Monday, October 28, 2019

ERIC SALAZAR - HPT DAYTONA BEACH CHAMPION


Eric Salazar held off the very-difficult-to-eliminate Michael Rosenberg heads-up to win the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event @DBKCandPR in Daytona Beach, FL.

Salazar earns $101,976 for the victory, including a $3,500 package to the Season XV HPT Championship next month at Hollywood St. Louis. Rosenberg, who doubled-up eight times at the final table, collects his biggest-ever tournament cash of $60,797 as runner-up.

One of the deepest HPT $1,100's ever - the blinds reached 125k/250k  - wrapped up after seven hours with Salazar taking the title. The pace-of-play was quite patient throughout the final table - and all of Day 2 as well here in Daytona Beach. The field was still 4-handed when the blinds reached the 100,000/200,000 w/200,000 ante level 32.

Ronnie Dowdy took third - he and Rosenberg doubled each other up as final table play took place. Dowdy earned $40,640, Martin Borras fell in fourth ($28,044) when his Kings did not hold. He was preceded to the rail by start-of-day chipleader Luke Graham (5th, $21,193) and Paul Chung (6th, $16,404).

Six-handed play went for almost 90-minutes, but the first three eliminations were quick, happening in the first 45 minutes of play, with Tom Nguyen in 7th ($13,701), Art Boatman in 8th ($11,346) and Mike Hernandez the first out today in 9th ($9,591)

Among the others who earned a Main Event cash was Mark Zullo (10th, $7,321), Stan Jablonski (14th, $5,523), Corey Zedo (19th, $3,425), Tony Miles (25th, $3,425), Maurice Hawkins (26th, $3,425) and Tom Wheaton (43rd, $2,355).

Here's the final results from the October 2019 HPT Main Event at Daytona Bech Racing and Card Club.


Oct. 2019HPTDaytona BeachMain Event
$1,100Buy-in
445Entries
$431,650Prize Pool
45Places Paid
1st includes$3,500ChampionshipPackage
PLACENAMEPAYOUT
1EricSalazar$101,976
2MichaelRosenberg$60,797
3RonnieDowdy$40,460
4MartinBorras$28,044
5LukeGraham$21,193
6PaulChung$16,404
7TomNguyen$13,701
8ArthurBoatman$11,346
9MiguelHernandez$9,591
10MarkZullo$7,321
11FredLi$7,321
12EricChastain$7,321
13AlexGriffin$5,523
14StanJablonski$5,523
15JacobNaumann$5,523
16DavidJackson$4,153
17StephanNussrullah$4,153
18MenNguyen$4,153
19CoreyZedo$3,425
20JustinFawbush$3,425
21AaronSpeer$3,425
22MichaelRossitto$3,425
23SimonKafati$3,425
24JohnHo$3,425
25TonyMiles$3,425
26MauriceHawkins$3,425
27JasonKapoor$3,425
28TaleshPatel$2,783
29JamshidIlanlou$2,783
30MarkWiser$2,783
31JosiasSantos$2,783
32JamesMillman$2,783
33JohnPappas$2,783
34DavidAnderson$2,783
35TimothyForsberg$2,783
36MichaelTait$2,783
37CharlesMayes$2,355
38WayneZielinski$2,355
39ThomasFoley$2,355
40RyanOsborne$2,355
41TobyBoas$2,355
42RobertKramer$2,355
43TomWheaton$2,355
44KelleySlay$2,355
45SeanIannucci$2,355

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live

SALAZAR'S SET SCORES THE WIN


Just 50BB total in play here with the blinds at 125,000/250,000 and a 250,000 ante, all the chips get in the middle with Eric Salazar ahead, his challenger Michael Rosenberg at risk at the @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR final table.
  • Rosenberg has Qs Ts
  • Another pair for Salazar, this time 3h 3c
The board runs out 5h 6d 8c 8h 3d and Rosenberg is eliminated in 2nd palce, earning $60,797.

Salazar wins the main event, the full recap coming in a few minutes.


Level - 33
Ante - 250k
Blinds - 125k/250k
Remain - 1/445

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live

OCHO


Eric Salazar moves all in to keep the pressure on Michael Rosenberg, heads-up for the @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR title, and Rosenberg calls off his 2,625,000 stack - but he doesn't like where he's at once he sees the cards.

  • Rosenberg has Kd 8c
  • Salazar has yet another final table big pair, Js Jd

The flop gets a reaction - 6d 5c 7c - as Rosenberg is open-ended for a potential eighth double at the final table.

The turn 6h has Salazar calling for the board to pair, but the turn is 9h for the straight and the 8th double for Rosenberg today. He moves to 5,875,000, with Salazar now at 7,450,000.

Level - 33
Ante - 250k
Blinds - 125k/250k
Remain - /445

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live

SEVEN DOUBLES FOR ROSENBERG


With just 4BB remaining, Michael Rosenberg is all in preflop against Eric Salazar for the @HPTpoker Main Event title @DBKCandPR in Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Rosenberg turns up Qd 9d and he's in decent shape.
  • Salazar has Qh 5h
The board runs out Jd 4s 2d 8h 9h and Rosenberg's 7th double at the final table gets him to 2,625,000 - Salazar at 10,725,000.

Level - 33
Ante - 250k
Blinds - 125k/250k
Remain - /445

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live

SALAZAR SURVIVES SWEAT TO WIN BIG FLIP


All the chips get in the middle preflop, Michael Rosenberg barely in front stackwise over Eric Salazar, heads-up for the @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR Main Event title. Salazar's final 5,925,000 is at risk.
  • Salazar shows Qd Jd
  • Rosenberg is racing with 6c 6h
A massive flop for Salazar - 7d 8d 9d - gives him a flush with a gutter to a straight flush. Rosenberg's open0-ended straight draw is irrelevant.

But wait, the turn is 6d and now Rosenberg needs the board to pair for a boat, and it is a chop with a 5d river.

River is .... Th ... and Salazar doubles, Rosenberg has 1.25 million left.

Level - 33
Ante - 250k
Blinds - 125k/250k
Remain - 2/445

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live