Monday, September 23, 2019

JAY MCVEIGH - WINNER - HPT BLACK HAWK MAIN EVENT



Jay McVeigh began the HPT Main Event final Table at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO., as the short stack at 445,000. He slipped to 7bb at one point and needed a river Ace to keep from finishing in 9th place.

He was all in with Jacks against Queens and turned a straight to survive once again. By 4-handed play he was the chipleader and went on to earn the $137,876 first-place prize.

"I sucked out in every possible way," McVeigh laughed shortly after the winner's interviews were completed. He sat with his wife and watched the final few hands on an iPad awaiting the final photos.

McVeigh went to heads-up play with a 10-1 lead against start-of-day chipleader Tan Hoang and closed out the win after a few hands. McVeigh earns the win at his third HPT final table. He was 6th in 2016 and 5th in 2017 in Kansas City, where he lived before moving to Colorado a year ago.

Jason Meglich had the chiplead for a while before exiting in third place with a $56,649 payday, followed by John Small in 4th ($39,365). The entire rail, livestream commentators and more were cheering on Gloria McCall all day, as she picked up a 5th-place finish and a $29,673 for her first-ever tournament cash.

David Levy (no, not David Levi) was 6th ($23,079), Jeff Banghart, who never had cards throughout the final table, took home $19,183 in 7th, with Corey Williams 8th ($15,886) and Jason Su in 9th ($13,428).

Among those who came and earned a Main Event cash was the leader of the HPT Player of the Year leaderboard, Nick Pupillo in 12th ($10,251), just 2 days after a 7th place finish in Atlantic City.

Here's the final results.


9/19-23/19HPTGates PokerBlack Hawk, CO
$1,650Main Event
412Entries
$599,460Prize Pool
45PlacesPaid
PLACENAMEPAYOUT
1JayMcVeigh$137,876
2TanHoang$85,123
3RobertMeglich$56,649
4JohnSmall$39,265
5GloriaMcCall$29,673
6DavidLevy$23,079
7JeffBanghart$19,183
8CoreyWilliams$15,886
9JasonSu$13,428
10SydMasters$10,251
11SteveWilkie$10,251
12MichaelCampbell$10,251
13NicholasPupillo$7,733
14RichardMijares$7,733
15AndreasRamadanis$7,733
16GregJennings$5,815
17AnthonyMartinez$5,815
18FrancescoCampinale$5,815
19ClaytonHamm$4,796
20RichardDixon$4,796
21AaronFrei$4,796
22WillBerry$4,796
23SlaterDean$4,796
24BrianLeitch$4,796
25BobbySanoubane$4,796
26SpencerChamplin$4,796
27KarimAbuzar$4,796
28OmarMurillo$3,896
29WillMietz$3,896
30DavidLewis$3,896
31CyChurch$3,896
32RonnieLamb$3,896
33DannyGonzalez$3,896
34AdedapoAjayi$3,896
35FredErtl$3,896
36DannyPham$3,896
37SamBenavram$3,297
38MichaelSherry$3,297
39DavidTuthill$3,297
40DavidLevi$3,297
41ChristopherCarey$3,297
42BobbyOpila$3,297
43RichardMonroe$3,297
44AaronMcEvoy$3,297
45JasonVanstrom$3,297


-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos

TAN HOANG - 2ND PLACE - $85,123


One hand after a river 4 gave Tan Hoang a chop-pot in his heads-up match with jay McVeigh, Hoang moves back all in preflop at the @HPTpoker Main Event @Gates_Poker and McVeigh quickly calls.

  • Hoang shows Ks 9d
  • McVeigh turns over Ah 3h

The flop comes out Js 6s Qc and Hoang puts on his backpack when the turn 6h comes, as Hoang survived all-ins twice after 'going backpack.'

Not this time, the river is 2s and Hoang is eliminated in 2nd place, cashing for $85,123

Level - 30
Ante - 120k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Remain - 1/412

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos

HEADS UP FOR $137,876


Jay McVeigh and Tan Hoang are set to play heads-up for the @HPTpoker Main Event title at @Gates_Poker in Black Hawk, CO.

McVeigh has a commanding 11,060,000 to 1,305,000 chiplead as play begins.

$137,876 to the winner, $85,123 to the runner-up.

Level - 30
Ante - 120k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Remain - 2/412

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos

JASON MEGLICH - 3RD PLACE - $56,649


Jay McVeich and Jason Meglich go to the flop three-handed at the @HPTpoker Main Event final table @Gates_Poker.

The all-Spades flop comes out 7s 6s 4s, McVeigh leads out for 300,000, Meglich moves all in and McVeigh quickly calls to put Meglich at risk.

  • Meglich has Qs Th for a flush draw and two overs
  • McVeigh shows 7d 5s for top pair, and a straight flush draw
Tan Hoang sits on the sideline, looking to try and get heads-up.

The runout goes Ac Jc and Meglich is eliminated in 3rd place, cashing for $56,649. McVeich moves to 11 million.

Heads-up play begins in a few minutes, McVeich with a 10-1 lead.

Level - 30
Ante - 120k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Remain - 2/412

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos

HOANG RIVERS 6 TO STAY ALIVE


Tan Hoang moves all in preflop for his last 1,370,000 and Jay McVeigh - next to act - also moves all in to give Jason Meglich the option of calling off his stack or mucking. Meglich gets out of the way and up go the cards.

  • Hoang shows Th 8h
  • McVeigh has Jd Jc

Hoang picks up a backdoor straight draw on the 9d 3d 9c flop, two pair for McVeigh.

The 7c turn gives Hoang a gutter to a 6 and only a 6.

River .... 6s, and a shout of surprise comes from Hoang's late-arriving rail as he doubles through McVeigh to 2.8 million, while McVeigh still holds the chiplead at 7 million.

Hoang was all in one hand earlier with Ace_Jack, and ran in to the Ace_Jack for Meglich for a chop-pot.

Ante - 120k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Remain - 3/412

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos


MCVEIGH OUTFLUSHES HOANG, TAKES LEAD


Jason Meglich opens, Tan Hoang and Jay McVeigh come along from the blinds, three-handed at the @HPTpoker @Gates_Poker final table.

The all-Clubs flop comes out Tc Kc 2c, Hoang leading out for 350,000, McVeigh coming along and Meglich stepping aside.

The turn is Kd, Hoang bets out to 600,000, and McVeigh moves all in. Hoang asks for a count - 2,260,000 - and finds a call, but doesn't like what h sees.
  • Hoang shows 6c 4c for a flush
  • McVeigh turns over Jc 8c for a larger flush
  • Meglich turns away from the table, saying he mucked Aces.
The river is Qd and the chips shift a great deal. McVeigh moves to 6,420,000, Meglich is at 4,755,000 and Hoang slides to 1,190,000.

Hoang is going to be at 10bb when the three players return for a 30-minute dinner break.

Level - 30
Ante - 120k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Remain - 3/412

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos

JOHN SMALL - 4TH PLACE - $39,625


Tan Hoang opens and John Small makes the call, four-handed at the @HPTpoker $1,650 Main Event final table @Gates_Poker in Black Hawk, CO.

The flop comes out 8s 3c 7c, Small moves all in and Hoang asks for a count - 1,575,000 - before making the call to put Small at risk.

  • Small shows Qd 9d for two overs, and he needs help
  • Hoang shows Ac Kc for two overs and a flush draw

Hoang hits the Tc turn for the flush, Small finishing in 4th place, cashing for $39,625. Hoang moves to 6 million.

Level - 29
Ante - 100k
Blinds - 50k/100k
Remain - 3/412

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
-- Hayley Hochstetler Photos