Haralambos Saridis was all in preflop holding [As][Qs] and was up against Jason Calnan's pocket nines. Haralambos flopped a queen to take the lead, but Jason turned a nine to make a set. Haralambos will be eliminated in 3rd place, good for $25,000.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Ralph Macri raised before Marsel Backa moved all in. Ralph called, barely covering Marsel. Ralph had the best hand with pocket sevens against Marsel's ace trey. Marsel flopped a gutshot, but he could not hit it or an ace to make the best hand. He will collect $20,474 for his 4th place finish.
Marsel Backa opened the pot before Jason Calnan 3-bet. Action folded back to Marsel who moved all in. Jason snap-called and showed two aces, and Marsel revealed the A-J. The 5-3-2 flop brought some chop outs, and the jack on the tuen gave Marsel a chance at a win. But the river paired the five to keep the pocket aces in front. Jason takes over the chip lead with over 3 million.
Four players saw a [5s][3h][Kh] flop and only Alex Cukar called Marsel Backa's bet. When the [Ac] hit the turn, Alex moved all in. Marsel jumped out of his chair and said he can't fold. He was true to his word, eventually calling off with [Ah][8h], and he had a lot of outs against Marsel's [5c][3c]. The river was the [5h], and Alex celebrated his rivered flush before Marsel pointed out that he had made a full house. Dejectedly, Alex headed to the cage to collect his $10,931 for 5th place.
Ralph Macri opened the button and Marsel Backa moved all in. Ralph made the quick call holding [Ad][Kd] and was dominating Marsel's [Ah][Td]. The 7-7-5 flop gave Marsel a glimmer of hope, and he begged for a chop. The turn was a blank, but the river delivered a five to make it a chop pot. After chopping in a similar spot earlier, Ralph admitted he deserved the partial suckout this time.
Matthew DiPaoli moved all in from the small blind and was called by Ralph Macri in the big blind. Matthew had live cards with his jack eight vs. Ralph's ace trey. Matthew hit his jack on the flop, but an ace came to give Ralph the winning hand. Matthew will collect $8,849 for his 6th place finish here today.
On the button, Ralph Macri moved all in. Marsel Backa called from the small blind, and it was deja vu as Ralph held [As][8s] against his opponent's ace ten. There would be no chop this time, however, as Ralph flopped a flush draw and promptly turned his flush to earn the double up. Ralph now sits on over 800,000.
Matthew DiPaoli moved all in preflop with king queen and was called by Alex Cukar holding pocket deuces. Alex flopped a deuce, but the Matthew runner-runnered a flush with the [Kh] to double up and survive. He now sits on approximately 675,000.
Haralambos Saridis opened the action under the gun to 60k at 12k/24k blinds. Action folded to Ralph Macri who moved all in. The remaining players folded and Haralambos eventually let it go after a long tank.
After his fold, Ralph showed ace king, and Haralambos claimed he folded ace queen. Marsel Backa claimed he folded ace jack, and Tarun G. claimed he also folded ace queen.
"We're all wizards," proclaimed Tarun.
Colby Lawler moved all in and was called by Jason Calnan. Colby would need some help as his king ten was dominated by Jason's ace king. An ace high flop left Colby drawing slim, and no runner runner materialized. Colby will collect $3,227 for his 10th place finish.
After reaching the final table, the final 10 players took a brief break. After more than the allotted time, play resumed with one full level to play until dinner break. 10 minutes into the level and Alex Cukar has failed to take his seat. His stack of 1.4 million will be blinded out until he returns.
1st Place: $4,424
2nd Place: $3,096
3rd Place: $1,917
4th Place: $1,474
5th Place: $1,106
6th Place: $884
7th Place: $738
8th Place: $589
9th Place: $516
1st Place: $8,224
2nd Place: $5,194
3rd Place: $3,350
4th Place: $2,707
5th Place: $2,031
6th Place: $1,624
7th Place: $1,320
8th Place: $1,083
9th Place: $852
10th-12th Place: $592
13th-15th Place: $524
16th-18th Place: $490
19th-21st Place: $456
22nd-24th Place: $423
At 12pm, Event #1 $600 NLH will resume and play down to a winner. Make sure to watch on the live stream at www.FoxwoodsLive.com.
At 1pm, Event #3 $230 Omaha Hi/Lo 8+ will begin. This tournament features a $10,000 Guarantee and 10,000 in starting chips.