Daytona Beach crowns HPT champ, International on tap



Nick Schwarmann of Orlando came to the final table as chipleader of the Heartland Poker Tour stop at Daytona Beach Kennel Club and never surrendered his lead, knocking out every opponent en route to winning $167,944.

After only a few hands heads-up, Schwarmann’s Q-6 flopped a six against Rebecca Koransky’s A-9, sending Koransky back to Longwood, Fla., with $83,970 in second place.

Koransky was followed by Travis Klein ($50,382), Rod Rodrigue ($39,186), Joe Stempek ($33,588) and Ronnie Lamb ($27,990).
HPT will return to the property twice in 2012, in early February and in the fall. This stop will air nationally in January. Also on hand for this event were Annie Duke and Greg Raymer, both surviving till Day 2 but falling short of the money.

INTERNATIONAL SERIES: The poker room’s signature tournament series returns Nov. 4-13, including a $30K guarantee main event that begins Nov. 11 (Day 1B will be Nov. 12) and has a $550 buy-in. Qualifiers will be held each day ($65 or $125) leading up to the main event.

Other highlights from the series include a $130 razz event Nov. 9 and a $130 PLO/8 tournament Nov. 10. For a look at the full schedule please see the ad on Page 37 of our PDF version.

HOLIDAY CHARITY CLASSIC: The Daytona Toyota Holiday Charity Classic is scheduled for noon on Nov. 20 at Daytona Beach Kennel Club.

The event, organized by the same staff that hosts the Deepstack Charity Classic in Daytona Beach each May, features a $150 buy-in with a $5,000 first-place prize.

All final-table players will earn seats in the May Deepstack Classic event in addition to cash and prizes. More than $3,000 in bounties will be awarded, as well as door prizes, and all entrants will receive lunch.

For more information call David Kane at (386) 872-8787 or email him at

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