Andrew Denick Wins Heartland Poker Tour Daytona Beach

Andrew Denick Wins Heartland Poker Tour Daytona BeachAndrew Denick has won the Heartland Poker Tour Daytona Beach, after overcoming a field of 374 players on his way to taking down the title, and collecting the $138,187 first place prize.
By the time the $1,650 Main Event reached its final table of six, Jeremy Joseph was the chip leader while Nick Schwarmann was the shortstack at the table. Joseph (A-8) then added Schwarmann’s (A-Q) chips to his stack to eliminate the Florida pro in 6th for $27,247.
The very next hand, Fletcher McKinney called Trevor Renner’s K-7 shove to send him to the rail in 5th ($33,500), after which Jeremy Joseph was back in action once again, this time with his K-J flopping a pair against Amato’s A-5, who subsequently exited the tournament in 4th for $43,271.
Three-handed, the play continued with Denick and Joseph taking turns to be the table leader, while Fletcher McKinney was eventually consigned to a 3rd place ($50,250) finish after his Q-J failed to improve against Andrew Denick’s holding of A-9.
As the heads-up phase of the competition got underway, Andrew Denick held a 3 to 1 chip advantage over Jeremy Joseph, but soon slipped behind after Joseph (A-5) made a straight on the river to crack his pocket jacks. However, a short while later, A-5 was also good enough for Denick to retake the lead against Joseph (K-K), after spiking an ace on the river.
Eventually, the defining hand was played when Jeremy Joseph was dealt 9-6 and pushed all-in on a 7-5-3 flop, only to be snap called by Denick (7-7), who had made a set. The turn and river then failed to improve Joseph’s hand, who had to contend himself with a runner-up finish worth $78,166, while Andrew Denick was crowned the Heartland Poker Tour Daytona Beach champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1: Andrew Denick – $138,187
2: Jeremy Joseph – $78,166
3: Fletcher McKinney – $50,250
4: Anne Amato – $43,271
5: Trevor Renner – $33,500
6: Nick Schwarmann – $27,247

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