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Monday, October 7, 2019

SNEAD WINS HPT PITTSBURGH MAIN EVENT


Calvin Snead went through three days of poker at @MeadowsCasino hardly losing any major hands at all, as he defeated a 266-entry field to become the newest @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event champion.

Snead earns $64,580 - including a $3,500 package to the $2,500 buy-in Season XV HPT Championship at Hollywood St. Louis in November.

He took a better than 6-1 chiplead in to the heads-up match against Greg Raymer and rivered two pair on the very first hand to secure the win. Raymer received $37,669 as runner-up.

The pace of play was rapid early one, with four of the players having 70 percent of the chips in play. The field was down to 5-handed in the first hour, and a double-elimination by Raymer reduced the field to 3-handed play after just 75 minutes of action.

The first three players eliminated were the three shortest stacks, with Thomas Gustovich (9th, $6,618) and Mike Iacovone (8th, $8,017) and Bill Dopico (6th, $11,453) out in one hour of competition.

Players took a short break, and a few hands after that was a huge pot with Davis Santucci moving in with Ace_Queen, Mike O'Neill over-the-top with Jacks and Raymer calling both stacks with Kings. Raymer flopped a set, scored two eliminations and took the chiplead.

The pace slowed substantially three-handed as each player had 70BB or more. More than two hours went by three-handed before Snead eliminated Frank Bonacci ($25,432) to take the big chiplead heads-up against Raymer.

Others who came and cashed in the Main Event included Bill Kridle (11th), last April's runner-up Anthony McIe (13th), Doug Krency (15th) and Andrew Spears (23rd).

The next stop of the HPT Season XV Tour is Oct. 17-28 at DAytona Beach Racing and Card Club in Florida.

Here's all the HPT Pittsburgh Final Results.


10/4-7/19HPT PittsburghMain Event
$1,100$250k GTD
266Entries
$258,020Prize Pool
27Places Paid
1st also Receives $3500ChampionshipPackage
PLACENAMEPAYOUT
1CalvinSnead$61,080
2GregRaymer$37,669
3FrancoBonacci$25,452
4MikeO'Neill$18,071
5DavidSantucci$13,999
6BillDopico$11,453
7BobbyNoel$9,545
8MikeIacovone$8,017
9ThomasGustovich$6,618
10JerryHumphrey$5,218
11BillKridle$5,218
12AmmarAlnajjar$5,218
13AnthonyMcIe$4,072
14WilliamHoward$4,072
15StevenKrency$4,072
16GregBrletich$3,182
17CoreyRutherford$3,182
18DanielSwartz$3,182
19CarterDeVault$2,800
20JamesSmith$2,800
21JonHoellin$2,800
22FrankDellaria$2,800
23AndrewSpears$2,800
24KevinPuhl$2,800
25RyanDelgros$2,800
26DavidBerman$2,800
27JosephCowser$2,800

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

RAYMER OUT ON FIRST HEADS UP HAND


Greg @FossilMan Raymer opens for 160,000 and Calvin Snead makes the call on the first heads-up hand in the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main event @MeadowsCasino near Pittsburgh, PA.

Snead checks, Raymer opens, Snead moves all in to put Raymer at risk and Raymer calls off his 1,050,000 stack on the 2c 5c 8s flop.

  • Snead - 9d 5d for middle pair
  • Raymer - Ad 6c for Ace-high.

Raymer gets the lead back on the Ah turn, but Snead nails the 9s river to eliminate Raymer in second place, a $37,669 cash

Level - 28
Ante - 40k/80k
Blinds - 80k
Remain - 1/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

HEADS UP FOR HPT PITTSBURGH TITLE


Calvin Snead take a 6.8 million to 1.1 million chiplead in to his heads-up match against Greg @FossilMan Raymer for the $64,580 total top prize in the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event @MeadowsCasino near Pittsburgh, Pa. The runner-up today takes home $37,669. Cards are in the air now on the livestream at Twitch.TV/HPTpoker.


Ante - 40k/80k
Blinds - 80k
Remain - 2/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

FRANK BONACCI - 3RD PLACE - $25,432


Frank Bonacci moves all in preflop for his last 1,230,000, Calvin Snead calls and Greg Raymer steps aside, Bonacci at risk three-handed at the @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event final table @Meadows@Casino near Pittsburgh.
  • Bonacci - Kc Qs
  • Snead - 6s 6h
Snead puts Bonacci in a world of hurt on the 6c 3s As flop, hitting a set, leaving Bonacci drawing to backdoor straight and flush draws.

The turn 8c has Bonacci finishing in third place, cashing for $25,432.

Snead moves to 6 million of the 7.9 million chips for his heads-up match against Raymer. The players are on a short break.

Ante - 40k/80k
Blinds - 80k
Remain - /266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

BONACCI DOUBLES THROUGH RAYMER


Greg Raymer limps and Frank Bonacci checks his option, three-handed in the @HPTPoker Pittsburgh Main Event.

Action picks up, however, on the flop with Raymer opening for 75,000, Bonacci raising to 250,000, Raymer moves all-in and Bonacci calls off his 970,000 on the flop of 7c 9d 8c.
  • Bonacci - Td 6s for a flopped straight
  • Raymer - Qd 9c for a flopped top pair and a backdoor to a better straight.
The board runs out Ad 4s and Bonacci doubles to 2,200,000, with Raymer slipping back to 1,000,000. Calvin Snead leads at 4,700,000.

Ante - 30k/60k
Blinds - 60k
Remain - 3/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

RAYMER DOUBLES THROUGH BONACCI


Frank Bonacci opens, Calvin Snead mucks, Greg @FossilMan Raymer moves all in for 1,095,000 and Bonacci makes the call, three-handed for the October 2019 @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event title @MeadowsCasino near Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Raymer - Kd 8c
  • Bonacci - As Jc
Raymer takes the lead on the Kh 9c 2c flop. Bonacci hits the Js turn but still needs help. The 9h is not that help, and Raymer doubles to 2,300,000, Bonacci down to 1,200,000. Snead leads with 4,400,000.

Ante - 30k/60k
Blinds - 60k
Remain - 3/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

THREE-HANDED CHIPCOUNTS


Calvin Snead has just shy of one-half of the chips in play, three-handed against Greg @FossilMan Raymer and Frank Bonacci at the $2450,000 Guaranteed @HPTpoker $1,100 Main Event final table at @MeadowsCasino near Pittsbirgh, PA.

Here's the estimated chipcounts as a LevelUp kicks in.


CalvinSnead4,300,000
FrankBonacci2,100,000
GregRaymer1,500,000

Ante - 30k/60k
Blinds - 60k
Remain - 3/266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER

SNEAD DOUBLES THROUGH BONACCI


Greg Raymer opens, Frank Bonacci comes along, then Calvin Snead moves all in. Raymer asks for a count, 650,000 is announced. Raymer folds and Bonacci snap-calls, 3-handed in the @HPTpoker Main Event @MeadowsCasino near Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Snead - As Kd
  • Boancci - Ad Jc
The board runs out Qs 6d 5d 9s 8d and Snead doubles to 1,400,000, with Bonacci slipping to 2,200,000.

Level - 24
Ante - 15k/30k
Blinds - 30k
Remain - /266

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live


Meadows Casino --- Gambling Problem? --- Call 1-800 GAMBLER