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2018 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville Main Event Draws 373 Entries

Strong Turnout Blows Away $200,000 Guarantee To Build $361,810 Prize Pool

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Day 1B of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event saw registration officially come to a close. A total of 373 entries were made this year, easily surpassing the $200,000 guarantee to build a final prize pool of $361,810. This is the third largest field for a CPPT main event held at bestbet Jacksonville, behind only the 378 entries of 2017 and 390 of 2015.

The top 47 finishers will make the money this year. A min-cash will be worth a $1,773 payday, but of course, all eyes are on the title and the $75,655 first-place prize.

Lee ThomasDay 1B saw 210 entries made, up from 155 on day 1A. After 14 levels of poker action only 45 remained. The biggest stack to move forward from the second starting flight was Lee Thomas with 344,500.

The overall chip leader heading into day 2 is day 1A’s Nghia “Peter” Le, who will start day 2 with 359,500. The average stack when play resumes will be 119,500 with blinds of 1,500-3,000 with an ante of 500.

Day 2 will begin at noon on Sunday, April 29, with the plan being for play to continue until a final table is decided. The last nine players will play down to a champion with live streaming coverage of the action, with hole cards, available on bestbet LIVE.

Here is a look at the complete list of chip counts for players returning for day 2:

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Peter Le 359,500
2 Lee Thomas 344,500
3 William O’Neal 330,000
4 Mike Tran 298,500
5 Enos Smith 275,500
6 Kevin Costello 259,500
7 Corey Lipke 249,000
8 Phil Pompper 235,000
9 Justin Swilling 222,500
10 Greg Paryani 212,500
11 Brian Arbaugh 205,500
12 Dennis Johnson 203,000
13 Mario Oliveira 177,500
14 Will Augenstein 168,500
15 Danny Kaminsky 163,000
16 Ray Leone 157,500
17 Antonio Graham 155,000
18 B.J. McBrayer 154,000
19 Darren Muchern 152,000
20 Ben Diebold 150,000
21 Christy Pham 150,000
22 Jonny Peterson 150,000
23 Nick Raio 147,000
24 Dustin Stewart 144,000
25 Justin Dykes 134,000
26 Eddy Mroczkowski 132,000
27 John Dollinger 127,500
28 Tom Nguyen 123,500
29 Don Eckert 121,000
30 Rory McLoid 114,000
31 Dustin Nelson 112,500
32 Pablo Ortiz 110,000
33 Debra Dorcy 109,500
34 James McKinnon 109,000
35 Timothy Forsberg 104,000
36 Stephen Cheski 103,000
37 Brandon Caputo 101,500
38 Steven Rash 101,500
39 Robert Spach 99,500
40 Faisal Mir 99,000
41 Kelley Slay 96,000
42 Dennis Bergeron 95,000
43 Jason Hyong 93,500
44 Wes Haigh 88,500
45 Bryce McVay 86,500
46 Jeremy Eyer 84,000
47 Carlos Guerrero 83,000
48 Tony Miles 82,000
49 Kelly Slay 81,500
50 Toan Truong 79,000
51 Trace Henderson 79,000
52 Diane Casino 78,500
53 Danny Schechter 77,000
54 Conrado Lao 74,500
55 Jimmy Roberston 73,000
56 Carlos Loving 73,000
57 Richard Grant 66,500
58 Fred Cavedo 65,000
59 Randel Verbout 65,000
60 Heather Grote 65,000
61 Gloria Jackson 63,500
62 Mike Kruger 63,000
63 Wendy Lu 63,000
64 Travis Padgett 63,000
65 Louis De Pasquale 62,000
66 Mike Samonsky 61,000
67 John Dubard 60,500
68 Ryan McAllister 52,000
69 Karl Manning 49,500
70 Jared Reinstein 49,000
71 Nathaniel Palombo 48,500
72 James Jayner 48,000
73 Alberto Ocasio 48,000
74 Will Galloway 47,000
75 Jie Liu 44,500
76 Brian Fortelka 37,500
77 Willie Lawler 30,000
78 Scott Kennedy 21,000