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Benjamin Zamani Headlines 2016 CPPT Wynn Main Event Heading Into The Final Day

20 Players Remain To Battle For The $150,662 First-Place Prize


Follow along with live updates from the final day of the Card Player Poker Tour Wynn main event in Las Vegas.

A total of 499 entries were made in the 2016 Card Player Poker Tour Wynn $1,600 no-limit hold’em main event, easily surpassing the $500,000 guarantee to build a total prize pool of $726,045. Now only 20 players remain to battle it out for the title, the trophy and the top prize of $150,662.

156 players returned on day 2, but only the top 50 made the money. The remaining 20 are all now guaranteed at least a $5,445 payday.

Christopher 'C-Unit' StephanThe chip leader going into the final day is Christopher Stephan, who has lead this event from day 1A on. Stephan will enter the final day with 1,398,000.

Notable players still in contention with plenty of chips include 2015 Card Player Player of the Year sixth-place finisher Benjamin Zamani (1,000,000), WSOP bracelet winner Jared Hamby (950,000), Justin Young (629,000), Shawn Sheikhan (552,000) and David Levi (423,000).

Play will resume at noon local time on Tuesday, March 15th. You can follow along with the action right here on as we play down to a champion in the 2016 CPPT Wynn$1,600 no-limit hold’em main event.

Here is a look at the chip counts for the remaining players:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Christopher Stephan 1,398,000
2 Ludovic Geilich 1,280,000
3 Ed O’Connell 1,115,000
4 Matthias DeClercq 1,107,500
5 Benjamin Zamani 1,000,000
6 Jared Hamby 950,000
7 Brian Hansen 787,000
8 Justin Young 629,000
9 Craig Varnell 566,000
10 Bill Leunis 554,000
11 Shawn Sheikhan 552,000
12 Zach Ackley 492,000
13 David Levi 423,000
14 Jim Petzing 317,000
15 Angelo Spinazzola 234,000
16 Jon Dull 213,000
17 Nikolai Sears 195,000
18 William Reynolds 180,000
19 Patrick Truong 137,000
20 Mikiya Takitani 95,000