David Prociak Wins Six-Max NLH to Reach $1 Million in Live Tournament Earnings

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  338
Prize Pool:  $169,000
January 15, 2019

David Prociak
David Prociak

David Prociak outlasted a field of 338 entries and a roller-coaster of a final table to win the $570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em event, earning $33,035 for the title.

Prociak entered this tournament with about $970K in career live tournament earnings, and by winning this event, he officially crossed the $1 million mark.

When the final seven players advanced to the final table, Prociak had the big stack (83 big blinds), but it wasn’t an easy path to the winner’s circle.

There were a couple of bustouts early, and then the final four players battled for nearly two hours, with all four players contending for the chip lead and the short stack at some point.

“I would lose some hands, but I’d always claw back and just accumulate slowly, which was kind of the theme for me at this table,” said Prociak. “Just accumulating chips.”

The final table ended around 3:30 am, and when asked to name a key hand, a very tired Prociak said, “I just remember getting it all in with ace-four vs. ace-queen after an ace-deuce-deuce flop, and we chopped it somehow.” It was a deuce on the river that saved Prociak in that hand, giving both players identical full houses to chop the pot.

After Brian Hastings was eliminated in third place, Saber Hamrouni held a roughly 3-to-2 chip lead over Prociak. But it didn’t take long for Prociak to reverse the chip counts by doubling up within the first 10 minutes of heads-up play. The final hand came a short while later, with Prociak’s As6d holding up against Hamrouni’s KcQs to end the tournament.

When Prociak was told that this victory gave him more than a million dollars in career live tournament earnings, he said, “Wow, that’s great! that was definitely a goal.”


Final Table Results:

1st:  David Prociak  –  $33,035 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Saber Hamrouni  –  $22,865
3rd:  Brian Hastings  –  $16,085
4th:  Barry Weprin  –  $11,510
5th:  Raffaello Locatelli  –  $8,380
6th:  Uri Kadosh  –  $6,210
7th:  Richard Leger  –  $4,685

Complete Event 9 results

Event 9: David Prociak Wins! ($33,035); Saber Hamrouni Finishes 2nd ($22,865)

$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 338

David Prociak
David Prociak

After a few more hands of heads-up play, Saber Hamrouni got it all in with KcQs, and he needed to improve to stay alive against David Prociak’s As6d.

The board came 9s7d6c2d2c, and Prociak won the pot — and the Lucky Hearts Poker Open trophy — with two pair, sixes and deuces.

Stay tuned for a final table recap, to be posted later tonight.

1st:  David Prociak  –  $33,035 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Saber Hamrouni  –  $22,865
3rd:  Brian Hastings  –  $16,085
4th:  Barry Weprin  –  $11,510
5th:  Raffaello Locatelli  –  $8,380
6th:  Uri Kadosh  –  $6,210
7th:  Richard Leger  –  $4,685

Saber Hamrouni
Saber Hamrouni

Event 9: David Prociak Doubles Thru Saber Hamrouni

$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 338

David Prociak limped from the button, Saber Hamrouni raised from the big blind, and Prociak called.

The flop came 9s4s3c, Hamrouni bet 200,000, Prociak moved all in, and Hamrouni called with Ks10s for a king-high spade flush draw with two overcards.

Prociak turned over 7s3s for a lower spade flush draw with a pair of threes.

The turn card was the 10d — Hamrouni took the lead with a pair of tens, and Prociak got up, preparing to leave.

The river card was — the 3h.

Prociak rivered trip threes to win the pot and double up into the chip lead.

David Prociak  –  3,350,000  (56 bb)
Saber Hamrouni  –  1,720,000  (29 bb)

Event 9: Brian Hastings – 3rd Place ($16,085)

$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 338

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings

Brian Hastings moved all in from the small blind for about 800,000, and Saber Hamrouni called from the big blind with Jd10d.

Hastings turned over Ah2d, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Qs8c5cJc6h, and Hamrouni paired his jack on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Hastings in third place.

Brian Hastings  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($16,085)

Here are the approximate chip counts before heads-up play begins:

Saber Hamrouni  –  3,100,000  (52 bb)
David Prociak  –  1,900,000  (32 bb)

Reminder: In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Event 9: Brian Hastings Triples Up

$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 338

David Prociak raised from the button to 150,000, Brian Hastings moved all in from the small blind for 205,000, and Saber Hamrouni asked for an exact count before he called from the big blind. Prociak also called, and any further betting will create a side pot.

Hamrouni and Prociak checked to the river on a board of Js10s3c6sKs, and all three players turned over their cards:

Saber Hamrouni:  Qd6d  (queen high)
David Prociak:  Ah9s  (nine-high flush)
Brian Hastings:  QsJd  (queen-high flush)

Hastings won the pot with his queen-high spade flush to triple up to 675,000.

Brian Hastings  –  675,000  (11 bb)
Saber Hamrouni  –  2,350,000  (39 bb)
David Prociak  –  2,025,000  (34 bb)