2022 The Lodge Championship Series

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

Event #4: $400 NLH

Day 1d Completed

Eider Da Cruz Bags Runaway Chip Lead After Day 1d of Event #4

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

Day 1d of Event #4: $400 NLH $500,000 Guaranteed has now come to an end here at The Lodge Poker Club in Round Rock, Texas after seven and a half hours of play. Day 1d attracted 270 entries and ended with 33 players remaining (12% of the field).

Emerging as the chip leader at the end of the night was Eider Da Cruz of Gardena, CA who bagged a whopping 506,000 which is more than 100,000 clear of the chip leaders of the previous Day 1s. Da Cruz had a big stack throughout the day and really catapulted into the huge chip lead when he won a crucial hand where he rivered a full house in the last level of the night.

Top 10 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerHometownChip Count
1Eider Da CruzGardena, CA506,000
2Zachary WoodwardArlington, TX383,000
3Tyler HanberryAustin, TX329,000
4Eric SalazarGreensboro, NC259,000
5Justin BelfortiMedway, MA255,000
6Patrick ChristensenAustin, TX250,000
7Roger FrancoAustin, TX244,000
8Hieu TranAmarillo, TX209,000
9Salim SalemAustin, TX206,000
10Alejandro LivasWeslaco, TX197,000

Zachary Woodward bagged the second biggest chip stack with 383,000 after he had a stellar day. Tyler Hanberry was the only other player to finish with a stack of more than 300,000 as he finished third with 329,000.

In fourth place at the night’s conclusion was a familiar name in the tournament poker world, multi-time WSOP circuit ring winner Eric Salazar who registered late in the day and spun his stack up quickly to end the day with 259,000.

Also bagging was Rocco Smeriglio, who bagged a modest stack of 107,000 but it will feel like heaps to him as he was able to shake aside the disappointment of being the stone bubble boy last night in Day 1b to come back and find a bag tonight.

The 33 players who remained alive at the end of the night will now join those from previous flights who survived an re-emerge for Day 2, which is on Sunday at 2 p.m. local time. If any player wishes to play another Day 1 flight they can and attempt to get another min cash with their best finishing stack advancing to Day 2.

PokerNews will be back at it tomorrow with Day 1e starting at 11 a.m. local time in what is anticipated to be the largest day yet.

Tags: Eider Da CruzEric SalazarTyler HanberryZachary Woodward

End of Day 1d Chip Counts (full)

Level 14 : 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Eider Da Cruz br
Eider Da Cruz
506,000 -4,000
Zachary Woodward us
Zachary Woodward
383,000 238,000
Tyler Hanberry us
Tyler Hanberry
329,000 142,000
Eric Salazar us
Eric Salazar
259,000 163,000
Justin Belforti us
Justin Belforti
255,000 160,000
Patrick Christensen us
Patrick Christensen
250,000 250,000
Roger Franco us
Roger Franco
244,000 69,000
Hieu Tran us
Hieu Tran
209,000 209,000
Salim Salem us
Salim Salem
206,000 1,000
Alejando Livas us
Alejando Livas
197,000 197,000
Timothy Myers us
Timothy Myers
184,000 -13,000
Andre Bryan us
Andre Bryan
174,000 19,000
Joseph Kalisek us
Joseph Kalisek
163,000 23,000
Oscar Longoria us
Oscar Longoria
148,000 148,000
Joshua Dixon us
Joshua Dixon
136,000 136,000
Matthew Sanders us
Matthew Sanders
134,000 134,000
Bradford Gibson us
Bradford Gibson
129,000 -8,000
Isaac Ebrom us
Isaac Ebrom
125,000 125,000
Christopher Zollo us
Christopher Zollo
121,000 121,000
Elvin Simpson us
Elvin Simpson
110,000 110,000
Kyle Thomson us
Kyle Thomson
110,000 110,000
Kaleb Dunn us
Kaleb Dunn
John Davis us
John Davis
109,000 109,000
Rocco Smeriglio us
Rocco Smeriglio
107,000 107,000
Elijah Ruffin us
Elijah Ruffin
103,000 103,000

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Castropinto Bubbles Day 1d

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

Angel Castropinto moved all in for about 120,000 over a raised to 13,000 from Eider Da Cruz who took a moment before he called.

The cards were turned over when all hands were completed. Castropinto was at risk with the {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} while Da Cruz had the {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

The entire room was quietly rooting for a hold as the flop came {q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. The turn was the {9-Clubs} and the river was the {9-Hearts} to bust Castropinto on the bubble after one hand of hand for hand play and bring a close to the night's proceedings.

Player Chips Progress
Eider Da Cruz br
Eider Da Cruz
510,000 90,000
Angel Castropinto us
Angel Castropinto

Tags: Angel CastropintoEider Da Cruz

Da Cruz Takes Massive Pot With Rivered Boat

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

Action was picked up on the river as the board read {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{a-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Hearts}. Joseph Kalisek bet 20,000. Eider Da Cruz raised all in and was snap-called.

Da Cruz tabled the {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for the rivered full boat which caused Kalisek to muck as the largest pot of the night went over to Da Cruz and Kalisek's large stack was cut down significantly.

Player Chips Progress
Eider Da Cruz br
Eider Da Cruz
420,000 355,000
Joseph Kalisek us
Joseph Kalisek
140,000 -80,000

Tags: Da CruzEider Da CruzJoseph Kalisek

Richardson Raises and Shows Bluff

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

The flop came all spades {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Spades}. From the button, Andre Bryan bet 12,000. Damion Richardson raised to 30,000 from the small blind. Bradford Gibson took a few moments before he folded the big blind.

Action was back on Bryan who contemplated it for a while before he folded as well.

Richardson tabled the {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} for no pair and no spade as he gathered in some critical chips as the bubble looms.

Player Chips Progress
Andre Bryan us
Andre Bryan
155,000 155,000
Bradford Gibson us
Bradford Gibson
137,000 -6,000
Damion Richardson us
Damion Richardson
135,000 83,000

Tags: Andre BryanBradford GibsonDamion Richardson

Level: 14

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 6,000

Franco Finds Aces

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

Roger Franco was all in preflop holding the {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} vs the {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} of his opponent.

The board would be safe for the aces despite the pleas for an eight from some of his tablemates who were rooting for the knockout as it came {6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Franco secured his double.

Player Chips Progress
Roger Franco us
Roger Franco
175,000 110,000

Tags: Roger Franco