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Level 23 update

07:21 pm

Tournament players are live in level 23 with now only 13 players left!

Blinds are currently 2000/8000/16000!

The average stack size is 453,846

Stay tuned as we get closer to the final table at Mohegan Sun’s #fallshowdown2014

Scott Byron doubles up to over 295k!!!

07:12 pm

Scott Byron ships it for a 147k all in with A♥Q♠ against his opponents K♥Q♥

The board ran out  8♥7♣Q♦2♥J♠

Scott took down an double up with his top pair with ace kicker!

Stay tuned for more updates for this year’s Mohegan Sun Fall Showdown at #fallshowdown2014

Picture Time

05:53 pm

Everyone’s loving having their picture taken, so here you all go.

Allen Riano, competing in Event 1, wanted his daughter to see him  “grinding it out” on table 1.

Everyone in Event 1 is on dinner break until 6:05 pm 


Event 6 chip leader Je Wook Oh

Je is trying to rack up approximately 350,000 as they break his table. He’s the one to beat right now.


A couple of players on table 2 in Event 6 are posing for a cute picture, can you guys come up with a caption for me?

Tweet your responses at #fallshowdown2014.


This just in ….

04:59 pm


Event 1 Update:

19 players are still battling it out for the remaining prize pool.

They are playing Level 21: 1,000 antes with 5,000/10,000 blinds

They will redraw for seats at 18 players.

Also taking a hour long dinner break in about 15 minutes.


Event 6 Update:

25 players carefully playing for the top 15 prizes in today’s $250 NLH.

They are playing Level 13: 300 antes, 1,200/2,400 blinds.

Dinner Break is one hour after Level 16.


Step 2 Satellite Update:

8 players will advance to tomorrow’s Main Event, but we still have 21 hopeful players.

Action on the Last Three Event 1 Tables

04:35 pm



We see Tom Panzella still fighting the good fight at table 3 with approximately 250,000 chips.

Action is slow but steady on table 1. Colby Lawler is holding strong with 287,000.

 Chip totals are the strongest on table 3 with Mikhail Alkhazou working with 285,000

and Mike Raschilla still dominating the competition with 680,000.

Good Luck to all our featured players!


Event Updates

04:06 pm

Event 1 Update:

  • Level 20 Blinds are 4,000/8,000 with 1,000 antes
  • 21 players left

Joe Sweeney, cash room extraordinaire, placed 23rd in Event 1 for a total of  $907.

Event 6 Update:

  • Level 11 Blinds are 800/1,600 with 200 antes
  • 43 players remaining


Prize Pool for Event 6: $250 NLH 20K Guarantee

03:52 pm


Fall Showdown Event 6 $250 NLH 20K Guarantee Tournament
Participants:                           120 Prize Pool:  $25,608
1st $6,863.00
2nd  $4,807.00
3rd $3,091.00
4th $2,289.00
5th $1,716.00
6th $1,373.00
7th $1,142.00
8th $914.00
9th $686.00
10th $499.00
11th $499.00
12th $499.00
13th $410.00
14th $410.00
15th $410.00




2 pm $250 Satellite has begun!

02:22 pm

Promptly at 2 pm, we started our last scheduled Step 2 Satellite for tomorrow’s Main Event

Event Details:

  • 10,00o in chips
  • 20 minute blinds
  • 1- 5 will advance to Main Event
  • Only 4 levels of late registration — no re-entries
  • 26 entries so far

Candid shots of players in the Satellite Tournament:



Random Pictures from Event 1

02:06 pm



 Joe Sweeney, 4th place winner of the Spring Showdown 2012 Main Event, is looking to smile his way into the final table.


Linsford Geddes, winner of the 2014 Spring Showdown, has his poker face on.

With approximately 60,000 in chips, he seems determined to double up shortly.


  Mark Perry, who placed 15th in this year Summer Showdown, concentrates on the action.


Event 1 Update:

  • Level 17 with 25 minutes left in the level
  • Blinds 2,000/4,000 with 500 antes
  • 36 entrants left

Event 6 Update:

  • Level 7
  • Blinds 200/400 with 50 antes
  • 100 entrants
  • 45 minutes left in registration

Event 6 Update

12:33 pm

Currently, we are in Level 4 with 87 entrants with 15 minutes until the first break.

Plenty of time to still play in today’s $250 NLH 20K Guarantee with 8 levels of late registration.


Also, 53 entrants left in Event 1 $400 Day 2.

Blinds/Antes: 1,200/2400/400.