Event 18: David Prociak Takes Down $360 Pot Limit Omaha Title In Four-Way Chop

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #18
$360 Pot Limit Omaha 
Total Entries: 153
Total Prizepool: $45,900

David Prociak Wins $360 Pot Limit Omaha
David Prociak Wins $360 Pot Limit Omaha

David Prociak made the drive from Central Florida down to South Florida on Wednesday afternoon in order to be able to play the last week of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

He kicked off the start to his series on the right foot. Prociak bested a field of 153 to take home $8,891 and the title in a four-way chop of the $360 Pot Limit Omaha.

“It feels good man,” said Prociak. “it feels good to score here. It’s a good start.”

As the preliminary events begin to wind down, more players are starting to get into town for some of the bigger buy-in events that will get underway soon. Prociak plans to be here for the rest of the series and hopes that this won’t be his only score of the series.

Away from the table, Prociak is a businessman that has started to put in more time on the felt over the last year.

“I’m a business owner. I sell shoes,” said Prociak. “I’ve been playing poker a lot. I started playing live poker last year. I play a lot of cash PLO, but I’ve started playing more tournaments.”

Coming into the final table, Prociak was one of the shorter stacks, but after a few hands went his way, he quickly built a stack and was the chip leader.

Once he took that lead, he never looked back and rode that lead all the way to the title.

“In PLO, I like to try to play crazy and win every hand,” said Prociak about his playing style. “Especially in tournaments.”

When the table started five-handed play, it was past 4 a.m. and the table began to talk about a deal. After some miscommunication about the terms of the deal, the cards got back in the air.

Bradley Young was eliminated in fifth place and then the chop talks began again. Once everybody agreed on the number, Prociak officially took home the title just a couple hours before the sun was scheduled to rise.

“I normally don’t chop,” Prociak told the other players after the chop was agreed on. “But I’m exhausted.”

Here is a look at the results:

1st: David Prociak – $8,891
2nd: Eitan Dahan – $7,924
3rd: Martin Zamani – $7,303
4th: Daniel Li – $5,245
5th: Bradley Young – $2,956
6th: Mike Beasley – $2,364
7th: Wally Maddah – $1,965
8th: Richard Becker – $1,574
9th: Yaroslav Nakonechnyy – $1,180
10th: Abdulaziz Abdulaziz – $858
11th: Vimy Ha – $858
12th: Jordan Meltzer – $858
13th: Steve Yagudev – $707
14th: James Smart – $707
15th: Zachary Milchman – $707
16th: Alain Teffaud – $601
17th: Jean Gaspard – $601
18th: Daniel Pearlman – $601

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Event 18: David Prociak Wins in Four-Way Chop

$360 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 20: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 153

After a few minutes of negotiating an ICM deal, the final four players have agreed to a chop. David Prociak was the chip leader at the time of the deal. He will take the title and the most money.

Eitan Dahan finishes second, Martin Zamani comes in third, and Daniel Li finishes fourth. A complete recap will be posted later tonight.

Here is a look at the chop results:

1st: David Prociak – $8,891
2nd: Eitan Dahan – $7,924
3rd: Martin Zamani – $7,303
4th: Daniel Li – $5,245

Event 18: Bradley Young Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,956)

$360 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 20: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 153

Bradley Young
Bradley Young

On the river with the board reading 6c3h3sQs5h, Bradley Young got the last of his chips in against Eitan Dahan.

Dahan showed AsQcQh2c, good for queens full, and dragged the pot against Young’s KcTs6d3d. Young hit the rail with a smaller full house and was eliminated in fifth place. He took home $2,956 for his efforts.

Eitan Dahan – 446,000
Bradley Young – Eliminated 

Event 18: Mike Beasley Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,364)

$360 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 153

Mike Beasley
Mike Beasley

On a flop of Ah9h7c, Mike Beasley got all in for about 55,000 from under the gun and got action from David Prociak in middle position.

Prociak showed JsTh8s7h and was up against Beasley’s KhQd8h7d.

The turn was the 8c and the river was the Qh to send the pot to Prociak and eliminate Beasley in sixth. Prociak extends his chip lead and Beasley took home $2,364.

David Prociak – 575,000
Mike Beasley – Eliminated 

Event 18: Mike Beasley Triples Up

$360 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 153

Mike Beasley got all in for about 25,000 from the cutoff and got called by David Prociak on the button and Bradley Young in the big blind.

Prociak and Young were heads-up with a dry side pot and the action was checked down as it came AhJd8c6dTd.

Young showed AcQd8h2c, Prociak showed KcKdJc3c, but Beasley tripled up after showing AdQhTh6s.

Mike Beasley – 75,000
Bradley Young – 285,000
David Prociak – 485,000