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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.