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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

1st Place: Eric Siegel ($31,301)

Steven Shackleton was all in preflop with [Ks][5s] against the [Ad][Kd] of Eric Siegel.  Steven was able to spike a pair on the [Jh][9d][5c] flop, but Eric picked up a flush draw on the [Jd] turn.  The [Qd] river completed Eric's flush, sending Steven to the rail in 2nd place.

Eric Siegel will take home $31,301 for his 1st place finish, and he will take home the Foxwoods Mega Stack trophy.  Congratulations!

2nd Place: Steven Shackleton ($19,302)

Steven Shackleton stands as he sees the river deliver the winning flush to his opponent

Eric Siegel takes the chip lead

Eric Siegel was outchipped almost 3 to 1 against Steven Shackleton before these two hands.

On the first, Eric doubled up holding [Ac][4d] against Steven's [Kh][3h].  The [Ad][9s][Kc][Qh][7d] board gave Eric the winning pair of aces, and he got a double-up to almost even out the stacks.

On the very next hand, Eric was all in again, this time holding [Ah][2s] to Steven's [Kh][Jd].  Again, the best hand held up through the [9d][4s][6d][5s][Td] board.

Steven was left with a little over 400,000, but was able to double up a few hands later with [Ah][8s] against Eric's [Qc][Ts].

3rd Place: Albert Muir ($14,160)

Albert Muir has been eliminated in 3rd place when his ace ten failed to improve against the ace king of Eric Siegel.  Albert will earn $14,160 for his efforts.

Eric Siegel doubles through Albert Muir

Eric Siegel was all in preflop holding [Kd][Kc] against the A-Q of Albert Muir.  The [Qd][Th][7c] gave Eric a bit of a scare, but the five outer never materialized through the [Tc] turn and [2s] river.

4th Place: Michael Nye ($10,493)

Michael Nye was all in with [Jc][Ts] against the A-[7s] of Steven Shackleton.  Michael found a pair on the J-7-A flop, but Steven's two pair would be hard to overcome.  The [Ks] turn and [Th] river failed to improve Michael's hand, and he will exit this tournament in 4th place.  He will earn $10,493 for his efforts.

Eric Siegel doubles through Steven Shackleton

Eric Siegel was all in for his tournament life holding [Kh][9h] vs. the [Ad][Kc] of Steven Shackleton.  Eric would need a lot of help, and he did find a flush draw on the [Jh][8c][3h].  The [7h] on the turn was just what Eric needed, though the card devastated Steven.  The [Ac] gave Steven a losing top pair hand, and Eric earned the double up.

5th Place: Carl Priest ($7,899)

Carl Priest was all in preflop by the [Ah][2h] and was called by Albert Muir holding [Ks][Qc].  The flop fell [5d][6h][9h], jeeping Carl in front with ace high and giving him a flush draw.  Albert would need a king or a queen, but the [Tc] on the turn gave him a gutshot as well.  The river fell the [Jd], filling Albert's gutshot and sending Carl to the rail in 5th place, good for $7,899.

6th Place: Haralambos Saridis ($6,022)

Haralambos Saridis moved all in from the cutoff before Steven Shackleton snap called his all in from the button.  Action was on Carl Priest in the small blind, who tanked for a few minutes before finally folding what he later claimed was pocket nines.  Albert Muir folded [Ac][2c] in the big blind, and the two players tabled their hands:

Haralambos [Td][9d]
Steven [Ks][Kh]

With pocket nines in the muck, Steven had little to worry about.  The [3s][Qc][4d] changed nothing, but the [Kd] opened up straight and flush draws for Haralambos.  The [Kc] hit the river, however, to give Steven quad kings and send Haralambos to the rail in 6th place, good for $6,022.

Eric Siegel doubles through Haralambos Saridis

Eric Siegel was all in preflop holding the [9h][9d] against the [Ac][6c] of Haralambos Saridis.  The [4s][Ad][8c] was unfavorable to Eric, and the [7c] on the turn left Eric drawing to just one out, as the [9c] would give Haralambos the nut flush.  Amazingly, the [9s] fell on the river to give Eric the winning set.

7th Place: John Germano ($4,621)

John Germano has been eliminated in 7th place when his K-J failed to outrun Michael Nye's A-K.  John will collect $4,621 for his efforts.

Updated chip counts at breaks

The final 7 players are now on break.  When they return, they will be playing 40,000/80,000 blinds with a 10,000 ante.  Here are updated chip counts as they currently stand:

Seat 1: Carl Priest - 800,000
Seat 2: Albert Muir - 2,200,000
Seat 3: Michael Nye - 1,500,000
Seat 6: Haralambos Saridis - 1,400,000
Seat 8: Eric Siegel - 500,000
Seat 9: John Germano - 1,100,000
Seat 10: Steven Shackleton - 1,300,000

8th Place: Derek Medeiros ($3,651)

Derek Medeiros was eliminated in 8th place when his [Qc][Ts] failed to improve against the [9d][9c] of Steven Shackleton.  Steven rivered an unnecessary flush when the board fell [Kd][4d][8d][4h][Ad], and Derek was sent to the rail to collect $3,651.

Haralambos doubles up through John again!

Haramlambos Saridis doubled up for a second time at this final table, and again it was at the expense of John Germano.  Haramlambos picked up [Ah][Ac] against John's [9d][9c].  The board ran out [8h][As][Jd][Jc][Qd], and Haramlambos vaulted up to approximately 1.5 million, while John was left with around 700,000.

9th Place: Svetoslav Georgiev ($2,941)

Coming in as the second shortest stack, Svetoslav could not get anything going at this final table.  He got the last of his chips in with [Js][7s] against the A-T of Carl Priest.  Like Silvio, Svetoslav was live to the river but was unable to catch a pair.  He will exit this tournament in 9th place, good for $2,941.

10th Place: Silvio Mantuano ($2,325)

Though it was his birthday yesterday and Silvio thought he was going to win the tournament today, unfortunately he was eliminated in 10th place.  Silvio was unfortunate to lose the bulk of his chips in a kings vs. aces scenario against Michael Nye.  He got the rest of his chips in with K-8 against the A-7 of Steven Shackleton.  Silvio was live all the way to the river, but failed to connect.  He will earn $2,325 for his 10th place finish.

$400 Six-Max Prize Pool & Payouts

There were 126 entries in today's $400 Six-Max tournament.  The top 15 players will make the money, with a mincash worth $607.  Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $12,192
2nd Place: $7,537
3rd Place: $5,433
4th Place: $3,931
5th Place: $2,858
6th Place: $2,087
7th-8th Place: $1,522
9th-10th Place: $1,116
11th-12th Place: $821
13th-15th Place: $607

Early action at this final table

We've seen two players all in and at risk so far at this final table, but no eliminations.

Haralambos Saridis looked to be our 10th place finisher when he ran his A-T into the A-Q of John Germano, but a ten on the flop saved Haralambos's tournament life.

Then Michael Nye was the benefactor of a cooler, picking up pocket aces against the pocket kings of Silvio Mantuano.  An ace fell on the flop, and by the turn Silvio was drawing dead, leaving him with only a few hundred thousand chips.

In 3 minutes, blinds increase to 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante.

Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

Here are chip counts and seating assignments for the $300 Mega Stack final table:

Seat 1: Carl Priest - 725,000 (14.5 BB's)
Seat 2: Albert Muir - 2,200,000 (44 BB's)
Seat 3: Michael Nye - 715,000 (14 BB's)
Seat 4: Derek Medeiros - 605,000 (12 BB's)
Seat 5: Svetoslav Georgiev - 570,000 (11 BB's)
Seat 6: Haralambos Saridis - 475,000 (10 BB's)
Seat 7: Silvio Mantuano - 930,000 (19 BB's)
Seat 8: Eric Siegel - 650,000 (13 BB's)
Seat 9: John Germano - 1,120,000 (22 BB's)
Seat 10: Steven Shackleton - 865,000 (17 BB's)

Here are the payouts for the final table:

1st Place: $31,301
2nd Place: $19,302
3rd Place: $14,160
4th Place: $10,493
5th Place: $7,899
6th Place: $6,022
7th Place: $4,621
8th Place: $3,651
9th Place: $2,941
10th Place: $2,325

Final table reached

With the elimination of our 11th place finisher, the $300 Mega Stack has now reached the final table.  Players are now redrawing for seats, and play will resume shortly.

Full chip counts and seating assignments will be posted as soon as they are available.

Day 2 has begun

Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the $300 Mega Stack Tournament. The final 20 players from yesterday will play until they've reached an eventual winner.

2013 May Mega Stack Challenge - Event #4 $300 NLH Returning Players

Place   Name Chips Table/Seat
1 Stachura, Maciej 973,000 1-8
2 Muir, Albert 773,000 1-7
3 Napoli, Robert 717,000 2-9
4 Siegel, Eric 705,000 1-1
5 Saridis, Haralambos 616,000 2-3
6 Nye, Mike 473,000 1-4
7 Georgiev, Svetoslav 468,000 2-5
8 Germano, John 448,000 1-6
9 Grimes, Jennifer 416,000 1-2
10 Shackleton, Steven 415,000 2-6
11 Priest, Carl 404,000 2-2
12 Ranieri, Steve 392,000 2-7
13 Perry, Mark 377,000 2-8
14 Meikle, Todd 360,000 1-10
15 Medeiros, Derek 304,000 2-1
16 Prasetyo, Aditya 293,000 1-3
17 Mantuano, Silvio 234,000 2-4
18 Dugas, Stephen 180,000 1-5
19 Martone, Lawrence 176,000 1-9
20 Patel, Bhavin 109,000 2-10

YouTube video: $600 Mega Stack Final Table (no audio)

Play has concluded for the night

Play has concluded for the night in today's $300 Mega Stack tournament.  Just 20 players remain, and they will be bagging their chips and return tomorrow at 12pm EST to play down to an eventual winner.

Full chip counts and seating assignments will be posted shortly.

Last level of the night

Blinds have gone up to 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante, and this will be the last level of the night.  Only 22 players remain from the starting field of 591 entrants, and those players that make it through the next 30 minutes will bag up their chips and return at 12pm EST to play down to a winner.