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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 2014 - Mega Stack Challenge - Event #10 - $1,650 NLH Main Event - Final Results

Place Name Prize
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
12 Undisclosed 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

Monday, December 15, 2014

1st Place: Omar Saeed ($74,983)


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!

2nd Place: Je Wook Oh ($63,000)


3rd Place: Aaron Smith ($34,003)


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.

Cards are back in the air

The final three have taken their seats and are now playing 30,000/60,000 blinds with a 10,000 ante.

Players are now on dinner break

The final 3 players are now on a one hour dinner break.  When they return, blinds will be 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante.  Here are updated chip counts:

Aaron Smith - 3,630,000
Je Wook Oh - 2,400,000
Omar Saeed - 1,375,000

Je Wook Oh makes quads to double up


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.

Chip counts at the break


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

Aaron Smith doubles through Omar Saeed

On a [7s][8c][Td] flop, Aaron Smith was all in with [8s][8d] and was up against the [Js][Ts] of Omar Saeed.  Omar had a gutshot, the [Tc] gave Aaron a full house, leaving Owen to need the [Th] or a jack to make a bigger full house. The [Qc] was not what Omar was looking for, and Aaron will double up to over 1.1 million.

4th Place: Michael Dobbs ($27,918)


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.

Michael Dobbs doubles through Omar Saeed


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.

Players are now on break

The final 4 players are now on a 15 minute break.  When they return, blinds will be 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante.

5th Place: Steven Tabb ($21,118)


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.

6th Place: Souhka Kachittavong ($16,823)


Souhka Kachittavong was all in preflop holding ace eight and was called by Michael Dobbs holding ace queen.  The board ran out 6-4-4-3-J to send Souhka to the rail in 6th place.  He will earn $16,823 for his efforts.

7th Place: Samuel Taylor ($13,601)


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.

8th Place: David Espinola ($10,917)


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.

9th Place: Joe Starratt ($8,597)


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.

10th Place: Roger Brestak ($6,064)


Roger Brestak has been eliminated in 10th place when his pocket queens ran into the [As][Ad] of Omar Saeed.  The board ran out [6c][8d][4c][2d][7d] to send Roger to the rail, collecting $6,064 for his efforts.

Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

Seat 1: Omar Saeed - 1,127,000
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

Final Table Reached


With the elimination of Joseph Tieri in 11th place, the final table has been reached in the $1,650 Main Event.  Play will resume after a short break.

Day 3 is Under Way

Cards are in the air for Day 3 of the $1,650 Main Event.  The final 11 players have taken their seats, and all eyes are on the $85,367 first place prize.  Je Wook Oh is the chip leader with 1,604,000, and Joe Starratt is the short stack with 92,000.  Blinds are 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

You can watch all of the action unfold on our live stream at www.FoxwoodsLive.com.

December 2014 - December Mega Stack - Event #10 - $1,650 NLH Returning Players Day 3

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
1-5 Oh, Je Wook 1,604,000
1-9 Tabb, Steven 1,220,000
1-4 Smith, Aaron 985,000
2-5 Dobbs, Michael 873,000
1-3 Saeed, Omar 680,000
2-1 Kachittavong, Soukha 576,000
1-7 Brestak, Roger 493,000
2-6 Taylor, Samuel 407,000
1-6 Espinola, David 268,000
2-2 Tieri, Joseph 201,000
2-3 Starratt, Joe 92,000

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Four more hands


With 10 minutes left on the clock, a card has been drawn.  The field will play four more hands before bagging up for the night.  Currently, there are 11 players remaining, and the survivors will return tomorrow at 12pm EST for Day 3 of the $1,650 Main Event.

Recent eliminations: 12th-18th

12th Place: DNR ($6,064)
13th Place: Fred Paradis ($5,366)
14th Place: Peter Nadeau ($5,366)
15th Place: Jovy Ounthongdy ($5,366)
16th Place: Shane Ashton ($5,011)
17th Place: Eshan Ghods ($5,011)
18th Place: Ryan Methia ($5,011)

Je Wook Oh sends another to the rail

Je Wook Oh seems to be in every hand at the featured table, and he recently had Shawn at risk with pocket fours against Je Wook's king queen. Je Wook flopped a pair, and it held to send Shawn to the rail in 12th place, good for $6,064.

Photos from the last level






18th Place: Ryan Methia ($5,011)


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.

Last break of the night

19th-27th Place Finishers

19th Place: Donald Yucious ($4,653)
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)
27th(t) Place: Rachel Kranz ($1,789)

Final 2 tables reached

Je Wook Oh eliminated our 19th place finisher in dramatic fashion when his [Ks][Kh] rivered a king against Donald Yicius's [Ac][9c].  The [2d][Ad][4d] flop put Donald in the lead, and the [8h] turn changed nothing.  But the [Kd] was the two outer Je Wook needed.  He shot out of his seat in excitement, and Donald was sent to the rail in 19th place.

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.

Photos from the final 4 tables





Players are now in the money


Everyone folded to Fred Paradis in the small blind, who pushed enough chips in to cover the big blind.  The big blind instacalled, tabling [Ac][Jc] and was up against Fred's [Th][5h].  Joanna the dealer dealt the [3s][6c][Ts] flop, pairing Fred.  The [5s] gave Fred an unbeatable two pair, and the meaningless [7h] meant the field was now in the money.

A player on another table went bust on the same hand, so the two players will split 27th place money, or roughly $1,789 each.

Play is now hand for hand

It only took 14 minutes after from coming back from dinner break to go from 31 players remaining to 28 remaining.  At the end of the current hand, play will be hand for hand.  The next player to be eliminated will be the bubble boy.

Cards are back in the air

Dinner break is complete, and the final 31 players have taken their seats.  Blinds are now 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante.  When the field reaches 28 players, play will go hand for hand.

Tarun G. has been eliminated


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.

Players are now on dinner break

The 31 remaining players are now on a one hour dinner break.  Play will resume at approximately 7:30pm EST.  Je Wook Oh is doing well with over 500,000, while Fred Paradis is still nearing the top of the chip counts with 390,000.

Event #11 Prize Pool and Payouts

There were 190 entries in Event #11 $300 NLH Big Stack, creating a $49,400 prize pool.  The top 21 players will be in the money, with a mincash worth $670.  Here are the full payouts:

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

Players are now on break

The final 45 players in the $1,650 Main Event are now on a 15 minute break.  The tournament staff are coloring up and racing off the 100 chips.  When they return, blinds will be 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante.

Level 16 chip counts

Level 16: 1,500/3,000 blinds with a 500 ante has begun.  Only 50 players remain, and the average chip stack is around 147,000.  Here are select chip counts from around the room:

Fred Paradis 462,000
Je Wook Oh 167,300
Tarun G. 126,300
Roland Israelashvili - 93,000
Sherwin Agard 98,200
Mike Nye 41, 300
Ryan Eriquezzo 29,700


Fred Paradis makes a tough call

The river read [2c][Kh][9h][3h][Tc] and Fred Paradis bet 10,000 before his opponent raised to 30,000.  Fred thought about the raise for quite some time, eventually electing to call for roughly 25% of his stack.  His opponent showed [Ac][Jh] for a missed flush draw, and Fred tabled [Kc][Jc] for top pair.  Fred's good call will put him over the 100,000 mark with 86 players remaining.

$1,650 Main Event Prize Pool and Payouts

The $1,650 Main Event generated a $357,930 prize pool.  The top 27 players will be in the money with a mincash worth $3,579.  Here are the full payouts:

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-12th Place: $6,064
13th-15th Place: $5,366
16th-18th Place: $5,011
19th-21st Place: $4,653
22nd-24th Place: $4,295
25th-27th Place: $3,579

Day 2 is Under Way

Cards are in the air for Day 2 of $1,650 Main Event.  93 players remain from the both Flight A & B.  Justin Adams is the chip leader with 248,200.  With blinds at 800/1,600 with a 200 ante, Justin has 155 big blinds.  Other notables still in the field with at least 100,000 are Stephen Dare, Christopher Leong, Jason Calnan, Fred Paradis, Andrew Lauer, Roland Israelashvili, Je Wook Oh, and Ryan Eriquezzo.

You can watch the live stream of the feature table at www.FoxwoodsLive.com.

Event #11 is Under Way

Cards are in the air for the final event of the December Mega Stack, Event #11 $300 NLH Big Stack.  This event features 30,000 in starting chips and 20 minute levels for the first 25 levels, and then 30 minute levels.  A full structure is available here.

At 12pm, the $1,650 Main Event will resume with the final 93 players.

December 2014 - Mega Stack Challenge - Event #10 - $1,650 NLH - Returning Players for Day Two

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
7-1 Adams, Justin 248,200
2-5 Espinola, David 231,200
5-4 Tabb, Steven 173,400
10-2 Kachittavong, Soukha 170,400
10-9 Dare, Stephen 168,700
1-4 Bianco, Ben 167,000
11-9 Cyr, Nicholas 160,700
6-7 Tran, Long 150,200
7-8 Leong, Christopher 149,400
3-4 Walsh, Thomas 143,900
2-9 Calnan, Jason 133,100
7-5 Paradis, Fred 127,600
1-1 Undisclosed 126,100
3-1 Lauer, Andrew 125,900
1-7 Overton, Floyd 120,700
2-2 Tieri, Joseph 120,300
8-6 Wagner, Peter 115,900
8-4 Israelashvili, Roland 115,700
4-1 Kousouros, James 111,400
4-3 Starratt, Joe 110,400
11-1 Kluchman, David 104,100
9-7 Mumby, Jennifer 103,600
3-7 Ounthongdy, Jovy 102,600
5-2 Oh, JeWook 101,600
5-8 Eriquezzo, Ryan 101,400
4-9 Aprea, Thomas 101,300
6-3 Dobbs, Michael 101,200
7-7 Murray, Don 99,600
6-8 Mostafa, Ryan 99,500
2-7 Grimes, Terry 94,100
1-8 Smith, Aaron 93,300
7-6 Kuey, Natale 90,000
8-5 Milton, Thomas 82,500
10-5 Tsakov, Petko 82,200
4-4 Nadeau, Peter 81,600
8-2 Ashton, Shane 80,400
2-3 Yucius, Don 80,300
3-2 Jaffee, Larry 80,100
5-9 Im, Hee-Joong 80,000
9-9 Rivera, Alexander 79,500
1-9 Rawlinson, Kenneth 79,400
6-1 Kranz, Rachel 78,500
6-2 Nunez, Jimmy 78,500
10-8 Taylor, Samuel 78,200
2-6 Cukar, Alex 77,200
10-6 Loew, Aaron 76,900
3-9 Gulati, Tarun 75,600
7-4 Katikakis, Konstantinos 73,500
4-6 Hou, Ernie 72,600
1-6 Saeed, Omar 72,400
5-3 Mayor, Aaron 72,000
9-2 Nye, Mike 70,200
6-9 Cohen, Jeff 66,200
10-3 Pizzolato, Giuseppe 65,700
5-1 Mantuano, Silvio 64,200
9-8 Burke, Daniel 63,900
6-5 Methia, Ryan 61,900
8-8 Ricciuti, Bob 61,600
11-4 Reilly, Tim 60,400
9-3 Grover, Chris 58,900
1-3 Saunders, Jeff 58,900
9-4 Abdel-Rahim, Muhammad 58,000
2-8 Brestak, Roger 56,000
8-7 Markovikj, Kikja 56,000
11-6 Herron, Patricia 54,500
3-5 Kue, Tou 54,300
9-6 Langenfelds, Christian 52,600
6-6 Fitzgerald, Kurt 50,800
9-5 Patel, Raj 50,300
4-2 Perry, Mark 45,700
6-4 Agard, Sherwin 44,400
5-7 Chan, Daniel 41,000
3-8 Campbell, James 37,000
2-1 Roy, John 36,900
3-3 Lall, Bharat 36,300
11-8 Janczy, Jim 34,000
2-4 Jakupovski, Selajtin 33,400
8-3 Cedrone, James 33,000
11-7 Perry, Derrick 33,000
5-6 Frangoulidis, James 32,200
8-1 Centamore, Steve 32,100
11-2 Boucher, Matt 31,800
7-9 Everett, Peter 30,800
11-5 Berger, Jonathan 30,300
5-5 Saleba, Charles 28,900
10-1 Sgroi, Anthony 25,000
4-5 Datashvili, David 24,600
7-3 Ghods, Ehsan 22,300
3-6 Maslowski, Kimberly 20,100
4-8 Jarvela, Mike 19,300
1-2 Hyldburg, Tim 18,400
8-9 Bitondo, Attilio 14,500
10-7 Frey, Ken 14,300

Flight B is complete

39 players remain from Flight B and they are now bagging up their chips for the night. They will combine with the remaining players from flight A tomorrow at 12pm.

Kevin Calenzo and Dave Stefanski showered

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

Andrew Lauer faring well

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.

Photos from Flight B

James Woods

Andrew Lauer
Michael Esposito
Je Wook Oh

Mike Nye takes one


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.

YouTube Video: Event #9 $300 Big Stack Final Table

Players are now on break

There are 97 players remaining in Flight B and they are now on break.  When they return, blinds will be 200/400 with a 50 ante.

Photos of survivors




Limp-limp-limp, jam-jam-jam


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]
Button [Qc][8d]

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.

Four more hands

With 10 minutes left on the clock, a card has been drawn.  The field will play four more hands before bagging up for the night.  Players will return tomorrow at 12pm EST to combine with the remaining players from Flight B.

Last level of the night for Flight A

The blinds are now 600/1,200 with a 200 ante in Flight A, and this will be the last level of the night.  There are currently 66 players remaining from the flight's 131 entrants.

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 has been eliminated


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.

Tarun G. has been eliminated

We noticed Tarun G. standing up away from the tournament area.  As it turns out, he was just eliminated when his pocket queens lost to his opponent's ace king.  Tarun is currently considering buying into Flight B.

Flight B is under way

Cards are in the air for Flight B of $1,650 NLH Main Event.   Registration is open for the first 8 levels.

Photos from around the room

Kevin Calenzo
Chad Vetstein
Dave Stefanski
Bassioni Hamouda
Je Wook Oh
Raj Patel & Mike Nye
Ryan Eriquezzo
Silvio Mantuano
Tarun G.