PokerStars EPT Barcelona

$200 No-Limit Hold'em

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Players Left
Entries 569
Prize Pool $91,893
$200 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Rick Block Wins the 2015 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam Event #1 $200 No-Limit Hold'em

MartyDerby • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Rick Block
Rick Block

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.

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Elia Doubles Through Carney

MartyDerby • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

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 {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}.

Carney had {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and big slick held on a {5-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} run out.

Joseph Elia us 1,600,000 800,000
Larry Carney 600,000 -800,000

Ferenc Chips Away At Block

MartyDerby • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Geoffrey Ferenc
Geoffrey Ferenc

Geoffrey Ferenc made it 100,000 and Rick Block defended his big blind.

The flop fell {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and both players checked. The turn came the {10-Clubs} and after a Block check, Ferenc bet 125,000. Block flatted and the {J-Spades} river was revealed.

Block checked again, and Ferenc fired, making it 250,000. Block passed.

Rick Block 2,450,000 -250,000
Geoffrey Ferenc 1,900,000 300,000

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