Arthur Conan Makes Large Comeback, Wins Seminole Arduous Rock $50K
Arthur Conan gave life to the outdated “chip and a chair” cliche as he authored a stellar and inconceivable comeback to win the $50,000 Tremendous Excessive Curler at Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown. All the way down to only one blind four-handed, Conan managed to run it again up and ultimately seize the $733,320 first-place prize in a subject of 42 entries.
That quantity represented a venue-record for the buy-in degree, a continuation of a theme throughout the series so far as enormous numbers have turned out for all the occasions, breaking a number of home information. Admittedly, this one simply inched by because the outdated document was 41 from 2019.
As for Conan, the rating roughly doubles his profession dwell cashes, according to The Hendon Mob. He advised native media he was as stunned as anybody.
“I’m very shocked with that comeback,” he said. “Very pleased, after all.”
Official Ultimate Desk Outcomes
Going into the ultimate day — already within the cash — Conan had the shortest stack with simply 9 massive blinds whereas there have been a few clear leaders in Chris Brewer and Seth Davies round 80.
Conan managed to hold round as Jeremy Ausmus busted then he doubled with a turned flush all in versus the set of sixes proven down by fellow quick stack Sean Winter. Winter was unable to recuperate absolutely from that and busted in fifth.
Conan Saves a Chip
With 4 gamers left, the massive hand got here up. In line with the dwell updates, Davies made a small increase to 60,000 from the small blind at 25,000/50,000/25,000. Conan referred to as they usually noticed a flop. Davies guess 90,000 and Conan referred to as. On the flip, Davies once more guess 90,000. This time, Conan made it 250,000 and Davies peeled, bringing the on the river.
Davies checked, Conan guess 265,000 and Davies referred to as. Conan might solely muster for a bluff and Davies took it with queens and tens.
Conan had left himself with a T25,000 chip, one massive blind, with most of that dedicated within the small blind subsequent hand. Conan gained with in opposition to to stand up to 100,000. He shoved the following hand with and managed to have his kicker play versus . Then, deuces held in opposition to ace-nine and Conan out of the blue had a playable stack of 505K at 30K massive blind.
Parlaying right into a Win
One other key pot versus Davies went the opposite means, and this one vaulted Conan into an inconceivable lead. Davies raised preflop after which barreled off in opposition to Conan, on the button, on . Conan had and had a straightforward river name, seeing he’d gotten there in opposition to flopped prime set.
Now with the chip lead, it was all Conan from there. He busted Davies with aces full in a little bit of a cooler in opposition to journey aces then gained an enormous flip when sevens beat ace-ten suited of Brewer blind on blind.
All that remained was a severely outchipped Sam Soverel and he was gathering a second-place payout mere minutes later when his king-nine could not topple Conan’s pocket fives after the Frenchman flopped a set and pale a flush draw.
Poker Showdown Continues With Primary Occasion Wanting Enormous
With the weekend arriving, the marquee World Poker Tour $3,500 Primary Occasion has gotten underway.
After one other sturdy turnout on Day 1a — 1,047 entries — the $2 million assure was an afterthought. On the time of writing, one other four-figure turnout for Day 1b had pushed the quantity previous 2,000, that means the prize pool was pushing towards $7 million. As registration stays open for nonetheless one other level-plus, that quantity is not remaining but, however the WPT has already tweeted that they’ve hit a tour document.
It is official! #WPTShowdown is now the most important WPT Primary Tour occasion in historical past with 2,131 entries and counting.
A truly staggering prize pool will be up for grabs, and PokerNews will bring a recap of the Main Event and other action in the coming days.