El Harrak Leads Final 16 In Card Player Poker Tour Big Poker Oktober Main Event

Day 2 of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Big Poker Oktober main event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino officially drew 46 Quantum entries, bringing the final total to 524 when combined with the 478 runners who bought into the three day 1 starting flights.

The strong turnout blew away the $500,000 guarantee for this event to build a final prize pool of $642,140, with the winner slated to earn $156,350. A total of 72 players made the money, pocketing at least $1,905 for their efforts, but the goal for the day was to advance to Sunday’s finale.

Leading the way into day 3 is Said El Harrak, who was also the day 1B overall chip leader. He bagged up 2,320,000, which was one chip more than Brandon Zuidema and his 2,315,000.

Other poker pros still in contention include WSOP bracelet winner Jim Collopy, WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star runner-up Adam Geyer, and WPT Legends of Poker winner Jordan Cristos.

Duey Duong, who has finished third in this event in 2015 and fifth in 2017, is also in the hunt. Three of Duong’s five biggest scores have come at the Big Poker Oktoberseries, including a $252,425 win back in 2011.

Notable players who made the money, but fell short of advancing included Sean Yu (72nd), Amnon Filippi (68th), Joseph Serock (63rd), Mike Shariati (60th), Benjamin Moon (58th), Tony Ma (57th), Chris Bolek (52nd), Phong “Turbo” Nguyen (51st), Bruce Buffer (48th), Goswin Siemsen (45th), Anthony Spinella (32nd), Mohsin Charania (29th), and Jesse Yaginuma (27th).

The final day’s action begins at 2 p.m. PT. Card Playerwill continue to provide live updates from the tournament, with streaming coverage from the final table.

Here is a look at the overnight chip counts.

RankPlayerChip Count
1Said El Harrak2,320,000
2Brandon Zuidema2,315,000
3Harvey Alegado1,900,000
4Eric Jeffries1,620,000
5Beau Winn1,610,000
6Michael Wasserman1,415,000
7Mike Eskandari1,365,000
8Derek Kwan1,360,000
9Steve Jun1,265,000
10Duey Duong1,130,000
11Jim Collopy940,000
12Adam Geyer870,000
13Joldis Cosmin790,000
14Ruslan Evloev765,000
15Jordan Cristos490,000
16Jarod Einsohn455,000

Source : www.cardplayer.com

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