|1||Omar Saeed, New York NY||74,983|
|2||Je Wook Oh, Fresh Meadows NY||63,000|
|3||Aaron Smith, Plymouth MA||34,003|
|4||Michael Dobbs, Sayville NY||27,918|
|5||Steven Tabb, Newton Center MA||21,118|
|6||Souka Kachittavong, Woonsocket RI||16,823|
|7||Samuel Taylor, New York NY||13,601|
|8||David Espinola, Dracut MA||10,917|
|9||Joe Starratt, Brockton MA||8,597|
|10||Roger Brestak, Norton MA||6,084|
|11||Joeseph Tieri, W Shokan NY||6,084|
|13||Maurice Paradis, Jewett City CT||5,368|
|14||Peter Nadeau, Middleboro MA||5,368|
|15||Jovy Ounthongdy, E Hartford CT||5,368|
|16||Shane Ashton, Lowell MA||5,011|
|17||Ehsan Ghods, Worcester MA||5,011|
|18||Ryan Methia, New Bedford MA||5,011|
|19||Donald Yucius, Duxbry MA||4,653|
|20||Selajtin Jakupovski, Mississauga ON||4,653|
|21||Alexander Cukar, Poughkeepsie NY||4,653|
|22||James Kousouros, White Plains NY||4,295|
|23||Long Tran, Quincy MA||4,295|
|24||Kurt Fitzgerald, Millinocket ME||4,295|
|25||Christian Langenfelds, Mississauga ON||3,579|
|26||Kenneth Rawlinson Riverside RI||3,579|
|27||Petko Tsakov, Provincetown MA||1,790|
|28||Rachel Kranz, New York NY||1,789|
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
When Omar Saeed and Je Wook Oh got heads up, Omar had about a two to one chip leader. The two discussed a deal and negotiated a chop where Je Wook Oh would get $63,000 and Omar would get the rest. After running the math, Omar will take home $74,983 along with the title and the Mega Stack Challenge Main Event trophy. Congratulations, Omar!
At 30,000/60,000 blinds, Aaron Smith openen on the button to 125,000. Je Wook Oh folded the small blind, and then Omar Saeed reraised to 400,000. Aaron responded with a 4-bet to 1,125,000, and Omar 5-bet shoved. Aaron called off with [8s][8h], but was in bad shape against Omar's [Ts][Td]. No eight appeared, and Omar will eliminate Aaron Smith in 3rd place. He will collect $34,003 for his efforts.
On a [8s][3s][3d] flop, Je Wook Oh called Omar Saeed's 3-bet all in. Omar tabled [9s][9h] for an overpaid, but Je Wook had outflopped him with his [Qc][3c]. The [2c] on the turn changed nothing, and the [3h] on the river gave Je Wook quad treys to win the hand and double up. He now sits on 2.1 million while Omar drops to 1.8 million.
The final 3 players are now on a 15 minute break. When they return, bkinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante. Here are updated chip counts:
Omar Saeed - 4,100,000
Je Wook Oh - 2,000,000
Aaron Smith - 1,200,000
Still 3 left. I got 1.2 million headed to 20/40k after break @FoxwoodsPoker $1,650
— Aaron smith (@aws825) December 15, 2014
On a [2h][4d][2s][2d] board, Michael Dobbs was all in and was snap called by Omar Saeed. Michael had turned a full house with his [Tc][4h], but Michael had turned quad deuces with his [Ac][2c]. Michael was drawing dead, and the meaningless [9h] hit the river to send him to the rail in 9th place. He will earn $27,918 for his efforts.
Under the gun, Je Wook Oh opened the pot before Omar Saeed 3-bet. Michael Dobbs looked down at his cards and 4-bet all in. Je Wook got out of the way, and Omar called after some time in the tank, tabling [Ac][Th]. He had hoped it would be a race, but it was not as Michael had him dominated with [As][Ks]. The [3c][9c][9d] gave Omar some chop outs, but the [Ts] on the turn changed everything. Michael would need a king on the river to survive. Miraculously, he found it when the [Kh] hit the river. Michael will double up to over 800,000 while Omar is still sitting pretty with 1.55 million.
Steven Tabb has been eliminated when he ran his [Ad][Kh] into Je Wook Oh's [Ks][Kd]. The [4d][9s][8d] flop brought no ace, but the turn [Qd] did give Steven a flush draw. When the [Ts] hit on the river, Je Wook high-fived his rail and then congratulated Steven on his run. Steven will earn $21,118 for his 8th place finish.
Samuel Taylor was all in holding [Ac][Kd], and Aaron Smith was once again the player trying to score a knockout. Aaron held [9s][9c], and it was the best hand through the [4d][Qs][2c] flop and [6d] turn. Samuel snapped his fingers and called for a king to hit the river, but instead it was a [4c]. Samuel will collect $13,601 for his 7th place finish here today.
At 8,000/16,000 blinds, David Espinola was all in for his last 110,000 with [Ad][Qd] against Aaron Smith's [As][3s]. David was in great shape to double up after the [5c][5s][Ac] flop. The [2s] turn meant Aaron went from drawing dead on the flop to having a slew of win outs to go with his existing chop outs. Amazingly, the [Js] hit the river to gave Aaron the winning flush. David will exit this tournament in 8th place, good for $10,917.
After being crippled on a previous hand, Joe Starratt was all in for a little more than the big blind. He was called by both Je Wook Oh in the small and and Steven Tabb in the big. The flop fell [8c][Qh][5h], and Je Wook check-called a bet from Steven. When the [5s], Je Wook checked again and Steven fired one more time. Je Wook laid down his hand, and Steven tabled [Js][5d] for trips. Joe was drawing dead with his [Ad][3c], and when the river landed the [6d], he was sent to the rail in 9th place. Joe will collect $8,597 for his efforts.
Seat 2: Roger Brestak - 455,000
Seat 3: Michael Dobbs - 1,253,000
Seat 4: Souhka Kachittavong - 434,000
Seat 5: Samuel Taylor - 350,000
Seat 6: Joe Starratt - 112,000
Seat 7: Aaron Smith - 1,004,000
Seat 8: David Espinola - 196,000
Seat 9: Je Wook Oh - 1,689,000
Seat 10: Steven Tabb - 779,000
Here are the remaining prizes left to play for
1st Place: $85,367
2nd Place: $52,616
3rd Place: $34,003
4th Place: $27,918
5th Place: $21,118
6th Place: $16,823
7th Place: $13,601
8th Place: $10,917
9th Place: $8,597
10th Place: $6,064
You can watch all of the action unfold on our live stream at www.FoxwoodsLive.com.
|1-5||Oh, Je Wook||1,604,000|
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Ryan Methia has been eliminated in 18th place when his [8h][8c] ran into his opponent's [Ks][Kd]. It was a dramatic flop as it fell [2s][8d][Kc], giving both players a set. Ryan would need to hit the [8s] to survive. The [4h] fell on the turn, and the [3c] his the river. Ryan will earn $5,011 for his 18th place finish.
20th Place: Selajtin Jakupovsi ($4,653)
21st Place: Alex Cukar ($4,653)
22nd Place: James Kousouros ($4,295)
23rd Place: Long Tran ($4,295)
24th Place: Kurt Fitzgerald ($4,295)
25th Place: Christian Langenfelds ($3,579)
26th Place: Kenneth Rawlinson ($3,579)
27th(t) Place: Petko Tsakov ($1,790)
The remaining 18 players are guaranteed a $5,011 pay day. Tournament staff are breaking the third table now, and there are still 17 minutes left at 4,000/8,000 blinds with a 1,000 ante.
On the last hand before dinner break, a player in middle position opened to 10,500 at 2,500/5,000 blinds with a 500 ante. Tarun G. committed his last 50,000 chips from the small blind. As the dinner break begun, Tarun's opponent spent a long time in the tank, lasting around three to five minutes. He eventually made the call, and was ahead with his [5h][5c] against Tarun's [Ah][Th]. The [9s][7h][Qc] flop brought not help to Tarun, but the [Kd] gave him a gutshot to go with his two overcards. The [8h] changed nothing, however, sending Tarun to the rail in 31st place, only 4 spots shy of the money.
1st Place: $12,100
2nd Place: $7,786
3rd Place: $4,936
4th Place: $3,953
5th Place: $2,995
6th Place: $2,372
7th Place: $1,917
8th Place: $1,557
9th Place: $1,254
10th-12th Place: $862
13th-15th Place: $766
16th-18th Place: $718
19th-21st Place: $670
Fred Paradis 462,000
Sherwin Agard 98,200
You can watch the live stream of the feature table at www.FoxwoodsLive.com.
At 12pm, the $1,650 Main Event will resume with the final 93 players.
Both Kevin Calenzo and Dave Stefanski have both been eliminated Flight B only a level short of the end of day.
Kevin took a bad beat, losing with [Ah][Kh] to his opponent's ace queen. The flop fell with two queens, and though Kevin turned a flush draw, the river was a brick.
Dave 3-bet shoved against a late position open holding ace jack, and he ran into his opponent's ace king.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
On a A-7-4-4 board, a player bet 12,000 before Andrew Lauer moved all in. His opponent called off pretty quickly, prompting Andrew to ask if he had ace king. Andrew tabled ace queen, which was ahead of his opponent's ace jack. A harmless ten hit the river to earn Andrew the KO and the pot. He now sits on 90,000.
We caught up to see Mike Nye in late position, Kevin Calenzo on the button, and the small blind a [5c][5s][Qs] flop. The small blind checked to Mike who bet 2,500. Kevin called, and then the small blind check raised to 6,500. Mike made the call, and after a brief speech comparing himself to Phil Hellmuth, Kevin folded. The turn came the [3s], and both remaining players checked. When the [3c] hit the river, the small blind bet 7,300 and Mike instantly threw in two 1,000 chips, signifying a call. The small blind tabled [Ah][Qh] for two pair, but Mike had a flush with his [8s][6s]. Mike will increase his stack to 85,000 after this hand.
In the last four hands of the night, we saw a crazy hand unfold at Ryan Eriquezzo's table. Three players limped in for 1,200 before the player on the button moved all in for 6,200. The small blind called, and then the Dan Burke, the first limper, re-raised all in for 19,200. The next limper called all in for less, and action was back on the third limper.
He went deep into the tank, and while he was thinking, the button commented, "How did this pot go from limp-limp-limp to jam-jam-jam?" The third limper eventually folded, but the small blind decided to call the all in, having everyone covered. Here are their hands in descending chip count order:
Small blind [Qs][Th]
Dan Burke [Ks][Kc]
2nd limper [Jc][5c]
The [4s][3c][5s] flop was rather uneventful, giving only the [Jc][5c] outs to beat the kings. The turn [3c] took away his jacks as an out, and the [6d] on the river meant Dan's pocket kings had held up in a huge pot. He will score a double knockout, and earn himself a ticket to Day 2 unless he gets really unlucky in the next three hands.
Meanwhile, Flight B is on their first break of the day. There are currently 72 entrants in that flight, and registration is still open.
Kevin Calenzo was about to leave the tournament area, thinking break had begun. But the dealer had already cut the cards and was dealing one last hand. Kevin saw the [6c][7s][6d] flop along with two other players. Steve Centamore led out from the small blind for 2,200 and a player in mid position called. Kevin raised to 6,200 on the button, leaving 7,575 behind. Steve called, and the other player folded.
The [3c] hit the turn, prompting Steve to move all in. Kevin said he was drawing dead if his opponent had a full house, but he ended up committing his chips anyways. Steve tabled [5s][4c] for a turned straight, and Kevin had all the outs he had hoped for with his [9c][8c]. The [Js] river meant Kevin had missed his flush and straight draw, and he will be eliminated from this flight.