2017 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic — 271 Total Entries Build $239,212 Prize Pool

2017 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic -- 271 Total Entries Build $239,212 Prize Pool

Registration is officially closed in the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic $1,000 no-limit hold’em main event. With a total turnout of 271 entries, the $200,000 guarantee was easily surpassed and the final prize pool swelled to $239,212. The top 27 players will make the money in this event, with a min-cash of $1,818 and a first-place prize of $58,608. The eventual champion of this event will not only win the top prize and the trophy, they will also grace the cover of an upcoming issue of Card Player magazine!

Day 1A of the event drew 95 entries, with 19 players surviving to day 2. Day 1B saw 176 total entries, with 38 players making it through to the next stage.

The overall chip leader heading into day 2 is Paul McLean with 468,000. Close behind is day 1A chip leader Leo Kaplin with 358,500. The only other players aboe the 300,000 mark are Illan Kandiah (336,500) and Joe Catalano (301,200).

The remaining 57 players will combine into one field on day 2, which resumes with the start of level 16 at 11:00 a.m. local time.

The Seneca Gaming and Entertainment poker room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the first floor of the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. The 23-table room features 13 big screen televisions, free wifi, free drinks, free parking, player rewards and spreads a large selection of hold’em, stud and Omaha games. The gaming floor offers roughly 4,000 slot machines, table games and keno.

The world-class gaming facility opened in 2002 as the result of an $80 million remodel of the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center into a full-service casino. The property also features fine dining, star-studded entertainment, a health and wellness spa and many other premium guest amenities. For more information, or to book a room, call 716-299-1100 or visit the casino homepage.

To learn more about the CPPT and see other upcoming tour stops, visit the tour’s homepage.

Here is a look at the complete list of chip counts top 30 heading into day 2:

RankPlayerChip Count
1Paul McLean468,000
2Leo Kaplin358,500
3Illan Kandiah336,500
4Joe Catalano301,200
5Tommy Tomasello268,500
6Dave Grana267,000
7Michael Young259,000
8Jason Zawacki238,000
9Chris Licht237,500
10Ernie Guardarrah212,500
11Rob Reynolds211,000
12David Batka203,000
13Barbara Rogers201,000
14Jamil Hassan197,500
15Guy Klass183,500
16Thomas Mader176,500
17Dennis Durante169,500
18Steven Calvaneso157,500
19Blake Napierala157,500
20Daniel Lopez155,000
21Andy Ranaletti154,500
22Mike Latour144,500
23Silvio DeRubeis142,500
24Bradley Girdler141,000
25Cameron Bartolotta135,000
26Chris Meyers122,000
27Chris Damick121,500
28Patty Fitzgerald118,000
29Eric Natkinniemi118,000
30Joe Ciffa116,500