CPPT Choctaw: Victory and first bracelet for Mo Abedi-Arani
The Season 1 of the Card Player Poker Tour ended by the victory of Mo Abedi-Arani, at the Main Event of the CPPT Choctaw. Abedi-Arani won $220,626 and a bracelet for his victory. This $1,500 buy-in event gathered 735 participants, which generated a prizepool of more than $1 million. The Day 2 started with the 96 survivors of the two departure days, but at the end of the day, only 9 players survived for the next and last round of the tournament, the final table. A large number of notable players begun the Day 2, but didnt managed to play poker well as they do regularly and most of them didnt succeeded to reach the final table. It was the case for Tommy Vedes, Alex Phahurat, Grant Hinkle, TJ Cloutier, the winner of the CPPT Venitian Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, the holder of the WSOP bracelet, Chance Kornuth, or the November Nine Rob Salaburu.
The final table gathered players less known within the circuit, but who presented remarkable games throughout its four days of competition: Lou Barlow, Allan Farber, Donald Thurman, Mo Abedi-Arani, Bill Donnelly, Thao Truong, Bruce Guin and Matthew Ludlow. The latter was rather known for his 4 titles and more than $3.3 million in career. But Blair Hinkle was eliminated at the 7th place, just after the elimination of Bill Donnelly (8th) and Thao Truong (9th). Donald Thurman and Matthew Ludlow were the next on the list, followed by the short stack of this final table, Bruce Guin, who resisted for a long time, before he was eliminated at his turn at the 4th place. The elimination of Lou Barlow at the 3rd place allowed Allan Farber to meet Mo Abedi-Arani in heads-up.
Friday, 09 August 2013
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