Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Day 1 Completed
Pat Tighe got the best of a field of 135 entries to win the third event on the 2015 Western New York Poker Challenge schedule early Monday morning.
Although a deal was struck four-handed Tighe officially recorded a $9,514 win after outlasting a marathon final table and beating Cameron Bartolotta heads up.
Tighe showed up near the top of the chip counts at the final three tables, and while he made the final table with a healthy stack, there were several times he found himself short as play went short handed.
Getting key double ups to survive just when he needed them, Tighe grinded his way into four-handed play and took control from there.
He entered heads-up facing a deficit, but doubled through Bartolotta to take the lead and eventually got him to commit all his chips dominated.
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Cameron Bartolotta got it all in holding against Pat Tighe's dominating .
The board ran out and since Tighe had Bartolotta covered it was all over.
Gene Amplement was eliminated in fourth getting all his chips in the middle in a battle of the blinds with Cameron Bartolotta.
Amplement held against Bartolotta's and stayed behind all the way through the run out.
A deal was struck four-handed, the details of which PokerNews is not privy to.
Immediately after, Jimmy Thomson got it all in with versus Cameron Bartolotta's .
He was knocked out fourth after the run out.
John Michalak shoved all in, Pat Tighe followed suit for more, the rest of the table folded and it was Michalak's against Tighe's .
The flop fell giving Michalak the lead, but the turn ended his hopes, giving Tighe a set.
The river was the and Michalak exited fifth.
John Michalak pushed all in for some 360,000 facing a 65,000-chip open from Cameron Bartolotta.
Bartolotta went deep into the tank and after the clock was called, he made the call with .
Michalak held and they held on a run out.