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Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event: Peter Chu Leads 35 Advancing From Day 1B

247 Entries Have Been Made So Far, With Day 1C and Day 2 Direct Entry Still Available To Play

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Day 1B of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino $500,000 guaranteed $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event has come to a close. A total of 140 were made on the second of three starting flights, and after just over 12 levels of action, the field was narrowed to just 35 players who will return on Sunday to play down to a final table, joining the 27 players to move on from day 1A. That means there are 62 players remaining from a total of 247 entries made so far, with day 1C and day 2 direct entry still available.

Peter Chu ended day 1B as the chip leader with 269,500. Other big stacks include Zaher Samaan (250,500), Bruce Kramer (250,000), Frank Mariani (195,000), Craig Schauer (191,500) and Angelina Rich (170,000).

Jisup HwangOther notables to make it through the day include recent WPT Legends of Poker fifth-place finisher Jisup Hwang (112,000), James Salman (198,000), Bill Klein (44,500).

A number of recognizable names failed to survive the day, including 2017 champion of this event Andrew Wisdom, two-time World Poker Tour champion Marvin Rettenmaier, two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Nipun Java, Mike Eskandari and seven-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Sean Yu.

Saturday’s day 1C will see once again 40-minute levels throughout the day, with registration and re-entry closing at the beginning of level 10. The action will again continue until the field is narrowed to 25 percent of the number of entries.

In addition to being able to play day 1C, those interested in getting in on the action can take advantage of this tournament’s Quantum structure and buy directly into day 2 for $4,300. Those who exercise this option will receive 120,000 in chips, with 50-minute levels and the blinds starting at 1,000-2,000 with a 2,000 big blind ante.

Here are the chip counts of the all the players to have made it through to day 2 from flights 1A and 1B:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Peter Chu 269,500
2 Zaher Samaan 250,500
3 Bruce Kramer 250,000
4 Daniel Mijac 219,000
5 Xiao Ruan 201,000
6 James Salmon 198,000
7 Frank Mariani 195,000
8 Craig Schauer 191,500
9 Nathan Bjerno 191,000
10 Li Ping Zhong 187,000
11 Ira Friedman 183,000
12 Adam Demersseman 180,000
13 Angelina Rich 170,000
14 Arthur Bekkerman 170,000
15 Ron Miller 163,500
16 William Wolf 158,000
17 Drew Hart 156,500
18 Nicky Komphouvong 152,000
19 Matt Salsberg 148,500
20 Tab 146,500
21 Quoc Le 144,000
22 Tigran Abgaryan 139,000
23 Bob Lenart 134,500
24 Jason Bral 131,500
25 Peter Neff 127,000
26 Seth Kuyler 125,000
27 Ryan Howe 124,000
28 Daniel Illingworth 120,000
29 Anne Bui 119,000
30 Joe Serock 116,000
31 Ben Moon 113,500
32 Kevin Quan 113,000
33 Jisup Hwang 112,000
34 Ron West 112,000
35 Franklin Margolis 109,000
36 Jose Gutierez 104,000
37 Kevin Babayun 103,000
38 Michael Gil 100,500
39 Vartan Chilirgirian 90,400
40 Eider Cruz 90,000
41 Ed Klein 89,000
42 Jason Nguyen 86,500
43 Timothy Telliard 86,500
44 Lawrence Ma 82,500
45 Paul Lui 77,500
46 Elaine Colton 76,500
47 Pete Hengsakul 76,500
48 Jared Griener 75,500
49 Sang Wan Lee 74,500
50 Cristiano Ferrari 68,500
51 Austin You 68,500
52 Sohale Khalili 65,000
53 Vyacheslav Stoyanov 52,000
54 Sevak Dasadarian 50,500
55 Jeff Yarchever 47,000
56 Ernie Gormaz 44,500
57 Bill Klein 44,500
58 Hayk Grigorian 41,000
59 Frank Kelly 37,000
60 Jose Max Cosentino 29,500
61 Chad Delanzo 28,000
62 Quing Lu 26,000