Florida has been a hotbed of poker action ever since live poker has resumed with bestbet Jacksonville often the center of attention. Last week was no different with 331 entries battling it out in the bestbet Jacksonville Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) $2,500 Main Event to generate a $759,360 prize pool.
Benjamin Scrogins put a dominating display at the final table including defeating eight-time WSOP Circuit champion Kyle Cartwright to win the $158,915 top prize. This was a new personal best for Scrogins, who came into the event with $200,000 in lifetime cashes, of which nearly half came in 2017 when he won a Heartland Poker Tour $1,650 Main Event for $94,515.
Every major victory is special, but winning the CPPT Main Event in front of a rail of friends made it even that much more special for Scrogins.
“Having the whole rail here made it feel even better,” Scrogins told Card Player officials after the victory. “I almost cried for a second, but I got myself together. My experience here has been amazing. This is my home and I love everybody here. I know most of the dealers by name, and every time I walk into the door it’s ‘Hey Ben, how are you doing?’ It’s first-name basis. It really is like a home away from home, I got a second family here for sure.”
|1||Benjamin Scrogins||$158 915|
|2||Kyle Cartwright||$105 942|
|3||Dustin Holladay||$77 910|
|4||Lamare Davis||$57 979|
|5||Jessica Cai||$43 669|
|6||Joseph Crowley||$33 292|