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Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw: Main Event Guarantee More Than Doubled

The Main Event Brought in a Prize Pool of $636,320

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One lucky player is going to leave Choctaw Casino Resort Sunday evening with $130,445 and the title of Card Player Poker Tour champion.

The fourth consecutive running of the CPPT Choctaw no-limit hold’em main event promised a $300,000 prizepool for the price of a $1,080 buy-in. But with a massive turnout of 656 players the guarantee was more than doubled, assuring the final 72 players will leave with a piece of the $636,320 prizepool.

The top prize of over $130,000 will be the largest first place payout of Season III of the CPPT and will put the winner at the top of the current leaderboard, besting Maxim Sorokin who took home $101,619 for winning the CPPT Wynn main event.

Dan LoweryDay 1A chipleader Dan Lowery will lead the final 90 players with 501,500 when day 2 begins at 12 pm April 12. World Series of Poker bracelet winner Larry Wright will return to a stack of 264,500.

Defending champion Austin Lewis bagged 143,500 and former runner-up Gary Luther bagged 299,500. Miguel Hernandez, who finished second in this event in 2012, bagged 150,500.

Notable bustouts from day 1B included Jordan Morgan, Jordan Smith, La Sengphet, Nancy Nguyen, Mohammad Arani, Shawn Rice, Tyler Morris and Seneca Easley.

Live updates and a live stream of the final table will be provided on CardPlayer.com.

Day 2 Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Dan Lowery 501,500
2 Mark Threadgill 433,000
3 Jim Carroll 391,000
4 Jason Allen 317,000
5 Gary Luther 299,500
6 Larry Wright 264,500
7 Daniel Jones 262,000
8 Matt Newcombe 252,000
9 Master Lynch 249,500
10 Pej Niyati 247,000
11 Rob Dreyfus 245,500
12 Tommy Vedes 241,500
13 Rickie Merritt 234,500
14 Abraham Araya 228,000
15 Herbie Montalbano 221,000
16 Robert Miller 218,500
17 Georke Ritacco 215,000
18 Brett Wells 212,500
19 Jarral D’Andrea 208,500
20 David Roepke 206,000
21 Cristobal Romero 204,000
22 Austin Peck 200,500
23 Gary Mumford 192,500
24 Chan Pelton 192,000
25 Paul Phillips 190,000
26 Justin Wainscott 187,500
27 Danny King 186,500
28 Jonathan Bloyen 185,000
29 Justin Kruger 170,000
30 Gregory Hyman 170,000
31 Brant Hale 163,500
32 T.J. Cloutier 160,000
33 Andrew Watson 159,500
34 Miguel Hernandez 150,500
35 Lyle Glover 149,000
36 Val Wood 147,500
37 AJ Reveile 145,500
38 Fadi Massaad 144,500
39 Katherine Bowen 144,500
40 Tyson Watters 144,000
41 Austin Lewis 143,500
42 Maria Lynn Simmons 142,500
43 Marcus Kwan 138,000
44 Chung Chin Chen 136,000
45 Danny Doucet 136,000
46 Chuck Barker 136,000
47 Emmanuel Ignacio 125,000
48 Orlando Romero 125,000
49 Scott Horvath 124,000
50 Andrew Youngblood 121,500
51 Thomas Krick 114,500
52 Richard Roberts 114,500
53 Srikanth Gottumukkala 112,500
54 Abdel Hamid 111,500
55 Grant Hackney 110,500
56 William Hundley 108,000
57 Daniel Hughes 100,000
58 Bill Pappas 99,000
59 Hend Matthews 97,500
60 Josh Evans 97,500
61 Zachary Hammons 97,000
62 Barry Barron 96,500
63 Lynn Samples 92,500
64 Sam Kim 92,500
65 Dennis Taylor 90,000
66 Ralph Westbrook 89,000
67 Shawn Hansen 88,000
68 James Stone 87,000
69 Pedro Rios 86,500
70 Gerald Kahl 86,500
71 Greg Carson 73,500
72 Robert Bennett 73,000
73 Caleb McCool 72,500
74 Chris Bowen 70,000
75 Daniel Ward 70,000
76 Sean Mates 68,000
77 Michael Raynor 63,000
78 Stephen Brown 61,000
79 Sammy Rosenzuels 59,500
80 Robbie Beck 57,500
81 Reitta Seidel 56,500
82 Wilfred Carrion 55,500
83 Chris Hight 55,000
84 Isaac Do 50,500
85 Ladd Gibke 48,500
86 Steve Ellis 48,000
87 Michele Lorett 45,500
88 Tim Ulrich 43,000
89 Michael Newport 36,000
90 John Scarpulla 23,000