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Jonathan Jaffe Leads Day 1B Of Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Main Event

Jaffe Will Start Day 2 Second In Chips Behind Day 1A Leader Jeremy Joseph

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On Day 1A of the Card Player Poker tour bestbet Jacksonville main event, Jonathan Jaffe was eliminated as he ran his A-K into Jeremy Joseph’s pocket aces.

The hand gave Joseph the chip lead to conclude the day’s action, but Jaffe came back on Saturday for Day 1B, accumulated a monster stack of his own and bagged the biggest stack of the 38 players that survived the second and final starting flight.

The World Poker Tour champion with more than $4.2 million in career tournament earnings finished the day’s 14, 40-minute levels with 410,000 in chips. While it’s not enough to overtake Joseph’s 583,000 for the overall lead, he’s the only player Jaffe will be looking up at on the leaderboard. As opposed to playing one significant pot, Jaffe was among the top stacks for most of the day and steadily accumulated chips throughout it.

Other top stacks from Day 1B include Raymond Leone (398,000), Donovan Dean (297,000), eight-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Kyle Cartwright (287,000) and Jessica Cai (232,000).

Cartwright, who also won a WSOP bracelet in 2014, vaulted to the top of the 1B chip counts after flopping a straight flush draw against Sterling Savill and backing into trip eights late in the day. He was able to hold steady after that and finish with a top stack.

Kyle CartwrightOnly Jaffe, Leone and Dean will fit into the top five overall stacks when Day 2 starts as Joseph holds the top spot and Dustin Holladay, who bagged 386,000 on Friday, will start Sunday third in chips. Cards will get in the air at noon on Sunday and play down to a final table before bagging up and crowning a winner on Monday.

Other notable stacks coming back for Day 2 include Ryan McAllister (264,000), TK Miles (252,000), Raminder Singh (243,000), Hal Rotholz (206,000), Sterling Savill (183,000), BJ McBrayer (109,000), Steve Karp (101,000), Ricardo Eyzaguirre (79,000) and 2019 WSOP main event runner-up Tony Miles (60,000).

There were 206 entries in the Day 1B field, bringing the overall field size to 339 when combined with the 133 entries that came out for Friday’s Day 1A. There were 24 survivors from Friday and another 38 on Saturday.

The 339 entries generated a total prize pool of $759,360 with the top 43 spots finishing in the money for at least $3,929. The eventual winner will walk away with $158,915 and the top two spots will earn six-figure paydays.

There were several talented poker players that put up the $2,500 buy-in but were unable to make it through either starting flight. World Poker Tour champion Ryan Van Sanford, WSOP bracelet winner John Gorsuch and 2010 WSOP main event November Niner John Dolan.

When players return on Sunday, bursting the money bubble will be one of the first thoughts on everyone’s mind. With just 62 players remaining, only 18 need to hit the rail before the final 43 players will be in the money. With blinds starting at 2,000-4,000 with a 4,000 big blind ante, there are 10 players starting the day with less than 20 big blinds and the money bubble should break within the day’s first few levels.

Here is a look at the complete Day 2 chip counts:

Rank Player Chip Count Table Seat
1 Jeremy Joseph 583,000 15 2
2 Jonathan Jaffe 410,000 61 2
3 Raymond Leone 398,000 14 8
4 Dustin Holladay 386,000 16 3
5 Donovan Dean 297,000 63 8
6 Jeremy Eyer 289,000 62 5
7 Kyle Cartwright 287,000 15 4
8 Ryan Mcallister 264,000 69 1
9 Timothy Miles 252,000 63 2
10 John Bagwell 247,000 68 4
11 Raminder Singh 243,000 68 6
12 Michael Truman 242,000 61 3
13 Jessica Cai 232,000 14 3
14 Benjamin Scrogins 221,000 62 2
15 Thomas Newton 208,000 15 6
16 Michael Rosenberg 207,000 15 8
17 Hal Rotholz 206,000 63 4
18 Brian Dumaplin 195,000 15 1
19 Hai duy Nguyen 193,000 16 2
20 Brett Feder 185,000 16 7
21 Sterling Savill 183,000 16 1
22 Joseph Crowley 181,000 63 7
23 Jaden Burns 173,000 69 3
24 Warren Teal 166,000 61 5
25 Vontz Burke 158,000 62 3
26 Michael Cox 158,000 15 7
27 Mario Oliveira 157,000 63 3
28 Taylor Deane 150,000 14 7
29 Lukina Yekaterina 148,000 69 2
30 Tai Cao 147,000 68 8
31 Brian Kent 143,000 61 8
32 Sokchheka Pho 140,000 68 3
33 Christopher Barton 137,000 14 2
34 Mac Johnson 136,000 16 5
35 Carl Jenkins 133,000 14 6
36 Ewan Leatham 133,000 63 5
37 Matthew Leecy 120,000 16 6
38 Nadeem Hirani 111,000 63 1
39 Billy Mcbrayer 109,000 68 2
40 Jeffrey Klein 109,000 68 5
41 Carlos Guerrero 108,000 62 7
42 Ellis Mcneal 105,000 15 3
43 Charles Kelley 102,000 69 4
44 Steven Karp 101,000 14 4
45 Matthew Higgins 99,000 61 7
46 Chad Brown 95,000 62 8
47 Yi Li 94,000 62 1
48 Christopher Conrad 92,000 16 4
49 Heather Grote 89,000 14 5
50 James Brown 88,000 61 6
51 Donald Mathews 83,000 68 7
52 Dennis Homsey 82,000 69 5
53 Ricardo Eyzaguirre 79,000 62 6
54 Lamare Davis 78,000 63 6
55 Robert Thrift 76,000 62 4
56 Brian Arbaugh 62,000 61 4
57 Jianwei Chen 61,000 16 8
58 Tony Miles 60,000 69 6
59 Christopher Okoli 57,000 61 1
60 Dhimitri Lleshi 48,000 14 1
61 Barbra ann Rogers 45,000 69 7
62 Juan Tellez 37,000 15 5