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2018 CPPT Live! Casino & Hotel: More Winners Decided

A Look At The Results From Events 6-9


The first-ever running of the Card Player Poker Tour Live! Casino & Hotel series got underway on January 4, 2018. The 16-event poker festival, taking place at what was voted Maryland’s Best Casino five years running by Casino Player Magazine, will run from Jan. 4-14. 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.

Earlier in the week Card Player brought you a look at the results from the first five events of the series. Four more tournaments have now come to a close as the action remains fast and furious in the Live! Poker Room.

The sixth event of the series was a $375 buy-in no-limit hold’em survivor tournament that drew 42 total entries to create a $14,700 prize pool. The top four finishers all earned a $3,500 payday, while James Cornblatt scored $700 as the fifth-place finisher.

CPPT Event #6 – $375 NLH Survivor $10K GTD Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Steven Nooralian $3,500
2 Christopher Ayers $3,500
3 Jay Zeman $3,500
4 Jay Angle $3,500
5 James Cornblatt $700

The next tournament on the schedule was a $240 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Triple Stacks’ event. The 43 entries built a $9,030 total prize pool.

In the end Jason Daniel, Don George and Jamie Spriggs made a deal once the tournament reached three-handed action that saw them essentially chop the remaining prize money three ways.

Event 7 winnersCPPT Event #7 – $240 NLH ‘Triple Stacks’ Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jason Daniel $2,289
2 Don George $2,287
3 Jamie Spriggs $2,287
4 Joseph Mirabile $903
5 Karim Bevans $722
6 Jayson Clark $542

In addition to a variety of no-limit hold’em events the CPPT Live! Casino & Hotel series also offers a number of mixed-game offerings, including the $240 Omaha eight-or-better/seven-card stud eight-or-better event. A total of 46 entries built a prize pool of $9,660. In the end it was Aaron Pinson who came out on top, taking home $2,348 for the win. This was Pinson’s third tournament title, with each and every win coming right here at the Live! Poker Room. The Baltimore, MD resident now has more than $159,000 in lifetime live tournament earnings.

Aaron PinsonCPPT Event #8 – $240 O.E. Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Aaron Pinson $2,348
2 Behzad Abdollahi $2,011
3 Robert Pugh $1,985
4 John Harris $1,963
5 Philip Hall $773
6 Jeffrey Bento $580

The most recent event to reach a conclusion this week was the $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. With 63 entries this event built a $16,695 prize pool. The top eight finishers made the money, with Angelo Rossi being the last player standing. Rossi earned $3,764 as the champion.

Angelo RossiCPPT Event #9 – $300 NLH Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Angelo Rossi $3,764 58
2 Michael Kilway $3,422 48
3 Robert Kosydar $2,816 38
4 Ray Salzberg $2,266 29
5 James Palilla $2,157 24
6 Jodenne Jensen $918 19
7 Evan Dundas $751 14
8 Duane Hunton $601 10

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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