Trace Davis Wins Seminole Onerous Rock Poker Showdown; Denies Elias 5th WPT Title

Mark Davis

After a six-week hiatus, the ideally fine six gamers from a 2,010-entry self-discipline within the $3,500 decide-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Onerous Rock Poker Showdown reconvened on the HyperX Esports Enviornment in Las Vegas at Luxor.

Four-time WPT champ Darren Elias began the ideally fine desk as chip chief and used to be having a peep to elongate his file to 5 titles. That may well accept as true with build two titles between himself and the subsequent closest competition – Chino Rheem, Anthony Zinno, Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, Brian Altman, and Eric Afriat all take a seat with three.

Becoming a member of the all-time WPT chief for the televised six-handed closing desk were Trace Davis, Marcos Exterkotter, Michael Laufer, Andrew Barfield and Viet Vo, who had closing-tabled the two biggest WPT Critical Events in history after finishing third in final year’s match for $593,140.

Davis, who began the ideally fine desk 2d in chips, injure up denying Elias to dispute the title and $1,000,300 top prize for himself. Forward of the purchase, the man from Alabama had $730,167 in are residing tournament earnings per The Hendon Mob, along with his prior occupation-easiest being $334,678 for successful the World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Critical Tournament help in February.

WPT Seminole Onerous Rock Poker Showdown Closing Table Payouts

  PLACE PLAYER PRIZE (IN USD)
  1 Trace 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 Onerous Rock Poker Showdown closing desk.

Closing Table Circulation

Despite there being 332 worthwhile blinds in play on the launch of the ideally fine desk, the action heated up hastily. Based completely mostly on are residing updates from the match, it took precise six fingers for Laufer to exit after his pocket threes misplaced a scurry to the ace-9 of Davis.

Barfield began the ideally fine desk because the short stack and lasted till Hand #34, which is when he obtained his chips all in preflop with pocket sevens and dropping a flip in opposition to the king-queen of king-queen. Half a dozen fingers later, Vo bowed out after getting it in with top pair of aces and a worthwhile eight kicker in opposition to Elias, who had ace-seven of diamonds. Unfortunately for Vo, working diamonds gave Elias a flush to full Vo’s bolt in fourth effort for $370,000.

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

The heads-up match lasted virtually 100 fingers and proved to be a help-and-forth affair. In the end Davis picked off a bluff from Elias by calling with precise king-high, and five fingers later it used to be all over. On Hand #150, jammed the flip with a gutshot straight design and Davis snap-known as with backside two pair. Elias bricked the river and had to desire for 2d effort and $660,000 in prize money, which brought his lifetime earnings up over $10.5 million per The Hendon Mob.

Darren Elias
Darren Elias

Even so, Elias used to be denied a file-prolonged fifth title that may well well’ve went with the four he won between 2014-18.

Darren Elias’ Four WPT Titles

Yr Tournament Steal-in Entries Payout
2014 WPT Borgata Poker Launch $3,500 1,226 $843,744
2014 WPT Carribean Casino Royale $3,500 118 $127,680
2017 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic CAD$5,000 489 $335,436
2018 WPT Bobby 1st Earl 1st earl baldwin of bewdley of Bewdley Classic $10,000 162 $387,580

The WPT continues on Thursday, Might presumably perhaps even objective 26 with the ideally fine desk of the WPT Choctaw also at HyperX Esports Enviornment. Some worthwhile title experts, including Chance Kornuth and Kristen Foxen, are unruffled alive within the tear for the $486,600 first effort prize. PokerNews will provide a recap of that closing desk as soon as a winner is crowned.

Click on right here for a WPT Choctaw closing desk preview!

Photos courtesy of WPT

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Govt Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.

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