Oct 29 3:31 pm

Championship: Linda Rodrigues Eliminated by Tommy Genova

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 30: 60,000/120,000/20,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 8

Linda Rodrigues (Eastern Poker Tour)

It didn’t take long to drop another player, especially when two of them catch big pairs. Tommy Genova shoved from the cutoff with short stacks behind him and Linda Rodrigues called all in for her last 550,000 from the button. The blinds released, after thinking about coming along, but it was heads up on the live-stream bubble.

Rodrigues:
Genova:

Rodrigues had to like her pair of tens but that changed when she saw Genova with the rockets. She never caught a sweat as the board ran to send Rodrigues out in ninth place.

The remaining players bagged up their chips and will return at 6pm to play for the Championship in front of the live-stream cameras.

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Oct 29 3:15 pm

Championship: Final Table Lineup

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 30: 60,000/120,000/20,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 9

Seat 1: Tommy Genova (Premier Island Poker)
Seat 2: Linda Rodrigues (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 3: Jesse Gutierrez (KOntenders Poker USA)
Seat 4: John Beady (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 5: Jordan Fishman (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 6: Sonya Harrison (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 7: Manny Rodriguez (Staten Island Poker)
Seat 8: Bryan Jayroe (Suit Up Poker)
Seat 9: John Germano (Eastern Poker Tour)

Remaining payouts:

1st: – $23,350 + Bar Poker Open Trophy
2nd: – $13,589
3rd: – $8,304
4th: – $6,845
5th: – $5,536
6th: – $4,530
7th: – $3,624
8th: – $2,768
9th: – $1,912

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Oct 29 2:58 pm

Championship: Brenda Wilder and Lou Medina Eliminated

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 9

Brenda Wilder (Suit Up Poker)

Continuing the quick pace, we lost two players on the final table bubble to get them one away from the live-stream setup.

On Table 2, Lou Medina open-shoved from the small blind for ~360,000 and Jesse Gutierrez quickly called in the big blind. Medina had two live cards with against but the board sent him out in 11th place.

On Table 1, Brenda Wilder was all in and at risk against Jordan Fishman but her was in trouble against . She caught a flush draw on the flop but could not catch up on the turn or river to exit in tenth place.

The last nine players are redrawing seats for the final table and they will stop after the next person is eliminated.

10th: Brenda Wilder (Suit Up Poker) – $1,258
11th: Lou Medina (Premier Island Poker) – $1,258

Lou Medina (Premier Island Poker)

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Oct 29 2:53 pm

Championship: Mike Diaco Eliminated by Manny Rodriguez

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 11

Mike Diaco

Mike Diaco was running hot until they reached the last two tables. He sent a monster double up to Manny Rodriguez when his could not fade and was down to 725,000. He shoved a few times trying to find a double and shipped from the small blind after it folded to him. Rodriguez looked at his cards and quickly called.

Rodriguez:
Diaco:

Diaco needed to catch but found nothing on the board to exit in 13th place.

He was quickly followed by Nathan Levert on Table 2 in 12th place to put the Championship on the final table bubble.

Manny Rodriguez – 3,200,000

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Oct 29 2:47 pm

Event 7: The Final 5 Make a Deal

Event 7 of the Bar Poker Open was the $75+$20+$25 Green Chip Bounty tournament with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and a green $25 casino chip on the head of every player. The final five players agreed to an adjusted payout deal in the late night hours.

They then agreed to run one hand out for the trophy and Joseph Babbino picked up to take home his first Bar Poker Open trophy along with $1,966. Below is a full look at the final adjusted tournament payouts.

  1. James Turrisi- $2,366
  2. Joseph Babbino- $1,966
  3. Conrad Atkinson- $1,466
  4. Michael Guirguis- $1,466
  5. M.D. Uddin- $681
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Oct 29 2:15 pm

Championship: Two Table Redraw

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 17

The last 17 players are in their seats and the next stop is the final table ten. We will try to update with chip counts as soon as (if) things settle down for the grind.

Table 1
Seat 1: Bryan Jayroe (Suit Up Poker)
Seat 2: Phil Bellucci (New York Free Poker)
Seat 3: Brenda Wilder (Suit Up Poker)
Seat 4: Sonya Harrison (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 5: John Beady (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 6: Scott Barber (Riverchasers)
Seat 7: Linda Rodrigues (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 8: Mike Diaco (Staten Island Poker)
Seat 9: Manny Rodriguez (Staten Island Poker)

Table 2
Seat 1: Jesse Gutierrez (KOntenders Poker USA)
Seat 2: Tommy Genova (Premier Island Poker)
Seat 3: Jordan Fishman (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 4: Nathan Levert (Staten Island Poker)
Seat 5: Wayne Tauber (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 6: John Germano (Eastern Poker Tour)
Seat 7: Lou Medina (Premier Island Poker)
Seat 8: Steve Herschkowitz (Premier Island Poker)
Seat 9: — Empty —

Remaining payouts:

1st: – $23,350+Bar Poker Open Trophy
2nd: – $13,589
3rd: – $8,304
4th: – $6,845
5th: – $5,536
6th: – $4,530
7th: – $3,624
8th: – $2,768
9th: – $1,912
10th-12th: $1,258
13th-15th: $906
16th-17th: $624

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Oct 29 1:46 pm

Championship: Phil Falcone Eliminated by Brian Jayroe

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 17

Phil Falcone (Riverchasers)

With 17 players remaining, the Championship was one elimination away from a two-table redraw. On Table 3, Phil Falcone open-shoved for 270,000 and Bryan Jayroe took some time to think it through in the small blind. He called with a little more and the big blind released.

Jayroe:
Falcone:

It was a race but Falcone was never able to come back as the board ran to send him out in 19th place.

But that action wasn’t done there. On Table 1, Gaurav Munjal (Premier Island Poker) was eliminated as well to leave 17 players remaining for the redraw.

18th: Gaurav Munjal (Premier Island Poker) – $624
19th: Phil Falcone (Riverchasers) – $533
20th: Brian Wohnig (Suit Up Poker) – $533
21st: Shana Black (The Poker Pub Arizona) – $533
22nd: Will Unruh (Eastern Poker Tour) – $533
23rd: Marianne Batchelor (KOntenders Poker) – $533
24th: Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) – $533
25th: Eric Bell (Riverchasers) – $533
26th: Kim Hanson (No Limit Pub Poker) – $533
27th: Brian Ng (Eastern Poker Tour) – $533

Bryan Jayroe (Suit Up Poker League)

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Oct 29 1:23 pm

Championship: Manny Avila Eliminated by Jesse Gutierrez

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 23

Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour)

Manny Avila has been on a nice run over the last year. The Eastern Poker Tour player finished second place in the East Coast Championship last year and followed that up with a Bar Poker Open Masters title this year. That Masters win gave Avila a guaranteed Day 2 seat in the Championship today but his run was cut short of another final table.

We missed the pre-flop action but Avila was all in for ~410,000 from the small blind and he was racing against big stack Jesse Gutierrez. Avila needed his to hold against but Gutierrez took the lead on the flop. The turn and river were no help and Avila was sent out in 24th place.

Jesse Gutierrez – 1,900,000

Jesse Gutierrez (KOntenders Poker USA)

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Oct 29 1:00 pm

Championship: Quick to Three Tables

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000/4,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 27

We are down to 27 players in the Championship with another level down and another table broken. Everyone is now guaranteed at least $533 and play should slow down as they begin to think about making a final table run.

28th: Luis Lopez (New York Free Poker) – $473
29th: Brian Ali (New York Free Poker) – $473
30th: Donald White (Kings & Queens Poker) – $473
31st: Allen Zimmerman (New York Free Poker) – $473
32nd: James Jones (Resort Poker League) – $473
33rd: Scott Campbell (No Limit Pub Poker) – $473
34th: Henry Vasquez (Premier Island Poker) – $473
35th: David Shankman (Eastern Poker Tour) – $473
36th: Angel Mendez (New York Free Poker) – $473

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Oct 29 12:33 pm

Championship: Mike Diaco Leads by Plenty

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000/4,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 28

Mike Diaco – Staten Island Poker

A quick look at the tables had us thinking Scott Barber (Riverchasers) had the biggest stack in the room. Then we made it over to Table 2 to find out that was incorrect. By a lot.

Barber is sitting comfortably with 1,260,000 but that huge stack is only good enough for second place as Staten Island Poker’s Mike Diaco has a castle worth 2,430,000. Nearly double that of Barber. He is in great position to push other players around and set himself up for the final table.

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