Former Calder dealer wins $100K Studz PPC event

Chris Lewis, the chip leader at the time, took home $14,500, in the Studz Summer Splash at Calder Casino and Race Course on Sunday, part of the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour).

Play stopped when the field narrowed to five, and the players made an agreement based on their chip counts at the time to divide the money, with Lewis, of Hollywood, taking home the most. In addition to tournament cash, the top five received a $2,500 entry into the Aruba Poker Classic main event, a $550 entry into another Aruba tournament, six nights in Aruba and a $360 flight credit.

The tournament, which carried a $150 buy-in, drew 837 entries.

Lewis, 27, dealt poker at Studz until April, when he left to pursue a career in law enforcement. Support from his girlfriend, Brittany Knauer, and former colleagues and supervisors from Calder were vital to his success, he said.


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Chris Lewis $14,500 Package 5
Frankie Zayas $9,500 Package 5
Damien Simon $7,800 Package 5
Jennifer Patrice $6,000 Package 5
Oneal Dowaild $4,276 Package 5
Joey Prosper $3,338  
Jacques Alabre $2,589  
Paul Gregory $2,034  
Michael Herman $1,616  
Felix Garcia $1,301  
Eduardo Tradanino $1,301  
David Tylicki $1,301  
Joe Ebelhar $1,058  
Daniel Quesada $1,058  
Andre Bryan $1,058  
Jason Volles $871  
Philip Randazzo $871  
Marie Fisher $871  
James Davis $726  
Daniel Blum $726  
Marc Weingarten $726  
Robert Williams $612  
Barry Goldman $612  
Jacques Brutus $612  
Jordan Chizick $521  
Alexandra Fleites $521  
Ory Hen $521  
Chris Jackson $449  
Magdiel Medina $449  
Leandro Rivero $449  
John Kwon $392  
Sergio Cejas $392  
Andrew Weir $392  
Hector Laraballo $346  
Julio Fernandez $346  
Abraham Gross $346  
Vendel Johnson $308  
Luis Soriano $308  
Douglas Mazzola $308  
Alex Deleon $308  
Nicholas Mahabee $308  
John Keenan $308  
Ramdath Singh $308  
Steven Tovitov $308  
Jose Garcia $308  
Eugene Spence III $278  
Andrew Turzak $278  
Adel Jo $278  
Adriano Dipaulo $278  
Avi Harkmon $278  
Susan Steinberg $278  
David Del Pozo $278  
David Swatschro $278  
Matt Macauley $278  
Jeff Sheppard $252  
Tim Morgan $252  
Matthew Fouhy $252  
Richard Stein $252  
Lesley Cutler $252  
Fredy Sergovia $252  
Giovanni Quintero $252  
Kieth Wagner $252  
Evan Snow $252  
Theo Lawson $232  
Alfredo Ibanez $232  
Errol Massey $232  
Leopoldo Martinez $232  
Anthony Gist $232  
Milana Nosikovsky $232  
Renier Gonzalez $232  
Zack Barnett $232  
Al Gomez $232  
Eitan Alovsh $214  
Marc Brody $214  
A. Lockwood $214  
Sam Medina Jr $214  
Jessie Maano $214  
Thomas Connard $214  
Sean Hew $214  
Archibald Barrant $214  
Hashim Burney $214  
Joshua Elrich $197  
Sebastian Gallego $197  
Chris Bolek $197  
Anthony Vitelli $197  
Johnnye Davis Jr $197  
Derek Buonano $197  
Debbie Metro $197  
James Dulin $197  
Brad Mixson $197