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Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville: 55 Players Advance to Day 2

Main Event Surpasses $300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool


The two day-one starting flights at the Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville $1,500 no-limit hold’em main event are in the books and a total of 55 players have advanced to Day 2 on Sunday, September 9. That number consist of the 21 players that survived Day 1A on Friday, and the 34 that made it through Day 1B on Saturday.

The total number of entrants here in Northern Florida was 255 players and the total prize pool tops the $300,000 guarantee at $344,250. The champion will take home $96,395 on Monday, September 9, and the top 27 players will get paid a minimum of $3,098. Tomorrow will be action packed as we both burst the money bubble and set the final table lineup.

Balel AssiThe overall chip leader for Day 2 is Balel Assi, a player who dominated on Day 1B and ends the night with 241,600. Other top stacks include Jeff Prediletto with 232,500, Jason Cummings with 200,500, Chris McNamara with 166,900, Josh Flamm with 152,200, and Day 1A chip leader Tyler Denson with 146,000. Notables that have advanced to Day 2 include Maurice Hawkins, James Joyner, David Tuthill, and Stephen Bokor. Some big names that were lost during the Day 1 flights include Harrison Gimbel, Joseph Couden, and Dan Makowsky.

Tune back in on Sunday at noon ET for Live Updates as the field plays down to a final table. That final table will then begin at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, and you can watch every hand on live stream video here on

Here are the top 10 stacks going into Day 2:

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Belal Assi 241,600
2 Jeff Prediletto 232,500
3 Jason Cummings 200,500
4 Chris McNamara 166,900
5 Josh Flamm 152,200
6 Tyler Denson 146,000
7 Eddie Mroczkowski 145,900
8 Nghia Le 145,000
9 Aaron Lucas 144,000
10 Rick Swain 133,400

Here is a look at the full official prize pool.

1: $96,395
2: $56,801
3: $37,868
4: $26,335
5: $19,622
6: $15,147
7: $11,705
8: $8,606
9: $6,197
10-12: $4,820
13-15: $4,131
16-18: $3,615
19-27: $3,098



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