Card Player Poker Tour Palm Beach Kennel Club — A Look At The Winners From The Early Events

The Card Player Poker Tour has teamed up with The Poker Room at Palm Beach Kennel Club to kick off the new year in style. The CPPT PBKC series features a total of eight events running from Jan. 1-10, 2021. The first seven events are already in the books, with 700 entries already made and each and every guarantee easily surpassed. There has already been $86,155 in prize money awarded, with the largest event of the series still ongoing. The $25,000 guaranteed $350 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that closes out the series is running from Jan. 8-10. A big turnout for the event built a final prize pool worth over $90,000 in that event, with the top 30 set to make the money and the eventual champion earning $21,850.

While the final event plays on, here is a look at the results from the first seven events for the series.


The kickoff event was a $125 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. The $5,000 guarantee was more than quadrupled when 207 entries were made before registration closed, building a final prize pool of $20,080. The top 21 finishers made the money in this event, with the largest share going to eventual champion Rudy Vasquez. He defeated David Maddox heads-up to secure the title and the top payout of $5,384.

Rudy Vasquez

Place Player Earnings
1 Rudy Vasquez $5,384
2 David Maddox $3,325
3 Steven Fostoff $2,401
4 Steven Cardarelli $1,763
5 John Magnetta $1,317
6 Jeffrie Charlton $1,001
7 Jean Fabien $773
8 Eddie Uehara $607
9 Joseph Patalano $484

The next event on the schedule was a $230 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that ran on Jan. 2. The tournament attracted 147 entries to blow away the $10,000 guarantee, creating a final prize pool of $28,520 that was paid out to the top 15 finishers. Eddie Uehara emerged victorious with the title, topping Gerald Farber to earn $8,232.

Eddie Uehara

Place Player Earnings
1 Eddie Uehara $8,232
2 Gerald Farber $5,088
3 John Magnetta $3,673
4 Steven Cardarelli $2,699
5 Nahn Le $2,017
6 Richard Ganesh $1,534
7 Matt Bretzfield $1,186
8 Chad Graber $931
9 Stephen Vecchio $744

Event 3 saw 87 players post the $125 buy-in for another no-limit hold’em event. As a result the prize pool grew to $8,440, more than four times the size of the $2,000 guarantee. The final-table finishers made the money in this event, with Marquire Ware taking home $2,785 as the last player standing.

Marquie Ware

Place Player Earnings
1 Marquie Ware $8,232
2 Steven Flacco $5,088
3 Chad Creamer $3,673
4 Kevin Matheson $2,699
5 Troy Watson $2,017
6 Jonathan Golz $1,534
7 Patricia Conrad $1,186
8 Kenneth Bruno $931
9 Terrence Bradwell $744

Richard GaneshThe first non-NLH event of the series took place on Jan. 4. The $125 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament attracted 45 mixed-game competitors, more than doubling the $2,000 guarantee to create a $4,365 prize pool. Richard Ganesh was the champion in the end, securing $1,688 for the win.

Adam Schoenfeld, the former host of Card Player TV’s ‘The Scoop’ video show, finished fifth for $480.

Place Player Earnings
1 Richard Ganesh $1,688
2 Michael Soroka $1,043
3 Jordan Diamond $726
4 Sandy Sanchez $563
5 Adam Schoenfeld $480

Tiago AguiarThe next event was a $125 buy-in no-limit hold’em turbo held on Jan. 5. The fast-paced tournament saw 72 total entries made to build a pot of $6,980. The top eight finishers made the money, with Tiago Aguiar earning $2,448 as the eventual champion.

Place Player Earnings
1 Tiago Aguiar $2,448
2 Ruth Comeau $1,515
3 Jewel Goodman $997
4 Steven Fostoff $698
5 Kevin Manning $517
6 Brandon Luke $404
7 David Ehresman $333
8 Anthony Andrews $288

Sosa JoaquinNext up on the schedule was the $230 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event. The tournament’s $3,000 guarantee was more than doubled when 38 players turned out, creating a prize pool of $7,370 to be paid out to the top 4 finishers.

Sosa Joaquin emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $3,420.

Place Player Earnings
1 Sosa Joaquin $3,420
2 Kevin Matheson $2,280
3 Robert Wachtel $1,140
4 Robert Voorhees $760

Jordan TuschakThe final preliminary event of the series was the $3,000 guaranteed $125 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. A turnout of 104 entries saw the prize pool surge to $10,400, with the top 12 finishers cashing. The biggest chunk of that money went to Jordan Tuschak, who secured $3,121 by overcoming Timothy Kotocavage for the win.

Steven Fostoff earned his third cash of the series by finishing seventh in this event. He cashed for more than $3,500 across the three final-table finishes he made in the span of a week.

Place Player Earnings
1 Jordan Tuschak $3,121
2 Timothy Kotocavage $1,928
3 Sosa Joaquin $1,373
4 Joseph Patalano $997
5 Nicholas Visconti $739
6 John Magnetta $558
7 Steven Fostoff $429
8 Robert Kessler $336
9 Gerald Farber $268

Make sure to stay tuned to Card Player to find out who came out on top in the final event of the series!

Photos via The PBKC Poker Room’s official Twitter account: @PBKCPokerRoom.

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