$400 NLH Event 9 Winners Update

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Welcome back to our coverage of the Mohegan Sun Spring Showdown 2015.

Last time we left you, our $250 NLH 25K Guarantee was in full swing & down to 20 players with 15 places to pay.

We also were down to the final eight contenders for Event 9 $400 NLH.

Before we begin coverage of the Main Event, we will post pictures and prizes paid to the remaining eight.


 8th place — Paul Sartanowicz











Paul took a prize home of $2,249 in last night’s event. Wearing his trademark Hawaiian shirt, Paul made a repeat appearance to take another impressive prize. In 2012, he took 6th place in our $340 NLH Summer Showdown event for $3,783.

Congratulations Paul!


7th place — Nicholas Uchenick










Nick took home a prize of $2,808. With a few wins under his belt, Nick is poised to become an up and coming player in the tournament world.

Congratulations Nick!


6th Place — Sean Curtin











Sean took home a prize of $3,380. Serious and observant at all times, Sean is quite experienced participating in many tournament series across the Northeast. Sean largest prize to date is from December 2012 in 1st place in Foxwoods’ $400 NLH MegaStack Challenge XXVI Event for a payday of $19,437.

Congratulations Sean!


5th Place — Eric Hunte











Eric took home a prize of $4,225 in yesterday’s $400 NLH Event. Eric played well last night with great sportsmanship and we wish him many more wins in upcoming tournaments. Congratulations Eric!


With 4 left in the tournament, the players agreed to a chop of three $10K prizes with 1st place taking $11,920 and the trophy!

4th place — Djohny Centeio











Congratulations Djony and we wish him repeated success in many events in the future!


3rd Place — Johnny Lau











Carrying over his “in the money” win from Foxwoods’ Card Player Poker Tour in February, Johnny took 3rd place of $10,000 in last night’s $400 NLH event. Congratulations to Johnny and we also wish him continued success.


2nd Place — Gary “The Barber” Medeiros











Proudly putting his business card in my hands, Gary’s 3Brothers Barbers in Taunton, MA is a 4th generation barbershop specializing in nostalgic  services like straight edge shaves and hot towel treatments.

Gary took $10,000 for his efforts yesterday and congratulate him for taking 2nd place in yesterday’s $400 NLH event!


1st Place — John Falzarano











John is our event winner and takes home $11,920 and the trophy!

For the final hand of the night, it was a showdown of Gary’s A 2 off suit versus John’s Kd Kh:

With a 71% chance of winning Preflop, John retells the board cards were two nines and two tens with an uncircumstanial fifth card leaving no ace for Gary to pair up with.

John’s Kings up are victorious and the $400 NLH is now in the history books!

Congratulations to all our winners!

Festival Name Spring Showdown 2015
Venue Name Mohegan Sun
Venue City Uncasville 
Event # 9
Event Name $400 NLH Tournament
Start Date 04-Mar-15
No. of Entries 200
No. of Rebuys  
Total Prize Pool $69,840.00
Information Source  
Event Results
Place Name Prize
1st John Falzarano $11,920.00
2nd  Gary Medeiros $10,000.00
3rd  Johnny Lau $10,000.00
4th Djony Centeio $10,000.00
5th  Eric Hunte $4,225.00
6th  Sean Curtin $3,380.00
7th  Nick Uchenick $2,808.00
8th  Paul Sartanowicz $2,249.00
9th William Frederick $1,683.00
10th  David Espinola $1,229.00
11th  N/A $1,229.00
12th Nicholas Palazzo $1,229.00
13th N/A $1,013.00
14th Ryan Babcock $1,013.00
15th Mark Perry $1,013.00
16th David Whalen $859.00
17th Tarun Gulati $859.00
18th Kip Bochain $859.00
19th N/A $754.00
20th  Dominick Pelli $754.00
21st N/A $754.00
22nd  Don Farnen $670.00
23rd  Jared Burgess $670.00
24th  Alexander Romano $670.00