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.
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