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2018 Card Player Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino: Andreas Ramadanis Leads Going Into Day 2

107 Players Will Return For Day 2 From A Total of 456 Entries


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The stage is set for the final day of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. A total of 456 entries were made in the event, building a total prize pool of $237,120. Day 1A saw 243 entries while Day 1B added 213. Now only 107 players remain, with 55 advancing from day 1A and another 52 from day 1B.

The overall chip leader played on day 1B. Andreas Ramadanis ended the day on a massive upswing, winning a few big hands in the final levels to surge into the lead with 564,000. The final hand saw Ramadanis eliminate two players with a turned set of sixes, which had outrun the pocket eights and pocket tens of his two all-in opponents.

Max YoungOther big stacks from day 1B included Mark Manges (398,000) and 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Harvey’s Lake tahoe main event winner Max Young (378,000). Young won a massive hand late in the day with pocket aces all-in preflop against an opponent’s ADiamond SuitKClub Suit that helped propell him up the chip counts.

Day 2 begins at 11:00 a.m. local time and will continue until a new CPPT champion is decided.

Here’s a look at the top 10 chip stacks heading into day 2. Click here for the full list.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Andreas Ramadanis 565,000
2 David Levy 435,000
3 Scott Craft 432,000
4 Johnny Lopez 417,000
5 Mark Manges 398,000
6 Jacob Schroeder 383,000
7 Max Young 378,000
8 Vincent Moscati 367,000
9 Daniel Lim 365,000
10 Garrett Patrick 355,000

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.