Live Events 2
Event #15: $1,000 NLH Turbo
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $100,000
Players 119
Players Left 119
Average Chip Stack 30,000
Total Chips 3,570,000

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 119

Highlights

Highlights

Event #15: $1,000 NLH Turbo
Day 1 Completed

Maxwell Young Wins Event #15: $1,000 NLH Turbo for $25,497*

TerranceReid • Level 25: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Maxwell Young
Maxwell Young

Event #15: $1,000 NLH Turbo $100,000 Guaranteed has come to an end after nine hours of play. 119 players bought into this final event of The Lodge Championship Series, and we played all the way down to two before a deal was made.

The event champion was Maxwell Young of North Palm Beach, Florida, who outlasted the entire field and won $25,497* for first place money and the unique event trophy.

Young has over $2,000,000 in live tournament winnings and his experience was on display as he made all the right moves at the final table. Young plans to be in Vegas this summer to carry this momentum into more tournament success.

When the final table was revealed, there were two names that shone clearly as those to keep an eye on. Young, who took first place, and Nick Pupillo, who finished in second place for $25,398*. Pupillo has nearly $4,000,000 in tournament winnings himself, and the chess match of heads-up play was entertaining to watch. Back and forth heads-up play went for multiple levels, even though at the end there were less than 30 big blinds in play. When the players were discussing a deal in level 22, they each had even stacks. "Stacks are shallow, we don't really feel like either of us has an edge," said Young.

The players agreed to chop the first and second place prizes evenly, then played it out for an extra $99, the trophy, and bragging rights. In the end, Young did come out on top and earned the first-place honor.

Maxwell and NIck
Maxwell and NIck

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Maxwell YoungNorth Palm Beach, FL$25,497*
2Nick PupilloGilbert, AZ$25,398*
3Blake BarousseLafayette, LA$13,718
4Alejandro MadrigalUmatilla, OR$9,948
5William NunleyConshohocken, PA$7,330
6Daniel MarinBastrop, TX$5,655
7Kevin GarosshenLas Vegas, NV$4,398
8Patrick FridayWebster, NV$3,456

Final Day Action

Action went quick in the turbo structure and players found themselves relatively shallow as they entered the final table. Pupillo had two late hands that propelled him into a position to be one of the last men standing. He doubled through Kevin Garosshen in level 20 when he woke up with queens against Garosshen's jacks. Then, he doubled through Garosshen once more in level 21 when he had pocket kings when Garosshen isolated another player's all in with his king-queen.

Two exciting entrants were Daniel "Dirty" Marin and Soheb Porbandarwala. They both registered late and came into the tournament with six big blinds. They ran up stacks quickly and made their way into impressive cashes.

William Nunley was the chip leader in level 16 when he flopped a set against none other than Pupillo. Nunley saw Pupillo turn the flush, but he made quads on the river to carry him into his final table appearance.

Young and Pupillo played for about three full levels heads up to close out the night. This time, it was Young that came out on top. The final event of The Lodge Championship Series will forever belong to Maxwell Young.

That does it for our coverage today. The Main Event returns tomorrow with what promises to be an exciting Day 3. We'll see you then right here at PokerNews.

Tags: Alejandro MadrigalBlake BarousseDaniel MarinKevin GarosshenMaxwell YoungNick PupilloPatrick FridaySoheb PorbandarwalaWilliam Nunley

Nick Pupillo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($25,398*)

TerranceReid • Level 25: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Nicholas Pupillo
Nicholas Pupillo

Maxwell Young raised all in from the button and had Nicholas Pupillo covered.

Pupillo looked down. "I don't have that many chips," and he called off the nearly 800,000 that equaled about seven big blinds.

Young showed the {6-Hearts}{10-Hearts} while Pupillo had {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

The flop came out {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Pupillo looked to once again double up and even out the stacks. The {9-Hearts} brought plenty of outs to Young to end the event. The river landed the {7-Hearts} to seal the deal and slide every chip in play over to Young.

The players made a deal and Pupillo took home $25,398 for second place.

Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 3,570,000 1,850,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us Busted

Tags: Maxwell YoungNicholas Pupillo

Level:
25
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Pupillo and Young Refuse to Lose

TerranceReid • Level 24: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

As both players play for the trophy, $99, and bragging rights, stacks go back and forth. Neither player will budge as each of them has about 15 big blinds.

Level:
24
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
100,000

Pupillo and Young Agree to a Deal

TerranceReid • Level 23: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

With about even chip stacks, Maxwell Young and Nicholas Pupillo have agreed to a deal.

They will chop the first and second prizes evenly. They will play it out from here with even stacks with an extra $100 and the beautiful trophy going to the winner.

Tags: Maxwell YoungNicholas Pupillo

A Chop Keeps the Tournament Going

TerranceReid • Level 23: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Nick Pupillo
Nick Pupillo

Maxwell Young and Nicholas Pupillo both got the chips all in the middle and Young was in great shape.

Young flipped the {a-}{q-} and Pupillo flipped the {a-}{5-}. The deck had other plans than to finish the tourney.

The flop came {k-}{k-}{5-} to put Pupillo in the lead. Another {5-} gave him a full house on the turn.

The {k-} river, though, put a full house on the board and chopped the anticlimactic pot.

Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 2,200,000 -700,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 1,357,000 287,000

Tags: Maxwell YoungNicholas Pupillo

Level:
23
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000