Dec 10 10:03 pm

Championship Day 1B: Headed to Day 2

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 25 of 243

Bill Schuch

With 25 players remaining, they’ve bagged their chips for the night. Survivors will return for Day 2 on tomorrow at 10am. Some notables to advance are past winner Caryn Bustos 311,000 and Run Burke who is our only double bagger. Burke bagged 163,000 in Day 1A’s flight and improved his stack by bagging 343,000 today.

Here’s a look at the Championship’s Day 1B big stacks:

1. William Schuch  –  640,000  (64 bb)
2. Miguel Torres  –  537,000  (54 bb)
3. Manny Avila  –  480,000  (48 bb)
4. Nathaniel McNamara  –  402,000  (40 bb)
5. Philp Davis  –  402,000  (40 bb)

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Dec 10 9:40 pm

Championship Day 1B: We’re in The Money!

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 25 of 243

On the fifth hand of hand for hand play Nathaniel McNamara opened to 32,000, the small blind called all in for 20,000, and Ron Burke called from the big blind.

The players checked down the board and turned their cards up. The of McNamara eliminated his opponent on the money bubble resulting in all the rest of the players to advance to Day 2.

Players are now bagging and tagging their chips

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Dec 10 9:07 pm

Championship Day 1B: Maryanna Laspina Doubles Through Miguel Torres

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 28 of 243

Miguel Torres opens to 30,000 from under the gun and Maryanna Laspina calls from late position. The flop comes , Torres bets 60,000, and Laspina thinks about it a little before calling.

The hit the turn and Torres bets enough to put Laspina all in. She calls with for the nut flush draw but doesnt need to hit it as Torres is holding . The meaningless comes on the river and Laspina’s king kicker plays.

Maryanna Laspina  –  235,000  (24 bb)
Miguel Torres –  210,000  (21 bb)

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Dec 10 8:30 pm

Championship Day 1B: Jennifer Payton Eliminated by Troy Velez

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 35 of 243

Troy Velez – New York Free Poker (left) Jennifer Payton – No Limit Poker Pub (right)

Troy Velez opened to 16,000 from late position and Jennifer Payton moved all in from the small blind. Payton turned up and needed to improve against Velez’s .

The flop came giving no help to Payton. The on the turn sealed the deal as a meaningless hit the river, eliminating Payton ten from the money.

Troy Velez  –  270,000  (34 bb)

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Dec 10 8:03 pm

Championship Day 1B: Joseph Kovalchik Takes One Out

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 40 of 243

Joseph Kovalchik (right) Eastern Poker Tour

A player moves all in from under the gun and Joseph Kovalchik reshoves from next to act. The rest of the table gets out of the way and its heads up. Kovalchik turns over and has his opponent’s completely dominated.

The board came and Kovalchiks’s pocket kings hold to eliminate his opponent. And with that elimination we are down to the final four tables.

Joseph Kovalchik  –  100,000  (17 bb)

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Dec 10 7:33 pm

Championship Day 1B: Fast and Furious

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee
Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Flight B Players Remaining: 50 of 243

Elvis Garcia – Premiere Island Poker

The eliminations are coming fast and furious at table four, they lost three players in the span of four hands. Two at the “hands” of Elvis Garcia.

Miguel Torres eliminated a player > to bring his stack over 300,000. The very next hand Garcia takes one out > .

Then a player in late position moves all in with and Garicia calls with . The board comes Garica spikes an ace on the flop to eliminate the second opponent in a row.

“You know how many times that hand doesn’t hold up for me? More that it should.”

Elvis Garcia  –  200,000  (40 bb)

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Dec 10 6:30 pm

Championship: Prize Pool and Payout Information with $24,190 Up Top

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee

The numbers were crunched and the accounting is complete. The official numbers show 706 entries into the 2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship and it will begin paying out the $104,285 prize pool starting tomorrow morning. The last 72 players will split that money between them with a min-cash earning $302 but all shooting for the $24,190 top prize along with the Bar Poker Open Championship trophy.

1st: $24,190
2nd: $14,078
3rd: $8,604
4th: $7,091
5th: $5,736
6th: $4,693
7th: $3,754
8th: $2,868
9th: $1,981
10th – 12th: $1,304
13th – 15th: $939
16th – 18th: $648
19th – 27th: $553
28th – 36th: $490
37th – 45th: $438
46th – 54th: $386
55th – 63rd: $344
64th – 72nd: $302

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