$300 NLH 30K Guarantee Update

11:58 am

Now in the Level 2, the entrants has risen to 107 with late registration through the end of Level 8.

Action is soon starting in the $1,100 Main Event, so coverage will focus throughout the day on those 28 remaining players.

Updates for the $300 NLH will be posting periodically via Twitter @mohegansunpoker with #springshowdown2015.





Today’s Final Schedule of Events

10:36 am

Event #13 $300 NLH 30K Guarantee

  • Starts at 11 am

  • 30,000 chips

  • 30 minutes blinds

  • Late registration/re-entries through the end of Level 8.

Event #12 $1,100 Main Event Day 2 (Closed to Registration)

  • 28 players remain

  • Play begins on Level 17 (2,000/4,000/500)

  • Average chip stack on tables: 152,143.

Good Luck to all our participants!

Main Event Seating and Chip Counts

10:28 am

Action ended after 12:00 midnight with 28 remaining players in last night’s $1,100 Main Event.

Day 2 will begin with Level 17 blinds (2,000/4,000/500) with the average chip stack said to be 151,000.

With a third of the field with 20 BB or less, players should be making moves to survive right out of the gate.

Here is the seating and chip counts for today’s Main Event: Our top ten finishers are highlighted in Red

Spring Showdown 2015 $1100 NLH 100K Guarantee        
DON  BLISS 1 1      139,500
DOMINICK PELLI 1 2      265,500
MICHAEL ORGETTAS 1 3      155,500
MATTHEW  WANTMAN 1 4      201,000
PETER CAMPO 1 5        90,000
RYAN METHIA 1 6      114,000
BART GUTHRIE 1 7        80,000
PETKO TSAKOV 1 8        65,000
ALBERTO SABOGALI 1 9        50,500
SIDNEY FARBO 1 10        73,500
MANUEL PINZON 2 1        54,500
DZAFER LUKOLIC 2 2      120,000
GERALD AIELLO 2 3      110,000
ROBERT PARDO 2 4        24,500
TED DRISCOLL 2 5      190,500
DAVID ANDERSON 2 6        66,000
JEWOOK OH 2 7      182,000
ANDREW BADECKER 2 8      500,500
JAMES CAMPBELL 2 9      166,500
MATTHEW KUBA 3 1      203,500
SOOKHA KACHITTAVONG 3 2      444,000
CHRIS KOSTOOLAS 3 3      107,000
MD WHITE 3 4        91,000
DILIPKUMAR PATEL 3 5        84,000
JEFF PICATAGGIO 3 6        57,500
DAVID KLUCHMAN 3 7      267,000
STEPHEN CHIOVARO 3 8      276,000
DAVID ESPINOLA 3 9      112,000

Main Event Update

05:59 pm

Main Event Players are now refueling for the push to Level 16 which will be the last level played for the night.

Coming back at 6:30, the remaining 82 players will be facing 400/800/100 blinds with the average chip stack sitting at 51,951.

We found our current two chip leaders sitting next to each other on Table 3.










Ryan Mostafa (left) has approximately 130,000 and Rob Pardo (right) is playing with approximately 119,000.

A few are carrying between 60,000 to 90,000, but most are well below the average.


Unfortunately, our daily tournament coverage must come to an end. But as always, if you have any questions regarding events during our Spring Showdown, don’t hesitate to contact us through Twitter at @mohegansunpoker with  #springshowdown2015.

Again, thank you for following  along with us today and we’ll join in again tomorrow

Main Event Player to Watch — Frankie Flowers

04:42 pm










Always smiling at the table, Frankie is the Player to Watch.

In a similar $1,200 Main Event at Foxwoods’ MegaStack Challenge in May, Frankie took 22nd place for $3,095. But if the cards land in his favor like they did in 2013, expect to see him take a much higher prize tomorrow.

In 2013, Frankie played in two events during the DeepStacks Poker Tour here and our sister location in Wilkes Barre, PA and took home a total of $9,353. Frankie has approximately double the average stack of 46,000.

Good Luck to Frankie!

Currently, we are in Level 9 (300/600/100) with 92 players in action.

Main Event Prize Pool

04:02 pm

As promised, we are presenting the prize pool for Event 12: $1,100 NLH

Spring Showdown 2015
Mohegan Sun
$1,100 Main Event NLH
Name Prize
1st $35,469.00
2nd  $24,835.00
3rd  $15,978.00
4th $11,832.00
5th  $8,870.00
6th  $7,094.00
7th  $5,895.00
8th  $4,724.00
9th $3,540.00
10th – 12th $2,576.00
13th – 15th $2,121.00
16th – 18th $1,804.00

Main Event Registration is Closed

04:00 pm








The 1,100 Main Event is now closed to registration and the remaining participants are now playing Level 7.

The average chip stack has grown to 40,571 and blinds are 200/400/50.

The prize pool is now being calculated and will be ready to post in a few minutes.

Stay tuned at @mohegansunpoker #springshowdown2015.

Main Event Update

02:50 pm

Nearing the end of Level 5, the entrants have grown to 130 with about 115 still fighting to stay alive in today’s $1,100 Main Event.

While posting the results from yesterday’s events, Twitter followers have been up to date level by level by using #springshowdown2015.

Join us on Twitter @mohegansunpoker to follow along in between blog site posts.

While we wait for registration to close, here are some candid shots of Table 13’s players already in the action here.

Nick waits for preflop action here on Table 13.

Marsel Backa has returned today to play in the Main Event. As you can see, he is feeling good going into Level 6.

We wish him luck into the later levels.

$250 NLH 25K Guarantee (3/7) Results

02:06 pm

As earlier reported, we left the $250 event with two tables of players vying for the prize pool in yesterday’s $250 NLH 25K Guarantee.

15 prizes were handed out including a eleven-way chop to quickly accelerate the play that night.

Here are the results for yesterday’s last $250 NLH Event of the Spring Showdown:

Festival Name Spring Showdown 2015
Venue Name Mohegan Sun
Venue City Uncasville 
Event # 11
Event Name $250 NLH Tournament
Start Date 06-Mar-15
No. of Entries 133
No. of Rebuys  
Total Prize Pool $28,383.00
Information Source  
Event Results
Place Name Prize
1st N/A $2,884.00
2nd  William Miller $2,884.00
3rd  N/A $2,300.00
4th Michael Hollenberg $2,300.00
5th  Robert Mozzicato $2,300.00
6th  Justin Gamache $2,300.00
7th  Mark Miller $2,300.00
8th  N/A $2,300.00
9th Linsford Geddes $2,300.00
10th  Michael Guzzardi $2,300.00
11th  N/A $2,300.00
12th Michael Nye $553.00
13th N/A $454.00
14th Michael Masella $454.00
15th Alberto Saogali $454.00

$400 NLH Event 9 Winners Update

10:44 am

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