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Chan Pelton Wins Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event

Chan Pelton Earned His Largest Live Cash To Date


Chan Pelton

The latest addition to the Card Player Poker Tour Hall of Fame is Chan Pelton, who won the CPPT Choctaw main event for $130,455 and 840 Card Player Player of the Year points.

Pelton outlasted a field of 656 players in the $1,080 no-limit hold’em $300,000 guarantee main event for the largest live score of his career. Pelton also outlasted a final table which included defending champion Austin Lewis, last year’s runner-up Gary Luther and Miguel Hernandez, who was the runner-up during this event’s inaugural stop back in 2012.

The heads-up match came down to Pelton and Andrew Watson, with Pelton having a large chip advantage right until the end.

Andrew WatsonPelton limped in from the button and Watson checked his option. After a flop of 7Club Suit6Spade Suit3Spade Suit Watson checked and Pelton bet 300,000. Watson raised all-in and Pelton snap-called. Pelton’s 5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit was far ahead of Watson’s 3Heart Suit2Diamond Suit and the board completed JHeart Suit10Club Suit to end the tournament.

The tournament promised a $300,000 guarantee, but with an impressive turnout of players, the prize pool swelled to $636,320, promising the largest set of payouts of CPPT Season III so far.

First place money is also the biggest payout of the season, placing Pelton at the top of the CPPT leaderboard and demoting Maxim Sorokin, who won $101,619 after besting the field at the CPPT Wynn main event.

Final Table Results

Rank Name Winners
1st Chan Pelton $130,445
2nd Andrew Watson $80,717
3rd Herb Montalbano $59,203
4th Brant Hale $44,027
5th Austin Lewis $33,184
6th Paul Phillips $25,345
7th Gary Luther $19,611
8th Miguel Hernandez $15,373
9th Master Lynch $12,205


over 6 years ago

Hopefully the trophy is a good enough souvenir this time....