Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||300,000 / 600,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Event #1: $400 Mystery Bounty at the Potomac Winter Poker Open attracted 2,457 runners generating a prizepool of $589,270. On Sunday, January 29th, 193 players returned for the second and final day with all eyes on the $96,657 first prize as well as the $25,000 top bounty.
After 15 hours of play, Isiah Ditoto of Maryland bested Marshall Roof in heads-up play to record the largest cash of his career. Both Roof and Ditoto had played in Flight 1f, which concluded late the previous night, and so fatigue had certainly set in by the time there were the only two players left.
Event #1:$400 Mystery Bounty Final Table Results
|1||Isiah Ditoto||United States||$96,657|
|2||Marshall Roof||United States||$53,458|
|3||Jacob Hershey||United States||$42,851|
|4||Sheldon Poe||United States||$33,423|
|5||Dorothy Adams||United States||$26,116|
|6||Gabe Gonzales||United States||$20,341|
|7||Jason Bregger||United States||$15,981|
|8||Brandon Frazier||United States||$12,740|
|9||Chris Harrell||United States||$10,265|
Play went quickly throughout much of the day, with the tournament average stack hovering around the 25 big blind mark. The pace did slow down somewhat once the final three tables were set and had settled completely by the time the final table was reached.
The mystery bounty element of the tournament came into play on Day 2 and it was David Lee who not only drew the top bounty of $25,000 but also two of the $10,000 bounties to lock up the lion's share of the bounty prize pool, much to the chagrin of the rest of the field.
Final Table Action
Chris Harrell was the first player to exit the final table after he ran into the full house of Roof. Next to go was Brandon Frazier who chose a poor time to shove, running directly into Jacob Hershey's flush. Not long after Jason Bregger was felted when his deuces could not overcome the eights of Hershey.
Hershey continued his hot run by next eliminating Gabe Gonzales in sixth place with a turned full house downing Gonzales' flopped flush. The last woman left in the field, Dorothy Adams, finally ran out of steam in 5th place after getting her last chips into the middle against Ditoto with a dominated ace.
Sheldon Poe, the largest stack coming into the day, rode his lead right until very near the end but did fall in 4th place in a blind on blind encounter with Hershey.
Three handed play continued for quite some time with several massive pots going down without an elimination. Finally, however, it was the elimination of Hershey after he shoved his short stack into the ace-seven of Ditoto that took the tournament down to the heads-up stage.
Ditoto held a significant advantage going into heads-up play and did not look back, eventually securing the win when his ace-four held against the queen-nine suited of Roof. While Roof will be disappointed at having come so close just to fall at the final hurdle, hopefully the runner up prize of $53,458 will provide some consolation. Ditoto, meanwhile, secured a whopping $96,657 which, along with the bounties, takes his total winnings from the tournament over the $100,000 mark.
Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team for live updates from the floor throughout the rest of the Potomac Winter Poker Open.
Marshall Roof limped on the button and Isiah Ditoto moved all in. Roof called off with the effective stack.
Ditoto was marginally ahead and held on the runout to secure the final elimination of the tournament. Roof, meanwhile, will have to settle for second place and a not too shabby $53,458 plus bounties.
Stay tuned for a full tournament recap to follow.
Jacob Hershey moved all in on the button and was called by Isiah Ditoto in the big blind.
Hershey was in a good spot to double up but fell behind on the flop. Nothing changed on the turn or river, ending his tournament run in 3rd place.
Picking up the action on the turn, Jacob Hershey in the small blind was involved in a hand with Isiah Ditoto on the button. With the board reading Hershey checked and Ditoto bet 1,800,000. Hershey just called.
The river came and Hershey checked once more. Ditoto responded by pushing a hefty 4,300,000 into the middle. Hershey moved all in and Ditoto snapped it off with the effective stack.
Ditoto was on the right end of a cooler and secured a full double, leaving Hershey short.
Isiah Ditoto opened to 825,000 on the button and was called by Jacob Hershey in the small blind as well as Marshall Roof in the big blind.
Action was checked to Ditoto on a flop of and he continued for 925,000, a bet called by both of his opponents.
The turn saw action checked once more to Ditoto and he moved all in. Hershey quickly folded but Roof made the call with the covering stack to put Ditoto at risk.
Ditoto would need to hit either his straight or flush draw to survive and did just that as a spade hit the river.
The remaining three players have been sent on a 15-minute break. They will return to blinds of 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 big blind ante.