Friday, May 14, 2010
Frank Melgar moved all in for his last 90K. Gary Kreymer then moved all in from the button for a total of 235K. Todd Freeman called from the big blind and they turned over:
The board ran out [9d][3d][2h][2d][Td] and Kreymer's makes the nut flush to win the whole pot.
Melgar is eliminated in 8th place.
Glenn McCaffrey raised to 90K and Todd Freeman called. Attilo Bitondo called all in for his last 70K from the button. The flop came [Ts][6h][5c] and McCaffrey led out for 125K. Freeman folded and they turned up:
The turn was the [6d] and the river came the [8h]. McCaffrey won the pot with his pair of tens and eliminated Bitondo in 9th place.
Juan Catala shoved all in from the small blind and was called by Glenn McCaffrey in the big blind. They turned over:
The board ran out [Qd][7s][5c][6d][Tc] and McCaffrey's four held up to win the pot and eliminate Catala in 10th place.
1. Todd Freeman 822,000
2. Attilio Bitondo 1,134,000
3. Ryan Batza 908,000
4. Alexi Lammi 1,014,000
5. James Coghlan 1,511,000
6. Chris Ganias 1,119,000
7. Frank Melgar 241,000
8. Gary Kreymer 619,000
9. Juan "Majic" Catala 350,000
10. Glenn McCaffrey 591,000
Soeun Soer moved all in preflop for his last 42,000. Ami Sharma then reraised to 100,000. Behind him, Todd Freeman moved all in and Sharma called all in for his last 150,000. They turned over:
The flop came [Ks][8d][3c], giving Freeman a set and a virtual lock on the hand and double elimination.
The turn came the [7s], giving Soer an smaller set and the very slimmest of hopes.
However, the table erupted when Soer hit the [7d] on the river, giving him quads and tripling him up!!!
Freeman took the monster side pot with his kings full and is now over 800,000 chips.
With 46 players remaining and top 45 spots finishing in the money, the bubble is burst at the Foxwoods $560 Mega Stack Challenge event.
David Giribaldi ended day one with 91,400 in chips. However, he called this morning and had an emergency that he had to attend to and would not be able to make today's action.
Despite that, Giribaldi has made the money. We are down to 41 players and Giribaldi's stack still has 12,000 worth of chips, which is less than one orbit.
Alex "ags104" Santiago talks to Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum about his recent SCOOP victory and FTOPS final table as well as his plans for the upcoming WSOP.
Ernie Hou has had an up and down two days here at the $560 Mega Stack event, taking some of he most brutal beats.
Yesterday, Ernie called a players all in after the turn of a nine high board with J-9. His opponent turned over Q-T and spiked the queen on the river.
He built his stack back up and got another opponent all in with pocket eights against Hou's pocket kings. A king on the flop gave Hou a monster lead. However, his opponent caught runner runner eight eight to make quads.
On the first hand of the day, Hou had yet another opponent all in on a board of K-K-x-x-x. Once again, Hou was on the wrong end as his K-Q lost to his opponent's A-K.
Despite all of those beats, Hou has survived and continues to build his stack with only 60 players remaining.
The blinds are now 2K-4K with 400 ante.
Top 45 players finish in the money and we will play down to a winner today.
The top chip stacks going into today are:
Todd Freeman 563,000
Gary Kreymer 457,000
Alexi Lanni 452,700
Dennis Phillips is eliminated from the $560 Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge with less than 100 players remaining.
There are just over 60 players remaining with top 45 finishing in the money.
Play will resume tomorrow at noon.
Stay tuned to www.FoxwoodsLive.com for all the updates, photos and videos from the Mega Stack Challenge.
After fighting a short stack for most of the day, Kevin Schaffel got all of his chips in the middle preflop with pocket aces against his opponent's pocket nines. The aces held and Schaffel over now over 100K as we near the end of play on day one.