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Card Player Poker Tour Venetian: Thomas Paul Leads Final 16 Players

Jon Turner, Erick Lindgren and Jeremy Ausmus Still In The Hunt


A total of 62 players returned to the Las Vegas strip for day 3 of the Card Player Poker Tour Venetian main event. The players in the $5,000 buy-in event started the day just eight spots from the money, which was reached in just two and a half hours.

Even though there were six players sitting with 25 big blinds or less, the bubble boy came from one of the average stacks in the room when Kyle Bowker called off his chips with top pair against the bottom set of Brendon Rubie.

With Bowker on the rail, the remaining 54 players were all in the money and guaranteed at least $11,237. Notables who cashed in the tournament included Ben Palmer (53rd), Kathy Liebert (52nd), Tom Kearney (49th), Jason Wheeler (48th), Joe Elpayaa (47th), Lily Kiletto (43rd), Jeff Madsen (40th), Joey Weissman (39th), Eddy Sabat (36th), Hiren Patel (34th), Chris Oliver (25th) and Chance Kornuth (22nd).

See the full list of results so far by clicking here.

There are 16 players remaining in the event, with Thomas Paul (pictured above) leading the way. Other recognizable faces still in the hunt include Jon Turner (pictured right), Jeremy Ausmus, Dan Heimiller, Dan Sindelar, Adrian Mateos Diaz, Tim Reilly and Erick Lindgren.

This tournament has truly lived up to it’s name. The average stack with 16 players left is 838,063, which is worth a whopping 52 big blinds going into day 4.

Here is a look at the overnight chip counts.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Thomas Paul 2,850,000
2 Jon Turner 2,177,000
3 Matt Parry 1,445,000
4 Pavel Veksler 1,087,000
5 Artur Koren 959,000
6 Alessandro Meoni 900,000
7 Erick Lindgren 720,000
8 Jeremy Ausmus 703,000
9 Ilan Boujenah 611,000
10 Artem Metalidi 540,000
11 Tim Reilly 420,000
12 Dan Heimiller 335,000
13 Jack Duong 290,000
14 Dan Sindelar 256,000
15 Davis Aalvik 250,000
16 Adrian Mateos 245,000

For more information about the CPPT, visit the tour’s homepage.