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Monday, October 7, 2019

SNEAD WINS HPT PITTSBURGH MAIN EVENT


Calvin Snead went through three days of poker at @MeadowsCasino hardly losing any major hands at all, as he defeated a 266-entry field to become the newest @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event champion.

Snead earns $64,580 - including a $3,500 package to the $2,500 buy-in Season XV HPT Championship at Hollywood St. Louis in November.

He took a better than 6-1 chiplead in to the heads-up match against Greg Raymer and rivered two pair on the very first hand to secure the win. Raymer received $37,669 as runner-up.

The pace of play was rapid early one, with four of the players having 70 percent of the chips in play. The field was down to 5-handed in the first hour, and a double-elimination by Raymer reduced the field to 3-handed play after just 75 minutes of action.

The first three players eliminated were the three shortest stacks, with Thomas Gustovich (9th, $6,618) and Mike Iacovone (8th, $8,017) and Bill Dopico (6th, $11,453) out in one hour of competition.

Players took a short break, and a few hands after that was a huge pot with Davis Santucci moving in with Ace_Queen, Mike O'Neill over-the-top with Jacks and Raymer calling both stacks with Kings. Raymer flopped a set, scored two eliminations and took the chiplead.

The pace slowed substantially three-handed as each player had 70BB or more. More than two hours went by three-handed before Snead eliminated Frank Bonacci ($25,432) to take the big chiplead heads-up against Raymer.

Others who came and cashed in the Main Event included Bill Kridle (11th), last April's runner-up Anthony McIe (13th), Doug Krency (15th) and Andrew Spears (23rd).

The next stop of the HPT Season XV Tour is Oct. 17-28 at DAytona Beach Racing and Card Club in Florida.

Here's all the HPT Pittsburgh Final Results.


10/4-7/19HPT PittsburghMain Event
$1,100$250k GTD
266Entries
$258,020Prize Pool
27Places Paid
1st also Receives $3500ChampionshipPackage
PLACENAMEPAYOUT
1CalvinSnead$61,080
2GregRaymer$37,669
3FrancoBonacci$25,452
4MikeO'Neill$18,071
5DavidSantucci$13,999
6BillDopico$11,453
7BobbyNoel$9,545
8MikeIacovone$8,017
9ThomasGustovich$6,618
10JerryHumphrey$5,218
11BillKridle$5,218
12AmmarAlnajjar$5,218
13AnthonyMcIe$4,072
14WilliamHoward$4,072
15StevenKrency$4,072
16GregBrletich$3,182
17CoreyRutherford$3,182
18DanielSwartz$3,182
19CarterDeVault$2,800
20JamesSmith$2,800
21JonHoellin$2,800
22FrankDellaria$2,800
23AndrewSpears$2,800
24KevinPuhl$2,800
25RyanDelgros$2,800
26DavidBerman$2,800
27JosephCowser$2,800

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


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RAYMER OUT ON FIRST HEADS UP HAND


Greg @FossilMan Raymer opens for 160,000 and Calvin Snead makes the call on the first heads-up hand in the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main event @MeadowsCasino near Pittsburgh, PA.

Snead checks, Raymer opens, Snead moves all in to put Raymer at risk and Raymer calls off his 1,050,000 stack on the 2c 5c 8s flop.

  • Snead - 9d 5d for middle pair
  • Raymer - Ad 6c for Ace-high.

Raymer gets the lead back on the Ah turn, but Snead nails the 9s river to eliminate Raymer in second place, a $37,669 cash

Level - 28
Ante - 40k/80k
Blinds - 80k
Remain - 1/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


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HEADS UP FOR HPT PITTSBURGH TITLE


Calvin Snead take a 6.8 million to 1.1 million chiplead in to his heads-up match against Greg @FossilMan Raymer for the $64,580 total top prize in the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event @MeadowsCasino near Pittsburgh, Pa. The runner-up today takes home $37,669. Cards are in the air now on the livestream at Twitch.TV/HPTpoker.


Ante - 40k/80k
Blinds - 80k
Remain - 2/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


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FRANK BONACCI - 3RD PLACE - $25,432


Frank Bonacci moves all in preflop for his last 1,230,000, Calvin Snead calls and Greg Raymer steps aside, Bonacci at risk three-handed at the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event final table @Meadows@Casino near Pittsburgh.
  • Bonacci - Kc Qs
  • Snead - 6s 6h
Snead puts Bonacci in a world of hurt on the 6c 3s As flop, hitting a set, leaving Bonacci drawing to backdoor straight and flush draws.

The turn 8c has Bonacci finishing in third place, cashing for $25,432.

Snead moves to 6 million of the 7.9 million chips for his heads-up match against Raymer. The players are on a short break.

Ante - 40k/80k
Blinds - 80k
Remain - /266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


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BONACCI DOUBLES THROUGH RAYMER


Greg Raymer limps and Frank Bonacci checks his option, three-handed in the @HPTPoker Pittsburgh Main Event.

Action picks up, however, on the flop with Raymer opening for 75,000, Bonacci raising to 250,000, Raymer moves all-in and Bonacci calls off his 970,000 on the flop of 7c 9d 8c.
  • Bonacci - Td 6s for a flopped straight
  • Raymer - Qd 9c for a flopped top pair and a backdoor to a better straight.
The board runs out Ad 4s and Bonacci doubles to 2,200,000, with Raymer slipping back to 1,000,000. Calvin Snead leads at 4,700,000.

Ante - 30k/60k
Blinds - 60k
Remain - 3/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


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