Live Events 1
$600 No Limit Hold'em
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $600
Prize Pool $84,977
Players 162

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 4,000

Highlights

Highlights

$600 No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Buck Ramsay Wins Western New York Poker Challenge Warm-Up Feature Event!

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Buck Ramsay
Buck Ramsay

The Feature Event at the 2017 Western New York Poker Challenge Warm-Up series is over and Buck Ramsay has taken it down for $18,302*. Ramsay came fresh off a deep WPT run at Fallsview Casino, finishing in eighth place for $42,713 and was clearly hungry for a win, taking down this event just a day later.

The tournament completed after 16 hours and 18 spots paid for a total prize pool of $84,977, exceeding the $50,000 guarantee!

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Buck RamsayCanada$18,302*
2[Removed:339]United States$19,000*
3Brian BoneUnited States$10,917
4Kristan MackiewiczUnited States$7,223
5Lue HuangUnited States$5,524
6Dave GranaUnited States$4,334
7Bill SneadUnited States$3,314
8Andy FittingUnited States$2,549
9Joe O'KeefeUnited States$2,039
10Rob BurgstahlerUnited States$1,615

The final table began with Lue Huang in the lead and Brian Bone coming in as the short stack. After a short while, Rob Burgstahler was the first casualty at the final table in 10th place at the hands of Kristan Mackiewicz. Next up was Joe O'Keefe in ninth place after he got his chips in with ace-queen but was no match for Dave Grana's ace-king.

The eighth-place finisher was Andy Fitting. He was quiet for much of the day and eventually lost a flip to Ramsay to send him home. Next to go in seventh was Bill Snead who shoved queen high into Bone's ace high, pocketing a nice payday for laddering up.

Six-handed play went on for a while, and eventually, Grana ran into a cooler when he turned top pair but it turned out [Removed:339] had flopped a straight. Grana held the lead for several levels until he lost a couple of big pots along the way. Ramsay won a massive hand with ace-king against Huang's ace-queen to cripple him and take over the chip lead, eventually busting him in fifth place in the next hand with a set of deuces.

Fourth place belonged to the lone woman at the final table, Kristan Mackiewicz. She battled throughout the entire final table and eventually got it in with ace-king to [Removed:340]'s ace-queen. Things were looking good until [Removed:340] flopped two pair and sent her to the rail. Bone laddered up very nicely, finding his way to third place and losing with ace high against Ramsay's king high after he rivered two pair.

Buck Ramsay and eventual runner-up [Removed:339] came to an agreement on the break since they were close in chips. [Removed:340] had 2,463,000 chips and Ramsay had 2,388,000. They negotiated a deal where [Removed:340] took $19,000 and second place and Ramsay pocketed $18,302 and the win.

For a final list of results, take a look at the Payouts tab.

The final event to close out this Wrap-Up weekend is tomorrow at 11:00 AM with $10,000 guaranteed for a $150 buy-in. For those who like to sleep in, there will be a $145 satellite at 6:00 PM into the $1,000 Main Event on April 7 with five seats guaranteed.

Stay with PokerNews as the weekend wraps up.

Tags: Bill SneadBrian BoneBuck RamsayKristan MackiewiczLue HuangRio MRob Burgstahler

[Removed:339] Eliminated in 2nd Place ($19,000*)

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

[Removed:339] and Buck Ramsay came to an agreement on the break.

[Removed:340] had 2,463,000 chips and Ramsay had 2,388,000. They negotiated a deal where [Removed:340] took $19,000 and second place and Ramsay pocketed $18,302 and the win.

Congratulations!

Buck Ramsay ca
Buck Ramsay
ca 4,860,000 2,510,000
[Removed:339] US
[Removed:339]
US Busted

Tags: Buck Ramsay

Break Time

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Play will resume at 5:05AM.

[Removed:339] US
[Removed:339]
US 2,510,000 -490,000
Buck Ramsay ca
Buck Ramsay
ca 2,350,000 450,000

Brian Bone Eliminated in 3rd Place ($10,197)

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Brian Bone
Brian Bone

Brian Bone had been grinding a short stack for a lot of the final table and finally got his chips in with ace deuce. Buck Ramsay called with king three.

The flop brought a three, keeping Ramsay ahead the whole way. He hit a king on the river for good measure, sending Bone home in third place, pocketing $10,197 for his efforts.

Buck Ramsay ca
Buck Ramsay
ca 1,900,000 400,000
Brian Bone US
Brian Bone
US Busted

Tags: Brian BoneBuck Ramsay

Kristan Mackiewicz Eliminated in 4th Place ($7,223)

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Kristan Mackiewicz
Kristan Mackiewicz

Kristan Mackiewicz got her remaining 350,000 chips in the middle and was called by [Removed:339].

Mackiewicz was well ahead with ace king to [Removed:340]'s ace queen.

Unfortunately, the flop came ace-queen high and Mackiewicz was unable to improve, sending her to the rail in fourth place.

[Removed:339] US
[Removed:339]
US 3,000,000 550,000
Kristan Mackiewicz us
Kristan Mackiewicz
us Busted

Tags: Kristan Mackiewicz

Lue Huang Eliminated in 5th Place ($5,524)

ElleSriracha • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Lue Huang
Lue Huang

Lue Huang was down to just 60,000 chips after losing the last hand against Buck Ramsay, He got his remaining stack in and got a call from both Ramsay and [Removed:339].

Ramsay and [Removed:340] checked down a board of {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades} but Ramsay bet 60,000 on the river and [Removed:340] folded.

Huang showed {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for a pair of tens but Ramsay turned a set of deuces with {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, eliminating Huang.

Buck Ramsay ca
Buck Ramsay
ca 1,500,000 200,000
Lue Huang us
Lue Huang
us Busted

Tags: Buck RamsayLue Huang

Level:
24
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
4,000