Monday, March 18, 2019 8:44 PM Local Time
2019 Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event Champion Ryan Eriquezzo
March 18, 2019 (Harrah's Atlantic City) - The latest winner in the World Series of Poker Circuit is Ryan Eriquezzo (pictured), who has taken down the Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event for $124,397! This first place finish adds ring number four to Eriquezzo's resume, and also brings his life time WSOP career earnings to just under a million. He will also be automatically given a 2019 Global Casino Championship to go along with his six figure cash.
There was a total of 357 entry slips sold for the $1,700 main event, with just nine of those slips making it to the final day. Eriquezzo sat down on Day 3 in the middle of the pack, hovering around that position until the table dropped down to the final six, where his short-handed game started to shine. The Danbury, Connecticut native shifted into aggressive mode and the run-good followed as he built up a lead that could not be overtaken...READ MORE
Monday, March 18, 2019 6:20 PM Local Time
2019 Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event Champion Ryan Eriquezzo
Ryan Eriquezzo opens to 240,000 from the button, Denis Gnidash calls and the flop comes down . Gnidash checks to Eriquezzo who continues for 160,000 and Gnidash moves all in for 1,970,000.
Eriquezzo snap-calls, tabling for the nut straight, Gnidash looks of disgust as he turns over for top pair. The falls on the turn and Gnidash is now drawing dead to the on the river.
Denis Gnidash is eliminated in second place, pocketing a respectable $76,904 for his efforts.
Second Place Finisher Denis Gnidash
Monday, March 18, 2019 6:07 PM Local Time
Denis Gnidash opens to 240,000 from the small blind and Ryan Eriquezzo calls.
Players see a flop of that is checked through to the turn. Eriquezzo fires 250,000 and Gnidash calls.
The fills up the river. Eriquezzo fires again and Gnidash folds.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 8,400,000 (70 bb)
Denis Gnidash - 2,400,000 (20 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 6:02 PM Local Time
Ryan Eriquezzo opens to 260,000 from the button, Denis Gnidash calls and the flop comes down . Action checks to Eriquezzo, he bets 200,000 and Gnidash check-calls.
A peels off on the turn and both players check to the on the river. Gnidash reaches for chips, pushing in 520,000 and Eriquezzo hits the tank. After a moment of thought Eriquezzo announces all in, Gnidash snap-folds and Eriquezzo pulls in the pot.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 7,910,000 (65 bb)
Denis Gnidash - 2,800,000 (23 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:57 PM Local Time
Ryan Eriquezzo shoves from the small blind and Denis Gnidash, in the big blind, snap-calls.
The board comes and Gnidash doubles up.
Denis Gnidash - 4,100,000 (34 bb)
Ryan Eriquezzo - 6.610,000 (55 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:54 PM Local Time
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:46 PM Local Time
Denis Gnidash took down the first two pots, but it has been Ryan Eriquezzo ever since, raising and three-betting every hand.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 8,360,000
Denis Gnidash - 2,350,000
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:30 PM Local Time
Kurt Lichtman Eliminated in Third Place
Ryan Eriquezzo moves all in from the small blind, Kurt Lichtman thinks for several moments, ultimately he calls for his remaining stack of 2,060,000 and players turn over their hands.
The flop comes down and Eriquezzo takes the lead with his pair of nines. A on the turn and on the river changes nothing as Eriquezzo wins the hand, sending Lichtman out the door in third place.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 8,170,000 (81 bb)
Kurt Lichtman - Eliminated
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:21 PM Local Time
Ryan Eriquezzo opens to 200,000 on the button. Denis Gnidash, in the big blind, calls.
The dealer spreads a flop of . Gnidash checks. Eriquezzo bets 220,000. Gnidash check-calls.
The turn comes the and is checked around to the river. Gnidash throws in a bet of 280,000 and Eriquezzo gives up his hand.
Denis Gnidash - 2,720,000 (27 bb)
Ryan Eriquezzo - 6,120,000 (61 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:18 PM Local Time
Kurt Lichtman opens to 240,000 from the small blind, Denis Gnidash defends his big and the dealer fans out on the flop. Lichtman pushes in 200,000 and Gnidash calls.
A falls on the turn, both players check and the lands as a river card. Both players check, Lichtman announces tens and Gnidash says "No good," as he tables for a rivered pay of jacks.
Denis Gnidash - 2,300,000 (23 bb)
Kurt Lichtman - 1,850,000 (18 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:06 PM Local Time
Denis Gnidash completes the small blind, Ryan Eriquezzo checks the big and the flop comes down . Action checks to Eriquezzo, he bets 120,000 and Gnidash check-calls.
The falls on the turn, both players check and the hits the felt as a river card. Gnidash bets 340,000, Eriquezzo hits the tank, in the end he raises to 800,000 and Gnidash folds, sending the pot to Eriquezzo.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 5,960,000 (59 bb)
Denis Gnidash - 2,200,000 (22 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 4:56 PM Local Time
Denis Gnidash limps from the small blind. Ryan Eriquezzo, in the big blind, three-bets to 300,000. Gnidash calls.
A flop reading is dealt and checked through to the turn. Gnidash bets 420,000. Eriquezzo calls.
The completes the board. Both players opt to check. Gnidash shows and Eriquezzo sends his hand to the muck.
Denis Gnidash - 3,130,000 (31 bb)
Ryan Eriquezzo - 5,200,000 (52 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 4:33 PM Local Time
Monday, March 18, 2019 4:20 PM Local Time
The remaining three players will now be taking a 15-minute break.
Monday, March 18, 2019 4:12 PM Local Time
Richard Hanheide Eliminated in Fourth Place
Kurt Lichtman opens to 170,000 from the button, Richard Hanheide defends his big blind and the dealer flips over on the flop.
Hanheide moves all in for around 780,000 and before he can even finish pushing his chips in the middle Lichtman calls, tabling for a flopped set of cowboys.
Hanheide shows for a flopped straight and is ahead. A falls on the turn, changing nothing as Lichtman needs to hit to take down the pot.
The river comes down a , giving Lichtman a full house and the pot, eliminating Hanheide from the tournament in fourth place for a respectable $41,613.
Kurt Lichtman - 3,350,000 (43 bb)
Richard Hanheide - Eliminated
Monday, March 18, 2019 4:04 PM Local Time
Ryan Eriquezzo opens to 170,000 on the cutoff. Richard Hanheide, in the big blind, calls.
A flop of is dealt and checked through to the turn. Hanheide checks. Eriquezzo bets 130,000. Hanheide check-calls.
The fills up the river. Hanheide checks for a third time. Eriquezzo throws in one last bet of 310,000 and Hanheide tank-calls.
Eriquezzo shows for trips and Hanheide sends his hand to the muck.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 5,100,000 (63 bb)
Richard Hanheide - 1,050,000 (13 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 3:46 PM Local Time
Richard Hanheide opens to 160,000 from the button, Ryan Eriquezzo calls in the small blind and Kurt Lichtman defends his big. A flop of hits the board and action checks to Hanheide who bets 200,000.
Eriquezzo check-raises to 550,000 and both of his opponents quickly muck their hands, sending another pot to the chip leader.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 4,170,000 (52 bb)
Richard Hanheide - 1,460,000 (18 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 3:42 PM Local Time
Denis Gnidash opens to 160,000 from the button, Ryan Eriquezzo calls in the big blind and the dealer spreads on the flop. Action checks to Gnidash, he bets around 180,000 and Eriquezzo check-calls.
A hits the felt as a turn card and Eriquezzo pushes in a bet of 280,000. Gnidash calls, the hits on the river and both players check. Eriquezzo tables for a pair of cowboys and Gnidash mucks his hand, sending the pot to Eriquezzo.
Ryan Eriquezzo - 3,400,000 (45 bb)
Denis Gnidash - 2,400,000 (30 bb)
Monday, March 18, 2019 3:19 PM Local Time
Monday, March 18, 2019 3:06 PM Local Time
Ryan McKnight moves all in on the button for 1,030,000. Kurt Lichtman, in the big blind, calls.
The runout is and Lichtman wins the pot, sending McKnight to the rail in 5th place.
Kurt Lichtman - 3,400,000 (56 bb)
Ryan McKnight - Eliminated