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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Event #1C: Flight C Concludes

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Level: 18
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 500
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 72
Avg. Chip Stack: 165,555
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

The money bubble has burst and the players are bagging up their chips for the night. 

We will bring you a list of all Flight C players, along with the combined Day 2 seating assignments in the next few hours. 

Event #1C: Now Hand for Hand on the Money Bubble

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Level: 18
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 500
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 73
Avg. Chip Stack: 163,288
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

There are 73 players remaining, and 72 will make the money.  When the field is thinned by one player the remaining players will bag up their chips for the night, and will return tomorrow along with the other advancing players to play Day 2 at 11 am.

Event #1C: Dale Beaudoin Cracks Giuseppe Ruvolo's Aces to Double Up

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Level: 17
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 80
Avg. Chip Stack: 149,000
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

A player opens to 8,500 in early position, and Giuseppe Ruvolo re-raises to 23,000 on the button.  Dale Beaudoin moves all in from the small blind for around 100,000, and the original raiser quickly folds.  Ruvolo snap-calls, and the players table their cards:

Beaudoin: A♣Q
Ruvolo: AA♠

"Well, there are no more aces in the deck,  I can tell you that much," a player at the table that is not involved in the hand says.

The flop comes K♠104, leaving Ruvolo in the lead with his pair of aces.

The 7 turn maintains that lead, but the J on the river gives Beaudoin Broadway to double up.

As the dealer is counting down Beaudoin's 103,200 in chips, Ruvolo says, "That's the second time that I've had aces cracked since dinner. Dealer, please dont give me aces again. The first time the guy hit quads one more aces!"

Dale Beaudoin - 221,400
Giuseppe Ruvolo - 300,000

Event #1C: Now on Dinner Break

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Level: 15
Blinds: 1,200/2,400
Ante: 400
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 127
Avg. Chip Stack: 93,858
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

The remaining 127 players in Event #1, Flight C are now on a 60-minute dinner break. They will return to play Level 15 around 7:35 pm with 1,200/2,400 blinds, and a 400 ante. The average stack upon return from the break will be 93,858.

As a reminder, this final flight will play down to 72 players before bagging up their chips for the night.  

Event #4 ($250 NLH Super Stack Turbo) - Results

Winner Event #4 - Giuseppe Ruvolo - $6,164 + Trophy

1st Place + Trophy - Giuseppe Ruvolo - $6,164
2nd Place -Alfred Kapuscinski - $6,164
3rd Place -David Johnson - $6,164
4th Place -John Francisco - $6,163
5th Place -Keith Woodward - $6,163
6th Place -Michael Frazee - $6,163
7th Place - Scott Butler - $2,103
8th Place - James Procaccini - $1,664
9th Place - Andrew Kloc - $1,296
10th Place - Christopher Raleigh - $934
11th Place - John Sullivan - $934
12th Place - Abraham Nahas - $934
13th Place - Paul Proia - $788
14th Place - Scott Palmieri - $788
15th Place - Barry Rosenkranz - $788
16th Place - Gregory Brodeur - $700
17th Place - Khaled Al-Khatib - $700
18th Place - Joseph Muldoon - $700
19th Place - Daniel Masterson - $613
20th Place - Quintin Tyson - $613
21st Place - Brandon Colon - $613
22nd Place - Soukha Kachittavong - $554
23rd Place - Louis Zollo - $554
24th Place - Steven Gallo - $554
25th Place - Jason Pardy - $496
26th Place - Albert Arcand - $496
27th Place - Sean Thomson - $496
28th Place - Concetta Rinaldi - $455
29th Place - Did Not Report
30th Place - Marcello Delmonaco - $455
31st Place - John Riley - $455
32nd Place - Andi Dhimitri - $455
33rd Place - Paul Arpino - $455
34th Place - Fernando Zambrano - $455
35th Place - Roberta Doles - $455
36th Place - Larry Colburn - $455

Event #1C: It's the Soukha K. and Sam Taylor Show

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Level: 13
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 200
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 171
Avg. Chip Stack: 69,707
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

The field has been dwindling, but there are still a significant amount of familiar faces left in the crowd. Of the notable chip counts, it's Soukha Kachittavong and Sam Taylor that are battling for the top spot in the chip counts.  Both players have around 215,000 in chips, and both players clearly have the skills necessary to carry them through to the end of this tournament.  Kachittavong and Taylor both have World Series of Poker Circuit rings, and both earned those rings here at Foxwoods.

Soukha Kachittavong
In August of 2017 Kachittavong won nearly back to back Circuit rings in Event # 8 ($365 No-Limit Hold'em), and Event #12 ($365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry) for a combined total of $29,172.

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor won the $1,675 Foxwoods Circuit Main event in August of 2015 for $149,020, and since then has won the $2,500 Borgata Spring Championship Event #17 in April of 2017 for $390,103. 

Here is a look at a few of the other notable stacks still in the field: 

Soukha Kachittavong - 215,000
Sam Taylor - 215,000
Mark Epstein - 130,000
Solomon Yi - 110,000
Pushpa Agarwal - 105,000
Bobby 'the Buss' Ferdinand - 95,000
John Caputo - 90,000
The General - 75,000
Sara Austin Stohler - 75,000
Jonathan Berger - 70,000
Joe Heinzmann - 60,000
Stephen Happas - 55,000
Ted Driscoll - 50,000
James McKinnon - 45,000
Sean Carlson - 35,000
David Stefanski - 22,000
Leonard Coretellino - 15,000
Patrick McConnell - 15,000

Event #1C: Registration Closed with 596 Day 1C Entries

There were a total of 596 entries in the final flight of the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Event #1.

The field will play down to the 72 players before bagging and tagging later tonight.  Those 72 players will join the 30 players that advanced in Flight A, and the 45 that advanced in yesterday's Flight B, and will play Day 2 on Monday at 11 am.  All players that make Day 2 will return in the money, and any player that bags in multiple flights will take home $1,200 for each additional stack they bag, with only their largest stack advancing to Day 2.

The prizepool for Event #1 will be posted as soon as it's available.  

Here is a look at the final numbers: 

FlightEntries  Advance 
Flight A24330
Flight B37345
Flight C59672

Event #1C: Notables in the Field

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Ante: 100
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 285
Avg. Chip Stack: 41,824
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

There are a lot of familiar faces in today's final Flight C.  Here is a look at a few of the "Foxwoods Regulars" that showed up to take their shot at their piece of the $500,000 guaranteed prizepool:

The General
Sherwin Agard
Pushpa Agarwal
Corbin Avery
Jonathan Berger
Peter Campo
John Caputo
David Carleton
Sean Carlson
Caleb Clarke 
Michael Clemente
Leonard Cortellino
Robert Djang
Mike Dobbs 
Ted Driscoll
Mark Epstein
Stephen Happas 
Joe Heinzmann
Laurie Hilton
Soukha Kachittavong
Juno Kim 
Natale Kuey
Donald Lohr
Ralph Macri
Patrick McConnell
James Mckinnon
David Mock
Michael Nye 
Manny Okrah 
Chris Paulino
Dominick Pelli
Mark Perry
Soheb Porbandarwala
Eugene Roemischer
Giuseppe Ruvolo
Guy Smith
David Stefanski
Sara Austin Stohler
Linda Swears
Matthew 'Bucky' Wantman
Solomon Yi

Event #1C: Joe Heinzmann Hits the Flush to Double

Event #1C: $600 NLH Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed
Ante: 100
Current Entries: 596
Current Players Remaining: 291
Avg. Chip Stack: 40,962
Feature Table Live Stream Link:

Joe Heinzmann
Joe Heinzmann raises to 2,000 in the cutoff, and the player in the small blind calls.

The flop comes K9♣5♠, and both players check.

The turn is the 3♣. The small blind bets 2,500, and Heinzmann calls.

The river is the J♣.  This time the small blind bets 3,500, and Heinzmann quickly moves all of his remaining 8,000 in chips forward. His opponent quickly calls and turns over 99 for a set of nines.  But Heinzmann rivered a straight, holding Q♣7♣, to double up.

Joe Heinzmann - 28,800

Schedule For Sun. March 11th Foxwoods Poker Classic

9 AM - $60 No Limit Hold'em

10 AM - Event #1C: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Flight $500,000 Guaranteed 
  • Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 (approx. 2:30 pm)
  • Re-Entries are allowed until the start of Level 9
  • Players begin with 20,000 in tournament chips. 
  • Blinds start at 25/50. 
  • All Day 1s will play down to approximately 12% of the field. All players that make it to Day 2 will return in the money.  
  • This is a best stack forward tournament. If you bag chips more than once, you will receive a payout of $1,200 and play your best stack forward to Day 2. 
  • Here are three starting flights
  • Here are the Day 1 Levels:
    • Levels 1-8: 30 minutes
    • Levels 9+: 40 minutes
  • Day 2 Levels will be 40 minutes each.  
  • Final table levels will increase to 60-minutes
  • There will be a 15 minute break after Levels 4,8, 11, 17, and 20
  • There will be a 60 minute dinner break after Level 14 (approx. 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 play will begin at 11am on Monday March 12th, and play to a conclusion
  • Structure sheet can be found by clicking this link

    2 PM - $100 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty

    7 PM - $230 No-Limit Hold'em Survivor (win $2,000 cash)

    A full schedule of all March Foxwoods Poker Classic events can be found by clicking THIS LINK
    A full schedule of all March events, including daily events can be found by clicking THIS LINK

    Completed Events This Series:  

    Event #1 ($600 NLH Multi-Flight) - TBD
    Event #2 ($300 HOSE) - Leonard Cortellino - $2,231 + Trophy
    Event #3 ($300 PLO High Only) - Christopher Draeger - $4,590 + Trophy
    Event #4 ($250 NLH Super Stack Turbo) -  TBD

    Event #1: Flight B Advancing Players

    Flight B Chip Leader - Gennadiy Kostrov - 342,500

    In the final hand of the night, the bubble was burst by Stephen Song. But it was the second to last hand of the night, when Gennadiy Kostrov doubled through Cheryl Sloane, aces vs. kings, that determined the chip leader of Flight B. Kostrov doubled to just under 350,000, and ended the evening with the lead, while Stephen Song came in second for this flight. 

    Here is a look at the 45 players advancing to Day 2, in the money, from Flight B:

    First: Last: Chip Count:
    Gennadiy Kostrov 342,500
    Rob Garrett 321,000
    Joseph Si 309,500
    Stephen Song 309,000
    Billy Pappas 297,000
    James George 291,500
    Antoine Younes 289,000
    Anthony Danielle 280,500
    John Russell 274,000
    Joseph Drory 231,500
    Donald Maloney 223,000
    Panja Lymswan 221,500
    Adam Kievman 213,500
    Peter  Everett 210,000
    Silvia Joshua 199,000
    Scott Wilgo 198,000
    Darrell Blodgett 194,500
    Dan Fairweather 192,500
    Michael Azzaro 174,000
    Mark Nicholls 173,500
    Kevin Carnevale 169,000
    Hamid Mezhoud 168,000
    David Gadomski 166,000
    Bryan Wilson 158,000
    Ramo Hadzovic 152,500
    Luke Vrabel 140,000
    Justin Fox 137,000
    Ryan Gebow 134,500
    Andriy Kovalchuk 130,500
    Clifford Jones 108,000
    Jared Tripodi 103,500
    Justin Bruso 98,000
    J Austin Hijar 96,000
    Andrew Jensen 96,000
    Jim Janczy 95,000
    Bob Riccuti 89,000
    John Nugent 83,000
    Kevin Durgin 74,500
    Juan Ramirez-Parodi 73,000
    Bart Guthrie 72,500
    Mark Bulbulian 70,000
    Not Disclosed 66,000
    Bob Goodwin 36,000
    Chris Cash 25,000
    Cheryl  Sloane 17,000

    For the list of Flight A Advancing Players please see this link