Staying out of the path of steamroller Hyndi Khomutetsky in the early going paid off for Daniel Silva, as he overcame a huge chip deficit to win the Heartland Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at Daytona Beach Racing and Card Room.
Silva earns $95,057 – including an entry in the Nov. 9-13 HPT Season Championship $2,500 at Ameristar East Chicago – for the win, with Khomutetsky collecting $56,527 as runner-up.
The final table appeared to be one that would finish incredibly fast as Khomutetsky eliminated payer-after-player, cutting the field down to three players in fewer than three hours of final table play.
Heads-up went more than two hours, though, with Silva struggling to be only a 2-1 dog at times, falling as far back as 5-1 on a few occasions. The tourney accelerated once he gained the chiplead, finishing just three hands after Silva gained the chip advantage.
Take a look here at our final table recap and the entire main event coverage.