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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $2,529,875
Entrants: 547

$5,000 CPPT Main Event $2 Million GTD (VPR)

  • Jul 14, '18 - Jul 19, '18


Updates on Day 4 (Jul 18, 18)


A Deal Has Been Struck

The final two players have agreed to play for $100,001 while distributing the rest of the remaining prize pool based on ICM numbers, which break down as follows:

Ben Jones: $390,956
Anthony Zinno: $366,669


Heads-Up Chip Counts

During heads-up play, the levels have been shortened to 30 minutes.

Ben Jones – 7,840,000
Anthony Zinno – 5,845,000


Ben Jones Makes Quads To Bust Bryan Piccioli In Third Place ($237,808)

Bryan PiccioliAnthony Zinno raised on the button and was called by Ben Jones in the small blind. Bryan Piccioli then moved all in for 1,200,000 or so and Zinno folded. Jones instantly called, however, turning over 9Spade Suit9Club Suit.

Piccioli needed help with ADiamond Suit8Diamond Suit, but the flop of KHeart Suit9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit gave Jones quads and a lock on the hand.

Drawing dead, Piccioli jokingly asked the dealer for an ace as he put out the inconsequential 8Spade Suit2Heart Suit.

Stay tuned for heads-up chip counts.

Player Tags: Bryan Piccioli,   Ben Jones

Jones Wins A Showdown Against Zinno

Bryan Piccioli raised to 125,000 on the button and was called by both blinds. Everyone checked the flop of KClub Suit2Diamond Suit2Heart Suit, and Jones bet 180,000 on the turn of JClub Suit.

Piccioli folded, but Zinno raised to 425,000. Jones called, and the river was the 7Club Suit. Jones checked, and this time Zinno checked behind. Jones showed KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit and Zinno mucked.


Chip Counts At The Break

Seat 1: Anthony Zinno – 6,810,000
Seat 3: Ben Jones – 5,580,000
Seat 4: Bryan Piccioli – 1,295,000


Level 28

Players have returned from break to increased blinds of 30,000-60,000 with a big blind ante of 30,000 (which is reduced to the size of the small blind due to play being shorthanded.)



The final three players are now on a break following the completion of level 27.


Jones Shoves On Piccioli

In a battle of the blinds in a limped pot, Ben Jones bet 125,000 on a flop of AClub Suit4Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit.

Bryan Piccioli called and then both players checked the 2Diamond Suit on the turn. The river was the 10Spade Suit and Jones checked. Piccioli bet 300,000 and Jones check-raised all-in.

Piccioli had about 1,300,000 behind, but eventually decided to wait for a better spot to put them in. We’ll give you updated chip counts from the break in a few minutes.

Player Tags: Bryan Piccioli,   Ben Jones

Big Pot For Zinno

Anthony ZinnoWith a river raise, Anthony Zinno just picked up a big pot from Bryan Piccioli with trip nines with a jack kicker.

Piccioli flashed a nine of his own for trips, but obviously was outkicked and mucked his other card face down. Piccioli is now down to 1,800,000 while Zinno chips up to 6,900,000.

Player Tags: Anthony Zinno,   Bryan Piccioli

Ben Jones Hits Trips In Three-Bet Pot

Ben Jones Ben Jones raised to 150,000 from the small blind. Bryan Piccioli three-bet to 535,000 from the big blind and Jones called.

The flop brought the ASpade Suit9Club Suit3Club Suit and Jones check-called a bet of 360,000.

The turn was the 9Spade Suit and both players checked. The QDiamond Suit hit the river and both player checked again.

Jones revealed the KDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit for trips and Piccioli mucked his cards, falling to 2.9 million. Jones chipped up to 4.5 million.

Player Tags: Ben Jones
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