Mark Davis Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown; Denies Elias 5th WPT Title

After a six-week hiatus, the overall six avid gamers from a 2,010-entry box within the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown reconvened on the HyperX Esports Area in Las Vegas at Luxor.

4-time WPT champ Darren Elias started the overall desk as chip chief and used to be having a look to increase his listing to 5 titles. That may have put two titles between himself and the following closest pageant – Chino Rheem, Anthony Zinno, Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, Brian Altman, and Eric Afriat all sit down with 3.

Becoming a member of the all time WPT chief for the televised six-handed last desk had been Mark Davis, Marcos Exterkotter, Michael Laufer, Andrew Barfield and Viet Vo, who had final-tabled the two greatest WPT Major Occasions in historical past after completing 3rd in last year’s event for $593,140.

Davis, who started the overall desk 2nd in chips, wound up denying Elias to assert the name and $1,000,300 most sensible prize for himself. Previous to the win, the person from Alabama had $730,167 in are living event profits in step with The Hendon Mob, together with his prior career-best being $334,678 for winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event again in February.

WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown Ultimate Desk Payouts

  PLACE PLAYER PRIZE (IN USD)
  1 Mark Davis $1,000,300
  2 Darren Elias $660,000
  3 Marcos Exterkotter $490,000
  4 Viet Vo $370,000
  5 Andrew Barfield $280,000
  6 Michael Laufer $215,000
The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown final table.
The WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown last desk.

Ultimate Desk Motion

Regardless of there being 332 giant blinds in play in the beginning of the overall desk, the motion heated up briefly. In step with live updates from the event, it took simply six fingers for Laufer to go out after his pocket threes misplaced a race to the ace-nine of Davis.

Barfield started the overall desk as the quick stack and lasted till Hand #34, which is when he were given his chips all in preflop with pocket sevens and dropping a turn in opposition to the king-queen of king-queen. Part a dozen fingers later, Vo bowed out upon getting it in with most sensible pair of aces and a awesome 8 kicker in opposition to Elias, who had ace-seven of diamonds. Sadly for Vo, working diamonds gave Elias a flush to finish Vo’s run in fourth position for $370,000.

On Hand #53, Exterkotter three-bet all in with ace-four offsuit and used to be known as by means of Elias, who had pocket sevens. The strolling sticks held and Exterkotter exited in 3rd position for $490,000, which allowed Elias to take 63.7 million into heads-up play in opposition to the 37.75 million of Davis.

The heads-up fit lasted just about 100 fingers and proved to be a back-and-forth affair. In the end Davis picked off a bluff from Elias by means of calling with simply king-high, and 5 fingers later it used to be far and wide. On Hand #150, jammed the flip with a gutshot instantly draw and Davis snap-called with backside two pair. Elias bricked the river and needed to accept 2nd position and $660,000 in prize cash, which introduced his lifetime profits up over $10.5 million in step with The Hendon Mob.

Darren Elias
Darren Elias

Even so, Elias used to be denied a record-extended 5th name that will’ve went with the 4 he gained between 2014-18.

Darren Elias’ 4 WPT Titles

Yr Tournament Purchase-in Entries Payout
2014 WPT Borgata Poker Open $3,500 1,226 $843,744
2014 WPT Carribean On line casino Royale $3,500 118 $127,680
2017 WPT Fallsview Poker Vintage CAD$5,000 489 $335,436
2018 WPT Bobby 1st earl baldwin of bewdley Vintage $10,000 162 $387,580

The WPT continues on Thursday, Would possibly 26 with the overall desk of the WPT Choctaw additionally at HyperX Esports Area. Some giant identify execs, together with Likelihood Kornuth and Kristen Foxen, are nonetheless alive within the chase for the $486,600 first position prize. PokerNews will be offering a recap of that last desk as soon as a winner is topped.

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Author: Bradley Watson