$1,100 Main Event 10th Place — Sidney Farber


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sidney Farber- 10th Place

In the 10th place showdown, Sidney Farber vs David Kluchman and his monster stack of approximately 700K.

Sidney: 8 8

David: J 10


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Flop: A J K

David connects on the flop with Jacks over Sidney with a hope for an eight on the last two cards.

Turn: 2

River: J

The river seals the deal for David and Sidney leaves the tournament with a prize of $2,576.

Congratulations Sidney and Good Luck on further endeavors.

 
 
 

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Andrew Badecker — Two for One Special


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

While posting our chip counts, I missed the details of hand that would put one of top ten chip leaders out of the tournament.

Starting Level 19 Dom Pelli (holding 222,000 chips) looking poised to go further in today’s tournament.

It appears Don had taken a couple hits to his stack before going all-in for 98,000 with Ryan Methia in for 87,000.

Chip Leader Andrew Badecker takes advantage of the situation and calls both to finish them off .

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The Main Event is now down to 12 contenders with the chip count average at 355,000.

 
 

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Main Event Chip Count Update after Level 18

The players are now “in the money” and are on a 10 minute break.

It’s time to update you on how they stand currently going into Level 19.

Spring Showdown 2015 $1100 NLH 100K Guarantee    
FIRST LAST  CHIP COUNT 
DON  BLISS 83,000
DOMINICK PELLI 222,000
MICHAEL ORGETTAS 164,000
MATTHEW  WANTMAN 110,000
PETER CAMPO 175,000
RYAN METHIA 44,000
BART GUTHRIE 71,000
PETKO TSAKOV 114,000
SIDNEY FARBER 65,000
TED DRISCOLL 335,000
JEWOOK OH 300,000
ANDREW BADECKER 640,000
JAMES CAMPBELL 102,000
SOUKHA KACHITTAVONG 440,000
CHRIS KOSTOULAS 120,000
DILIPKUMAR PATEL 267,000
DAVID KLUCHMAN 702,000
STEPHEN CHIOVARO 295,000
     

 

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Stayin Alive

During hand for hand, we see a lot of players risking it all to make it into the money.

This hand is no exception.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don Bliss, playing with 85,000 after doubling up over Sidney Farber.

Don started Day 2 with a respectable 139.5K in chips but over the first hour of play found himself fighting to stay alive with only 43K. He knew that he needed to make a move soon to remain competitive with some of the higher stacks.

Don goes all-in with 43,000 and gets a call from Sidney Farber.

Don’s Hand: A Q

Sidney’s Hand: A 10

Don has the slight advantage over Sidney’s suited Ace Ten of Spades.

Flop: 8 Q Q

Don has trips with Sidney looking for a couple magic cards.

Turn: A

River: 7

Needing another Ace to chop with Don, Sidney gets no help from the River Card and Don survives to fight another hand into more hand for hand play.  

 

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Players are Falling Quickly in Level 17

Since the beginning of play, we have lost 7 players in today’s Main Event.

Many all-in hands have been called in the last 50 minutes, like this one:

Petko Tsakov is smiling after taking out another player from today’s action.

Petko’s Hand: A 10

Seat 2’s Hand: 8 Q

Flop: 8 A J♥ 

Petko has top pair over Seat 2’s pair of Eights.

Turn: 4

River: 3

The remaining board cards are no help to Seat 2 and Petko takes the pot and betters his situation going into Level 18.

The 19 remaining players are now playing “hand for hand”.

Blinds are 2,500/5,000/500. Average chip stack is 224k.

 

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Main Event Action

Main Event action is now heating up!

Under the gun, MD White with approximately 80k in chips takes a shot to double up over Dilipkumar Petel with an all-in bet  preflop.

With Dilipkumar in similar chip position, he takes takes the risk and calls.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MD’s Hand: 9 10

Dilipkumar’s Hand: J Q

Flop: J 2 3

MD is great position with his flush draw against Dilipkumar pair of Jacks

Turn: 7

River: Q

In an exciting turn of events, Dilipkumar’s Queens over takes MD out of the tournament leaving 25 in action.

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Main Event Seating and Chip Counts

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        
FIRST LAST TABLE SEAT   CHIP COUNT 
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
         

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Main Event Update

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.

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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

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