Dan O’Leary knocks 3 players …now hand for hand

04:21 pm


John Wrobleski goes all-in for 46.5k. Dan O’Leary calls the 46.5. Nick Palma raises all-in for 82k. Joe Sweeney calls for less. Dan calls the remaining.

Dan – 8x 8x

Nick – 10x 10x

Joe – Qx Qx

John – Ax Jx

When the flop spikes an 8 for Dan and no picture or ace hits, he knocks out 3 players.

We are now at 25 players and paying out the top 24.

Tryba double up through Stefanski #springshowdown

03:38 pm



In a battle of the binds, Tryba (Small) calls 2.5k and Stefanski (Big) raises to 30k pre-flop. Chris Tryba calls.

With a 6-high flop, Tryba goes all-in (Ax 6x) and David snap calls showing Qx Qx. Chris isn’t happy seeing this, but when an Ace comes on the turn giving him 2 pair. David needed a Queen on the river to eliminate Chris. It does not come and now Chris Tryba is over 300k and is off to life support on chips.

Now approaching Level 18 2.5k/5k/500 ante

03:15 pm

Still at 28 players. Play has slowed down now that we are close to the bubble.

Stay tuned for more….





Andrew Gileno is still currently the chip leader

03:14 pm


When we last saw him last night, he was the chip leader. Nothing has changed over the last 3 hours. He is currently at 750K and looks to go deep in the tournament.

Nick Palma rivers a club and gathers more chips…

03:02 pm


Nick Palma (right) in Day 1 action


We are now down to 28 players as Nick Palma eliminates Manny Kouhaiz when Nick’s Q♣ gives him a flush on the river.

At 28 players as we are 15 minutes away from the end of Level 17.

Gerald Aiello shows that he to can flop sets…

01:47 pm



To Dakota right, sits Gerald Aiello. Nicest man on the planet. Raises 3k pre-flop. Sung Lee raises to 6k..one other caller then Gerry calls.

Flop goes 3x 4x 6x. Gerry fires 25k. Sung Lee raises to 80K..player B folds and Gerry insta-calls. With a 6x on the turn, Gerry goes all-in and Sung Lee has to call with 10x 10x. No ten on the river can save Sung Lee and is eliminated.

33 players remain

Dakota knocks out another #springshowdown

01:15 pm



In late position, Bobby Ricciuti shoves his last 24k or so only to get called by Dave Stefanski in the small blind and Dakota Happas.

Flop is 8 A♠ Q♣. David checks. Dakota make a small bet to which David mucks.

Dakota shows Q♠ Q. Ricciuti shows 10 10♠

Turn is Kx and the river is a 10 to give Bobby a set of tens but its not enough.

Dakota looks to go deep in the tournament.

Dakota picks up Aces on the button

12:37 pm


East Coast tournament player Steve “Dakota” Happas picks up Ax Ax on the button and fires out on the flop, turn and river to beat Mark Epstein out of pot.

Still too early in today’s action. Stay tuned all day here and on Twitter for updates.



On the very next hand, Mark eliminates Raj Patel when his Ax Qx was better then Raj’s Ax Jx.

44 players remain


Very Busy tournament today…

12:21 pm

We have 3 tournaments going on at once…Day 2 of Main Event, Ladies Only and a $3o0 event.

Plenty of time to register for the $300 Event…30K Guarantee and re-entries until level 8

High Heels Poker Tour event is underway… #springshowdown

11:07 am

Today is our last day of the 2014 Spring Showdown and we have a High Heels Poker Tour – Ladies Event only.

20k in chips and 30 minute blind levels.

Good Luck to everyone.