MSPT $1,600 Venetian
$580 Lone Star Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Prize Pool $330
Players 660

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 75,000 / 125,000
Ante 125,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 660
$580 Lone Star Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Oziel Zuniga Wins Lone Star Poker Series Main Event ($45,960)

jessefullen • Level 28: 75,000-125,000, 125,000 ante
Main Event Winner
Main Event Winner

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 {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} 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

PlacePlayerPrize
1Oziel Zuniga$45,960*
2Long Nguyen$40,365*
3Kent Kvaal$42,960*
4Charlie Dawson$21,910
5Min Zhang$16,510
6Andrew Dartez$12,580
7Raymond Martin$9,710
8Justin Phillips$7,580
9Edward Sebesta$5,990

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

TournamentWinnerPrizeEntrantsPrize Pool
$360 NLH Kickoff EventLisa Fleishman$30,820555$166,500
$400 NLHMin Zhang$9,65088$29,920
$250 NLH TurboDerrick Contreras$2,64031$6,200
$360 NLHRamon Chavez$5,99063$18,900
$360 Triple Triple DrawRobert Valden$4,03036$10,800
$250 NLH TurboSebastiaan F De$2,50023$5,000
$360 NLH BountyLaura Hoppe$5,41084$25,200
$360 PLO8Marshall Silvestein$3,26053$15,900
$250 NLH TurboJason Lang$2,60031$6,200
$250 NLHChy Ling$6,480108$21,600
$360 HORSEMatthew Rasco$2,40048$14,400
$360 PLO BountryOscar Montemayor$3,81056$16,800
$400 NLH Jacked StackJosh Burkhalter$11,950119$40,460
$500 PLO ChampionshipMehmet Cetinkaya$10,77085$36,550
$580 Main EventOziel Zuniga$330,000660$45,960

Tags: Brent PollackOziel ZunigaSteven Farshid

Charlie Dawson Eliminated in 4th Place ($21,910)

jessefullen • Level 28: 75,000-125,000, 125,000 ante
Charlie Dawson
Charlie Dawson

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.

Oziel Zuniga: {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Charlie Dawson: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Dawson felt good after calling Zuniga's shove but the poker gods were not smiling on Dawson tonight.

Flop: {2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Zuniga pulled ahead with a pair and a flush draw on the flop. The turn {6-Hearts} and river {q-Hearts} did nothing to help and Dawson was out in fouth place for $21,910.

Tags: Brent PollackCharlie DawsonOziel ZunigaSteven Farshid

Level:
28
Blinds:
75,000/125,000
Ante:
125,000

Andrew Dartez Eliminated in 6th Place ($12,580)

jessefullen • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Andrew Dartez
Andrew Dartez

Andrew Dartez thought he loved the {7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop while he was holding {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, but unfortunately, Charlie Dawson was in the hand with {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}.

Dartez was all in on the flop and Dawson didn't hesitate to call.

The board ran out the {5-Spades} turn and {q-Spades} river and Dartez was unable to improve.

Dartez was out in sixth place for $12,580.

Andrew Dartez US Busted

Tags: Brent PollackSteven Farshid

Raymond Martin Eliminated in 7th Place ($9,710)

jessefullen • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Raymond Martin
Raymond Martin

Raymond Martin was all in preflop against Andrew Dartez for his tournament life.

Raymond Martin: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Andrew Dartez: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Martin was ahead on the flop of {9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} but when the {10-Hearts} hit on the turn, that was all she wrote. as Daretz made Broadway

The meaningless {7-Hearts} river card changed nothing and Martin was sent on his way.

Raymond Martin US Busted

Tags: Brent PollackSteven Farshid