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Friday, February 12, 2016

Event #10 Players Now on Break

Event #10 ($300 NLH Big Stack) players are now on their first fifteen minute break of the day.  When they return they will play level 6, 150/300 blinds, with a 25 ante. 

There are currently 120 entries in today's event, and anyone wishing to enter/re-enter will have until the start of level 11 to do so. 

Event #10 - William Jesson Takes From Brett Johnson


William Jesson Shifts in His Seat at Brett Johnson Contemplates a Call
In May of 2015 William Jesson took ninth place in this same $300 NLH Big Stack event here at Foxwoods.  This time around, he is looking for a win, and is starting off strong in his pursuit. 

On a board reading [ac][9d][5d], Jesson checks in middle position, and Brett Johnson bets 1,500 on the button.  Jesson calls. 

Jesson again check-calls a bet of 2,700 when the [3c] comes on the turn. 

When the river comes the [2s], Jesson leads out for 5,000 by raising the single red chip high above the table and dropping it into the middle.  Johnson goes into the tank.  After two minutes of contemplating his decision Johnson hesitantly throws a red chip into the middle to call. 

"Two pair," Jesson says as he turns over [2c][5c].  Johnson throws his cards into the muck. 

Jesson is now sitting with around 34,000, and Johnson with 16,000. 

Event #10 ($300 NLH Big Stack) Now Under Way

 The $300 No Limit Hold Em Big Stack tournament is now under way.

This tournament comes with a $25,000 guarantee, 30,000 in chips, and players are allowed to enter and re-enter until the start of level 11.  The first 25 levels will be 20 minutes in length, and levels 26+ will be 30 minutes in length.

A full structure sheet is available here.


February Mega Stack Challenge - Event #8 - $400 NLH - Final Results

Place Name Prize
1 Bradley St. Vincent, Bristol, RI $30,500 + $5k Aruba Pkg.
2 Daniel Fairweather, Essex, MA $25,060 + $5k Aruba Pkg.
3 Stephen Ć¢€œDakotaĆ¢€ Happas, Braintree, MA $14,702
4 Jonas Bendiks, Melrose, MA $11,027
5 David Drury, Acton, MA $8,291
6 Andres Benitez, Jefferson, MA $6,667
7 Kareem Marshall, Cambridge, MA $5,470
8 John Dimeglio, Milton, NY $4,274
9 Timothy Lydon, Dorchester Center, MA $3,354
10 Peter Gelzhinsky, Newton Center, MA $2,427
11 Ryan Stanhope, Hartford, CT $2,427
12 Rajendra Patel, Meriden, CT $2,427
13 Jonathan Nykvist, Needham, MA $2,102
14 Matthew Sedgeman, Hanson, MA $2,102
15 Xin Pan, Quincy, MA $2,102
16 Welther Marmol, Providence, RI $1,777
17 William Morales, Waltham, MA $1,777
18 Vivian Leslie, Washington, DC $1,777
19 Kevin Wang, Bronx, NY $1,555
20 Daniel Coldrick, Wappingers Falls, NY $1,555
21 Ian Burr, Walpole, NH $1,555
22 Steven Saklad, Hartsdale, NY $1,350
23 Arndre Martin, Hopewell Junction, NY $1,350
24 Anthony Moretti, Wakefield, RI $1,350
25 Timothy Chien, Bedford, NH $1,179
26 Luke Baughman, North Providence, RI $1,179
27 Solomon Yi, Stamford, CT $1,179
28 Gerald Aiello, Wincester, MA $1,025
29 Christopher Chan, Boston, MA $1,025
30 Bruce Peterson, Portland, ME $1,025
31 Zachary Macaro, Lawrence, MA $1,025
32 Joseph Germain, Worcester, MA $1,025
33 Roland Israelashvili, Forest Hills, NY $1,025
34 Michael McKay, Baldwinsville, NY $1,025
35 Sean Barringer, Saugerties, NY $1,025
36 David Tahajian, Belmont, MA $1,025
37 Gene Santora, Manhasset, NY $888
38 Louis Scianna, Oxford, CT $888
39 Roger Frisch, Wilton, CT $888
40 J Scott Berberian, Northbridge, MA $888
41 Johanssy Joseph, Vernon, CT $888
42 Andrei Ebrahimpour, Kingston, RI $888
43 Charles Bunker, Putnam, CT $888
44 Anthony Colangelo, riverside, CT $888
45 Glen Pierce, Sebago, ME $888
46 Donato Dandreo, Salem, MA $769
47 Patrick McConnell, Meriden, CT $769
48 Jose Tronilo, Pawtucket, RI $769
49 Conner Winn, Pembroke, MA $769
50 Attilio Bitondo, Great Neck, NY $769
51 Justin Dipietro, Natick, MA $769
52 Paula Robbins, Newington, CT $769
53 Christopher Petteruti, Cranston, RI $769
54 Alessandro Montecalvo, Worcester, MA $769
55 Morgan Litwin, Brookfield, CT $700
56 Sorin Ciobanu, Seabrook, NH $700
57 Zachary Decaro, Wethersfield, CT $700
58 Dilipkumar Patel, New Bedford, MA $700
59 Vito Masi, Troy, NY $700
50 Huifang Zhang, Beverly Hills, CA $700
61 Gary Caporuscio, Wappingers Falls, NY $700
62 Matthew Piscatelli, Norwich, CT $700
63 Ed Maley, Cromwell, CT $700

Schedule For Fri. Feb. 12th Mega Stack Challenge

9am:
$60 No Limit Hold Em

11am:
Event #10, $300 NLH Big Stack
$25,000 Guaranteed
($260 Buy-in / $40 Entry Fee)
With Re-Entries
Players start with 30,000 in non-value tournament chips
Levels 1-25: 20 minutes
Levels 26+: 30 minutes
Registration open until the start of level 11
Full structure is available here.

3pm:
$200 Mega Super Satellite (win a $1,650 voucher)
2 seats guaranteed

6pm:
$200 Mega Super Satellite (win a $1,650 voucher)
10 seats guaranteed

8:30pm:
$100 No Limit Hold Em Bounty.

A full schedule for this Mega Stack Series is available here.

Brad St. Vincent Wins Event #8 and PPC Aruba Package


After a chop deal Brad St. Vincent will take home $30,500, the trophy, and the $5,000 PPC Aruba package.  Dan Fairweather will take $25,060, and the second $5,000 PPC Aruba package.

Thank you to all that tuned in to the live broadcast. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Event #8 Final Table With Chip Counts

Seat 1 - James Bendiks - 1,195,000
Seat 2 - Dan Fairweather - 1,905,000
Seat 3 - Kareem Marshall - 1,020,000
Seat 4 - Brad St. Vincent - 1,365,000
Seat 5 - Andres Benitez - 2,070,000
Seat 6 - Steve Happas - 985,000
Seat 7 - John Dimeglio - 590,000
Seat 8 -Timothy Lydon - 420,000
Seat 9 - David Drory - 785,000
Seat 10 - Peter Gelzhinsky - 295,000

Broadcasting live at www.foxwoodslive.com with commentary by Chris 'Fox' Wallace, and "Minnesota Molly" Mossey.

Event #9 ($300 NLH Bounty) Update

Event #9 is down to the final 30 players, with 18 players making the money.  They are currently playing level 16, with 1,500/3,000 blinds and a 500 ante. 


Shout Out From Andres Benitez - Event #8

Andres Benitez - Current Chip Leader w/ 14 Remaining
Andres Benitez would like to thank all of his friends and coworkers that have spent the day watching the blog updates and live feed, when they were supposed to be selling servers :)

Live Feed Update - Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC)

The live stream on foxwoodslive.com may be down for a few minutes while we run some tests in preparation for the commentary and live stream of the final table. 

We will get everything back up and running ASAP. 

Thank you for your patience while we work to bring you the most stellar final table feed possible. 

Final Two Tables With Chip Counts - Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC)

Feature Table:
Seat 1 - Matthew Sedgeman - 242,000
Seat 2 - Jon Nykvist - 650,000
Seat 3 - Kareem Marshall - 902,000
Seat 4 - Vivian Leslie - 240,000
Seat 5 - Timothy Lydon - 200,000
Seat 6 - Peter Gelzhinsky - 1,045,000
Seat 7 - Dan Fairweather - 360,000
Seat 8 - David Drory - 355,000
Seat 9 - John Dimeglio - 530,000

Second Table:
Seat 1 - Steve Happas - 860,000
Seat 2 - Weither Marmol - 350,000
Seat 3 - Will Morales - 510,000
Seat 4 - Not Reported - 630,000
Seat 5 - Andres Benitez - 907,000
Seat 6 - Ryan Stanhope - 867,000
Seat 7 - Jonas Bendiks - 470,000
Seat 8 - Brad St. Vincent - 415,000
Seat 9 - Raj Patel - 875,000

Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC) Players Dinner Break

The final 18 players in Event #8 are now on a 60 minute dinner break.  They will return to 12,000/24,000 blinds and a 4,000 ante. 

Event #9 ($300 NLH Bounty) Prize Pool Information

There were a total of 158 entries in today's $300 No Limit Hold Em Bounty Event.

The top 18 places will be paid out as follows:

1 - $8,307
2 - $5,399
3 - $3,578
4 - $2,684
5 - $2,045
6 - $1,661
7 - $1,342
8 - $1,086
9 - $863
10-12 - $607
13-15 - $543
16-18 - $511

Total Prize Pool:  $31,948

Vincent Rosarbo Double Up in Event #9 ($300 NLH BOUNTY)

A Friend of Vincent Rosarbo Looks On After His Double Up
Event #9 ($300 NLH BOUNTY)
Blinds: 200/4400  Ante: 50
 
On a board reading [qh][js][8d][3h], Vincent Rosarbo checks in the cutoff, and the button bets 7,000.  Rosarbo calls.

When the river comes the [2s], Rosarbo again checks, the button shoves all in, and Rosarbo quickly calls, turning over [ad][as].

The button says, "You win," as he turns over [7h][8h].

Rosarbo is awarded a full double up, and is now sitting with 55,000 in chips. 

Brad St. Vincent - Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC)


Brad St. Vincent is currently sitting with one of the biggest stacks in Event #8.  There are 46 players remaining at the moment, all of them officially in the money. 

Kinnon Smallbone Chipping Up in Event #9 ($300 NLH Bounty)

Kinnon Smallbone
Event #9 ($300 NLH Bounty)
Blinds: 100/200 Ante: 25

On a board reading [ad][3d][2s], the player in the small blind bets 1,500, Kinnon Smallbone raises to 4,000 in the cutoff, and the small blind calls. 

Both players check the [qc] turn. 

When the [7d] comes on the river, the small blind checks, and Smallbone shoves all in for 3,675.  The small blind thinks for over a minute before ultimately folding [ah][qs] (two pair) face up. 

Smallbone does not show his cards. 

No Hand For Hand, Bubbble Burst in Event #8

PPC Regular Vivian Leslie
With 65 players remaining, two players were eliminated on separate tables, and now all remaining players are officially in the money and guaranteed at least $700. 

Everyone has their eye on the top two spots, which guarantees not only their share of the prize pool, but also a $5,000 package to the PPC Aruba Championship.  For more information please see www.ppcpokertour.com. And for a full list of payouts for Event #8 please see think link.

Event #8 - Russell Sanzeri Eliminated By Steve Happas


Steve 'Dakota' Happas
On a board reading [as][5h][2d][10d], Russell Sanzeri moves his stack in from of him, shoving all in for nearly 80,000, and Steve Happas quickly calls.

Sanzeri: [qc][10c] (pair of tens)
Happas: [ac][ad] (set of aces)

The [kh] comes on the river, sending Sanzeri home just short of the money.

Happas is now sitting with around 150,000 in chips.

There are now 66 players remaining, with 63 getting paid.

Nearing the Money Bubble in Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC)

We are now down to just 69 players, with 63 of them making the money in Event #8. 

Event #8 - John Yanni Eliminated By John Dimeglio

John Dimeglio Contemplates His Decision
Action folds around to Matthew Sedgeman in the cutoff who raises to 11,000.  The button folds, and with action on John Yanni in the small blind, he shoves all in. 

John Dimeglio asks for a count in the the big blind.  Upon hearing the total of 60,500 he says, "I need a minute here guys." 

After a minute of thinking about it, Dimeglio reshoves over the top of Yanii, and the original raiser Sedgeman folds his hand. 

Dimeglio: [ad][qd]
Yanni: [7c][7s]

The [jh][8d][4c] flop is safe for Yanni, but unfortunately the [qc] turn gives Dimeglio a higher pair.  The [kd] on the river does not improve his hand, and Yanni is sent home within ten players of making the money.  

Event #8 - Bruce Peterson Doubles Through Dan Fairweather


On a board reading [10h][8c][4h], Bruce Peterson is all in and has been called by Dan Fairweather.

Peterson:  [qd][10d]
Fairweather: [ah][ks]

The [10c] on the turn and [2d] on the river ensures a full double up for Peterson.

"How do you call pre there," Fairweather asks as Peterson is stacking his chips. 

Bruce Peterson - 125,000
Dan Fairweather - 150,000

Reminder - Feature Table Streaming Live - Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC)

As a reminder, we are streaming a feature table of Event #8 on www.foxwoodslive.com.

Cards In the Air - Event #9 $300 NLH Bounty

Event #9 has just kicked off, and players are taking their seats.  This $300 buy-in event provides 20,000 in chips, and players are allowed to enter and re-enter up until the start of level 9 (all levels are 30 minutes in length).

A full structure for this event can be found here

Cards In the Air for Day 2 of Event #8 ($400 NLH PPC)

The 101 players combined from flights A and B have just taken their seats, and play has begun.  This event will be paying out 63 spots in addition to the two $5,000 PPC Tour Aruba packages awarded to the top two finishers. 

For more information on the PPC please see www.ppcpokertour.com.

February Mega Stack Challenge - Event #8 - $400 NLH - Returning Players for Day 2

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
12-1 Benitez, Andres 365,000
4-5 Marshall, Kareem 298,500
3-1 Baughman, Luke 269,000
3-6 Scianna, Louis 265,000
5-6 Farnen, Don 263,000
12-9 Lydon, Timothy 258,500
6-7 Sedgeman, Matthew 257,000
5-4 St. Vincent, Brad 255,000
3-9 Yi, Solomon 255,000
1-8 Israelashvili, Roland 215,500
4-3 Barringer, Sean 200,500
9-1 Saklad, Steve 188,000
2-4 Leslie, Viian 182,000
4-6 Patel, Dilip 166,500
5-7 Marmol, Welther 166,000
11-1 Silva, Hendricks 166,000
2-3 Macri, Ralph 163,500
11-7 Wang, Kevin 151,500
4-9 Morales, Will 151,000
9-7 DiPietro, Justin 142,000
10-2 Nykvist, Jon 140,000
9-8 Birmingham, David 135,000
9-9 Tronilo, Jose 132,000
1-7 Happas, Steve 130,000
8-9 Pan, Xin Feng 129,000
10-3 Moretti, Tony 123,500
6-8 Bitondo, Attilio 121,500
10-6 Perez, Jaimen 121,000
3-2 Gelzhinsky, Peter 120,000
11-4 Winn, Conner 118,000
12-4 Kaufmann, Wayne 117,000
12-7 Stanhope, Ryan 117,000
3-5 Ricciuti, Bob 112,000
1-3 Fairweather, Dan 110,500
8-5 Goff, Kyle 108,000
7-8 Joseph, Johanssy 107,000
9-5 Caporuscio, Gary 106,500
8-1 Frisch, Roger 106,500
10-7 McKay, Michael 106,500
2-8 Tahajian, David 105,000
6-5 Piscatelli, Matthew 103,500
3-3 Bunker, Charles 99,500
5-2 Reppucci, Michael 98,500
1-2 Decaro, Zack 96,000
2-7 Corcione, Bobby 95,500
6-2 Macaro, Zachary 95,500
5-9 Petteruti, Christopher 94,000
8-2 Dandreo, Puck 90,500
2-9 Patel, Raj 89,000
3-7 Drory, Joseph 88,000
10-9 Zhang, Hui Fang 88,000
4-8 Colangelo, Anthony 87,000
12-2 Tobin, Justin 87,000
6-1 Dimeglio, John 85,000
1-9 Peterson, Bruce 83,000
7-3 Ciobanu, Sorin 82,500
11-2 Germain, Joe 82,000
8-7 Reyes, Elvis 79,000
2-2 Aiello, Gerald 78,500
10-8 Burr, Ian 77,500
9-2 Maley, Ed 77,500
6-6 Cuppone, Anthony 77,000
12-6 Chan, Alan 76,000
4-1 Pasquale, Mike 76,000
7-2 Lavoie, Michael 74,500
9-6 Cherry, Tommy 71,500
7-7 Pierce, Glen 69,000
2-6 Berberian, J. Scott 66,500
1-1 Stewart, Dan 65,000
12-5 Masi, Vito 63,000
7-6 Bendiks, Jonas 62,500
5-3 Durgin, Kevin 61,500
7-9 Litwin, Morgan 61,500
5-5 Ebrahimpour, Andrei 61,000
6-3 Coldrick, Dan 60,000
11-8 Chan, Christopher 59,000
7-4 Gulati, Tarun 59,000
4-4 Pedersen, Chris 58,000
11-5 Persaud, Krishen 55,500
6-4 He, Jiahuan 55,000
1-6 Sanzeri, Russell 54,500
10-4 Caputo, John 52,000
12-8 McDonald, Nicholas 50,000
8-3 Santora, Gene 50,000
6-9 Yanni, John 50,000
8-6 Abrahamson, Patrick 49,000
8-8 Murray, John 48,000
2-1 Chen, Timothy 44,500
3-8 Cambareri, Carmelo 41,000
7-1 Rosarbo, Vincent 40,000
10-5 Huvelle, Nathan 39,000
4-2 Negron, Gabriel 39,000
9-3 Drory, David 37,500
11-6 Manning, Chris 37,000
3-4 Montecalvo, Alessandro 35,500
11-3 Larsen, Nick 35,000
9-4 Robbins, Paula 35,000
5-1 Martin, Arndre 33,500
2-5 McConnell, Patrick 23,000
1-5 Santos, Mike 23,000
4-7 Lazelle, Glenn 22,500

Schedule For Thurs. Feb. 11th Mega Stack Challenge

9am:
$60 No Limit Hold Em

12pm:
Event #8 $400 NLH PPC Event - Day 2

12pm:
Event #9, $300 NLH Bounty
($219 Buy-in / $40 Entry Fee / $50 Bounty)
With Re-Entries
Players start with 20,000 in non-value tournament chips
Levels: 30 minutes
Registration open until the start of level 9
Full structure is available here.

3pm:
$200 Mega Super Satellite (win a $1,650 voucher)
2 seats guaranteed

8:30pm:
$100 No Limit Hold Em Bounty.

A full schedule for this Mega Stack Series is available here.