Live Events 1
$200 No-Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

Highlights

$200 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Michael Davis Leads; 15 Remaining after Day 1a

MartyDerby • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Michael Davis
Michael Davis

The first of four starting flights in the $200 No-Limit Hold'em $50,000 Guaranteed Event #1 on the 2015 Seneca Fall Poker Classic drew 127 entries and re-entries to the the Niagara Falls Poker Room today.

This puts the event well on it's way to surpassing the guarantee with three starting flights still to come over the next day and a half.

After 14 30-minute levels of play, just 15 players remained. Alex Visbisky grabbed the chip lead, catching some big hands early, then one massive one late to bust the swingy Jeffery Hobrecker and vault into the lead. The Cheektowaga native bagged 185,700 at day's end.

However, it was Michael Davis grabbing the overnight lead, after doubling up through early leader John Abraham with a flush, then flopping a set of kings and rivering a boat to crack aces and another player's flush draw in the final few hands and bag a massive 342,000-chip stack for the overwhelming lead.

Peter Alba also enjoyed the final few hands, making a boat of his own to push up to 228,200 and join other local heroes still in with a shot including Abraham, 2014 Seneca Fall Poker Classic champ Rick Block and Cameron Bartolotta. In the meantime, regulars like Jerry Calvaneso, Brett Short and Scott Aitchison were among the masses joining Hobrecker on the rail.

The 15 survivors will come back Sunday to play down to a winner, but first there are three more starting flights, continuing with the evening session that began at 6 p.m. local time.

Stay tuned for continued coverage of the 2015 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Event #1 right here on PokerNews.

Tags: Alex VisbiskyBrett ShortCameron BartolottaJeffery HobreckerJerry CalvanesoJohn AbrahamScott Aitchison

End Of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

MartyDerby • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Michael Davis us
Michael Davis
us 342,000 82,000
Peter Alba us
Peter Alba
us 228,200 13,200
Brian Bowen us
Brian Bowen
us 201,600 16,600
Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
us 185,700 -34,300
John Abraham us
John Abraham
us 129,800 4,800
Erik Klis us
Erik Klis
us 120,500
Rob Bourkney us
Rob Bourkney
us 109,400 109,400
Rick Block
Rick Block
102,200 22,200
Art Demmerley us
Art Demmerley
us 102,000 102,000
David Grana
David Grana
81,300 81,300
Cameron Bartolotta
Cameron Bartolotta
69,300 -54,700
Harold Clark
Harold Clark
61,200
Leonard Pimu
Leonard Pimu
46,400
Daw Tomassoni
Daw Tomassoni
38,500 38,500
Dennis Danielsky
Dennis Danielsky
36,100 36,100

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Big Hands!

MartyDerby • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

In the final few hands, Michael Davis flopped a set of kings against aces and a flush draw, finding a boat on the river to hold and push into the chip lead.

Plus, Peter Alba ripped it in over a Brett Short open with pocket tens, flopping a set and rivering a boat against Short's {a-}{q-} to climb above the 200,000-chip mark.

Michael Davis us
Michael Davis
us 260,000 100,000
Peter Alba us
Peter Alba
us 215,000 150,000
Brett Short
Brett Short
40,000 -65,000

Tags: Brett ShortMichael DavisPeter Alba

Six More Hands

MartyDerby • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

The clock was stopped with ten minutes to play in the 14th level and a draw was conducted to determine the number of hands left to play before bagging up for the night. They drew a six.

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,200/2,400
Ante:
300

Aces Hold?

MartyDerby • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Not sure when the money went in, but it appears Brian Bowen got pocket aces to hold versus Peter Alba's pocket fives and just doubled up to 185,000.

Alba was left with under 70,000 and plans to rebuild over the next 40 minutes before play is through on Day 1a.

Brian Bowen us
Brian Bowen
us 185,000 70,000
Peter Alba us
Peter Alba
us 65,000

Tags: Brian BowenPeter Alba

Abraham Cut Down To Size

MartyDerby • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Michael Davis
Michael Davis

Michael Davis turned a baby flush against John Abraham's two pair and shoved it in for some 60,000.

Abraham made the call praying for the board to fill him up, but that didn't happen, vaulting Davis to a spot near the top and cutting Abraham's stack down substantially.

Michael Davis us
Michael Davis
us 160,000 160,000
John Abraham us
John Abraham
us 125,000 -65,000

Tags: Michael DavisJohn Abraham

BookieSmash Super Contest Week 10: Carolina on My Mind Read

donpeters • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Interested in NFL sports betting? If the answer is yes, then the BookieSmash Super Contest is for you.

After another grind-it-out week, "The Collective" is 31-14 against the spread in the Las Vegas Super Contest. For the season, they are 5-0 when taking the Carolina Panthers, but that might change this week. As always, Rich Ryan, Donnie Peters, Brett Collson, and Mo Nuwwarah submit their top picks, arguing where they differ.

Tags: BookieSmash PodcastBrett CollsonDonnie PetersMo NuwwarahPokerNews PodcastRich RyanSuper Contest

Visbisky Leads!

MartyDerby • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Alex Visbisky
Alex Visbisky

In a hand before the break, Rick Block opened to 3,200 and Jeffrey Hobrecker bumped it to 7,800 one seat over. Alex Visbisky called and Block dumped his hand.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Hobrecker led for 10,000. Visbisky called, the turn came the {k-Hearts} and Hobrecker jammed in for a little more than 25,000.

Visbisky took a second before calling with the {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and his set was good over Hobrecker's {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The river was the meaningless {7-Diamonds} and as Hobrecker hit the rail, Visbisky moved into the chip lead.

Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
us 220,000 173,000
Rick Block
Rick Block
80,000 -1,000
Jeffrey Hobrecker
Jeffrey Hobrecker
Busted

Tags: Alex Visbisky