Day 2 Completed
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Day 2 Completed
Joe Ebanks reached a deal with Jeremy Detamore before he became the new Hollywood Poker Open champion, winning the HPO Columbus $1,115 Regional Main Event at the stop and earning $49,928 in first-place prize money.
"I got crazy lucky," said Ebanks in regards to the hand he busted Chris Meyers on in seventh place, which helped propel him to victory.
On that hand, Meyers and Ebanks were all in preflop for a pot worth 1.8 million in chips. Meyers had the against the of Ebanks. Ebanks flopped a Broadway straight when the dealer put out the , and dodged a flush draw on the turn and a chop on the river to knock out Meyers. Meyers was one of five players he busted at the final table.
Jeff Gregg was one of those five players, and Ebanks busted him when he flopped a king with the against Gregg's . Ebanks also eliminated fourth-place finisher Greg Yeager when he had the against Yeager's and flopped trips before turning a full house.
"I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to call in those spots," said Ebanks. "My hands should have equity against their ranges."
Ebanks busted Bill Khourie in third place after he made a flush on a board that showed a five-card straight and got paid off. He then turned a straight against Khourie when the two were all in preflop a few hands later.
The win is the fifth tournament win of Ebanks career and his lifetime earnings are approaching $3.2 million, according to Hendon Mob.
In addition to the first-place prize money and trophy, Ebanks was awarded a $2,500 seat to the season-ending HPO Championship Event at the M Resort in Las Vegas. That event will take place June 23-26.
Final Table Results
*Denotes heads-up deal.
This marks the end of HPO Columbus, and there is one stop left before the Championship Event in June. That last stop will be Charles Town, West Virginia, at Charles Town Races starting on May 12. First up on the HPO Charles Town Races schedule is a $235 No-Limit Hold'em event on May 12 at 3:15 p.m., and that event is quickly followed by a $300 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack tournament with three starting flights on May 13 and 14.
The HPO Charles Town $1,115 Regional Main Event will take place May 20-22 and boast a $100,000 guarantee. PokerNews will also be on hand to cover this one.
For more on the HPO Charles Town Races stop, click here.
Jeremy Detamore decided not to take the first deal he was offered. Instead he played for about half a level and got all in with versus Joe Ebanks' . He won the hand with a straight and ended up adding $4,000 more to the deal and that was good enough to call it a night.
Detamore satellited into the tournament for $125 and parlayed that into the Day 1a chip lead and a cool $46,660.
The players are working out the details of a chop. It appears they are very close in the negotiations and just working out the details.
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For a few hands, Jeremy Detamore was limping or checking his option. Meanwhile, Joe Ebanks was typically entering the pot with a raise or raising the limps of Detamore. The two styles finally collided and Detamore doubled up.
He limped and Ebanks shoved all in. Detamore called with and Ebanks had . The board ran out to give Detamore a straight on the turn and earned him the double.
The two players took an extended break to try and make a deal. They were unable to agree on the details, so they have started level 27 and will play it out until further notice.
The heads up match continues and Jeremy Detamore and Joe Ebanks are headed to a 15-minute break.
Jeremy Detamore is back over 1-million chips, but still has a lot of work to do. Joe Ebanks has almost 4-million and seems to be perfectly happy playing small pots against Detamore.