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Monday, April 3, 2017

Rami Owera Wins Event #16 $2,200 NLH Main Event ($76,356)

Rami Owera - Winner Event #16 - $76,356

Level: 25
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 2
Average Chip Stack: 3,705,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Rami Owera has just defeated Soukha Kachittavong heads up in Event #16. Owera takes home $76,356 and the Foxwoods Main Event trophy.

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Soukha Kachittavong Eliminated in 2nd Place ($73,132) By Rami Owera

Soukha Kachittavong - 2nd Place - $73,132

Level: 25
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 2
Average Chip Stack: 3,705,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Soukha Kachittavong is all in on the button holding A3♠, and has been called by Rami Owera holding J10.

The flop comes 983♣, giving Owera an open-ended straight draw.  The 7♣ turn brings in that straight, and Kachittavong stands up and shakes Owera's hand as the river comes the 6.

Rami Owera - Winner Event #16 ($76,356)
Soukha Kachittavong - Eliminated in second place, $73,132

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Brad St. Vincent Eliminated in 3rd Place ($81,716) By Rami Owera


Brad St. Vincent - 3rd Place - $81,716
Level: 25
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 2
Average Chip Stack: 3,705,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There was around 400,000 in the middle and the board read 5♠4♠3K8♣ when Rami Owera shoved all in. Brad St. Vincent tanked for nearly three minutes before he tossed in a chip to call.

"King?" St. Vincent asked Owera.  Owera showed K6♣.

St. Vincent showed Q5, and his 1,200,000 chip stack was passed over to Owera.

Rami Owera - 8,000,000 (266 bb)
Brad St. Vincent - Eliminated in 3rd place, $81,716

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Soukha Kachittavong Doubles Through Brad St. Vincent

Level: 25
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 3
Average Chip Stack: 2,470,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There's around 250,000 in the middle and two players looking at the J10♣7 flop.  Soukha Kachittavong and Brad St. Vincent have moved all of their chips into the middle, and are holding the following cards:

Kachittavong: 109 (pair of tens and a flush draw)
St. Vincent: A♣J♣

The Q turn brought the flush for Kachittavong, and the 6♣ river became inconsequential.

"You could have at least given me a sweat on the turn," St. Vincent says to the dealer.

"Maybe someday I will win a flip against Soukha," St. Vincent says with a smile, "And when I do, I'm sure it will be a small pot."

Soukha Kachittavong - 3,300,000 (110 bb)
Brad St. Vincent - 1,500,000 (50 bb)

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Chop Deal

Level: 25
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 3
Average Chip Stack: 2,470,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The final three players have come to an equity chip chop as follows:

1st Place - Brad St. Vincent - $81,716
2nd Place - Rami Owera - $76,356
3rd Place - Soukha Kachittavong - $73,133

They will now play it out for the trophy.

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Benny Bianco Eliminated in 4th Place ($36,418) By Soukha Kachittavong

Benny Bianco - 4th Place - $36,418

Level: 24
Blinds: 12,000/24,000
Ante: 4,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 3
Average Chip Stack: 2,470,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Benny Bianco was just eliminated from play by Soukha Kachittavong. Kachittavong turned a set of queens against Bianco's flopped pair of aces, and Bianco was eliminated in 4th place.

The remaining three players are now working on a chop deal.

Jose Reyes Wins Event #19 $5,000 High Roller ($24,354)

Jose Reyes - Winner Event #19 - $24,354
Level: 17
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 10
Current Players Remaining: 2
Average Chip Stack: 249,999
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oRo5Kp

Moments ago, Jose Reyes defeated poker pro David Stefanski heads up in the $5,000 High Roller event.  Reyes takes home $24,354, along with the Foxwoods trophy.  

Event #19 ($5,000 High Roller) - David Stefanski Eliminated in 2nd Place ($16,236)

David Stefanski - 2nd Place - $16,236

Level: 17
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 10
Current Players Remaining: 2
Average Chip Stack: 249,999
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oRo5Kp

Facing a raise from Jose Reyes on the button, David Stefanski shoved all in for slightly less than Reyes, and Reyes quickly called.

Reyes: AQ♣
Stefanski: A6

"Come onnnnn hearts," Stefanski says, just before the flop comes 5♠2♣3.

"Four-ball," Stefanski says, but it's the J♠ on the turn.

Unfortunately for Stefanski, the 9. does not improve his hand, and he is eliminated in 2nd place, taking home $16,236.

Jose Reyes - Winner Event #19 ($24,354)
David Stefanski - Eliminated in 2nd place, for $16,236

Event #19 ($5,000 High Roller) - Bob Borkowski Eliminated in 3rd Place ($5,000) By David Stefanski


Level: 16
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 10
Current Players Remaining: 2
Average Chip Stack: 249,999
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oRo5Kp

After many hours of three handed play, the final three players agreed to adjust the payouts slightly so that 3rd place will make their $5,000 back.

Bob Borkowski was just eliminated in 3rd. He shoved all in preflop and both players called.

David Stefanski and Jose Reyes both checked the Q9♠8♣ flop and the 8♠ turn. When the river came the 3 Stefanski bet, and Reyes folded.

Borkowski showed 7♣7, but Stefanski took the pot with A♣4.

David Stefanski - 170,000 (28 bb)
Bob Borkowski - Eliminated in 3rd place, for $5,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Kenneth Rawlinson Eliminated in 5th Place ($28,271) By Brad St. Vincent

Kenneth Rawlinson - 5th Place - $28,271

Level: 24
Blinds: 12,000/24,000
Ante: 4,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 4
Average Chip Stack: 1,852,500
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Kenneth Rawlinson shoves all in on the button, and Brad St. Vincent reshoves for around the same stack in the small blind.  Rami Owera asks for approx. counts, and Rawlinson tells him that he has around 640,000, and St. Vincent says, "Around the same, less than 700."  Owera thinks for a few more seconds and then says, "I have been running good," but mucks his cards.

Rawlinson: 2♣2♠
St. Vincent: Q♣Q

The board runs out A♣98109 awarding St. Vincent the pot, and eliminating Rawlinson in 5th place.

Brad St. Vincent - 1,400,000 (58 bb)
Kenneth Rawlinson - Eliminated in 5th place, for $28,271

Event #20 ($300 NLH Big Stack) - Prizepool Information

There were a total of 184 entries in today's $300 No-Limit Hold'em Big Stack event, generating a prizepool of $46,405. The top 21 places will make the money, with first place taking home $11,718.

Here is a look at the prizepool breakdown:

1$11,718
2$7,541
3$4,779
4$3,829
5$2,900
6$2,297
7$1,856
8$1,508
9$1,211
10-12$835
13-15$742
16-18$696
19-21$649

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Second Break

**BREAK TIME**
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 5
Average Chip Stack: 1,482,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The final five players are now on their second 15 minute break of the day. They will return to play Level 24 with 12,000/24,000 blinds and a 4,000 ante. The average upon return from the break will be 1,482,000.

Here is a look at the final five players stacks heading into break:

Rami Owera - 3,525,000
Benny Bianco - 1,100,000
Soukha Kachittavong - 950,000
Kenneth Rawlinson - 460,000
Brad St. Vincent - 1,525,000

Event #18 ($300 NLH Feezeout) - Results

Rohan Long - Winner Event #18 ($300 NLH Freezeout) - $5,964

1st - Rohan Long - $5,964
2nd - William Frederick - $4,100
3rd - Gerrald Gaumond - $4,100
4th - Dennis Laurence - $3,500
5th -Steven Checca - $3,500
6th - Derek Chin - $1,568
7th - Thomas Welch - $1,287
8th - William Kirinsky - $1,036
9th - Thomas Welch Jr. - $842
10th - Stephen Hemsworth - $699
11th - David Leiter - $699
12th - Lowell Kim - $699

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Tou Kue Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,522) By Rami Owera

Tou Kue - 6th Place - $22,522

Level: 23
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 3,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 5
Average Chip Stack: 1,482,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Tou Kue just shoved all in holding A♠4♣ and Rami Owera called holding 66.

The board ran out 97♠345♠, awarding Owera the pot with his straight, and eliminating Kue in 6th place.

Rami Owera - 3,100,000 (155 bb)
Tou Kue - Eliminated in 6th place, for $22,522

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Gary Lucci Eliminated in 7th Place ($18,208) By Brad St. Vincent

Gary Lucci - 7th Place - $18,208
Level: 23
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 3,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 6
Average Chip Stack: 1,235,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There are two players looking at the 73♣2♣ flop. Gary Lucci checks in the big blind, and Brad St. Vincent bets 51,000 in the cutoff.  Lucci quickly moves all in for around 570,000, and St. Vincent goes into the tank.

St. Vincent counts out the chips to call, hangs his head down, and thinks for nearly three minutes. He lifts his head, looks at the pot, and moves the chips forward to call.

Lucci: 75 (pair of sevens with a five kicker)
St. Vincent: 7♣6♠ (pair of sevens with a six kicker)

The q♣ on the turn does not change the hand, but the 6♣ on the river gives St. Vincent a flush to win the hand and eliminate Lucci in 7th place.

"Very nice playing with you, Sir," table mate Kenneth Rawlinson says to Lucci as he is gathering his belongings, "You made things very interesting."

Brad St. Vincent - 1,500,000 (75 bb)
Gary Lucci - Eliminated in 7th place, for $18,208

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Solomon Yi Eliminated in 8th Place ($14,650) By Rami Owera

Solomon Yi - 8th Place - $14,650
Level: 23
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 3,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 7
Average Chip Stack: 1,058,571
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Solomon Yi was just eliminated after shoving all in with the nut straight holding QJ♠ when the board read A♠K♠10♠. Rami Owera called with top two, holding A♣K.

Yi was safe when the turn came the 7♣, but the A river gave Owera a full house to win the hand, and eliminate Yi in 8th place.

Rami Owera - 2,600,000 (130 bb)
Solomon Yi - Eliminated in 8th place, for $14,650

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Soukha Kahcittavong Doubles Through Gary Lucci

Level: 22
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 2,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 9
Average Chip Stack: 823,333
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There's around 350,000 in the middle, and three players looking at the KQ♣8♠7♠ board.

Benny Bianco checks in the big blind, Gary Lucci shoves all in from under the gun, and Soukha Kachittvong shoves all in for less in middle position. Bianco folds, and the players table their hands.

Kachittavong: A♠K♠ (pair of kings and nut flush draw)
Lucci: Q♠10♠ (pair of queens and inferior flush draw)

"Oooo, you are in good shape here," a player says to Kachittavong.

The river is the 4♣, and Kachittavong doubles up.

Soukha Kachittavong - 980,000 (61 bb)
Gary Lucci - 300,000 (18 bb)

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Updated Chip Counts

Level: 22
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 2,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 9
Average Chip Stack: 823,333
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Here is a look at the final table of ten, with respective chip counts

Seat 1 - Rami Owera - 1,860,000
Seat 2 - Gary Lucci - 675,000
Seat 3 - Benny Bianco - 1,100,000
Seat 4 - Solomon Yi - 626,000
Seat 5 - Soukha Kachittavong - 360,000
Seat 6 - Tarun Gulati - 80,000
Seat 7 - Kenneth Rawlinson - 650,000
Seat 8 - Brad St. Vincent - 1,025,000
Seat 9 - Tou Kue - 500,000
Seat 10 - **OPEN SEAT**

Event #19 ($5,000 High Roller) - Dave Stefanski Climbing on the Bubble

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 10
Current Players Remaining: 3
Average Chip Stack: 166,666
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oRo5Kp

There are three players remaining, and Dave Stefanski is the chip leader on the bubble of the High Roller event. Second place will make $18,236, first will take home $27,354, and third will go home empty handed.

Jose Reyes raises to 6,000 on the button. Stefanski calls in the small blind and Borkowski calls in the big blind.

The flop comes K8♦5, and all three players check.

The turn is the 7♣.  Stefanski bets out 10,000, Borkowski folds, and Reyes calls.

The river is the 5. Stefanski bets 16,000, and Reyes looks over at Borkowski's stack, waits for nearly a minute and then lightly tosses in the chips to call.

Stefanski shows K♣Q for kings up, and Reyes mucks without showing.  Reyes is now left with just over ten big blinds.

David Stefanski - 270,000 (90 bb)
Bob Borkowski - 170,000 (56 bb)
Jose Reyes - 40,000 (13 bb)

Event #19 ($5,000 NLH High Roller) - Prizepool Information

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 10
Current Players Remaining: 3
Average Chip Stack: 166,666

There were a total of 10 entries in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller event, generating a prizepool of $45,590. The top 2 places will make the money.

Here is a look at the prizepool breakdown:

1         $27,354   (SEE NOTE BELOW)
2         $18,236

At the moment there are three players remaining with the following chip counts:

Jose Reyes - 90,000
Bob Borkowski - 220,000
David Stefanski - 190,000

****UPDATE*****

The final three players agreed to pay 3rd place their money back $5,000, so the new payouts are as follows:  

1st Place - $24,354
2nd Place - $16,236
3rd Place - $5,000

Event #19 ($5,000 High Roller) - Down to Three

Level: 12
Blinds: 1,200/2,400
Ante: 400
Number of Entries: 10
Current Players Remaining: 3
Average Chip Stack: 166,666
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oRo5Kp

The General was the first to fall early this morning, and Ryan Mostafa was just eliminated a few minutes ago.

According to the dealer and the table, Mostafa got it all in holding A4♦ and was called by Jose Reyes holding pocket queens.

The flop came Q♣106 giving Reyes a set of queens.  The A♣ turn and K river meant that Mostafa was eliminated in 4th place, with two places paid.

Jose Reyes, Bob Borkowski, and David Stefanski all remain.

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Break Time

**Break Time**
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 9
Average Chip Stack: 823,333
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The final nine players are now on their first 15 minute break of the day. They will return to play Level 22, with 8,000/16,000 blinds and a 2,000 ante. The average stack upon return from the break will be 823,333.

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - James Magner Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,146) By Benny Bianco

James Magner - 10th Place - $8,146

Level: 21
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 2,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 9
Average Chip Stack: 823,333
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There is around 150,000 in the middle and the board reads K♠9♣6♣7♠. James Magner shoves all in for around 200,000, and Benny Bianco calls.

Magner is in the lead holding A♣K♣ for top pair, top kicker, and the nut flush draw.  Bianco will need to hit a jack as he is holding KJ.

Unfortunately for Magner, the J♠ comes on the river giving Bianco two pair, and eliminating Magner from play.

"I'm sorry buddy," Bianco says as Magner remains in his seat, seemingly stunned.

"He hit a two outer," Magner says, as he slowly stands up and prepares to exit the tournament area.

Benny Bianco - 2,350,000 (195 bb)
James Magnerr - Eliminated in 10th Place, for $8,146

Event #18 ($300 NLH Feezeout) - Final Table of Ten (with Chip Counts)




Level: 20
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 111
Current Players Remaining: 10
Average Chip Stack: 222,000
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oR3p5d

There is a father and on duo in the $300 Freezeout event. Thomas, the father is in seat 4, and Thomas Jr. Welch is in seat 10.

Here is a look at the final table of ten, with respective chip counts

Seat 1 - Gary Gaumond - 334,000 (41 bb)
Seat 2 - William Frederick - 375,000 (46 bb)
Seat 3 - Rohan Long - 392,000 (49 bb)
Seat 4 - Thomas Welch Jr. - 97,000 (12 bb)
Seat 5 - William Kirinsky - 63,000 (7 bb)
Seat 6 - Derel Chin - 227,000 (28 bb)
Seat 7 - Steven Checca - 336,000 (42 bb)
Seat 8 - Stephen Hemsworth - 48,000 (6 bb)
Seat 9 - Dennis Lawrence - 183,000 (22 bb)
Seat 10 - Thomas Welch - 165,000 (20 bb)

Event #19 ($5,000 High Roller) - Day 2 Play Resumes



One additional player chose to directly buy into Day 2 of this High Roller event. Players start with 50,000 in chips and the blinds will resume at 1,200/2,400 with a 400. Here is a look at their seating assignments and chip counts at the start of play:

Seat: Name: Chip Count:
1 OPEN SEAT
2 OPEN SEAT
3 Bob Borkowski 141,000
4 Jose Reyes 34,200
5 Ryan Mostafa 30,000
6 OPEN SEAT
7 The General 51,100
8 David Stefanski    **Button** 223,700

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Solomon Yi Doubles Through Brad St. Vincent

Level: 21
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 2,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 10
Average Chip Stack: 741,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Solomon Yi just doubled Brad St. Vincent after he called his remaining 484,000 in chips after St. Vincent's shoved on the J♣53 board.  Yi held pocket queens again St. Vincent's ace-jack.  The K♣ turn and 7♣ river were safe for Yi to double up.

Solomon Yi - 986,000 (82 bb)
Brad St. Vincent - 900,000 (75 bb)


Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Tarun Gulati Doubles Through Gary Lucci (again!)

Level: 21
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 2,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 10
Average Chip Stack: 741,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Tarun Gulati shoves all in from early position for 175,000, and Gary Lucci calls in the big blind.

It's a classic race with Gulati holding 88♠ against Lucci's AK♣.

The board runs out J♣72♣7♣6♠, awarding Tarun the pot with his two pair.

Tarun Gulati - 376,000 (31 bb)
Gary Lucci - 250,000 (20 bb)


Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Solomon Yi Doubles Through Gary Lucci

Level: 20
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 10
Average Chip Stack: 741,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Brad St. Vincent raises to 21,000 in early position, and Gary Lucci re-raises to 71,000 in the hijack. Solomon Yi shoves all in for 244,000 on the button, St. Vincent quickly folds, and Lucci calls.

Yi: Q♣Q
Lucci: 1010♠

The board runs out 98♣4K♠7♠. Yi's queens hold, and he doubles up.

"Miraculously, I missed my set," St. Vincent says with a smile, "I had pocket fives."

Solomon Yi - 534,000 (53 bb)
Gary Lucci - 450,000 (45 bb)

Event #19 ($5,000 High Roller) - Day 2 Seating Assignments (with Chip Counts)

There are four players returning for Day 2 of the $5,000 High Roller event, and as of now, one additional person has chosen to buy into Day 2 directly.  Anyone wishing to enter this event has until the start of play at 1pm to do so. Players start with 50,000 in chips and the blinds will resume at 1,200/2,400 with a 400.

Seat: Name: Chip Count:
1 OPEN SEAT
2 OPEN SEAT
3 Bob Borkowski 141,000
4 Jose Reyes 34,200
5 OPEN SEAT
6 OPEN SEAT
7 The General 51,100
8 David Stefanski    **Button** 223,700

Event #18 ($300 NLH Freezeout) - Now Hand for Hand on the Bubble

Level: 19
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 111
Current Players Remaining: 13
Average Chip Stack: 170,769
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oR3p5d

There are 13 players remaining in the Freezeout event, and 12 of them will get paid, which means they are now hand-for-hand on the money bubble. They will play until one player has been eliminated, and all remaining players will be officially in the money, and guaranteed at least $699.  First place will take home $7,839.  

Event #18 ($300 NLH Freezeout) - Day 2 Seating Assignments


Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Final Table of Ten (with Chip Counts)

Level: 20
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 10
Average Chip Stack: 741,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Seat 1 - Rami Owera - 1,561,000 (156 bb)
Seat 2 - Gary Lucci - 670,000 (67 bb)
Seat 3 - Benny Bianco - 1,068,000 (106 bb)
Seat 4 - Solomon Yi - 244,000 (24 bb)
Seat 5 - Soukha Kachittavong - 452,000 (45 bb)
Seat 6 - Tarun Gulati - 203,000 (20 bb)
Seat 7 - Kenneth Rawlinson - 613,000
Seat 8 - Brad St. Vincent - 1,659,000 (165 bb)
Seat 9 - Tou Kue - 632,000 (63 bb)
Seat 10 - James Magner - 288,000 (28 bb)

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Michael Lavoie Eliminated in 11th Place ($8,146)

Michael Lavoie - 11th Place - $8,146

Level: 20

Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 10
Average Chip Stack: 617,500
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Michael Lavoie was just eliminated from play, and the final ten players are now redrawing for their new seats at the final table of ten.  A full list of chip counts and seat assignments will be posted shortly. 

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Sam Al-Shurieki Eliminated in 12th Place ($8,146) By Brad St. Vincent

Sam Al-Shurieki - 12th Place - $8,146

Level: 20
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 11
Average Chip Stack: 673,636
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Action folds to Sam Al-Shurieki in the cutoff who shoves all in for 130,000, and Brad St. Vincent calls in the small blind.

Al-Shurieki: K♠10♣
St. Vincent: K♣K

The board runs out 972♣6♣2♠ eliminating Al-Shurieki in 12th place.

Brad St. Vincent - 1,500,000 (150 bb)
Sam Al-Shurieki - Eliminated in 12th place for $8,146

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Tarun Gulati Hits the River to Double

Level: 20
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 12
Average Chip Stack: 617,500
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

In a blind versus blind situation, Tarun Gulati is all in for around 105,000 from the big blind, and has been called by Gary Lucci in the small blind.

Lucci: A♣K
Gulati: J10

The flop comes A♠Q4♠ increasing Lucci's lead when he makes a pair of aces. He maintains that lead when the turn comes the 9♣, but the 8♠ on the river gives Gulati a straight to double up.

"Wow, I definitely did not see that happening," Gulati says as the pot is passed over to him.

Tarun Gulati -227,000 (22 bb)
Gary Lucci - 600,000 (60 bb)


Schedule For Mon. April 3rd - Foxwoods Poker Classic

9 AM - $60 No-Limit Hold'em

11 AM - Event #20: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Big Stack  **$25,000 Guaranteed
  • Late registration is open until the start of Level 11
  • Re-entries allowed until the close of registration
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-25 are 20 minutes in length
  • Levels 26+ are 30 minutes in length
  • There will be a 15 minute break after Levels 5, 10, 15, and 25
  • There will be a 60 minute dinner break after Level 20
  • This tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner
  • Structure sheet can be found by clicking this link
11 AM - Event #16: $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Championship **$400,000 Guaranteed  **DAY 3**
  • For a full list of all Day 3 players, please see this link
  • For prizepool information, please see this link
1 PM - Event #19: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller  **DAY 2**
  • Registration open until the start of play today (at 12 noon)
12 PM - Event #18: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout  **DAY 2**
  • The list of Day 2 players can be found in hard copy form in the poker room prior to the start of play.
  • For prizepool information, please see this link

2 PM - $80 No-Limit Hold'em

6 PM - $120 No-Limit Hold'em

8:30 PM - $100 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty

A full schedule of all Foxwoods Poker Classic events can be found HERE.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Day 3 Seat Assignments and Chip Counts, Brad St. Vincent Leads

Brad St. Vincent - Chip Leader
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 13
Average Chip Stack: 570,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The final 13 players have bagged up their chips for the night, and will return for Day 3 tomorrow (Monday April 3rd) at 11 am to play down to a winner.

Play will resume at Level 20 (5,000/10,000 blinds and a 1,000 ante). The average chip stack coming back will be 570,000.

Brad St. Vincent is coming into Day 3 as the chip leader, having ended the day with 1,573,000.  Rami Owera is hot on his heels with 1,518,000, and coming in third is Benny Bianco, with 1,005,000.

Here is a look at the final 13 players' chip stacks and their respective Day 3 seating assignments:

Table/SeatName:Chip Count:
1-1Michael Lavoie329,000
1-2Solomon Yi 320,000
1-3James Magner149,000
1-4Rami Owera1,518,000
1-5Gary Lucci533,000
1-6Benny Bianco1,005,000
1-7----EMPTY---------------
1-8Tarun Gulati106,000
1-9----EMPTY---------------
2-1Vincent Maglio134,000
2-2Ken Rawlinson535,000
2-3Brad St. Vincent1,573,000
2-4----EMPTY---------------
2-5Tou Kue252,000
2-6Soukha Kachittavong746,000
2-7Sam Al-Shurieki188,000
2-8 ----EMPTY---------------
2-9----EMPTY---------------

Make sure to keep watch here at foxwoodspoker.com and on our Twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker as we play down to a winner on Monday.

Here is a full list of the $2,200 Main Event results thus far:

14th - Zachary Costa - $7,187
15th - Michael Bonita - $7,187
16th - John Shin - $6,708
17th - John Yiovanakos - $6,708
18th - Aaron Smith - $6,469
19th - Dominick Pelli - $6,468
20th - Albert Albay - $6,229
21st - Aristoteles Neto - $6,229
22nd - Eric Siegel $5,750
23rd - Guy Smith $5,750
24th - Julian Sacks - $5,750
25th - Edward Franklin - $4,791
26th - Chris Orme - $4,791
27th - Cory Waaland - $4,791

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Play Concludes

Level: 19
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 13
Average Chip Stack: 570,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

After playing the final five hands were played out, the remaining 13 players are now bagging up their chips for the night. They will return tomorrow (Monday April 3rd at 11 am) to play Day 3.

A full list of chip counts and Day 3 seating assignments will be posted in the next hour.  

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Five More Hands

Level: 19
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 15
Average Chip Stack: 494,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The clock has been paused with ten minutes remaining in Level 19. The floor has announced that the final 15 players will play five more hands before bagging up for the night.  All players advancing to Day 3 will return on Monday April 3rd at 11:00 am, to play down to a winner.  

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Final Two Tables (with Chip Counts)

Level: 19
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 17
Average Chip Stack: 435,882
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Table 1:
Seat 1 - Benny Bianco - 680,000
Seat 2 - John Shin - 260,000
Seat 3 - Solomon Yi - 145,000
Seat 4 - Kenneth Rawlinson - 390,000
Seat 5 - Brad St. Vincent - 1,400,000
Seat 6 - Tou Kue - 370,000
Seat 7 -  Tarun Gulati - 137,000
Seat 8 - Michael Bonita - 57,000
Seat 9 - Zac Costa - 270,000

Table 2:
Seat 1 - James Magner - 180,000
Seat 2 - Gary Lucci - 480,000
Seat 3 - Rami Owera - 1,400,000
Seat 4 - Empty
Seat 5 - Sam Al-Shurieki - 185,000
Seat 6 - Soukha Kachittavong - 485,000
Seat 7 - Vinny Maglio - 260,000
Seat 8 - Michael Lavoie - 255,000
Seat 9 - John Yiovanakos - 205,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Eric Siegel Eliminated in 22nd Place ($5,750) By Zac Costa

Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 21
Average Chip Stack: 352,857
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Eric Siegel was just eliminated from play. Siegel got it all in holding ace-king against Zac Costa's pocket queens.  Costa hit a set, and Siegel was unable to improve, and was eliminated in 22nd place, taking home $5,750.

Zac Costa - 400,000 (50 bb)
Eric Siegel - Eliminated in 22nd place, for $5,750

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Julian Sacks Eliminated in 24th Place ($5,750) By Rami Owera

Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 23
Average Chip Stack: 322,173
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There are two players looking at the 9♣84♣ board.  Julian Sacks shoves all in for around 200,000 in middle position, and Rami Owera calls on the button.

Sacks:AA♠
Owera: 98 (two pair)

The 6♠ turn does not help Sacks, and the 9♠ river improves Owera's hand to a full house. Sacks is eliminated in 24th place, taking home $5,750, while Owera pushes to the top of the chip counts.

Rami Owera - 900,000 (150 bb)
Julian Sacks - Eliminated in 24th place, for $5,750

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Final Three Tables (with Chip Counts)

Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Table 1:

Seat 1 - Kenneth Rawlinson - 400,000
Seat 2 - John Shin - 465,000
Seat 3 - Zac Costa - 210,000
Seat 4 - Dominick Pelli - 120,000
Seat 5 - Ssouha Kachittavong - 510,000
Seat 6 - Aristoteles Neto - 160,000
Seat 7 -  Brad St. Vincent - 600,000
Seat 8 - Guy Smith - 225,000
Seat 9 - John Yiovanakos - 135,000

Table 2:

Seat 1 - Tou Kye - 350,000
Seat 2 - Edward Franklin - 45,000
Seat 3 - Sam Al-Shurieki - 65,000
Seat 4 - Tarun Gulati - 120,000
Seat 5 - Benny Bianco - 610,000
Seat 6 - James Magner - 150,000
Seat 7 - Vinny Maglio - 245,000
Seat 8 - Eric Siegel - 150,000
Seat 9 - Empty

Table 3:

Seat 1 - Rami Owera - 630,000
Seat 2 - Aaron Smith - 70,000
Seat 3 - Michael Lavoie - 30,000
Seat 4 - Solomon Yi - 460,000
Seat 5 - Julian Sacks - 200,000
Seat 6 - Albert Albay - 200,000
Seat 7 - Gary Lucci - 275,000
Seat 8 - Michael Bonita - 120,000
Seat 9 - Empty

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Two More Short Stacks Fall

Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 25
Average Chip Stack: 274,444
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Very shortly after the bubble burst we lost Cory Waaland in 27th place ($4,791), and Chris Orme in 26th place ($4,791).

A list of remaining chip counts will be posted shortly.  

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - James McKinnon Eliminated on the Bubble

James McKinnon (pictured here on Day 1a)

Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 28
Average Chip Stack: 274,444
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Action folds to James McKinnon who shoves all in for 25,000 on the button. Tarun Gulati folds in the small blind, and Benny Bianca says, "I am calling blind," as he throws in a chip to call without ever looking at his cards.

McKinnon: AJ♣
Bianca: Q♠2

The board runs out 86♠3♣2♣3♠, giving Bianca two pair to win the pot, and eliminate McKinnon in 28th place, with 27 spots paid.

At the start of hand-for-hand play a few of the short stacks agreed to each put up $500 so that if one of them bubbled, they would make some money back. McKinnon starts to collect the money from the players as the pot is pushed over to Bianca.

Benny Bianca - 575,000
James McKinnon - Eliminated 

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Dominick Pelli Doubles on the Money Bubble

Dominick Pelli

Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 28
Average Chip Stack: 264,642
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Aristoteles Neto limps in from early position. It folds to Zac Costa in the small blind who shoves all in, and Dominick Pelli shoves for less (43,000) in the big blind. Neto folds, and the two players table their hands.

"I folded sevens, I almost jammed," Neto says.

Costa: AA
Pelli: A♠K

The flop comes 8♠7♠6♣, leaving Costa's aces far in the lead.  But the 10♠ turn brings a third spade.

A few of Pelli's friends on the rail call for a spade, and it's the 6♠ that arrives on the river, awarding the pot to Pelli with his ace high flush.

"That's the first time that's ever happened to me," Pelli says, "I've been on the other side of that before, but never won like that."

Dominick Pelli - 99,000
Zac Costa - 255,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Break Time

Level: 17
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 28
Average Chip Stack: 264,642
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The remaining 28 players are now on a 15 minute break. When they return, they will continue playing hand-for-hand at Level 18 (3,000/6,000 blinds and a 1,000 ante). 

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - On the Money Bubble

Level: 17
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 28
Average Chip Stack: 264,642
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Jeremiah McKenna was just eliminated by Tarun Gulati in a blind versus blind situation. Both players were short stacked with around ten bigs.  McKenna shoved all in from the small blind, and Gulati called in the big blind. Gulati held ace-king against McKenna's pocket nines. Gulati turned Broadway, and McKenna was sent home in 29th place.

There are now 28 players remaining, with 27 of them getting paid, which means we have reached the hand-for-hand portion of play. All players will officially be in the money when one player is eliminated, and all that cash are guaranteed at least $4,791. For a look at the full prizepool, please see the link above. 

Event #18 ($300 NLH Freezeout) - Prizepool Information

There were a total of 111 entries in today's $300 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout event, generating a prizepool of $27,994. The top 12 places will make the money, with first place taking home $7,839.
Here is a look at the prizepool breakdown:

1$7,839
2$5,291
3$3,471
4$2,603
5$1,960
6$1,568
7$1,287
8$1,036
9$842
10-12$699

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Nick Palma Eliminated By Benny Bianco

Level: 17
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 30
Average Chip Stack: 247,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Benny Bianco raises to 10,000 in the cutoff, and Nick Palma shoves all in on the button. It folds back to Bianco who asks for a count. Upon hearing the 75,500 total, Bianco says, "I've been waiting all day for this hand."  He shows his neighbor Tarun Gilati his cards, and then moves the chips forward to call. 

Palma: 88♣
Bianco: 99♣

The board runs out KJ6♣3♣4♣, awarding Bianco the pot, and eliminating Palma from play.

"I am not going to be pushed around," Bianco says after Palma exits the table, "I don't care. I have four businesses to run, so I don't care if I am here tomorrow or not. I would prefer to be here, but..." Bianco says as he stacks up the chips.

Benny Bianco - 430,000
Nick Palma - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Andrew Lauer Eliminated By Benny Bianco

Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 31
Average Chip Stack: 239,032
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj


Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Carlo Sciannameo Eliminated By Cory Waaland

Carlo Sciannameo - Eliminated

Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 32
Average Chip Stack: 231,562
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspokerPrizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Action folds to Carlo Sciannameo on the button who moves all in for 6,000. Both blinds call.
"Good luck, Sir. I mean that genuinely," Waaland says to Sciannameo.
Both blinds check it down as the board runs out A♠Q♠JJ2.
"I think I might have rivered you," Waaland says as he turns over 92♣.
"Eight high wins it," Sciannameo jokes as he turns over 8♣7♣.
Cory Waaland - 260,000
Carlo Sciannameo - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Cory Waaland "Sets Up" Benny Bianco

Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 33
Average Chip Stack: 224,545
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Cory Waaland raises to 9,000 in middle position, and Benny Bianco calls in the cutoff.

The flop comes A8♠6♣, and both players check.

The turn is the 4♠. Waaland checks, Bianco bets 11,000, and Waaland calls.

The river is the 3♠. This time Waaland leads for 30,000, and Bianco quickly calls.

Waaland shows 88 for a set of eights, and Bianco mucks without showing.

Cory Waaland - 240,000
Benny Bianco - 220,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Vanessa Selbst Eliminated By Brad St. Vincent

Vanessa Selbst - Eliminated

Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 33
Average Chip Stack: 224,545
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Vanessa Selbst was recently eliminated from play, and two of the players at the table filled in the details.  According to the two players, Selbst raised in middle position to 8,500, and Brad St Vincent called in the big blind.

The flop came 8-8-5, and both players checked.

The turn was another 5. St. Vincent checked, Selbst bet 11,000, St. Vincent raised to 33,000, and Selbst shoved all in for around 65,000 total. St. Vincent tank called, and Selbst allegedly said, "I knew you were just trying to blow me off of a chop," and then turned over Q-10 for queen high.

St. Vincent tabled A-2 for ace high.

The river came a jack, and Selbst was eliminated from play, about ten away from the money.

Brad St. Vincent - 380,000
Vanessa Selbst - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Seunghwan Lee Eliminated By John Shin in Huge Pot

Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 40
Average Chip Stack: 185,250
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Right before the dinner break, John Shin sent Senghuawan Lee home in a hand that lasted five minutes into the break. According to a few of the players, Kenneth Rawlinson had raised to 7,500 pre-flop, Lee called in middle position, and Shin called in late position.

The flop came 9♣8♠5♠. Rawlinson checked, Lee bet 6,500, Shin made it 21,000, Lee raised to 65,000, and Shin shoved all in, having Lee covered. Lee tanked for nearly four minutes before calling for his tournament life.

Lee: Q♠10♠ (flush draw)
Shin: 55  (set of fives)

The 8♣ turn pairs the board and gives Shin a full house, so the 6♠ river becomes inconsequential, and Lee is eliminated from play.  

John Shin - 470,000
Senghuawan Lee - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Dinner Break

**Dinner Break**
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 40
Average Chip Stack: 185,250
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

The final 40 players are now on a 60 minute dinner break. They will return to play level 16, with 2,000/4,000 blinds, and a 500 ante. The average stack upon return from the break will be 185,250.

The current chip leader is Soukha Kachittavong, with 610,000. Kachittavong has been one of the bigger stacks throughout most of the day, and he solidified the chip lead before dinner break when he cracked Zach Donovan's aces to eliminated Donovan from play.

A few other big stacks heading into dinner break belong to:

John Shin - 470,000
Sam Al-Shurieki - 460,000
Solomon Yi - 420,000
Aristoteles Neto - 330,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Zach Donovan Eliminated By Chip Leader Soukha Kachittavong

Zach Donovan - Eliminated

Level: 15
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 40
Average Chip Stack: 185,250
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Rob Ticktin limps in from middle position, and Soukha Kachittavong calls on the button. Zach Donovan raises to 13,000 in the small blind, and both players calls.

The flop comes J96♣. Donovan pauses for nearly thirty seconds and then shoves all in for around 65,000. Ticktin quickly folds and Kachittavong quickly calls.

Donovan: AA♣ (pair of aces)
Kachittavong: J9 (top two pair)

The 3♠ on the turn leaves Donovan with less outs, and the K♠ river does not improve his hand. Donovan is eliminated from play, and Kachittavong's chip lead grows.

Soukha Kachittavong - 550,000
Zach Donovan - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Sam Al-Shurieki Puts Seunghwan Lee to the Test, Takes Chip Lead


Level: 15
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 500
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 45
Average Chip Stack: 164,666
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

There's around 150,000 in the middle, and the board reads J♠10♣8♣. Sam Al-Shurieki is all in from middle position, and Seunghwan Lee is tanking on the button.

Al-Shurieki's has shoved for 185,800, and Lee appears to have him covered by about 75,000.

Seunghwan Lee (10 seat), Sam Al-Shurieki (5 seat)
The large pot is attracting players from the neighboring tables.  Vanessa Selbst comes over and asks her friend in the one seat what the pre-flop action was. The player responds, "It was bet, call, three-bet on the button."

Lee thinks for over four minutes before opting to fold his hand.  He stands up from the table, and walks away from the tournament area with his friend Je Wook Oh that was watching on the rail.

Al-Shurieki's hands are shaking, and as the pot is pushed over to him, he stands up and walks over to a friend at another table and starts whispering to him.

Sam Al-Shurieki - 335,800
Seunghwan Lee - 250,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - David Mock Eliminated By Aristoteles Neto

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 400
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 47
Average Chip Stack: 157,659
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

David Mock moves all in from the hijack, and Aristoteles Neto quickly calls in the big blind, having Mock more than covered.

Mock: 3♠3
Neto: AK

The flop comes 1062 leaving Mock in the lead with his pair of threes, but giving Neto a flush draw.

The 3 on the turn gives Mock a set of threes, but also brings in the flush for Neto to take the lead.

Mock needs the board to pair on the river, but it's the 8 that arrives, and Mock is eliminated from play.

Aristoteles Neto - 215,000
David Mock - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Mike Nye Eliminated By Rob Ticktin

Mike Nye - Eliminated
Level: 14
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 400
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 48
Average Chip Stack: 154,375
Feature Table Live Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/foxwoodspoker
Prizepool Information: http://bit.ly/2oqodUj

Rob Ticktin raises to 7,000 on the button, and Mike Nye shoves all in from the small blind for around 30,000. It folds back to Ticktin who calls.

Nye: AQ
Ticktin: A♠K♣

The clop comes J1010♠, leaving Ticktin in the lead. The 9♣ on the turn maintains that lead, but it also gives Nye an open-ended straight draw.

The 7 comes on the river, providing no help to Nye, and he is eliminated from play.

Rob Ticktin - 70,000
Mike Nye - Eliminated

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Rami Owera Doubles Through Benny Bianco

Level: 14
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 400
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 51
Average Chip Stack: 145,294
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There's around 75,000 in the middle, and two players looking at the A♣J♠9♣7 board. Benny Bianco bets 20,000 in the small blind, and Rami Owera shoves all in from the hijack. Bianco asks for a count, and upon hearing the 88,000 total, Bianco sighs and moves a stack of chips forward to call.

Owera: JJ♣ (set of jacks)
Bianco: A♠9♠ (two pair)

The 7 turn and Q♣ river are safe for Owera, and he doubles up.

"Come on dealer, what in the heck are you doing here?" Bianco says as the chips are passed across the table.  

Rami Owera - 250,000
Benny Bianco - 160,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Second Break, Down to 53 Players

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/1,600
Ante: 200
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 53
Average Chip Stack: 139,811
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Players are now on their second 15 minute break of the day. They will return to play Level 14 with 1,200/2,400 blinds and a 400 ante. There are 53 players remaining, with 27 getting paid, and the average stack upon return from the break will be 139,811.

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Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Roland Israelashvili Shoves on Brad St. Vincent and Vanessa Selbst

Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 300
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 55
Average Chip Stack: 134,727
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Brad St. Vincent opens to 4,500 in middle position, and Vanessa Selbst calls on the button.  Roland Israelashvili pauses for a few seconds in the small blind, and then announces that he is all in, and starts pushing his stacks of chips forward.

St. Vincent folds, and Selbst folds as well.

"Classic squeeze," a player not involved in the hand says quietly.

Roland Israelashvili - 75,000
Brad St. Vincent - 105,000
Vanessa Selbst - 85,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Post Break Chip Counts

Level: 12
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 200
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 65
Average Chip Stack: 114,000
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Here is a look at a few of the post break chip counts in the field:

Vinny Maglio - 260,000
Kenneth Rawlinson - 235,000
Soukha Kachittavong - 220,000
Solomon Yi - 175,000
Aristoteles Neto - 170,000
Chris Orme - 160,000
Zach Donovan - 125,000
Vanessa Selbst - 110,000
Gary Wong - 110,000
Nick Palma - 105,000
Brad St. Vincent - 105,000
Carlo Sciannameo - 95,000
David Stefanski - 95,000
James McKinnon - 90,000
David Paredes - 80,000
Dominick Pelli - 78,000
Andrew Lawer - 75,000
Cory Waaland - 65,000
Mike Dentale - 50,000
Roland Israelashvili - 50,000
Eric Siegel - 50,000
Mike Nye - 45,000
Je Wook Oh - 45,000
Sundiata DeVore - 40,000
Greg HImmelbrand - 30,000
James Frangoulidis - 25,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - First Break

**Break Time**
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 74
Average Chip Stack: 100,135
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The remaining 74 players are now on their first 15 minute break of the day. They will return to play Level 12 (800/1,600 blinds and a 200 ante).  The average stack upon return will be 100,135, and a list of notable chip counts will be posted shortly after the break. 

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Zac Costa Sends One Home

Level: 11
Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 200
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 78
Average Chip Stack: 95,000
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After a preflop raising war, the player on the button shoves all in, and Zac Costa quickly calls.

Costa: 99♠
Button: KK♠

Costa's opponent is only in the lead until the flop comes 97♠5, giving Costa a set of nines.

The 2 turn and 8♠ river do not improve the button's hand, and Costa is awarded the pot, while his opponent is eliminated from play.

Zac Costa - 140,000

Event #16 ($2,200 NLH Main Event) - Ted Driscoll Eliminated By Soukha Kachittavong

Ted Driscoll

Level: 11
Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 200
Number of Entries: 247
Current Players Remaining: 79
Average Chip Stack: 93,797
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Ted Driscoll was recently eliminated from play by Soukha Kachittavong. According to Driscoll, he opened in the cutoff to 2,600, and Mike Nye called on the button.  Soukha Kachittavvong raised to 7,600 in the big blind, and Driscoll shoved all in for 39,500. Nye apparently said that he was going to squeeze with pocket nines, but ended up folding, and Kachittavong snap-called with KK♣. Driscoll showed AQ.

Driscoll was in need of an ace to take the lead, but the flop came king high, giving Kachittavong a set of kings, and Driscoll was unable to improve and was eliminated from play.

"I thought he was squeezing there, which a lot of times he is, but he woke up with kings," Driscoll said as he gathered his belongings.

Soukha Kachittavong - 265,000
Ted Driscoll - Eliminated