Saturday, August 21, 2010
One of the massage girls here in the tournament area was vigorously looking around on the floor for something. When Corrine was asked what she was looking for, she informed the table that she had lost a $100 bill somewhere.
After the bill was nowhere to be found, the players at the table decided to all pitch in to make sure the hard-working massage girl got her money.
Corrine clearly was very grateful to all the players who made sure she didn't go home short on her pay.
Score one for the good guys (poker players)...
Mega Stack Challenge Co-Host and 2009 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Darvin Moon has been eliminated from the Main Event. Darvin got all in with top pair against his opponent's flush draw on the flop but was unable to fade his opponent's outs.
With the elimination of Darvin Moon and the earlier knockout of Chris Moneymaker, Jonathan Duhamel is only host still alive in the Main Event.
The blinds have been increased to 600-1,200 with a 100 ante.
There are approximately 173 players remaining and the average chip stack is just under 74,000.
2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker talks to Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum about the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge and his upcoming schedule.
Ross Santos - 190,000
Vinny Pahuja - 150,000
Jonathan Duhamel - 110,000
Ralph Macri - 100,000
Chris McCormack - 95,000
Eric Siegel - 90,000
Mukul Pahuja - 84,100
Darvin Moon - 43,000
Ronnie Bardah - 19,100
After four players limped to see a flop of [Tc][4s][3c], one player made it 1,500 and Bernard Lee moved all in for his last 7,875. Everyone folded back to the original raised, who immediately made the call. They turned over:
Lee flopped a set and his opponent was four to the flush. The turn was the [Kd] but the river was the [9c], giving his opponent the flush and the pot.
Lee was eliminated from the Main Event of the Mega Stack Challenge.
There are approximately 247 players remaining and the chip average is just below 52,000.
After building up his stack early, 2010 WSOP Main Event 131st place finisher Ryan Eriquezzo got his opponent all in with A-10 against Eriquezzo's A-K on an ace high board. With only one card to go, Eriquezzo was in great shape to hold a monster stack early on. Instead, a ten peeled off on the river and left Eriquezzo on the wrong end of the pot.
He was eliminated shortly after.
Final payouts are as follows:
1st - $111,046
2nd - $64,253
3rd - $40,973
4th - $32,824
5th - $25,608
6th - $20,704
7th - $17,227
8th - $13,968
9th - $11,426
10th-12th - $7,915
13th-15th - $6,285
16th-20th - $4,888
21st-30th - $4,143
31st-35th - $3,817
Ryan Eriquezzo - 85,000
Jonathan Duhamel - 62,000
Chris McCormack - 62,000
Eric Siegel - 53,000
Darvin Moon - 42,000
Chris Moneymaker - 39,000
Will "The Thrill" Failla - 35,000
Bernard Lee - 30,000
Vinny Pahuja - 12,000
2010 WSOP Main Event November Nine chip leader Jonathan Duhamel talks to Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum about the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge and what he is doing in preparation for the November Nine.
There were no players eliminated in the first round of play.
On the river, Jonathan Duhamel led out on a queen high board for 5,500. He got one caller who flipped up A-Q for top pair, top kicker. However, Duhamel turned up pocket kings to win the pot and boost his stack close to 50,000 very early on Day One action
Jonathan Duhamel, Chris Moneymaker and Darvin Moon
WSOP Main Event Final Table chip leader Jonathan Duhamel just gave the "Shuffle Up and Deal" announcement and cards are in the air at the $1,650 Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge Main Event.
The blinds are starting at 25-50 and each player starts with 40,000 in chips.
Late registration is available.
We are just over two hours from the start of the $1,650 NLHE Mega Stack Challenge Main Event. Play kicks off at 11am and late registration will be available.
Come join 2010 WSOP Main Event Final Table chip leader Jonathan Duhamel, 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker and 2009 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Darvin Moon in today's $250,000 Guaranteed event!
Brad Harper is officially the champion of the $560 NLHE Mega Stack Challenge event at the Foxwoods Resorts Casino.
After the five-way deal, he takes home $35,615 and the trophy.
Congratulations Brad and be sure to join us tomorrow at 11am for the start of the $1,650 NLHE Mega Stack Challenge Main Event!
The following players all officially tie for second place and all take home $31,500:
Allison Schultz raised to 250,000 preflop and Brad Harper reraised to 500,000 total. Schultz made the call and the flop came down [Kh][9h][2s]. Schultz moved all in and Harper immediately made the call. They turned over:
Schultz had flopped top pair but was in bad shape behind Harper's set of kings. The turn was the [8s][ and the river was the [Ts]. Harper took the pot and eliminated Shultz in 6th place.
Jose Montes raised preflop to 225,000 and Steven Brackesy moved all in for just a few chips more. Montes made the call and they turned over:
The board came [Ts][4s][2h][7d][2s] and Montes paired his ten to win the pot.
Brackesy was eliminated in 7th place.
Nick Olivieri moved all in for his last 290,000 and was called by Jose Montes. They turned over:
The board came out [As][Tc][9h][7s][Jc] and Montes took the pot with his pair of kinds.
Olivieri was eliminated in 8th place.
Kenneth Sellers has just been eliminated from the tournament after two consecutive brutal hands.
First, Khalid Riley moved all in on a board of [8s][6s][2d] for 1,375,000. Sellers made the call and showed [Jd][Jh] to Riley's [7h][7s].
However, the turn came the [4s] and the river was the [As], giving Riley a flush and the pot.
On the very next hand, Allison Schultz raised to 170,000 and Sellers reraised from the big blind to 475,000. Schultz moved all in, having Sellers covered, and Sellers made the call. They turned up:
The board ran out [Kd][Td][3c][2h][5h] and Schultz paired her king to win the pot.
Sellers was eliminated in 9th place.
Tommy Leonard moved all in for his last 425,000 from the button and was called by Allison Schultz in the small blind. They turned over:
The board ran out [Kc][Tc][5d][3s][Qh] and Schultz's ace high won the pot.
Leonard was eliminated in 10th place.