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Monday, September 23, 2019

FINAL TABLE TIME FROM HPT BLACK HAWK IS NOW


We're down to the final nine players in the @HPTpoker $1,650 Main Event @Gates_Poker and everyone is gathered in the livestream studio on the second floor of the casino and poker room to play for the $137,876 up top.

Follow along here with all the NO SPOILERS action here - action also coming via Twitch.TV/HPTpoker on a delay, the blog updates on the same delay today.

Level - 24
Ante - 30k
Blinds - 15k/30k
Remain - 9/412

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

YOUR HPT BLACK HAWK FINAL TABLE


Cards go in the air Monday at Noon - a livestream on delay to follow right behind - for the final nine players in the @HPTpoker $1650 Main Event @Gates_Poker in Black Hawk, CO. Here's the final table in photos, in set-position order with verified chipcounts included, starting with John Small in Seat 1 with a 1,415,000 stack.


Glenda McCall - Seat 2 - 775,000 stack


David Levy - Seat 3 - 765,000 stack


Tan Hoang - Seat 4 - 3,875,000 stack


Jay McVeigh - Seat 5 - 445,000 stack


Jason Meglich - Seat 6 - 2,175,000 stack


Jeff Banghart - Seat 7 - 1,805,000 stack


Corey Williams - Seat 8 - 450,000 stack


Jason Su - Seat 9 - 660,000 stack

Level - 24
Ante - 30k
Blinds - 15k/30k
Remain - 9/412

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

SYD MASTERS - 10TH PLACE - $10,251


Syd Masters and Robert Meglich mix it up preflop, 10-handed for two hours now in the @HPTpoker @Gates_Poker Main Event.

The flop comes out 5s 2c Kd and Meglich leads out for 175,000, only to see Masters move all-in for his last 760,000. Meglich takes a while before finding a call.

  • Masters turns over Kh Ts for top pair
  • Meglich shows Ks Qs for the same top pair, and a better kicker.
The runout goes Ah 7s and Masters is eliminated in 10th place, cashing for $10,251.


The nine-handed final table is now set, players returning for cards in the air at Noon on Monday. Updated chipcounts coming soon.

Level - 24
Ante - 30k
Blinds - 15k/30k
Remain - 9/412

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

90 MINUTES 10-HANDED


Players are back from a 15-minute break, having already played 90 minutes 10-handed, looking for that elusive final elimination to send the @HPTPoker @Gates_Poker Main Event to the 9-handed Monday at Noon final table.

Here's a look at estimated chipcounts as cards go back in the air.


TanHoang3,365,000
JeffBanghart1,700,000
JohnSmall1,650,000
SydMasters1,330,000
RobertMeglich1,320,000
CoreyWilliams985,000
DavidLevy750,000
JasonSu530,000
JayMcVeigh520,000
GlendaMcCall395,000

Level - 24
Ante - 30k
Blinds - 15k/30k
Remain -10  /412

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

HOANG PUSHES LEVY OUT OF BIG POT


Glenda McCall opens for 3x on the button, David Levy calls from the SB and chipleader Tan Hoang calls from the BB, 10-handed and one elimination away from establishing the HPT Black Hawk final table for Monday.

Levy (pictured) leads out for 175,000 on the 5c 7s Tc flop, and Hoang takes a considerable amount of time debating his action. He clarifies the about of the 7 25k chip raise in front of him, cuts out calling chips, then raising chips, all the while locked in on McCall.

He stares as McCall as he cuts out 350,000, puts it to the side and McCall doesn't react. Another player at the table finally calls clock, and Hoang bets the 350,000 before the count can begin. McCall steps aside and Levy quickly calls.

The turn is 9h, Levy quickly makes it 400,000 and Hoang goes in to another mode-of-deliberation before announcing he's all-in, having levy well-covered.

Levy finds a muck, leaving himself 1,000,000 behind. McCall is down to 390,000 and Hoang moves to 3,350,000.

Level - 23
Ante - 25k
Blinds - 10k/25k
Remain - 10/412

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

10-HANDED CHIPCOUNTS


The short stacks have been busy doubling-up since the HPT Black Hawk Main Event moved to a single table of 10 participants.

Here's estimated chipcounts as 10-handed play hits 65 minutes in length so far, with Tan Hoang (pictured) atop the leaderboard.

TanHoang2,530,000
DavidLevy1,975,000
JeffBanghart1,575,000
CoreyWilliams1,475,000
RobertMeglich1,200,000
SydMasters1,100,000
JohnSmall840,000
JayMcVeigh635,000
GlendaMcCall520,000
JasonSu420,000

Level - 23
Ante - 25k
Blinds - 10/25k
Remain - 10/412

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

10 REMAIN AT ONE TABLE


From a starting field of 412, the @HPTpoker @Gates_Poker $1650 Main Event now has 10 players gathered around one table, grinding away to see one more elimination before the Monday livestream final table is established and play comes to a halt for the night.

Here's the players in seat-position order with estimated chipcounts included

  1. John Small - 420,000
  2. Glenda McCall - 885,000
  3. David Levy - 950,000
  4. Tan Hoang - 2,350,000
  5. Jay McVeigh - 500,000
  6. Robert Meglich - 700,000
  7. Jeff Banghart - 2,700,000
  8. Corey Williams - 2,250,000
  9. Syd Masters - 950,000
  10. Jason Su - 550,000

Level - 22
Ante - 20k
Blinds - 10k/20k
Remain - 10/412

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

STEVE WILKIE - 11TH PLACE - $10,251


Steve Wilkie and Tan Hoang mix it up in what so far is the biggest pot of the entire @HPTpoker @Gates_Poker Main Event on a 3-7-T-8 board. All the chips go in the middle on the turn.

  • Nines for Wilkie, second pair and an open-ended draw
  • Kings for Hoang for the overpair
The river 8h gives Hoang the pot and when the chips are counted down, Wilkie is left with 1BB. He gets that in two hands later with Threes against the Ace_King of David Levy, and Levy rivers an Ace.

Wilkie cashes for $10,251 and the players move to one table, one elimination away from end-of-play for today just 30 minutes after returning from dinner break.


Level - 22
Ante - 20k
Blinds - 10k/20k
Remain - 10/412

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

MICHAEL CAMPBELL - 12TH PLACE - $10,251


Action folds around to Michael Campbell, who moves all in preflop for his last 340,000. Jeff Banghart is next to act and he makes the call to put Campbell at risk. The rest of the table folds and up go the cards, Campbell needing help.

  • Campbell shows Ad 
  • Banghart turns over As Kc
Campbell does not improve as the board runs out 3c 7d Qs 4s 5s and he cashes for $10,251 in 12th place.

Banghart moves to 2.7 million and the chiplead.


Level - 22
Ante - 20k
Blinds - 10k/20k
Remain - 11/412

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

13TH FOR PUPILLO, EXTENDS POY LEAD


Just a few hands back from dinner break and Jason Small puts Nick Pupillo all in during a Battle of the Blinds matchup, and Pupillo agrees for his last 3BB.

  • Pupillo shows 6c 5s
  • Small turns over Qh 5h
The board runs out 8-8-4-9-5, a pair for each but the Queen kicker for Small eliminates Pupillo in 13th place, a $7,733 cash.

Small moves to 420,000.
Pupillo - leader in the Season XV HPT Player of the Year race, adds to his lead, moving to 324.7 points.


Level -22
Ante - 20k
Blinds - 10k/20k
Remain - 12/412

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

DINNER BREAK CHIPCOUNTS


Michael Campbell and John Small were both down to < 10BB with 10 minutes before dinner break kicked in at Day 2 of the @HPTpoker @Gates_Poker Main Event.

Campbell doubled through Tan Hoang, Small (pictured) doubled through Jay McVeight and it is now Nick Pupillo as the short stack (5bb) with 13 remaining and the hour-long dinner break in effect.

Here's estimated chipcounts for everyone, see y'all in an hour, we're taking a break as well.


CoreyWilliams2,340,000
JeffBanghart2,330,000
TanHoang1,250,000
SydMasters1,005,000
SteveWilkie985,000
GlendaMcCall885,000
DavidLevy880,000
RobertMeglich840,000
JasonSu475,000
MichaelCampbell415,000
JayMcVeigh370,000
JohnSmall330,000
NickPupillo100,000

Level - 22
Ante - 20000
Blinds - 10000/20000
Remain - 13/412

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

LEVEL 21 CHIPCOUNTS


Down to 13 players in Day 2 of the @HPTpoker @Gates_Poker Main Event, and Corey Williams is the only player with more than a 2-milly stack right now.

Here's a look at estimated chipcounts for the players about 10 minutes before tournament staff is giving an extended break for a meal.

Play stops for the night once the 9-handed final table is established.


CoreyWilliams2,050,000
JeffBanghart1,950,000
TanHoang1,560,000
DavidLevy1,250,000
SteveWilkie1,200,000
SydMasters935,000
RobertMeglich900,000
JayMcVeigh550,000
JasonSu520,000
GlendaMcCall500,000
NickPupillo450,000
MichaelCampbell200,000
JohnSmall200,000

Level - 21
Ante - 16000
Blinds - 8000/16000
Remain - 13/412

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

SPEEDING TO THE RAIL


There were two eliminations right before Greg Jennings fell in 16th place to Corey Williams, and two more took place while I was writing up the Williams/Jennings hand.

18th goes to Francesco Campanile; 17th to Anthony Martinez, both cashing for $5,815.

15th is Andreas Ramadanis, with 14th going to Richard Mijares, both cashing for $7,733.

Level - 21
Ante - 16000
Blinds - 8000/16000
Remain - 13/412

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

JENNINGS ELIMINATED BY WILLIAMS


The pot is already huge between Greg Jennings and Corey Williams on the flop, with Jennings moving in for his last 387,000 on the turn, giving Williams more than a wee bit o'pause.

The board reads Qd Ts 5d Kc and about two minutes go before Williams calls, and doesn't like what he sees.

  • Jennings shows Ah Js, he turned Broadway
  • Williams flips over Qh Tc for a flopped two pair
Williams, though, is the first to react when the river Qc hits the board, Boat Don't Lie, and Jennings is eliminated in 16th place, cashing for $5,815.

Williams moves to the chiplead at 2.08 million.


Level - 21
Ante - 16000
Blinds - 8000/16000
Remain - 15/412

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