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Event 3: $300 No-Limit Hold'em

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000
Event 3: $300 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Pat Tighe Wins Event #3 $300 No Limit Hold'em ($9,514)

MartyDerby • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Pat Tighe
Pat Tighe

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.

PokerNews will be back for coverage of the first flight of Event #5 of the 2015 Western New York Poker Challenge beginning at 11 a.m. local time on Monday.


Michalak Doubles

MartyDerby • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

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 {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Michalak held {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and they held on a {4-Hearts}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} run out.

John Michalak us 700,000 140,000
Cameron Bartolotta 350,000 -250,000