Event 11 $250 25K Guarantee

It is now dinner break for the remaining 29 players in today’s $250 event. They will return to play about 6:15 tonight.

While we have a break in the action, it is time to post their prize pool for you:

Festival Name

Spring Showdown

Venue Name

Mohegan Sun

Venue City

Uncasville, CT

Event #

 

Event Name

$250 NLH 25K Event

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

 

$7,609.00

2nd 

 

$5,347.00

3rd 

 

$3,426.00

4th

 

$2,537.00

5th 

 

$1,902.00

6th 

 

$1,521.00

7th 

 

$1,266.00

8th 

 

$1,013.00

9th

 

$761.00

10th 

 

$553.00

11th 

 

$553.00

12th

 

$553.00

13th

 

$454.00

14th

 

$454.00

15th

 

$454.00

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Prizes Paid Out in Event 9

Here is the list of all of the prizes from Event 9 paid out today!

Congratulations to our finishers!

Spring Showdown 2015 $400 NLH      
FIRST LAST Place  Prize Paid 
DAVID ESPINOLA 10  $        1,229.00
MATTHEW WANTMAN 11  $        1,229.00
NICHOLAS PALAZZO 12  $        1,229.00
N/A   13  $        1,013.00
RYAN BABCOCK 14  $        1,013.00
MARK PERRY 15  $        1,013.00
DAVID WHALEN 16  $            859.00
TARUN GULATI 17  $            859.00
KIP BOCHAIN 18  $            859.00
N/A   19  $            754.00
DOMINICK PELLI 20  $            754.00
N/A   21  $            754.00
DON FARNEN 22  $            670.00
JARED BURGESS 23  $            670.00
ALEXANDER ROMANO 24  $            670.00

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10th Place — $400 NLH David Espinola


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Action was cautious until this fateful hand.

The hand begins with 6,000/12,000/2,000. Nicholas Uchenick raises the blinds to 20,000. David answers the bet with an all-in raise of about 100K which Nicholas quickly calls.

Nick: Tc Ts

David: Qc 10d

Dealer puts out the board of 8d Kh Kd 7h 3h

The hopes for a gutshot straight are dashed with the last card and Nick takes the pot with his Kings and Tens hand.

David will take home a prize of $1,229. Congratulations David!

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$400 NLH Event Update

Down to 12 players in Level , it is time to reveal the Chip Counts of the players vying for the top prize of $16,868

 

Spring Showdown 2015 $400 NLH        
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT   CHIP COUNT 
ERIC HUNTE 1 1 550,000
JOHNNY LAU 1 2 400,000
PAUL  SARTANOWICZ 1 4 132,000
DJONY CENTEIO 1 6 689,000
JOHN FALZARANO 1 8 300,000
SEAN CURTIN 1 9 200,000
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT  CHIP COUNT
N/A   2 1 219,000
MATTHEW WANTMAN 2 5 260,000
GARY MEDEIRIOS 2 6 326,000
DAVID ESPINOLA 2 7 150,000
WILLIAM  FREDERICK 2 8 230,000
NICHOLAS UCHENICK 2 9 137,000

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Let's Get Ready to Rumbbbbblllllleee

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!

 
 

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Today's Tournament Schedule

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.

 
 

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Event 10 Day 2 Players List


 
 
 
 
 
 

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
         

 

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No Tournament Coverage Tonight


 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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Player to Watch: Tarun Gulati

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.

 
 

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