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$200,000 Guaranteed CPPT Live! Casino & Hotel Main Event: 186 Total Entries Made Through Day 1B

Late Registration and Re-Entry Is Available Until The Start of Day 2 At 12:15 P.M. On Sunday, Nov. 3

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A total of 120 entries were made on day 1B of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. With 66 entries made on day 1A, the total field has grown to 186 entries. That means that there is a potential overlay in this $200,000 guaranteed tournament, with late-registration and re-entry still available up until the start of day 2 at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 for those looking to get in on the action.

Jefferey ChangDay 1B saw 120 entries narrowed down to just 40 players after 12 levels of exciting tournament action. Jefferey Chang surged at the end of the night to bag up the biggest stack of day 1B with 324,000. That puts him in second overall heading into day 2, behind only day 1A leader Richie Smith. The Washington D.C. resident earned the largest score of his tournament resume when he finished runner-up in a $500 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed event here at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland back in 2014.

Other big stacks from day 1B include Tim Weslow (285,000), Adam Jones (253,000), Joe Cashen (228,000), Sophia Pappas (200,000), Noah Shefrin (190,500) and Yaser Al-Keliddar (170,000). Al-Keliddar is a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, having taken down the 2018 $3,000 six-max limit hold’em event for $154,338. He also finished in the first CPPT event held at this property back in 2018, earning $4,881. Mukharji Uppalapati finished 18th in that same tournament and bagged up 133,000 today.

Once again, Day 2 will start at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Players can late register or re-enter this event up to the start of the day. Anyone who takes advantage of that option will begin with 40,000 in chips, with blinds of 1,500-2,500 with a 2,500 big blind ante for level 13. Day 2 action will continue until a final table of nine is set.

Here is a look at the chip counts for the 60 players to make it through the 2 starting flights:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Richie Smith 349,000
2 Jefferey Chang 324,000
3 Tim Weslow 285,000
4 Adam Jones 253,000
5 Sonny Lee 233,000
6 Joe Cashen 228,000
7 Sophia Pappas 200,000
8 Chris Caruso 199,000
9 Undrakh Dovdontseren 196,000
10 Noah Shefrin 190,500
11 Rajasekar Govindan 176,000
12 Tam Nguyen 176,000
13 Lara Eisenberg 171,000
14 Yaser Al-Keliddar 170,000
15 James Kennedy 169,500
16 Michael Cannon 168,000
17 Paul Min 161,500
18 Chris Grove 158,000
19 Brian Frasca 156,500
20 John Michalak 155,500
21 Robert Kramer 153,500
22 Jonathan Gilligan 146,000
23 Mukharji Uppalapati 133,000
24 Yoon Cheon 130,500
25 Matt Riebel 127,500
26 Daniel Iachan 127,000
27 Robert Kosydar 126,000
28 David Greene 120,000
29 Chris Canning 104,000
30 Mukala Sikyala 102,000
31 Christian Risco 101,000
32 Jeff Esterling 101,000
33 Nicholas Verderamo 99,000
34 Ed Gazvoda 98,000
35 Steve Nooralian 97,000
36 Greg Buffett 95,500
37 Timothy Little 90,000
38 William Beer 87,000
39 James Anderson 86,000
40 Chris Csik 86,000
41 Han Oh 77,000
42 AJ Jamil 77,000
43 Dien Le 77,000
44 Jared Antevil 76,500
45 Michael Richer 76,000
46 Joseph McKeehen 75,000
47 John Jones 75,000
48 Dax Funderburk 74,000
49 Ryan Hohner 67,000
50 Jane Hitchcock 64,000
51 Jeff Kostolny 61,000
52 Alan Lee 55,000
53 Barabara Rogers 50,000
54 Matthew Beyerlein 45,000
55 George Yassa 43,500
56 Minho Choe 43,500
57 Anthony Cusamano 32,000
58 Phong Nguyen 31,000
59 Lisa Karl 22,000
60 Rossbert Chua 9,000

Day 2 Seat Draw:

First Name Last Name Chip Count Table – Seat
DIEN LE 77,000 28-1
SOPHIA PAPPAS 200,000 28-3
ED GAZVODA 98,000 28-4
UNDRA DOVDONTSEREN 196,000 28-6
ROSSBERT CHUA 9,000 28-7
RYAN HOHNER 67,000 28-8
JEFFREY CHANG 324,500 30-2
PAUL MIN 161,500 30-3
BRIAN FRASCA 156,500 30-4
CHRIS GROVE 158,000 30-6
ROBERT KOSYDAR 126,000 30-7
JEFF KOSTOLNI 61,000 30-8
TIM LITTLE 90,000 31-1
MINHO CHOE 43,500 31-2
JOHNATHON GILLIAM 146,000 31-3
WILLIAM BEER 87,000 31-4
MICHAEL RICHER 76,500 31-6
PHONG NGUYEN 31,000 31-7
MATT RIEBEL 127,500 31-8
NOAH SHEFRIN 190,500 32-2
JOSEPH MCKEEHEN 75,000 32-3
CHRIS CANNING 104,000 32-4
MICHAEL CANNON 168,000 32-6
YOON CHEON 130,500 32-7
LARA EISENBERG 171,000 32-8
JAMES ANDERSON 86,000 33-1
JOHN JONES 75,000 33-2
ANTHONY CUSUMANO 31,000 33-3
RAJ GOVINDAN 176,000 33-4
JOHN MICHALAK 135,500 33-6
TAM NGUYEN 176,000 33-7
HAN OH 77,000 33-8
CHRIS CARUSO 199,000 34-1
GREG BUFFETT 95,500 34-2
DAVID GREENE 120,000 34-3
TIM WESLOW 283,500 34-4
AREEB JAMIL 77,000 34-6
CHRIS CSIK 86,000 34-7
JANE HITCHCOCK 64,000 34-8
ALAN LEE 55,000 35-1
JARED ANTEVIL 76,500 35-2
MATTHEW BEYERLEIN 45,000 35-3
ROBERT KRAMER 153,500 35-4
LISA KARL 22,000 35-6
SONNY LEE 233,000 35-7
CHRISTIAN RISCO 101,000 35-8
DANIEL IACHAN 127,000 40-1
GEORGE YASSA 43,500 40-3
BARBARA ROGERS 50,000 40-4
JOE CASHEN 228,000 40-6
STEVE NOORALIAN 97,000 40-7
MUKALA SIKYALA 102,000 40-8
MUKHARJI UPPALAPATI 133,000 41-1
ADAM JONES 253,000 41-3
JAMES KENNEDY 169,500 41-4
NICHOLAS VERDERAMO 99,000 41-6
YASER AL-KELIDDAR 170,000 41-7
DAX FUNDERBURK 74,000 41-8

The Poker Room at Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest on the East Coast, with 15,000 square feet of room and 50 tables available for 24/7, around-the-clock action. The luxurious and comfortable room will play host to 13 days of exciting tournament play, with a variety of games and formats on the schedule.

“We are excited to be teaming up with the Card Player Poker Tour for the second time,” said The Poker Room at Live! Casino & Hotel Tournament Director Jason Heidenthal. “The room opened in 2013 and since then our goal has been to make it the premier tournament destination in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.”

The Live! Casino & Hotel first teamed up with the Card Player Poker Tour in January of 2018. The inaugural series featured 16 events, with the marquee tournament being the $1,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em main event. The tournament attracted a total of 307 total entries, blowing away the $200,000 guarantee to build a final prize pool of $307,000. The lion’s share of that was awarded to eventual champion Eric Ladny, who took home $54,022 and became the first-ever CPPT champion decided in Maryland.

Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Live! Casino & Hotel is open 24/7/365, features more than 200 live-action table games, approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines, and two High Limit rooms. Those driving to the property can take advantage of the six-story parking garage with space for 5,000 vehicles. The property is home to 11 excellent dining establishments, including Bobby’s Burger Palace, Phillips Seafood Restaurant, and The Cheesecake Factory.

Players can book rooms at the Hotel, which features 310 luxurious rooms and 52 suites. The Hotel Tower is the tallest building in the county at 17 stories high! Those looking for another lodging option can check out Live! Lofts, conveniently located five minutes from Live! Casino & Hotel, which offer 250 guest rooms and suites.

For reservations check out the casino website. For more information about the CPPT, visit the tour’s homepage.