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Card Player Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino Event Draws 243 Entrants For Day 1A

David Levy Leads Remaining 55 Players, Day 1B Starts At Noon Saturday

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The Card Player Poker Tour has made its way to Black Hawk, Colorado for the inaugural stop at the Golden Gates Casino, and by all early indications, it’s already guaranteed to be a massive success.

Despite ongoing tournament action all over the country, the CPPT Golden Gates $600 buy-in event drew a whopping 243 entrants for day 1A, creating a prize pool thus far of $126,350. Registration, however, will remain open until the end of the dinner break on day 1B, and tournament officials are expecting an even bigger turnout.

David LevyEach player began the tournament with 40,000 in chips, and by the end of 16 levels, just 55 players remained with an average stack of 176,727. Leading the way is David Levy, who bagged up 435,000. Levy was a late alternate to the tournament and lasted just a few minutes on his first bullet, but his second bullet proved to be much better.

Other big stacks included Scott Craft (432,000), who won a big flip during the final level when his pocket jacks held against A-Q, and Johnny Lopez (417,000), who crippled a fellow big stack late in the evening with a set of fives.

Day 1B begins at noon MT, with unlimited re-entries and registration open until the start of level 13.

Here’s a look at the day 1A top 10 overnight chip counts. Click here for the full list.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 David Levy 435,000
2 Scott Craft 432,000
3 Johnny Lopez 417,000
4 Jacob Schroeder 383,000
5 Vincent Moscati 367,000
6 Daniel Lim 365,000
7 Garrett Patrick 355,000
8 Stephen Patch 322,000
9 Dan Trush 303,000
10 Jamal Sawaadeh 294,000

About The Golden Gates Casino

The Golden Gates Casino is one of three Affinity Gaming properties in Black Hawk, along with Golden Mardi Gras Casino and Golden Gulch Casino. Those looking for gaming options other than poker can enjoy more than 650 loose slots and 39 table games including craps, roulette, blackjack and three card poker, between the three locations which are adjacent to each other.

There are also plenty of dining options in the area, whether it’s a casual lunch at the Bourbon Street Café or Full House Café, or drinks at the Jester’s Bar or Masquerade Bar. Even breakfast is covered with an on-site Dunkin Donuts.

The Golden Gates Casino is located at 261 Main Street, Black Hawk, Colorado 80422, less than an hour west of Denver. Click here or call 303-582-2600 ext. 3519 for more information. You can follow the poker room on Twitter @gates_poker.