Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||75,000 / 125,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
The Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 - Seminole Hard Rock $360 Main Event attracted a total of 464 entries between a pair of Day 1a and 1b flights held simultaneously at the Hard Rock Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek properties.
The final four wound up striking a deal that saw Baumstein, the chip leader at the time, lock up $22,311 in prize money. It wasn’t exactly a huge score for the man with more than $3.7 million in lifetime earnings, but the real kicker was the coveted Platinum Pass, valued at $30,000.
He’ll be looking to use that pass to improve upon his fourth-place finish in the inaugural PSPC, which resulted in a career-best $1,657,000 score.
“It feels great, it feels really cool to sort of bookend my year with big scores related to the PSPC,” Baumstein said after the victory. "It started in January with fourth place in the Main Event there and I get to finish my year by winning a seat for next year.”
He continued: “[The PSPC] became a great series last year, and now it’s in Barcelona which is already probably the best series in the world, to be honest. So that will only be better.”
Final Table Results
|1||Scott Baumstein||$22,311* + Platinum Pass|
*Deontes four-way ICM deal.
Day 2 saw 48 players, who were all in the money, return to action and compete for their share of a $139,200 prize pool. Among those to cash but fall short of making the final table were Mario Jimenez (10th - $2,785), Scott Zakheim (18th - $1,100), WSOP bracelet winner Jackie Scott (29th - $765), Joe Teixeira (30th - $765), PokerStars Ambassador Chris Moneymaker (32nd - $765), Willie Wiggins (34th - $765), and Marc Wolfe (44th - $695).
Final Table Action
Mark Cannon was the first final table casualty after running ace-eight into Zoltan Czinkota’s ace-jack all in preflop, and Daniel Socorro followed him out the door in eighth after a nasty river. It happened when Baumstein shoved the small blind with queen-four offsuit and Socorro called off with king-jack in the big. A four on the river gave Baumstein the hand and extended his chip lead.
Edgardo Rosario lost most of his chips when Matt Suarez doubled through him holding ace-deuce against ace-three all in preflop thanks to two more deuces on the flop. He busted in seventh place the very next hand.
Jorge Gomez then tried to steal the blinds with a button jam holding jack-three offsuit only to have Czinkota called with ace-ten out of the small blind. Gomez failed to get lucky and had to settle for sixth place.
Fred White then lost a flip with pocket threes to Baumstein’s ace-ten suited to fall in fifth, and a short time late the final four struck the deal that ended the tournament.
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The final four players have agreed to a deal that will put an end to the tournament.
As the chip leader, Scott Baumstein will receive the most prize money and the added Platinum Pass. Here's a look at the ICM deal that was struck:
|1||Scott Baumstein||$22,311 + Platinum Pass|
The final four players are taking a short break.
Zoltan Czinkota opened for 260,000 from the cutoff only to have Wanlop Phonphornwithoon three-bet all in for 790,000 from the button. Both blinds folded and Czinkota thought for a bit before making the call.
The board ran out a clean and Phonphornwithoon shipped the double.
Scott Baumstein moved all in from the small blind and Matt Suarez called off for 1.5 million from the big.
Baumstein was in trouble but got a good sweat when the flop gave him a club flush draw. Fortunately for Suarez, neither the turn nor river completed the draw and he shipped a double.
Action folded to Fred White in the small blind and he jammed his last 900,000, which Scott Baumstein called out of the big.
It was a big flip and White was looking to hold to score the double. He did so on the flop but then the dealer burned and turned the to hit Baumstein. The river was a brick and White headed to the payout desk in fifth place.
Scott Baumstein moved all in from the small blind to put the pressure on Matt Suarez, who called off from the big for 860,000.
The board ran out and Suarez shipped the double.