The Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event which was a $1,500 no-limit hold’em $300,000 guarantee was won by Harvey Vandeven. The win made him the first winner of Season II of the Card Player Poker Tour. Vandeven is currently in the construction business and is the owner of a construction company located in Ocala, Florida.
Vandeven was part of the 255 players who took part and he fought long and hard as the event came into the final stages. The final three players at the table were Vandeven, Richard Swain and T.K. Miles. Swain was eliminated which left only Vandeven and Miles who mutually agreed on a chop.
Vandeven was awarded the trophy, the title and a prize of $76,598 making it the biggest poker payout of his career till date. In a statement, Vandeven who is not a professional poker player was thrilled with the win said
The final table was great. It’s very nice was well run and well put on. We had a great time and the final table as a bunch of good guys, we were playing poker and having a great time and just forgetting about the money.
Poker is a hobby for me so getting to play and compete with guys that play every day is really challenging and I had to get a little lucky to survive against these guys. It feels really good and that is why I play. For the challenge of winning
T.K. Miles also walked away with $76,598, Richard Swain took home $37,868 and Benjamin Beebe came in fourth with $26,335. The event which was held at bestbet Jacksonville proved to be a great success.
The event not only marked the beginning of Season II of the Card Player Poker Tour, it was also the first Card Player series held at bestbet Jacksonville. The tournament received a great response from the media and both players and visitors were happy to spend time at the event.
Deb Giardina, Vice President of Poker Operations said
I think it went very smoothly, we have professional staff on both sides and there was a lot of excitement in the room. We beat the guarantee and first place will leave with almost $100,000. We are very happy and we look forward to our next Card Player event.