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Ronnie Pease Leads Card Player Poker Tour Leaderboard

The Card Player Poker Tour Will Makes Its Fourth Stop of the Season at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa March 21-30


Ronnie PeaseFor the first time since early September, a new name now rests atop the Card Player Poker Tour leaderboard. A $91,347 payday from the CPPT Foxwoods $1,650 no-limit hold’em $300,000 guarantee main event for Ronnie Pease catapulted him to the top spot for money earned on the season and pushed Harvey Vandeven, the CPPT bestbet Jacksonville champion, down a few notches.

With the completion of the Foxwoods stop on Feb 18, Season II now has three tournament series in the books and the leaderboard continues to change.

The inaugural stop at the Connecticut resort was a smashing success on all fronts despite the winter storms blanketing the area at the time. The 11-tournament series guaranteed $700,000 in prize pool money and although event no. 8, a $300 no-limit hold’em $75,000 Guarantee was canceled due to a snow storm, the series still shattered the guarantees. In total the prize pools brought in upwards of $1.4 million.

Two big winners who now appear on the CPPT leaderboard are Chris Leong and Chris Schonbach. Leong cashed his way into the leaderboard by winning event no. 1, a $600 no-limit hold’em $100,000 Guarantee for $42,149, cashing out for 52nd and $602 in event no. 4, a $300 no-limit hold’em $75,000 Guarantee and taking third in event no. 7, a $400 no-limit hold’em $75,000 Guarantee for $11,763. With $54,514 won on the season, Leong now sits in the fifth-place spot.

Schonbach earned his spot in sixth place on the leaderboard when he chopped with Leong for first in event no. 1 and finished 12th in the main event for $7,917, bringing his total to $50,964 won on the season.

Chris Tryba’s second-place finish to Pease, a chop in the main event, put him in second place for money won on the season by a mere $1. Vandeven and Timothy Miles, who chopped for first in the Jacksonville main event, now sit in the third and fourth spots respectively.

Je Wook OhJe Wook Oh cashed in four separate tournaments at Foxwoods, adding his name to a four-way tie for most cashes on the season with Ravindra Madala, Palm Beach Kennel Club main event winner John McNulty and Mitchell Smith.

Up next the CPPT will head to Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada March 21-30 for the fourth stop of Season II.

The 19-tournament series will feature a $1,100 no-limit hold’em $125,000 guarantee main event with satellites beginning on Mar. 20. Players can choose from a variety of tournament styles and games including limit hold’em, Omaha eight-or-better and no-limit hold’em turbos, survivors and bounties. Last year John Miner scored upwards of $45,000 when he took down the main event during the tour’s inaugural stop at the Reno resort.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is Reno’s newest AAA Four Diamond resort situated at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and conveniently located in the heart of Reno’s entertainment district.

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