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Day 1A at Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Ends with 15 Players

Jess Snyder Tops the Field with a Stack of 186,400

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Chip leader Jess SnyderDay 1a at the Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event has come to a close and at the end of play tonight there were 15 players that advanced from a field of 80 entries. Those survivors will return for day 2 on Sunday, but first Saturday will see the day 1b flight take to the tables here in northern Florida.

The chip leader at the end of day 1a is Jess Snyder with 184,600. Close on his heels is Corey Burbick, who is a regular on the tournament circuit these days. Burbick also has a robust resume online. He played under the screen name “Comandr_Cool” before Black Friday and racked up $1.8 million in online earnings during that time. Burbick will have a chance to add to his live winnings worth $550,846 starting on Day 2.

Other top stacks were bagged up by Sean Winter (132,200) and Jalen Coyle (124,000). Big names that made it through include Zo Karim and 2013 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville runner-up Timothy Miles.

Corey Burbick ended day 1A among the leadersThere were some big names that fell on Friday here at bestbet Jacksonville and among them were Eddy Mroczkowski, John Dolan, Luke Weidner, Alan Percal, Allison Hollander, Erik Gorman, and Darryll Fish. Also eliminated was defending champion Harvey Vandeven, who topped a field of 255 players at the last CPPT stop held in Jacksonville to win a top prize worth $76,598.

Tune back in on Saturday at noon EST to follow along with all of the day 1b action in live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from the Card Player coverage team at CardPlayer.com. Tomorrow will see the official field size set and the release of the prize pool and payout structure will soon follow.

Any player who busted out on day 1a can re-enter tomorrow before the end of the second break after Level 6 (Approximately 4:30 p.m. local time). Any new participants on day 1b are also allowed to re-enter as many times as they like on Saturday before the close of registration.

Here is a look at the chip counts of those who survived day 1A:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Jess Snyder 184,600
2 Erik Christensen 173,300
3 Corey Burbick 136,400
4 Sean Winter 132,300
5 Zach Zaffos 129,200
6 Jalen Coyle 124,000
7 Ryan Sheehan 106,700
8 Rusty Stowe 103,500
9 Rob Geosato 92,800
10 Todd Whitaker 91,300
11 Andrew Dykeman 82,100
12 Jared Reinstein 80,800
13 Zo Karim 79,600
14 Aaron Lucas 46,000
15 Tim Miles 44,300