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Card Player Poker Tour: Choctaw Series Begins July 17

The Main Event Will Offer One of the Largest Paydays of Season II

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Mohammad Arani

More than $1 million is waiting to be won during the Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw 81-tournament series beginning July 17.

The seventh stop of Season II will take place at the famed Durant, Oklahoma property and will run through August 4. Thirty-nine of the 81 events will offer guaranteed prizepools ranging from $5,000 to $200,000. The largest guarantee and tournament sure to award one of the largest paydays of the season will be a $1,500 no-limit hold’em $500,000 guarantee main event set to take place August 1-4.

The series will also feature more than 30 satellites tournaments to different events throughout the three-week period.

This will be the CPPT’s third time stopping at Choctaw, with the last stop doling out more than $2.7 million in prize money over 45 tournaments. Mohammad Arani went on to make his largest live cash to date for $220,626 went he bested the field in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em main event. Arani also earned 912 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win.

“It feels great but it still hasn’t hit me,” Arani said after his win. “Blair (Hinkle) was on my left the whole time and he busted early, so that was lucky. Then everything else just worked out the entire time. It felt good.”

A popular tournament destination in the region, Choctaw draws many notable pros. During Season I standout players included Barry Shulman and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, Justin Gardenhire, Bryan Campanello, Blair Hinkle, Grant Hinkle and Arthur Morris among others.

Play will get underway with a $300 no-limit hold’em $50,000 guarantee July 17, followed by a $100 no-limit hold’em $100,000 guarantee beginning July 18. Other tournaments on the schedule include $240 seven-card stud eight-or-better, $240 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, $125 seniors no-limit hold’em and a $125 ladies no-limit hold’em. The series will be capped off by a $250 no-limit hold’em $10,000 guarantee and a $570 no-limit hold’em $20,000 guarantee.

Choctaw Casino Resort is located in Durant, Oklahoma and is home to over 4,000 machines, table games and an exclusive poker room. The closest casino resort to Dallas, Texas, the Choctaw Grand Tower has 330 AAA Four Diamond rooms and an additional 160 well-appointed rooms in the Choctaw Inn and Lodge. The poker room is located on its own floor and features 30 tables with private staff and services.

Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw Schedule

7/17/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/17/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em $10K Guarantee
7/17/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $50K Guarantee
7/17/14 $65 Mega Satellite to $240
7/17/14 $65 Mega Satellite to $350
7/18/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee*
7/18/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/18/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
7/18/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/18/14 $65 Mega Satellite to $240
7/19/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/19/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
7/19/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/19/14 $65 Mega Satellite to $240
7/20/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/20/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors
7/20/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
7/21/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/21/14 $240 Pot-Limit Omaha
7/21/14 $290 No-Limit Hold’em $15K Guarantee
7/21/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/22/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/22/14 $240 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/OB
7/22/14 $290 No-Limit Hold’em $15K Guarantee
7/22/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/23/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/23/14 $240 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/OB
7/23/14 $290 No-Limit Hold’em $15K Guarantee
7/23/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/24/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/24/14 $240 Seven Card Stud 8/OB
7/24/14 $290 No-Limit Hold’em $15K Guarantee
7/24/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/25/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/25/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $15K Guarantee
7/25/14 $450 No-Limit Hold’em $150K Guarantee
7/25/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/25/14 $65 Mega Satellite to $350
7/25/14 $75 Mega Satellite for $450
7/26/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/26/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $10K Guarantee
7/26/14 $570 No-Limit Hold’em $200K Guarantee
7/26/14 $65 Mega Satellite for $350
7/26/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/26/14 $75 Mega Satellite for $570
7/27/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/27/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies
7/27/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $30K Guarantee
7/27/14 $65 Mega Satellite for $350
7/27/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/28/14 $125 Mega Satellite for $1,620
7/28/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/28/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
7/28/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
7/29/14 $125 Mega Satellite for $1,620
7/29/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/29/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
7/29/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
7/30/14 $125 Mega Satellite for $1,620
7/30/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
7/30/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
7/30/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
7/31/14 $230 Mega Satellite to $1,620
7/31/14 $240 Mega Satellite to $1,620
7/31/14 $240 Mega Satellite to $1,620
7/31/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
7/31/14 $70 Super Satellite to $1,620
8/1/14 $1,620 No-Limit Hold’em $500K Guarantee*
8/1/14 $230 Mega Satellite to $1,620
8/1/14 $230 Mega Satellite to $1,620
8/1/14 $240 Mega Satellite to $1,620
8/1/14 $240 Mega Satellite to $1,620
8/2/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee
8/2/14 $230 Mega Satellite to $1,620
8/2/14 $350 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
8/2/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash
8/3/14 $125 No-Limit Hold’em
8/3/14 $240 No-Limit Hold’em $10K Guarantee
8/3/14 $570 No-Limit Hold’em $20K Guarantee
8/3/14 $65 Mega Satellite for $570
8/3/14 $65 Mega Satellite for Cash

For more information about the CPPT, click here.