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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $526,500
Entrants: 390

$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em $300K GTD

  • Aug 21, '15 - Aug 24, '15


Updates on Final Day (Aug 24, 15)


Antony Vidmer Doubles Through Sean Ream

Antony VidmerWith the board reading QDiamond SuitJSpade Suit2Club Suit Sean Ream bet 210,000. Antony Vidmer shoved and Ream called.

Vidmer tabled pocket Jacks for a flopped set and Ream showed Ace-Queen for a pair of Queens. The board completed 5Spade Suit8Diamond Suit and Vidmer doubled.

Player Tags: Antony Vidmer

Heng Zhang Doubles Through TK Miles

Heng ZhangTK Miles raised to 80,000 on the button and Heng Zhang shoved for 375,000 from the small blind.

Miles turned over AClub Suit4Club Suit and Zhang showed ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit.

Zhang led after a flop of QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit5Club Suit but Miles picked up a pair of fours when the 4Diamond Suit fell on the turn. However, the turn card gave Zhang additional outs to double and he found a diamond on the river – 5Diamond Suit – to double up.

Player Tags: Timothy Miles,   Heng Zhang

Antony Vidmer Doubles Through Heng Zhang

Antony VidmerAntony Vidmer shoved for 345,000 with ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit and Heng Zhang called with AClub Suit10Heart Suit.

Vidmer doubled on a board of JSpade Suit8Club Suit7Spade SuitKClub SuitADiamond Suit.

Player Tags: Antony Vidmer,   Heng Zhang

Darryll Fish Eliminated 8th ($14,630)

Darryll FishSean Ream raised the button and Darryll Fish shoved from the big blind. Ream called and Fish was all in for his tournament life.

Ream – AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit
Fish – KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit

Board – 8Club Suit8Heart Suit3Heart SuitADiamond Suit9Club Suit

Fish collected $14,630 for his 8th place finish.

Player Tags: Darryll Fish

Chip Counts

By Seat

Seat 1 Michael McDonald 475,000
Seat 2 _____
Seat 3 Antony Vidmer 650,000
Seat 4 Sean Ream 1,665,000
Seat 5 Lawrence Paden 560,000
Seat 6 Darryll Fish 1,070,000
Seat 7 Willie Lawrence 485,000
Seat 8 TK Miles 2,020,000
Seat 9 Heng Zhang 820,000

By Numbers

TK Miles 2,020,000
Sean Ream 1,665,000
Darryll Fish 1,070,000
Heng Zhang 820,000
Antony Vidmer 650,000
Lawrence Paden 560,000
Willie Lawrence 485,000
Michael McDonald 475,000
Player Tags: Timothy Miles

Willie Lawrence Doubles Through Heng Zhang

Willie LawrenceWillie Lawrence was all in with his last 265,000 and Heng Zhang called. Lawrence showed AHeart Suit8Heart Suit and Zhang tabled 2Diamond Suit2Spade Suit.

Lawrence picked up a straight on a 9Heart Suit7Club Suit6Club Suit5Spade Suit6Club Suit board and doubled for the second time this level.

Player Tags: Willie Lawrence,   Heng Zhang

Antony Vidmer Doubles Through TK Miles

Antony VidmerAntony Vidmer was all-in for about 225,000 on the button and TK Miles called.

Vidmer – AClub SuitKDiamond Suit
Miles – KClub SuitKSpade Suit

Vidmer flopped an ace and doubled on a AHeart Suit6Spade Suit5Spade Suit9Heart Suit6Diamond Suit board.

Player Tags: Timothy Miles,   Antony Vidmer

Willie Lawrence Doubles Through Darryll Fish

Willie LawrenceWillie Lawrence moved his short stack into the middle with QClub Suit7Club Suit and Darryll Fish called with 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit. Lawrence flopped a pair of sevens on a 10Spade Suit7Spade Suit3 but was still behind. The 7Diamond Suit on the turn put him in nice position to double up and he dodged the any outs for Fish on the JClub Suit river to double up.

Player Tags: Darryll Fish,   Willie Lawrence

Collin Wilson Eliminated 9th ($10,972)

Collin WilsonTK Miles opened to 65,000 from middle position and Collin Wilson shoved for about 400,000 from the button with AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit. Miles tabled JClub SuitJSpade Suit and Wilson lost the race after a 9Diamond Suit6Spade Suit4Heart Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit board.

Collin Wilson – $10,972 (9th)

Player Tags: Timothy Miles,   Collin Wilson

TK Miles and Darryll Fish Headline Final Table

TK MilesTwo Florida natives headline the Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville $1,500 no-limit hold’em $300,000 guarantee final table. TK Miles and Darryll Fish are easily the most experienced players of the final nine and are ready to take home a title on their home turf.

Miles, who has finished 16th or better in this event three years in a row, leads the way with 1,844,000. Miles chopped heads-up with Harvey Vandeven in 2013 for $76,598 and finished 16th in 2014 for $3,150. Miles is now guaranteed at least $10,972.

Miles is only the third player in the tour’s three-year history to cash in three consecutive main events at the same card room. Dustin Fox has finished in the money three years in a row at CPPT Atlantis in Reno, Nevada and Gary Luther has done the same at CPPT Choctaw in Durant, Oklahoma.

Darryll FishFish bagged an impressive 707,000, given he spend most of the tournament short-stacked.

“I’ve grinded a short stack harder than I ever have,” Fish said of being short for most of day 1 and day 2.

Fish has nearly $2,000,000 in live tournament earnings and seven live titles, his most recent a World Series of Poker Circuit win at Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach, Florida for $173,189.

The winner will take home $109,733, the second largest first place prize payout of the season this far. The runner-up with leave with more than $76,000.

Day 3 begins at 2pm local time. Live updates will be provided throughout the day and the final table will be live-streamed on

Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 TK Miles 1,844,000
2 Nirath Rean 1,242,000
3 Michael McDonald 945,000
4 Lawrence Paden 886,000
5 Heng Zhang 834,000
6 Collin Wilson 712,000
7 Darryll Fish 707,000
8 Antony Vidmer 351,000
9 Willie Lawrence 182,000
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