Let’s Get Ready to Rumbbbbblllllleee

03.06.15
12:57 pm

Event 9 is off and running and it’s time to give a quick update to our $250 Event that began at 11 am.

At the tail end of Level 3, registration has now tripled to 97 with about two hours to still buy in.

Event 9 Chip Leaders:

Spring Showdown 2015 $400 NLH        
* DOMINICK PELLI 1 2 193,000
TARUN GULATI 1 4 132,000
DJONY CENTEIO 1 9 218,000
SEAN CURTAIN 2 2 242,500
BRIAN MADIGAN 2 5 137,000
GENNADY KOTLYARENKO 2 7 133,500
RYAN BABCOCK 3 1 192,500
ERIC HUNTE 3 6 259,000
NICHOLAS  CYR 4 3 123,500
* DAVID ESPINOLA 4 6 169,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominick Pelli (during Fall Showdown 2014 Main Event)

Holding 193,000, Dominick is one our top 10 chip leaders in today’s $400 Event. Although Dom took 11th place in Tuesday’s Seniors Event, the most impressive payoff we witnessed here at Mohegan Sun was his third place cash in last year’s Fall Showdown Main Event for a prize of $17,942.

But it seems playing in mid-level buy in tournaments are his niche with 9 places in the money last year alone.

Good Luck to Dom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Espinola Table 4 seat 6

With approximately 169,000 chips in front of him is feeling out the competition during today’s $400 Day 2.

Making it into the money has not been an issue for David. Last year in May, David took home $23,608 for 2nd place in Foxwoods’ $600 NLH 125K Guarantee during the MegaStack Challenge. David later in December also took a prize of $10,917 for his 8th place in Foxwoods’ end of the year MegaStack Challenge $600 NLH Tournament.

Good Luck to David as well!

 

 

Event 11 is about to Kickoff

03.06.15
11:00 am

Today’s $250 NLH Tournament players are filing in to play our last $250 event of the Spring Showdown 2015.

We will begin at 11 am promptly with approximately 30 players.

Be a part of today’s conversation on Twitter @mohegansunpoker at #springshowdown2015.

Good Luck to everyone!

 

Today’s Tournament Schedule

03.06.15
10:55 am

We have a lot of tournament activity here in the Poker Room today including the last opportunity for a Step 2 into tomorrow’s Main Event.

Here is the individual tournament details:

11 am $250 NLH 25K Guarantee

  • 15,000 chips

  • 30 minute blinds

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

12 pm $400 NLH Day 2 Event (Closed to Registration)

  • 37 players left in play

  • 24 prizes

  • 40 minute blinds

  • Action starts on Level 15

2 pm $250 Main Event Step 2 Satellite

  • 1 in 5 qualify for Tomorrow’s 11 am Main Event

  • 10,000 in chips

  • 20 minute blinds

  • No re-entries

  • Late Registration through the end of Level 4

Same some cash and win your way into Main Event.

 

 

Event 10 Day 2 Players List

03.06.15
10:36 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday has arrived and last night’s Day 1B action ended with 22 entrants to combine with Wednesday’s 15 and will play it out here in the Poker Room.

The remaining players will come together at noon to fight it out for the $69,840 including the top prize of $16,868.

Action will start with Level 15 (1,200/2,400/400) and the average chip stack is 108,000.

Here is the Seat Assignment/Chip Counts for Day 2:

 

Spring Showdown 2015 $400 NLH        
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT   CHIP COUNT 
LOUIS RUSSO 1 1      105,000.00
DOMINICK PELLI 1 2      193,000.00
ROBERT PALAZZO 1 3        95,500.00
TARUN GULATI 1 4      132,000.00
JASON CALNAN 1 5        80,000.00
NICHOLAS UCHENICK 1 6        53,000.00
MATTHEW WANTMAN 1 7        70,000.00
DAVID CHAVES 1 8        90,500.00
DJONY CENTEIO 1 9      218,000.00
JOHN FALZARANO 1 10        83,000.00
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT   CHIP COUNT 
DAVID WHALEN 2 1        91,000.00
SEAN CURTAIN 2 2      242,500.00
NICK WILDEMAN 2 3      115,000.00
WILLIAM  FREDERICK 2 4        90,000.00
BRIAN MADIGAN 2 5      137,000.00
ARIE ZINGER 2 6        76,000.00
GENNADY KOTLYARENKO 2 7      133,500.00
MARK  PERRY 2 8        45,000.00
KIP BOCHAIN 2 9        77,000.00
         
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT   CHIP COUNT 
RYAN BABCOCK 3 1      192,500.00
CHAIBEL AZZI 3 2        61,000.00
PAUL  SARTANOWICZ 3 3        97,000.00
RADHA KRITHIVAS 3 4        62,000.00
JENNIFER BARRILE 3 5      100,000.00
ERIC HUNTE 3 6      259,000.00
JOHNNY LAU 3 7      125,000.00
MACKENZIE KRAEMER 3 8        43,000.00
MANUEL PINZON 3 9      111,500.00
         
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT   CHIP COUNT 
NEFTALI ZELAYA 4 1      109,000.00
JAROD BURGESS 4 2        76,000.00
NICHOLAS  CYR 4 3      123,500.00
THOMAS PANZELLA 4 4        88,000.00
ALEXANDER ROMANO 4 5        51,000.00
DAVID ESPINOLA 4 6      169,000.00
BARRY MEDEIRIOS 4 7      108,000.00
WILLIAM KRAEMER 4 8        51,500.00
DON FARNEN 4 9        66,000.00
         

 

No Tournament Coverage Tonight

03.05.15
06:51 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned in the start of reporting post, there will no be continuing coverage for the $400 Day 1B Tournaments due to unavailability of our Night Shift Blogger. He has become a new father and will be busy taking care of his family.

Thank you for following along with us today. But before we go, we took a look at the chip counts while the $400 1B players were on dinner break and would like to leave you with this.

Over half of the current field has less than 35,000 in chips in the start of Level 10 (500/1000/100). The players goal is to outlast the next five levels to tough it out with Day 1A’s 15 contenders for the $69,840 prize pool.

Here are the current chip leaders. Thank you and Good Night!

 

Event 19: $400 NLH Event
Day 1B Chip Leaders
Player’s Name Chip Count
 
Johnny Lau 143,400
Gennady Kotlyarenko 117,300
David Whalen 113,200

Player to Watch: Tarun Gulati

03.05.15
05:33 pm

Tarun Gulati is a very busy player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarun’s list of tournament prizes reads like a novel –he has placed in the money for nearly every month in 2014.

His largest paydays in 2014 came in July in a 14th place finish at the Venetian in Las Vegas during the Deepstack Extravaganza iii $1,100 Event for a cool $17,225 and then replicated this win at Foxwoods in October during their World Poker Finals $1,100 Event for $14,000.

Now playing Table 1 Seat 2, Tarun is holding the average chip stack of 50,000 and looks patient and observant as the competitors are eliminated one by one.

Playing in Level 9, 40 grinders are playing their way through the original field of 100.

After Level 9, the players will get a 1 hour dinner break when we will review the current chip leaders at the tables.

 

 

Event 9: $400 NLH Tournament Prize Pool

03.05.15
04:34 pm

With the field shrinking at a quick pace, we are now down to 53 players with an average stack of 38,461.

The players will take an hour dinner break after Level 9.

As promised, here is the prizes worth fighting for in the $400 NLH.

Event 9: $400 NLH  Event
Total Prize Pool: $69,840
Place   Prize Amount
 
1   $16,868
2   $11,824
3   $7,599
4   $5,629
5   $4,225
6   $3,380
7   $2,808
8   $2,249
9   $1,683
10   $1,229
11   $1,229
12   $1,229
13   $1,013
14   $1,013
15   $1,013
16   $859
17   $859
18   $859
19   $754
20   $754
21   $754
22   $670
23   $670
24   $670

 

Event 9 Registration is Closed

03.05.15
03:57 pm

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

This picture looks like the snowy scene across Connecticut. With a Winter snowstorm storm currently impacting the New England area, the action will soon be heating up here in Event 9.

A better than expected number of 100 entrants are now reduced to 60 grinding it out to see who will be going against the 15 secured players for tomorrow’s Day 2 event. We did see a flurry of players joining in the action during the lull of the storm hoping to outlast their competitors while clean up crews do what they can to move snow and ice from the roads.

The average chip stack among the 15 from yesterday’s play is over 125,000, so today’s players need to carefully navigate through their competition in order to make it into the money on Friday.

The players are now in Level 7 with 300/600/75 blind levels. We will be posting the prize pool shortly.

As always, feel free to join in the conversation on Twitter with us @mohegansunpoker at #springshowdown2015.

 

Tonight’s Main Event Satellite Schedule

03.05.15
03:10 pm

There are only two opportunities left  to play in our Main Event Satellites for Saturday’s 11 am tournament.

You can choose to play tonight at 6 pm or tomorrow at 2 pm. Here are the details:

  • 1 in 5 qualify for Saturday’s 11 am Main Event

  • 10,000 in chips

  • 20 minute blinds

  • No re-entries

  • Late registration through the end of Level 4

Save some cash  and win your way into the Main Event.

 

Marsel Backa: Ready to Win

03.05.15
02:45 pm

Marsel Backa, posing for the win in November’s Fall Showdown 2014 $1,100 Main Event

Fresh from his win in January’s Card Player Tour $600 NLH Event, Marsel is very invested in today’s $400 1B. Marsel earned quite a payday from Foxwoods in the grand amount of $31,517.

Those who follow Marsel remember his Ten High Straight Flush over David Stefanski in our 2014 Fall Showdown in November. Marsel pocketed a grander prize from that event for $39,801.

He also took 4th place in the $600 NLH Foxwoods’ Mega Stack Challenge in December to the tune of $20,474.

Marsel is a charismastic player with dealers and other players and is expected to smile and take another picture in this event tomorrow.

Nearing the end of Level 5, we have grown to a total of 85 entrants. Blinds are now 150/300/25.