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2018 CPPT Live! Casino & Hotel: Jordan Hogans Among Early Winners

A Look At The Results From The First Five Events of the Series


The inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Live! Casino & Hotel series kicked off on January 4, 2018. The 16-event poker festival will run from Jan. 4-14 at what was voted Maryland’s Best Casino five years running by Casino Player Magazine. The centerpiece of the whole schedule is the three-day $1,100 buy-in CPPT no-limit hold’em main event that boasts a $200,000 guarantee and runs from Jan. 12-14, with the two starting flights beginning at 12:15 PM local time on the 12th and 13th.

There are plenty of other exciting tournaments on the schedule outside of the main event, including a few that have already wrapped up. The first event of the series was a $100,000 guaranteed $360 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. A total of 537 entries were made across the event’s four starting flights, blowing away the guarantee to create a final prize pool of $166,470. In the end Jordan Hogans emerged victorious with the title and the first-place prize of $16,761. This was the Woodlawn, MD residents second career live tournament title. Both of Hogans’ wins have come at Live! Casino & Hotel, having previously taken down a $170 buy-in bounty event back in 2015.

Jordan HogansCPPT Event #1 – $100,000 GTD $360 NLH Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jordan Hogans $16,761 336
2 Adam White $15,366 280
3 Agimon Ali $15,281 224
4 Matthew Bender $12,756 168
5 Aaron Pinson $11,885 140
6 Harry Korotki $11,071 112
7 Jeromy Bittan $8,026 84
8 Gordon Haab $7,971 56
9 Robert Howerin $7,674 28

The second event of the series was a $330 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament that drew 36 entries to create a $10,440 prize pool. In the end the final seven players came to a deal based on their chip counts, with Ali Heins being awarded the title and the largest payout of $2,173.

CPPT Event #2 – $330 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ali Heins $2,173
2 Daniel Fox $1,702
3 Dennis McGlynn $1,658
4 Richard Gunn $1,414
5 Richard Mullinix $1,407
6 Thomas Smith $1,099
7 Skip Bento $987

The third event on the schedule was the $150 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Double Green Chip’ bounty tournament. The event drew 119 entries with $9,520 going into the main prize pool and a $50 bounty on each player’s head. John Carr was the last player standing in this battle for the bounties, earning $2,316 for the win.

John CarrCPPT Event #3 – $150 NLH Bounty Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 John Carr $2,316
2 Zachariah Kates $1,361
3 Christopher Boccanfuso $1,289
4 Thomas Perkins $1,282
5 Derrick Corpening $505
6 Pierre Moussa $419
7 Charles Stack $362
8 Lloyd Wilson $319
9 Sudhish Suryawansi $281

Next up on the schedule was the $400 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Black Chip’ bounty tournament. With 62 entries the prize pool grew to $15,810 with $100 bounties on each and every player. Steward Williams was the eventual champion, capturing the final knockout to secure the $5,000 top prize.

Steward WilliamsCPPT Event #4 – $400 NLH Bounty Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Steward Williams $5,000 58
2 Brian Frasca $4,035 48
3 Rajasekar Govindan $2,095 38
4 Jeffrey Dodson $1,423 29
5 James Bligen $1,107 24
6 Michael Truman $870 19
7 Jay Zeman $711 14
8 Behrooz Shahrzad $569 10

Sunday, Jan. 7 saw a second bounty event held, starting at 6:15 PM local time. The $120 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Green Chip’ bounty event attracted 70 entries to build a $5,460 prize pool in addition to the $25 bounty on each player. Daniel Jones was the player awarded the title in the end, taking home $801 after an apparent deal made at the final table.

Daniel JonesCPPT Event #5 – $120 NLH Bounty Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Daniel Jones $801
2 Jason Hall $801
3 David Greene $801
4 Michael Zenone $801
5 Jonathan Eagleton $801
6 Alan Lee $800
7 Michael Mosier $246
8 Johnny Bouman $218
9 Michael Mattivi $191

There is plenty of action remaining in the series, including the main event beginning on Jan. 12. Check out the full schedule here.

Players participating in any of the tournaments can book rooms at Live! Lofts, conveniently located five minutes from Live! Casino & Hotel with complimentary shuttle service. Rates include 20 percent off the Best Available Rate by using code CPT0118 and are valid Jan. 3–14.  

But it’s not just the tournament that will be offered at Live! The bustling 15,000-square foot, 52-table poker room spreads some of the best cash games in the country. Maryland’s poker revenue grew by 33 percent year-over-year in September 2017, making it the hottest poker cash game market in the nation.

Opening just three years ago, the Live! Poker Room is the largest in the state of Maryland, one of the biggest in the country, and is part of one of the fastest growing gaming complexes in the United States.

Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Live! Casino & Hotel is open 24/7/365, features more than 200 live action table games, approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines, and two High Limit rooms. With the new addition of the luxury Live! Hotel and Event Center, opening Spring 2018, the casino’s strong gaming product will be paired with first-class accommodations, entertainment, dining, and its signature customer service – strengthening Live! as the preferred destination in this region. The 310-room hotel tower will feature thousands of square feet of versatile meeting space, as well as a spa, fitness center, concert venue and new shopping and dining options. About 2,000 additional parking spaces are also to be added to the property.

The property currently offers world-class dining and entertainment, including the Zagat-rated no. 1 steakhouse The Prime Rib; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; Morty’s Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; The Cheesecake Factory; Phillips Seafood Express. Two new eateries include 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and burritos. A sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience.

Come to Live! Casino & Hotel where the poker action is great and anything can happen.
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