$2,000 NLH Main Event



$2,000 NLH Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Johnny Landreth Leads 34 Players from Day 1b into Day 2 of the $2,000 Main Event at bestbet Jacksonville

MattHansen • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Johnny Landreth
Johnny Landreth

Johnny Landreth of Lanett, Alabama leads a field of 34 from Day 1b into Day 2 of the $2,000 Main Event in the 2022 Winter Open at bestbet Jacksonville. The second and final opening flight attracted 239 entrants, which brings the final tally of the Main Event to 387 players for a total prize pool of $629,730.

The combined 55 players from Days 1a and 1b will meet on Sunday for Day 2, with the top 49 finishers guaranteed a min-cash of $3,566. Monday's big winner will take home $140,058.

Landreth is joined at the top of the leaderboard by Steve Idels, the Day 1a leader who built a commanding advantage in the late stages of Friday evening. Gavin Munroe, Adam Wells, Ben Scrogins, and Michael Scoma round out the top five chip counts from Day 1b.

Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

PlaceNameHometownChip CountDay 2 Big Blinds
1Johnny LandrethLanett, Alabama464,00093
2Gavin MunroeMontgomery, Alabama368,00074
3Adam WellsTallahassee, Florida314,00063
4Ben ScroginsAtlantic Beach, Florida297,00059
5Michael ScomaClermont, Florida291,00058
6Michael MelamedFort Washington, New York265,00053
7Wilmer ChaviraApopka, Florida249,00050
8Jeff KleinSavannah, Georgia242,00048
9Mark SwainMyrtle Beach, South Carolina236,00047
10Carl MastersClarksville, Tennessee232,00046

Day 1b Highlights

Cody Durden got the action started early when he made a gutsy call with pocket aces to leave Regina Hampton with crumbs. Hampton hung around for a while after she got some back in a clash with Kelly Slay, but she was unable to qualify for Day 2. Durden made a deep run in the day, but he bowed out near the end when he ran into the pocket jacks of Michael Scoma.

Scott Stewart returned to Day 1b to take another shot at defending his title, but he came up short when Zaw Ja Marip made a wheel to send him to the rail. Marip built a stack early, but also failed to qualify for Day 2.

Scott Stewart
Defending champion Scott Stewart came up short on Day 1b.

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner John Cernuto made his way to the First Coast to take his shot. He didn't qualify for Day 2, but he did create some fireworks when he doubled through Thomas Jackson early in the day.

Toby Boas qualified for Day 2 after running well throughout the day. He took a pot from Andrew Brinkley with two pair. Boas will look to build on his impressive series that includes a win in Event #8: $1,000 NLH.

Other Day 2 qualifiers include Byron Kaverman, Greg Robinson, Joseph Scibelli, Cheryl "Tiger" Parker, and Jeffrey Trudeau.

Day 2 players will return at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Play will start in Level 15 with blinds at 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante, and Levels will once again be 40 minutes long. The day will continue until eight players remain, and the Final Table will return on Monday night at 4 p.m. EST to play down to a winner on the bestbetLIVE stream.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team all weekend long for live coverage the $2,000 Main Event from bestbet Jacksonville.

Tags: Adam WellsAndrew BrinkleyBen Scroginsbestbet JacksonvillebestbetLIVEByron KavermanCarl MastersCody DurdenGavin MonroeGreg RobinsonJeff KleinJeffrey TrudeauJohn CernutoJohnny LandrethJoseph ScibelliKelly SlayMark SwainMichael MelamedMichael ScomaRegina HamptonScott StewartSteve IdelsThomas JacksonToby BoasWilmer ChaviraZaw Ja Marip

End of Day Chip Counts and Day 2 Table Draw (full)

MattHansen • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
141Kyrylo Kobzyev41,000
142Carl Masters232,000
143Justin Zaki370,000
144James Leonard97,000
145Jonathan Dokler51,000
146Mark Swain236,000
147Raymond Leone154,000
148Edward Mroczkowski80,000
151Michael Melamed265,000
152Mac Johnson53,000
153Ryan Hohner345,000
154David Burns164,000
156Wilmer Chavira249,000
157David Dibernardi216,000
158Joshua Adkins106,000
611Austin Reilly132,000
612Cheryl Parker66,000
613Brian Kent49,000
614Robert Zeff163,000
615Ed Buker185,000
616Bradley Beetz124,000
617Timothy Miles215,000
618Denavol Wilson92,000
621Warren Sheaves373,000
622Matthew Mauldin215,000
623Kelly Slay100,000
624Nicholas Marsico149,000
625William Thomas182,000
626Stephen Strout190,000
627Steve Zhang96,000
628Adam Wells314,000
631Trace Henderson75,000
632Jeffrey Klein242,000
633Tyler Payne104,000
634Caleb Owens190,000
635Jeffery Trudeau72,000
636Lance Garlington163,000
637Dickie Malone108,000
638Steve Idels585,000
681Gavin Munroe368,000
682Byron Kaverman138,000
683Shadrach Tercy97,000
684Ben Scrogins297,000
685Joseph Scibelli85,000
686Yi Li125,000
687Sebastiaan De Jonge124,000
688Maxwell Young190,000
691Richard Swain32,000
692Michael Scoma291,000
693Johnny Landreth464,000
694Clayton Adams224,000
695Toby Boas112,000
696Brooks Jampole90,000
697Benjamin Allen69,000
698Greg Robinson131,000
Johnny Landreth us
Johnny Landreth
us 464,000 464,000
Gavin Munroe us
Gavin Munroe
us 368,000
Adam Wells us
Adam Wells
us 314,000 314,000
Ben Scrogins us
Ben Scrogins
us 297,000 32,000
Michael Scoma us
Michael Scoma
us 291,000 -119,000
Michael Melamed US
Michael Melamed
US 265,000 265,000
Wilmer Chavira us
Wilmer Chavira
us 249,000 249,000
Jeff Klein us
Jeff Klein
us 242,000 242,000
Mark Swain us
Mark Swain
us 236,000 236,000
Carl Masters us
Carl Masters
us 232,000 232,000
Clayton Adams us
Clayton Adams
us 224,000 -82,500
Caleb Owens US
Caleb Owens
US 190,000 190,000
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 190,000 190,000
Ed Buker US
Ed Buker
US 185,000 88,000
David Burns us
David Burns
us 164,000 164,000
Lance Garlington US
Lance Garlington
US 163,000 -108,500
Raymond Leone us
Raymond Leone
us 154,000 -81,000
Nico Marsico US
Nico Marsico
US 149,000 149,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 138,000 57,000
Greg Robinson us
Greg Robinson
us 131,000 58,000
Yi Chi Li cn
Yi Chi Li
cn 125,000 125,000
Sebastian de Jonge US
Sebastian de Jonge
US 124,000 124,000
Toby Boas us
Toby Boas
us 112,000 -31,000
Dickie Malone us
Dickie Malone
us 108,000 -117,000
Joshua Adkins US
Joshua Adkins
US 106,000 -112,000

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End of Day 1b

MattHansen • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Day 1b has come to a close with 34 players advancing to Day 2.

Stay tuned for a full recap from the PokerNews team.

The End is Near

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Tournament staff have paused the clock with 10:00 remaining to administer the final five hands.

Last Level

MattHansen • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The tournament has entered the last level of the evening. The clock will pause with 10:00 remaining and 3-5 hands will be played before bagging up for the night.


The G.O.P.O. 400 Comes to bestbet Orange Park on Feb. 22nd

MattHansen • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante
GOPO 400
GOPO 400

The Greater Orange Park Open 400 comes to bestbet Orange Park on Feb. 22nd at 12 p.m EST. The $400 NLH tournament is a one-day event, with $80 satellites running at 2 p.m. local time on Feb. 21 and Feb. 25.

Scoma Sends Durden to the Rail

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Cody Durden raised to 15,000 from the cutoff and Michael Scoma three-bet to 40,000 from the big blind. Durden thought for a moment and shoved for a total of 45,000. Scoma called the last 5,000 and action was heads-up with Durden at risk.

Cody Durden: {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Michael Scoma: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades}{7-Spades} and the jacks held to knock Durden out of the tournament in the late stages of the evening.

Michael Scoma us
Michael Scoma
us 410,000 175,000
Cody Durden US
Cody Durden
US Busted