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Card Player Poker Tour Wraps Up 2019 At Palm Beach Kennel Club With Successful Holiday Series

West Palm Beach Poker Room Plays Host To Successful Holiday Poker Tournament Series


Event 2 Winner Diego Lezcano With PBKC TD Wil HerreraThe Card Player Poker Tour put a bow on 2019 with a stellar showing at The Poker Room at Palm Beach Kennel Club. The five-event series in West Palm Beach ran during the holiday break between Dec. 26-31, bringing in the new year with some poker action.

The highlight of the CPPT series was the $60,000 guaranteed, $230 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. A whopping 548 players entered the tournament, blowing away the guarantee with a six-figure prize pool.

In the end, the final eight players agreed to an ICM (Independent Chip Model) chop of the remaining prize pool, with Diego Lezcano narrowly edging out Warren Irvine to come away the big winner with an $11,225 payout. Lezcano also won the Player of the Series award, taking home an extra $2,000 prize.

“We are extremely thrilled with the turn-out for the Card Player Poker Tour events at PBKC," said PBKC Poker Room Director Noah Carbone. "It seemed to be the right time of year and the right mix of exciting tournaments.”

The series was rounded out with a turbo no-limit hold’em event, a six-max bounty tournament, and even a pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event.

Check out the full results below.

Richard EllisEvent No. 1 — $10,000 GTD No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-In: $125
Entries: 257

Place Player Payout
1 Richard Ellis $2,920
2 Robert Feinstein $2,660
3 Nesly Baptiste $2,390
4 John Magnetta $2,260
5 Mark Crouch $1,880
6 Robert Gruber $1,825
7 Julio Lopez $1,610
8 Brian Kicklighter $1,185
9 William Farnan $1,160

Diego LezcanoEvent No. 2 — $60,000 GTD No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-In: $230
Entries: 548

Place Player Payout
1 Diego Lezcano $11,225
2 Warren Irvine $10,850
3 Jason Smith $8,505
4 Dominick Papa $7,850
5 Marci Miles $7,415
6 Aaron Berman $7,300
7 Javier Sarache $6,800
8 Ginold Cham $6,045
9 Lawrence Powell $1,960

Jason ReepEvent No. 3 — $8,000 GTD Pot-Limit Omaha 8/ob

Buy-In: $330
Entries: 61

Place Player Payout
1 Jason Reep $5,035
2 Ralph Broderick $4,200
3 Scott Franck $2,365
4 Matthew Kaplan $1,660
5 William Stanton $1,285
6 Shannon Kelly $1,025
7 Joseph Filipe $865
8 Tim Seidensticker $400

Lanier DavenportEvent No. 4 — $5,000 GTD No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Bounty

Buy-In: $125
Entries: 61

Place Player Payout
1 Lanier Davenport $1,750
2 Chad Creamer $1,080
3 Charles Kurland $775
4 Dominick Papa $560
5 Timothy Sickel $410
6 Victor Walker $300

Gary CollinsEvent No. 5 — No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

Buy-In: $125
Entries: 72

Place Player Payout
1 Gary Collins $1,295
2 Joseph Casella $1,295
3 Daniel Mattar $1,290
4 Ginold Cham $900
5 Ronald Young $900
6 Diane Linke $375
7 Patti Norris $305
8 Steven Gale $265

About PBKC Poker Room

The Poker Room at Palm Beach Kennel Club is one of the largest in the state. The elegant and non-smoking rooms include 64 poker tables with no-limit cash games and daily tournaments. There are big money daily promotions and the Bad Beat Jackpot. The highest Bad Beat Jackpot of $504,833 was paid out on Sept. 23, 2012, and millions more have been paid out since. The room also features table games including Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The games are easy for anyone to learn, play, and win!

Plus, with more than 500 TV monitors, fans can watch, wager, and win on thrilling live greyhound racing and simulcast horse action. Catch all your favorite college and NFL games so you don’t miss a play. Enjoy friendly service, full-service bars, and delicious food. Table-side food and beverage service is also available so you don’t have to miss a hand.

Thrilling Live Racing

Palm Beach Kennel Club is one of the greatest year-round attractions with fun and excitement for everyone, from spectacular greyhound racing and poker action, to special events and fine and casual dining.

Being one of the most competitive tracks in the country, PBKC has been home to some of the best greyhounds in the history of the sport and The Big Three $150,000 Stakes Series, comprised of the $50,000 “He’s My Man” Classic, $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby and $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Pat’s Invitational named in honor of Rooney Family patriarch Art Rooney, Sr.

The popular Backstretch radio show broadcasts live from PBKC every Friday with Benny the Boot and Mike Balsamo. The show highlights recent and upcoming greyhound and poker events, plus horse racing highlights, commentary, and breaking news.

Simulcast /OTB

Palm Beach Kennel Club provides the best in simulcast wagering from the nation’s top facilities. Whether you enjoy thoroughbreds, greyhounds, harness racing, or jai alai, there are plenty of ways to win and more than 500 screens to view the action.

Watch, wager, and win on full cards, featuring the best thoroughbred racing from the top tracks including: Gulfstream Park, Belmont, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Saratoga, Santa Anita and more. PBKC is the place to go for all the simulcast special events such as the Florida Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, and Breeders’ Cup races.


Because there’s never a dull moment at Palm Beach Kennel Club, it’s easy to work up an appetite! PBKC also offers a wide range of delicious choices, where you can place bets and watch the races right from your table.

The Paddock Restaurant offers a unique combination of dining and entertainment in an elegant, expansive dining room featuring a commanding view of the fast-paced action. All meals are cooked to order with the freshest ingredients. There are several daily chef’s specials and an outstanding wine list to compliment any meal.

The Terrace Restaurant, located on the track’s second floor, offers sit-down, full-service dining and serves delicious items at finish-line table seating in air-conditioned comfort.

For and all tournament schedules and jackpots visit the PBKC homepage. Follow PBKC on Twitter & Facebook @pbkennelclub for updates and visit the Card Player Poker Tour homepage for more information.