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Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Casino -- Devron Miller Leads 29 Remaining Players From Day 1B

122 Players Enter Day 1B, Only 29 Survived To Day 2


Chip leader Devron Miller Day 1B of the Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Casino $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event drew 122 players, bringing the total number of entrants for the first two starting days to 231. With an even better turnout expected for Sunday’s start, this stop on the Card Player Poker Tour will almost certainly eclipse the $300,000 guarantee with ease.

The $1,100 buy-in tournament began at 1 p.m. and lasted until 2:30 a.m. After 12 levels of play, just 29 players remained. Those players will combine with the rest of the field on Monday for day 2.

Leading the way is Devron Miller with 353,100. Miller spent much of the day as either the outright chip leader or one of the top few stacks, but he solidified his lead on one of the final hands of the night when he played a huge pot with one of the other top stacks in the field Brian Patrick. Miller moved all-in over a 104,000 check-raise from Patrick on a JDiamond Suit7Spade Suit3Club Suit flop, and took down the gigantic pot after Patrick folded following several minutes in the tank. Patrick still ended the day as the second largest stack with 268,400.

Other large stacks from day 1B include Duey Duong (260,700), Andy Phan (194,200), Angelo Ray (194,500) and Phong “Turbo” Nguyen (151,900).

Notable players who played day 1B but didn’t survive include recently crowned WPT Player of the Year Matt Salsberg, 2007 WPT L.A. Poker Classic main event champion Eric Hershler, Dana Kellstom and Live At The Bike commentator and Card Player columnist Bart Hanson.

Here is a look at the day 1B chip counts:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Devron Miller 353,100
2 Brian Patrick 268,400
3 Duey Duong 260,700
4 Angelo Ray 194,500
5 Andy Phan 194,200
6 Andy “Shooter” Stracuzzi 186,000
7 Rob McVeigh 158,800
8 Phong “Turbo” Nguyen 151,900
9 Pogos Simityan 149,300
10 Jay Ishimaru 138,300
11 Victor Kruglov 136,200
12 Eric Semel 134,500
13 Kirk Drickman 122,000
14 Stan Hackett 120,100
15 Ron Miller 114,400
16 Vadim Baranovsky 114,100
17 Jeff Potts 108,000
18 Shahram Shahriani 107,800
19 Vikaas Sharma 105,100
20 Ahmad Hooshmand 98,400
21 Bruce Kramer 90,000
22 Stephanie Donahue 89,500
23 Diana Yang 74,000
24 Matt Rolph 62,100
25 Philip Hwang 54,300
26 Ryan Russ 40,900
27 Syed Kadri 28,000
28 Jonathan Stabb 13,200
29 Richard Baroukh 11,600