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Card Player Poker Tour Bike -- Osmin Dardon Leads Final 17

Winner Will Take Home $155,535 in Los Angeles on Wednesday


After 28 players decided to buy-in directly to Day 2 of the Card Player Poker Tour Big Poker Oktober $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event at the Bicycle Casino, there was a total of 521 players in the tournament. That made for a total prize pool of $586,850 and the top 54 players cashed for at least $2,405. The eventual champion will take home the top prize of $155,535 at the conclusion of the final table on Wednesday here in Los Angeles, California.

There were 152 players in the field when cards got into the air for Day 2 on Tuesday, and the first order of business was the march down to the money bubble. Notables that were lost along that path were Allen Cunningham, Susie Zhao, Sam Stein, Peter Hengsakul, Ron Jenkins, Samantha Abernathy, Dan Heimiller, Vadim Baranovsky, Cord Garcia, Eric Hershler, Chris DeMaci, Barry Hutter, and Nick Grippo.

The bubble busted just before the start of dinner break, and when the players returned there was a rush of eliminations, contrary to the usual post-dinner lull in a poker tournament. The notables that cashed today were Nipun Java (51st), Matt Salsberg (47th), Alan Myerson (40th), Bruce Buffer (35th), Chris Grigorian (33rd), Jordan Cristos (26th), November Niner Max Steinberg (20th), and Bobby Suer (19th).

Odie DardonThe chip leader among the 17 that advanced tonight was Osmin Dardon with 3,590,000. Joining him at the top of the counts are Duey Duong (2,835,000), Lu Wang (1,610,000), Mel Weiner (1,520,000), Jordan Warkol (1,455,000), Phuoc Nguyen (1,365,000), and Brent Hart (1,005,000). The returning field will include familiar faces Lily Kiletto, Bruce Kramer, and two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner John Monnette.

The final day of the tournament will begin at 2 p.m. PT on Wednesday. You can catch all of the action here in Live Updates from the Card Player reporting team, and the final table will also be streamed on Live at the Bike.

Here is a look at the remaining prize pool up for grabs tomorrow:

Place Payout
1st $155,535
2nd $85,095
3rd $50,000
4th $38,145
5th $28,990
6th $22,595
7th $17,605
8th $13,675
9th $10,270
10th – 12th $7,275
13th – 15th $5,925
16th – 18th $5,105

Here is a look at the overnight chip counts:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Osmin Dardon 3,590,000
2 Duey Duong 2,835,000
3 Lu Wang 1,610,000
4 Mel Weiner 1,520,000
5 Jordan Warkol 1,455,000
6 Phuoc Nguyen 1,365,000
7 Brent Hart 1,005,000
8 Anuj Agarwal 930,000
9 Xuan Nguyen 820,000
10 Nathan Bjerno 590,000
11 Tyler Jackson 500,000
12 Behzad Javadzadeh 470,000
13 Mark Hamilton 430,000
14 John Monnette 375,000
15 Lily Kiletto 315,000
16 Alex Greenblatt 220,000
17 Bruce Kramer 130,000