2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$1,100 Main Event
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Tony Nguyen Bags Day 1b Chip Lead in HPT Daytona Beach Main Event

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

Day 1b of the Heartland Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club has now completed. The second flight saw a total of 151 registration slips sold and of those sold, only 22 found a bag by the end of the night.

Tony Nguyen ended the night atop the leaderboard with a hearty stack of 405,000 which was not only good enough for the Day 1b lead, but also good enough to take the overall lead moving forward into thus far.

Nguyen hovered above average for the first part of the day and really started to blossom during the latter stages. One pot in particular that catapulted him towards his final destination was against Toby Boas who held aces on the button and fired in a four-bet before the flop. Nguyen called with his pair of nickels and spiked a five on the flop, giving him a set and the rest is history as Boas headed home, setting the stage for Nguyen.

The first flight had one player finish over the 300,000 mark and today on Day 1b there were plenty with Sean Iannucci (355,000), Paul Chung (323,000), Miguel Hernandez (321,000), Dan Gannon (316,000), and Charles Johnson (308,000) all hitting that feat.

Many other notable drops their chips in a bag at the end of the night and that list includes Michael Rossitto (214,000), Raminder Singh (188,000), Carlos Guerrero (183,000), Jason Kapoor (179,000), David Jackson (175,000), and Grey Raymer (152,000).

The 22 players that advanced will combine with those who survived the first flight, as well as tomorrow's Day 1c flight. Players 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: Carlos GuerreroCharles JohnsonDan GannonDavid JacksonJason KapoorMichael RossittoMiguel HernandezPaul ChungRaminder SinghSean IannucciToby BoasTony Nguyen

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Tony Nguyen us
Tony Nguyen
us 405,000 120,000
Sean Iannucci us
Sean Iannucci
us 355,000 355,000
Paul Chung us
Paul Chung
us 323,000 323,000
Miguel Hernandez us
Miguel Hernandez
us 321,000 91,000
Dan Gannon us
Dan Gannon
us 316,000 81,000
Charles Johnson us
Charles Johnson
us 308,000 79,000
Michael Rossitto us
Michael Rossitto
us 214,000 -8,000
Hunter Pappas US
Hunter Pappas
US 201,000 201,000
Raminder Singh us
Raminder Singh
us 188,000 -22,000
Carlos Guerrero us
Carlos Guerrero
us 183,000 13,000
Wendy Lu US
Wendy Lu
US 181,000 -119,000
Jason Kapoor us
Jason Kapoor
us 179,000 -6,000
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us 175,000 45,000
Quyen Hoang us
Quyen Hoang
us 161,000 161,000
Robert Kramer US
Robert Kramer
US 160,000 160,000
Tom Nguyen us
Tom Nguyen
us 154,000 -269,000
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 152,000 -28,000
Joe Sal US
Joe Sal
US 142,000 -51,000
Kelley Slay us
Kelley Slay
us 121,000 121,000
Timothy Forsberg US
Timothy Forsberg
US 121,000 121,000
Chris McNamara US
Chris McNamara
US 110,000 110,000
John Dermody us
John Dermody
us 60,000 60,000

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Kapoor Sails Miles to the Rail

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

TK Miles moved all in for roughly 40,000 and Jason Kapoor elected to call, putting Miles at risk of elimination as the end of the night draws near.

TK Miles: {k-}{q-}
Jason Kapoor: {4-}{4-}

The board rolled out {a-}{4-}{2-}{7-}{3-}, shipping the pot toe Kapoor with his set of sailboats as he eliminated Miles from the tournament late on Day 1b.

Jason Kapoor us
Jason Kapoor
us 185,000 95,000
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us Busted

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Rossitto Claims Another Victim

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

Michael Rossitto opened from the hijack and a player on the button moved all in. Rossitto called and the two tabled their hands with Rossitto having his opponent at risk.

Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Michael Rossitto: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

The board came down {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades}, sealing the deal for Rossitto and his snowmen as he sent another opponent out the door.

Michael Rossitto us
Michael Rossitto
us 222,000 57,000

Tags: Michael Rossitto

Raymer Lands a River to Stay Alive

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

The flop read {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and there was about 55,000 in the pot. Greg Raymer fired in 53,000 and had just 10,500 left behind after doing so.

His opponent thought for several minutes, eventually, they had the clock called on them and were given a 30-second count down. At the end of this time, they elected to call and the {7-Clubs} hit the felt as a turn card.

Raymer moved the remaining 10,500 that he had behind into the middle and his opponent swiftly called. Raymer showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} for ace-high and was behind when his opponent tabled {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a pair of sixes.

A fortuitous card landed on the river for Raymer when the {k-Hearts} completed the board, giving him a pair of kings and the pot, securing a complete double.

Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 180,000 140,000

Tags: Greg Raymer


Nguyen Stacks Boas and His Aces

MartianNews • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Tony Nguyen
Tony Nguyen

Toby Boas raised to 6,000 from the button, Tony Nguyen, in the big blind, three-bet to 15,500 and Boas four-bet to 34,500. Nguyen called, the dealer fanned out {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades} on the flop and Nguyen checked to Boas who bet 22,500.

Nguyen check-called and the {7-Spades} peeled off on the turn. Nguyen checked to Boas who moved all in for around 88,000 and Nguyen snap-called.

Boas showed {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} for an overpair of bullets but was is rough shape when Nguyen tabled {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for a set of nickels.

A {6-Hearts} river cemented the pot for Nguyen who took down the pot, sending Boas out of the tournament as he took the lead late in the day.

Tom Nguyen us
Tom Nguyen
us 423,000 138,000
Toby Boas us
Toby Boas
us Busted

Tags: Toby BoasTony Nguyen