PokerStars EPT Sochi

$600 No Limit Hold'em

Level Info

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

Players Info

Prize Pool $84,977
$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*
2Joe ElhageUnited 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 Joe Elhage 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 Elhage's ace-queen. Things were looking good until Elhage 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 Joe Elhage came to an agreement on the break since they were close in chips. Elhage had 2,463,000 chips and Ramsay had 2,388,000. They negotiated a deal where Elhage 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 RamsayJoe ElhageKristan MackiewiczLue HuangRio MRob Burgstahler

Joe Elhage Eliminated in 2nd Place ($19,000*)

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

Joe Elhage and Buck Ramsay came to an agreement on the break.

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

Congratulations!

Buck Ramsay ca 4,860,000 2,510,000
Joe Elhage us Busted

Tags: Buck RamsayJoe Elhage

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 1,900,000 400,000
Brian Bone 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 Joe Elhage.

Mackiewicz was well ahead with ace king to Elhage's ace queen.

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

Joe Elhage us 3,000,000 550,000
Kristan Mackiewicz us Busted

Tags: Kristan MackiewiczJoe Elhage

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 Joe Elhage.

Ramsay and Elhage checked down a board of {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades} but Ramsay bet 60,000 on the river and Elhage 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 1,500,000 200,000
Lue Huang us Busted

Tags: Buck RamsayLue HuangJoe Elhage

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