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2017 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel and Casino: Ryan Lenaghan Headlines Final 26 Players

1,754 Total Entries Sees Event Build $467,928 To Easily Surpass Guarantee


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The 2017 Card Player Poker Tour $400,000 guaranteed main event at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino has easily surpassed its promised prize pool. A total of 1,754 entries were made in this tournament, with 1,660 starting flight entries of $245 and 94 day 2 direct buy-ins of $1,750. As a result of the strong turnout the prize pool grew to $467,928. From that sea of players now only 26 remain to battle it out for the title, the trophy, a Card Player Magazine cover and the $86,573 first-place prize.

Ryan LenaghanThe chip leader to end the night is Bradly Horner with 2,940,000. Second in chips is Alfred Cho with 2,550,000 and third in chips is Ryan Lenaghan with 2,460,000. Lenaghan is one of the most accomplished players in the field with just under $900,000 in live tournament earnings. His biggest score came when he finished 16th in the 2011 World Series of Poker main event for $378,796.

Lenaghan shot up the chip counts late in the day when he ran pocket queens into an opponent’s pocket aces and flopped a queen to win the gigantic pot worth over 1.8 million in chips.

The top 81 players were meant to make the money, but the field voted in unison to take the $615 min cash out of the first place prize money, which was originally meant to be $87,188, and give it to the 82nd-palce finisher. Larry Serebryany likely appreciated that fact when he was the player to walk away with the $615 payout when he would’ve gotten nothing.

The remaining 26 players are all guaranteed at least a $2,360 payday. The top seven finishers in this event will all score five-figure paydays. Play resumes at 1:00 p.m. local time and will continue until a champion is decided.

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

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Bradly Horner 2,940,000
2 Alfred Cho 2,550,000
3 Ryan Lenaghan 2,460,000
4 Vanik Matoujian 2,260,000
5 Sidney Hong 2,200,000
6 David Snobl 1,995,000
7 Elias Naameh 1,935,000
8 Vitaly Yudan 1,780,000
9 Erich Karle 1,665,000
10 Anthony Lopez 1,615,000
11 Andrew Cho 1,580,000
12 Runqing Luan 1,560,000
13 Tigran Abgaryan 1,485,000
14 Dipanjan Chattopahyay 1,410,000
15 M Sabouni 1,290,000
16 Luke Nguyen 1,178,000
17 Jesus Gonzalez 1,175,000
18 Edward Milman 1,165,000
19 Ben Nguyen 965,000
20 Bob Tryon 935,000
21 Truc Ngo 895,000
22 Kevin French 830,000
23 David Nguyen 645,000
24 Rob McVeigh 520,000
25 Benito Carrera 385,000
26 William Zass 185,000