Live Events 3
$400 NLH
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $251,250
Players 750

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 80,000 / 120,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1

Highlights

Highlights

$400 NLH
Day 2 Completed

Bobby Tieu Breaks Through With a Win in Event #1: $400 NLH at the bestbet Summer Heater Series

MattHansen • Level 30: Blinds 80,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Bobby Tieu
Bobby Tieu

Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em has come to an end at the bestbet Jacksonville Summer Heater Poker Series and Bobby Tieu defeated Chater Suphakorn in heads-up play to outlast 124 Day 2 players and win $50,801.

The tournament drew a total of 750 entries, with 361 unique players generating a prize pool of $251,250. The payouts for the tournament were based on unique entries, and the resulting min-cash was $1,293 for the top 49 players.

Tieu dominated throughout the day and was in near total control throughout the final table. This is the first win at a bestbet poker series for Tieu after a string of final tables, most notably a run to third place in the opening event of the 2021 Spring Series.

Suphakorn took home $33,864 for second place and Lunique Petiote picked up $24,871 for third place. The top five was rounded out by Toni Fiorenza ($18,483) and Clayton Adams ($13,922).

Event #1: $400 NLH Final Table Results

PlaceNameHometownPrize
1Bobby TieuJacksonville, FL$50,801
2Chater SuphakornJacksonville, FL$33,864
3Luinque PetioteMiami Gardens, FL$24,871
4Toni FiorenzaDeLand, GA$18,493
5Clayton AdamsCrestview, FL$13,922
6John GoyetteSt. Johns, FL$10,613
7Sadharshan KarahamJacksonville, FL$8,195
8Vince MineoJacksonville, FL$6,410

Day 2 Action

Early Day 2 was all Fiorenza as she continued her streak from the previous evening and quickly doubled her stack. Elsewhere in the room, Norma Rosin fell early when Johnny Cutler’s ace-queen caught up to her pocket tens. Donavon Wright also hit the rail early after holding the chip lead in the late stages of his flight.

Toni Fiorenza
Toni Fiorenza

Scott Bryan scored a double knockout when his pocket eights held on against Willard Cutler’s ace-queen and James Solana’s suited ace-eight. Bryan used the chips to propel himself to a cashing finish later in the evening.

Vince Mineo fell behind early and was down to 65,000 after he surrendered a double to Travis Simpson in the opening levels. However, Mineo turned it around and fought his way through the field to the final table.

The final table was reached in around eight hours, thanks in part to a rapid succession of eliminations when the tournament reached its final two tables. Tony “Big Tank” Workman was a force all day long after chipping up early and playing with aggression, but his day came to an end when Petiote called his river bluff with a pair of pocket kings and an ace on the board. Paul Liapis was out in tenth at the same time and the final nine combined into an unofficial final table.

The unofficial final table lasted exactly one hand as Charles O’Neal got it all in with queen-jack, but Tieu was waiting with ace-queen to send O’Neal home and make the final table official. It was O'Neal's first ever poker tournament, and he expects to be back for more soon.

Suphakorn and Tieu were nearly even at the top of the leaderboard as the final table got started, and action kicked off quickly when Mineo and Sadharshan Karaham each got it in with pocket tens. However, Adams was waiting with pocket jacks to score the double knockout. John Goyette was not far behind in fifth when his ace-ten ran into another pair of pocket jacks for Adams.

Adams got it all in with pocket fours after suffering a setback in a hand against Tieu, but Tieu was waiting once again with ace-queen. Things looked good for Adams to hold until the river brought an ace and sent the Crestview, Florida native home in fifth place.

Chater Suphakorn
Chater Suphakorn

The dream run of Fiorenza came to an end in fourth place when she got it in with queen-jack but Petiote was there with pocket queens to send her home in fourth place. Petiote followed in third place after he called Tieu’s bluffy river shove with a pocket sixes, but Tieu had the goods with top pair and Petiote was out.

Fans gathered around the livestream stage and filled up the chat in the stream in anticipation of the final two aggressive players meeting head to head. The two players battled back and forth, with Suphakorn flipping the counts at one time, only to flip them back on the very next hand.

The big moment came with a heartbreaker of a hand for Suphakorn.

Chater Suphakorn raised to 350,000 with {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Bobby Tieu called with {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. The flop was {3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

Tieu check-called a bet of 200,000 from Suphakorn and the turn was {6-Spades}. The turn gave both players a straight, but Tieu had an eight for the better one.

Tieu checked and raised to 1,500,000 when Suphakorn bet 200,000. As expected, the chips went into the middle and Suphakorn saw the news. The river was an inconsequential {k-Diamonds} and Suphakorn was out in second place.

Congratulations to Bobby Tieu for winning the opening event of the bestbet Jacksonville Summer Heater Poker Series!

Be sure to join us again on Friday, August 19 for the first flight of the $1,500 Main Event, which will also feature a Saturday flight and Sunday’s Day 2 finale once again broadcast live on bestbetLIVE.

Tags: Bobby TieuCharles O’NealChater SuphakornClayton AdamsDonavon WrightJames SolanaJohn GoyetteJohnny CutlerLunique PetioteNorma RosinPaul LiapisSadharshan KarahamScott BryanSummer Heater SeriesToni FiorenzaTravis SimpsonVince MineoWillard Cutler

Chater Suphakorn Eliminated in 2nd Place ($33,864)

MattHansen • Level 30: Blinds 80,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Chater Suphakorn
Chater Suphakorn

Chater Suphakorn raised to 350,000 with {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Bobby Tieu called with {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. The flop was {3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

Tieu check-called a bet of 200,000 from Suphakorn and the turn was {6-Spades}. The turn gave both players a straight, but Tieu had an eight for the better one.

Tieu checked and raised to 1,500,000 when Suphakorn bet 200,000. As expected, the chips went into the middle and Suphakorn saw the news. The river was an inconsequential {k-Diamonds} and Suphakorn was out in second place for $33,864.

Bobby Tieu US
Bobby Tieu
US 14,995,000 5,575,000
Chater Suphakorn us
Chater Suphakorn
us Busted

Tags: Bobby TieuChater Suphakorn

Level:
30
Blinds:
80,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Tieu Spikes the River to Take From Suphakorn

MattHansen • Level 29: Blinds 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

After picking up a few chips over the course of the last few hands, Chater Suphakorn raised to 250,000 with {j-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Bobby Tieu called with {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}.

The flop was {j-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and Suphakorn bet 120,000. Tieu called and the turn was {q-Spades}.

Tieu checked and Suphakorn bet 175,000 and Tieu called to make a straight with {10-Diamonds} on the river.

Tieu bet 500,000 and Suphakorn called to see the bad news.

Bobby Tieu US
Bobby Tieu
US 9,420,000 -1,890,000
Chater Suphakorn us
Chater Suphakorn
us 5,035,000 1,170,000

Tags: Bobby TieuChater Suphakorn

Suphakorn Flips the Chip Counts, Tieu Flips Them Back

MattHansen • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Bobby Tieu limped in with {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Chater Suphakorn raised to 500,000 from the big blind. Tieu three-bet to 1,100,000 and Suphakorn called to see a flop.

The flop was {7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and Suphakorn check-called when Tieu bet 1,100,000. The turn was {6-Clubs}.

Suphakorn shoved the turn and Tieu called quickly. The river was {j-Diamonds} and Suphakorn held on with a pair of queens to score the big double and flip the counts.

However, just moments later, Tieu shoved with {j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Suphakorn called with {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} to go for the big win. The board ran out {q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Tieu went runner-runner to pick up two pair and flip the counts right back.

Bobby Tieu US
Bobby Tieu
US 11,310,000 610,000
Chater Suphakorn us
Chater Suphakorn
us 3,865,000 185,000
Level:
29
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

The Final Two Take Their Seats

MattHansen • Level 28: Blinds 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
bestbet Summer Heater Series trophy
bestbet Summer Heater Series trophy

The final two players have taken their seats for heads-up play.

Bobby Tieu and Chater Suphakorn are playing for the top prize of $50,801.

Lunique Petiote Eliminated in 3rd Place ($24,871)

MattHansen • Level 28: Blinds 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Lunique Petiote
Lunique Petiote

Bobby Tieu raised to 225,000 with {j-Spades}{10-Spades} from the button and Lunique Petiote raised to 675,000 from the small blind with {6-}{6-}. Tieu called and the flop was {j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

Petiote checked the flop and called when Tieu bet 800,000. The turn was {5-Spades}.

Petiote checked again and then went into the tank when Tieu shoved with more.

After several moments of thought, Petiote called and saw the bad news. The river was {a-Clubs} and he was eliminated in third place for $24,871.

There will be a short break while the tournament staff prepares for heads-up play.

Bobby Tieu US
Bobby Tieu
US 10,700,000 3,320,000
Lunique Petiote us
Lunique Petiote
us Busted

Tags: Bobby TieuLunique Petiote

Level:
28
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
100,000