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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD


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Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville: David Jackson Leads After Day 1A

Day 1B Of $200,000 GTD To Begin Saturday At Noon


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The first starting day of the Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event featured fast-paced action from a starting field of 155. After 14 levels of play on Friday, 28 runners remained.

The $1,100 re-entry no-limit hold’em tournament with a $200,000 guarantee, set to run over four days, will have its second starting day on Saturday, May 6 at noon local time. Single-table satellites at the $260 buy-in level will run Saturday prior to the close of registration.

Registration will close at the end of the dinner break (approximately 7:30 p.m.).

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This is the fifth year in a row that the CPPT has traveled to Jacksonville. Poker pro David Jackson, who has nearly $1 million in lifetime tournament earnings, finished the day with the big stack in the room (326,000). Other notable players in attendance on Friday included Mario Oliveira, who finished 11th last year, Austin Buchanan, Brian Washington, who finished third in 2014, 2013 CPPT bestbet finalist Edward Mroczkowski, Brandon Miller, who made the final table last year, 2013 champ Harvey Vandeven and 2015 10th place finisher Jeffrey Flaschen.

Players began the day with 25,000 in chips and the blinds began at 50-100. When play concluded for the evening at level 14, the stakes were 1,200-2,400 with a 400-chip ante. Level 15, which the players will begin on day 2, is 1,500-3,000 with a 500-chip ante.

Below are chip counts for the end of day 1A. The chip leaders after day 1A and day 1B both receive a $1,500 bonus, deducted from the prize pool.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 David Jackson 326,000
2 Mark Manesh 281,000
3 Danny Wilson 254,500
4 Albert Destrade 243,000
5 Henry Jones 229,500
6 Ricardo Eyzaguirre 220,500
7 Eddy Mroczkowski 185,000
8 Mike Heflin 170,500
9 Nick Owens 157,500
10 Nghia Le 141,500
11 John Pizano 140,500
12 Andy Phillips 138,500
13 Matthew Wright 125,500
14 Diane Casino 114,500
15 Chad Witt 112,500
16 Alexis Courtois 108,500
17 Austin Buchanan 106,000
18 Terry Fisher 99,500
19 Tony DeLaCruz 99,000
20 Brian Washington 89,000
21 Moses Clepper 88,500
22 Dennis Bergeron 83,500
23 Mario Oliveira 74,500
24 Brandon Miller 65,500
25 Mike De Pasquale 64,500
26 Corey Major 61,500
27 John O’Neal 61,000
28 Angelo Wedra 36,500

The event will be live streamed on on Monday, May 8 at 2 p.m. local time.