Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Day 2 Completed
Rick Block, a professional poker player from Alden, NY, took down the first event on the 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam schedule Sunday.
The event's four starting flights drew 569 total entries creating a $91,893 prizepool, almost double the event's $50,000 guarantee.
The final day began Sunday with 93 players and Block among five who had above 200,000 in chips. Once they pushed past the 54-player money bubble, Block busted another of those players, cooling off John Stempien in a set-over-set hand to take control of the tournament.
By the time they reached the final table, Block was on top and never gave up that lead. Six-handed, the players agreed to a chip chop giving Block $15,000 in first-place prize money, the title and the trophy.
PokerNews' coverage of the 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam will continue with the first of six starting flights in Event #3, a $50 No-Limit Hold'em tournament with a $25,000 guarantee, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday.
The players have come to an agreement to chop the remaining prizepool. The Payouts Tab above reflects the new payout structure.
Facing a 110,000-chip open from Joseph Elia, Larry Carney shoved the small blind. Ray Williams folded the big and Elia made the call for his tournament life with .
Carney had and big slick held on a run out.
Rick Block made it 100,00 and Joseph Elia called. Blake Napierala also called, defending his big blind, then ripped it in on the flop.
Neither player called, although Elia thought about it, showing two fives. A hand later, Napierala shoved again, picking up the blinds and antes.
The players are off on a 10-minute break.
William Ho jammed into a flop heads-up with Joseph Elia.
Elia made the call with having him barely covered. The turn brought Ho the for the set, but the river gave Elia the and a flush to send Ho home seventh.
Geoffrey Ferenc made it 100,000 and Rick Block defended his big blind.
The flop fell and both players checked. The turn came the and after a Block check, Ferenc bet 125,000. Block flatted and the river was revealed.
Block checked again, and Ferenc fired, making it 250,000. Block passed.