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Nick Pupillo Leads HPT Black Hawk Final Table; Reginald Roberts Second in Chips

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  • Poker pro @NickPupillo54 leads @HPTPoker @Gates_poker Main Event final table. $194,478 up top.

Day 2 of the $1,650 HPT Black Hawk Main Event kicked off before lunch on Sunday with 92 returning players. Eleven hours later, just nine players remain all with their eyes on the $194,478 top prize. Nick Pupillo leads the field after putting 2,970,000 in the bag.

Pupillo boasts an impressive HPT resume with eight cashes while Reginald "Shawn" Roberts, who is second in chips, has far and away the most HPT experience with 21 HPT cashes. Local players Dapo Ajayi, Daniel Wojcik, John Sacha and Jack Peterson will look for a hometown crowd at Monday's final table.

Sacha won this event in 2009 and has three other HPT cashes. However, he's not the only former Golden Gates champ left in the field. Back in November, Mike Itoafa won the 2018 MSPT Denver Poker Open at the venue for $81,735. He will return on Monday with 2,365,000.

Final Table Lineup

1Mike Itoafa2,365,000
2Dapo Ajayi1,835,000
3Ryan Dodson1,475,000
4Karim Abuzar1,210,000
5Jack Peterson2,450,000
6John Sacha1,190,000
7Dan Wojcik1,260,000
9Nick Pupillo2,970,000
10Reginald Roberts2,895,000

Among those to finish in the money on Day 2 were WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Buckley (11th - $13,311), Will Berry (14th - $9,940), start-of-the-day chip leader David Litt (16th - $7,606), Day 1a chip leader Craig Casino (18th - $7,606), HPT champ Alex Greenblatt (22nd - $5,705), Day 1c chip leader Teresa Hemingway (41st - $3,976), and WSOP Colossus II champ Ben Keeline (42nd - $3,976).

Cards hit the air at noon on Monday and will feature a live stream on the HPT Twitch channel. There will be a 30-minute delay and audience members are invited to watch the action on set on the second floor of the Golden Gates. You can also follow live updates here on PokerNews.

Lead image courtesy of the HPT.

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