Oct 29 12:15 pm

Championship: Four Tables Remain

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000/4,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 36

The Championship is down to the last four tables

They are keeping their foot on the gas pedal in the Championship and the Day 2 field was cut in half in less than two hours. Only 36 players remain and they will continue at this pace until the final table eight is set for the live-stream.

37th: Martin Sams (Suit Up Poker) – $423
38th: Jason Hall (Texas Poker Tour) – $423
39th: Osvaldo Diaz (Eastern Poker Tour) – $423
40th: Benjamin Lamorte (No Limit Pub Poker) – $423
41st: Paul Resnick (KOntenders Poker) – $423
42nd: Tibor Vajda (New York Free Poker) – $423
43rd: Donald Holtz (Suit Up Poker) – $423
44th: Bob Griffin (Eastern Poker Tour) – $423
45th: Rance Strausbaugh (East Coast Poker) – $423
46th: Louis Urbano (Eastern Poker Tour) – $372
47th: Brian Lundy (Eastern Poker Tour) – $372
48th: Ryan Plump (Riverchasers) – $372
49th: Craig Hammerman (New York Free Poker) – $372
50th: James Lemire (Eastern Poker Tour) – $372

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Oct 29 11:34 am

Championship: Results from 51st Through 72nd

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 23: 12,000/24,000/3,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 50

The Championship has a fun, stacked rail

The action is crazy and fast and flying right along on a Monday morning. What started with eight tables is getting close to getting to five tables after only a few levels. Below is the first big list of those who cashed early today and more will join them before we make it to the final table.

51st: Robert Colton (Riverchasers) – $372
52nd: Slade Edmonds (Eastern Poker Tour) – $372
53rd: Ryan Chua (Eastern Poker Tour) – $372
54th: Lee Jaffe (Eastern Poker Tour) – $372
55th: Nicholas Sims (Eastern Poker Tour) – $332
56th: Scott Rogers (Suit Up Poker) – $332
57th: James Bowser (Riverchasers) – $332
58th: Sally Ritchie (Kings & Queens) – $332
59th: Betty Roberts (Riverchasers) – $332
60th: Erik Swenson (Premier Island Poker) – $332
61st: Irving Pimentel (Eastern Poker Tour) – $332
62nd: Geoffrey Harm (Eastern Poker Tour) – $332
63rd: G Dull (KOntenders Poker) – $332
64th: Mitch Augarten (Riverchasers) – $293
65th: Michael Klingerman (Riverchasers) – $293
66th: Anthony Degennaro (New York Free Poker) – $293
67th: Joshua Mordenti (Texas Poker Tour) – $293
68th: Hazel Jacobs (Suit Up Poker) – $293
69th: Emmanual Perez (New York Free Poker) – $293
70th: Michael Dalba (Atlantic Poker Tour) – $293
71st: Jonathan Gancitano (Staten Island Poker) – $293
72nd: John Kelly (Eastern Poker Tour) – $293

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Oct 29 11:09 am

Championship: Ryan Chua Eliminated; Tommy Genova Goes Big

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000/3,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 52

Ryan Chua

Ryan Chua was one of two former champions to make Day 2 but his run came to a quick end.

Action folded to him on the button, he moved all in for 223,000 and Brian Ng called in the small blind. Ng was ahead with but had to dodge the two live cards of Chua. The flop put Chua in the lead but it only lasted until the turn. The river completed the board and Ng had a big double while Chua was down to 37,000.

The rest of his chips went in the middle on the next hand after a raise to 65,000 from Mike Diaco. Not to be left out, Tommy Genova moved all in from the big blind for 179,000 and Diaco called with his big stack to put both at risk.

Chua:
Diaco:
Genova:

Genova had a monster and it only got better on the flop. The turned his boat and the other two players were drawing dead to the river. Chua was eliminated in 53rd place while Genova stacked up big.

Tommy Genova – 447,000

Tommy Genova

Ryan Chua

Brian Ng

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Oct 29 10:40 am

Championship: G Dull Runs into a Monster

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000/3,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 62

G Dull waits to see what happens

G Dull needed to find a big hand to double up his starting Day 2 short stack and moved all in early in the day. He found two callers with a chance to triple up. He tabled and was ahead of one opponent’s but he was in trouble against the of James Jones.

He called for a queen but missed the flop and lost an out on the turn. The river was not the one out he needed and our 2017 third-place finisher was gone in 63rd.

They lost one table in less than a level and we will update the results once things settle.

James Jones – 264,000

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Oct 29 10:14 am

Championship: Cards in the Air

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 72

Slade Edmonds unbags and stacks his chip lead

After a short delay to make sure everyone knew where they were seated, cards are in the air for the final day of the 2018 Bar Poker Open East Coast Championship. Only 72 remain but they are all in the money from the beginning of the day and guaranteed at least $293.

Everyone is chasing Slade Edmonds at the top of the counts and there are plenty of tough players still around.

They will continue playing today until only nine players remain. They will take a dinner break and return at 6pm to play for the Championship in front of the live-stream cameras.

Top ten returning stacks:

  1. Slade Edmonds – 717,000
  2. Michael Diaco – 645,000
  3. Scott Barber – 531,000
  4. Marianne Batchelor – 528,000
  5. Brian Ali – 518,000
  6. Jordan Fishman – 464,000
  7. Shana Black – 459,000
  8. James Lemire – 455,000
  9. Gaurav Munjal – 430,000
  10. Jesse Gutierrez – 391,000
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Oct 29 1:39 am

Championship: Day 2 by Table/Seat Draw

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 21: 8,000/16,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 72

TableSeatFIRST NAMELAST NAMELEAGUECHIP COUNT
11DONALDHOLTZSuit Up Poker League260,000
12BETTYROBERTSRiverchasers114,000
13JAMESLEMIREEastern Poker Tour455,000
14LUISMEDINAPremier Island Poker161,000
15HAZELJACOBSSuit Up Poker League32,000
16SCOTTBARBERRiverchasers531,000
17KIMHANSONNo Limit Pub Poker Tour90,000
18MICHAELDALBAAtlantic Poker Tour16,000
19WAYNETAUBEREastern Poker Tour166,000
21BRIANNGEastern Poker Tour360,000
22BENJAMINLAMORTENo Limit Pub Poker Tour228,000
23JONATHANGANCITANOStaten Island Poker League14,000
24CRAIGHAMMERMANNew York Free Poker335,000
25TOMMYGENOVAPremier Island Poker45,000
26MICHAELDIACOStaten Island Poker League645,000
27ALLENZIMMERMANNew York Free Poker125,000
28SALLYRITCHIEKings & Queens Poker League193,000
29RYANCHUAEastern Poker Tour195,000
31JOHNGERMANOEastern Poker Tour351,000
32BRIANWOHNIGSuit Up Poker League236,000
33WILLUNRUHEastern Poker Tour337,000
34ERIKSWENSENPremier Island Poker163,000
35BRENDAWILDERSuit Up Poker League218,000
36SLADEEDMONDSEastern Poker Tour717,000
37SCOTTROGERSSuit Up Poker League99,000
38BRIANALINew York Free Poker518,000
39LUISLOPEZNew York Free Poker358,000
41JAMESBOWSERRiverchasers76,000
42HENRYVASQUEZPremier Island Poker277,000
43ERICBELLRiverchasers258,000
44GEOFFREYHARMEastern Poker Tour65,000
45MANUELAVILAEastern Poker Tour240,000
46EMMANUELRODRIGUEZStaten Island Poker League274,000
47LINDARODRIGUESEastern Poker Tour316,000
48JOHNBEADYEastern Poker Tour333,000
49MICHAELKLINGERMANRiverchasers132,000
51PHILIPFALCONERiverchasers352,000
52BOBGRIFFINEastern Poker Tour122,000
53ANGELMENDEZNew York Free Poker220,000
54GDULLKOntenders Poker USA78,000
55LEEJAFFEEastern Poker Tour280,000
56JAMESJONESResort Poker League126,000
57RYANPLUMPRiverchasers338,000
58SCOTTCAMPBELLNo Limit Pub Poker Tour115,000
59STEVEHERSCHKOWITZPremier Island Poker340,000
61SHANABLACKThe Poker Pub Arizona459,000
62NATANLEVERTStaten Island Poker League34,000
63DONALDWHITEKings & Queens Poker League299,000
64PAULRESNICKKOntenders Poker USA61,000
65RANCESTRAUSBAUGH216,000
66MITCHELLAUGARTENRiverchasers78,000
67MARTINSAMSSuit Up Poker League103,000
68JORDANFISHMANEastern Poker Tour464,000
69SONYAHARRISONEastern Poker Tour268,000
71ANTHONYDEGENNARONew York Free Poker166,000
72OSVALDODIAZEastern Poker Tour369,000
73NICHOLASSIMSEastern Poker Tour166,000
74BRIANJAYROESuit Up Poker League297,000
75GAURAVMUNJALPremier Island Poker430,000
76ROBERTCOLTONRiverchasers216,000
77JASONHALLTexas Poker Tour284,000
78IRVINGPIMENTELEastern Poker Tour115,000
79TIBORVAJDANew York Free Poker342,000
81EMMANUELPEREZNew York Free Poker73,000
82LOUISURBANOEastern Poker Tour212,000
83MARIANNEBATCHELORKOntenders Poker USA528,000
84DAVIDSHANKMANEastern Poker Tour182,000
85JESSEGUTIERREZKOntenders Poker USA391,000
86JOHNKELLYEastern Poker Tour78,000
87PHILIPBELLUCCINew York Free Poker281,000
88JOSHUAMORDENTITexas Poker Tour137,000
89BRIANLUNDYEastern Poker Tour139,000
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Oct 29 1:39 am

Championship: Day 2 by Last Name

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 21: 8,000/16,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 72

TableSeatFIRST NAMELAST NAMELEAGUECHIP COUNT
38BRIANALINew York Free Poker518,000
66MITCHELLAUGARTENRiverchasers78,000
45MANUELAVILAEastern Poker Tour240,000
16SCOTTBARBERRiverchasers531,000
83MARIANNEBATCHELORKOntenders Poker USA528,000
48JOHNBEADYEastern Poker Tour333,000
43ERICBELLRiverchasers258,000
87PHILIPBELLUCCINew York Free Poker281,000
61SHANABLACKThe Poker Pub Arizona459,000
41JAMESBOWSERRiverchasers76,000
58SCOTTCAMPBELLNo Limit Pub Poker Tour115,000
29RYANCHUAEastern Poker Tour195,000
76ROBERTCOLTONRiverchasers216,000
18MICHAELDALBAAtlantic Poker Tour16,000
71ANTHONYDEGENNARONew York Free Poker166,000
26MICHAELDIACOStaten Island Poker League645,000
72OSVALDODIAZEastern Poker Tour369,000
54GDULLKOntenders Poker USA78,000
36SLADEEDMONDSEastern Poker Tour717,000
51PHILIPFALCONERiverchasers352,000
68JORDANFISHMANEastern Poker Tour464,000
23JONATHANGANCITANOStaten Island Poker League14,000
25TOMMYGENOVAPremier Island Poker45,000
31JOHNGERMANOEastern Poker Tour351,000
52BOBGRIFFINEastern Poker Tour122,000
85JESSEGUTIERREZKOntenders Poker USA391,000
77JASONHALLTexas Poker Tour284,000
24CRAIGHAMMERMANNew York Free Poker335,000
17KIMHANSONNo Limit Pub Poker Tour90,000
44GEOFFREYHARMEastern Poker Tour65,000
69SONYAHARRISONEastern Poker Tour268,000
59STEVEHERSCHKOWITZPremier Island Poker340,000
11DONALDHOLTZSuit Up Poker League260,000
15HAZELJACOBSSuit Up Poker League32,000
55LEEJAFFEEastern Poker Tour280,000
74BRIANJAYROESuit Up Poker League297,000
56JAMESJONESResort Poker League126,000
86JOHNKELLYEastern Poker Tour78,000
49MICHAELKLINGERMANRiverchasers132,000
22BENJAMINLAMORTENo Limit Pub Poker Tour228,000
13JAMESLEMIREEastern Poker Tour455,000
62NATANLEVERTStaten Island Poker League34,000
39LUISLOPEZNew York Free Poker358,000
89BRIANLUNDYEastern Poker Tour139,000
14LUISMEDINAPremier Island Poker161,000
53ANGELMENDEZNew York Free Poker220,000
88JOSHUAMORDENTITexas Poker Tour137,000
75GAURAVMUNJALPremier Island Poker430,000
21BRIANNGEastern Poker Tour360,000
81EMMANUELPEREZNew York Free Poker73,000
78IRVINGPIMENTELEastern Poker Tour115,000
57RYANPLUMPRiverchasers338,000
64PAULRESNICKKOntenders Poker USA61,000
28SALLYRITCHIEKings & Queens Poker League193,000
12BETTYROBERTSRiverchasers114,000
47LINDARODRIGUESEastern Poker Tour316,000
46EMMANUELRODRIGUEZStaten Island Poker League274,000
37SCOTTROGERSSuit Up Poker League99,000
67MARTINSAMSSuit Up Poker League103,000
84DAVIDSHANKMANEastern Poker Tour182,000
73NICHOLASSIMSEastern Poker Tour166,000
65RANCESTRAUSBAUGH216,000
34ERIKSWENSENPremier Island Poker163,000
19WAYNETAUBEREastern Poker Tour166,000
33WILLUNRUHEastern Poker Tour337,000
82LOUISURBANOEastern Poker Tour212,000
79TIBORVAJDANew York Free Poker342,000
42HENRYVASQUEZPremier Island Poker277,000
63DONALDWHITEKings & Queens Poker League299,000
35BRENDAWILDERSuit Up Poker League218,000
32BRIANWOHNIGSuit Up Poker League236,000
27ALLENZIMMERMANNew York Free Poker125,000
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Oct 29 1:38 am

Championship: Day 2 Chip Counts

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 21: 8,000/16,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 72

TableSeatFIRST NAMELAST NAMELEAGUECHIP COUNT
36SLADEEDMONDSEastern Poker Tour717,000
26MICHAELDIACOStaten Island Poker League645,000
16SCOTTBARBERRiverchasers531,000
83MARIANNEBATCHELORKOntenders Poker USA528,000
38BRIANALINew York Free Poker518,000
68JORDANFISHMANEastern Poker Tour464,000
61SHANABLACKThe Poker Pub Arizona459,000
13JAMESLEMIREEastern Poker Tour455,000
75GAURAVMUNJALPremier Island Poker430,000
85JESSEGUTIERREZKOntenders Poker USA391,000
72OSVALDODIAZEastern Poker Tour369,000
21BRIANNGEastern Poker Tour360,000
39LUISLOPEZNew York Free Poker358,000
51PHILIPFALCONERiverchasers352,000
31JOHNGERMANOEastern Poker Tour351,000
79TIBORVAJDANew York Free Poker342,000
59STEVEHERSCHKOWITZPremier Island Poker340,000
57RYANPLUMPRiverchasers338,000
33WILLUNRUHEastern Poker Tour337,000
24CRAIGHAMMERMANNew York Free Poker335,000
48JOHNBEADYEastern Poker Tour333,000
47LINDARODRIGUESEastern Poker Tour316,000
63DONALDWHITEKings & Queens Poker League299,000
74BRIANJAYROESuit Up Poker League297,000
77JASONHALLTexas Poker Tour284,000
87PHILIPBELLUCCINew York Free Poker281,000
55LEEJAFFEEastern Poker Tour280,000
42HENRYVASQUEZPremier Island Poker277,000
46EMMANUELRODRIGUEZStaten Island Poker League274,000
69SONYAHARRISONEastern Poker Tour268,000
11DONALDHOLTZSuit Up Poker League260,000
43ERICBELLRiverchasers258,000
45MANUELAVILAEastern Poker Tour240,000
32BRIANWOHNIGSuit Up Poker League236,000
22BENJAMINLAMORTENo Limit Pub Poker Tour228,000
53ANGELMENDEZNew York Free Poker220,000
35BRENDAWILDERSuit Up Poker League218,000
65RANCESTRAUSBAUGHEastern Poker Tour216,000
76ROBERTCOLTONRiverchasers216,000
82LOUISURBANOEastern Poker Tour212,000
29RYANCHUAEastern Poker Tour195,000
28SALLYRITCHIEKings & Queens Poker League193,000
84DAVIDSHANKMANEastern Poker Tour182,000
71ANTHONYDEGENNARONew York Free Poker166,000
73NICHOLASSIMSEastern Poker Tour166,000
19WAYNETAUBEREastern Poker Tour166,000
34ERIKSWENSENPremier Island Poker163,000
14LUISMEDINAPremier Island Poker161,000
89BRIANLUNDYEastern Poker Tour139,000
88JOSHUAMORDENTITexas Poker Tour137,000
49MICHAELKLINGERMANRiverchasers132,000
56JAMESJONESResort Poker League126,000
27ALLENZIMMERMANNew York Free Poker125,000
52BOBGRIFFINEastern Poker Tour122,000
58SCOTTCAMPBELLNo Limit Pub Poker Tour115,000
78IRVINGPIMENTELEastern Poker Tour115,000
12BETTYROBERTSRiverchasers114,000
67MARTINSAMSSuit Up Poker League103,000
37SCOTTROGERSSuit Up Poker League99,000
17KIMHANSONNo Limit Pub Poker Tour90,000
54GDULLKOntenders Poker USA78,000
66MITCHELLAUGARTENRiverchasers78,000
86JOHNKELLYEastern Poker Tour78,000
41JAMESBOWSERRiverchasers76,000
81EMMANUELPEREZNew York Free Poker73,000
44GEOFFREYHARMEastern Poker Tour65,000
64PAULRESNICKKOntenders Poker USA61,000
25TOMMYGENOVAPremier Island Poker45,000
62NATANLEVERTStaten Island Poker League34,000
15HAZELJACOBSSuit Up Poker League32,000
18MICHAELDALBAAtlantic Poker Tour16,000
23JONATHANGANCITANOStaten Island Poker League14,000
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Oct 29 1:25 am

Event 6: The Final 3 Make a Deal, Sal Anastasio Takes the Trophy

(L to R) Manny Avila, Sal Anastasio, Diane LePera

Event 6 of the Bar Poker Open is the $220+$30 Monster Stack NLH $25,000 Guaranteed. There were 105 total entries and when it was down to the final three they agreed to a deal.

The players agreed to split the remaining prize pool evenly and Sal Anastasio who held the lead takes home his first Bar Poker Open trophy and $4,538.

Manny Avila (Eastern Poker Tour) will take second for $4,538 and Diane LePera is our 3rd place Event 6 finisher taking home $4,537.

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Oct 29 12:36 am

Plenty of Fun at Gypsy Bar

(L to R) Glenn McCrory, Jeff Maynard, Andrew Griffith

Plenty of familiar face turned out for the Bar Poker Open players party at Gypsy Bar. The drinks were flowing and the dance floor was packed here at the Borgata after Day 1B of the Championship wrapped up.

Day 2 Bar Poker Open Championship chip leader Slade Edmonds

Overall Championship chip leader Slade Edmonds was in attendance as well as our Day 1B chip leader Michael Diaco as well as plenty of players from all of the Bar Poker leagues throughout the country.

Dave Freeston (left) and Day 1B chip leader Michael Diaco (middle)

Many of the players called it an early night and headed to bed to get some rest with Day 2 Bar Open Championship play kicking off at 10 A.M. but there was plenty of fun to be had for all before last call. 

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