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Brent Hanks Wins Second Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Las Vegas Title

Las Vegas Pro Has Final Tabled All Three Events He's Entered At The Wynn


Event 5 – $440 No-Limit Hold’em $100,000 Guarantee

A total of 478 entries were made in the fifth event of the inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Las Vegas, blowing away the $100,000 guarantee to build a $185,464 prize pool. The last player standing was none other than Brent Hanks, who has had an impressive run so far at the CPPT Wynn, final tabling all three events he has been able to enter (he was prevented from playing events 2 and 4 because he was still in the prior day’s events.)

Augustino and Hanks heads-up for the titleIn the span of just over a week Hanks has finished seventh in the massive kickoff event for $10,384, then topped a field of 200 to win event no. 3 to $10,500 more just days ago, and finally won this huge event, taking home $35,650 and 360 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. In doing so, Hanks has become the first player ever to win two titles on the Card Player Poker Tour, and also the first to make three final tables.

Hanks’ road to the title was not necessarily a smooth one. He was one of the largest stacks with 20 players remaining, but saw his stack dwindle down to less than ten big blinds just before the players combined to the final table.

Phil CollinsJimmy Tran, at his second final table of the series, hit the rail in fourth place with $13,724, leaving play three handed with Nicholas Augustino holding the chip lead and Hanks and Phil Collins in second and third chip position respectively. Hanks eliminated Collins when his pocket jacks held up against ASpade Suit8Club Suit, giving Hanks a modest chip lead and sending Collins to the rail with $19,288.

Hanks and Augustino made a deal heads-up, agreeing to chop the remaining prize money, leaving the title, the trophy and just over $5,000 to play for. Hanks slowly began to extend his lead, and on the final hand Augustino moved in his short stack with 9Club Suit5Club Suit and Hanks called with AClub Suit7Spade Suit. The board ran out ADiamond Suit9Heart Suit6Spade Suit8Club Suit3Diamond Suit, sending the pot and the title to Hanks. Augustino took home $30,000 and 300 POY points for his runner-up finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Brent Hanks $35,650 360
2 Nicholas Augustino $30,000 300
3 Phil Collins $19,288 240
4 Jimmy Tran $13,724 180
5 Rashad Daoudi $10,015 150
6 Gary Laduca $7,604 120
7 Seth Schueler $5,749 90
8 Desmond Portano $4,266 60
9 Paul Nguyen $3,246 30

Event 6 – $550 No-Limit Hold’em

A total of 150 players turned out for this $550 buy-in no limit hold’em event. Only 15 would make the money, with the top prize reaching $18,915. A total of 13 players survived to the final day of play, with Samer Alshurieki holding the chip lead with 384,000.

Here is a look at the chip counts for the remaining 13 players:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Samer Alshurieki 384,000
2 Champie Douglas 295,000
3 Bryan Pierce 289,000
4 Frank Azeveb 200,500
5 Al Colaizzi 165,000
6 James Epner 159,000
7 Micheal Schwartz 157,000
8 Viznja Luetic 122,000
9 Ronnie Lawton 111,500
10 Joseph Gray 110,000
10 Dan Alspach 110,000
12 Lily Newhouse 84,000
13 Uli Suratos 54,000