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Monday, April 23, 2018

Greg Radosh - Champion - $99,621

Greg Radosh joins a small group of players as two-time @HPTPoker champions, defeating Mike Esquivel heads up for the @AmeristarSC title, earning $99,612.

Radosh - who was a dealer for the St. Charles final table in 2015 - won this event in 2016 and adds today's victory for his second Main Event win.

Esquivel began the final table as chipleader, having twice the number of chips as 2nd place. He briefly gave up the chiplead early to Neil Patel, then held the lead until Radosh eliminated Patel in 3rd place.

Radosh and Esquivel began heads-up play separated by just 6BB, but Radosh quickly opened up a 2.5-1 chiplead.

Others who cashed in the Main event included Natchman Berlin (11th), David Gutfreund (6th) and Robert Castoire (27th).

Among those who came out for the St. Charles Main Event but did not cash included Ari Engel, Jason Brin, Ravi Raghavan, Josh Turner, Nick Pupillo, Craig Casino, Roger Campbell, Shawn Robert, Bruce Hugon, Shawn McCracken, Paul Belken, Michael Hahn and Ed Sebesta.

Here's the final results from the Main Event

$1,650Main Event
$433,100Prize Pool
31Places Paid
1GregRadoshBarnhart, MO$99,612
2MichaelEsquivelClardn. Hills, MO$63,666
3NeilPatelSt. Charles, MO$42,660
5DanKloepperChesterfield, MO$22,521
6BrianTracyClayton, MO$18,190
7StevenBezlerJacksonville, IL$15,159
8JohnRichardsRoxann, IL$12,560
9JoeFroehleSpringfiled, MO$10,871
10AlexHoffO'Fallon, MO$8,445
11NachmanBerlinBrooklyn, NY$8,445
12TimothyPalmerSpringfield, IL$8,445
13EdwardMcPikeAlton, IL$6,193
14JeffreyRobersonRolla, MO$6,193
15DavidGutfreundChicago, IL$6,193
16MichaelRieckLouisiana, MO$5,414
17PeterBrooksSt. Louis, MO$5,414
18DavidCoffmanBloomington, IL$5,414
19ChristopherBibbO'Fallon, MO$4,851
20ChristopherGeorgeSt. Louis, MO$4,851
21NathanBurrowLouisville, KY$4,851
22MatthewMuellerColumbia, IL$4,548
23JasonWolzeMulkeytown, IL$4,548
24CharlesDawsonOwensboro, KY$4,548
25RossGuthrieElgin, IL$4,548
26PaulKeeseeJackson, MO$4,548
27RobertCastoireCecelia, KY$4,548
28RajDhanekulaDallas, TX$3,941
29PeterSippelSt. Louis, MO$3,941
30PatrickHilsabeckSt. Charles, MO$3,941
31WilliamHanerTroy, IL$3,941

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Mike Esquivel - 2nd Place - $63,666

Mike Esquivel moves all in preflop for his last and Greg Radosh  makes the call to put Esquivel at risk, heads-up for the @HPTPoker @AmeristrSC Main Event title.

Greg Radosh opens for 305,000 and Mike Esquivel makes the call.Esquivel makes it 350,000 on the flop, Radosh moves all in and Esquivel calls off his stack.

The flop is  Kc Kc Kc

Radosh - Kc Kc for a gutter
Esquivel - Kc Kc top pair

The turn Kc pairs both players, but the river is Kc, giving Radosh a straight and Esquivel is eliminated in 2nd place, cashing for $63,666.

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Radosh Owning Heads Up Play

Mike @StrongWill22 Esquivel and @RadoshGreg began heads up play nearly even in chips, but it has been all Radosh so far in the battle for the @HPTPoker @AmeristrSC title and the $99,621 first-place prize.

Esquivel was being slapped in the face with the deck for the first three hours of final table play, eliminating 6 of the 7 players already out today ... but Radosh owns the first 30 minutes heads-up, extending his chiplead to 7,000,000 - 2,200,000 as most pots are going to Radosh

Antes - 10k
Blinds - 30k/60k
Remaining - 2/305

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Heads Up for $99,612

Mike Esquivel (above) began @HPTPoker @AmeristarSC final table play as the chipleader, more than twice the chips of second place. Greg Radosh (below) already has one HPT St. Charles title, having won this tournament two years ago.

The two are squaring off heads-up for the April 2018 title and $99,612 to the winner, with the runner-up receiving a devilish $63,666. 

Radosh begins play with about a 6BB lead over Esquivel

Level - 27
Antes - 5k
Blinds - 25k/50k
Remaining -2/305

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Neil Patel - 3rd Place - $42,660

Greg Radosh makes it 125,000 and Neil Patel calls, while Mike Esquivel folds his BB.

The flop is Kc Kc Kc, Radosh bets 130,000 and Patel calls

Turn is Kc, Radosh bets 350,000, Patel shoves and Radosh calls to put Patel at risk.

Radosh - Kc Kc

Patel - Kc Kc

River is  Kc and Patel is eliminated in 3rd place, cashing for $42,660.

Radosh moves to and heads-up play between Radosh and Mike Esquivel is going to start after a short break.

Level - 27
Antes - 5k
Blinds - 25k/50k
Remaining - 2/305

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Chris Parsley - 4th Place - $30,100

Mike Esquivel opens for 110,000 and Chris Parsely 3-bets to 450,000. Esquivel looks quizzically as to why Parsley bet almost half his stack, and Esquivel finds a call.

The flop is Kc Kc Kc, Parsley moves all-in and Esquivel snap-calls.

Parsley - Kc Kc
Esquivel - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc and Parsely is eliminated in 4th place, cashing for $30,100.

Esquivel moves to 4.5 million.

Level - 27
Antes - 5k
Blinds - 25k/50k
Remaining - 3/305

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Parsley Doubles Through Patel

Three all-ins-and-calls in six hands at the final table.

Neil Patel opens from the SB for 105,000 and Chris Parsley moves all in for the second time in a row.
Patel asks for a count (785,000) and makes the call.

Parsley - Kc Kc
Patel - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc, Patel's rail groaning on the turn and river as they thought each time that might have been a 6 being peeled off by the dealer.

The two players now have almost even stacks of 1.2 million each.

Level - 26
Antes - 5k
Blinds - 20k/40k
Remaining - 3/305

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Dan Kloepper - 5th Place - $22,521

One hand after giving up the chiplead to Greg Radosh, Mike Esquivel opens for 105,0000 and Dan Kloepper calls.

Both players check the Kc Kc Kc flop.

The turn is Kc and Kloepper bets 100,000, Esquivel minraises him, Kloepper moves all in and Esquivel snap-calls.

Kloepper - Kc Kc for two pair
Esquivel - Kc Kc trip Kings and Kloepper is drawing dead.

Kloepper cashes for $22,521 in 5th place, Esquivel regaining his chiplead, up to 3.9 million.

Level - 26
Antes - 5k
Blinds - 20k/40k
Remaining - 4/305

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates