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’emĀ 
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

Event 19: Nalton Williams Wins in Three-Way Chop

$250 No Limit Hold’em
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3

After Jason Falquecee was eliminated in fourth place, talks of a deal broke out. After running the numbers, the final three players agreed on a chop based on the ICM numbers.

Nalton Williams earned the win, having the most chips at the time of the deal. Maury Barrett finishes second and James Giglia took home third.

A complete recap will be posted later tonight.

Nalton Williams - 1st Place
Nalton Williams – 1st Place
Maury Barrett - 2nd Place
Maury Barrett – 2nd Place
James Giglia - 3rd Place
James Giglia – 3rd Place

Event 19: Jason Falquecee – 4th Place ($4,026)

$250 No Limit Hold’em
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 249

Jeremy Falquecee
Jeremy Falquecee

Nalton Williams raised to 40,000 under-the-gun and Jason Falquecee moved all in on the button for about 170,000. Maury Barrett called out of the big blind and Williams quickly folded.

Falquecee showed 6h6s and was in trouble against Barrett’s TdTh. The board ran out Ac3s3cJc7h and Barrett dragged the pot to eliminate Falquecee in fourth.

Maury Barrett – 880,000
Jason Falquecee – Eliminated

Event 19: Joshua Rivera – 5th Place ($3,137)

$250 No Limit Hold’em
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 249

Joshua Rivera
Joshua Rivera

Joshua Rivera moved all in from the small blind for about 100,000 and Maury Barrett snap-called out of the big blind.

Rivera showed Kd2s and was dominated by Barrett’s AcKc. The board ran out 7h5c3d8cTs and Barrett’s big slick held up to take the pot.

Rivera is eliminated in fifth place and the 20-year-old pro earned $3,137.

Event 19: Maury Barrett Doubles Through Jason Falquecee Again

$250 No Limit Hold’em
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 249

James Giglia limped in under-the-gun and Maury Barrett moved all in on the button for 230,000. Jason Falquecee called from the big blind and Giglia folded.

Barrett showed JsJc and was in the lead against Falquecee’s AhTh. The board ran out Ks8s8cQs8h and Barrett doubled up.

Maury Barrett – 488,000
Jason Falquecee – 300,000