2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $1,100
Prize Pool $710,040
Players 732

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Austin Peck Wins HPT Golden Gates $1,100 Main Event for $152,671!

HillKerby • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Austin Peck
Austin Peck

Austin Peck can claim he is the newest champion on the Heartland Poker Tour after outlasting a field of 732 entries en route to a first-place prize of $152,671. The victory was Peck’s second career victory after winning a World Series of Poker Circuit ring in 2016 and his first one on the HPT. With over $371,000 in live earnings coming into the day, the victory brought him up over half a million in career winnings.

Peck entered the day seventh in chips on the bottom end of a pack of players that was all separated by around five big blinds. Shortly after Igor Leshchinskiy was eliminated in ninth place, Peck found himself all in with ace-king suited to the ace-queen offsuit of Dapo Ajayi and had Ajayi drawing dead when a king hit on the turn to secure a double up and bring him to an average stack.

Ajayi then took the spotlight momentarily, winning two coin flips in short succession to knock out Rich Dixon (8th place - $16,544) when his sixes held versus Dixon’s ace-ten and Nick Pupillo (7th place - $19,810) when his nines held versus Pupillo’s ace-king. The eliminations had Ajayi sitting firmly in second place in the chip counts behind eventual fourth-place finisher and start-of-day chip leader Nathaniel Zoller.

Six-handed play lasted for nearly two hours at which point Peck had chipped up to around 6.9 million and taken the chip lead. Ajayi found himself as one of the short stacks and it was his turn to be on the losing end of a coin flip when his tens lost to Scott Horvath’s ace-queen after a queen hit on the river.

Horvath had spent much of the day as a short stack, finding himself as low as four big blinds at one point before doubling up multiple times to put himself in a position to knock out Ajayi. He then proceeded to record three more knockouts in a matter of minutes to take the chip lead.

The first of those hands happened in an all-in preflop situation, finding himself with ace-queen to put both Albert Winchester and Zoller at risk for their tournament lives with pocket fours and pocket kings, respectively. He spiked an ace on the river to take a field of five down to three and woke up with pocket queens in the big blind a few hands later. Maxx Holland was short and shoved into him with ace-three suited from the small blind. The queens held and that was all she wrote for Holland.

Heads-up play started with Horvath holding a two-to-one chip lead over Peck and he increased it from there to more than four-to-one after flopping a flush and getting three streets of value. However, Peck won a few pots before making a flush on his own to pull within reach of the chip lead, which he attained a few hands later after winning a hand at showdown with two pair. From there, he continued to grind Horvath down and eventually the two got stacks in preflop when Horvath called his remaining chips with ace-five and was unable to get there against Peck’s pocket fours.

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Austin Peck$152,671
2Scott Horvath$94,506
3Maxx Holland$61,915
4Nathaniel Zoller$42,815
5Albert Winchester$31,242
6Dapo Ajayi$23,999
7Nick Pupillo$19,810
8Rich Dixon$16,544
9Igor Leshchinskiy$13,278

When asked about what is next on his radar, Peck said that this was his last stop on his way home after spending the last six weeks in Las Vegas. He said that the victory helped recoup some of the losses he had over the summer and that the remaining balance would feed his poker bankroll in addition to taking his friends out to sushi for dinner tonight and going on a vacation with his sister in the fall.

Next up on the Heartland Poker Tour is HPT St. Louis with prelims beginning in just a few days’ time and the $1,650 Main Event set to get underway Thursday, August 1. Once again PokerNews will be live reporting that tournament.

Tags: Albert WinchesterAustin PeckDapo AjayiIgor LeshchinskiyMaxx HollandNathaniel ZollerNick PupilloRich DixonScott Horvath

Scott Horvath Eliminated in Second Place ($94,506)

HillKerby • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Scott Horvath
Scott Horvath

Austin Peck completed his small blind and Scott Horvath raised to 1 million from the big blind. Peck moved all in over the top of him and Horvath called off for 6.2 million.

Scott Horvath: {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}
Austin Peck: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

Upon being called, Peck was flipping for all the marbles with his low pair against Horvath's two overcards. The flop came {9-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}.

"Four for the sweat!" said Peck, paying homage to sixth-place finisher Dapo Ajayi's ability to predict future cards all afternoon long.

The dealer obliged, bringing the turn {4-Spades}. Peck and his rail erupted but Horvath found himself with four gutshot outs to a wheel with one card still to come. The river fell {3-Hearts} and Horvath was officially eliminated from the tournament in second place. Meanwhile, Austin Peck has become the newest HPT champion.

A full recap of the tournament is soon to come.

Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 21,960,000 5,560,000
Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us Busted

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Horvath Gets One Through

HillKerby • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Austin Peck raised to 750,000 from the small blind and Scott Horvath three-bet all in for 5.8 million. Peck folded and Horvath added to his stack, having chipped up getting all-in three-bets through to recoup some chips.

Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 16,400,000 -1,500,000
Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 5,600,000 1,500,000

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Peck Bombs Away; Takes Commanding Lead

HillKerby • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

There was 1.7 million in the pot on a flop of {6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Austin Peck was first to act, checking to Scott Horvath. Horvath bet 600,000 and Peck called.

The turn came {a-Spades} and Peck checked again. Horvath bet 1.3 million and Peck put in a check-raise to 3.5 million. Horvath thought for a bit and called. The river fell {8-Clubs} and Peck announced that he was all in. Horvath quickly folded, resulting in Peck taking a more than four-to-one chip lead at present moment in the tournament.

Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 17,900,000 5,300,000
Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 4,100,000 -5,300,000

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Peck Takes the Chip Lead

HillKerby • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Austin Peck
Austin Peck

Scott Horvath completed his small blind and Austin Peck checked his option. The flop came {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Peck led out for 300,000. Horvath called.

Peck continued on the turn {10-Clubs}, betting 650,000 and getting another call from Horvath. The river fell {2-Diamonds} and Peck fired once more, betting 1.4 million. Horvath called.

Peck tabled {10-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Horvath mucked, unable to beat Peck's tens up as he took down the pot, becoming chip leader in the process.

Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 12,600,000
Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 9,400,000

Tags: Austin PeckScott Horvath

Level:
34
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

Peck Pulls Closer

HillKerby • Level 33: 125,000-250,000, 240,000 ante

Scott Horvath opened to 600,000 from the small blind and Austin Peck defended. The flop came {j-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Peck checked. Horvath made a continuation-bet of 600,000 and Peck made the call, bringing the turn {6-Spades}. Peck checked again and Horvath fired a second barrel for 1.3 million. Peck called.

The river fell {10-Clubs} and both players checked to take the hand to showdown.

Peck showed {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and took down the pot with his flush.

Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 12,600,000 -3,300,000
Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 9,600,000 3,500,000

Peck Check-Raises All In

HillKerby • Level 33: 125,000-250,000, 240,000 ante

Scott Horvath opened the small blind to 600,000 and Peck defended. The flop came {j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Horvath fired a continuation-bet of 750,000 upon being checked to. Peck announced he was all in, check-raising for 4.1 million.

Horvath thought for a while and decided to let his hand go.

Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 15,900,000 -1,300,000
Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 6,100,000 1,300,000

Horvath Flops a Flush

HillKerby • Level 33: 125,000-250,000, 240,000 ante

Scott Horvath opened to 600,000 from the small blind and Austin Peck defended. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Peck check-called a continuation-bet of 600,000 from Horvath.

Peck check-called another bet of 1 million on the turn {9-Spades} and the dealer burned and turned the river {3-Hearts}. Peck checked once more and Horvath bet 2.4 million. Peck went into the tank for a bit and called.

Peck showed {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a flopped flush, good to take down the pot as Peck sent his cards to the muck.

Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 17,200,000 4,400,000
Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 4,800,000 -4,400,000

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