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North Tonawanda's Joseph D'Antuono Wins Event #3 of 2015 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam

Joseph D'Antuono


  • Joseph D'Antuono took down 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam $25,000 Guaranteed $50 NLHE re-entry event.

  • The third event of the 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam is in the books. Find out who took down latest title.

On Thursday, North Tonawanda's Joseph D'Antuono took down the 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam $25,000 Guaranteed Event #3: $50 No-Limit Hold'em Reentry at the Niagara Falls Poker Room inside the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

With six starting flights over three days the event drew 961 entries, obliterating the guarantee with a $38,400 prizepool that paid 54 spots. As expected, the event drew a ton of local poker talent and recreational players alike, firing multiple bullets for a shot at a five figure score for only $50.

Final Table Results

1Joseph D'Antuono$6,351*
2Nick DiPalma$5,136*
3David Battaglia$4,661*
4Todd Sanney Jr$4,170*
5Bradley Girdler$1,864
6Matt McKenzie$1,403
7David Stevens$1,172
8Alex Rivera$961
9Don Morris$807

*Denotes four-handed chop

The final day started with 123 players returning for a shot at the title and the money Thursday. After firing six-bullets, D'Antuono came in with a relatively short stack he earned on his second go round, moving up the leader board through the first half of the day on a wave of good cards that included getting big slick four times to drag pots.

Once they got in the money and the field dwindled in size, he grabbed the chip lead off fellow big stack Emmanuel Santos, who ran kings into D'Antuono's aces. D'Antuono's run good continued at the final table when he busted the dangerous and stacked Alex Rivera, flopping trip tens and holding against a flush draw.

By the time they got four handed, D'Antuono was firmly in the lead, agreeing to take $6,351 for first in a four-way chop with Nick DiPalma ($5,136), David Battaglia ($4,661) and Todd Sanney Jr ($4,170).

The 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam continues with the $600 Main Event set to beginning Friday at 11 a.m. local time with the first of two Day 1 starting flights. Tune in to the PokerNews Live Updates Page at that time for a full report of all the action from start to finish.

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