2022 The Lodge Championship Series

Event #4: $400 NLH
Days: 1c
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 1c
Players Left

Event #4: $400 NLH

Day 1c Completed

Michael Jozoff Tops Day 1C, Bags Overall Lead of Event #4

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

The Lodge Poker Club has now seen the third flight of Event #4: $400 NLH $500,000 Guaranteed come to an end. A total of 231 entry slips were sold on Day 1c and just 28 managed to find a Day 2 bag.

Michael Jozoff ended the night with the elimination of Brian Ellison, popping the Day 2 bubble with a classic flip. The hand also catapulted him into the overall lead of this event, bagging 407,000 here on Day 1c. Prior to the final hand, it was Andrew Robinson sitting atop the chip counts of the flight but Jozoff shot by, and Robinson had to settle for second overall, bagging 334,000.

Jason Obinger landed third overall for the day with his 308,000 in chips, after a heater during the last few levels of the night. Well-known grinder Blake Whittington ended the night with a healthy-sized 276,000 and is someone to keep an eye on when Day 2 begins.

Top 10 Stacks from Day 1c

RankPlayerHometownChip CountBig Blinds
1Michael JozoffNew York, NY407,00068
2Andrew RobinsonGeorgetown, TX334,00056
3Jason ObingerMinneapolis, MN308,00051
4Blake WhittingtonCleveland, TN276,00046
5Benjamin AndersonKilleen, TX269,00045
6Joel SchmittAustin, TX268,00045
7Seth SimmonsNathrop, CO252,00042
8William PreeceHouston, TX198,00033
9Andrew CookSanta Fe, NM179,00030
10Walter GlasierRound Rock, TX174,00029

The 28 survivors will combine with the other Day 1 flights on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. for Day 2 where the blinds will be 40-minutes in length and play will not halt until a champion has been crowned. If any player bags more than on time they will get a $600 bag bonus , playing only their highest valued stack at the start of Day 2.

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of Day 1c, but tune in throughout the event for all of the action.

Tags: Andrew RobinsonBlake WhittingtonBrian EllisonJason ObingerMichael JozoffSeth Simmons

End of Day Counts (full)

Level 14 : 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Michael Jozoff us
Michael Jozoff
407,000 -20,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Andrew Robinson us
Andrew Robinson
334,000 334,000
Jason Obinger us
Jason Obinger
308,000 308,000
Blake Whittington us
Blake Whittington
276,000 11,000
Benjamin Anderson us
Benjamin Anderson
269,000 84,000
Joel Schmitt us
Joel Schmitt
268,000 268,000
Seth Simmons us
Seth Simmons
252,000 32,000
William Preece us
William Preece
198,000 198,000
Andrew Cook us
Andrew Cook
179,000 46,000
Walter Glasier us
Walter Glasier
174,000 174,000
Ross Miller us
Ross Miller
167,000 82,000
Nada Siddik ca
Nada Siddik
161,000 51,000
Isaiah Singleterry us
Isaiah Singleterry
158,000 69,000
Dean Henry us
Dean Henry
Christos Georgakis us
Christos Georgakis
131,000 12,000
John Cramer us
John Cramer
129,000 -13,000
Thomas Dalesandro us
Thomas Dalesandro
126,000 126,000
Eric Tang us
Eric Tang
122,000 100,000
Marc Lesitsky us
Marc Lesitsky
122,000 122,000
David Hughes us
David Hughes
115,000 -4,000
Young Ryu us
Young Ryu
111,000 52,000
Louis Lozano us
Louis Lozano
110,000 110,000
Cody Koch us
Cody Koch
105,000 -10,000
Philip Chow us
Philip Chow
64,000 64,000
Ki Rector us
Ki Rector
58,000 58,000

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Ellison Last Elimination of the Night

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

The tournament reached the final 29 and Brian Ellison moved all in, totaling roughly 125,000 in chips. Michael Jozoff called and the rest of the table decided to jump ship.

Brian Ellison: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Michael Jozoff: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The classic flip had {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} fall on the flop and Ellison was still in the lead. An {a-Spades} turn card quickly turned the tides for Jozoff who took the lead with his newly acquired pair of aces.

The {10-Hearts} completed the board and Jozoff secured what was the last hand of the night, eliminating Ellison on the Day 2 bubble.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Jozoff us
Michael Jozoff
427,000 287,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Brian Ellison us
Brian Ellison

Tags: Brian EllisonMichael Jozoff

Hand-For-Hand in Play

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

The tournament is now just one away from the money and the end of the day as 29 continue to battle it out for one more elimination.

Level: 14

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 6,000

Ellison Flops a Chip Lead Pot

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

Brian Ellison opened to 9,000 from middle position and Jacob Min three-bet to 25,000. Ellison called and the dealer fanned out {9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades} on the flop.

Min continued for 18,000 after seeing his opponent tap the table and Ellison then check-raised to 50,000. Min shoved for 137,000 and Ellison called for his entire stack of 136,000 in what was the biggest pot of the day.

Brian Ellison: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Jacob Min: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The set of sixes of Ellison were in the lead and the {2-Diamonds} turn was of concern. An {a-Spades} river sealed it for Ellison who scooped in the chip lead pot. Min had just one chip left and was eliminated during the very next hand.

Player Chips Progress
Brian Ellison us
Brian Ellison
332,000 187,000
Jacob Min us
Jacob Min

Tags: Brian EllisonJacob Min

Cramer Keeps on an Upward Trend

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

Mahesh Rathi open-shipped 63,000 from middle position and John Cramer pushed over the top for about 10,000 more in the cutoff. The rest of the table folded and they flipped their hands.

Mahesh Rathi: {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}
John Cramer: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The dealer spread {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} out on the flop, smacking Cramer with a set of cowboys but Rathi still had a straight draw. The {j-Clubs} turn sealed it for Cramer as he landed a boat and Rathi was then drawing dead to the {2-Diamonds} river.

Player Chips Progress
John Cramer us
John Cramer
142,000 85,000
Mahesh Rathi us
Mahesh Rathi

Tags: John CramerMahesh Rathi

Level: 13

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 4,000