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Luke Brereton Leads After Day 1B Card Player Poker Tour Palm Beach Kennel Club

Brereton Takes Overall Chip Lead From Chino Rheem to Start Day 2

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Luke BreretonDay 1B of Card Player Poker Tour Palm Beach Kennel Club is in the books and a new chipleader has emerged in Luke Brereton, who will return as the overall chipleader on Day 2 with a massive stack of 447,900.

The second day one of the $1,100 no-limit hold’em $250,000 guarantee main event drew 126 players and only 22 remained when chips were bagged for the night. Other Day 1B big stacks include Eric Blair with 272,000 and Noy Elimeleh with 249,500.

Brereton, who played Day 1A but was eliminated after the registration period ended, steadily built his stack before shooting to the top of the chip counts near the end of the night.

Brereton took in a large pot after picking up quad-deuces after the dinner break to take the chip lead at the time with 236,000. On the final hand of the night Brereton tangled with Elimeleh in a massive pot to earn the overall chiplead. On a KClub Suit8Spade Suit2Heart Suit flop Elimeleh bet 25,000 and Brereton raised to 58,000. Elimeleh called to see the JHeart Suit on the turn and then checked his option. Brereton bet out 80,000 and Elimeleh tanked before ultimately releasing his hand.

“This is going to be a sick lay down,” Elimeleh said.

The players agreed to show and Brereton flipped over ADiamond Suit10Club Suit to Elimeleh’s Ace-King and shot up to 447,900 in chips.

Chino RheemChino Rheem, who bagged just under 400,000 after Day 1A will return the field second in chips when both days combine to a field of 59 players on Day 2.

Cards will be in the air at 1pm EST on Sunday and all the action and live updates will be available on cardplayer.com. The final table will take place on Monday, December 16th and will be live streamed on cardplayer.com as well.

With 287 entries, the main event beat the promised guarantee of $250,000 by $37,000, giving larger paydays to those fortunate enough to make the money. The final 30 players will receive a piece of the $287,000 prize pool with payouts beginning at $1,926. The eventual winner will not only walk away with $68,191, they will also become the second Card Player Poker Tour champion of Season II.

Day 2 Chip Counts:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Luke Brereton 447,900
2 Chino Rheem 398,100
3 Allan Pecal 275,800
4 Eric Blair 272,000
5 Noy Elimeleh 249,500
6 Andre Crooks 242,400
7 Robert Madela 216,200
8 Jeremy Boston 202,600
9 John McNulty 196,700
10 David O’Shaughnessey 189,000
11 Bruce Lehrman 181,900
12 Tom Gleason 161,500
13 Even Tietelbaum 161,400
14 Brian Hastings 159,100
15 Sean Winter 157,100
16 Brett Grebow 156,900
17 Michael Landress 152,700
18 Art Azurin 146,000
19 Sean Remz 140,100
20 Zachary Kessler 138,700
21 Luke Graham 136,900
22 Ian O’Hara 123,000
23 Chris Cristillo 122,300
24 Scott Zakheim 106,300
25 Stephen Bokor 101,100
26 Jeffrey Bohanek 99,300
27 Gary Bodley 98,400
28 Caleb Plunkett 94,100
29 Lonnie Heimowitz 93,700
30 Michael Vo 91,500
31 Bob Poolos 89,500
32 Sheldon Gross 88,800
33 Melvin Pickens 85,200
34 Darryll Fish 84,600
35 Gerard Donaghy 84,200
36 Victor Figueroa 83,900
37 Jordan Scott 83,300
38 Marty Hogan 80,200
39 Dion Jagroo 78,200
40 Mitchell Smith 77,300
41 Lee Klosty 77,000
42 David S. 73,300
43 Walden Cooper 72,300
44 Ory Hen 71,500
45 John Dermody 70,700
46 Eric Riley 69,000
47 Chance Kornuth 67,300
48 David Felger 63,900
49 Matt Mendez 61,200
50 Jason Plaxon 57,300
51 Josh Kay 48,700
52 Jerry Willis 48,400
53 Brian Raik 48,100
54 Rem Remington 45,400
55 Daniel Burns 34,000
56 Romeo Neal 33,800
57 Brett Bader 33,700
58 Garrett Lorman 33,400
59 Michael Laake 31,600

Main Event Payout Information:

Place Payout
1 $68,191
2 $42,142
3 $30,580
4 $22,560
5 $16,920
6 $12,894
7 $9,979
8 $7,842
9 $6,257
10 – 12 $5,066
15 – 13 $4,162
18 – 16 $3,469
21 – 19 $2,932
24 – 22 $2,515
27 – 25 $2,185
30 – 28 $1,926