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$1,000 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Vadim Rozin Bags the Lead in Day 1c of the Seneca Fall Poker Classic Main Event

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Vadim Rozin- Day 1c Chipleader
Vadim Rozin- Day 1c Chipleader

The final flight of the Fall Poker Classic 2018 $1,000 Main Event drew a total of 153 entries, with only 31 remaining by the end of the day. The biggest stack moving on from Day 1c is Canada's Vadim Rozin, bagging an impressive 349,000 in chips.

Rozin played most of the day around average and it was not until the last few levels of the night that he started to heat up. The Thornhill native ran over his final table, applying an immense amount of pressure to the players who were trying to grind it out to Day 2. He was no stranger to the three-bet and was not afraid to gamble when needed.

Coming in right behind the chipleader is Kenneth Luther with a respectable 326,000 in chips. Luther bluffed a large hand earlier in the night with ace high and that put him well over the average. The Concord Township native catapulted his chip stack near the top when he busted well-known pro Andy Spears with an ace on the river late in the day.

This flight, unlike the others, had a three figure outcome. That lead to a much deep style of play later in the day, with many more larger stacks moving on than the previous two flights. There will be 19 six figure stacks moving on from this flight compared to the 12 combined in the previous flights.

Other notable stacks to move on from Day 1c include Candian Victor Adams (301,000), Thomas Babiarz (291,000), early in the day chipleader Thomas Tucker (247,500), Nate Kross (234,500), Mario Mansour (215,500), and Brian Ballentine (206,000).

The 153 entries on Day 1c brought the total for the tournament up to 249 combined slips sold for this event. There will only be 45 moving on from the three total flights and they will all be informed of the payouts at the beginning of Day 2.

There was some well-known players to try their luck but fail to make it through and that list includes Andy Spears, Henry Zou, 2017 Fall Poker Classic champion Guy Klass, Matt Marcinkiewicz, Joseph [Removed:340], and Sharman Olshan.

The PokerNews reporting team will be bringing you all of the live coverage for the remainder of the Fall Poker Classic Main Event.

Tags: Andy SpearsBrian BallentineGuy KlassHenry ZouMario MansourMatt MarcinkiewiczNate KrossSharman OlshanThomas BabiarzThomas TuckerVadim RozinVictor Adams

End of the Day Chip Counts

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Vadim Rozin ca
Vadim Rozin
ca 349,000 349,000
Kenneth Luther US
Kenneth Luther
US 326,500 -30,500
Victor Adams ca
Victor Adams
ca 301,000 301,000
Thomas Babiarz us
Thomas Babiarz
us 291,000 39,000
Thomas Tucker us
Thomas Tucker
us 247,500 50,500
Nate Kross us
Nate Kross
us 234,500 234,500
Mario Mansour us
Mario Mansour
us 215,500 -77,500
Brian Ballentine us
Brian Ballentine
us 206,000 -7,000
James Sinkovic ca
James Sinkovic
ca 181,500 75,500
Jeremy Hoeltke us
Jeremy Hoeltke
us 171,000 39,000
Brian Healy us
Brian Healy
us 150,500 112,700
Kevin Boesel ca
Kevin Boesel
ca 140,000 -22,000
Christopher Damick US
Christopher Damick
US 139,000 13,000
Blake Napierala us
Blake Napierala
us 133,000 -59,000
Pablo Delgado us
Pablo Delgado
us 126,500 126,500
Peter Mancini ca
Peter Mancini
ca 114,000 114,000
Joseph Elia us
Joseph Elia
us 112,500 112,500
Andrew Martin us
Andrew Martin
us 108,500 108,500
Maximilian Droege ca
Maximilian Droege
ca 101,500 -3,200
Paul Kleindienst us
Paul Kleindienst
us 98,000 98,000
James Thomson US
James Thomson
US 96,000 96,000
Charles Homick US
Charles Homick
US 94,500 94,500
David Olshan us
David Olshan
us 88,000 32,000
Steven Calvaneso US
Steven Calvaneso
US 87,500 87,500
Fady Khabbaz us
Fady Khabbaz
us 86,000 16,500

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Passive Play to End the Night

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The last four hands of the night consisted of mostly blind on blind folds as the players were mostly focused on making Day 2.

Last Hands of the Night

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The tournament will now play the last 4 hands of the night and all remaining players at the end will make it into Day 2.

Ristevski Finds a Cowboy to Take Down Bullets

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Griffin Ristevski moved all in for his remaining 40,100, being instantly called by the opponent to his immediate right, players turned over their hands with Ristevski at risk.

Griffin Ristevski: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Ristevski stood up with excitement as the flop came down {9-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}, giving him a set and moving him well into the lead. The {7-Spades} on the turn and {6-Diamonds} on the river sealed the deal for Ristevski as he secured a double by cracking aces with his cowboys.

Griffin Ristevski US
Griffin Ristevski
US 84,500

Tags: Griffin Ristevski

Last Level of the Day Has Begun

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The remaining 36 players will now battle it out in the last level of Day 1c. All players remaining at the end of this level will make it to Day 2, in hopes of capturing the Fall Poker Classic title.


Break Time

MartianNews • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

The players will now be taking a quick break to run off all of the T- 100 chips from play.

Luther Leads Going into Final Break

MartianNews • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante
Kenneth Luther
Kenneth Luther

Kenneth Luther leads Day 1c going into the last break after sending Andy Spears out the door. The board read {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-}{2-}{a-} when Spears moved all in for his remaining 60,000 on the river.

Luther took his time before making the call, turning over {a-}{q-} for a river pair of aces. Spears mucked his hand and Luther scooped in a big pot near the end of level 14.

Kenneth Luther US
Kenneth Luther
US 357,000 169,000
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
us Busted

Tags: Andy SpearsKenneth Luther