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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mik Santos takes the chip lead


We caught up to a [Th][4h][9c][4c] to see Welther Marmol moving all in and Mik Santos making the call for his tournament life with [As][Ad]. Welther could only show [9h][2d], which wasn't able to improve on the [Qc] river. Mik's stack was counted down to 1,290,000, and he will double through Welther to take the chip lead four handed.

Mik Santos doubles through Floyd Overton


In a blind vs. blind battle, Mik Santos was all in and flipping with [9s][9d] against Floyd Overton's [Ad][Qd]. The [8s][4s][2d] kept the nines in front, but the [Td] turn opened up a slew of outs for Floyd. The [Kc] was not one of the cards Floyd wanted, and Mik will double up to 1,600,000.

5th Place: Mike Nye ($10,000)


From the cutoff, Mike Nye moved all in and was called by Elvis Reyes in the big blind. Mike's [Ac][4s] was dominated by Elvis's [As][Js], but the [5s][2s][Th] flop did give Mike six outs. The [5d] turn gave Mike chop outs as well, but the [Kc] river was not one of them. Mike will exit this tournament in 5th place, good for $10,000.

Floyd Overton doubles through Mike Nye with quads


From the button, Mike Nye moved all in for 750,000 and Mik Santos took his time before folding his small blind. Floyd Overton had 180,000 total and was priced in to the call at 30,000/60,000 blinds.

Mike [Ah][2s]
Floyd [8h][6h]

Mik showed that he had folded the best hand, ace-jack, before the dealer spread the [6c][Ad][6d] flop. Before the players could react to the flop, the dealer had placed the [6s] on the turn to give Floyd quad sixes. He will double through Mike Nye, who had said that he hadn't looked at his second card when he moved all in.

Had Mik have called, he would have won the much larger side pot and eliminated Mike while tripling up Floyd.

6th Place: Thomas Russel ($10,000)


Thomas Russel and Welther Marmol saw a [8h][Kd][5h] flop, and the chips got in faster than you can imagine. Thomas had flopped two pair with his [Ks][5d] but was up against the Welther's straight flush draw with his [7h][6h]. Welther wasted no time hitting his draw when the turn fell [4s]. Thomas would need to make a full house to survive, but the [8c] river paired the wrong board card. Thomas will exit this tournament in 10th place, good for $10,000.

7th Place: Chris Waisnor ($10,000)


From middle position, Chris Waisnor moved all in and was called by Mik Santos in the small blind. It was a race with Chris's [Ah][Jh] against Mik's [8h][8c]. The board ran out [Kh][2d][6c][2c][5h] to send Chris to the rail in 7th place, good for $10,000.

Chris was the short stack when the 7-way chop was made, so he possibly benefited the most from the deal.

7-way deal made

The final 7 players in Event #6 $400 NLH have agreed to a deal to each take $10,000 and pay for the remaining $7,654 and the trophy.

8th Place: James Campbell ($3,212)


James Campbell moved all in from the button and was called by Welther Marmol in the small blind. James's ace-eight was dominated by Welther's ace-ten, and James was unable to suck out on the superior hand. James will exit this tournament in a frustrating 8th place finish, collecting $3,212 for his efforts.

Mik Santos doubles through Elvis Reyes

Mik Santos was all in on a [Ac][9c][7c] flop holding [8c][3c] and was up against Elvis Reyes, who was very live with his [9h][9d]. The [2d] turn changed nothing, nor did the [3s] river. Mik had managed to dodge all of Elvis's outs and earned himself a double up.

9th Place: Kyle Carey ($2,492)


Kyle Carey was all in for his last chips with [Ks][Qd] and ran into the [Kh][Kc] of Floyd Overton. The flop brought a sweat as it fell [Qc][8c][7h], but neither the [7c] turn or [8d] river could save Kyle's tournament life. He will exit the tournament in 9th place good for $2,492.

10th Place: Elijah Matsan ($1,878)


The final table started off with a bit of a bang as Elijah Matsan was all in preflop holding [Jh][Jc] against Mik Santos's [Qd][Qc]. Elikah would get lucky and flop a set on the [Td][Kc][Jd] flop, but Mik still had ten outs to win. The [2h] changed nothing, but the [Qs] river marked a cruel end to Elijah's tournament. While he did get it in behind, he was teased with flopping the best hand only to end up losing. Elijah will exit this tournament in 10th place, good for $1,878.

Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

We're down to the final table in Event #6 $400 NLH. Here are the chip counts and seating assignments:

Seat 1: Chris Waisnor - 705,000
Seat 2: James Campbell - 565,000
Seat 3: Elijah Matsan - 490,000
Seat 4: Welther Marmol - 1,300,000
Seat 5: Mike Nye - 725,000
Seat 6: Mik Santos - 335,000
Seat 7: Floyd Overton - 700,000
Seat 8: Thomas Russel - 850,000
Seat 9: Elvis Reyes - 945,000
Seat 10: Kyle Carey - 535,000

Here are the remaining prizes left to play for:

1st Place: $26,265
2nd Place: $16,301
3rd Place: $10,908
4th Place: $8,545
5th Place: $6,363
6th Place: $5,151
7th Place: $4,121
8th Place: $3,212
9th Place: $2,492
10th Place: $1,878

Final table reached

With the elimination of our 11th place finisher, Event #6 $400 NLH has reached the final table. The last 10 players are drawing for seats, and play will resume shortly.

James Campbell runs bad in a big all in


James Campbell had his opponent all in and in bad shape with [As][Ts] against James's pocket jacks. The [Ac][9c][2d] flop was bad news for James, and the [4c] turn and [Td] river failed to produce a needed jack.  James will ship over 624,000 to his opponent, or approximately half of his stack.

Final two tables reached

We are down to the final 18 players in Event #6 $400 NLH, which means we have just completed a full redraw of the field. Blinds are now 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

Floyd Overton
James Campbell
Mike Nye

Final 3 tables reached

With the elimination of our 28th place finisher, we are down to the final 3 tables. There will be a full redraw at the final 18 players. Blinds are about to increase to 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante, and after this level there will be a break.

Bobby Ferdinand has been eliminated

Bobby "The Bus" Ferdinand was all in holding king-ten and was up against his opponent's ace-six. Bobby failed to connect and he will exit the tournament in 32nd place, good for $812.

First break of the day

Only 35 players remain in Event #6 $400 NLH, and they have just come back from their first break of the day. All remaining players are in the money and guaranteed a $812 payday, and blinds are currently 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante.

Today's schedule

On today's schedule at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge:

11am:
Event #7 $230 NLH Bounty
$20,000 GUARANTEED
($150 Buy-in / $50 Bounty / $30 Entry fee)
“With Re-Entries”
Players start with 15,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Each level will be played for 25 minutes.
Bounty Chip must be kept on the table and visible at all times.
Full structure is available here.

12pm:
Day 2 of of Event #6 $400 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
$100,000 GUARANTEED
($350 Buy-in/$50 Entry fee)
Full structure is available here.

1pm:
Event #8 $230 PLO High / Lo 8 or Better
$10,000 GUARANTEED
($200 Buy-in / $30 Entry fee)
“With Re-Entries”
Players start with 10,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Registration and Re-entries will be available through the end of the 6th level.
Full structure is available here.

A full schedule for the series is available here.

Foxwoods April 2015 Mega Stack - Event #6 - $400 NLH - Returning Players

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
4-9 Campbell, James 387,000
3-7 Karos, Jim 261,500
4-4 Oh, Je Wook 258,500
8-7 Pidvysotski, Dmitri 227,500
1-3 Reinhardt, Jon 214,000
8-9 Russell, Thomas 211,500
6-9 Waisnor, Chris 208,000
5-5 Dobbs, Michael 188,500
1-2 Mitrokostas, Spiro 181,500
3-6 Matson, Elijah 178,500
6-7 Wu, Yao 168,500
5-4 Balisciano, Troy 167,000
3-1 MacNeil, Chris 163,000
5-3 Rhem-Bennett, Jermaine 156,500
6-3 Catala, Juan 144,500
4-1 Mourtadh, Alias 139,500
6-4 Centeio, Djony 136,500
5-6 Santos, Mike 136,000
6-2 St. Vincent, Brad 134,000
8-5 Penza, Thomas 130,500
1-1 Ferdinand, Bobby 129,500
7-6 Geddes, Linsford 123,500
4-6 LaFlamme, Jeff 114,500
8-1 Jonisch, Ari 110,500
7-4 Sniffin, Kevin 101,500
1-5 Overton, Floyd 101,200
7-3 Manchala, Sandeep 101,000
5-9 Corcione, Bobby 98,500
3-8 O'Neil, Tim 98,000
8-6 Duperrault, Brad 96,000
1-6 Umansky, Alex 95,000
3-5 Meagher, Bridget 94,000
4-7 Durgin, Kevin 93,000
7-8 Molica, Chris 92,000
2-6 Lewis, Jonathan 91,000
3-2 Reyes, Elvis 89,500
6-5 Eurkus, Kash 88,000
6-6 Wagner, Peter 87,000
3-9 Weeks, Steven 84,500
2-2 Baruis, Alex 83,500
2-9 Espinola, David 83,000
6-1 Chung, John 76,000
5-7 Guzzardi, Michael 76,000
1-7 Mosher, Tim 75,500
8-8 Nye, Mike 75,000
2-8 Gast, Cynthia 72,000
8-3 Hoey, Ken 70,500
1-8 Pimentel, Irving 70,500
1-9 Khoshkhou, Reza 69,000
6-8 Trumbo, Keith 67,000
2-5 Watt, James 65,000
4-8 Pelli, Dominick 61,000
5-2 Rubin, James 56,500
2-4 Wadhwani, Jay 55,000
3-4 Marmol, Welther 50,500
4-3 Sprague, Joe 49,500
7-5 Wincowski, Joel 46,000
4-2 Bulbulian, Mark 43,500
8-2 Mattozzi, Mike 42,000
5-1 Hall, Eric 33,500
1-4 Carey, Kyle 32,000
2-7 Milkovic, Stephan 24,000
3-3 Quiles, Angel 21,000
7-2 Zisk, Richard 20,000
2-1 Hart, John 19,000
7-7 Filkins, Richard 9,500
7-1 Gordon, Larry 8,000

Event #6 $400 NLH Prize Pool & Payouts

There were a total of 357 entries in Event #6 $400 NLH, creating a $121,201 prize pool. The top 45 players will be in the money, with a mincash worth $727. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $26,265
2nd Place: $16,301
3rd Place: $10,908
4th Place: $8,545
5th Place: $6,363
6th Place: $5,151
7th Place: $4,121
8th Place: $3,212
9th Place: $2,492
10th-12th Place: $1,878
13th-15th Place: $1,575
16th-18th Place: $1,393
19th-21st Place: $1,212
22nd-24th Place: $1,030
25th-27th Place: $909
28th-36th Place: $812
37th-45th Place: $727

Last level of the night

Level 15 has begun in Flight B, which is the last level of the night. 44 players remain, including Spiro Mitrokostas on the featured table who sits on 92,000, and Mike Nye who sits on 56,000. The average is 81,000.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Flight A now streaming live

We now have a featured table from Event #6 $400 NLH Flight B streaming at www.FoxwoodsLive.com. Players in this flight are back from their second break of the day and are now playing 300/600 blinds with a 100 ante. 99 players remain from a total of 178 entries in this flight.

Five more hands

The tournament clock has been paused and the field will play 5 more hands before bagging up for the night. We lost 5 more players in this level as the clock reads 31 players remaining.

Last level of the night

Level 15 has begun in Flight A, which is the last level of the night. 36 players remain, including chip leader James Campbell, who sits on 307,000.

We arrived to count Je Wook Oh's chips and saw him facing a 60,000 bet on a [8h][Ah][4d][8s][Qs] river. The clock was called on Je Wook and he ended up folding before his table was broken. He still sits on a healthy stack of 178,000.

Meanwhile Flight B just returned from their first break. Registration is still open but they currently have 130 entrants. 

Flight B is under way

Cards are in the air for Event #6 $400 NLH Flight B.

Meanwhile, Flight A is entering level 12, 600/1,200 blinds with a 200 ante. 69 players remain from the starting field of 179.

Flight A details

There were a total of 179 entrants in Event #6 $400 NLH Flight A. Currently the blinds are 300/600 with a 100 ante, and 107 players remain. The tournament will play 7 more levels before bagging up for the night.

Flight B begins at 5pm and will see a new batch of players enter to take their shot at surviving to day 2. They will combine with the survivors of Flight A tomorrow at 12pm to play down to a winner.

A full structure for the tournament is available here.

Today's schedule

On today's schedule at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge:

11am:
Flight A of Event #6 $400 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
$100,000 GUARANTEED
($350 Buy-in/$50 Entry fee)
“With Re-Entries”
TWO DAY EVENT
Registration will remain open through the end of the 8th level.
Re-Entries are available through the end of registration.
Players start with 20,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Levels 1 - 12 will be 30 minutes. Levels 13+ will be 40 minutes
This tournament is NOT a best stack forward. If you bag chips at the end of any day/flight and then play in subsequent day/flight, your previous day/flight chips will automatically be forfeited.
Flights will be combined for Day 2 on April 30 @ Noon.
Full structure is available here.

5pm:
Flight B of Event #6 $400 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
$100,000 GUARANTEED
($350 Buy-in/$50 Entry fee)
“With Re-Entries”
TWO DAY EVENT
Registration will remain open through the end of the 8th level.
Re-Entries are available through the end of registration.
Players start with 20,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Levels 1 - 12 will be 30 minutes. Levels 13+ will be 40 minutes
This tournament is NOT a best stack forward. If you bag chips at the end of any day/flight and then play in subsequent day/flight, your previous day/flight chips will automatically be forfeited.
Flights will be combined for Day 2 on April 30 @ Noon.


Full structure is available here.

A full schedule for the series is available here.

Foxwoods April 2015 Mega Stack - Event #4 - $300 NLH - Final Results

Place Name Prize
1 Ronald Dalgo, Madawaska, ME $16,048
2 James Carter, Fairhaven, MA $10,000
3 Victor Paulino, Dedham, MA $10,000
4 Steve Joseph, Medford, MA $5,820
5 Jian Wu, South Portland, ME $4,365
6 Wanbo Li, Fitchburg, MA $3,492
7 Floyd Overton, Preston, CT $2,837
8 Leonard Rinas, Bristol, CT $2,328
9 Young Kang, Ledyard, CT $1,825
10 Jon-Michael Creelman, Worcester, MA $1,273
11 William Robinson, Saugus, MA $1,273
12 Stephen Durso, Andover, MA $1,273
13 Alexander Kogan, Hopkinton, MA $1,127
14 Chris Ragavanis, Old Saybrook, CT $1,127
15 Robert Djang, Glastonbury, CT $1,127
16 Jonathan Giordano, East Syracuse, NY $1,054
17 David Chaves, Taunton, MA $1,054
18 Bridget Meagher, Worcester, MA $1,054
19 Jared Bouchard, Waterville, ME $982
20 John O’Connor, Medford, MA $982
21 Peter Young, Madison, CT $982
22 Milton Thomas, Randolph, MA $909
23 Saysongkham Savatphong, Wnsckt, RI $909
24 Jeffrey Nelson, Plymouth, MA $909

Foxwoods April 2015 Mega Stack - Event #3 - $230 Omaha 8ob - Final Results

Place Name Prize
1 David Sheehan, Waltham, MA $1,906
2 Joseph Bertrand, Marlborough, MA $1,700
3 Monty Dennis, Tucker, GA $1,700
4 Benjamin Moots, Warwick, RI $1,500
5 Thomas Whiteley, West Warwick, RI $1,500
6 Andrew Chapman, Groton, CT $1,500
7 William Delsanto, Cranston, RI $1,500
8 Nicholas Rollins, Somersworth, NH $489
9 Alan Kalpajian, Milford, MA $427

Foxwoods April 2015 Mega Stack - Event #2 - $600 NLH - Final Results

Place Name Prize
1 Paul DiPietro, Melville, NY $6,981
2 Tony Nguyen, Worcester, MA $4,493
3 Russell Green, Syosset, NY $2,848
4 Burton Rubin, Stamford, CT $2,280
5 Guan Wang, Rocky Hill, CT $1,728
6 Stephen Friedrich, Tolland, CT $1,369
7 Robert Miller, Billerica, MA $1,106
8 Chad McMahon, East Weymouth, MA $898
9 Brandon Winter, Groton, CT $724
10 Eric Siegel, Melville, NY $497
11 James Dabkowski, Ansonia, CT $497
12 Saintel Metelus, Brookline, MA $497
13 Jonathan Giordano, East Syracuse, NY $442
14 Derek Peluso, Andover, MA $442
15 Daniel Castoria, Massapequa Park, NY $442
16 Ryan Sandstrom, Worcester, MA $414
17 Justin Gamache, Westerly, RI $414
18 Spencer Champlin, Scarborough, ME $414
19 Jason Brunnett, Webster, MA $387
20 Timothy Mosher, Manchester, NH $387
21 Eric Griva, South Dartmouth, MA $387

Foxwoods April 2015 Mega Stack - Event #1 - $600 NLH - Final Results

Place Name Prize
1 William Dang, Chelsea, MA $20,500
2 Jeff Cohen, Rye, NH $21,856
3 Donald Farnen, West Haven, CT $18,500
4 Frank Williams, Middle Island, NY $18,500
5 John Quirk, Warwick, RI $18,500
6 Jonathan Ray, Cos Cob, CT $7,307
7 Muhammad Abdel-Rahim, Portsmouth, NH $5,977
8 Eric Kitain, Armonk, NY $4,733
9 John Brakatselos, Manhasset, NY $3,666
10 Samrish Variyath, Westborough, MA $2,656
11 Kyle Carey, North Providence, RI $2,656
12 Wendell Barnes, Charlton, MA $2,656
13 Undisclosed $2,241
14 Gerald Hillard, Silver Grove, KY $2,241
15 Ralph Macri, Redding, CT $2,241
16 Gregory Zara, Quincy, MA $1,992
17 Soukha Kachittavong, Woonsocket, RI $1,992
18 Ryan Methia, New Bedford, MA $1,992
19 John Ricci, Harrison, NY $1,743
20 Rohan Long, Windsor, CT $1,743
21 Theodore Driscoll, Arlington, MA $1,743
22 Justin Schwartz, Hauppauge, NY $1,577
23 Joseph Smith, West Hartford, CT $1,577
24 Dilipkumar Patel, Milwaukee, WI $1,577
25 Chad Bazinet, Bangor, ME $1,411
26 Eric Siegel, Melville, NY $1,411
27 Jordan Fishman, Southborough, MA $1,411
28 Jie Zhang, North Grafton, MA $1,295
29 Timothy O’Neil, Southbury, CT $1,295
30 Matthew Wantman, Stoneham, MA $1,295
31 William Miller, Stratford, CT $1,295
32 Michael Dobbs, Sayville, NY $1,295
33 Michael Massri, Worcester, MA $1,295
34 Bradley St. Vincent, Bristol, RI $1,295
35 Henry Orme, Framingham, MA $1,295
36 Victor Shotov, Waltham, MA $1,295

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Event #5 $230 NLH Prize Pool & Payouts

There were a total of 114 entrants in today's Event #5 $230 NLH, creating a $22,116 prize pool. The top 12 players will be in the money, with a mincash worth $552. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $6,193
2nd Place: $4,180
3rd Place: $2,742
4th Place: $2,057
5th Place: $1,548
6th Place: $1,239
7th Place: $1,017
8th Place: $818
9th Place: $666
10th-12th Place: $552

1st Place: Ron Dalgo ($16,048)


On a [7c][Jh][9d] flop, James Carter was all in holding [Ts][9s] for a pair and a gutshot straight draw, but Ron Dalgo had the superior kicker with his [As][9h]. The [Ks] turn gave James a double gutshot to go with his two pair draw, but the [6c] missed the draw.

Ron Dalgo will win Event #4 $300 NLH. He will take home the title, the trophy, and $16,048. Congratulations, Ron!

2nd Place: James Carter ($10,000)


James Carter gets some back

James Carter got his short stack in holding [Jc][Ts] and would need to get lucky against Ron Dalgo's [Ac][8c]. The [9d][8h][Kh] flop gave James the beds odds to win, and the [Qd] left Ron drawing dead as James had made his straight. The meaningless [5d] hit the river, and James will double up to 800,000.

Ron Dalgo takes a commanding chip lead

Ron Dalgo was all in preflop with [As][Qd] and was dominating James Carter's ace-nine. Though James begged for a nine as every card fell, he failed to find it as the board ran out [Kc][5s][7s][Tc][3c]. Ron has doubled up and has a huge chip lead over James as head up play continues.

3rd Place: Victor "Most" Paulino ($10,000)

On a [Jh][5d][Qd] flop, Victor "Most" Paulino was all in holding [Qc][5c] for two pair but was up against Ron Dalgo's [Kd][6d] for a flush draw. Ron wasted no time in hitting his draw when the turn fell [8d], and Victor prayed for the board to pair on the river. The [Js] did pair the river, but it wasn't the right card to make Victor a full house. He will exit this tournament in 3rd place, good for $10,000.

4th Place: Steve Joseph ($5,820)

Under the gun, Steve Joseph moved all in and Victor "Most" Paulino called from the button. Both James Carter and Ron Dalgo begrudingly folded their hands.

Steve [Jd][Th]
Victor [Ad][6c]

The [5s][8s][9h] flop gave Steve the best odds to win the hand with an open ended straight draw and two overs, but the [6h] turn and [9s] kept ace high in front. Steve will exit the tournament in 4th place, good for $5,820.

Victor "Most" Paulino doubles up

Ron Dalgo opened the pot under the gun before Victor "Most" Paulino moved all in from the small blind. James Carter made the call from the big blind, and Ron got out of the way.

Victor [Ah][Qd]
James [Ad][Th]

James was looking for a ten to knock out his opponent, but the [4c][8s][9h][9c][9s] board gave both places trip nines, with Victor's ace-queen kicker playing. He will double up to 570,000 with 5 minutes left at 12,000/24,000 blinds.

5th Place: Jian Wu ($4,365)


James Carter doubles up


James Carter was all in preflop holding [Js][Jc] and was flipping against [As][Kc]. James asked for low cards, and the flop came [8c][Jd][7d]. James proudly declared his opponent "drawing dead," even though he still had runner-runner outs. The [Kh] sealed the win for James, and he earned a full double up as the dealer placed the meaningless [3c] on the river.

6th Place: Wanbo Li ($3,492)


Wanbo Li was all in with [Qc][Th] and was up against the [Ad][8d] of Ron Dalgo. Wanbo hit a miracle flop when it fell [8c][9c][Jc], giving him a flopped straight with a straight flush redraw. With a 97% chance of doubling up, the dealer placed the [8h] on the turn, giving Ron trip eights and a handful of outs to make a full house and win the pot. Amazingly, the [Js] hit the river to complete that draw, and send Wambo to the rail in 6th place. He will earn $3,492 for his efforts.

Event #4 Recent Eliminations

Action has been fast and furious at the final table in Event #4 $300 NLH. With one level complete, we have already trimmed our final table from 9 players down to 6. The remaining players are guaranteed $3,492, but all eyes are on the $17,679 first place prize. Here are the recent eliminations:

7th Place: Floyd Overton ($2,837)
8th Place: Leonard Rincs ($2,328)
9th Place: Young Kang ($1,825)

Today's schedule

On today's schedule at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge:

11am:
Event # 5 $230 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
$20,000 GUARANTEED
($200 Buy-in / $30 Entry fee)
Players start with 15,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Each level will be played for 25 minutes.
Full structure is available here.

12pm:
Final Table of Event # 4 $300 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
Full structure is available here.
Streaming live at www.FoxwoodsLive.com

A full schedule for the series is available here.

April 2015 - Mega Stack Challenge - Event #4 - $300 NLH Returning Players Day 2

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
1 Wu, Jian 242,000
2 Paulino, Victor 275,000
3 Overton, Floyd 325,000
4 Carter, James 760,000
5 Kang, Young 100,000
6 Li, Wanbo 258,000
7 Dalgo, Ronald 895,000
8 Rinas, Leonard 116,000
9 Joseph, Steve 445,000

Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

Here are chip counts and seating assignments for the final table:

Seat 1: Jon-Michael Creelman - 99,000
Seat 2: Jian Wu - 264,000
Seat 3: Victor "Most" Paulino - 221,000
Seat 4: Floyd Overton - 310,000
Seat 5: James Carter - 724,000
Seat 6: Young Kang - 140,000
Seat 7: Wanbo Li - 178,000
Seat 8: Ronald Dalgo - 797,000
Seat 9: Leonard Rincs - 156,000
Seat 10: Steve Joseph - 426,000

Here are the prizes left to play for:

1st Place: $17,679
2nd Place: $11,167
3rd Place: $7,202
4th Place: $5,820
5th Place: $4,365
6th Place: $3,492
7th Place: $2,837
8th Place: $2,328
9th Place: $1,825
10th Place: $1,273

Final Table Reached

With the elimination of our 11th place finisher, the final table has been reached. Players are redrawing for seats at the unofficial final table, and play will continue until the end of the level or when one more player has been eliminated.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Last level of the night

It's almost midnight and Day 1 of Event #4 $300 NLH is almost done for the day. The last level of the night has just begun, 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. Only 14 players remain, and the day will conclude early if the final players are reached.

Event #4 is now in the money

Hand for hand play didn't even begin when we lost a player in 25th place, leaving the rest of the field in the money.

Event #4 is now on the bubble

With the elimination of our 26th place finisher, we are now hand for hand. The next player eliminated will be the Bubble Boy, while the remaining 24 players will be guaranteed a $909 payday.

Event #4 $300 NLH Prize Pool & Payouts

There were a total of 221 entries in Event #4 $300 NLH, which missed the $75,000 Guarantee by a large margin. Foxwoods will add $17,540 to meet that guarantee. Here are the payouts after the 3% staffing fee:

1st Place: $17,679
2nd Place: $11,167
3rd Place: $7,202
4th Place: $5,820
5th Place: $4,365
6th Place: $3,492
7th Place: $2,837
8th Place: $2,328
9th Place: $1,825
10th-12th Place: $1,273
13th-15th Place: $1,127
16th-18th Place: $1,054
19th-21st Place: $982
22nd-24th Place: $909

Today's schedule

On today's schedule at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge:

11am:
Event # 4 $300 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
($260 Buy-in / $40 Entry fee)
$75,000 GUARANTEED
“With Re-Entries”
Two Day Event
Players start with 15,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Levels will be played for 30 minutes.
Full structure is available here.

A full schedule for the series is available here.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2nd Place: Jeff Cohen ($21,856)


3rd Place: Don Farnen ($18,500)


Don Farnen was all in preflop holding [As][3d] and was behind Jeff Cohen's [Ah][Ks]. The [9c][9h][4s] flop gave Don chop outs, but the ace-king high held up through a [7s] turn and [8s] river. Don will earn $18,500 for his 3rd place finish.

4th Place: Frank Williams ($18,500)


Frank Williams was all in preflop holding [As][Kc] against Don Farnen's [Qh][Qc]. Earlier in this final table ace-king couldn't lose, but lately it can't win. The board ran out [Jh][7d][3d][5d][3c] to keep the queens in front, sending Frank to the rail in 4th place. He will earn $18,500 for his efforts.

Five way deal reached

The final five have just agreed to a deal. All five, with fairly equal stacks, will each take $18,500 a piece. The tournament will be winner take all for the remaining $5,356, so the winner will walk away with $23,856.

6th Place: Jonathan Ray ($7,307)


Jonathan Ray moved all in from the button and was called by Jeff Cohen in the small blind. John Quirk got out of the way, and Jonathan received the bad news: his pocket sevens had run into Jeff's pocket jacks. The board ran out pure, and Jeff's jacks held up to send Jonathan to the rail in 6th place. He will earn $7,307 for his efforts.

William Dang doubles through Frank Williams


William Dang was all in preflop holding [Ad][Kh] and was up against the [As][Qs] of Frank Williams. William quickly became an underdog when the flop fell [9s][Th][8s], giving his opponent a flush draw, a straight draw, and a live queen. The [7c] turn gave William's opponent three more outs to chop. Amazingly, the [Ah] hit the river, saving William from elimination. He will double up to 1,300,000.

Updated chip counts at dinner break

The final 6 players in Event #1 $600 NLH are now on a one hour dinner break. Play will resume at 7:40pm EST.

Here are updated chip counts for the final six in seat order:

Jonathan Ray - 722,000
Jeff Cohen - 665,000
John Quirk - 1,025,000
Don Farnen - 1,412,000
Frank Williams - 1,955,000
William Dang - 720,000

Jeff Cohen doubles through John Quirk

From the button, Jeff Cohen moved all in and was snap called by John Quirk in the small blind. Don Farnen folded the big blind, and it was another race with Jeff's pocket threes against John's ace-king. The 8-4-4 flop gave John some extra outs, but the turn was a five and the river was a six to keep the small pocket pair in front. For the first time at this final table, ace-king did not win a race, and Jeff was very happy about this as he collected his double-up.

7th Place: Muhammad Abdel-Rahim ($5,977)

Muhammad Abdel-Rahim raised under the gun before Don Farnen moved all in from the button. Action folded back to Muhammad who called all in for less, tabling [Js][Jc]. It was a good call as Don had [Ah][Kd], so it would be another coin flip at this final table. The [7c][3d][Kc] flop put Don in front, but the [8c] gave Muhammed a club flush draw to go with his two jack outs. As Don chanted, "No! No! No!" the dealer put the [Td] on the river, and Don's pair of kings would hold up. Muhammad will exit this tournament in 7th place, good for $5,977.

8th Place: Eric Kitain ($4,733)

On a [7c][7h][Ah] flop, Frank Williams bet out 170,000 before Eric Kitain moved all in. Frank thought about it for a bit but eventually made the call, seeing that his [Ac][Ts] was behind Eric's [Ad][Jh]. Frank asked for a king to chip, but instead the [Td] hit the turn to leave Eric in bad shape. He would need a jack to survive, but instead the [Ks] hit the river. Eric will earn $4,733 for his 8th place finish today.

9th Place: John Brakatselos ($3,666)


From under the gun, John Brakatselos moved all in and was called by Don Farnen on the button. It was a cooler as John had picked up [Ad][Kc] to Don's [As][Ac]. The [Jh][5c][2h] gave John two backdoor straight draws, and the [4c] turn meant he could hit a three to chop. But the river was the [Qs], sending John to the rail in 9th place. He will collect $3,666 for his efforts today.

10th Place: Samrish Variyath ($2,656)


John Quirk raised under the gun and action folded around to Samrish Variyath in the big blind who moved all in. John asked for a count and eventually made the call with [Ac][Kd], which was flipping against Samrish's [Qs][Qc]. Samrish asked the dealer to keep it low, but the [6s][Ah][4d] flop was not what he wanted. He needed to catch one of the two remaining queens, but the [4c] turn and [8d] river didn't hit him. Samrish will exit this tournament in 10th place, good fro $2,656.

Jonathan Ray doubles through Don Farnen

On the first hand of the final table, Jonathan Ray moved all in from UTG+1 for 264,000 at 10,000/20,000 blinds with a 3,000 ante. Action folded to Don Farnen in middle position who thought before moving all in over the top. The rest folded, and the two showed their hands:

Jonathan [Qh][Jh]
Don [9h][9c]

The board ran out [4h][Qs][2d][Tc][Jd] to give Jonathan the double up. Meanwhile, Don has seen his chip count drop to just under 500,000.

Event #1 Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

Here are chip counts & seating assignments for the final table:

Seat 1: Jonathan Ray - 267,000
Seat 2: Jeff Cohen - 419,000
Seat 3: Samrish Variyath - 451,000
Seat 4: John Quirk - 889,000
Seat 5: Don Farnen - 769,000
Seat 6: Frank Williams - 965,000
Seat 7: William Dang - 711,000
Seat 8: John Brakatselos - 346,000
Seat 9: Eric Kitain - 447,000
Seat 10: Muhammad Abdel-Rahim - 1,195,000

Here are the prizes left to be played for:

1st Place: $38,077
2nd Place: $23,247
3rd Place: $15,360
4th Place: $12,205
5th Place: $8,967
6th Place: $7,307
7th Place: $5,977
8th Place: $4,733
9th Place: $3,666
10th Place: $2,656

Event #1 Final Table Reached

We lost Kyle Carey in 11th place when his ace-ten was rivered by his opponent's ace-deuce. With that elimination, we are now at the final table. The final 10 players are drawing for their seats, and the tournament staff are getting chip counts. We will be resuming shortly.

15th Place: Ralph Macri ($2,241)


Ralph Macri was all in preflop with [Qc][Ts] and was racing against his opponent's [9s][9h]. The [8h][Ac][9d] flop gave Ralph's opponent a set, but Ralph had his own gutshot straight draw. He hit it on the [Jc] turn, but Ralph would still need to dodge the ten outs for his opponent to make a full house. The [8s] that hit the river was one of those outs, and Ralph will be eliminated in 15th place. He will collect $2,241 for his efforts.

Event #3 $230 Omaha/8 Prize Pool & Payouts

There were a total of 63 entrants in Event #3 $230 Omaha/8, creating a prize pool of $12,222. The top 9 players will be in the money, with a mincash worth $427. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $3,667
2nd Place: $2,567
3rd Place: $1,589
4th Place: $1,222
5th Place: $916
6th Place: $734
7th Place: $611
8th Place: $489
9th Place: $427

Event #2 $230 Bounty Prize Pool & Payouts

There were a total of 192 entrants in Event #2 $230 Bounty, creating a prize pool of $27,647. The top 21 players will be in the money, with a mincash worth $387. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $6,981
2nd Place: $4,493
3rd Place: $2,848
4th Place: $2,280
5th Place: $1,728
6th Place: $1,369
7th Place: $1,106
8th Place: $898
9th Place: $724
10th-12th Place: $497
13th-15th Place: $442
16th-18th Place: $414
19th-21st Place: $387

18th Place: Ryan Methia ($1,992)


Ryan Methia was all in preflop holding pocket jacks and was up against his opponent's king-queen. The ace high flop kept the jacks in front, and the turn was a brick. But a king fell on the river, delivering Ryan a knock-out blow. He will collect $1,992 for his 18th place finish.

Notable chip counts from the final 18

Blinds are 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante, and the average stack is 359,000. Here are updated chip counts for notable players still in the field:

Ralph Macri - 386,000
Joe Hillard - 360,000
John Quirk - 280,000
Ryan Methia - 115,000

Final 2 tables reached

With the elimination of our 19th place finisher, we have reached the final 2 tables in Event #1 $600 NLH. Players will be redrawing for seats shortly. Notables still in the hunt are John Quirk, Ryan Methia, Joe Hillard, and Ralph Macri. We will bring you updated chip counts shortly.

Silvio Mantuano is the unfortunate bubble boy

On table 3, we saw two Jim Procaccini bet the river against Eric Seigel while Silvio Mantuano was all in for the side pot. Eric folded, and Jim's ace-queen high was good against Silvio's ace-seven high. Silvio will be the bubble boy, while the remaining players are in the money. Tournament staff are breaking the outer table, and all seats will be filled in on the final 4 tables.

Event #1 is now on the bubble

The day started with 42 players and we are now down to 37 remaining in Event #1 $600 NLH. The next player eliminated will be the Bubble Boy, while the remaining 36. The blinds are currently 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante.

Event #1 Day 2 is under way

Cards are in the air for Day 2 of Event #1 $600 NLH. 42 players remain, with the top 36 players making the money.

Watch our feature table at www.FoxwoodsLive.com to follow all of the action.

Today's schedule

On today's schedule at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge:

11am:
Event #2 $230 NLH Bounty
$20,000 Guaranteed
($150 Buy-in / $50 Bounty / $30 Entry fee)
“With Re-Entries”
Players start with 15,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Each level will be played for 25 minutes.
Re-Entries are available through the end of registration.
Bounty Chip must be kept on the table and visible at all times.
Full structure is available here.

12pm:
Day 2 of Event #1 $600 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM “With Re-Entries”
$125,000 Guaranteed
($530 Buy-in / $70 Entry fee)
Full structure is available here.

1pm:
Event # 3 $230 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
$10,000 Guaranteed
($200 Buy-in / $30 Entry fee)
Players start with 10,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Each level will be played for 25 minutes.
Full structure is available here.

A full schedule for the series is available here.

Foxwoods April 2015 Mega Stack - Event #1 - $600 NLH - Returning Players

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
1-1 Ray, Jonathan 174,500
1-2 Wantman, Matthew 303,500
1-3 Kachittavong, Soukha 104,000
1-4 Williams, Frank 284,000
1-5 Variyath, Samrish 97,500
1-6 Driscoll, Ted 210,000
1-7 Schumacher, Mark 92,500
1-8 Barnes, Wendell 127,000
1-9 Fishman, Jordan 125,500
2-1 O'Neil, Tim 99,000
2-2 Schwartz, Justin 138,500
2-3 Kraemer, Mackenzie 224,500
2-4 Zhang, Jie 71,000
2-5 Patel, Dilipkumar 145,500
2-6 OPEN SEAT n/a
2-7 Methia, Ryan 108,000
2-8 Bazinet, Chad 128,500
2-9 Undisclosed 163,000
3-1 Kitain, Eric 75,000
3-2 Brakatselos, John 152,000
3-3 Mondello, Paul 37,000
3-4 OPEN SEAT n/a
3-5 Pappas, Billy 260,500
3-6 Hillard, Joe 213,500
3-7 Mantuano, Silvio 149,000
3-8 Procaccini, Jim 97,500
3-9 Quirk, John 196,500
4-1 Zara, Greg 69,500
4-2 Abdel-Rahim, Muhammad 129,000
4-3 St.Vincent, Brad 83,500
4-4 Orme, Henry 288,500
4-5 Cohen, Jeff 252,000
4-6 Long, Rohan 212,500
4-7 Farnen, Don 316,000
4-8 OPEN SEAT n/a
4-9 Carey, Kyle 93,500
5-1 Dang, William 91,500
5-2 Smith, Joseph 89,000
5-3 Dobbs, Michael 134,000
5-4 Macri, Ralph 274,500
5-5 Shotov, Victor 65,500
5-6 Miller, W. 141,000
5-7 Ricci, John 162,500
5-8 Massri, Mike 134,500
5-9 Siegel, Eric 134,000

Play has concluded for the night

With 10 minutes left in the level, a card was drawn. Three more hands were played on all tables before play had concluded for the night. 43 players will advance to Day 2, which will resume at 12pm EST. Full chip counts and seating assignments will be posted shortly.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Two levels remain

The 61 remaining players in Event #1 $600 NLH have returned from their last break of the day. The 100 chips are colored up and raced off, and the field is now playing 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante. They will play this level and one more before bagging up their chips for the night.

99 Players Remain in Event #1

With 6 minutes left in Level 12, we're down to double digits as there's 99 players remaining. The top 36 players will make the money, so there's still a bit of play left before the bubble will be burst.

Event #1 Prize Pool & Payouts

There were a total of 323 entries in Evenet #1 $600 NLH. The top 36 players will be in the money, with a mincash worth $1,295. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $38,077
2nd Place: $23,247
3rd Place: $15,360
4th Place: $12,205
5th Place: $8,967
6th Place: $7,307
7th Place: $5,977
8th Place: $4,733
9th Place: $3,666
10th-12th Place: $2,656
13th-15th Place: $2,241
16th-18th Place: $1,992
19th-21st Place: $1,743
22nd-24th Place; $1,577
25th-27th Place: $1,411
28th-36th Place: $1,295

Ralph Macri making a run for the chip lead

We arrived at Ralph Macri's table to count his chips and saw him bet on the button on a queen high flop. His opponent check-raised and Ralph quickly moved all in, putting his opponent to the test. He eventually made the call, Ralph's pocket aces were in front of his opponent's queen-nine. The aces held to eliminate that player, and Ralph collected a nice pot, padding his stack to 207,000 with 10 minutes until dinner break.

Event #1 cards are in the air

Cards are in the air for Event #1 $600 NLH. Players will start with 20,000 in chips, and re-entries will be available through the end of the 8th level.

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Today's schedule: Event #1 $600 NLH @ 11am

On today's schedule at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge:

11am:
Event #1 $600 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM “With Re-Entries”
$125,000 Guaranteed
($530 Buy-in / $70 Entry fee)
Two Day Event
Players start with 20,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Re-entries will be available through the end of the 8th level.
Levels 1 - 23 will last 40 minutes / Levels 24 + will last 50 minutes
Full structure is available here.

A full schedule for the series is available here.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 2015 - Weekend Mini Series - Event #1 - $400 NLH Returning Players Day 2

Table - Seat Name Chip Count
4-4 Allain, Robert 140,500
6-5 Borges, Al 113,000
4-5 Brackesy, Steven 228,000
1-8 Brown, Michael 21,500
5-8 Caputo, John 92,000
5-5 Cinquemani, Joseph 122,000
2-4 Cooper, Matthew 87,000
3-3 Corcione, Robert 209,000
1-5 Daly, Zach 113,500
6-9 Dang, Vinny 68,000
1-9 Donnelly, Jacob 77,500
2-7 Farnen, Donald 72,000
2-2 Gamache, Justin 30,500
6-3 Gilbert, Keith 69,000
5-6 Guzzardi, Michael 50,000
5-2 Heinzmann, Joseph 68,500
4-1 Kachittavong, Soukha 193,500
2-1 Kang, Young 114,000
6-6 Kelliher, Timothy 70,000
5-7 Lane, Ronald 130,000
6-8 Lee, Seunghwan 143,500
1-3 Lowe, Michael 41,500
5-1 Lu, Meng 99,000
1-7 Macri, Ralph 121,500
6-7 Malkotsis, Spyros 274,500
3-4 Markovikj, Kikja 72,500
1-1 Matson, John 68,000
2-9 McCaughey, William 102,000
4-7 McMahon, Chad 81,000
4-6 Meed, William 54,500
4-3 Methia, Ryan 137,000
3-9 Milien, Rochefort 237,000
4-8 Miller, William 78,500
3-1 Nicastro, David 174,500
3-8 Oh, Jewook 165,000
1-2 Patel, Sunny 45,000
2-5 Perry, Mark 84,000
6-2 Pocchia, Thomas 76,000
6-4 Posa, Stephen 90,500
3-7 Ricci, John 156,000
5-3 Romano, Joseph 80,000
4-2 Scianna, Louis 100,000
3-2 Sgambato, Frank 180,000
2-6 Shaw, Stanley 249,000
2-3 Smith, Aaron 46,000
2-8 Sniffin, Kevin 133,000
6-1 Spanos, Michael 184,000
3-6 Spyratos, Gerasimos 42,000
1-6 Stewart, Daniel 113,500
1-4 Sweeney, David 82,500
5-4 Trumbo, Keith 196,500
4-9 Vo, Jake 154,000
3-5 Yanchek, Jeffrey 19,500

Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 Foxwoods April Weekend Mini Series - $400 NLH Returning Players

Day 2 with a $100,000 Guarantee - Flight 1B will start at 11am on Sat. April 11, 2015. Registration will remain open throught level 8.  19 players with chip stacks returning from flight 1A.

Place Name Prize
1 Kachittavong, Soukha 193,500
2 Spanos, Michael 184,000
3 Nicastro, David 174,500
4 Oh, Jewook 165,000
5 Ricci, John 156,000
6 Vo, Jake 154,000
7 Macri, Ralph 121,500
8 Borges, Al 113,000
9 Scianna, Louis 100,000
10 Caputo, John 92,000
11 Posa, Stephen 90,500
12 Cooper, Matthew 87,000
13 Perry, Mark 84,000
14 Miller, W. 78,500
15 Donnelly, Jacob 77,500
16 Pocchia, Thomas 76,000
17 Markovikj, Kikja 72,500
18 Dang, Vinny 68,000
19 Yanchek, Jeffrey 19,500