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Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville: Austin Peck Crushes Day 1B

A Total of 289 Players Create A $280,330 Prize Pool

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Saturday saw the second of two starting flights take place in the 2016 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville. With 182 total entries on day 1B, the field easily surpassed the $200,000 guarantee.

When combined with the 107 entries on day 1A, a total of 289 players made their way to the North Florida cardroom, creating a prize pool of $280,330. The final 37 players will make the money and earn at least $1,678, but Monday night’s winner will take home the lion’s share of the prizes with $61,136.

After 14 levels of play, just 69 runners remain. Those players will return to the poker room on Sunday to battle down to the money, and then the final table, which will be streamed live on Card Player.

The chip leader to end the night was Austin Peck. The 20-year-old poker pro who resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was sitting with just an average stack going into the final orbit of the night, but managed to more than double up when he turned a king-high straight and got paid off by pocket queens.

The massive pot vaulted him past 13 players ahead of him on the leaderboard and because he bagged up with most chips, he earned a $1,500 bonus. The other bonus went to Scott Risi on day 1A, who finished with 204,000.

The players will return to blinds of 1,500-3,000 with a 500 ante. The average stack is sitting at about 104,500, which will be worth 35 big blinds.

Here’s a look at the chip counts entering day 2.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Austin Peck 316,500
2 Zac Stites 270,000
3 Talesh Patel 243,000
4 Michael Truman 229,500
5 Brian Woods 227,000
6 John Swope 206,000
7 Thad McNulty 205,500
8 Scott Risi 204,000
9 Mark Smith 195,500
10 Thomas Brinley 188,500
11 Matt Oswalt 187,000
12 Toby Boas 184,000
13 John McGill 162,000
14 Lion Gerlin 157,000
15 Kristen Kober 154,000
16 Jie Liu 148,000
17 Brandon Everett 143,000
18 Todd Strick 139,000
19 Eddie Rayl 138,000
20 Rhett McGrew 125,500
21 Jason Hinesley 124,000
22 Sebastien Charles 119,000
23 Alan Franco 117,500
24 Jeremy Gaubert 117,500
25 Mark Manesh 114,000
26 Mike Corallo 113,500
27 Jacob Snider 112,500
28 Randall Price 110,500
29 Jeff Mathis 108,500
30 Jared Reinstein 94,500
31 Mario Oliveira 93,500
32 Zach Zaffos 92,000
33 Jim Sutherland 91,000
34 Jason Phillips 89,000
35 Jeff Flaschen 81,000
36 Steve Mitchell 80,500
37 Kirk Corson 79,000
38 Paul “Wade” Williams 78,500
39 Bobby Warfield 77,500
40 Danny Schechter 75,000
41 Curtis Hoftyzer 70,000
42 Jared Guerino 68,500
43 William Davis 68,500
44 Dustin Schaller 65,000
45 Jason Durant 63,500
46 John Redlitz 63,500
47 Aseem Farishta 63,500
48 Matthew Zimmerman 61,500
49 Mike Butz 60,500
50 James Barrinean 56,500
51 James Blick 56,500
52 Roston Stokes 55,500
53 James McDonald 55,500
54 Debbie Shoemaker 55,500
55 Chanthou Chau 54,000
56 Charles Misterek 49,500
57 Paul Boatright 47,000
58 Brittney Loy 45,500
59 Tomas Singson 45,000
60 Andre Pillow 43,500
61 Mac McCord 41,500
62 Mike Zdanovskiy 36,000
63 Matthew Van Buren 36,000
64 Jim Disbrow 33,500
65 Tomy Brown 32,500
66 Davis Adams 31,000
67 John Valevich 27,500
68 Sean Clinkscales 25,500
69 Mike Kruger 21,500