Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the Fall Poker Classic $1,000 Main Event had 45 return to play out of the 249 total entries that were accumulated over three Day 1 flights. At the end of the day just seven remain and the person carrying over the biggest stack into the final day is Canadian Peter Mancini, with a massive 2,010,000 in chips.
Mancini hovered around average for a better part of the day, it would not be until the final 11 that he built his stack, after he sent Kevin Boesel out of the tournament in back-to-back hands. Those two hands shot his stack up to a million just in time for the unofficial final table of 10.
During the very first hand of the unofficial final table Mancini would eliminate Jeremy Hoeltke with his cowboys and also find a full double up through, at the time chipleader, Maximilian Droege, catapulting him over the two million mark in just a matter of hands.
Alex Visbisky will be coming into the final day with 1,367,000 in chips, looking to improve on his sixth place finish from last year. He started the day with 166,000 in chips, won a few pots early in the day and started to really stack up his chips after eliminating Day 1a chipleader Barry Kruger. Visbisky used that pot to leverage his chips around, taking down several small pots with the heavy amount of pressure that he applies during each hand he plays.
The only player to finish at the top of their flight and make the final day is Vadim Rozin with 1,359,000 in chips. The Canadian shot into the chip lead early on Day 2 and seemed like he could not be stopped as he was the first to hit several chip count milestones throughout the day. A few bad hands brought him back down to a million, but he managed to fight his way back near the top of the leader board, heading into the final day third in chips.
The rest of the players to round out the final seven include Seneca regular Chris Meyers (910,000), well-known pro Jason James (708,000), St. Louis native Tim Vance (665,000), and coming in as the short-stack is Canadian Victor Adams (451,000).
There were some well-known players to make Day 2 but fail to make the money, that list includes Lue Huang, Blake Napierala, and the 2017 Fall Poker Classic champion Dan Wagner.
Some notables to make the money but not the final day include Day 2 chipleader Amandeep "AJ" Taheem (26th - $1,670), Budwey Salhab (25th - $1,670), David Olshan (23rd - $1,846), Veerab Zakarian (22nd - $1,846), Jason "Big Bird" Sagle (21st - $2,198), Barry Kruger (13th - $3,077), Mario Mansour (12th - $4,176), and Maximilian Droege (8th - $6,154).
The final seven players will return to play Monday the 19th at noon. The final day will begin on level 23 and the blinds starting at 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante. The play will not end until just one player remains and is deemed champion of the 2018 Fall Poker Classic.
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Maximilian Droege came into the final table as the leader but lost a large percentage of his stack in the first hand to Peter Mancini.
Droege moved his remaining 300,000 stack all in a few hands later and was called by Chris Meyers, players turned over their hands with Droege at risk of elimination.
The board ran out dry for Meyers as he scooped it in with his aces, sending Droege home earlier than he had hoped after starting the final table at the top of the leader board.
Steven Calvaneso got his chips all in against Vadim Rozin and would be in bad shape when they turned over their hands. Rozin tabled and Calvaneso showed .
The board ran out and Rozin's jacks held on for the pot, eliminating Calvaneso from the official final table first.
The players all agreed until the end of the current level before ending for the day.
Jeremu Hoelkte moved all in for 298,000 from under the gun, Peter Mancini called from the hijack and Maximilian Droege moved all in from the small blind. Mancini snap-called and the players turned over their hands.
The flop came down and Mancini's cowboys were still ahead. A on the turn and on the river changed nothing as Hoeltke was eliminated from the tournament and Mancini took down the biggest pot of the thus far, catapulting him well in front of the eight remaining runners.
Unofficial Final Table
Peter Mancini doubled up through Kevin Boesel on a flop, with Mancini having for broadway against Boesel who had for a flopped set. The board ran out clean Mancini left Boesel as the short-stack of the tournament.
Boesel moved his last 117,000 all in from the button and Mancini made the call, players turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Mancini's ace kicker played, taking down the pot and eliminating Boesel out as the unofficial bubble boy.
Victor Adams moved all in for a little over 200,000 and was called by Maximilian Droege. Adams table a pair of dimes and Droege showed ace jack suited.
The board ran out clean for Adams as he doubled through the chipleader of the tournament in Droege.