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Card Player Poker Tour -- Atlantis Reno Main Event 1B

Former World Champion Jerry Yang Advances in Northern Nevada

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Who will walk away with the championship trophy and $57,133 on Monday?Day 1B of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis Reno $1,080 no-limit hold’em main event saw a big turnout on Saturday in Northern Nevada.

The Day 1A turnout of 62 players was more than doubled, as 128 players took to the felt for Day 1B. This made for a total field size of 190 players, which created a total prize pool worth $184,300. The top 18 players will get paid at least $2,119. The winner will walk away with $57,133 on Monday.

Below is the full payout structure:

1: $57,133
2: $33,174
3: $21,195
4: $14,928
5: $11,519
6: $8,754
7: $6,819
8: $5,068
9: $3,594
10-12: $2,857
13-15: $2,396
16-18: $2,119

This year’s attendance represents 18.75 percent growth over this tournament in 2012. Last year’s main event attracted 160 players and the champion was Randy Gil, who took home the top prize worth $41,904. Gil is one of the 16 Day 1A survivors, who made it through with 42,800.

As for the Day 1B survivors, there were 24 players that advanced, and the overnight chip leader is Jerry Morrell with 267,300. He emerged with a large stack earlier in the day, and built steadily throughout the night to finish with the overall chip lead going into Day 2. The only other top stack that was even close to that was held by John Miner, who held 193,000 after eliminating Charles “Woody” Moore late in the day when his pocket aces topped the A-Q of Woody.

Jerry YangJerry Yang was one of the notables that survived on Day 1B. Despite some bad news earlier this week, Yang played strong on Saturday and bagged up 76,300 at the end of the night. A couple of poker pros that didn’t make it through Day 1B were couple Christina Lindley and David Randall. Randall was the first to go between them, and Lindley fell during Level 8 after she was crippled in a hand where her A-K offsuit fell in a bad beat against AHeart SuitKHeart Suit that hit a flush draw.

Tune back in to CardPlayer.com at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday to catch all of the Day 2 action from the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa as the final 39 survivors play down to a final table in Reno. NOTE: Day 1A survivor Somanath Nirakari decided to forfeit his Day 1A stack (20,000) in favor of his Day 1B stack (52,800), which explains the one-player disparity in the number of survivors.

Day 1B Chip Counts and Seat Draw:

Player Name Chip Count Seat Draw
Colin Padgett 50,200 Table 1 Seat 1
Table 1 Seat 2
Bill Lawlor 40,300 Table 1 Seat 3
Jeff Spruitenburg 13,900 Table 1 Seat 4
Somanath Nirakari 52,800 Table 1 Seat 5
Randy Gil 42,800 Table 1 Seat 6
Khanh Trinh 75,600 Table 1 Seat 7
Dick Hanley 36,800 Table 1 Seat 8
Mark Bansemer 32,000 Table 1 Seat 9
Matt Kramer 166,200 Table 2 Seat 1
Tim Baker 8,400 Table 2 Seat 2
Dustin Fox 95,700 Table 2 Seat 3
Steven Gibbs 44,500 Table 2 Seat 4
Cheryl Svenson 62,300 Table 2 Seat 5
Jerry Yang 76,300 Table 2 Seat 6
James Anderson 23,000 Table 2 Seat 7
Table 2 Seat 8
Roy Peters 43,100 Table 2 Seat 9
Bill Ross 75,700 Table 3 Seat 1
Tanya Kirk 56,700 Table 3 Seat 2
Khanh Ly 45,100 Table 3 Seat 3
Ty Kirkpatrick 21,200 Table 3 Seat 4
Cy Williams 59,100 Table 3 Seat 5
Table 3 Seat 6
Ralph Kingan 90,100 Table 3 Seat 7
Steven Michaelis 143,000 Table 3 Seat 8
Zak Gilbert 15,100 Table 3 Seat 9
Alan Mastic 108,300 Table 4 Seat 1
John Miner 193,000 Table 4 Seat 2
Jason Kawamoto 50,600 Table 4 Seat 3
John Deng 73,300 Table 4 Seat 4
Trish Potter 31,400 Table 4 Seat 5
Table 4 Seat 6
Jed Hoffman 91,000 Table 4 Seat 7
Howard Andrew 95,800 Table 4 Seat 8
Dinh Le 86,900 Table 4 Seat 9
Taylor Skeels 86,000 Table 5 Seat 1
Art Tanimoto 100,000 Table 5 Seat 2
Sam Lee 65,700 Table 5 Seat 3
Aaron Ensley 45,600 Table 5 Seat 4
Daniel Klein 62,700 Table 5 Seat 5
Jerry Morrell 267,200 Table 5 Seat 6
Table 5 Seat 7
Chuck Gekle 128,100 Table 5 Seat 8
Table 5 Seat 9