The final table of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event is set. From a field of 373 entrants there are now just nine players remaining. Each is guaranteed a payday of at least $7,565, but all have their eyes of the top prize of $75,655.
The final table begins Monday at 2 p.m. ET, and will be live streamed on Card Player in conjunction with bestbetLIVE. You can watch all the action as it unfolds on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live.
Here’s a look at the final nine players and their chip counts entering the final table. Follow along with the live updates here.
|Seat 1||Lee Thomas||1,000,000|
|Seat 2||Daren Mulhern||1,080,000|
|Seat 3||Brian Arbaugh||1,825,000|
|Seat 4||Nick Raio||435,000|
|Seat 5||Brandon Caputo||465,000|
|Seat 6||Greg Paryani||1,390,000|
|Seat 7||Corey Lipke||400,000|
|Seat 8||Ben Diebold||830,000|
|Seat 9||Phil Pompper||1,905,000|
Although the field was whittled down from 78 to 10 relatively quickly, the final table bubble lasted for quite some time. The final ten players took a conservative route to the final table, and even went 45 minutes before seeing a river card.
In the end, the bubble belonged to none other than 2017 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville main event winner, Jared Reinstein. The Tallahassee resident was looking to make back-to-back-to-back final tables but fell just short when his pocket tens ran into pocket queens.
In the six years this tournament has run at bestbet, Reinstein has cashed four times. He finished 22nd in 2014, and eighth in 2016 before winning it all last year.
About bestbet Jacksonville
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