Monday, October 29, 2018

SILVA COMES BACK TO WIN HPT DAYTONA BEACH


From almost the first hand of final table play, it was the Hyndi Khomutetsky Show at @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR. Khomutetsky, a regular at both Daytona Beach and @OrangeCityPoker card rooms, was running over the HPT final table.

Starting the day only a few BB behind chipleader Daniel Bekavac, Khomutetsky began amassing chips fast, took a huge pot early on from Bekavac and never looked back. By 6-handed she had more than half of all the chips in play, and it looked as though everyone else was playing for second.

Then there was Daniel Silva, another regular at the Daytona Beach card room.

Silva stayed out of trouble through most of the rapid-pace of the final table's early action. He gathered steam later by eliminating Ossama Estafanous, Tony Armand and Chris Poole. Knocking out the players in 4th (Armand) and 3rd (Poole) helped him cut in to the chiplead of Khomutetsky before heads-up play began to a 2-1 deficit.

Silva doubled once through Khomutetsky after about 45 minutes but was never able to get closer than that 2-1 disadvantage in chips during the first 90 minutes of heads-up play. Coming back from a 15-minute break, however, saw the tables turn and wow did they turn fast.

First there was a full double for Silva with a straight to cut Khomutetsky's chiplead to 5-4, followed up quickly with a 3.9 million pot Silva took down with top pair to King-high for Khomutetsky. The final hand saw Khomutetsky moving all in on a board with a straight draw. Silva called with top pair and held for the win, just three hands after getting the chiplead for the very first time.

Silva earned $91,557 and a $3,500 HPT Championship Package for the victory. He defeated  Khomutetsky in a heads-up match that lasted two hours.

Khomutetsky cashed for $56,527 as runner-up.

Former HPT champ Roger Campbell was the first player out at the final table ($8,917), with Barry Gallaher out shortly after ($10,549).

Bekavac - who lost almost every hand he played against Khomutetsky the last two days - went out in 7th, ($12,739), followed by current HPT Player of the Year leader Estafanous in 6th ($15,326).

Corey Zedo made back-to-back HPT final tables, finishing 4th at Black Hawk four weeks ago for $47k. He followed that up with a 5th place in Daytona Beach for $19,705.

Poole made the most of the least. He was all set to be eliminated late Sunday night, all in for his last 2BB with 10 players remaining. His 6-5 offsuit flopped a pair and he made the Monday final table, then found three double-ups in early final table action. He parlayed that run to a third-place finish and a $37,619 cash.

With his 6th-place finish, Estafanous extended his Player of the Year lead to 23 points over Jake Baumgartner - who finished as the TV Table Bubble, a 10th place in Daytona Beach. The Nov. 9-13 HPT Season Championship $2,500 buy-in at Ameristar East Chicago is the last tournament to earn Player of the Year points.

Others who cashed at Daytona Beach included Scotty Nguyen - celebrating his birthday with a 17th place finish - Maurice Hawkins (27th), Alex Ziskin (28th), Stan Jablonski (33rd), Mark Morris (35th) and Aaron Johnson (43rd).

Here's the final results.


10/25-29/18HPT Daytona Beach
$1,100Main Event
414Entries
$401,580Prize Pool
45Places Paid
$3500 ChampPkg added to 1st
PlaceNamePayoutPOY Points
1DanielSilva$91,557110
2HyndiKhomutetsky$56,52782.5
3ChrisPoole$37,61966
4TonyArmand$26,07455
5CoreyZedo$19,70549.5
6OssamaEstafanous$15,32644
7DanielBekavac$12,73938.5
8BarryGallaher$10,54933
9RogerCampbell$8,91727.5
10JacobBaumgartner$6,80723.1
11JohnLulgjural$6,80723.1
12TimClark$6,80723.1
13ZaneLipsey$5,13518.7
14NghiaLe$5,13518.7
15HarveyVandeven$5,13518.7
16AntuanBunkley$3,86114.3
17ScottyNguyen$3,86114.3
18JeffreyTrudeau$3,86114.3
19OmerMiller$3,18511
20SeanConklin$3,18511
21Le GiangTran$3,18511
22MathewSteinberg$3,18511
23RodneyTurvin$3,18511
24DouglasArcadi$3,18511
25LanePhillips$3,18511
26NickCosta$3,18511
27MauriceHawkins$3,18511
28AlexanderZiskin$2,5887.7
29NicholasRaio$2,5887.7
30MaxKingstone$2,5887.7
31MarkZullo$2,5887.7
32MichaelJagroo$2,5887.7
33StanJablonski$2,5887.7
34NikitaMoiseev$2,5887.7
35MarkMorris$2,5887.7
36TaylorDeane$2,5887.7
37RodneyRodrigue$2,1894.4
38JamesBaune$2,1894.4
39TobyBoas$2,1894.4
40DavidArkeilpane$2,1894.4
41AaronJohnson$2,1894.4
42MichaelTurton$2,1894.4
43TomNguyen$2,1894.4
44TimothyShortell$2,1894.4
45MohamedMusa$2,1894.4

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

SILVA ELIMINATES KHOMUTETSKY, WINS TITLE


Heads-up at @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR between Daniel Silva and Hyndi Khomutetsky, and Silva has just taken the chiplead for the first time in this two-hour-long match.

Silva opens preflop to 400,000 and Khomutetsky calls.

Kc Kc Kc goes the flop, Khomutetsky makes it 500,000 and Silva makes the call

Kc is the turn.

Khomutetsky moves all in and Silva asks for a count. The dealer announces 2,725,000 and Silva calls to put Khometsky at risk just three hands after gaining the chiplead for the first time.

Khomutetsky - Kc Kc for King-high.
Silva - Kc Kc for top pair.

The river is Kc and Khomutetsky is eliminated in second place, cashing for $56,527. Silva wins $91,557 plus a $3,500 HPT Season Championship Package. A full tournament recap is going to post soon.

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

SILVA TAKES THE LEAD FOR FIRST TIME


What a difference a break can make.

Hyndi Khomutetsky and Daniel Silva took a scheduled 15-minute break, and it is been all Silva since coming back. He hit a straight about 10 hands ago to get to better than a 2-1 dog for the first time in the heads-up match.

The two players are just about even up now as Silva takes four of the next five hands. Stacks are getting shallow with fewer than 65 total BB in play.

Silva opens to 400,000 and Khomutetsky calls.

The flop comes out Kc Kc Kc and Silva makes it 350,000, Khomutetsky raises to 700,000.

That's 800,000 from Khomutetsky on the Kc turn and Silva finds a call. This is already the biggest pot of the tournament with 3.9 million in the pot.

Kc on the river, both players check and the K-5 of Khomutetsky is NOT good against the Q-3 top pair of Silva.

For the first time in the entire tournament, Daniel Silva is the chipleader, and it is a big one, as he moves to a 2-1 chiplead.

SB Ante - 100k
Blinds - 100k/200k
Remaining - 2/414

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

SILVA DOUBLES WITH TRIPS


Hyndi Khomutetsky has opened up a 4-1 chiplead on Daniel Silva in @HPTPoker @DBKCandPR heads-up play.

Khomutetsky opens for 125,000 and Silva calls on the next hand.

The flop is Kc Kc Kc. The turn is Kc, Silva bets 400,000 and Khomutetsky calls.

Silva moves all in on the Kc river for his last 1,230,000 and Khomutetsky looks pained as she makes the call.

Silva shows Kc for trip sevens.

Khomutetsky turns over  qc Kc and sends the 1.23 milly to Silva in the first major hand of heads-up play. The players stacks are back to where we started heads-up play, a 2-1 advantage for Khomutetsky.

SB Ante - 60k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Remaining -2  /414

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

HEADS-UP FOR $91,557


Hyndi Khomutetsky and Daniel Silva - both @DBKCandPR regulars - are heads-up for the @HPTpoker Main Event and the first-place prize of $91,557. Khomutetsky has 7,900,000 chips to the 4,450,000 of Silva.


Level - 29
SB Ante - 50k
Blinds - 50k/100k
Remaining - 2/414

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

CHRIS POOLE - 3RD PLACE - $37,619


Chris Poole moves all in from the SB for his last 550,000 and Daniel Silva makes the call from the BB to put Poole at risk at the @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR final table.

Poole - Kc Kc
Silva - Kc Kc

Silva extends his preflop lead on the Kc Kc Kc flop, but the turn goes Kc to give Poole some life.
The river goes Kc and Poole is eliminated in 3rd place, cashing for $37,619.

Poole was one hand away from being eliminated in 10th place on Sunday for a $6k cash. He started today's FT with just 5BB and ends up with as $37k cash.

Heads-up play between Silva and Hyndi Khomutetsky is set to go in about 5 minutes.

Level - 29
SB Ante - 50k
Blinds - 50k/100k
Remaining - 2/414

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

TONY ARMAND - 4TH PLACE - $26,074


Tony Armand opens preflop for 175,000, Daniel Silva moves all in for his 2.3 million stack and Armand - a regular at both @DBKCandPR and @OrangeCityPoker - calls off his 1,420,000 stack.

Silva - Kc Kc
Armand -  qc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc and Armand is eliminated in 4th place, cashing for $26,074. Silva moves to 3.6 million.

Level - 29
SB Ante - 50k
Blinds - 50k/100k
Remaining - 3/414

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

COREY ZEDO - 5TH PLACE - $19,507


Hyndi Khomutetsky opens, a very short-stacked Corey Zedo moves all in preflop at the @HPTpoker @DBKCandPR final table and chipstack-killer, Khomutetsky - who also plays at @OrangeCityPoker - makes the call.

Zedo - Kc Kc
Khomutetsky - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc and Zedo is eliminated in 5th place, cashing for $19,507. Khomutetsky moves to 8.5 million.

Level - 28
SB Ante - 80k
Blinds - 40k/80k
Remaining - 4/414

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates