2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$1,100 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c23
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Eric Chastain Bags Day 1a Lead in HPT Daytona Beach Main Event

MartianNews • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Eric Chastain
Eric Chastain

Day 1a of the Heartland Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club is now in the books. The first flight saw a total of 80 registration slips sold and of those only 16 found a bag by night's end.

Emerging as the chipleader from Day 1a is Eric Chastain, who was near the top for most of the day and took the lead after the dinner break, one of which he never gave back as he finished the night atop the leaderboard with 335,000 in chips. Coming in right behind Chastain on the leaderboard is Johnathan Nader with 250,000.

Three players rounding out the top five include Peter Schultz (233,000), Brian Bowen (231,000), and United Kingdom's James Millman (211,000). A few familiar faces found a bag for Day 2, including Brett Apter (172,000), HPT regular Stan Jablonski (159,000), and fan-favorite Maurice Hawkins (146,000).

Not everyone from Day 1a was fortunate enough to make the next day and some of those that failed to move on are Michael Rossitto, Tony Miles, Alex Rocha, Jason Kapoor, John O'Neal, Jeremy Joseph, and Jeffrey Trudeau

The 16 players that advanced will combine with those who survive the next two starting flights and will return on Sunday, October 26 to battle it out for a shot at a final table birth.

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.

Tags: Alex RochaBrett ApterBrian BowenEric ChastainJames MillmanJason KapoorJeffrey TrudeauJeremy JosephJohn O'NealJohnathan NaderMaurice HawkinsMichael RossittoStan JablonskiTony Miles

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Eric Chastain US
Eric Chastain
US 335,000 25,000
Johnathan Nader us
Johnathan Nader
us 250,000 40,000
Peter Schultz US
Peter Schultz
US 233,000 58,000
Brian Bowen us
Brian Bowen
us 231,000 -10,000
James Millman gb
James Millman
gb 211,000 31,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 172,000 2,000
Stan Jablonski us
Stan Jablonski
us 159,000 107,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 146,000 -14,000
Edward Mroczkowski us
Edward Mroczkowski
us 119,000 14,000
Dewayne Snipes US
Dewayne Snipes
US 106,000 -28,000
Charles Mayes US
Charles Mayes
US 106,000 -54,000
Fred Li us
Fred Li
us 103,000 24,000
Frank Funaro us
Frank Funaro
us 85,000
Jonathan Metz us
Jonathan Metz
us 65,000 -1,000
Alex Griffin US
Alex Griffin
US 47,000 -58,000
Grayson Nichols us
Grayson Nichols
us 33,000 -12,500

Snipes Lands a Late Double Through Funaro

MartianNews • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The flop read {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} when Dewayne Snipes moved all in and Frank Funaro called, putting Snipes at risk.

Dewayne Snipes: {k-Spades}{8-Spades}
Frank Funaro: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The {2-Spades} instantly fell on the turn, giving Snipes a flush and Funaro was then drawing dead to the {a-Spades} river card. Snipes secured a full double with his flush during the last few hands of the night.

Dewayne Snipes US
Dewayne Snipes
US 134,000 64,000
Frank Funaro us
Frank Funaro
us 65,500 -64,500

Tags: Frank FunaroDewayne Snipes

Updated Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Eric Chastain US
Eric Chastain
US 310,000 25,000
Brian Bowen us
Brian Bowen
us 241,000 16,000
Johnathan Nader us
Johnathan Nader
us 210,000
James Millman gb
James Millman
gb 180,000 20,000
Peter Schultz US
Peter Schultz
US 175,000 -15,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 170,000 -18,000
Charles Mayes US
Charles Mayes
US 160,000 30,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 160,000 5,000
Frank Funaro us
Frank Funaro
us 130,000 -30,000
Alex Griffin US
Alex Griffin
US 105,000 57,000
Edward Mroczkowski us
Edward Mroczkowski
us 105,000 32,000
Fred Li us
Fred Li
us 79,000 21,000
Dewayne Snipes US
Dewayne Snipes
US 70,000 -27,500
Jonathan Metz us
Jonathan Metz
us 66,000 -11,000
Stan Jablonski us
Stan Jablonski
us 52,000
Grayson Nichols us
Grayson Nichols
us 45,500 500

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Bowen Continues His Climb Late in the Day

MartianNews • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Brian Bowen
Brian Bowen

Brian Bowen opened to 14,000 from under the gun and Johnathan Nader three-bet to 30,000. Action folded back to Bowen, he called and the dealer fanned out {q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} on the flop.

Action checked through to the {k-Diamonds} turn card where Bowen pushed in a bet of 41,000. Nader quickly folded and Bowen took down yet another pot here late in the day.

Brian Bowen us
Brian Bowen
us 225,000 60,000
Johnathan Nader us
Johnathan Nader
us 210,000 -10,000

Tags: Brian BowenJohnathan Nader

Level:
15
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Apter Finds Himself on the Better End of a Cooler

MartianNews • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Brett Apter
Brett Apter

Brett Apter opened to 6,500 from under the gun, John O'Neal three-bet to 20,000 in the cutoff and Brett Apter hit the tank. Ultimately Apter moved all in for 98,500 and O'Neal snap-called for his 79,000 stack.

John O'Neal: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Brett Apter: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{q-Spades}{2-Spades} and Apter's aces took down the pot, eliminating O'Neal from the tournament.

Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 185,000 140,000
John O'Neal us
John O'Neal
us Busted

Tags: Brett ApterJohn O'Neal

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
3,000