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

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

18 More Through to Day 2 With Luis Ortiz Leading This Pack

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

The second of four starting flights in the $200 No-Limit Hold'em $50,000 Guaranteed Event #1 on the 2015 Seneca Fall Poker Classic drew 122 entries and re-entries at the the Niagara Falls Poker Room this evening.

When added to the 127 from the morning flight, this puts the event well on it's way to surpassing the guarantee with two starting flights still to come Saturday.

After 14 30-minute levels of play, just 18 more players survived.

The final level of the night began with three players in a dead heat for the lead, including Jimmy Thomson, [Removed:339] and Luis Ortiz.

But by the end of it all, Ortiz had found some separation from the pack and booked the overnight lead on 271,600.

Mike Wall took most of Thompson's chips in a late blind on blind battle and while [Removed:340] stayed stacked, Kristan Mackiewicz rose up from the ashes nearby. They all bagged big, but right now they are all still chasing Michael Davis and the massive 342,000-chip stack he built on Day 1a.

Other local heroes pushing through included Thomson, Paul McLean and Nicholas Goetz, and they will join the 15 Day 1a survivors, plus anyone through from Saturday's flights, in returning to play down to a champion Sunday.

Of course, the event continues Saturday with two more starting flights, beginning with the morning session at 11 a.m. local time.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back then to provide continued coverage of the 2015 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Event #1 and you are welcome to join us right here in this space.

Tags: Jimmy ThomsonLouis OrtizMichael DavisNicholas GoetzPaul McLean

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

MartyDerby • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz
271,600
[Removed:339]
[Removed:339]
197,800 22,800
Nicholas Goetz
Nicholas Goetz
157,500 37,500
Damon Logue
Damon Logue
154,400
Kristan Mackiewicz us
Kristan Mackiewicz
us 138,900 88,900
Paul McLean ca
Paul McLean
ca 136,400 -13,600
Ryan Simpson
Ryan Simpson
99,100
Jitendra Surwade us
Jitendra Surwade
us 94,400
Vicki Shrontz
Vicki Shrontz
84,400 -40,600
Eric Ylagan
Eric Ylagan
72,600 72,600
Mike Wall
Mike Wall
72,100 -82,900
Kyle Govern
Kyle Govern
65,700 65,700
Dominic Baranyi us
Dominic Baranyi
us 63,600 -8,400
Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
55,000 -10,000
Brian Croak us
Brian Croak
us 51,400
Jeff Kocz
Jeff Kocz
48,100 5,100
Jimmy Thompson
Jimmy Thompson
36,400 36,400
James Bucki us
James Bucki
us 34,600 34,600

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Wall Leapfrogs Thomson

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

Lewiston, NY's Mike Wall made it 8,200 from the small blind and Jimmy Thomson defended his big.

The flop fell {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Wall led for 9,200. Thomson fired back, raising to 25,000 and Wall shipped it in for what amounted to about 60,000 total.

Thomson called with {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}, but was dominated pre and outflopped post with Wall on {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. It held on a {5-Hearts}{10-Clubs} run out.

With that the remaining players were moved to seats at the final two tables and a draw was conducted to determine the number of hands left to play. They drew a five.

Mike Wall
Mike Wall
155,000
Jimmy Thomson
Jimmy Thomson
45,000 -130,000

Tags: Mike Wall

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

Ortiz Jamming

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

Louis Ortiz has joined the log jam at the top of the chip counts, flopping top two and getting it in against Darryl Bagley with a pair and a turned flush draw.

Ortiz faded danger on the river, leaving him stacked and Bagley on life support. He busted unceremoniously a few hands later.

Louis Ortiz
Louis Ortiz
175,000 85,000
Darryl Bagley
Darryl Bagley
Busted

Tags: Darryl BagleyLouis Ortiz

[Removed:340] Caught Bluffing

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

[Removed:339] had moved into the chip lead on over 200,000 when he got embroiled in a three-way pot with Paul McLean and a third player.

They checked a {7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop to him with about 16,000 in the middle already and [Removed:340] led for 7,500. Only McLean called and the turn came the {a-Diamonds}. McLean check-called a 14,000-chip Elahge bet on this street and they moved on to the {9-Spades} river.

McLean checked again, then called after a brief pause for thought when [Removed:340] bet 23,000.

"Queen-high," claimed [Removed:340], as McLean showed {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and took it down.

[Removed:340] is now in a dead heat with Jimmy Thomson for the lead and McLean is closely in tow.

[Removed:339]
[Removed:339]
175,000 111,000
Paul McLean ca
Paul McLean
ca 150,000

Tags: Paul McLean

Ylagam Healthy Again

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

Jimmy Thomson made it 4,500 and two seats over, one opponent made it 12,000, leaving himself around 11,000 behind.

Eric Ylagam then cold four-bet shipped it for 52,600 total and after Thomson folded, the three-better called it off with {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Ylagam showed {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and held through an {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} run out with Thomson claiming to have let pocket queens go.

Eric Ylagam
Eric Ylagam
82,000 1,700

Tags: Eric YlagamJimmy Thomson

Level:
13
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
300

Break!

MartyDerby • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The players are off on the final 10-minute break of the night and will return to play two more levels or down to 16 remaining, whichever comes first.