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2014 CarbonPoker Card Player Player of the Year Update -- Ochana and Winter Win

A Look At The Biggest Poker Tournament Results Of The Week


After several weeks of dramatic shake-ups things have finally stabilized a bit in the 2014 Card Player Player of the Year race, sponsored by CarbonPoker. The WSOP is still a few weeks away and the EPT and WPT both have wrapped for the season, but there was still plenty of tournament action this week. Here is a look at the events that most influenced the overall standings over the past seven days:

2014 Chicago Poker Classic $1 Million Guarantee

Edward OchanaThe Horseshoe Casino Hammond, situated in Indiana just across the border from Chicago, has been the host of some of the largest small-buy in events in tournament poker in recent years. They continued their success in that field this week when they attracted 745 entries in their $1 million guaranteed Chicago Poker Classic $1,500 main event.

A total of 72 players made the money, but in the end the lone survivor was Illionois resident Edward Ochana. The 39-year-old poker pro was awarded the title, the $217,810 first-place prize and 912 POY points for the win. As a result Ochana moved into 87th place in the overall POY standings.

Ochana, who won a HPT main event in December of 2013 in Indiana, now has over $1.2 million in lifetime live tournament earnings. For this most recent win he was also awarded a $10,000 seat in the 2014 WSOP main event.

2014 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville

Sean WinterA total of 2018 players posted the $1,500 buy-in in the the 2014 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville $300,000 guaranteed main event.

From that field emerged eventual champion Sean Winter. The 23-year-old Jacksonville local topped the live-streamed final table of six in roughly two-and-a-half hours to win $84,000 and 360 POY points.

Winter was only the second player in CPPT history to make the final table of two main events, having finished fourth in the CPPT Palm Beach Kennel Club main event for $22,560 in December. Winter finished tenth in the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Spring Open in March and also placed fifth in a prelim for that series. His lifetime live tournament earnings now sit at just under $300,000.

Here is a look at the current top 20 in the POY standings:

Rank Player POY Points Earnings
1 Mustapha Kanit 3,364 $988,835
2 Dominik Panka 3,315 $1,840,936
3 Mike McDonald 3,312 $4,357,089
4 Keven Stammen 3,052 $1,610,129
5 Dylan Wilkerson 2,520 $934,575
6 Eugene Katchalov 2,480 $725,061
7 Mukul Pahuja 2,442 $1,048,912
8 Ami Barer 2,430 $1,493,335
9 James Carroll 2,372 $1,324,754
10 Sorel Mizzi 2,170 $1,045,207
11 Chris Moorman 2,100 $1,015,460
11 Antonio Buonanno 2,100 $1,715,439
13 Jack Salter 2,038 $1,158,521
14 Byron Kaverman 2,025 $1,229,636
15 Oleksii Khoroshenin 1,864 $801,740
16 Sotirios Koutoupas 1,848 $866,592
17 Scott Seiver 1,785 $1,575,155
18 Glenn LaFaye 1,750 $662,840
19 Victoria Coren 1,680 $657,780
20 Eric Blair 1,632 $279,996