Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||75,000 / 125,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Oziel Zuniga is the inaugural Lone Star Poker Series Main Event Champion and $45,960 richer after two long days of play.
Understandably, Zuniga was grinning ear to ear after the win: "I was exhausted when I walked in tonight. I was out too late partying last night. I have done nothing but drink coffee all day long."
Coffee was the key to keeping Zuniga tuned in and ready to play. He was caught bluffing when he jammed with while four-handed but he made a pair and held. Throughout the final hour or so of play, Zuniga would loudly say "deuce-trey" as his rallying cry.
Zuniga took home the $45,960 top prize, an engraved money clip, and the specially-designed sterling silver trophy belt buckle from Max Lang Belts and Buckles.
Lone Star Poker Series Main Event Final Table Results
Others to cash the tournament were Flavio Palalon (12th - $4,800), Ray Henson (15th - $3,190), Lisa Fleishman (17th - $2,650), Josh Burkhalter (26th - $1,910), Blake Barousse (28th - $1,910), Chris Staats (29th - $1,910), Hayden Fortini (31st - $1,910), Paul Strohm (33rd - $1,650), and William Lahti (37th - $1,650).
It was an especially brutal Day 2 for Lahti , who began the day as chip leader. He and Long Nguyen engaged in a preflop raising war that resulted in Lahti getting his stack in with pocket kings only to see Nguyen roll over aces. The board ran out seven-high and Lahti took an unexpected early exit from the tournament.
*Denotes three-handed deal.
Lone Star Poker Series Winners
|$360 NLH Kickoff Event||Lisa Fleishman||$30,820||555||$166,500|
|$400 NLH||Min Zhang||$9,650||88||$29,920|
|$250 NLH Turbo||Derrick Contreras||$2,640||31||$6,200|
|$360 NLH||Ramon Chavez||$5,990||63||$18,900|
|$360 Triple Triple Draw||Robert Valden||$4,030||36||$10,800|
|$250 NLH Turbo||Sebastiaan F De||$2,500||23||$5,000|
|$360 NLH Bounty||Laura Hoppe||$5,410||84||$25,200|
|$360 PLO8||Marshall Silvestein||$3,260||53||$15,900|
|$250 NLH Turbo||Jason Lang||$2,600||31||$6,200|
|$250 NLH||Chy Ling||$6,480||108||$21,600|
|$360 HORSE||Matthew Rasco||$2,400||48||$14,400|
|$360 PLO Bountry||Oscar Montemayor||$3,810||56||$16,800|
|$400 NLH Jacked Stack||Josh Burkhalter||$11,950||119||$40,460|
|$500 PLO Championship||Mehmet Cetinkaya||$10,770||85||$36,550|
|$580 Main Event||Oziel Zuniga||$330,000||660||$45,960|
Oziel Zuniga moved all in and Long Nguyen called off.
The board ran out and Nguyen finished in second place for $40,365.
Kent Kvaal was all in preflop with the against the of Long Nguyen.
The flop kept Nguyen in the lead and neither the turn nor river did anything to improve Kvaal, who was eliminated in third place for $42,960.
The final three have agreed to a chop. Each player will take about $40,000 plus some set aside for the winner. Play will resume.
Charlie Dawson fought hard at this final table, but in what would be his final hand, Oziel Zuniga jammed and Dawson called off for less.
Dawson felt good after calling Zuniga's shove but the poker gods were not smiling on Dawson tonight.
Zuniga pulled ahead with a pair and a flush draw on the flop. The turn and river did nothing to help and Dawson was out in fouth place for $21,910.
Min Zhang was all in preflop with the and got called by Oziel Zuniga with and Charlie Dawson with .
The flop of put Dawson into the lead and he kept that lead through the river as both active players checked it down.
Zhang was out in fifth place and took home $16,510.
Andrew Dartez thought he loved the flop while he was holding , but unfortunately, Charlie Dawson was in the hand with .
Dartez was all in on the flop and Dawson didn't hesitate to call.
The board ran out the turn and river and Dartez was unable to improve.
Dartez was out in sixth place for $12,580.
Raymond Martin was all in preflop against Andrew Dartez for his tournament life.
Martin was ahead on the flop of but when the hit on the turn, that was all she wrote. as Daretz made Broadway
The meaningless river card changed nothing and Martin was sent on his way.