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Entrants: 800

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  • Aug 03, '12 - Aug 06, '12


Updates on Final Day (Aug 06, 12)


Final Table Live Stream

Follow along with the Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw final table live stream right here:

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Gary Luther Eliminated On Final Table Bubble

Maxx Dansky raised and Gary Luther moved all in from the button for 239,000. Dansky called with pocket eights and had Luther’s pocket sixes in trouble.

The board ran out clean for Dansky and Luther was eliminated in 10th place.

Player Tags: Maxx Dansky,   Gary Luther

Chase Rudder Eliminated By Maxx Dansky

Chase Rudder moved all in from under the gun for his last 330,000 and Maxx Dansky quickly called from the big blind with QHeart Suit QSpade Suit.

Rudder showed AHeart Suit 9Spade Suit, but couldn’t connect on a board of 8Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit 8Club Suit KDiamond Suit.

Rudder is eliminated in 11th and the rest of the final 10 players are redrawing for the unofficial final table.

Player Tags: Maxx Dansky

Maxx Dansky Eliminates Matt Lawrence

Matt Lawrence was all in holding pocket nines against the ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit of Maxx Dansky.

The board ran out 10Spade Suit 7Club Suit 2Heart Suit 5Spade Suit AHeart Suit and Lawrence was eliminated in 12th place. Dansky increased his stack to nearly 3 million in chips.

Player Tags: Matt Lawrence,   Maxx Dansky

Chip Counts

First Last Chip Count
Miguel Hernandez 2,250,000
Maxx Dansky 2,150,000
Ricky Green 1,375,000
Carlos Valdivieso 1,070,000
Michael Newport 1,015,000
Travis Riffle 900,000
Tana Karnchanakphan 860,000
Matt Lawrence 830,000
Keith Carter 755,000
Jason Brewer 460,000
Chase Rudder 420,000
Gary Luther 350,000

Level 25

Players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante.


Eliminations: 20th - 13th Place Finishers

Only 12 players remain out of the 800 total entries in the Card Player Poker tour Choctaw $1,080 no-limit hold’em main event. Here is a look at the players that were eliminated during the first two levels of play on the final day:

Place Player Earnings
13 Sterling Savill $9,386
14 Val Wood $9,386
15 John Short $9,386
16 T.J. Cloutier $7,729
17 Pedro Rios $7,729
18 Calaeb Roland $7,729
19 William Jester $6,437
20 Steve Mrozinski $6,437


The players are now on a 15-minute break.


Sterling Savill Eliminated By Miguel Hernandez

On a flop of 9Heart Suit 6Heart Suit 5Heart Suit, Sterling Savill was all in holding QHeart Suit QDiamond Suit against 8Diamond Suit 7Heart Suit of Miguel Hernandez.

Savill needed a heart, but the turn and river came 10Diamond Suit 4Club Suit to send him to the rail in 13th place.


Val Wood Eliminated By Maxx Dansky

Val Wood moved all in for his last 131,000 from under the gun. Action folded around to Maxx Dansky, who made the call with JClub Suit 7Club Suit from the big blind.

The flop ended any drama, coming 10Club Suit 9Club Suit 5Club Suit and sending Wood out in 14th place. Dansky continues to build his stack and is now approaching 2 million.

Player Tags: Val Wood,   Maxx Dansky
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