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The Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event is over and Tallahassee semi-pro poker player Jared Reinstein was able to clinch the title. After outlasting a field of 378 entries, which created a prize pool of $366,660, Reinstein cashed out of the $1,100 buy-in event with a total of $75,714.
This is the biggest event to date, easily surpassing the $200,000 guarantee. Last year’s main event had 289 entrants for a total pool of $280,330.
Second place, Jeremy Reed of Lexington, SC, was able to hold on with a short stack at the final table and take home a sizable cash prize.
Play at the final table was three handed with Reinstein, Reed and Alexis Courtois and all remaining players agreed on a deal. Reinstein would take first place money and Reed and Courtois would split the second and third place money ($53,018). This was the result of Reed and Courtois being severely short stacked with Reinstein holding the majority of the chips.
Courtois was eliminated shortly after and Reed was left to play a couple more hands against the soon to be champion. The final hand saw Reed all in with K-Q offsuit against A-7 for Reinstein. The board ran A-6-2-9-5 and that was the end of it.
The tournament win was an impressive feat for Reinstein who was 66th going into day 2 and entered the final table sixth on the chip count, a considerable disadvantage. The tournament began Friday and featured two starting days.