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$1,500 CPPT Choctaw Main Event -- $500k Guarantee

  • Aug 02, '13 - Aug 05, '13


Updates on Final Day (Aug 05, 13)


Mo Arani Wins CPPT Choctaw Main Event ($220,626) -- Allan Farber Eliminated in Second Place ($136,011)

CPPT Choctaw Champion Mo AraniOn the final hand of the night Allan Farber raised to 260,000 and Mo Arani called. The flop was dealt 6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit2Heart Suit and Farber fired out 300,000 after Mo checked. Mo then called and the turn fell 6Diamond Suit.

Mo checked, Farber bet 1 million, Mo check-raised to 2 million, and Farber reraised all in. Mo called to cover Farber and the two final players revealed their cards one last time. Farber held ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit but Mo was on top with 7Diamond Suit6Club Suit for turned trip sixes. The river sealed things up with the 4Spade Suit and Farber was eliminated in second place, good for $136,011.

That made Mo the latest CPPT champion and he took home the CPPT Choctaw main event championship bracelet and top prize worth $220,626. That concludes our coverage from the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.

The next stop on the Card Player Poker Tour takes us to the bestbet Jacksonville in September. You can catch live updates from the $1,500 main event from September 6-9.


Allan Farber Takes Some Back

Allan Farbe made it 260,000 from the button and Mo Arani called from the big blind. The dealer spread AClub SuitAHeart SuitQSpade Suit and both players checked. The dealer opened up the 7Club Suit and Arani check-called Farber’s 300,000 bet. The river was the 3Spade Suit, Arani checked, Farber bet 400,000 and Arani folded.

Player Tags: Allan Farber

Another for Mo Arani

Mo Arani opened to 260,000 and Allan Farber raised to 620,00. Arani called and the flop was QHeart Suit3Heart Suit2Diamond Suit. Farber fired out 500,000 and Arani called the half a million bet. The turn was the JHeart Suit and Farber bet again, this time 800,000. Arani raised it up to 2,150,000 and Farber released.

Player Tags: Allan Farber

One for Mo Arani

Allan Farber opened to 260,000 from the button and Mo Arani called. The flop was AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit6Club Suit and Arani check-called Farber’s 300,000 bet to see the 2Heart Suit on the turn. Arani again check-called Farber’s bet, this time for 575,000 and the two saw the 5Heart Suit on the river. Both players checked and Arani showed 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit. Farber mucked and Arani took the pot.

Player Tags: Allan Farber

Mo Arani Doubles Up

Mo AraniMo Arani raised to 260,000 preflop and Allan Farber called. Both players checked the QSpade Suit6Diamond Suit6Heart Suit flop and the 8Club Suit followed on the turn. Mo bet 275,000 and Farber called. The river delivered the 7Diamond Suit and Farber led out this time for 650,000. Mo raised all in for 2,160,000 and Farber called.

Farber held 5Club Suit4Club Suit for straight but Mo had him beat with pocket sevens for a full house. Mo doubled up to survive with just over 6 million. Farber still held over 8 million and the chip stacks were right back to where they started heads up.


Mohammad Abedi-Arani Takes Pot With Jacks

Mohammad Abedi-Arani opened to 225,000 from the button and Allan Farber made it 500,000 to go from the big blind. Abedi-Arani called and the two saw a flop of KHeart Suit9Spade Suit7Spade Suit. Farber checked-called Abedi-Arani’s bet of 275,000 to see the 5Heart Suit on the turn. Both players checked to the 8Heart Suit on the river, Farber fired out a bet of 500,000 and Abedi-Arani called. Farber showed QSpade Suit8Spade Suit for a pair of eight but Abedi-Arani had him beat with JClub Suit9Heart Suit for a pair of nines.

Player Tags: Allan Farber

Level 34 Begins

Play continues without a break as blinds increase to 60,000-120,000 with a 20,000 ante for the final two players.


Heads-Up Play Begins

The final two players are back at it with blinds continuing at 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante for the last 15 minutes of Level 33.


Heads-Up Chip Counts on the Break

Choctaw ChipsThe final two players are taking a 15-minute break before the start of the heads-up final. Here are the stacks they will come back to when cards get back in the air.

Allan Farber: 8,600,000
Mohammed Abedi-Arani: 6,100,000


Lou Barlow Eliminated in Third Place ($100,271)

Lou BarlowLou Barlow checked a flop reading JSpade Suit8Spade Suit4Heart Suit on the small blind and Allan Farber bet 200,000 from the big blind. Barlow check-raised all in and Farber called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Farber: AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit
Barlow: KSpade Suit8Diamond Suit

Turn and River: 10Spade SuitQDiamond Suit

Barlow was eliminated in third place and he took home $100,271 in prize money. Farber advanced to the heads-up final against Mo Arani with over 8 million.

Player Tags: Allan Farber
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