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Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

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$125 No-Limit Hold'em $50,000 Guaranteed
Day 2 Completed

Doug Cloud Wins 2014 Summer Slam Event #5 After 10-Handed Deal

BrettC • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Doug Cloud
Doug Cloud

Event #5 of the 2014 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam came to a close Thursday night in Niagara Falls, New York. The $125 tournament featured six separate starting flights and a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool which was smashed on Tuesday. A total of 757 entries created a prize pool of more than $70,000 with $15,821 going to the winner.

As it turned out, 10 players shared a piece of that top prize. When the 10-handed final table was reached the tournament staff ran ICM numbers at the request of the players, and eventually an even chop was agreed on with some outside deals made between a few on the side.

After the money was settled, eight of the final tablists decided to play for the title (Sahar Khajavi and Jonathan Reid left and their stacks were forfeited). After a couple hours it was Doug Cloud taking it down, defeating Paul Takano heads-up when his {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} bested Takano’s {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} on the final hand.

The day began with 145 survivors from the first six flights of the tournament. The top 72 spots were set to make the money, and within two hours nearly half the field was gone. The money bubble burst when Jason Nablo called all in with the {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} but his hand failed to hold up against the {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs} of Corey Regnier.

Several notables finished in the money but fell short of the final table, including Alex Rivera, Jeff Joseph, Rayshawn Smalls, and DJ MacKinnon, who bowed out in 12th place.

Following MacKinnon out the door on the final table bubble was Chris Trybus. Aaron Brown opened to 100,000 from the button and Trybus shoved for more than 300,000 from the big blind. Brown sat in the tank for more than a minute before committing his stack.

Brown: {K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Tybus: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

"Come on," Trybus yelled as the dealer rolled out a {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Spades} flop. It didn't get any better as the {2-Diamonds} and {5-Diamonds} completed the board, leaving Trybus with only 30,000 in his stack. He was all in on the next hand with the {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} against Blake Napierala's {5-Hearts}{6-Spades} but the board ran out {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs} to end Trybus' tournament.

Summer Slam Event #5 Final Table Results

1Doug Cloud$4,850
2Paul Takano$4,850
3Todd Saffron$4,850
4Blake Napierala$4,850
5David Kelly$4,850
6Mark Archer$4,850
7Aaron Obstein$4,850
8Aaron Brown$4,850
9Jonathan Reid$4,850
10Sahar Khajavi$4,850

That does it for our coverage of Event #5 of the 2014 Summer Slam. We’ll back on the floor Friday for Day 1a of the $600 Main Event which boasts a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. See you tomorrow!

Tags: Doug CloudSummer Slam Event #5


Obstein, Brown Busto

BrettC • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Aaron Brown was taken down by Todd Saffron and then Aaron Obstein had his aces cracked, leaving us with six hopefuls.

The players have agreed to skip a level, too. We're up to 40,000/80,000 blinds with a 10,000 ante.


Two Down

BrettC • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Sahar Khajavi and Jonathan Reid decided the prize money provided enough satisfaction for one day and left the tournament. Both stacks have been removed from play, leaving eight players battling for the title.

We Have a Deal!

BrettC • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

The players have agreed on an even 10-handed chop for $4,850 (with some side negotiations in place as well). With that done, now they'll play for the trophy and the Event #5 title.