Dec 11 9:56 pm

Championship: Manny Avila Eliminated in 2nd Place; John Beady Takes the Title

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 34: 200,000/400,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 706

John Beady wins the 2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship

Manny Avila completed the blind and John Beady checked his option. The flop came , Beady checked and Avila bet 750,000. Beady called.

The turn brought the , Beady checked and Avila went all in. Beady thought for a short while before calling with . Avila turned over and needed to hold.

The came on the rivering, and Beady hit his straight draw. The dealer counted down the chips and Beady had Avila slightly covered.

John Beady wins the Bar Poker Open National Championship!

John Beady  –  $24,190
Manny Avila  –  Eliminated in 2nd Place ($14,078)

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Dec 11 9:33 pm

Championship: Heads Up Underway

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 34: 175,000/350,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 706

John Beady
Eastern Poker Tour

After a quick break to get the table set up for heads-up play, Manny Avila and John Beady are back in their seats ready to play it out for the title. They are in a virtual dead heat to began the action so this might last a while.

Either way, an Eastern Poker Tour player is walking away with the trophy.

Seat 6: Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) – 8,825,000 (25 bb)
Seat 9: John Beady (Eastern Poker Tour) – 8,880,000 (25 bb)

Manny Avila
Eastern Poker Tour

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Dec 11 8:31 pm

Championship: Robert Oswald – 4th Place ($7,091)

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 33: 150,000/300,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 706

Robert Oswald
Riverchasers

Soon after coming back from the break, G Dull moved all in from the button and Robert Oswald checked his cards from the big blind. After a few peeks, he tossed in his short stack trying for the double.

Oswald:
Dull:

Dull was ahead for the knockout and faded the flop. Oswald took the lead on the turn but Dull hit the Broadway gutshot draw on the river to knock him out in fourth place.

G Dull (KOntenders) – 5,000,000 (17 bb)
Robert Oswald (Riverchasers) – Eliminated in 4th place ($7,901)

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Dec 11 8:24 pm

Championship: Break Time Counts

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 33: 150,000/300,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 706

The four remaining players took off on a 20-minute break and are now heading back into action with Manny Avila in the lead and Robert Oswald needs to make a move with only three big blinds.

Seat 1: G Dull (KOntenders) – 3,735,000 (12 bb)
Seat 6: Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) – 7,525,000 (25 bb)
Seat 8: Robert Oswald (Riverchasers) – 935,000 (3 bb)
Seat 9: John Beady (Eastern Poker Tour) – 5,510,000 (18 bb)

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Dec 11 8:07 pm

Championship: John Beady versus Manny Avila

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 32: 120,000/240,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 706

Manny Avila versus John Beady

Manny Avila opened the action big from the button to 650,000 and John Beady called in the big blind to see the flop. Beady put out 800,000 and Avila went deep into the tank. After a few minutes, he checked his cards, rechecked his cards, and put them in the muck.

Not a major hand but it was good enough to draw Beady near even with Avila for the lead.

John Beady (Eastern Poker Tour) – 6,400,000 (27 bb)
Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) – 6,600,000 (28 bb)

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Dec 11 7:46 pm

Championship: Bill Schuch – 5th Place ($5,736)

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 32: 120,000/240,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 706

Bill Schuch
Riverchasers

Action folded around to Bill Schuch in the small blind and he opened to 545,000. Manny Avila called to see the flop and Schuch bet another 525,000. Avila put Schuch all in and he called with the best hand.

Schuch:
Avila:

Avila was drawing thin with Schuch 90% to win with his top two pair. Avila picked up an open-ended straight draw on the turn and the bad beat for Schuch completed on the river to give Avila the straight.

Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) – 6,000,000 (30 bb)
Bill Schuch (Riverchasers) – Eliminated in 5th place ($5,736)

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Dec 11 7:36 pm

Championship: Wayne Phillips – 6th Place ($4,693)

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 31: 100,000/200,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 706

Manny Avila (left), Wayne Phillips (center) and Robert Oswald (right)

Action folded to Manny Avila in the hijack, he opened to 550,000 and Wayne Phillips called all in for his final 520,000 from cutoff. Not to be left out, Robert Oswald moved all in for 1,315,000 from the button and Avila called with a chance to knock out two players.

Avila:
Phillips:
Oswald:

A tough situation for Phillips and he was drawing dead to sixth place before the flop was dealt. The flop was good for Oswald and he pulled the big pot after the turn and river. A bad spot for Phillips but he took home $4,693 for a few days work.

Robert Oswald (Riverchasers) – 3,620,000 (18 bb)
Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) – 3,900,000 (20 bb)
Wayne Phillips (Riverchasers) – Eliminated in 6th place ($4,693)

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Dec 11 7:28 pm

Championship: Ron Licari – 7th Place ($3,754)

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 31: 100,000/200,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 706

Ron Licari
Riverchasers

Ron Licari opened for his entire 285,000 stack from middle position and Manny Avila raised it up to 500,000 from the hijack. John Beady called from the big blind for the three-way pot to the flop. Beady bet 300,000 to and Avila released to get the hand heads up.

Beady:
Licari:

Beady was ahead for the knockout and Licari found no love on the turn or river to exit in seventh place for $3,754.

John Beady (Eastern Poker Tour) – 4,000,000 (20 bb)
Ron Licari (Riverchasers) – Eliminated in 7th place ($3,754)

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Dec 11 7:01 pm

Championship: Darin Wright – 8th Place ($2,868)

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 30: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 706

Darin Wright
Riverchasers

Bill Schuch opened to 380,000 from the cutoff and Darin Wright moved all in for 1,000,000 from the small blind. Schuch called and Wright was trying for his third double up at the final table.

Wright:
Schuch:

Unfortunately for Wright, this double up would be tough against a much bigger hand. The dealer kept the flop low and Wright was left with three outs after the turn. He blanked the river and his luck ran out in eighth place for $2,868.

Bill Schuch (Riverchasers) – 2,500,000 (16 bb)
Darin Wright (Riverchasers) – Eliminated in 8th place ($2,868)

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Dec 11 6:44 pm

Championship: Robert Oswald Doubles Through Wayne Phillips

2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 30: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 706

Action folded around to Wayne Phillips in the small blind and he raised to 500,000. Robert Oswald moved all in from the big blind for 1,350,000 and Phillips called.

Phillips:
Oswald:

Big hands for the blinds and Oswald put a strangle on the hand on the flop. The turn came and Phillips was drawing dead to the river to give another double.

Robert Oswald (Riverchasers) – 2,900,000 (18 bb)
Wayne Phillips (Riverchasers) – 890,000 (6 bb)

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