Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 Shooting Star $2k Final Results


BAY 101 SHOOTING STAR $2,100
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
102 ENTRANTS (60 ADDONS)
$318,900 PRIZE POOL
PlaceNamePrize
1Leo Feinzaig$100,000
2Shannon Shorr$58,795
3Mohsin Charania$35,675
4David Fong$23,180
5Danny Nguyen$18,655
6Adam Duong$14,910
7Frank Pezzullo$12,675
8Ron Fetsch$11,000
9Mason Sacks$9,725
10 (tie)Hiroaki Harada$8,770
10 (tie)David Stamm$8,770
12Bradley Miller$8,770
13Andy Seth$7,975

1st Place: Leo Feinzaig ($100,000)


On the final hand of play, Shannon Shorr was all in from the big blind holding [Ks][7h] and was trailing Leo Feinzaig's [Ad][Qs]. The [4c][Jd][2h][5c][4s] board failed to pair Shannon, and he will exit this tournament in 2nd place, good for $58,795.

Leo Feinzaig has won the $2,100 Shooting Star event, taking home the title and the trophy. He will collect $100,000 and is considering playing the Main Event tomorrow. Congratulations, Leo!

2nd Place: Shannon Shorr ($58,795)


Heads up chip counts


Heads up play has been going for a few hands, but here are rough chip counts for the final two:

Leo Feinzaig - 2,300,000
Shannon Shorr - 900,000

3rd Place: Mohsin Charania ($35,675)


Shannon Shorr was all in preflop holding [5s][5h] and was racing against Mohsin Charania's [As][Kd]. The [8h][Tc][3d][8d][2d] board meant the pocket pair held up, and Shannon would doubleup through Mohsin. Shannon had 560,000 in his stack, and Mohsin was left with 150,000 after the hand.

On the next hand, Mohsin put 50,000 in for the big blind ante and was left with 100,000, half going in the big blind. He was committed to call after Leo Feinzaig raised to 100,000 and Shannon Shorr called. The [6d][2h][6c][Qd][7c] board got checked to the river and all three players tabled their hands:

Leo [Ac][Ts]
Shannon [Kd][9h]

Mohsin quickly flashed his king-five and mucked having been eliminated in 3rd place. He will collect $35,675 for his efforts.

Shannon Shorr loses and gains


In a pot against Leo Feinzaig, Shannon Shorr called three streets of bets only to see Leo table top pair, which was good for the pot.

Some hands later, Shannon was heads up with Mohsin Charania on a board reading [9d][7c][9h][Jc][Kd]. Shannon was first to act and moved all in for his last 365,000. Mohsin took his time before folding, keeping play 3 handed.

Shannon was seen his stack go down and back up, and now sits on around 800,000.

Updated chip counts on break

The final 3 players are now on a 10 minute break. When they return, blinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 bb ante. Here are updated chip counts:

Leo Feinzaig - 815,000 (20 bb)
Shannon Shorr - 1,125,000 (28 bb)
Mohsin Charania - 1,360,000 (34 bb)

4th Place: David Fong ($23,180)


Level 23
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 102 entries

5th Place: Danny Nguyen ($18,655)


Level 23
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 102 entries


On a [4s][2c][9d] flop, Leo Feinzaig moved all in and Danny Nguyen called for less. Leo had flopped top pair with his [9s][8c] and Danny was looking to catch with his [Ac][Tc]. The [7d] turn and [6d] river kept Leo in front, and Danny is eliminated in 5th place. He will collect $18,655 for his efforts.

6th Place: Adam Duong ($14,910)


Level 23
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 102 entries

Under the gun, Mohsin Charania raised to 60,000 and Shannon Shorr called from the small blind. Adam Duong put his last 75,000 in the pot and both players called. The [Js][Qd][4h][6d][6c] board got checked all the way down and Shannon won the pot with pocket eights as Adam showed an inferior hand. Adam will take $14,910 for his 6th place finish.

Mohsin Charania doubles through Adam Duong

Adam Duong (left) is all in along with Mohsin Charania (right), waiting for two other players to act

Level 22
Blinds: 10,000-25,000 with a 25,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 66 of 102 entries


Under the gun, Leo Feinzaig raised to 60,000 and Shannon Shorr made the call. In the small blind, Adam Duong moved all in for around 450,000 and Mohsin Charania called all in for around 340,000 from the big blind. The other two players got out of the way and we were off to the races:

Adam [Ts][Td]
Mohsin [Ah][Kc]

The [5d][Kd][4c] favored Mohsin, and no ten appeared on the [6s] turn or [3s] river. Mohsin will more than double up to over 800,000 while Adam is knocked down to around 100,000.

7th Place: Frank Pezzullo ($12,675)


From middle position, Frank Pezzullo moved all in and action folded to David Fong in the small blind. He called and the cards were exposed:

Frank [Kh][4h]
David [Js][Jh]

While the [Qh][Th][Jc] flop brought David a set, Frank still had outs with a straight and flush draw. The [8s] turn and [3c] failed to hit Frank, and he will exit this tournament in 7th place, good for $12,675.

8th Place: Ron Fetsch ($11,000)


9th Place: Mason Sacks ($9,725)


Danny Nguyen doubles through Mohsin Charania


Mohsin Charania opened the pot and Danny Nguyen reraised all in, prompting Mohsin to make the call. It was a race with Danny's [8h][8c] against Mohsin's [As][Qd]. The [2s][8d][7c] was the flop Danny wanted as Mohsin was now drawing dead. The [7h] turn and [Kc] river were dealt, and Danny's stack was counted down to 205,000 which Mohsin paid off. Mohsin now sits on 600,000.

Updated chip counts on break

The final 9 players are now on a 10 minute dinner break. When they return, blinds will be 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 bb ante.

Here are updated chip counts:

Seat 1: Leo Feinzaig - 390,000
Seat 2: Danny Nguyen - 205,000
Seat 3: David Fong - 225,000
Seat 4: Mason Sacks - 10,000
Seat 5: Shannon Shorr - 445,000
Seat 6: Ron Fetsch - 655,000
Seat 7: Adam Duong - 110,000
Seat 8: Frank Pezzullo - 410,000
Seat 9: Mohsin Charania - 790,000

Here are the recent eliminations:

10th Place (tie): Hiroaki Harada ($8,770)
10th Place (tie): David Stamm ($8,770)
12th Place: Bradley Miller ($8,770)
13th Place: Andy Seth ($7,975)

Double elimination brings us to 9


Level 20
Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 16,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 102 entries

A player was knocked out from each table to bring the field down to 9 players and the final table. Play will resume shortly.

On table 29, Mohsin Charania raised from the cutoff before Hiroaki Harada reraised all in on the button. The blinds got out of the way, and Mohsin made the call holding ace-jack, dominating Hiroaki's ace-eight. Hiroaki failed to improve, and he tied for 10th place.

Taylor Black is the bubble boy

Taylor Black (left) vs. Ron Fetsch (right) 
Level 19
Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 12,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 102 entries

Taylor Black moved all in from under the gun for 48,000 and Ron Fetsch moved in over the top for roughly 300,000. The remaining players folded and the cards were exposed:

Taylor [5d][3h]
Ron [As][Ad]

Taylor made a pair on the turn but it wasn't good enough to survive. He will be eliminated, and the remaining 13 players are now in the money.

Mohsin Charania takes us to the bubble


Level 18
Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 10,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 102 entries

Mohsin Charania is once again mixed up in a pot, this time holding [Ad][Qs] against a shorter stack's pocket tens. The [Kd][9c][3d] brings nothing for Mohsin, but the [9d] gives him a flush draw to go with his two overcards. The [8d] completes the flush sending his opponent to the rail.

The field is now down to 14 players and play will continue hand-for-hand.

Taylor Paur has been eliminated


Level 18
Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 10,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 102 entries

Taylor Paur moved all in from the button and the big blind makes the call with a covering stack.

Taylor [Kd][Th]
Big blind [Kh][Qh]

The board falls [9s][7d][3d][Ad][As] and Taylor has been eliminated in 18th place, a few spots short of the money.

The pros double up the locals

Taylor Paur (left) doubles up a short stack
Level 17
Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 8,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 102 entries

We saw two back to back allins on two adjacent tables just prior to the break.

In the first hand, Andy Seth called a small all in on a [9d][2c][Jd] flop holding [Ac][Qs]. He was live against his opponent's [9h][7d], but the [7c] on the turn quickly changed that. Andy shipped 115,000 to his opponent and now sits on around 130,000.

In the next hand, Taylor Paur moved all in from the small blind and the big blind called off his 31,000 chips with [Ac][8c]. Taylor was live with his [Jd][3c] but the board ran out [Td][9d][As][Tc][Jc] to give Taylor's opponent the winning two-pair. Taylor jokingly put his jack next to the river card before paying off his opponent. Taylor now sits on just under 100,000.

Break time

The players are taking another 10-minute break.

Ian Steinman has been eliminated

Level 17
Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 8,000 bb ante

Players Remaining: 21 of 102 entries

Ian Steinman was all in preflop holding king high against his opponent's ace high. A king hit the board but an ace followed to send Ian to the rail in 21st place.

Hiroaki Harada chips up with aces


Level 16
Blinds: 3,000-6,000 with a 6,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 25 of 102 entries


There was a 3-way all in on table 29 and we saw Hiroaki Harada table [As][Ad] much to the dismay of the second shortest stack who held [Kd][Th]. The short stack amazingly had [Ah][Ac], and he and Hiroaki chopped the main pot when the board fell [6s][Ks][2c][2d][2s]. Hiroaki took the side pot and now sits on 225,000.

Shannon Shorr wins a race


Level 16
Blinds: 3,000-6,000 with a 6,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 102 entries


A player moved all in from early position and action folded to Shannon Shorr who moved all in over the top. The remaining players got out of the way, and it was a flip with Shannon's pocket tens vs. his opponent's king-queen. The J-8-7-6-x board fell to keep Shannon's tens in front, and he pads his stack to 250,000 as the field shrinks to 26 players.

Mohsin Charania knocks one out


Level 15
Blinds: 3,000-5,000 with a 5,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 28 of 102 entries

Mohsin Charania opened under the gun to 10,000 and actions folded to Larry Odegard in the big blind. Larry elected to move all in for around 45,000 and Mohsin made the call, feeling himself priced in.

Mohsin [Qd][Td]
Larry [Jd][7d]

The board ran out [2d][Kh][Th][Kd][9s] to give Moshin the winning two pair and send Larry to the rail in 28th place.

Final 27 Redraw

The field has been trimmed to the final 27 players, and they are currently redrawing for seats at the final 3 tables. The top 13 players paid, so it's a 50/50 shot for each remaining player to make the money. Pat Lyons recently was eliminated from this field.

Break Time

The players are taking another 10-minute break.

James Pupillo Doubles Thru Andy Seth

Level 14
Blinds: 2,000-4,000 with a 4,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 33 of 102 entries

James Pupillo moves all in preflop for 30,000 from the cutoff, and Andy Seth calls to cover him on the big blind. The two players then flip over their cards.

Pupillo: [2s][2h]
Seth: [Jc][8c]

Board: [Kh][9c][9s][6s][7c]

Pupillo doubles up to survive with 70,000, and Seth is down to just 3,000 after the hand.

James Pupillo - 70,000 (17 bb)
Andy Seth - 3,000 (0 bb)

Taylor Paur Doubles Thru Danny Wong



Level 13
Blinds: 1,500-3,000 with a 3,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 38 of 102 entries

Taylor Paur is all in preflop for 23,000 from the small blind, and Danny Wong has him covered by just a little bit UTG+1. Here is a look at their cards.

Paur: [Ks][Kc]
Wong: [10d][10h]

Board: [Kd][Jd][2d][Ac][10s]

Paur doubles up to survive with 56,000, and Wong is left with just a few thousand after the hand. Wong busts out of the tournament short time later.

Taylor Paur - 56,000 (18 bb)

Ian Steinman Takes One Out

Level 13
Blinds: 1,500-3,000 with a 3,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 41 of 102 entries

A player moves all in preflop UTG+1, and Ian Steinman calls to cover him from late position. The two players then flip over their cards.

Steinman: [Kd][Kc]
UTG+1: [Jd][9d]

Board: [7c][3h][2c][5s][3c]

Steinman wins the pot to eliminate his opponent, and he stacks up 143,000.

Ian Steinman - 143,000 (47 bb)

Taylor Paur Takes Out Another Player

Level 12
Blinds: 1,000-2,000 with a 2,200 bb ante
Players Remaining: 47 of 102 entries

The hijack is all in with [Ad][9s] from the hijack, and Taylor Paur has him covered holding [10d][10s] from the button on a final board reading [Qh][Js][4c][9h][10h]. Paur stacks up 121,000 after collecting the pot.

Taylor Paur - 121,000 (60 bb)

Break Time

The players are taking another 10-minute break.

Ari Engel knocks one out


We arrived to see Ari Engel had his opponent all in, and he was dominating with [As][Qs] against his opponent's ace-jack. The board ran out an uneventful [3d][8h][9d][4c][Th] to keep Ari's ace-queen high in front, and he has padded his stack to 48,000, which is still slightly below average.

Upeshka De Silva Eliminated by Taylor Paur


Level 10
Blinds: 600-1,200 with a 1,200 bb ante
Players Remaining: 64 of 102 entries

Upeshka De Silva is all in preflop UTG+1 with [4d][4h] in the hole, and Taylor Paur has him covered holding [As][Qh] from late position. The board is dealt [Kh][6c][6s][Kc][3h], and De Silva is eliminated on the hand. Paur stacks up 67,000 after collecting the pot with an ace-kicker.

Taylor Paur - 67,000 (55 bb)
Upeshka De Silva - Eliminated

Ian Kalman Makes The Right Call to Double Up

Level 9
Blinds: 500-1,000 with a 1,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 78 of 102 entries

There is about 25,000 in the pot, and the board reads [Qh][7c][5s][7d][Qs] when the button moves all in on the river, and Ian Kalman check-calls all in for 16,500 from the big blind. The button shows [8s][3d] for a bluff, and Kalman holds [Qd][9h] to win the hand and double up to 59,500.

Ian Kalman - 59,500 (59 bb)

$2,100 Prize Pool & Payouts

Today's $2,100 event received 102 entrants and 60 addons creating a $318,900 prize pool. The top 13 players will be in the money with a mincash worth $7,975. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $100,000
2nd Place: $58,795
3rd Place: $35,675
4th Place: $23,180
5th Place: $18,655
6th Place: $14,910
7th Place: $12,675
8th Place: $11,000
9th Place: $9,725
10th Place: $8,770
11th Place: $8,770
12th Place: $8,770
13th Place: $7,975

Mike Del Vecchio Avoids a Chop with a Flush

Level 8
Blinds: 400-800 with a 800 bb ante
Players Remaining: 81 of 102 entries

Mike Del Vecchio is all in with [Ad][Jd] from middle position on a board reading [Qd][7d][3h][6h] against the [Ah][Jh] of Ron Fetsch (cutoff). The river then falls [8d] to give Del Vecchio a flush, so instead of chopping up the pot he doubles up to survive with 38,300. Fetsch holds 59,000 after the hand.

Mike Del Vecchio - 38,300 (47 bb)
Ron Fetsch - 59,000 (73 bb)

Fesh Faces in the Field

Level 7
Blinds: 300-600 with a 600 bb ante
Entries: 102

Fresh faces that have joined the field before the close of registration in the $2k preliminary event include Mohsin Charania, Chris Moorman, Mario Ho, James Carroll, Nick Pupillo, Jesse Sylvia, Danny Wong, Mike Sowers, and Danny Wong. The field size is up to 102 entries at the close of registration, and the prize pool will be available soon.

Break Time

The players are taking a 10-minute break. Registration will close at the end of the break. This is the last chance for players in the tournament to add on.

Scott Zafiropoulo Doubles

Level 6
Blinds: 300-500 with a 500 bb ante
Entries: 91

There is a few thousand in the pot, and the board reads [Ks][Js][5s][Jh] when Scott Zafiropoulo moves all in for 10,700 from the button, and his opponent has him covered UTG+1. Here is a look at their cards.

Scott holds [7s][6s], his opponent holds [Jc][3c], and the river falls [8s]. Scott doubles up to survive with 28,000.

Scott Zafiropoulo - 28,000 (56 bb)

Pat Lyons takes over the chip lead


"You're going to want to see this," Pat Lyons yelled from across the room. We arrived to see that Pat had flopped a straight with his 6-8 on a 4-5-7 flop against two other opponents. It looked a if Dylan Wilkerson held pocket eights for an overpair and the other opponent had 5-6 for a pair and an open ended straight draw. The board ran out pure to nearly triple Pat up to a tournament lead of around 88,000. Dylan utilized his add on after the hand to continue in the tournament with 20,000.

Will Pinheiro Scores a Small Double

Level 4
Blinds: 200-300 with a 300 bb ante
Entries: 87

Will Pinheiro is all in preflop for about 5,000 from the hijack, and the big blind has him covered. Here is a look at their cards

Pinheiro: [7s][6h]
Big Blind: [As][Jh]

Board: [8d][4d][2d][6s][8s]

Pinheiro doubles up to survive with 11,000 after collecting the pot.

Will Pinheiro - 11,000 (36 bb)

Craig Buchmiller Scores a Small Double


Level 3
Blinds: 100-200 with a 200 bb ante

Entries: 85

Craig Buchmiller is all in preflop for 4,200 from the button, and the hijack has him covered. Here is a look at their cards.

Buchmiller: [Ad][Jc]
Hijack: [9c][7c]

Board: [Kd][4d][4h][Qc][10c]

Buchmiller doubles up to survive with 8,900 after collecting the pot.

Craig Buchmiller - 8,900 (44 bb)

A failed early bluff


On a river reading [Js][4s][As][6c][5d], David Stamm moves all in against Ron Fetsch who eventually makes the call. David tables [Ks][Jd] for a pair of jacks (and a missed flush draw) but Ron has [3s][2s] for the flopped flush (and missed straight flush draw). Ron increases his stack to 50,200 while David reaches into his pocket to purchase the addon for 20,000 chips.

Familiar Faces

Dan Shak, Dan O'Brien, and Shannon Shorr have arrived at Bay 101
Level 2
Blinds: 100-200
Entries: 72


There are quite a few familiar faces in the field early in the $2k preliminary event including both local and traveling pros. Some of the notables in the field are Pat Lyons, Ari Engel, Shannon Shorr, Noel Rodriguez, Dan O'Brien, Adam Geyer, Taylor Paur, Paul Richardson, Mike Del Vecchio, Upeshka De Silva, Adam Duong, Hiroaki Harada, Amir Lehavot, Brian Altman, Michael Wang, and Dan Shak.

$2k Preliminary: Shuffle Up and Deal

Level 1
Blinds: 100-100

Entries: 63

Cards are in the air for the $2k buy-in preliminary no-limit hold'em event. Blinds begin at 100-100 for the first 20-minute level of the day. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 6. Levels will be 20 minutes long throughout the tournament. Shuffle up and deal!

2019 Shooting Star $1k Final Results


BAY 101 SHOOTING STAR $1,100
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
354 ENTRANTS / $354,000 PRIZE POOL
PlaceNamePrize
1Tuiofu Hunkin* $50,565
2Jimmy Zeledon* $37,395
3Phuoc Nguyen* $32,015
4Toko Luu* $30,250
4Minh Nguyen* $30,250
6Chung Ho* $27,100
7Wendell Escolano* $14,715
8Henry Phan* $12,575
9Neng Lee$7,475
10Yong Tan$6,300
11David Schultz$6,300
12Alex Golshanara$6,300
13Andrew Lok$5,345
14William Derego$5,345
15Christopher Tham$5,345
16Jeffrey Griffiths$4,405
17Christopher Koo$4,405
18Alberto Acosta$4,405
19Tyler Patterson$3,680
20Sovann Sin$3,680
21Michael Nguyen$3,680
22Yanki Koppel$2,990
23Lokesh Manohar$2,990
24Ken Hyunh$2,990
25Moshe Gavrieli$2,575
26Nelson Resenoiz$2,575
27Alex Yi$2,575
28Triet Nguyen$2,175
29Nam Thanh Le$2,175
30Daniel Maor$2,175
31Andres Tamberg$2,175
32Rajesh Saini$2,175
33Steven Tabb$2,175
34Zhi Jiang$2,175
35William Murray$2,175
36Daniel Sepiol$2,175
37Jesus Munoz$1,800
38Ronald Lewis$1,800
39Cristostomo Szwed$1,800
40David Erisman$1,800
41Danny Le$1,800
42Hyun Kim$1,800
43David Forster$1,800
44Chuc Nguyen$1,800
45Carlo Castagnetto$1,800
* denotes deal was made

1st Place: Tuiofu Hunkin ($50,565)


Following the elimination of Wendell Escolano in 7th place, the final 6 players again discussed a deal. Originally the table considered splitting the lion's share of the prizepool and playing for the trophy, but Tuiofu Hunkin's overwhelming chip lead over the field caused the players to award him the trophy. The remaining $207,575 in the prize pool was split up according to chip count, and the tournament comes to an end with Tuiofu Hunkin as the winner. Congratulation to all of the players!

2nd Place: Jimmy Zeledon ($37,395)


3rd Place: Phuoc Nguyen ($32,015)


4th Place (tie): Toko Luu & Minh Nguyen ($30,250)

Toko Luu

Minh Nguyen

6th Place: Chung Ho ($27,100)


7th Place: Wendell Escolano ($14,715)



Level 24
Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 40,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 6/354 original entries

Wendell Esolano moves all in preflop for 455,000 UTG+1, and Jimmy Zeledon reraises all in over the top for 735,000 from the cutoff. Everyone else folds so the two remaining players reveal their cards.

Jimmy: [Jh][Jd]
Wendell: [Kh][Jc]

Board: [10c][6s][2d][Qs][6d]

Wendell is eliminated in seventh place, good for $14,715, and Jimmy is up to 1.29 million.

Jimmy Zeledon - 1,290,000 (32 bb)
Wendell Escolano - Eliminated in 7th Place ($14,715)

8th Place: Henry Phan ($12,575)



Level 24
Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 40,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 7/354 original entries

Henry Phan is all in from the big blind, and Tuiofu Hunkin has him covered from the small blind. Here is a look at their cards.

Tuiofu: [Kc][Jd]
Henry: [Kh][Qh]

Board: [Ks][Jh][6s][7h][2c]

Henry is eliminated in 8th place, good for $12,575, and Tuiofu is up to 2.7 million after the hand.

Tuiofu Hunkin - 2,700,000 (bb)
Henry Phan - Eliminated in Eighth Place ($12,575)

Modified payouts

The final 8 players have decided to modify the top 8 payouts. They have taken $5,000 from 1st-3rd place and added $3,000 to 4th-8th place. Here are the modified payouts as the final table plays on:

1st Place: $69,800
2nd Place: $47,350
3rd Place: $28,660
4th Place: $24,915
5th Place: $19,885
6th Place: $16,965
7th Place: $14,715
8th Place: $12,575

Updated chip counts at the break

The final 8 players are now on a 10 minute break. When they return, blinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 BB ante. Here are updated chip counts:

Seat 1: Phuoc Nguyen - 770,000  (19 bb)
Seat 2: Tuiofu Hunkin - 1,980,000 (49 bb)
Seat 3: Henry Phan - 955,000  (23 bb)
Seat 4: -empty-
Seat 5: Toko Luu - 700,000 (17 bb)
Seat 6: Minh Nguyen - 650,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Wendell Escolano - 495,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: -empty-
Seat 9: Chung Ho - 525,000 (13 bb)
Seat 10: Jimmy Zeledon - 595,000  (14 bb)

9th Place: Neng Lee ($7,475)


Level 23
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 bb ante
Players Remaining: 9/354 original entries

Tuiofu Hunkin raised to 80,000 from middle position, and Neng Lee 3-bet to 255,000 from the big blind. Tuiofu took his time before electing to move all in, and after a short time, Neng made the call.

Tuiofu [3s][3h]
Neng [Ac][Kd]

The board ran out [9s][5h][7h][7s][6s] and Tuiofu dodged Neng's 12 outs on the river. The stacks were counted down to verify and indeed Tuifou had Neng covered. Neng will exit this tournament in 9th place, good for $7,475.

Tuiofu Hunkin - 1,980,000 (66 bb)
Neng Lee - Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,475)

Chung Ho Doubles Thru Jimmy Zeledon


Level 23
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante
Players Remaining: 9/354 original entries

Chung Ho moves all in preflop from the small blind, and Jimmy Zeledon calls to cover him on the big blind. The two players then flip over their cards.

Ho: [Ac][Qs]
Zeledon: [Ah][2s]

Board: [Ad][7c][3d][Qc][3s]

Ho doubles up to survive with 500,000, and Zeledon holds 650,000 after the hand.

Chung Ho - 500,000 (16 bb)
Jimmy Zeledon - 650,000 (21 bb)


10th Place: Yong Tan ($6,300)



Level 22
Blinds: 15,000-25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante
Players Remaining: 9/354 original entries

Paul Nguyen raises all in preflop from the button, and Yong Tan calls all in from the big blind. The two players then flip over their cards.

Nguyen: [Ac][Kc]
Tan: [Ad][Jh]

Board: [As][10s][4h][3h][3d]

Tan is eliminated in 10th place, good for $6,300, and Nguyen stacks up 1 million after the hand.

Paul Nguyen - 1,000,000 (40 bb)
Yong Tan - Eliminated in 10th Place ($6,300)

$1,100 Final Table is Under Way


Play has resumed in the opening $1,100 event. The final 10 players have taken their seats and play has resumed with 12:02 on the clock at 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante. Here are seating assignments and chip counts for the final table:

Seat 1: Phuoc Nguyen - 535,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Tuiofu Hunkin - 1,065,000 (42 bb)
Seat 3: Henry Phan - 730,000 (29 bb)
Seat 4: Yong Tan - 390,000 (15 bb)
Seat 5: Toko Luu - 460,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6: Minh Nguyen - 975,000 (39 bb)
Seat 7: Wendell Escolano - 505,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Neng Lee - 1,045,000 (41 bb)
Seat 9: Chung Ho - 300,000 (12 bb)
Seat 10: Jimmy Zeledon - 1,105,000 (44 bb)

Here are the prizes left to play for:

1st Place: $75,000
2nd Place: $52,250
3rd Place: $33,560
4th Place: $21,915
5th Place: $16,885
6th Place: $13,965
7th Place: $11,715
8th Place: $9,575
9th Place: $7,475
10th Place: $6,300

$1,100 Final Table Chip Counts & Seating Assignments

Jimmy Zeledon leads the final table
Here are chip counts and seating assignments for the final table of the $1,100 Event:

Seat 1: Phuoc Nguyen - 535,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Tuiofu Hunkin - 1,065,000 (42 bb)
Seat 3: Henry Phan - 730,000 (29 bb)
Seat 4: Yong Tan - 390,000 (15 bb)
Seat 5: Toko Luu - 460,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6: Minh Nguyen - 975,000 (39 bb)
Seat 7: Wendell Escolano - 505,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Neng Lee - 1,045,000 (41 bb)
Seat 9: Chung Ho - 300,000 (12 bb)
Seat 10: Jimmy Zeledon - 1,105,000 (44 bb)

Play will resume with 12:02 remaining in Level 21 (15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante)

Here are the payouts so far:

11th Place: David Schultz ($6,300)
12th Place: Alex Golshanara ($6,300)
13th Place: Andrew Lok ($5,345)
14th Place: William Derego ($5,345)
15th Place: Christopher Tham ($5,345)
16th Place: Jeffrey Griffiths ($4,405)
17th Place: Christopher Koo ($4,405)
18th Place: Alberto Acosta ($4,405)
19th Place: Tyler Patterson ($3,680)
20th Place: Sovann Sin ($3,680)
21st Place: Michael Nguyen ($3,680)
22nd Place: Yanki Koppel ($2,990)
23rd Place: Lokesh Manohar ($2,990)
24th Place: Ken Hyunh ($2,990)
25th Place: Moshe Gavrieli ($2,575)
26th Place: Nelson Resenoiz ($2,575)
27th Place: Alex Yi ($2,575)
28th Place: Triet Nguyen ($2,175)
29th Place: Nam Thanh Le ($2,175)
30th Place: Daniel Maor ($2,175)
31st Place: Andres Tamberg ($2,175)
32nd Place: Rajesh Saini ($2,175)
33rd Place: Steven Tabb ($2,175)
34th Place: Zhi Jiang ($2,175)
35th Place: William Murray ($2,175)
36th Place: Daniel Sepiol ($2,175)
37th Place: Jesus Munoz ($1,800)
38th Place: Ronald Lewis ($1,800)
39th Place: Cristostomo Szwed ($1,800)
40th Place: David Erisman ($1,800)
41st Place: Danny Le ($1,800)
42nd Place: Hyun Kim ($1,800)
43rd Place: David Forster ($1,800)
44th Place: Chuc Nguyen ($1,800)
45th Place: Carlo Castagnetto ($1,800)

Here are the prizes left to play for:

1st Place: $75,000
2nd Place: $52,250
3rd Place: $33,560
4th Place: $21,915
5th Place: $16,885
6th Place: $13,965
7th Place: $11,715
8th Place: $9,575
9th Place: $7,475
10th Place: $6,300

11th Place: David Schultz ($6,300)

Level 22
Blinds: 15,000-25,000 with a big blind ante of 25,000
Players Remaining: 10/354 original entries

Neng Le opens the pot with a raise from the small blind, and David Schultz reraises all in for 250,000 from the big blind. Nguyen calls to cover him so they flip over their cards.

Nguyen: [10h][9h]
Schultz: [2h][2c]

Board: [Qh][7h][3h][Ac][4h]

Schultz is eliminated in 10th place, good for $6,300, and Lee stacks up 1,045,000 after collecting the pot thanks to a flopped flush.

Day 1 comes to a close after the hand with the final table set. Play will resume at Noon on Monday. Stay tuned for official chip counts.

Neng Lee - 1,045,000 (41 bb)
David Schultz - Eliminated 11th Place ($6,300)

12th Place: Alex Golshanara ($6,300)

Alex G. (standing, left) watches his last river card
Level 21
Blinds: 15,000-25,000 with a big blind ante of 25,000
Players Remaining: 12/354 original entries

Alex Golshanara was down to his last 110,000 and moved all in from early position. Action folded to the small blind who called. The big blind folded and the cards were exposed:

Alex [Ah][Qd]
Small blind [Qh][Qc]

The [Kh][Ad][Kc] was just what Alex needed to suck out on his opponent who was now drawing to one out. The [Qs] never appeared, and Alex survived a bit longer.

After folding through the blinds, Alex was all in again from the cutoff and was called by the very same player. This time, Alex was the favorite with his [As][Jd] vs. his opponent's [Js][Ts]. The [Ad][Qc][6s] gave Alex's opponents four outs to a gutshot straight. The [3d] changed nothing, but the [Ks] hit the river, ending Alex's tournament life.

Alex will exit this tournament in 12th place, collecting $6,300 for his efforts.

13th Place: Andrew Lok ($5,435)

Level 21
Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000
Players Remaining: 12/354 original entries

Andrew Lok reraises all in for 155,000 on the big blind after Yong Tan opens the pot with a raise on the button. Tan calls to cover him so they flip over their cards.

Tan: [As][5c]
Lok: [Qs][Qh]

Board: [Jc][10h][2d][Ah][Ad]

Lok is eliminated in 13th place, good for $5,435, and Tan is up to 725,000 after the hand.

Yong Tan - 725,000 (36 bb)
Andrew Lok - Eliminated in 13th Place ($5,435)