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Card Player Poker Tour Wynn: Scott Demoulin Leads After Day 1A

The Field on Day 1A Totaled 83 Entries


Scott Demoulin

A total of 83 entries were put up in the first of two starting flights of the Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Classic main event.

The players began the first stretch of a three-day process to scoop up their piece of the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool in the $2,100 no-limit hold’em tournament, and when the night was over only 20 remained.

Scott Demoulin bagged the chiplead with 257,400, while Gary Sewell and Stephen Graner were not far behind with 233,300 and 232,700 respectively.

A few players who came – and left – throughout the day included Kenna James, Dutch Boyd, Randy Ohel, Matt Stout, Eric Baldwin, Matt Berkey, Eric Blair, Dan Sindelar, Ben Palmer and Kevin Calenzo.

Sindelar, a member of the most recent batch of November-Niners, has done very well at the Wynn in years past. He won the $550 no-limit hold’em $250,000 guarantee during the CPPT Wynn Season I in 2013, outlasting a field of 793 players and banking an even $60,000. The following year, Sindelar took third in the same event for $38,728.

Palmer wasted no time getting into the main event action, as he was among the first 42 players to start the day at 12pm on the dot.

Ben PalmerPalmer has already tallied four cashes during the CPPT Wynn series, including a win in the $200 pot-limit Omaha tournament for $5,905. Palmer finished fourth in the $300 no-limit hold’em for $3,327, 53rd in the $600 no-limit hold’em $250,000 guarantee and 23rd in the $400 no-limit hold’em $100,000 guarantee, brining his total on the series to just under $12,000. Four cashes also put Palmer at the top of the CPPT leaderboard for most cashes on the season.

Two years ago Palmer finished 5th in the CPPT Wynn Classic main event – a $5,000 buy-in at the time – for $58,229. Calenzo, who finished sixth in the CPPT Wynn main event two years ago, joined Palmer at his table early in the day.

Flight 1B will begin Monday at 12pm PST and will include 10 one-hour levels with a one hour dinner break. Players will also get a 15-minute breaks every two levels.

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