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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

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378 Entries Generate $366,660 Prize Pool

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The second starting day of the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event wrapped up late Saturday. This year the $1,100 tournament drew 378 entries to create a $366,660 prize pool, blowing away the $200,000 guarantee.

It also beat out last year’s $280,330 prize pool from 289 entrants.

The top 48 finishers will make the money, with the eventual champion set to walk away with $75,714. A min-cash will be worth $1,764. Making the final table will guarantee you $7,571.

There were 81 total players remaining at the end of day 1b (28 from day 1a and 53 from day 1b). Each starting day played 14 levels. Registration closed at the end of the dinner break on day 1b.

All the remaining players will begin action on day 2 on Sunday at noon local time.

GerlinPlayers began the event with 25,000 in chips and the blinds began at 50-100. When play concluded at the end of 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.

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 day 1a with the big stack in the room (326,000). The day 1b chip leader was Jermaine “Lion” Gerlin with 335,000.

The chip leaders both receive a $1,500 bonus, deducted from the prize pool.

Below are chip counts for day 2.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Jermaine “Lion” Gerlin 335,000
2 David Jackson 326,000
3 Heng Zhang 304,000
4 Mark Manesh 281,000
5 Danny Wilson 254,500
6 Eric Tomberlin 252,500
7 Albert Destrade 243,000
8 Henry Jones 229,500
9 Ricardo Eyzaguirre 220,500
10 Jeremy Reed 213,000
11 Harvey Vandeven 197,500
12 Alberto Rodriguez 196,500
13 Chris Fabozzi 196,500
14 Alan Phillips 192,000
15 Sujith Varughese 191,500
16 Eddy Mroczkowski 185,000
17 Mike Heflin 170,500
18 Roger LaCharite 165,000
19 Nick Raio 162,000
20 Daniel Griggs 159,500
21 Nick Owens 157,500
22 Nghia Le 141,500
23 John Pizano 140,500
24 Andy Phillips 138,500
25 Gregg Fund 137,500
26 Hunter Cichy 135,500
27 Hans Brown 134,500
28 Matthew Wright 125,500
29 James Soderland 118,500
30 Diane Casino 114,500
31 Shawn Wheeling 113,000
32 Chad Witt 112,500
33 John Pappas 111,000
34 Alexis Courtois 108,500
35 Austin Buchanan 106,000
36 Sean Ingram 102,500
37 Roman Inciong 101,500
38 Terry Fisher 99,500
39 Tony DeLaCruz 99,000
40 Jefferey Hornbeck 94,500
41 Robert Woodward 94,500
42 Robert Rogers 91,500
43 Terry McCrea 91,500
44 Brian Washington 89,000
45 Moses Clepper 88,500
46 Jonathan Cronin 84,000
47 Dennis Bergeron 83,500
48 Michael Spegal 80,000
49 Joseph DiChario 79,000
50 Oliver Berens 77,500
51 Daniel Romano 77,000
52 Ryan Emling 75,500
53 Hoyt Phillips 75,000
54 Mario Oliveira 74,500
55 Carlouis Chester 74,500
56 Richard Malone Jr. 70,500
57 John Hoellein 66,000
58 Brandon Miller 65,500
59 Tan Nguyen 65,000
60 Mike De Pasquale 64,500
61 Natasha Veneska 64,500
62 Kirk Adams 63,000
63 Corey Major 61,500
64 John O’Neal 61,000
65 James Bass 61,000
66 Jared Reinstein 59,000
67 Roston Stukes 54,000
68 Kelley Slay 53,500
69 Sean Conklin 49,500
70 Farkhondeh Shamseddin 47,500
71 Ewan Leatham 45,500
72 Jack Sumner 43,500
73 Conrad Law 41,500
74 Angelo Wedra 36,500
75 James Anderson 36,000
76 Michael Roblitto 35,500
77 John Lacara 32,500
78 Brian Arbough 32,500
79 Mark Edwards 27,000
80 Ryan Dunn 25,000
81 John Witten 3,000

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