Event 7 (Flight A)Level 15 (1,200/2,400/400)Total Entries: 216Players Remaining: 38Chip Average: 115,000
|Adrian Scarpa will enter Day 2 with one of the bigger stacks remaining in Event 7, after bagging 283,000 in Flight A. |
Flight A of the $75,000 GTD Event 7 is officially in the books and while there are four big stacks ending the day over the 200,000 chip mark, it was touch and go to see who would bag the biggest stack from this starting flight.
A half hour ago, it looked to be Joe Kosko, but after a move to the "feature" table, he stumbled and would only bag 217,500, still good for double the chip average.
Then it looked like another player at the "feature" table, as Peter Tripp quietly bagged 278,000, good for a top three stack.
Then it looked like Adrian Scarpa would end the day on top, as he won a massive pot with just a few hands remaining when his [Kd][Kh] held against the top pair and straight draw of an unknown player to end him with just under 285,000 chips.
But, on one of the last hands of the night, it would be Chris Renaudette bagging up the chip lead, posting 289,000 and while we missed the action of the hand that scored him his late massive pot a player at the table that both he and Scarpa were seated at could be overheard saying, "Not a bad time to run hot huh?"
|Chris Renaudette (Holyoke, MA)|
Certainly not, as both players entered the last level of play with just over the chip average and will end the day sharing the spotlight as our top stacks to come out of Flight A.
Plenty of other "notable" players were able to bag up chips, as well as a bunch of new faces to the Card Player Poker Tour, including Sammy Gilly (174,000), Jeremy Barcello (162,000), John Vohs (129,000), Eric Siegel (108,000) and Brad St. Vincent (107,000).
Plenty of short stacks will have to "run it up tomorrow" including Ralph Macri (50,000) and Johnny Rodrigues (46,000) who will return to tomorrow's Day 2 session with close to 15 big blinds.
In all, 38 players advanced to Day 2 and they will join the players currently playing in tonight's Flight B session, with both flights combining and starting play tomorrow at 12 PM to play down to an Event 7 champion.
There was talk of "how far from the money" everyone will be when play resumes tomorrow and a quick estimate of the Flight B field shows that we'll likely hit the same number of players between 200-225 for this night flight, meaning that anywhere from 40-45 players "should" cash in Event 7.
All of this is not binding as it all depends on the finalized Flight B field, a number we should have within the hour as those players are moving into Level 7 momentarily.
The Foxwoods Poker blog will continue to bring you updates from that second flight and will post a complete list of chip counts and seating assignments tomorrow morning before the start of Day 2.