2022 The Lodge Championship Series

Event #4: $400 NLH
Days: 1a
Event Info

2022 The Lodge Championship Series

Event Info
Prize Pool
Players Left
Average Chip Stack
Total Chips
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Players Left

Event #4: $400 NLH

Day 1a Completed

David Ashkenasi Bags Day 1a Lead of Event #4 in Lodge Championship Series

Level 15 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
David Ashkenasi
David Ashkenasi

The first flight of Event #4: $400 NLH $500,000 Guaranteed has now come to an end here at The Lodge Poker Club in Round Rock, Texas. A total of 141 entry slips were sold for this flight and when the last chance saloon had closed for business only 17 runners had found a Day 2 bag.

David Ashkenasi ended the night atop the leaderboard with his 379,000 and has the current lead headed into Day 2. Ashkenasi found a few optimal spots during the middle stages of the day which catapulted him near the top of the food chain and a hot run of cards at the end of the night sat him firmly on top to end the day.

Closest behind is well-known Chris Staats who bagged 288,000 by night's end. Jason Gooch sent Alexander Suprun out on the bubble, a pot that shot him up to third to end the night, bringing 286,000 into the second day. Rounding out the top five from this flight are Quinton Williams (254,000) and Matthew McDowell (252,000).

The 17 survivors will return Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. for Day 2 where they will combine with the other five starting flights. If any player bags more than on time they will get a $600 bag bonus, carrying their highest value stack into the second day.

This wraps it up for the coverage of Day 1a but tune in now for full updates on Day 1b here at PokerNews.

Tags: Alexander SuprunChris StaatsDavid AshkenasiJason GoochMatthew McDowell

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 15 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
David Ashkenasi us
David Ashkenasi
379,000 54,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Chris Staats us
Chris Staats
288,000 73,000
Jason Gooch us
Jason Gooch
Quinton Williams us
Quinton Williams
Matthew McDowell us
Matthew McDowell
Yashwanth Vedire us
Yashwanth Vedire
231,000 21,000
Richard Frani us
Richard Frani
188,000 3,000
Mehmet Cetinkaya us
Mehmet Cetinkaya
171,000 -4,000
Mark Fink us
Mark Fink
David Kim us
David Kim
Ryan Welsh us
Ryan Welsh
Leon Khachadour us
Leon Khachadour
David Boals us
David Boals
82,000 -68,000
Juan Rodriguez us
Juan Rodriguez
69,000 21,000
Dudley Miller us
Dudley Miller
67,000 -38,000
Katie Stone us
Katie Stone
66,000 -22,000
Bradley Ehlers us
Bradley Ehlers
40,000 -55,000

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Gooch Pops the Bubble

Level 15 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jason Gooch
Jason Gooch

The action folded around to Jason Gooch on the button who shoved his stack into the middle. Alexander Suprun called for less from the big blind, putting his last 47,000 in the pot.

Alexander Suprun: {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Jason Gooch: {k-Spades}{4-Clubs}

Suprun was in the lead until {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} rolled out on the flop, hitting Gooch with a pair of sailboats. The {9-Spades} turn left Suprun with one last chance for romance but he found no love on the {3-Hearts} river card.

Suprun was dubbed the inevitable bubble boy and the final 17 then bagged up for the night.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Gooch us
Jason Gooch
286,000 96,000
Alexander Suprun us
Alexander Suprun

Tags: Alexander SuprunJason Gooch

Level: 15

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000

Ashkenasi Continues to Steamroll Day 1a

Level 14 : 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

David Hughes moved his 56,000 stack into the middle and David Ashkenasi obliged.

David Hughes: {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}
David Ashkenasi: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Hughes was dominated headed into the {j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop and was still trailing after hitting his pair of sixes. A {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} runout failed to improve the hand of Hughes who was eliminated, shipping another pot to Ashkenasi late in the day.

Player Chips Progress
David Ashkenasi us
David Ashkenasi
325,000 105,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
David Hughes us
David Hughes

Tags: David AshkenasiDavid Hughes

Level: 14

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 6,000

Runner-Runner Keeps Suprun Around

Level 13 : 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Anthony Whatley and Mark Fink both called the 4,000 big blind. Alexander Suprun looked at his cards from the small blind and shoved 34,000. Whatley called and Fink chucked his cards, leaving just two for a showdown.

Alexander Suprun: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Anthony Whatley: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop landed on the felt, missing Suprun completely but a {6-Diamonds} turn brought him some added outs. An unlikely {5-Spades} completed the runner-runner straight for Surpun who pulled in the pot for a double.

Player Chips Progress
Alexander Suprun us
Alexander Suprun
78,000 20,000
Anthony Whatley us
Anthony Whatley
51,000 -8,500

Tags: Alexander SuprunAnthony WhatleyMark Fink

Ashkenasi Sends Hays to the Rail

Level 13 : 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
David Ashkenasi
David Ashkenasi

David Ashkenasi opened from middle position and Nathan Hays pushed all in from the small blind for just over 40,000. Ashkenasi called and Hays was then at risk of elimination.

Nathan Hays: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}
David Ashkenasi: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The flop came down {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, hitting Ashkenasi with a set of nines. A {4-Spades} turn left Hays drawing dead to the {5-Spades} river and he was eliminated, shipping his stack over to Ashkenasi.

Player Chips Progress
David Ashkenasi us
David Ashkenasi
220,000 50,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Nathan Hays us
Nathan Hays

Tags: David AshkenasiNathan Hays