The Heartland Poker Tour is now down to the official final table of nine in the Daytona Beach $1,100 Main Event, as remaining players get ready to battle it out for the $98,476 first-place prize.
Luke Graham will be starting the day as the chipleader with a 3,505,000 stack after spinning up a lead halfway through Day 2.
Following closely behind Graham on the leaderboard is Martin Borras who has 2,855,000 and is the only person, other than Graham, who has above the 40 big blind mark.
One player to watch for during this final table is Eric Salazar who has been having a career year, with over 35 live tournament cashes thus far in 2019. Salazar's second-biggest cash of the year came at the HPT $1,650 Main Event in Chicago just two months ago and he will be looking to top that feat here today.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Ronnie Dowdy||United States||800,000||16|
|2||Arthur Boatman||United States||500,000||10|
|3||Martin Borras||United States||2,855,000||57|
|4||Michael Rosenberg||United States||870,000||17|
|5||Tom Nguyen||United States||690,000||14|
|6||Paul Chung||United States||1,785,000||36|
|7||Eric Salazar||United States||1,680,000||34|
|8||Miguel Hernandez||United States||665,000||13|
|9||Luke Graham||United States||3,505,000||70|
The remaining nine players will return today at noon to duke it out for a title and of course the $98,476 first-place prize. The blinds will resume at 20,000/50,000 with a 50,000 big blind ante and there will be a 15-minute break after every three levels of play. The final table will be live-streamed on a delay that is roughly 30-minutes and play will not end until a new champion is crowned.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the updates in the HPT Daytona Beach Main Event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.