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Nick Weinberg Wins Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis Main Event

Weinberg Takes Home $38,625 For His First Tournament Win


Nick Weinberg

Nick Weinberg cleared the house with a full-house. That’s how the end of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis $1,080 no-limit hold’em $150,000 guarantee main event came to an end Mar. 29.

After 148 players had been sent to the rail over the course of three days, Weinberg and James Colson were staring at the finish line of the tournament, across which waited the title of CPPT champion and $38,625.

After a flop of AClub Suit8Spade Suit4Club Suit Colson checked and Weinberg bet 40,000. Colson made it 135,000 to go and Weinberg called. The turn was the 3Spade Suit and Colson announced he was all-in. Weinberg snap-called and the hands were turned over. Weinberg held 4Heart Suit4Spade Suit for a flopped set and Colson had ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit for a pair of aces. The ASpade Suit on the river signaled the end of the tournament with a full-house for Weinberg.

“It’s my first big win. It’s my first little win. It’s my first any time win,” Weinberg said.

Before the 25-year old Berkley, Calif. resident could add the win to his resume he had to get past a final table that included 2012 winner Randy Gil, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jesse Rockowitz and Atlantis tournament regular Mike Harvey.

For Colson, a runner-up finish was nothing to be upset about. The addition of $27,045 to his bankroll and a second-place finish in what was only his second major tournament was a nice way to end the night. Colson’s first big tournament in January ended with a fourth-place finish in the Heartland Poker Tour Thunder Valley main event for a $44,968 payday.

“It feels good,” he said of his breakout success.

Final Table Results

Rank Name Winnings
1st Nick Weinberg $38,625
2nd James Colson $27,045
3rd Jesse Rockowitz $17,400
4th Nhan Ho $12,885
5th Mike Harvey $9,660
6th Lien Ho $7,725
7th Will Chun $6,420
8th Randy Gil $5,145
9th Marty Wang $3,855

Post-Lim Event Results

Event: Big Omaha
Buy In: $120
Prize Pool: $5,000

Rank Name Winnings
1st Michael Yoshihara $1,440
2nd Roy Peters $1,298
3rd Scott Carson $664
4th Steve McCoy $598
5th Sebouh Derbedrossian $399
6th Ray Warren $372
7th Thomas Taylor $229

Event: No-Limit Hold’em Survivor
Buy In: $120
Prize Pool: $2,328

Rank Name Winnings
1st William Clarke $776
2nd Marteen Blanchard $776
3rd Steve Nevius $776

Event: No-Limit Hold’em Mega Stack $10,000 Guarantee
Buy In: $230
Prize Pool: $10,282

Rank Name Winnings
1st Matt Biljanic $3,100
2nd Chris Murray $2,245
3rd Richard Troendly $1,818
4th Tim Labarr $1,234
5th Elvis Perez $925
6th Jason Alexandiris $720
7th Christine Merafuentes $240

Event: No-Limit Hold’em Mini Main Event
Buy In: $120
Prize Pool: $2,184

Rank Name Winnings
1st Jordan Schroeder $994
2nd David Dubnick $658
3rd Theresa Hatcher $407
4th Bob Rodriguez $75