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2019 Card Player Poker Tour World Cup of Cards: Day 1A Draws 139 Entries

James Allan Werry Leads The 26 Players Moving On To Day 2 Of This $250,000 CAD Guaranteed Tournament

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Day 1A of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour World Cup of Cards $250,000 CAD guaranteed $1,100 CAD no-limit hold’em main event is in the books. A total of 139 entries turned out to Playground Poker Club in Montreal for the first of two starting flights, with 26 players remaining after 16 levels of exciting poker action.

The chip leader following the conclusion of day 1A was James Allan Werry with 375,000. Other big stacks include Luigi Fantigrossi (309,500), Graham Squires (248,500), and Carter Swidler (239,500).

Danny FreitasAlso among the 26 to make it to day 2 was Danny Freitas, who topped a massive field of 2,401 entries to win the World Series of Poker International Circuit $1,100 CAD main event at Playground Poker Club back in 2018 for $227,096 USD. He ended day 1A with 148,000.

Day 1B kicks off at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, with late registration open until the beginning of level 10. The survivors of the two starting flights will combine on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for day 2.

Players will start with 30,000 in chips, with 30-minute levels throughout day 1B. This is a single re-entry event, with one entry and a re-entry permitted until the end of the late registration period for each starting flight.

A player can play Day 1B even if they survived Day 1A with chips. They would take forward their largest stack and forfeit the smaller if were they to bag up chips on both days.

Here is a look at the chip counts of the day 1A survivors:

Rank First Name Last Name Chip Count
1 James Allan Werry 375,000
2 Luigi Fantigrossi 309,500
3 Graham Squires 248,500
4 Carter Swidler 239,500
5 Andrew Macdonald 237,000
6 Philipp Daze 223,000
7 Justin Dale Beers 220,500
8 Samuel Barre 211,500
9 Samuel Ferland-Picard 206,000
10 Kauvsegan Ehamparam 181,500
11 Dustin Goldklang 180,500
12 Benjaman Chen 175,500
13 Michael Mckinnon 170,000
14 Danny Freitas 148,000
15 William Blais 124,000
16 Duff Charette 123,500
17 Pinto S 121,500
18 Medhat Ramzy 104,500
19 Tommy Nguyen 100,000
20 Giovanni Massa 99,000
21 Mitcheal Ferguson 92,000
22 Khaly Dang 91,000
23 Stuart Lindsay Linnen 83,000
24 Omri Moga 56,500
25 Jonathan B 44,500
26 Chanracy Khun 21,500

This is the third edition of the World Cup of Cards, which featured 26 events spread from Jan. 20 – Feb. 6. The series featured over $2 million in guaranteed prize money, with three marquee tournaments including the CPPT main event, the $220 CAD partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada $500,000 CAD guaranteed no-limit hold’em event, and the $1,650 CAD WPTDeepStacks $750,000 CAD guaranteed no-limit hold’em event.

All of this incredible action is taking place at the Playground Poker Club, Canada’s premier poker destination, which is conveniently located just minutes south of downtown Montreal in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake. Built For Players By Players, Playground Poker Club offers unmatched cash game action 24/7 plus a great weekly tournament schedule.

For more information about the Card Player Poker Tour, click here.

Photo and info courtesy of World Cup of Cards blog.