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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Doesn't Matter What You Call Him, LeBlanc Living Up To His Many Nicknames

CPPT Main Event (Day 2)
Level 16 (1,500/3,000/400)
Total Entrants: 282
Players Remaining: 54
Chip Average: 160,000
Brian LeBlanc (Danvers, MA)
With Brian LeBlanc sitting directly behind us on the live streaming "feature" table, we've been able to hear him talk up the table and we can without a doubt say that he's one of the more colorful people you'll see at a poker table.

When we were first introduced to Brian he told us his nickname was "Castle" because he always has a massive chip stack in front of him and by the look of things that nickname checks out as LeBlanc was sitting with just under 250,000 chips, but after a recent hand he claimed he had another nickname so we are beginning to wonder what to call this big stacked player.

LeBlanc just rivered a straight to take a decent sized pot off of former chip leader Todd Mitchell and after the hand he'd throw his hands in the air and say, "You know what they call me up north? 'Straight Master' if I don't hit five, six straights a night then somethings wrong."

We've only seen him hit one today, meaning there must be a few more coming, and regardless of whether we are calling LeBlanc "Castle" or "Straight Master" one thing seems to be remaining constant and that is the growth of his chip stack as he's now up and over the 300,000 mark.

LeBlanc has a handful of big scores from past major Foxwoods series, with his biggest coming from 2011 when he scored a podium finish in a World Poker Finals Seniors event, earning himself just under $20,000.

LeBlanc will try to make his first Main Event score since then today and looks poised to do so sitting as one of the big stacks just a dozen or so eliminations from the money.