Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 Bay 101 Shooting Star Final Results


2017 BAY 101 $7,500 SHOOTING STAR
21ST ANNUAL ● MARCH 6-10, 2017
806 Entrants / $5,722,600 Prize Pool
PlaceFirstLastChips/Prize
1SamPanzica$1,373,000 *
2AnthonySpinella$786,610
3DavidRheem$521,660
4PaulVolpe$349,610
5DennisStevermer$243,090
6RainerKempe$188,460
7SergioAido$144,760
8IgorYaroshevsky$106,520
9StephenGraner$74,290
10KevinMacPhee$53,530
11HuihanWu$53,530
12NeilBlumenfield$53,530
13GregHimmelbrand$42,610
14TuanMai$42,610
15AlanBittikofer$42,610
16DavidWilliams$36,050
17MattAffleck$36,050
18XinyuZhao$36,050
19BrianAltman$30,590
20RaviRaghavan$30,590
21RyanMurphy$30,590
22MikeSexton$30,590
23GarrettGreer$30,590
24ShahinShojaeyan$30,590
25TomWest$30,590
26CodyWiegmann$30,590
27JosephElpayaa$30,590
28RobertMather$26,220
29DanielO'Brien$26,220
30MichaelMcClain$26,220
31JasonLes$26,220
32CharlesCarrel$26,220
33DerekWolters$26,220
34ChristianHarder$26,220
35PratyushBuddiga$26,220
36EduardoKudrjavcevs$26,220
37GeneDavenport$21,850
38LanderLijo$21,850
39BernardLee$21,850
40JimCollopy$21,850
41MikeJacob$21,850
42EddySabat$21,850
43JeremyJoseph$21,850
44DiwakuVeenmanaw$21,850
45SinisaZimek$21,850
46SamuelPhillips$19,120
47StefanSchillhabel$19,120
48ZachHyman$19,120
49SorelMizzi$19,120
50DarrenRabinowitz$19,120
51OsminDardon$19,120
52DavidTuchman$19,120
53BryanPiccioli$19,120
54KevinAndriamahefa$19,120
55JasthiKumar$16,930
56PaulTedeschi$16,930
57ChanceKornuth$16,930
58JonathanTurner$16,930
59EvanKrentzman$16,930
60GarySewell$16,930
61NoahSchwartz$16,930
62ChristopherConrad$16,930
63GalYifrach$16,930
64SalomonPonte$15,300
65AndyPhilachack$15,300
66DanielAron$15,300
67BlakeBohn$15,300
68JoeSerock$15,300
69KorayAldemir$15,300
70StevenTabb$15,300
71MartinRyan$15,300
72TomMarchese$13,660
73SergiReixach$13,660
74JohnCynn$13,660
75ArtemMetalidi$13,660
76TaylorPaur$13,660
77KarthikSundaram$13,660
78CraigMason$13,660
79JeffreyGross$13,660
80ColinYork$13,660
81MatthewStout$13,660
* includes a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat

1st Place: Sam Panzica ($1,358,000 + $15,000 WPT Championship Seat)



2nd Place: Anthony Spinella ($786,610)


Anthony Spinella doubles though Sam Panzica

Anthony Spinella is all in preflop holding king jack against the pocket sevens of Sam Panzica. The KKJ flop all but guarantees Anthony will double up, and the 4 on the turn has Sam drawing dead. Anthony will double up to just over 10 million, while Sam will be knocked down to 14 million.

Heads up play is about to begin

The final two players are taking their seats and will begin heads up play shortly at 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000. Here are the chip counts:

Sam Panzica - 18,475,000
Anthony Spinella - 5,725,000

3rd Place: Chino Rheem ($521,660)


Anthony Spinella moved all in preflop and Chino Rheem moved all in over the top. Sam Panzica got out of the way, and the cards were turned up:

Chino [Ad][Qs]
Anthony [Ks][Jc]

The [6s][2h][Qh] was a bad one for Anthony, as he could only catch a king to survive. Indeed, the [Kd] hit the turn, leaving Chino to be looking for a queen or an ace to knock out his opponent. The [4c] hit the river instead, doubling Anthony up and crippling Chino.

Chino got his last half million in on the very next hand holding queen ten, and was called by Anthony in the big blind holding 5-3. The K-K-8 flop was safe for Chino, but a five hit the turn to give Anthony a pair. Chino was unable to pair either of his hole cards on the river, and he will be eliminated in 3rd place. Chino will take home $521,660 for his efforts.

Heads up play will resume shortly.

Anthony Spinella doubles through Sam Panzica with an ace on the river


Anthony Spinella was all in for 2,925,000 holding [Ah][6h] and was up against the [7d][7c] of Sam Panzica. The [2d][6s][Qs] flop gave Anthony some hope, and he had five outs heading to the turn. The [4d] hit the turn and Anthony started collecting his belongings, but when the [Ad] hit the river, the audience let out a cry of excitement as Anthony doubled up. Sam is knocked down to just over 4 million as three handed play continues.

Updated chip counts at the break


The final three players are now on break. Here are updated chip counts:

Chino Rheem - 10,400,000
Anthony Spinella - 9,050,000
Sam Panzica - 4,750,000

4th Place: Paul Volpe ($349,610)


On a [8d][4s][7s] flop, Paul Volpe is all in holding [Qs][Js] against Chino Rheem's [Kh][Kd]. The turn is the [2c] and the river is the [8c], missing Paul's flush draw and eliminating him in 4th place. Paul will collect $349,610 for his efforts.


5th Place: Dennis Stevermer ($243,090)


Dennis Stevermer was all in preflop holding [Ad][8d] and was up against Chino Rheem's [Ks][9h]. Dennis was 62% to survive, but the [9c][7s][6c] flop gave Chino top pair. Dennis had plenty of outs with an open ended straight draw and an overcard, but the [4h] turn and [Qh] river failed to improve Dennis's hand. He will exit this tournament in 5th place, good for $243,090.

Anthony Spinella doubles through Chino Rheem


On a [Kh][9h][2h] flop, Anthony Spinella is all in with [Jh][3h] against Chino Rheem's [Ah][8c]. Anthony flopped a flush and needs to hold against Chino's nut flush draw. The turn [9c] and river [Js] keep Anthony's flush in front, and he will double up to just under 8 million.

Updated chip counts on break


The remaining 5 players are now on a 10 minute break. Here are updated chip counts:

Paul Volpe - 3,650,000
Chino Rheem - 11,705,000
Sam Panzica - 3,400,000
Dennis Stevermer - 2,160,000
Anthony Spinella - 3,275,000

Paul Volpe doubles through Chino Rheem


On the very next hand, Paul Volpe is all in for 1,370,000 with [Ah][Ad] and is called by Chino Rheem holding [As][Qc]. Paul is in great shape to double up when the flop falls [6h][Ac][Td], and the [2s] on the turn means Chino is drawing dead. The meaningless [Kh] on the river means Paul will double up.

6th Place: Rainer Kempe ($188,460)


Rainer Kempe was all in holding [As][9c] and was up against Chino Rheem's [Kh][Kd]. The [7h][6h][3h] left Rainer drawing slim, and the [3d] on the turn changed nothing. Rainer would need a non heart ace or nine to survive, but the [8s] hit the river instead. Rainer Kempe will be our 6th place finisher, collecting $188,460. Chino will collect the last Shooting Star bounty in the tournament, and play will continue five handed.

Dennis Stevermer doubles up


In our first all in and call of the day, Dennis Stevermer is all in holding [Ad][Kc] and is up against Rainer Kempe's [7d][6h]. There's not much of a sweat as the board runs out [Jh][Ts][3s][Jd][Td], and Dennis will double up.

Cards are in the air


Play has begun and Chino Rheem has won the first pot with [Qh][Jh]. 

Final table is about to begin

The final 6 players are being introduced and play will begin shortly. Blinds resume at 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante. Levels will now be 60 minutes in length until heads up, when they become 30 minutes.

Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

2017 BAY 101 $7,500 SHOOTING STAR
21ST ANNUAL ● MARCH 6-10, 2017
Final Table Counts & Seating Assignments (806 Entrants)
(blinds resume at 40,000/80,000 w/10,000 ante, 21:13 left on clock, button in seat 4, dead small blind)
PlaceFirstLastChips/PrizeSeat
1DavidRheem10,650,0002
2RainerKempe3,705,0004
3SamPanzica3,215,0003
4PaulVolpe3,005,0001
5AnthonySpinella2,635,0006
6DennisStevermer980,0005
7SergioAido$144,760
8IgorYaroshevsky$106,520
9StephenGraner$74,290
10KevinMacPhee$53,530
11HuihanWu$53,530
12NeilBlumenfield$53,530
13GregHimmelbrand$42,610
14TuanMai$42,610
15AlanBittikofer$42,610
16DavidWilliams$36,050
17MattAffleck$36,050
18XinyuZhao$36,050
19BrianAltman$30,590
20RaviRaghavan$30,590
21RyanMurphy$30,590
22MikeSexton$30,590
23GarrettGreer$30,590
24ShahinShojaeyan$30,590
25TomWest$30,590
26CodyWiegmann$30,590
27JosephElpayaa$30,590
28RobertMather$26,220
29DanielO'Brien$26,220
30MichaelMcClain$26,220
31JasonLes$26,220
32CharlesCarrel$26,220
33DerekWolters$26,220
34ChristianHarder$26,220
35PratyushBuddiga$26,220
36EduardoKudrjavcevs$26,220
37GeneDavenport$21,850
38LanderLijo$21,850
39BernardLee$21,850
40JimCollopy$21,850
41MikeJacob$21,850
42EddySabat$21,850
43JeremyJoseph$21,850
44DiwakuVeenmanaw$21,850
45SinisaZimek$21,850
46SamuelPhillips$19,120
47StefanSchillhabel$19,120
48ZachHyman$19,120
49SorelMizzi$19,120
50DarrenRabinowitz$19,120
51OsminDardon$19,120
52DavidTuchman$19,120
53BryanPiccioli$19,120
54KevinAndriamahefa$19,120
55JasthiKumar$16,930
56PaulTedeschi$16,930
57ChanceKornuth$16,930
58JonathanTurner$16,930
59EvanKrentzman$16,930
60GarySewell$16,930
61NoahSchwartz$16,930
62ChristopherConrad$16,930
63GalYifrach$16,930
64SalomonPonte$15,300
65AndyPhilachack$15,300
66DanielAron$15,300
67BlakeBohn$15,300
68JoeSerock$15,300
69KorayAldemir$15,300
70StevenTabb$15,300
71MartinRyan$15,300
72TomMarchese$13,660
73SergiReixach$13,660
74JohnCynn$13,660
75ArtemMetalidi$13,660
76TaylorPaur$13,660
77KarthikSundaram$13,660
78CraigMason$13,660
79JeffreyGross$13,660
80ColinYork$13,660
81MatthewStout$13,660

Final Table Reached


With the elimination of Sergio Aido in 7th place, the official final table is set. Official counts will be posted shortly. The final table resumes tomorrow at 4pm PST, and they will play down to a winner on the World Poker Tour TV set.

7th Place: Sergio Aido ($144,760)


Action folded to Rainer Kempe in the small blind, and he moved all in, having Sergio Aido in the big blind covered. Sergio snap called showing king queen, and Rainer had just nine deuce. But another deuce on the flop meant Rainer was in the lead, and Sergio failed to find a king or a queen to survive. He will exit this tournament in 7th place, collecting $144,760 for his efforts.

Chip counts at the break


The final 7 players are now on break as the 40,000/80,000 blind level approaches. Here are updated chip counts for the unofficial final table:

Seat 1: Paul Volpe - 2,655,000
Seat 2: Chino Rheem - 6,670,000
Seat 3: Sam Panzica - 4,090,000
Seat 4: Rainer Kempe - 2,530,000
Seat 5: Sergio Aido - 2,975,000
Seat 6: Dennis Stevermer - 2,225,000
Seat 7: Anthony Spinella - 3,045,000

Unofficial final table chip count & seating assignments


Seat 1: Paul Volpe – 3,250,000
Seat 2: Chino Rheem – 4,960,000
Seat 3: Sam Panzica – 2,550,000
Seat 4: Rainer Kempe – 3,500,000
Seat 5: Sergio Aido – 4,350,000
Seat 6: Dennis Stevermer – 1,500,000
Seat 7: Anthony Spinella – 3,600,000

8th Place: Igor Yaroshevsky ($106,520)


It took nearly three hours from the time Stephen Graner was eliminated in 9th place to the time we lost our 8th place finisher. Countless all ins and calls happened, and the short stack always seemed to survive. Finally, it could happen no longer. After losing a big pot with ace king against his opponent's pocket queens, Igor lost his final few chips to become our 8th place finisher. He will collect $106,520 for his efforts. Meanwhile, the remaining 7 players are redrawing for seats at the unofficial final table.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Recent Eliminations: 10th-12th Place ($53,530)

10th Place: Kevin MacPhee
The Championship Event is now down to the final 9 players, guaranteeing the remaining players a $74,290 payday. Here are the recent eliminations:

10th Place: Kevin MacPhee ($53,530)
11th Place: Huihan Wu ($53,530)
12th Place: Neil Blumenfield ($53,530)

Neil Blumenfield has been eliminated


Neil Blumenfield has been eliminated in 12th place, collecting $53,530 for his efforts.

Final two tables reached

With the elimination of Greg Himmelbrand in 13th place, the final 12 players have redrawn for seats at the final two tables. Here are the recent eliminations:

13th Place: Greg Himmelbrand ($42,610)
14th Place: Tuan Mai ($42,610)
15th Place: Alan Bittikofer ($42,610)
16th Place: David Williams ($36,050)
17th Place: Matt Affleck ($36,050)
18th Place: Xinyu Zhao ($36,050)

Igor Yaroshevsky beats A-K with A-K


Igor Yaroshevsky was all in preflop holding [Ah][Kd] and was up against his opponent's [As][Kc]. It looked as if the pot would be chopped, until the dealer placed four hearts on the community. Igor pulled out an amazing double up with 13 players remaining. When one more player is lost, there will be another redraw.

David Williams has been eliminated


On a final board reading Q-6-5-x-9, David Williams snap calls all in and rolls over queen five for two pair. But his opponent is holding eight seven for the nut straight. David Williams will be eliminated in 16th place, good for $36,050.

Matt Affleck has been eliminated


After taking a bad beat with ace eight vs. ace three and being knocked down to 51,000, Matt Affleck battled back to 190,000 before getting all in with [Kh][Qc] against his opponent's ace high. Unfortunately, Matt was unable to connect and will be eliminated in 17th place, good for $36,050.

Brian Altman eliminated in 19th, down to final three tables


Brian Altman moved all in and was called by Paul Volpe before David Williams moved all in over the top. Paul eventually folded, and David's pocket kings led Brian's pocket tens. The board ran out a full house, but David's full house was best, sending Brian to the rail in 19th place. He will earn $30,590 for his efforts. The remaining 18 players are now redrawing for seats at the final three tables.

Here are the recent eliminations:

19th Place: Brian Altman ($30,590)
20th Place: Ravi Raghavan ($30,590)
21st Place: Ryan Murphy ($30,590)
22nd Place: Mike Sexton ($30,590)
23rd Place: Garrett Greer ($30,590)
24th Place: Shahin Shojaeyan ($30,590)

Mike Sexton has been eliminated


Mike Sexton has been eliminated in 22nd place, earning $30,590 for his efforts.

Garrett Greer has been eliminated


Garrett Greer has been eliminated when his ace queen ran into his opponent's pocket kings. Garrett failed to find an ace, and he will exit the tournament in 23rd place, good for $30,590.

Recent eliminations: 25th-30th Place


A dramatic double elimination saw the field shrink to 24 players. Cody Wiegann was all in with [5d][5c] and was in bad shape against Tom West's [9s][9c]. But they were both in worse shape against Xinyu Zhao's [Kd][Kc]. The board ran out clean, and Cody and Tom hit the rail, bringing the field down to four tables remaining. Here are the recent eliminations:

25th Place: Tom West ($30,590)
26th Place: Cody Wiegmann ($30,590)
27th Place: Joseph Elpayaa ($30,590)
28th Place: Bob Mather ($26,220)
29th Place: Dan O'Brien ($26,220)
30th Place: Mike McClain ($26,220)

Recent eliminations: 31st-36th Place

The field has been trimmed to 30 players, which means only five tables are in play. Here are the recent eliminations:

31th Place: Jason Les ($26,220)
32nd Place: Charlie Carrel ($26,220)
33rd Place: Derek Wolters ($26,220)
34th Place: Christian Harder ($26,220)
35th Place: Pratyush Buddiga ($26,220)
36th Place: Eduardo Kudrjavcevs ($26,220)

Down to 36 players

With the elimination of Gene Davenport in 37th place, the field is now down to 36 players. Those players have been redrawn into six 6-handed tables, and they are now on a 10 minute break. When they return, blinds will resume at 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante. Here are the recent eliminations

37th Place: Gene Davenport ($21,850)
38th Place: Lander Lijo ($21,850)
39th Place: Bernard Lee ($21,850)
40th Place: Jim Collopy ($21,850)
41th Place: Mike Jacob ($21,850)
42th Place: Eddy Sabat ($21,850)
43th Place: Jeremy Joseph ($21,850)
44th Place: Jiwaku Veenmanaw ($ 21.850)
45th Place: Sinisa Zimek ($21,850)

Olivier Busquet has won the $25k High Roller


Olivier Busquet has won the $25k High Roller, taking home $98,000 for his win. On the final hand of play, Olivier held [Ad][Qh] and had his opponent all in preflop with [Ks][Jh]. The board ran out [7h][9s][Ts][4c][6d], leaving Olivier's ace high in front. Congratulations, Olivier!

38th Place: Lander Lijo ($21,850)


Lander Lijo was all in preflop holding [Js][Jh] and was flipping against his opponent's [Ad][Kh]. The [6c][5c][4s] was safe for Lander, but the [7s] turn gave his opponents out to a chop. The [Kc] hit the river instead, sending Lander to the rail in 38th place, good for $21,850.

Eddy Sabat has been eliminated


Eddy Sabat was all in preflop holding pocket tens against the ace king of Chino Rheem. An ace hit the turn to send Eddy to the rail in 42nd place, good for $21,850.

Day 3 is Under Way

Cards are in the air for Day 3 of the 2017 Shooting Star. The remaining 44 players have taken the same seats as yesterday, and at 36 players there will be a full redraw into six 6-handed tables. Blinds resume at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante.

You can watch our live feature table at www.Bay101Live.com where we currently have Eddy Sabat, Chino Rheem, and Dan O'Brien.

YouTube Video: Garrett Greer "Five for Five"

Day 3 Chip Counts & Seating Assginments

2017 BAY 101 $7,500 SHOOTING STAR
21ST ANNUAL ● MARCH 6-10, 2017
Day 3 Chip Counts & Seating Assignments (806 Entrants)
(blinds resume at 6,000/12,000 w/2,000 ante, 60:00 left on clock)
PlaceFirstLastChips/PrizeTableSeat
1PaulVolpe1,769,00058
2AndO'Brien1,339,00029
3IgorYaroshevsky1,190,00014
4CharlieCarrel1,062,00045
5GarrettGreer1,034,00043
6MattAffleck1,018,00038
7SergioAldo879,00016
8Sam.seme814,00047
9TomWest804,00022
10BrianActman762,00056
11ShahinShojaeyan752,00033
12DavidRheem703,00028
13DavidWilliams685,00039
14JasonThe681,00049
15StephenGraner675,00015
16BobMathew666,00032
17RaviRaghavan600,00019
18PratyushBuddiga559,00026
19EduardoKudrjavcevs536,00017
20JosephElpayaa523,00059
21RainerKempe513,00012
22BernardLee451,00057
23Mr.May392,00011
24JimCollopy391,00052
25MikeSexton391,00013
26DerekWolters390,00018
27ChristianHarder385,00044
28MikeJacob376,00053
29MikeMcClain372,00027
30EddySabbath370,00024
31LanderLijo350,00025
32NeilBlumenfield327,00055
33KevinMacPhee323,00021
34Gregsky fire304,00042
35JeremyJoseph299,00037
36CodyWiegmann244,00031
37DennisStevermer244,00041
38XinyuZhow221,00048
39HuihanWu180,00034
40AlanBittikof is178,00035
41RyanMurphy155,00051
42GeneDavenport135,00046
43AnthonySpinella119,00023
44WakuVeenmanaw74,00054
45SinisaZimek$21,850
46SamuelPhillips$19,120
47StefanSchillhabel$19,120
48ZachHyman$19,120
49SorelMizzi$19,120
50DarrenRabinowitz$19,120
51OsminDardon$19,120
52DavidTuchman$19,120
53BryanPiccioli$19,120
54KevinAndriamahefa$19,120
55JsthiKumar$16,930
56PaulGerman$16,930
57ChanceKornuth$16,930
58JonathanTurner$16,930
59EvanKrentzman$16,930
60GarySewell$16,930
61NoahSchwartz$16,930
62ChristopherConrad$16,930
63GalYifrach$16,930
64SalomonPonte$15,300
65AndyPhilachack$15,300
66DanielAron$15,300
67BlakeBohn$15,300
68JoeSerock$15,300
69DNRDNR$15,300
70StevenTabb$15,300
71MartinRyan$15,300
72TomMarchese$13,660
73SergiReixach$13,660
74Johninc$13,660
75ArtemMetalidi$13,660
76TaylorPaur$13,660
77KarthikSundaram$13,660
78CraigMason$13,660
79JeffreyGross$13,660
80ColinYork$13,660
81MatthewStout$13,660

Sorel Mizzi has been eliminated


Sorel Mizzi was all in holding ace king and was dominating his opponent's ace jack. The T-3-A flop was safe for Sorel, leaving his opponent drawing to a jack. A king hit the turn, and Sorel's new friend the Hash Tag King celebrated with him, however a queen would make Sorel's opponent a straight. And a queen is just what landed on the river, dashing Sorel's hope of winning the 2017 Shooting Star.

David Tuckman has been eliminated


David Tuchman was all in preflop holding A-Q up against the pocket jacks of Christian Harder. The K-J-x flop left David drawing to a ten to make a straight. The queen on the turn changed nothing, and the nine on the river meant David would be eliminated in 52nd place. He will take home $19,120 for his efforts.

High Roller has concluded for the night

The final two players in the $25k High Roller are bagging up their chips for the night. They will return tomorrow at 1pm PST and continue playing at 600/1,200 blinds with a 200 ante. Here are the heads up chip counts:

Eric Worre (button) - 104,900
Olivier Busquet - 95,100