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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

MOON RISES TO HPT EAST CHICAGO TITLE


Chris Moon started today with the biggest stack and ended with every chip in play to win the @HPTpoker East Chicago Main Event. Moon earns $187,399 – including a $3,500 HPT Season XV Championship Package for the victory.

Moon defeated Art Zverkhovskyy heads-up for the title, with Zverkhovskyy earning $113,605 as runner-up. 

Moon came to the final table with 6.1 million of the 17.1 million chips in play and he never let up, maintaining the chiplead for every hand at the final table. Moon eliminated the players in eighth (Dennis Ng), seventh (Paul Elfelt), fifth (Bryant Miller) and fourth place (Craig Casino), before winning the tournament’s final hand. 

Aces cracked was the mode in the middle of the tournament. Eric Salazar used Q-9 to crack the Aces of Mike O’Neill, leaving O’Neill just 1SB and he was out two hands later. Salazar had his own Aces cracked two orbits later by Zverkhovskyy, taking all but 900,000 of the chips he won not much earlier.

Salazar finished third, cashing for $74,456 as he was knocked out by Zverkhovskyy. Moon was the only player able to have his Aces hold in an all-in situation, eliminating Bryant Miller in fifth place. 

Mr. HPT – Craig Casino, No. 1 on the All-time HPT Money List – moved to more than $1 million in career poker tournament earnings with his fourth-place finish and $51,735 cash 

Among the players who cashed in the HPT East Chicago Main Event was four former HPT East Chicago Main Event champs in the Top-20 - Nick Davidson (13th, $9,399), Nick Pupillo (16th, $7,192), Rob Wazwaz (17th, $7,192) and Alex Ziskin (19th, $5,394) – along with Jim Kasputis (20, $5,394), Rich Alsup (22, $5,394), Ravi Raghavan (28, $4,495), Keith Heine (29, $4,495), Aaron Johnson (32, $4,495), Keven Stammen (40, $3,760), Jake Baumgartner (52, $3,187), Larry Ormson (54, $3,187), Gary Herstein (59, $2,942), Blake Whittington (60, $2,942) and Frank Stepuchin (61, $2,942) 

Here’s the overall final results for the May 2019 HPT East Chicago Main Event

5.9-14.19HPT East ChicagoMain Event
$570Entries
$820,800PrizePool
$63PlacesPaid
1st inc. $3500HPT ChampsPackage
PLACENAMEPAYOUT
1ChristopherMoon$187,399
2ArtemZverkhovskyy$113,605
3EricSalazar$74,456
4CraigCasino$51,735
5BryantMiller$37,596
6MichaelO'Neill$29,178
7PaulElfelt$24,519
8DennisNg$20,433
9BretMartin$16,346
10LavonneSchaafsma$12,586
11WIlliamWolfe$12,586
12WilliamFirebaugh$12,586
13NicholasDavidson$9,399
14KalpeshShah$9,399
15AlanKrockey$9,399
16NicholasPupillo$7,192
17RajaeeWazwaz$7,192
18MarkMorris$7,192
19AlexanderZiskin$5,394
20JamesKasputis$5,394
21DanielSepiol$5,394
22RichardAlsup$5,394
23DaleHackney$5,394
24DanielHummer$5,394
25PaulFisher$5,394
26NadezhdaMagnus$5,394
27YoonKim$5,394
28RavikRaghavan$4,495
29KeithHeine$4,495
30AmandaHeidbrick$4,495
31JayGoldenberg$4,495
32AaronJohnson$4,495
33GabrielPaul$4,495
34AlanCutler$4,495
35NikolaBudzakoski$4,495
36MichaelWeber$4,495
37MichaelShanahan$3,760
38KevinMaahs$3,760
39DavidTo$3,760
40KevenStammen$3,760
41OmerMiller$3,760
42StevenClark$3,760
43FrenkCerminara$3,760
44TimothyGordon$3,760
45KennethRawlinson$3,760
46DavidShort$3,187
47ToddIvens$3,187
48GriffinAbel$3,187
49BradSailor$3,187
50JosephMaxwell$3,187
51BarrySchmiess$3,187
52JacobBaumgartner$3,187
53BillyWelch$3,187
54LarryOrmson$3,187
55IanMatakis$2,942
56AaronBraun$2,942
57JamesStern$2,942
58BradleyRhodes$2,942
59GaryHerstein$2,942
60BlakeWhittington$2,942
61FrankStepuchin$2,942
62BrendanShiller$2,942
63JohnHughes$2,942

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ART ZVERKHOVSKYY - 2ND PLACE - $113,605


Down to his last 1.5 million in chips, Art Zverkhovskyy moves all in and Chris Moon makes the call to potentially bring the @HPTpoker East Chicago Main Event to its conclusion.

Zverkhovskyy - Ad 5c
Moon - Ah Ts

Both players catch top pair on the 6d 8c Ac flop, with Zverkhovskyy picking up a flush draw on the Jc turn, plus looking to pair the 6 or 8 on the board for a chop.

The river is Qh and Zverkhovskyy is eliminated in second place, cashing for $113,605.

Ante - 50000
Blinds - 50000/100000
Entries - 1/570

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photo

ZVERKHOVSKYY DOUBLES THROUGH MOON


Chris Moon has pulled a bit further away from Art Zverkhovskyy than where he was when @HPTpoker East Chicago Main Event heads-up play began, holding about a 5-1 chiplead.

The flop comes out 6s 9d  Td and Zverkhovskyy leads out for 250,000 with Moon calling.

Moon leads out for 650,000 on the Ah turn, Zverkhovskyy moves all in for 2,130,000  and Moon makes the call.

Zverkhovskyy - 8c 7s for a flopped straight
Moon - As Th for a turned two pair.

The river is Qd and Zverkhovskyy doubles to 4.8 million with Moon sliding to 12.4 million

Ante - 40000
Blinds - 40000/80000
Entries - 2/570

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photo