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$120 No Limit Hold'em

Level Info

Level 20
Blinds 8,000 / 16,000
Ante 2,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $14,630
$120 No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Bradley Girdler Wins The Seneca Fall Classic $120 No Limit Hold'em For $3,500

MartyDerby • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Bradley Girdler
Bradley Girdler

A 45-year old Tonawanda based Erie County Sheriff originally from Brighton, England took down the 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic $120 No Limit Hold'em $10,000 Guaranteed event inside the Niagara Falls Poker Room at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino this evening.

Bradley Girdler had a dominant chip lead five-handed and agreed to a chop giving him almost first-place money. In fact, he earned $3,500, the title and trophy.

Edward Liner and Dan Ruddach took $1,800 each from the chop, while Steve Herman earned $1,736 and Jimmy Gasiorowski collected $1,536.

The event drew 154 entries creating a $14,630 prize pool that crushed the guarantee. The top 18 players got paid.

Girdler is often competitive in Seneca events and will look to spin this win into a big score in the 2017 Seneca Fall Classic Main Event coming up this weekend.

PokerNews will be back for that one, and coverage of the entire 2017 Seneca Fall Classic continues Tuesday with two simultaneous tournaments in the $120 Tag Team event beginning at 5 p.m. local time in Western New York.

Dan Okuloski Eliminated in 6th Place ($746)

MartyDerby • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dan Okuloski
Dan Okuloski

One hand after Edward Liner pushed Bradley Girdler off a 200,000 chip pot, Dan Okuloski ran second pair into Girlder's top pair to go broke 6th.

They're down to five and Girdler retains the lead.

Bradley Girdler 500,000
Edward Liner 310,000 100,000
Dan Okuloski Busted

Adam Williams Eliminated in 7th Place ($571)

MartyDerby • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante
Adam Williams
Adam Williams

They roll into Level 20 with Bradley Girdler still rolling. In fact, he's got it up to 500,000 now, which represents a third of the chips in play.

It's now six-handed with Adam Williams running ace-jack into Jimmy Gasiorowski tens and failing to improve. Below you can see how the rest of the stacks look.

Bradley Girdler 500,000 100,000
Steve Herman 270,000 -40,000
Jimmy Gasiorowski 220,000 90,000
Edward Liner 210,000 -100,000
Dan Ruddach 200,000 50,000
Dan Okuloski 120,000 40,000
Adam Williams Busted

The Final Seven

MartyDerby • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

Paul Sassaman busted and then Bradley Girdler took out Nick Randazzo and Mike Jung in the same hand when his {2-}{4-} flopped a six-high straight.

Suddenly there's just seven left and Girdley has a hold of the chip lead again. Here's how the rest of the stacks look:

Bradley Girdler 400,000 -100,000
Edward Liner 310,000 100,000
Steve Herman 310,000 80,000
Dan Ruddach 150,000 -100,000
Jimmy Gasiorowski 130,000 -90,000
Dan Okuloski 80,000 -40,000
Adam Williams 70,000 70,000
Mike Jung Busted
Paul Sassaman Busted
Nick Randazzo Busted

The Final Table Is Set

MartyDerby • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
James Miller
James Miller

Dan Ruddach doubled through James Miller with queens versus tens.

Miller was left with 20,000, but those were gone soon after. Jacob Durjeman busted right before that and they are down to the final table of ten now.

Dan Ruddach 250,000 50,000
Steve Herman 230,000 -40,000
James Miller Busted
Jacob Durjeman Busted

Legends Of The Fall

MartyDerby • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Jerry Calvaneso
Jerry Calvaneso

Jacob Durjeman picked off a short stacked Jerry Calvaneso, who decided the {8-Clubs}{2-Clubs} was a good enough hand to get it in with and try to triple up.

Unfortunately for him, Durjeman had the dominating {8-Spades}{7-Spades}. Durjeman turned a straight and although Calvaneso picked up a flush draw, he missed it on the river.

In the meantime, Fran Schunk took lucky 13th and they are down to 12.

Jacob Durjeman 80,000 20,000
Jerry Calvaneso Busted
Fran Schunk Busted