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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD


Mike Dentale Wins 2017 CPPT Venetian December Extravaganza Main Event

Mike Dentale has won the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian December Extravaganza $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event. The 47-year-old window business owner from Brooklyn, New York defeated a field of 235 entries to win ...

Buy-In: $300 + $60
Prize Pool: $160,026
Entrants: 537

Main Event $100K GTD

  • Aug 10, '17 - Aug 13, '17


Updates on Final Day (Aug 13, 17)


John Langevin Wins 2017 CPPT Scarlet Pearl Main Event

John Langevin has won the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Scarlet Pearl main event, topping a field of 537 total entries to take home $22,993 after making a deal with three players remaining. The $360 buy-in event sported a $100,000 guarantee. That number was easily surpassed when the fantastic turnout built a final prize pool of $160,026.

Langevin, a 30-year-old poker dealer from Pensacola, Florida was excited to win the first-ever CPPT event held on the Gulf Coast. After coming out on top he told Card Player that he had played this tournament with a special person in his thoughts.

“I want to dedicate this win to my mom. She’s really sick, her COPD is getting really bad now,” shared Langevin.

Langevin came into the final day of this event in the middle of the pack with 133 players left, but made the final table as the second largest stack behind Matt Sirchia, who had more than twice as many chips as the nearest competitor at the time. Langevin began to close that gap quickly, as early on at the final table he eliminated Easton Oreman in eighth place and followed that up by winning a big pot against Sirchia with a rivered full house beating Sirchia’s rivered flush.

Sirchia maintained his big stack by sending Edward Hord to the rail in seventh place ($4,801) and Paul Hebert in fifth place ($7,601). Dustin Stewart, who began the final table in fifth chip position, had also climbed the leaderboard. He eliminated Chris Hight in ninth place ($3,201) and flopped a full house with pocket fours on a QSpade SuitQClub Suit4Club Suit board to eliminate Larry Little, father of two-time World Poker Tour champion and Card Player contributor Jonathan Little. The elder Little earned $6,001 as the sixth-place finisher in this event.

Matt SirchiaLangevin knocked out Hai Nguyen in fourth place ($10,402) to overtake the chip lead heading into three-handed play. After Nguyen’s elimination, the remaining three players confirmed their exact chip counts before discussing a deal. The chip counts were as follows:

John Langevin: 4,705,000
Matt Sirchia: 4,520,000
Dustin Stewart: 3,985,000

The three agreed to chop up the remaining prize pool evenly, each taking home $22,993. Langevin’s chip lead at the time meant that he would earn the title and the CPPT trophy, while Sirchia would finish in second place and Stewart in third.

“Making a deal is a bit bitter sweet. I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I think I was going to win,” said Langevin after it was all over. “But you know, $22,000 is a lot of money and the players I was up against are absolute sickos, so in the long run it could have gone either way and we were all close in chips.”

With the deal made, the remaining three players shook hands and the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Scarlet Pearl main event officially concluded.

Here is a look at the payouts and Card Player Player of the Year points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 John Langevin $22,993 336
2 Matthew Sirchia $22,993 280
3 Dustin Stewart $22,993 224
4 Hai Nguyen $10,402 168
5 Paul Hebert $7,601 140
6 Larry Little $6,001 112
7 Ed Hord $4,801 84
8 Easton Oreman $3,601 56
9 Chris Hight $3,201 28

John Langevin Is The Champion After Making A Three-Way Deal

Champion John Langevin and runner-up Matt SirchiaFollowing the elimination of Hai Nguyen the final three players agreed to chop the remaining prize pool, awarding $22,993 to each player. At the time of the deal the chip counts were as follows:

John Langevin: 4,705,000
Matt Sirchia: 4,520,000
Dustin Stewart: 3,985,000

John Langevin’s chip lead at the time of the deal meant that he secured the title of 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Scarlet Pearl main event champion!

Stay tuned for an in-depth recap of this event.


Hai Nguyen Eliminated In Fourth Place ($10,402)

Hai NguyenFrom under the gun Matt Sirchia raised to 140,000 and both Hai Nguyen and John Langevin called. The flop brought the QClub Suit10Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit and it checked to Nguyen, who bet 175,000.

Langevin now raised to 385,000. Nguyen made the call and the 5Heart Suit hit the turn.

Langevin announced that he was all-in and Nguyen called. Langevin rolled over the QDiamond Suit10Heart Suit for top two pair. Nguyen was drawing dead with the 10Club Suit9Diamond Suit, making the river a mere formality.

With that Nguyen was sent to the rail in fourth place, earning $10,402.

Player Tags: Hai Nguyen

Level 25

Blinds are up to 30,000-60,000 with an ante of 5,000 for level 25.


Chip Counts

The players are on a break, giving us a chance to snag the chip counts.

Seat Player Chip Count
3 Dustin Stewart 4,195,000
7 John Langevin 2,810,000
8 Matt Sirchia 4,895,000
9 Hai Nguyen 1,300,000

Dustin Stewart Wins A Preflop Showdown

Dustin StewartMatt Sirchia raised to 150,000 from under the gun and Dustin Stewart made it 425,000 to go from the small blind.

After some thought Sirchia reraised, making it 970,000 total. Stewart announced that he was all-in. Sirchia asked for the dealer to bring in the bets so far, and it appeared that Stewart had moved all-in for around 2.2 million more.

Sirchia eventually folded and Stewarts rail implored him to ‘show the bluff’ as he raked in the pot. Stweart showed the AClub Suit10Club Suit.

“We were flipping,” said Sirchia.

Player Tags: Dustin Stewart

Paul Hebert Eliminated In Fifth Place ($7,601)

Paul HebertPaul Hebert moved all-in for 355,000 and both John Langevin and Matt Sirchia made the call.

The two checked it down the whole way as the board ran out JClub Suit9Spade Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit and Sirchia announced “set of eights” as he rolled over the 8Club Suit8Heart Suit.

Hebert had flopped a pair with the ADiamond SuitJSpade Suit but had been outrun on the river. He earned $7,601 for his deep run.

Player Tags: Paul Hebert

Chip Counts

Here is a look at the chip counts of the final five players. Each of them is currently guaranteed at least $7,601 for making it this far.

Seat Player Chip Count
1 Paul Hebert 465,000
3 Dustin Stewart 3,830,000
7 John Langevin 2,590,000
8 Matt Sirchia 4,845,000
9 Hai Nguyen 1,480,000

Larry Little Eliminated In 6th Place ($6,001)

Larry LittleWith a flop of QSpade SuitQClub Suit4Club Suit Larry Little, father of poker pro and Card Player contributor Jonathan Little, bet out for 100,000. From the button Dustin Stewart raised to 275,000. Little announced that he was all-in and Stewart snap-called with the 4Heart Suit4Diamond Suit for a flopped full house.

Little could only produce the AHeart Suit10Club Suit. The turn brought the 8Club Suit and the river the 6Diamond Suit and Little was sent to the rail in sixth place, earning $6,001 for his deep run.

Player Tags: Larry Little

Edward Hord Eliminated In Seventh Place ($4,801)

Edward HordEdward Hord raised to 150,000 from under the gun and John Langevin called from the hijack. Matt Sirchia also called from the cutoff and the flop brought the ADiamond Suit6Heart Suit3Spade Suit. All three players checked and the turn brought the 2Heart Suit. Hord moved all-in for over 600,000. Langevin folded and Sirchia quickly called and flipped up the ASpade Suit6Spade Suit. Hord had the QHeart SuitJHeart Suit for a flush draw.

The QDiamond Suit on the river locked up the pot for Sirchia and sent Hord to the rail in seventh place with $4,801.

Player Tags: Ed Hord
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