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2015 Seneca Fall Poker Classic $50,000 Guarantee: Knoll and Rice Lead Early Flights

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  • Anthony Knoll and Edward Rice lead after the two early flights in Seneca Fall Poker Classic $100 No-Limit Hold'em.

The 2015 Seneca Fall Poker Classic continued on Monday with the first two starting flight from the $50,000 Guaranteed $100 No-Limit Hold'em event. Tuesday will see two more starting flights take place, but the event has gotten off to a fine start with 150 total entries thus far. Although that number might sound low at first take, big numbers are expected in four more flights over the next two days.

On Day 1a, 56 entries took to the Niagara Falls Poker Room inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. At the end of the flight, just 13 remained with Anthony Knoll and his stack of 161,400 leading the way. The only other player over 100,000 was Rich Cadwallader on 116,400.

One of the pots that helped Knoll solidify his chip lead was in the final level when he busted three players on the same hand. Knoll had raised from under the gun and three players went all in behind him. With his opponents relatively short on chips, Knoll made the call with the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. He was up against {5-}{3-}, {J-}{J-}, and {3-}{3-}. Despite not holding the best hand going in, Knoll flopped an ace and held from there to score the triple elimination.

On Day 1b, 94 entries were added to the mix with 16 players advancing to Day 2.

Edward Rice bagged the most chips at 152,200, but Knoll remained as the overall leader. A late rush from Rice saw him grab the overnight lead, with Alex Rivera bagging up 135,400 for second place. After only one other player finished Day 1a above 100,000, seven others joined Rice in the century club on Day 1b.

Day 1c and Day 1d will take place on Tuesday, and you can follow PokerNews' live coverage of the event by clicking here.

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