Event 6: David Prociak Adds WSOPC Ring to WSOP Bracelet

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 181
Prize Pool: $54,300
September 26-27, 2017

David Prociak

Event 6 was the only non-Hold’em game on the Seminole Hard Rock WSOPC schedule and the $365 Pot Limit Omaha tournament had a talented group of players. After dominating much of the tournament, former Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the year David Prociak picked up his first WSOPC ring along with more than $14,000.

By the time the registration period closed, there were 181 entries in the game including SHRP champs, WSOPC ring owners, and WSOP bracelet winners. The prize pool climbed to $54,300 with the last 21 players splitting it up.

The tournament played down towards the money bubble late in the day and the slid into the money shortly before bagging chips for Day 2. Prociak had a big lead late and added even more with a double knockout of John Alegria and Kindah Sakkal on one of the last hands of Day 1.

There were 16 players remaining at the start of Day 2 and they were down to the final table ten in less than two hours. Prociak continued to lead at the start of the final table and extended it as he sent several players off in succession.

The biggest hand saw him make quads against Daren Stabinski’s full house to get the tournament down to three-handed. Six-time WSOPC champ John Holley was the short stack and went out in third as Jon Borenstein, playing his first ever PLO tournament, took a big lead going into heads-up play.

Prociak’s brief release of the lead did not last long and he soon doubled against Borenstein to take a small advantage. Two hands later, Prociak called a big four-bet from Borenstein, flopped bottom two against kings, and finished off a strong run with a WSOPC ring.

“I’m going to lose money on this deal,” Prociak joked.

“My girlfriend let me come down to play,” he continued, “As long as I bought her a car if I won.”

Prociak specializes in Pot Limit Omaha games and owns two PLO trophies from the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open and another from the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. He earned his first WSOP bracelet in 2016 when he captured the $1,500 Stud/8 title.

Now the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year has a World Series of Poker Circuit ring to go along with his bracelet and mantle full of SHRP trophies.

Event 6 results:

1st: David Prociak – $14,118 + WSOPC Gold ring
2nd: Jon Borenstein – $8,721
3rd: John Holley – $6,297
4th: Matt Kaplan – $4,625
5th: Daren Stabinski – $3,455
6th: Nicholas Vita – $2,625
7th: Jason Wells – $2,028
8th: Wally Maddah – $1,593
9th: Tim Garles – $1,271
10th: Benjamin Parker – $1,030
11th: Arnaldo Alzualde – $1,030
12th: Kyle Adams – $1,030
13th: John Palace – $848
14th: Alex Rocha – $848
15th: Jeff Trudeau, Jr. – $848
16th: Vinny Moscati – $709
17th: Steven Snyder – $709
18th: John Alegria – $709
19th: Kindah Sakkal – $602
20th: Luis Maldonado – $602
21st: AJ Kelsall – $602

Event 6: David Prociak wins PLO ring ($14,114); Jon Borenstein takes 2nd ($8,721)

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 | Payouts

David Prociak

David Prociak began the heads up battle with a huge chip deficit but quickly erased it in two big hands.

The match evened out after his chips went in after a adtc3s flop with Borenstein’s ackc7c6h ahead of ah5s4c4h. Prociak made two pair on the river to double up and get back in the game.

Three hands later, there were three pot-sized bets in the middle before the flop. Borenstein opened to 60,000 from the button, Prociak raised to 180,000 and Borenstein put in another big bet to 540,000.

Prociak called to see the jc9d5h flop and all the chips went in the middle.

Prociak: 9c6d5d2c
Borenstein: kskcjd4d

“You have two pair?” a very surprised Borenstein asked.

Prociak was ahead with bottom two against Borenstein’s kings. Borenstein picked a flush draw on the 8d turn but the qc was a blank.

They counted down both stacks and Prociak’s 374,000 barely had Borenstein and the tournament was complete.

Full recap to come.

1st: David Prociak – $14,118 + WSOPC Gold ring
2nd: Jon Borenstein – $8,721

Jon Borenstein

Event 6: John Holley – 3rd Place ($6,297)

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2 of 181

John Holley

Jon Borenstein opened to 50,000 from the button and John Holley moved all in from the small blind for 88,000. David Prociak called along with Borenstein.

The two live players checked down the board until it read khjh5s4sjs and Borenstein bet 75,000 on the river.

“I’m dead,” said Holley.

Prociak mucked and Borenstein said “boat” before tabling jc8h7d4d for jacks over fours. Holley showed ahtd8d4c and hit the payout desk.

Jon Borenstein – 1,430,000 (72 bb)
John Holley – Eliminated in 3rd place ($6,297)

Event 6: John Holley Doubles through David Prociak

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3 of 181

John Holley limped the small blind and David Prociak got 48,000 in from the big. Holley called and the pair saw a flop.

Flop: 9d7d3c

Holly said pot and Prociak re-potted it. Holley got his last 128,000 in the middle.

Holley: qd8h7c6c
Prociak: ad8s5d4d

Turn and River: jsth

Prociak missed everything while Holley improved to a queen-high straight. Holley doubled.

John Holley – 340,000
David Prociak – 780,000

Event 6: Break Time Counts

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3 of 181

The three remaining players took off for another break in the action and they are back underway with David Prociak continuing to lead the way with half of the chips in play.

Seat 1: John Holley – 445,000 (28 bb)
Seat 2: David Prociak – 970,000 (61 bb)
Seat 3: Jon Borenstein – 393,000 (25 bb)

Event 6: Matt Kaplan – 4th Place ($4,625)

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3 of 181

Matt Kaplan

Matt Kaplan had the shortest stack of the four remaining players and put his last 115,000 in the middle after two bets between himself and Jon Borenstein.

Borenstein: qdjd9d9c
Kaplan: askd4s2c

Borenstein was ahead and improved on the qh6h5d flop.

“You have a gutshot,” Borentstein said.

“Now you have two gutshots!” Borenstein continued after the jh turn.

The 6d river missed his draws and Kaplan was sent out in fourth place.

Jon Borenstein – 275,000 (23 bb)
Matt Kaplan – Eliminated in 4th place ($4,625)

Event 6: Daren Stabinksi – 5th Place ($3,455)

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4 of 181

Daren Stabinski

David Prociak opened for 42,000 and Daren Stabinksi announced “pot” in the small blind for 138,000. Jon Borenstein quickly released and the flop came thts9s. Stabinski checked, Prociak bet 40,000 and Stabinski called to the 8s turn.

Both players checked, the river was tc, and Stabinski checked. Prociak said “all in” and Stabinski had a decision for his last 180,000.

After a few minutes, Stabinski tossed in a chip to call and they tabled their hands.

Stabinski: kcksjh5d
Prociak: td8h7h4s

Stabinski’s full house was second best to Prociak’s quads to send him out in fourth place.

David Prociak – 1,400,000 (117 bb)
Daren Stabinski – Eliminated in 5th place ($3,455)

Event 6: – Nicholas Vita – 6th Place ($2,625)

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5 of 181

Nicholas Vita

In a battle of the blinds — David Prociak in the small, Nicholas Vita in the big — the pair got 90,000 in the pot preflop.

Flop: jc6h5h

Prociak announced, “Pot,” and Vita willingly got his last 102,000 in the center.

Prociak: actd8c7c for an open-ended straight draw
Vita: adahjh3c for an over pair

Turn and River: 4s6c

Prociak hit his straight on the turn and Vita was eliminated in sixth place.

David Prociak – 841,000
Nicholas Vita – Eliminated in 6th place ($2,625)