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Christopher Nunnally Wins Pearl River Poker Open $600 Main Event ($57,835)

Christopher Nunnally

From November 12-22, Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi played host to the 2020 Pearl River Poker Open. The nine-event series catered to 3,492 entrants – including players from as far away as Michigan, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Missouri – and awarded $865,851 in prize money.

The series kicked off with Event #1: $250 NLH $100K GTD, which crushed its guarantee by drawing 1,735 entries to create a $333,120 prize pool. Of that, $46,600 was paid out in double bag bonuses.

The top 169th finishers got paid including Sean Small (6th - $11,248), Dan Lowery (11th - $3,488), Amy Pullens (25th - $1,774), Ruth Hall (34th - $1,367), Judge Leo Boothe (48th - $873), Randy Hollis (64th - $669), Preston McEwen (70th - $669), Tim Burden (115th - $494), Joe Saleh (142nd - $436), and “Captain” Tom Franklin (164th - $377).

In the end, Anthony Reynolds of Atlanta, Georgia defeated Thierry Quintin in heads-up play to win the title for $45,894.

Pearl River Poker Open Event #1 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1stAnthony ReynoldsAtlanta, GA$45,894
2ndThierry QuintinDestin, FL$28,629
3rdFrank BoswellPell City, MS$19,968
4thKenny PrendergrassBrandon, MS$17,062
5thEric YimFairfax, VA$14,156
6thSean SmallDouglasville, GA$11,248
7thMichael OwensChattanooga, TN$8,342
8thThomas PullensPicayune, MS$5,813
9thPhyllis PettitBaton Rouge, LA$4,012
Event #1 final table.
The Event #1 final table.

Christopher Nunnally Wins Main Event

The series culminated with the $600 buy-in, $100K GTD Main Event, a tournament that started players with 20,000 in chips and played 40-minute levels. It proved a winning formula as each of three starting flights attracted enough runners to surpassed the guarantee by itself. All told, 671 entrants participated and created a $335,500 prize pool that was paid out amongst the top 63 finishers.

Among those to cash were Dan Lowery (6th - $15,936), Andrew Barfield (13th - $4,026), Tiffany Keathley (20th - $2,684), Donnie Phan (25th - $2,684), Joe Saleh (28th - $2,013), Logan Hoover (42nd - $1,510), Trace Henderson (49th - $1,308), Kelly Hebert (56th - $1,174), and Robert Hankins (61st - $1,174).

In the end, Christopher Nunnally and Matt Higgins struck a deal that saw the latter secure $50,000 in prize money and the former the title and $57,835.

2020 Pearl River Poker Open Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1stChristopher NunnallyBirmingham, AL$57,835
2ndMatthew HigginsChatanooga, TN$50,000
3rdJeffery HewittAtlanta, GA$27,679
4thDustin StewardBiloxi, MS$22,646
5thGerald StognerKokomo, MS$19,291
6thDaniel LoweryOzark, AR$15,936
7thJoseph HebertCovington, LA$12,581
8thShawn CalvitLafayette, LA$9,226
9thKevin HendersonFt. Payne, AL$5,871
Pearl River Poker Open Field
Pearl River Poker Open Field

2020 Pearl River Poker Open Winners

Below is a look at all those to capture titles during the series. One of the more interesting tournaments was Event #8: $125 Rookies NLH, which required players to have less than $10,000 in career lifetime earnings according to HendonMob.

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Nov. 15Event #1: $250 NLH $100K GTD1,735$333,120Anthony Reynolds$45,894
Nov. 16Event #2: $350 Big Monster Stack249$72,210Paul Strizhevsky$7,000
Nov. 17Event #3: $125 Celebrity Bounty153$15,300Joe Hebert$2,946
Nov. 18Event #4: $200 NLH $20K GTD192$29,760Gregory James$4,347
Nov. 19Event #5: $250 Monster Stack213$40,896Brian Walsingham$10,021
Nov. 20Event #6: $200 Seniors132$20,460Stephen Greene$3,260
Nov. 20-22Event #7: $600 Main Event671$335,500Christopher Nunnally$57,835
Nov. 21Event #8: $125 Rookies NLH76$7,600Terry Collins$1,546
Nov. 22Event #9: $200 Survivor NLH71$11,0058 winners$1,430 each
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