Monday, October 30, 2017

Ben Scrogins - @HPTPoker @DBKCandPR Champion - $94,515


Winner of a huge hand at the end of the final Day 1 of the tournament, starting Day 2 as the massive chipleader and starting the final table as chipleader also, 21-year-old Ben Scrogins closed out the HPT Daytona Beach Main Event by defeating William 'Sam' Korn heads-up for the title and a $49,515 payday - plus a $3,600 HPT Championship Package.

Scrogins grabbed the chiplead with about 6 tables left on Saturday's Day 1C then took a 600k pot from Michael Hahn to begin Day 2 play almost 50BB clear of the field. Never moving out of the top-5 in chips all day, Scrogins closed Day 2 as the final table chipleader.

Korn was at 16BB and all in very early at the final table, racing with Ace_King against the pocket Fives of John Pizano. He flopped an Ace to move up in chips, slid back some and doubled again to 600k when he flopped Broadway with Ace_Jack against Ace_King of Tom Nguyen.

Nguyen would go on to finish 7th ($14,382) and Pizano 4th ($28,560).

Nick Schwarmann came to the final table 2nd in chips, quickly took the chiplead and maintained that until 5-handed, when Scrogins took control and dominated from that point until the end of the final table.

Cord Garcia moved in to 2nd place in the HPT Season XII Player of the Year race with his 5th place finish.

Here are the final results.


10/26-30/17
$1,650Main Event
282Entries
$414,540Prize Pool
31Places Paid
1BenScroginsNeptune Beach, FL$94,515
2WilliamKornCarlsbad, CA$60,408
3NickSchwarmannDaytona Beach FL$40,477
4JohnPizanoHeathrow, FL$28,560
5LanceGarciaKaty, TX$21,368
6JohnO'NealJacksonville, FL$17,259
7TomNguyenTampa, FL$14,382
8CarlosGuerreroOrlando, FL$11,917
9RobManjuraAltamonte Springs, FL$10,314
10AntionetteFiorenzaDaytona Beach, FL$8,013
11RobertGeithIndianapolis, IN$8,013
12StanJablonskiBullhead City, AZ$8,013
13GriffinMalatinoDenver, CO$5,876
14BrandonMillerPalm Bay, FL$5,876
15StevenBartlettOrlando, FL$5,876
16CoreyZedoDenver, CO$5,136
17BarryBrownWalker, MI$5,136
18TimothyShortellW. Melbourne, FL$5,136
19BruceMartinWesley Chpl, FL$4,605
20AlexisSternerWinter Spgs, FL$4,605
21AlanRamkhalawanTampa ,FL$4,605
22StevenSchmidtOrlando, FL$4,315
23JustinHarrellNashville, TN$4,315
24StuartTaylorWestmount, QC$4,315
25OmerMillerHumboldt, IL$4,315
26ShreyasErapalliJacksonville, FL$4,315
27EdwardSebestaRichmond, TX$4,315
28RIchardMossCarbondale, IL$3,740
29HarryScovilTinley Park, IL$3,740
30MarkZulloSeville, OH$3,740
31JamesGrimesFairfield, OH$3,740

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Sam Korn - 2nd Place - $60,408


Sam Korn moves all in preflop for 1,120,000 - after about 10 heads-up hands - and Ben Scrogins makes the call to put Korn at risk for the tournament.

Korn - Kc Kc
Scrogins - Kc Kc

The Kc Kc Kc flop gives Korn top pair and the lead.

The Kc gives Scrogins a Broadway draw.

River  ... Kc for Broadway and Korn finishes as the HPT Daytona Beach runner-up, collecting $60,408 for the second-place finish.

Remaining - 1/282

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HU for @HPTPoker @DBKCandPR Title


@BenScrog - chipleader much of this final table, goes heads-up against Sam Korn - the short stack early in the day - for the HPT Daytona Beach Main Event title, $94,515 and a $3,600 package to the HPT Season XII Championships mid-December at Ameristar St. Charles. Runner-up receives $60,408.

Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - /282

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Nick Schwarmann - 3rd Place - $40,777


2011 @HPTPoker @DBKCandPR champ Nick Schwarmann moves all in preflop and Sam Korn calls to put Schwarmann at risk.

Schwarmann - Kc Kc
Korn -  qc Kc

The Kc Kc Kc flop gives Korn top pair and there's a flush draw for Schwarmann.

The board runs out Kc Kc and Schwarmann is eliminated in third place, cashing for $40,777.

Korn moves to 2 million and gets ready for heads-up play against Ben Scrogins as about a 3-1 underdog

Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - /282

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3rd Verse, Same as the First


3 handed and Nick Schwarmann - down to 500k again - moves all in and Ben Scrogins again makes the call to put Schwarmann at risk.

Schwarmann -Kc Kc
Scrogins - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc and Schwarmann is back to a milly, Scrogins back to 6.2 milly

Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - /282

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Schwarmann Doubles Back to a MIlly


Nick Schwarmann moves all in preflop for his last 480,000, Ben Scrogins calls and Sam Korn pauses, about ready to make this an everyone-all-in hand, but he folds pocket Threes face up.


Schwarmann - Kc Kc
Scrogins -  Kc Kc

The Kc Kc Kc flop comes out, and Scrogins gets a flush draw while Schwarmann pairs his kicker

The board runs out Kc Kc and Schwarmann is back to a milly, with Scrogins at 6 milly.

Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - 3/282

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Schwarmann Doubles


The last 30 minutes as been the Ben Scrogins show as he chips down everyone. Scrogins now opens to 90,000, Nick Schwarmann moves all in for 775,000 and Scrogins makes the call to put Schwarmann at risk.

Schwarmann - Kc Kc
Scrogins - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc and Schwarmann's pair turns in to a flush for a double to get back to 1,585,000.

Scrogins "slips" to 5,520,000.
Sam Korn, in 3rd, is at 1,320,000.

Blinds - 20k/40k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - /282

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