSix-time bracelet winner T.J. Cloutier headlines the final 20 players at the 2012 Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw main event.

Cloutier enters the final day of play in ninth place overall, but has a tough uphill battle facing him if he wants to catch overnight chip leader Michael Newport.

Each player has navigated their way through a field of 800, guaranteeing themselves at least $6,437. All eyes, however, will be on the $152,008 reserved for first place.

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Here is a look at the overnight chip counts.

First Last Chip Count
Michael Newport 1,177,000
Maxx Dansky 1,032,000
Carlos Valdivieso 842,000
Travis Riffle 811,000
Pedro Rios 755,000
Tana Karnchanakphan 748,000
John Short 716,000
Ricky Green 687,000
T.J. Cloutier 625,000
Sterling Sovill 543,000
Miguel Hernandez 527,000
Chase Rudder 519,000
Jason Brewer 504,000
Calaeb Roland 459,000
William Jester 456,000
Gary Luther 428,000
Keith Carter 421,000
Matt Lawrence 340,000
Val Wood 221,000
Steve Mrozinski 195,000