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Level Info

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

Players Info

Entries 369
Prize Pool $195,847
$600 No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Congratulations to Buck Ramsay, Winner of the 2014 Summer Slam Main Event

BrettC • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Buck Ramsay
Buck Ramsay

The 2014 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam Main Event came to a close late Sunday night. The $600 tournament attracted a field of 339 total entries across two starting flights, and after 49 returned for Day 2 it was Buck Ramsay who was the last man standing. Ramsay claimed the title, the Main Event belt and more than $41,000 after a heads-up deal with Jacob Ostrander.

Day 2 of the Main Event began with 49 players looking to sneak into the money as the top 36 spots were guaranteed a minimum of $1,391. They fell by the wayside quickly, and with 37 remaining Steve Phillips landed on the bubble when his aces were cracked by Jeff DeVodesick’s queens on a queen-high flop.

From there, Seneca Poker regulars Randy Lingenfelter (21st place), Alex Rivera (20th place), Budwey Salhab (19th place), Matt Parry (18th place), Aaron Obstein (15th place), Blake Napierala (14th place) and Dave Olshan (12th place) hit the rail. They were followed by John Theofilopoulos in 11th place, setting up the 10-handed final table.

John Grace was the first to go when his ace-nine fell short against Todd Saffron’s ace-ten, and then Brian Healy fell in ninth after losing a massive pot that gave Ramsey the chip lead. Three players went to a flop of {10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{J-Clubs} and Healy and Ramsey checked to Travell Thomas, who bet 103,000. Healy then check-shoved for around 600,000, and Ramsey re-shoved for more than 1 million. Thomas pushed his cards toward the muck and the other hands were tabled.

Ramsay: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Healy: {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

Ramsey had Healy crushed and the {A-Clubs} turn and {J-Diamonds} river improved him to a full house to eliminate Healy in ninth.

Ray Book (8th), Thomas (7th) and Saffron (6th) were the next to go, and then Geoff O’Connor lost an unforgettable preflop confrontation against Dan Wagner. O'Connor moved all in for around 600,000 with the {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and Wagner called with the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}. The flop: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} which gave O'Connor a set of jacks, and he improved to a full house when the {A-Hearts} hit the turn. Wagner was drawing to four outs and incredibly the {A-Spades} landed on the turn to counterfeit O’Connor’s full house on the river, giving Wagner the pot with aces full of queens.

Vince Palma entered the final table with the chip lead but bowed out in fourth, and then after a lengthy three-handed battle Ostrander got the last of Wagner’s chip when his {K-Clubs}{J-Spades} outflipped Wagner’s {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

That led to the heads-up deal between Ramsay and Ostrander in which Ramsay was also deemed the winner of the Main Event and the Summer Slam belt.

That does it for our coverage of the 2014 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam. Thanks for following along!

Summer Slam Main Event Final Table Results

1Buck Ramsay$41,744*
2Jacob Ostrander$33,770*
3Dan Wagner$19,095
4Vince Palma$13,318
5Geoff O’Connor$9,998
6Todd Saffron$8,420
7Travell Thomas$6,620
8Ray Book$5,484
9Brian Healy$4,700
10John Grace$3,721

*Reflects heads-up deal

Tags: Buck RamsaySeneca Niagara Summer Slam

We Have a Deal -- Buck Ramsay Wins!

BrettC • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Buck Ramsay
Buck Ramsay

After running the Independent Chip Model (ICM) numbers, Buck Ramsay and Jacob Ostrander have agreed to a deal. Here are the terms:

Buck Ramsay5,285,000$41,744
Jacob Ostrander2,100,000$33,770

Ramsay will also earn the title and the Summer Slam Main Event belt. Congratulations to both players on a great run!

We'll have a recap for you later this evening. Goodnight from Niagara Falls!

Dan Wagner Eliminated in 3rd Place ($19,095)

BrettC • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Dan Wagner
Dan Wagner

Jacob Ostrander opened to 250,000 from the small blind and Dan Wagner moved in for 850,000. Call.

Ostrander: {K-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Wagner: {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}

"The highest card in the deck!" yelled Scott Gaddi from the rail, cheering for his friend to hit an ace.

However, the {K-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} board brought an end to Wagner's tournament, leaving him just shy of a Summer Slam title for the second time in a week.

Ramsay and Ostrander are looking at the chip chop numbers again. We'll have more info for you shortly.

Buck Ramsay ca 5,100,000
Jacob Ostrander us 2,200,000 740,000
Dan Wagner us Busted

Ostrander Doubles

BrettC • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Jacob Ostrander raised to 180,000 from the small blind and Dan Wagner called to see a {3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop. Both players checked and the {4-Spades} hit the turn. Ostrander bet 260,000, Wagner moved all in and Ostrander called off for 535,000 total.

Ostrander: {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Wagner: {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Wagner had four outs to a gutshot draw but whiffed on the {A-Diamonds} turn, giving Ostrander the double.

Buck Ramsay ca 5,100,000 1,000,000
Jacob Ostrander us 1,460,000 160,000
Dan Wagner us 820,000 -980,000

"My Spirit is Broken by Buck"

BrettC • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Dan Wagner finished second in Event #2 and had his way with most of that final table, raising liberally with most of them getting through.

Today, not so much. Buck Ramsay has reraised Wagner four times during this level and Wagner has folded each time.

"My spirit is broken by Buck," he told us.

Ramsay Four-Bet Shoves

BrettC • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Buck Ramsay raised to 170,000 from the button, Jacob Ostrander called from the small blind and Dan Wagner three-bet to 500,000 from the big blind. Ramsay asked for a count on Wagner's stack — 1.8 million behind. Ramsay moved all in, Ostrander snap-folded and Wagner tanked for two minutes before letting it go.

Buck Ramsay ca 4,100,000 550,000
Dan Wagner us 1,800,000 -500,000
Jacob Ostrander us 1,300,000 -50,000