Monday, March 21, 2016

1st Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Sameer Al-Dbhany - $83,732

Sameer Al-Dbhany was chipleader early on Day 1C, building his stack up to more than 600,000 by the end of the day. He was definitely one of the most aggressive of the players throughout the entire Main Event. Al-Dbhany kept that chiplead through most of Day 2, coming to today's final table with 2 million more in chips than his nearest rival.

He briefly surrendered the chiplead to Frank Covich, then took down a massive pot with KK against the AK of Covich and A6 of Jacob Moore to gain 80 percent of all the chips in play 3-handed. Covich was eliminated by Mark Geith, setting up the heads-up action.

The final hand had Geith reraising preflop to 860,000 and Al-Dbhany calling. Al-Dabhany flopped top pair and snap-called the all-in by Geith, who was holding K♦️ J♥️. Gieth turned a flush draw but didn't get there and the tournament was over.

Al-Dbhany wins $83,732 for taking the HPT Belterra title, and he also gets a $3,600 HPT Championship package, coming out to Thunder Valley Resort in northern California in late October for that event.

The next HPT stop is Ameristar Kansas City April 8-18, see you there.

--Dan Ross - / Photo by Eric Butler

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