Lone Star Poker Series 2020 NJCOOP
Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 2 Completed

Dominating De Silva Hunting Third Bracelet as 20 Remain in Six-Max

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Upeshka De Silva
Upeshka De Silva

Upeshka De Silva is looking to continue his streak of winning a bracelet every other year.

He grabbed one in 2015 — $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $424,577 — and another in 2017 — $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $229,923, and now he's got a strong shot in 2019. Just 20 players remain in Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, and De Silva has just shy of 100 big blinds coming back on Day 3 to lead the pack.

When the dust settled for the day in Amazon Purple, De Silva bagged 1,965,000. The two-time bracelet winner is trailed by Nicholas Howard (1,700,000) and Thomas Cazayous (1,690,000) amid a top three that has paced a bit ahead of the others.

Also remaining in contention are bracelet winners Angel Guillen and Kyle Cartwright.

De Silva came in with one of the biggest stacks and was as dominating as ever, staying near the top of the counts all day. Among his victims was last year's Main Event runner-up Tony Miles, falling in a decent-sized flip in the last few levels of play.

Miles did at least get some dough for his troubles, as did most of the players who went bust, with 114 paid and around 140 starting the day. The money bubble burst before the first break, with James Obst, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Joe Cada, and Adrian Mateos among those cashing.

The tournament resumes at 2 p.m. local time on Friday with blinds and antes at 10,000/20,000/20,000. Day 3 will not be the final one, as the plan is to play to a final six who will battle it out on Day 4 for the bracelet and $414,766. Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out who those final six will be.

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Seat Draw Day 3 Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Webjoker • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
TableSeat PlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4002Sandeep PulusaniUnited States335,00017
Amazon4003Yasheel DoddanavarIndia685,00034
Amazon4004Veerab ZakarianCanada1,100,00055
Amazon4005Wojciech BarzantnyGermany1,300,00065
Amazon4006Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada145,0007
Amazon4011Kyle CartwrightUnited States490,00025
Amazon4012Rafael MoraesBrazil260,00013
Amazon4013Raul MartinezUnited Kingdom475,00024
Amazon4014Francisco TorrecillasSpain210,00011
Amazon4016Jan BednarCzech Republic770,00039
Amazon4021Glen CressmanUnited States465,00023
Amazon4022Erwann PecheuxFrance460,00023
Amazon4023Jonathan ProudfootUnited Kingdom530,00027
Amazon4025Paul Pires TrigoFrance600,00030
Amazon4026Nicholas HowardUnited States1,700,00085
Amazon4031Jeremy MenardUnited States310,00016
Amazon4032Thomas CazayousUnited Kingdom1,690,00085
Amazon4034Josh WeissUnited States940,00047
Amazon4035Angel GuillenMexico670,00034
Amazon4036Upeshka De SilvaUnited States1,965,00098

End of Day 2 Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Upeshka De Silva us 1,965,000 715,000
Nicholas Howard us 1,700,000 -100,000
Thomas Cazayous fr 1,690,000 190,000
Wojtek Barzantny DE 1,300,000 710,000
Veerab Zakarian ca 1,100,000 -120,000
Josh Weiss us 940,000 240,000
Jan Bednar cz 770,000 -30,000
Yasheel Doddanavar in 685,000 195,000
Angel Guillen mx 670,000 40,000
Paul Pires Trigo fr 600,000 225,000
Jonathan Proudfoot gb 530,000 28,000
Kyle Cartwright us 490,000 30,000
Raul Martinez es 475,000 -215,000
Glen Cressman us 465,000 465,000
Erwann Pecheux fr 460,000 240,000
Sandeep Pulusani us 335,000 35,000
Jeremy Menard us 310,000 -185,000
Rafael Moraes br 260,000 -70,000
Francisco Torrecillas es 210,000 -30,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca 145,000 -515,000

Howard Piling On

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Nicholas Howard opened on the button for 36,000 and Francisco Torrecillas defended big blind. Torrecillas checked the {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop and Howard bet 25,000. Torrecillas raised to 76,000 and Howard called. On the {2-Diamonds} turn, Torrecillas slowed down with a check and quickly folded to an all-in shove.

Nicholas Howard us 1,800,000 96,000
Francisco Torrecillas es 240,000 -300,000

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Howard Bets Three Streets; Gets Paid by Trigo

SandraBarbour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Paul Pires Trigo raised to 43,000 on the button and Nicholas Howard in the small blind three-bet to 137,000. Trigo stuck around with a call.

The dealer fanned a flop of {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} and Howard bet 70,000. Trigo called.

The turn came the {4-Hearts} and Howard fired another bet of 260,000 that Trigo called again.

The {4-Clubs} filled up the river and Howard continued with a bet of 330,000. Trigo made the call. Howard revealed {a-Spades}{k-Spades} and Trigo sent his hand to the muck.

Nicholas Howard us 1,704,000 804,000
Paul Pires Trigo fr 375,000 -775,000

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Howard Earns One on the River

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Sandeep Pulusani limped the button, Paul Pires Trigo made it 60,000 and Nicholas Howard called. Pulusani made it three ways to {j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and Trigo checked. Howard bet 70,000 and only Pulusani called. Both players checked the {3-Clubs} and Howard bet 150,000 on the {k-Spades} river. Pulusani tanked over a minute.

"Dumb hand," he muttered.

Finally, he let it go.

Nicholas Howard us 900,000 485,000
Sandeep Pulusani us 300,000 65,000
Dimitar Danchev bg Busted

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Kiriopoulos Folds to Proudfoot

SandraBarbour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Jonathan Proudfoot raised to 32,000 from the hijack and Demosthenes Kiriopoulos called from the big blind.

A flop reading {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} was dealt and Kiriopoulos checked. Proudfoot bet 27,000 and Kiriopoulos check-called.

The turn came the {7-Spades} and Kiriopoulos checked once more. Proudfoot continued with another bet of 90,000, that was enough to win the pot.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca 660,000 40,000
Jonathan Proudfoot gb 502,000 2,000

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Trigo Over Howard

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Nicholas Howard opened in the cutoff for 38,000 and called a three-bet to 121,000 by Paul Pires Trigo in the big blind. The {k-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{a-Hearts} board checked through to the river until Trigo jammed for about 400,000 effective. Howard conceded.

At other tables, Danny Wong and Anthony Spinella ran dry on chips.

Paul Pires Trigo fr 1,150,000 170,000
Nicholas Howard us 415,000 -185,000
Danny Wong us Busted
Anthony Spinella us Busted

Tags: Anthony SpinellaDanny WongNicholas HowardPaul Pires Trigo