Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Day 2 Completed
After 26 levels of play, Jack Shea took down Event #3: $560 Deeper Stack No-Limit Hold’em of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series. He outlasted 316 competitors to take home a $34,328 payday and the coveted trophy.
The win means a lot to Shea as he is a poker professional, and it is the first victory of his career.
“I’ve chopped one, but I’ve never played one out, so this is number one," he said. "It’s a big relief. But it’s just prep for this summer. Bigger things this summer hopefully.”
Shea had to navigate through a very tough field to end up at the finish line as many great players were part of it. However, one of them proved to be a dominating force today. Runner-Up Jeff Charlton.
Charlton was leading the way most of the final table and everything seemed to be lined up for him until the heads-up portion of play started. Indeed, he was responsible for half of the eliminations at the final table and made some impressive calls.
However, Shea put up a good fight and kept on playing his best game. Eventually, he found a big double against Steve Karp with queens against Karp’s ace-ten in a blind-versus-blind situation. That was the turning point for him. He eliminated Karp soon after and found himself heads up against Charlton. Although Charlton started the heads-up battle with the lead, Shea found a shift in cards and managed to turn things around at a quick pace, eventually claiming the title.
“I ran pure. Very pure," he added. "I started with a two outer and then a one outer and then we just had to make it worth it. Charlton played great. I just hit every hand heads up to take the lead. And then we had just a standard cooler.”
In addition to the first-place prize money, Shea also earned a seat into the $1,650 Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold’em of the May Deep Stack Series, which he already intended to play.
“If this didn’t work out I was going to be in that satellite. It’s a 2-in-1 there.”
Final Table Summary
Matthew Zarcadoolas was the first elimination of the final table when he ran his sixes into Blake Robins’ queens.
Robins was next to hit the rail the though, and was the first victim of Charlton when his jacks were beaten by Charlton’s ace-king in an all in preflop situation.
Johann Tiemann was Charlton's next victim through a similar scenario when he found jacks against Charlton’s ace-king to bust in seventh place.
He was followed by Ricardo Eyzaguirre in sixth place. Eeyzaguirre needed to find a spot to double up and when the moment came, he wasn’t able to do it as his tens were behind Charlton’s kings.
Daniel Couzens was knocked out next in fifth place. Couzens was short and ended up putting all his chips in the middle with king-jack only to run into Charlton’s aces all in preflop.
Rick Kalgstein was just another of Charlton’s victims as he was sent to the rail in fourth place when Charlton rivered a pair of aces against his flopped pair of queens.
Steve Karp was eliminated in third place by Shea when his ace-eight was no good against Shea’s ace-queen in an all-in preflop situation.
Charlton lost most of his chips heads up when he couldn’t improve his straight or flush draw against Shea’s two pair. He then moved all in with king-six against Shea’s ace-king and had to settle for the runner-up title after a dry runout.
Final Table Payouts
|1||Jack Shea||United States||$34,328|
|2||Jeff Charlton||United States||$24,074|
|3||Steve Karp||United States||$15,484|
|4||Rick Kalgstein||United States||$9,820|
|5||Daniel Couzens||United States||$7,576|
|6||Ricardo Eyzaguirre||United States||$6,273|
|7||Johann Tiemann||United States||$5,629|
|8||Blake Robins||United States||$4,329|
|9||Matthew Zarcadoolas||United States||$3,433|
Jeff Charlton moved all in for about 1,00,000 in the small blind and Jack Shea snap-called.
The board ran and that was it for Charlton, eliminated in 2nd place from the tournament for $24,074. A full recap will be posted shortly.
Jack Shea limped from the small blind and Jeff Charlton raised. Shea called.was all in for about 5,000,000 in the big blind.
The flop came . Charlton bet and Shea called.
The turn brought the . Charlton bet. Shea raised. Charlton moved all in and Shea snap-called, putting at risk about 5,000,000.
The river completed the board and Shea doubled up.
Jeff Charlton limped in the small blind. Jack Shea checked.
The flop came . Shea bet 175,000. Charlton called.
The turn brought the . Shea continued with a bet of 390,000. Charlton went deep into the tank, then raised to 900,000. Shea snap-folded.
Jack Shea opened to 105,000 on the button. Steve Karp, in the small blind, three-bet shoved for 950,000. Shea made the call.
The board ran and Shea took down the pot, eliminating Karp in 3rd place for $15,484.
Jack Shea raised to 800,000 from the small blind and Steve Karp called for less, with his last 650,000
The board was and Karp flopped a set to double up.
Jack Shea opened to 100,000 from the small blind. Steve Karp, in the big blind, three-bet to 350,000. Shea four-bet to 850,000. Karp moved all in for about 3,100,000 and Shea snap-called, putting at risk 2,370,000.
The runout was and Shea doubled up.
Jack Shea opened to 90,000 on the cutoff. Rick Kalgstein, on the button, called. Jeff Charlton, in the big blind, three-bet to 325,000. Shea folded. Kalgstein added the remainder to call.
A flop reading was dealt. Charlton moved all in for about 5,600,000 and Kalgstein snap-called, putting at risk his last 1,000,000.
Kalgstein was ahead, but the turn and river filled up the board, and Charlton took down the pot, eliminating Kalgstein in 4th place for $9,820.