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Card Player Poker Tour St. Maarten: Mark Gregorich Leads Final 39

The Inaugural Main Event Drew 138 Entries

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Mark Gregorich

The final starting day of the inaugural Card Player Poker Tour St. Maarten main event came to a close with a total of 138 entries and a $207,000 prize pool.

Mark Gregorich leads the final 39 players with a stack of 231,900. Joan Sandoval put away 203,300 for the night and Slamani Tahar will return with 199,100.

bestbet Jacksonville regular Mark Stephen Edwards bagged the Day 1A chiplead (164,400) and will be near the top of the pack when Day 2 begins.

Jesse Hollander, bestbet Jacksonville Director of Poker Operations, and Kristy Moreno will also be back on Day 2.

The final 39 players will return at 2 pm local time on Saturday and play down to a winner. Live updates of all the action will be provided on CardPlayer.com.

The eventual champion will be the fifth main event winner of Season III of the CPPT, joining Fred Paradis, Maxim Sorokin, Nick Weinberg and Chan Pelton on the list of champions.

This could be the stop to crown the tour’s first two-time champion as 2013 CPPT Venetian Deepstacks main event winner Allyn Shulman is still in the field. Shulman is also the tour’s all-time money winner.

Day 2 Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Mark Gregorich 231,900
2 Joan Sandoval 203,300
3 Slamani Tahar 199,100
4 Bill Dobscha 179,600
5 Emil Hegedus 178,800
6 Mark Stephen Edwards 164,400
7 Adam Friedman 161,900
8 Tommie Yanssen 154,300
9 Andrew Fair 139,800
10 Albert Balayn 138,200
11 Kristy Moreno 132,100
12 Enrici Christophe 118,900
13 George Mull 118,400
14 Rafael Abrahamyan 114,200
15 Marvin Rosen 109,500
16 Wesley Bundy 108,900
17 Tod Reichert 105,800
18 Rosso Christophe 104,800
19 Louis Pfaff 103,400
20 Jan Van Der Wal 102,900
21 Joel Lirot 96,200
22 Daniel Snowden 94,200
23 Myriam Mehnana 87,700
24 Adam Cedric 84,200
25 Benichou Paul 83,800
26 Mike Garcell 74,600
27 Allyn Shulman 72,500
28 Desmond Culbert 61,700
29 Yury Shapiro 59,700
30 Joseph Massaro 55,300
31 Jesse Hollander 46,200
32 Albert Lunenberg 45,300
33 Cole Macy 41,200
34 Duane Mispagel 39,800
35 Robert Beck 38,200
36 Marko Merjjer 38,000
37 Duane Brand 35,000
38 Aubertin Christophe 33,600
39 Brochet Nicolas 18,800