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Monday, April 15, 2019

WAGNER WINS HPT PITTSBURGH


Dan Wagner kept finding double-up after double-up, surviving long enough to earn the $79,665 top prize in the HPT Pittsburgh Main Event. Wagner defeated Anthony McIe heads-up for the win.

Play was not what typically for a main event final table, as the exceptionally short stacks held on for what seemed to be forever. At one point 7-handed the three small stacks combined for just 14BB, and each of those players doubled at least once after that point.

Short-stacked players doubled-up 20 different times during final table play.

Wagner - chipleader to start the day - fell to 2BB, doubled, fell to 2BB again and even chopped a pot before finding his footing and working his way back. During heads-up play, Wagner doubled through McIe five different times before taking the lead, then winning the title by defeating McIe on the only all-in where he was ahead in chips.

McIe constantly had Wagner needing help to survive and was unable to get flops that held. Wagner did hit quads on one double-up, however, during the 5-double-up run. McIe earned $48,215.

Lydia Waltonbaugh had the crowd behind her throughout the final table, finishing in third place, cashing for $32,287.

Jason Pickup had a miserable run after the blinds reached triple-digit. He doubled up Wagner three times, McIe once and Waltonbaugh once. The final double-up left him with only 1/2 of a SB and he went out in 4th.

Marcus Gaunt twice fell to just 2BB, doubling once and being eliminated the second time in 6th place. Tyson Lee was below 5BB for an extended period of time before being eliminated in 7th place.

Here's the final results.


4.11-152019HPT $1100Main Event
345Entries
$334,650PrizePool
36PlacesPaid
$3,500ChampsPackageAdded to 1st
PLACENAMEPAYOUT
1         Dan      Wagner$76,165
2       Anthony         McIe$48,215
3LydiaWaltonbaugh$32,287
4JasonPickup$22,518
5AndrewSpears$16,889
6MarcusGaunt$13,246
7ChristopherLee$11,193
8KellyBecker$9,272
9GeorgeStathers$7,981
10StanJablonski$6,292
11GriffinAbel$6,292
12BrianPatterson$6,292
13JasonPaff$4,735
14JackKerr$4,735
15IversonSnuffer$4,735
16JakeSung$3,709
17JasonFazzone$3,709
18JamesStevens$3,709
19JosephEbanks$2,980
20VincentPalma$2,980
21JarrodCipresse$2,980
22SeanConnell$2,980
23KannanChandran$2,980
24StevenPeasant$2,980
25JamesPisano$2,980
26HenryZou$2,980
27FrankDellaria$2,980
28CharlesScaglione IV$2,484
29JamesGruseck$2,484
30RobertNoel$2,484
31ChristopherPerkins$2,484
32MichaelPempin$2,484
33ChristopherBibb$2,484
34DougHolland$2,484
35PhillipZendt$2,484
36MarkBowersock$2,484

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live

ANTHONY MCIE - 2ND PLACE - $48,215


Anthony McIe moves all in for 1.6 million and Dan Wagner makes the call. For the first time it is Wagner in the lead during an all-in call during this heads-up match.

McIe - JdTd
Wagner - Qc5d

The board runs out 9s5hAh5cAs and the comeback is complete as Wagner earns the win.

McIe is eliminated in second place, cashing for $48,215

Entries - 1/345

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live

QUADS IS 8TH DOUBLE FOR WAGNER


The stacks draw close to even, and here they go again, Dan Wagner all in preflop for 4.4 million and at risk heads-up against Anthony McIe.

Wagner - JsJc
McIe -AdKc

The flop hits both players - JdAhQh - Wagner flops a set and McIe has a gutter to Broadway.

The board runs out 9sJh and Wagner rivers quads, taking his first chiplead during heads-up play, moving to 9 million of the 10.3 million in play.

Entries - 2/345

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live

YEP, HE DID IT AGAIN

Dan Wagner moves all in and Anthony McIe makes the call, still  looking for that knockout hand to eliminate Wagner.

Wagner - QsTh
McIe - AhJd

Wagner is needing help yet again and the flop doesn't bring any as it goes Ks6s5h. The turn is no better for Wagner as it goes 8d but Comeback Wagner hits the Qd to move to 4.4 million and McIe is at 5.8 million

Ante - 100000
Blinds - 100000/200000
Entries - 2/345

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live

YOU'VE HEARD THIS BEFORE, WAGNER DOUBLES

Dan Wagner moves all in preflop again, 1,630,000 this time, and Anthony McIe makes the call again, still trying to find a way to eliminate Wagner and take the HPT Pittsburgh title.

Wagner - 7d6c
McIe - Qs5h

Both players catch the Th5s6d flop, Wagner taking the lead. The board runs out JsJh for double xNo. 6 for Wagner, and yes, again, the stacks are back to when HU play began.

Entries - 2/345

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live