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Friday, December 6, 2019

Event 1A $600 NLH: Rich Jute Leads Day 1A

$600 NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 3,000/6,000/6,000 BB Ante
Day 1A Entries: 159
Day 1A Players Remaining: 15
Livestream Final Table Link: Twitch.TV/FoxwoodsPoker

Rich Jute
Robert Guilbeault

Day 1A of the Foxwoods Megastack Challenge $600 NLH $500,000 GTD event has come to an end with 15 players remaining thanks to a Dave Stefanski double knockout.

 Rich Jute is at the top of the Day 1A chip counts with a massive stack of 503,000.

Robert Guilbeault is right on his heels with 495,000 and Dave Stefanski rounds out the top three chip stacks with 490,500.

Dave Stefanski

The combined Day 1A-F survivors will return on Monday December 9 at 11 AM to resume play and play down to a winner.

The day two players will all be in the money and guaranteed a minimum of $1,200 for their efforts. Below is a full look at the Day 1A players that will be moving on to day two.

A full list of day two chip counts and seating assignments will be posted before the start of play.

Rich Jute- 503,000
Robert Guilbeault- 495,000
Dave Stefanski- 490,500
Pal Zagreda- 362,000
Calvin Ma- 330,5000
Charles Lee- 315,000
Joseph Muldoon- 262,500
Soheb Porbandarwala- 223,000
Johanssy Joseph- 219,000
John Lyons- 175,000
Yuliya Makarova- 161,000
Eric Kitain- 142,000
Branden Galpin- 124,000
Garrett Lavallee- 115,500
Joseph G- 59,000

Event 1A $600 NLH: Stefanski Doubles Through Joseph

$600 NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,000/4,000/4,000 BB Ante
Day 1A Entries: 159
Day 1A Players Remaining: 22
Livestream Final Table Link: Twitch.TV/FoxwoodsPoker

Dave Stefanski

Dave Stefanski raised to 8,500 from middle position and Johanssy Joseph re-raised to 21,500 from the button.

It folded back to Stefanski who moved all in for 114,500 and Joseph called putting Stefanski at risk.

Dave Stefanski: A♠️K♦️
Johanssy Joseph: A♥️Q♦️

The board ran out K♥️J♦️6♠️2♣️8♥️ and Stefanski paired his king in the window to earn the double up.

Dave Stefanski- 239,000
Johanssy Joseph- 200,000

Event 1A $600 NLH: Garrett LaVallee Leading the Way

$600 NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 14: 1,500/3,000/3,000 BB Ante
Day 1A Entries: 159
Day 1A Players Remaining: 30
Livestream Final Table Link: Twitch.TV/FoxwoodsPoker

Garrett LaVallee

We are down to the final four tables here in the first Event flight and it's Garrett LaValle out in front with 440,000.

Soheb Porbandarwala

Soheb Porbandarwala sits in second with 350,000 and Johanssy Joseph rounds out the top three chip stacks with 315,000. 

LaValle and Porbandarwala are sharing the felt on table four so there's plenty of potential for a monster pot if these two monster stacks should elect to clash. 

Johanssy Joseph

Event 1 $600 NLH: A Look at the Numbers, 225 Day 1A-B Entries

The Day 1B Event 1 players have returned from break and Day 1B tournament registration and re-entry is now closed. There were 159 entries in our first flight and 66 entries here in the second flight.

This brings the combined Day 1A-B Event 1 total to 225 entries with 23 players moving on to day two.

Below is a look at the Day 1A-B Event 1 numbers and the players advancing to day two will all be in the money and guaranteed a minimum of $1,200 for their efforts.

Day 1A Total Entries: 159
Day 1A Players Advancing to Day 2: 16
17th-20th Place Paid $1,200

Day 1B Total Entries: 66
Day 1B Players Advancing to Day 2: 7
8th Place Paid $1,200

Event 1A $600 NLH: Faces from the First Flight

$600 NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 6: 300/500/500 BB Ante
Day 1A Entries: 135
Livestream Final Table Link: Twitch.TV/FoxwoodsPoker

Calvin Ma

Mike Nye

Arnaldo "AG" Gordon

Johanssy Joseph

Soukha Kachittavong

LJ Sande

Event 1A $600 NLH: Pepper Triples Up

$600 NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 5: 200/400/400 BB Ante
Day 1A Entries: 127
Livestream Final Table Link: Twitch.TV/FoxwoodsPoker

Adam Pepper
We caught up to the three handed action on the Q♥️5♥️2♦️ flop. It checked to Adam Pepper who bet 2,500 into a main pot of about 7,500 and LJ Sande check-raised to 6,300.

The middle position player called and Pepper moved all in for 18,800. Sande called and the middle position player put his last 15,000 into the pot.

Adam Pepper: 5♣️5♦️
LJ Sande: A♠️Q♣️
Middle Position: K♥️8♥️

The turn J♣️ and river 9♠️ sealed the deal for Pepper and he more than tripled his stack.

Adam Pepper- 49,000
LJ Sande- 20,000

Event 1A $600 NLH: Plenty of Time to Get in on the Action

$600 NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 2: 100/200
Day 1A Entries: 62
Livestream Final Table Link: Twitch.TV/FoxwoodsPoker

The field is growing fast here in our first $600 NLH $500,000 Guaranteed flight and the players continue to file into the tournament area.

There's still plenty of time to get in on the action as Day 1A tournament registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of Level 9 (Approx. 3:30 PM).

The second (Turbo) flight will begin at 5:00 PM and Day 1B tournament registration and re-entry will remain open until approximately 8:00 PM.