2022 888poker XL Winter Series MSPT Sycuan Casino
$600 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2
$600 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Another Canadian Tops the Field After Day 1c of Summer Slam 2018 Main Event

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Jeff Thibideau
Jeff Thibideau

Day 1c of the Summer Slam 2018 Main Event saw the $200,000 guarantee left in the dust as 269 entries piled up over the course of 15 levels. Another Canadian sits atop the counts as Jeff Thibideau leads just 60 survivors into Day 2.

Thibideau bagged 475,500 to capture the Day 1c chip lead. Steve Rumery (317,000), Adam Cacciotti (306,000), Joe Latona (258,000), Chris Damick (255,500), Summer Slam 2017 Main Event runner-up Kristan Mackiewicz (254,500) round out the largest stacks in the room.

Damick was the beneficiary of a wild hand during the final level. Things escalated pretty quickly on the flop of a {5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs} board. Damick and David Battaglia checked to see a third player in the hand bet 15,000. Damick raised all in for about 70,000 which Battaglia called. The third player in the hand then snap-shoved thinking Battaglia was all in as well and exposed his hand, which turned out to be the {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Reactions at the table were mixed as some believed Battaglia saw the hand while others didn't get to see due to the hand being flipped back over so quick. In any case, Battaglia tanked for a few moments before making the call and putting himself at risk. Damick tabled the {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for just top pair while Battaglia revealed the {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for bottom set. The table went wild as the {k-Clubs} hit the turn giving Damick outs to a full house. Sure enough, the {k-Spades} peeled off on the river and Damick tripled up.

Day 1c saw the final bullets fired for the likes of Scott Murawa, Maria Parlatore, Jason Nablo, Mark Roberts, Jason James, Jordan Lagano, Mike Rellinger, and Marcy Jo Phillips. Unfortunately for the group, they couldn't hit the target and will not be returning for Day 2.

Registration closed on Day 1c with a total attendance of 269 entries bringing the overall total to 532. The $200,000 guarantee has been shattered with $283,823 up for grabs in the prize pool.

The players will return for action at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Day 2 kicks off at Level 16 with blinds at 2,000/4,000 and a 500 ante. Play will continue until the last card comes off the deck and the Seneca Niagara poker room's latest main event winner is crowned.

Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage throughout the day.

Tags: Chris DamickDavid BattagliaJason JamesJason NabloJoe LatonaJordan LaganoKristan MackiewiczMarcy Jo PhillipsMaria ParlatoreMark RobertsMike RellingerScott MurawaSteve Rumery

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Jeff Thibideau CA
Jeff Thibideau
CA 475,500 -27,500
Steve Rumery
Steve Rumery
317,000
Adam Cacciotti US
Adam Cacciotti
US 306,000
Joe Latona us
Joe Latona
us 258,000
Chris Damick us
Chris Damick
us 255,500 -84,500
Kristan Mackiewicz us
Kristan Mackiewicz
us 254,500 -26,500
Chris Barton us
Chris Barton
us 237,000
Matt Shanahan us
Matt Shanahan
us 228,500
Matt Grocholsky CA
Matt Grocholsky
CA 224,000 -106,000
Chris Neusatz
Chris Neusatz
199,500 100
John Abraham us
John Abraham
us 192,000 67,000
Samuel Desabio US
Samuel Desabio
US 188,000
Anatoly Zharvitsky CA
Anatoly Zharvitsky
CA 188,000
Nate Kross us
Nate Kross
us 186,000 16,000
Jeff Mahoney ca
Jeff Mahoney
ca 183,500 111,500
Khamkeo Vonjnhay
Khamkeo Vonjnhay
169,500
Matthew Paplyk ca
Matthew Paplyk
ca 169,000
Robert Falanga us
Robert Falanga
us 168,000
Aviva Chepurny
Aviva Chepurny
161,500
Joe O'Keefe us
Joe O'Keefe
us 159,500 24,500
Chris Meyers us
Chris Meyers
us 154,500 -2,500
Nick Peperone us
Nick Peperone
us 150,500 74,500
Andrew Martin us
Andrew Martin
us 149,000
Tom Matacale US
Tom Matacale
US 146,500 9,500
Charles Naughton
Charles Naughton
131,000

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Five More Hands

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The clock has been paused on Day 1c and each table will play five more hands before the remaining players bag their chips for Day 2.

Wild Hand Plays Out in Final Level

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Things escalated pretty quickly on the flop of a {5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs} board.

Chris Damick and David Battaglia checked to see a third player in the hand bet 15,000. Damick raised all in for about 70,000 which Battaglia called. The third player in the hand then snap-shoved thinking Battaglia was all in as well and exposed his hand, Which turned out to be the {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Reactions at the table were mixed as some believed Battaglia saw the hand while others didn't get to see due to the hand being flipped back over so quick.

In any case, Battaglia tanked for a few moments before making the call and putting himself at risk.

Damick tabled the {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for just top pair while Battaglia revealed the {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for bottom set.

The table went wild as the {k-Clubs} hit the turn giving Damick outs to a full house. Sure enough, the {k-Spades} peeled off on the river and Damick tripled up.

Chris Damick us
Chris Damick
us 256,000 181,000
David Battaglia us
David Battaglia
us Busted

Tags: Chris DamickDavid Battaglia

Final Level of the Night

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Play has rolled over into Level 15 which is the final level of the night. Unless the field is reduced to 33 players, the clock will be paused with 10-minutes remaining, and each table will play a set number of hands before the survivors bag their chips for Day 2.

Level:
15
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
400

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AnTh0nyWTF • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

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