Event 19: Nalton Williams Wins $250 No Limit Hold’em in Three-Way Chop

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood

Event #19
$250 No Limit Hold’em 
Total Entries: 249
Prizepool: $52,290

Nalton Williams Wins $250 No Limit Hold'em
Nalton Williams Wins $250 No Limit Hold’em

Nalton Williams earned his second career tournament win in the early hours of Sunday morning. The West Palm Beach native got the best end of a three-handed chop in the $250 No Limit Hold’em to net $11,446 and take home the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown trophy.

Williams bested a field of of 249 players to take home his second career win and his second biggest score. After Jason Falquecee hit the rail in fourth place, Williams, Maury Barrett and James Giglia began talks of a deal.

After running the numbers and agreeing on an ICM chop, the tournament ended and Williams was declared the winner.

“It feels great,” said Williams. “It felt it coming all day and it happened. I made some stupid plays that worked at the right time and I made some good plays that worked at other times. It feels great, believe me.”

Williams is an appliance technician who plays a lot of poker when he isn’t working. Most of his play comes in local small buy-in tournaments and his experience in tournaments gave him a sense of what players are capable of.

That experience helped him figure out which players he was capable of picking on at this final table.

“The guy to my right [Maury][Barrett], we had been playing all day and I knew he solid,” said Williams. I didn’t try to take any unnecessary risks with him. I pick who I play against. I really pick my spots and I play hard.”

He came into the final table in the top third of the chip counts and was able to consistently find good spots to put his chips in. He busted Jessica Hoy in seventh place and then took a big pot off of then chip leader Falquecee to take the chip lead.

He never relinquished that lead and rode it all the way to a win.

Here is a look at the results:

1st: Nalton Williams – $11,446
2nd: Maury Barrett – $10,084
3rd: James Giglia – $6,702
4th: Jason Falquecee – $4,026
5th: Josh Rivera – $3,137
6th: Jason Young – $2,615
7th: Jessica Hoy – $2,092
8th: Richard Arno – $1,569
9th: Sheraz Nasir – $1,046
10th: Jeremy Blevins – $680
11th: Richard Kaplan – $680
12th: Fernando Robles – $680
13th: Stephen Esposito – $575
14th: Philip Consolo – $575
15th: Joey Prosper – $575
16th: William Stanton – $523
17th: Tri Tran – $523
18th: David Moreno – $523
19th: Anthony Vidmer – $471
20th: William Smith – $471
21st: Frank Flowers – $471
22nd: Ignacio Hidalgo – $471
23rd: Oscar Lindo – $471
24th: Eric Reese – $471
25th: Steve Trizis – $471
26th: Eric Piderit – $471
27th: Eric Riley – $471

Event 19 Final Results