Saturday, May 15, 2010
On a board of [Kc]7x3x, Luis Vazquez's opponent bet out 4,200. Vazquez made the call and the turn was the [9c].
This time, his opponent led out for 8,000. Again, Vazquez made the call.
The river came the [3c] and his opponent went into the tank. After a few moments, he moved all in for his last 40,000.
Vazquez studied the other player for a minute before tossing eight black 5,000 chips into the middle.
His opponent said, "You win." and tabled J-10 off suit for jack high.
Vazquez flipped up A-J for ace high and raked in a pot that boosted his stack to well over 200,000.
Kevin Schaffel, who finished 8th in last years WSOP Main Event, talks to Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum about the upcoming World Series of Poker and his action at the May Mega Stack Challenge at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
Scott Blake, who made a deep run in the $560 Mega Stack Challenge event, has just been eliminated on day one action.
A short-stacked Blake got all his chips in the middle with [Jc][9c] on a board of [Ts][8c][6c] against an opponent holding pocket eights.
The turn was the [Th], giving his opponent the full house and a meaningless [Ad] fell on the river.
The payout structure is as follows:
1st - $65,475
2nd - $35,769
3rd - $22,795
4th - $19,400
5th - $16,661
6th - $13,580
7th - $10,792
8th - $8,123
9th - $5,583
10th-12th - $4,607
13th-15th - $4,122
16th-20th - $3,637
Luiz Vazquez - 95,000
Spiro Mitrokostas - 64,000
Bernard Lee - 53,500
Kyle Loman - 46,000
Charlotte Chabot - 43,000
Paul Harris - 34,800
Dennis Phillips - 22,900
Kevin Schaffel - 21,000
left: Dennis Phillips, right: Kevin Schaffel
2008 WSOP 3rd place finisher Dennis Phillips and 2009 WSOP 8th place finishers Kevin Schaffel are serving as hosts for the 2010 May Mega Stack Challenge here at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
Both are in the field for today's Mega Stack Challenge Main Event.
2009 WSOP 8th place finisher Kevin Schaffel gets play started on day one of the 2010 May Mega Stack Challenge Main Event at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
$560 Mega Stack Challenge Champion Chris Ganias
Runner-up Alexi Lammi
Third Place Finisher Glenn McCaffrey
When we reached three-handed play, a deal was made with Chris Ganias receiving $44,527 and the victory, Alexi Lammi credited for second place and $25,137 and Glenn McCaffrey third place and $25,137.
Congratulations to Chris Ganias, champion of the $560 Mega Stack Challenge at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
Stay tuned tomorrow for coverage of the 2010 May Mega Stack Challenge Main Event starting at 11AM.
Chris Ganias raised to 175K preflop and Todd Freeman moved all in for his last 530K. Ganias made the call and they turned over:
The board came [Qd][8s][5c][8h][3h] and Ganias won the pot to eliminate Freeman in fourth place.
James Coghlan moved all in from the small blind for his last 295K and was called by Chris Ganias in the big blind. They turned over:
The board ran out [Ah][Tc][7d][9c][Qs] and Ganias made a pair of aces to win the pot and eliminate Coghlan in 5th place.
On a board of [8c][4c][2s], Ryan Batza was all in against Glenn McCaffrey. They showed:
The turn was the [Th] and the river came the [Jc]. McCaffrey's nines held up to eliminate Batza in 6th place.
Gary Kreymer moved all in for 585K preflop and was called by Glenn McCaffrey. They turned up:
The board came [6h][5d][3d][8s][9c] and McCaffrey won the pot and eliminated Kreymer in 7th place.