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2018 CPPT Live! Casino & Hotel: Winners of Events 10-13

A Look At The Results From Events 10-13


The inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Live! Casino & Hotel kicked off on January 4, 2018 at what has been voted Maryland’s Best Casino five years running by Casino Player Magazine. The 16-event poker series is taking place 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. That event got underway on Friday, Jan. 12 with the first of two starting days and will continue until a champion is decided on Sunday, Jan. 14.

Earlier in the week Card Player brought you a couple of recaps of the preliminary tournaments, first covering events 1-5 and then events 6-9.-

The tenth tournament of the series was the $350 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Black Chip’ bounty event. The event drew a field of 38 entries to create a $7,980 prize pool.

Nikolas KursmanNikolas Kursman emerged victorious with the title, taking home $2,532 for the win.

CPPT Event #10 – $350 NLH ‘Black Chip’ Bounty Turbo Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Nikolas Kursman $2,532 38
2 Babak Golshani $2,532 32
3 Anthony Rosselli $1,400 26
4 Duane Hunton $878 19
5 Christopher Kojak $638 16

Event #9 was the only six-max no-limit hold’em event on offer this week. The $350 buy-in event saw 59 entries build a prize pool of $18,054. The top eight finishers made the money, with eventual champion Timothy Donaldson taking home the first-prize payday of $6,500. Third-place finisher Steven Nooralian earned $2,392 for his deep run just days after winning $3,500 in the $375 survivor event.

Timothy DonaldsonCPPT Event #11 – $350 NLH Six-Max Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Timothy Donaldson $6,500 48
2 Luke Springer $3,818 40
3 Steven Nooralian $2,392 32
4 Robert Newton $1,625 24
5 David Lazarus $1,264 20
6 George Yassa $993 16

The next tournament on the schedule was the lone pot-limit Omaha event of the series. The $350 buy-in eight-max event attracted 13 total entries and built a $3,978 prize pool.

Timothy BishopTimothy Bishop came out on top in this PLO showdown, taking home $2,586 for the win.

CPPT Event #12 – $350 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Timothy Bishop $2,586
2 Joseph Reichenbacher $1,392

The final tournament to wrap up before the $200,000 guaranteed main event got underway on Friday, Jan. 12 was the $240 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Triple Stacks’ event. With 64 entries there was $13,440 up for grabs in this one. The lion’s share of that money was ultimately awarded to Joseph Mirabile, who came out on top with the title and $3,669.

Joseph MirabileCPPT Event #13 – $240 NLH ‘Triple Stacks’ Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Joseph Mirabile $3,669
2 Anthony Collurafici $2,543
3 Marc Gendleman $2,450
4 David Lazarus $2,009
5 Angelo Rossi $941
6 Kevin Solomon $739
7 Nilsa Grange $605
8 Gregory Buffett $484

There are a few events on offer after the main event. 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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