Monday, January 26, 2015

Full January HPT Series Results

Here are the results from the January 2015 @HPTPoker Series at @TVPokerRoom,

Event 1 - $200,000 Guaranteed Deepstack $425 - 1/15-18

Event 2 - $10,000 Guaranteed $150 with $50 Bounties - 1/18

Event 3 - $15,000 Guaranteed $125 Holiday Tournament - 1/19

Event 4 - $10,000 Guaranteed $235 6-Max - 1/19

Event 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed $150 Omaha 8OB - 1/20

Event 6 - $40,000 Guaranteed $300 with $100 Black Chip Bounties - 1/20

Event 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Escalator - 1/21

Event 8 - $200 PLO - 1/21

Event 9 - $150 HORSE - 1/22

Event 10 - Heartland Poker Tour Main Event $1,650 - 1/22-26

Event 11 - $280 Open Face Chinese-Pineapple - 11/22

Event 12 - $225 Survivor - 1/24

Event 13 - $10,000 Guaranteed $150 with $50 Bounties - 1/25

Event 10 - HPT Main Event - Results

Here are the results from the January 2014 Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Thunder Valley Resort in Lincoln, CA.

479 Players
$693,945 Prize Pool
Paying 54 Places



Place Name City Cash
1 Nick Shkolnik Van Nuys, CA $159,599
2 Hop (Ricky) Lay Galt, CA $97,569
3 Tom West Los Altos, CA $64,676
4 James (Rick) Colson Williams, CA $44,968
5 Michael Hinde Scotts Valley, CA $33,656
6 Michael Riddle Elk Grove, CA $26,023
7 Mark Violetti Red Bluff, CA $21,165
8 Brett Murray Santa Rosa, CA $17,349
9 Jared Griener Santa Ana, CA $13,879
10 Gina Stagnitto Brentwood, CA $11,242
11 Erik Werner xx $11,242
12 Scott Ball xx $11,242
13 Jose Merino xx $8,397
14 James Hays Sebastopol, CA $8,397
15 Dan Alspach Las Vegas, NV $8,397
16 Taylor Tu xx $6,454
17 Thomas Tran Modesto, CA $6,454
18 Loc Huang Sacramento, CA $6,454
19 Patricia Kniespeck Milpitas, CA $4,927
20 Stella Su Union City, CA $4,927
21 Craig Carrillo Santa Rosa, CA $4,927
22 Daniel Frumkin Acton, CA $4,927
23 Stephen Bai Oakland, CA $4,927
24 Adam Nakonieczny Sacramento, CA $4,927
25 Mike Malkin San Jose, CA $4,927
26 Sam Cruz Rancho Murieta, CA $4,927
27 Brian Park Los Aktis Hills, CA $4,927
28 Francis Nguyen Huston, TX $4,025
29 Dangkhoa Doan Elk Grove, CA $4,025
30 Daniel Evans Chico, CA $4,025
31 Angelo Kratsas San Francisco, CA $4,025
32 Craig Casino Winfield, IL $4,025
33 Don Deeds Orland, CA $4,025
34 Ryan Matsuura Sacramento, CA $4,025
35 David Forrestal Riverside, CA $4,025
36 Eddie Barna Antioch, CA $4,025
37 Glenn Miller Mukilteo, WA $3,262
38 Craig Gold Belmont, CA $3,262
39 Sam Nim Milpitas, CA $3,262
40 Mike Ruter Murrieta, CA $3,262
41 Makara Nuon Stockton, CA $3,262
42 Ron Larsen Redding, CA $3,262
43 Dale Fink Black Diamond, WA $3,262
44 Lee Tabidze Danville, CA $3,262
45 Thanh Nguyen Sacramento, CA $3,262
46 Albert Sanchez Pwnryn, CA $2,984
47 Kao Saechao Sacramento, CA $2,984
48 Thien Tran San Jose, CA $2,984
49 William Frieson Crockett, CA $2,984
50 Neil Blumenfield San Francisco, CA $2,984
51 Chung Ho Daly City, CA $2,984
52 Cash Carpenter Olathe, KS $2,984
53 Tri Huynh Milpitas, CA $2,984
54 Mike Jacob Hollister, CA $2,984

Nick Shkolnik - HPT Main Event Champion - $159,599

Nick Shkolnik, First Place, January 2014 HPT Main Event. Shkolnik owned this final table, eliminating 5 of the other 8 players by himself. In the end he took less than 25 minutes heads up to defeat Hop (Ricky) Lay by calling Lay's all-in with 88 and Lay was holding 77. The board blanked for both players, the eights held, and Shkolnik's career earnings almost exactly doubled with this nearly $160k win.  (Additional information courtesy of bluff.com)

Ricky Lay - 2nd Place - $97,569

(Hop) Ricky Lay - 2nd Place, January 2014 HPT Main Event - $97,569. After being chipped down some, Lay shoves from the button and Nick Shkolnik immediately calls.Lay shows 77 and Shkolnik was right, he is ahead with 88. The board misses Lay completely and he is eliminated in second place, his second big cash of this series, adding to a $27k cash in the opening weekend $200,000 guarantee where he finished 3rd.  (Additional information courtesy of bluff.com)

Heads Up for Almost $160K



We are heads up between (Hop) Ricky Lay (left) and Nick Shkolnik (right) for the @HPTPoker Main Event tital and the $159,599 that comes with the title. This is Lay's 2nd major final table of the 2014 HPT Series at Thunder Valley, as he finished 3rd in the opening weekend $200,000 guarantee that was LiveStreamed. He cashed for $27,780 there, falling to eventual champion Kathy Stahl. Shkolnik has a large number of cashes over the past few years, mostly in southern California, and his career earnings are almost exactly equal to today's first prize.


Tom West - 3rd Place - $64,676

Tom @sbrounder West - 3rd Place January 2014 HPT Main Event. West moved all in with 33 and (Hop) Ricky Lay made the call with AJ. Lay has been calling with a Big Ace throughout the final table. This time, Lay did not flop the Ace, but he did flop the Jack and it holds. West, from Los Altos, CA, cashes for nearly 65k.  (information courtesy of bluff.com)

James (Rick) Colson - 4th Place - $44,968

James (Rick) Colson - 4th Place January 2014 HPT Main Event - $44,968. It sure looked as though RIck Colson had it in good or at worst might get a chop when he moved in with A9 and Nick Shkolnik called with A8, but Shkolnik has been the table killer today, knocking a number of players out in today's final table. Yep, Shkolnik flopped an 8 and no 9 ever came, ending Colson's run in 8th. The Williams, CA resident collects $44,968.  (information courtesy of bluff.com)