Capital Region Classic Full Results

       Capital Region Classic NL Hold’em (Re-Entry) 5/23/2018-5/27/2018
Day 1 Buy-in: $260 640
Day 2 Buy-in: $1,100 25
Total Players: 665 Prize Pool :   $    160,600.00
Place First Name Last Name Hometown State Prize
1 Vito Masi Latham NY $15,811.00
2 Stephen Posa Albany NY $15,200.00
3 Flynn Kroft Ballston Lake NY $14,237.00
4 Matthew Pierce Albany NY $12,509.00
5 Dennis Zollo Pine Bush NY $11,925.00
6 Patrick Whitman Clifton Park NY $10,360.00
7 Carl Diveglia Albany NY $10,000.00
8 Eric Einbinder Latham NY $7,627.00
9 Autumn Hayes Latham NY $5,747.00
10 William Manzueta Gansevoort NY $2,136.00
11 John Yanni New Windsor NY $2,136.00
12 Lucio Procopio Liverpool NY $2,136.00
13 Nicholas Wildman Rensselaer NY $1,686.00
14 Thomas Darrigo Minoa NY $1,686.00
15 Edward Harris BriarCliff Manor NY $1,686.00
16 Sean Barringer Saugerties NY $1,365.00
17 Gerald Edwards Schenectady NY $1,365.00
18 Brian Premo Troy NY $1,365.00
19 Jeffrey Higgins Northborough MA $1,092.00
20 Patrick Gray Schenectady NY $1,092.00
21 Raman Brar Clifton Park NY $1,092.00
22 Rassul Williams South Burlington VT $1,092.00
23 Gibert Taverasgarcia Utica NY $1,092.00
24 Daniel Fogg Schenectady NY $1,092.00
25 Thomas Richardson Mechanicville NY $1,092.00
26 Jacques Capone Northville NY $1,092.00
27 Brandon Lamora Albany NY $1,092.00
28 Evan Gentile East Greenbush NY $915.00
29 Michio Cohen Albany NY $915.00
30 Ghulam Akbari Schenectady NY $915.00
31 Jared Woodell Glens Falls NY $915.00
32 Daniel Leaman Chatham NY $915.00
33 Christopher Mayo Ballston Lake NY $915.00
34 Jared Finke Altamont NY $915.00
35 John Kasinki Newburgh NY $915.00
36 James Hundt Point Lookout NY $915.00
37 Johanssy Joseph Vernon Rockville CT $787.00
38 Joanne Kozel Stuyvesant Falls NY $787.00
39 Michael Richards Cropseyville NY $787.00
40 Anthony Serino Hyde Park NY $787.00
41 Joseph Moncur Albany NY $787.00
42 Jason Staalesen Schenectady NY $787.00
43 Nicola Piccirillo Schenectady NY $787.00
44 Anthony Casale Gloversville NY $787.00
45 Ronald Miller Jr Clifton Park NY $787.00
46 Harsha Wijesuriya Albany NY $691.00
47 Jennifer Mumby Troy NY $691.00
48 Ralph Varick Manchester VT $691.00
49 Larry Spraker Rexford NY $691.00
50 Mateus Martins De Almeida Germantown MD $691.00
51 Phillip Heidel Lanesborough MA $691.00
52 Nathan Torrance Liverpool NY $691.00
53 Joseph Weppler Voorheesville NY $691.00
54 James Gerow Amsterdam NY $691.00
55 Jason Tracey Clifton Park NY $626.00
56 Eric Bresee Saratoga Springs NY $626.00
57 William Andrews Adams MA $626.00
58 Keith Loeffler Kingston NY $626.00
59 Mark Crandall Schenectady NY $626.00
60 Paul Young Saratoga Springs NY $626.00
61 Neil Hanafin Greenfield Center NY $626.00
62 John Phillips Saratoga Springs NY $626.00
63 Joseph Rice Waterford NY $626.00
64 Joseph Sicko Waterford NY $578.00
65 James Hence Syracuse NY $578.00
66 Tyler Yager Hoosick Falls NY $578.00
67 Raymond White Troy NY $578.00
68 Thomas Flynn Johnstown NY $578.00
69 Steven Giardino Albany NY $578.00
70 Deborah Holmstedt Albany NY $578.00
71 Max Wiosna Manchester CT $578.00

Day 2: The Final 9 Make a Deal, Vito Masi Takes the Trophy and $15,811

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 26: 30,000/60,000/10,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 9

(L to R) Matt Pierce, Eric Einbinder, Dennis Zollo, Flynn Kroft, Carl DiVeglia III, Autumn Hayes, Steve Posa, Pat Whitman, Vito Masi (Seated)

With the elimination of Will Manzueta in 10th place the final nine players agreed to stop the clock and discuss a deal. The stacks were counted down and it didn’t take long for an adjusted payout agreement to be reached.

Vito Masi who held the chip lead at the time of the deal will take home $15,811 and the Capital Region Classic trophy.

Below is a full look at the stacks at the time of the deal and what each player will be taking home.

1. Vito Masi- 3,440,000 ($15,811+Trophy)
2. Steve Posa- 3,185,000 ($15,200)
3. Flynn Kroft- 2,835,000 ($14,237)
4. Matt Pierce- 2,205,000 ($12,509)
5. Dennis Zollo- 2,020,000 ($11,925)
6. Pat Whitman- 1,565,000 ($10,360)
7. Carl DiVeglia III- 1,450,000 ($10,000)
8. Eric Einbinder- 900,000 ($7,627)
9. Autumn Hayes- 525,000 ($5,747)

Day 2: 10th Place- Will Manzueta ($2,136)

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 9

Will Manzueta

Will Manzueta got his last 325,000 all in preflop holding 6♣️6♦️. He was outflopped by the A♠️10♦️ of Eric Einbinder on the A♣️8♦️K♣️ flop. The turn 3♥️ and river K♦️ were no help to Manzueta and he’s our 10th place finisher taking home $2,136.

Eric Einbinder- 2,100,000
Will Manzueta- Eliminated in 10th Place ($2,136)

Day 2: Final Table Set, Steve Posa Leads

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 10

Steve Posa

With the elimination of John Yanni in 11th the Capital Region Classic final table is now set and Steve Posa is leading the way with 3,600,000. Matt Pierce sits in second with 3,025,000 and Vito Masi rounds out the top three chip stacks with 2,750,000.

The players will battle it out here in the Van Slyck’s tournament area for the $33,892 and the Capital Region Classic trophy.

Below is a full look at the final table chip counts and seating assignments as well as what’s at stake.

Seat 1. Eric Einbinder- 1,375,000
Seat 2. Steve Posa- 3,600,000
Seat 3. Autumn Hayes- 600,000
Seat 4. Will Manzueta- 440,000
Seat 5. Dennis Zollo- 2,140,000
Seat 6. Vito Masi- 2,750,000
Seat 7. Flynn Kroft- 1,150,000
Seat 8. Pat Whitman- 1,900,000
Seat 9. Matt Pierce- 3,025,000
Seat 10. Carl DiVeglia III- 1,250,000

1. $33,892+Trophy
2. $21,440
3. $13,972
4. $10,230
5. $7,645
6. $5,749
7. $4,417
8. $3,389
9. $2,682
10. $2,136

Day 2: 11th Place- John Yanni ($2,136)

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 10

John Yanni

The action folds to John Yanni in the small blind and he moves all in for about 600,000. Matt Pierce snap calls from the big blind and the hands are shown.

Pierce: Q♥️Q♣️
Yanni: A♠️10♦️

The dealer fans the 10♥️8♣️2♣️ flop and Yanni pairs his ten but will need to improve against the pocket queens of Pierce. The turn 5♣️ and river J♥️ are no help to Yanni and he is our 11th place finisher earning $2,136.

Matt Pierce- 3,025,000
John Yanni- Eliminated in 11th Place ($2,136)

 

Day 2: Posa Eliminates Procopio

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 11

Lou Procopio

Lou Procopio raises to 100,000 from late position and Steve Posa reraises to 235,000 from the small blind. Procopio calls and they go heads up to the 9♦️4♦️4♥️ flop. 

Posa leads out with a bet of 450,000 and Procopio moves all in for about 650,000. Posa quickly calls turning over his A♥️A♣️ and Procopio turns over A♦️10♦️ for the nut flush draw.

The turn 2♥️ and river 3♥️ are no help to Procopio who is sent to the rail and Posa moves into the chip lead with just 11 players remaining.

Steve Posa- 4,000,000
Lou Procopio- Eliminated in 12th Place ($2,136)

 

Day 2: Pierce Eliminates Wildman

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 12

Nick Wildman

Matt Pierce raises to 100,000 from under the gun and Nick Wildman reraises to 235,000 from the small blind. Pierce calls and they go heads up to the K♠️7♣️2♣️ flop. Wildman check calls a bet of 400,000 from Pierce and the turn is the K♦️.

Wildman again checks to Pierce who moves all in and Wildman calls for his last 780,000. Pierce turns over A♦️K♣️ for trip kings and Wildman shows Q♦️Q♥️.

The 10♥️ completes the board and Wildman’s impressive run comes to an end in 13th place.

Matt Pierce- 3,600,000
Nick Wildman- Eliminated in 13th Place ($1,686)

Day 2: Tom Darrigo Hits the Rail

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 13

Tom Darrigo

Will Manzueta raises to 170,000 and Tom Darrigo moves all in for his last 675,000. Nick Wildman puts his last 650,000 in the pot from the big blind and Manzueta folds. Darrigo tables his 9♣️9♠️ but is dominated by the K♦️K♥️ of Wildman.

Darrigo fails to improve on the Q♥️10♥️8♠️7♦️5♦️ runout and is left with just 25,000. He is eliminated in 14th place the very next and will take home $1,686 for his efforts.

 

Day 2: Dennis Zollo Nearing the Top

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 15

Dennis Zollo

Dennis Zollo has been flying a bit under the radar here on Day 2 but that is no longer the case. Zollo scooped a monster pot when he rivered the Broadway straight against the set of eights of Autum Hayes. He continues to climb and it now up to nearly 2,000,000 with just 15 players left in the hunt.

Day 2: Jerry Edwards Eliminated

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 16

Jerry Edwards

Jerry Edwards has just been eliminated when he moved all in from under the gun for his last 425,000 holding AQ. Steve Posa made the call with AK and Edwards could not improve. Posa chips up to 1,900,000 and Edwards is eliminated in 17th place taking home $1,365 for his efforts.

Day 2: Nick Wildman Still in the Hunt

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 17

Nick Wildman

Nick Wildman was the third place finisher in last May’s Capital Region Classic and earned a hefty payday of over $20,000. He followed that up with another Capital Region Classic cash in August finishing 46th for $744.

Wildman was right back at it here in the Monster Stack NLH event and once again he found himself at the final table. He would eventually hit the rail in 6th earning nearly $7,000 in the process.

Wildman is still in the hunt with just 17 players remaining and sitting behind a healthy stack of over 1,200,000. Once again he has his sights set on another final table and has already notched his fourth Rivers tournament cash in as many events.

Day 2: Einbinder Doubles Through Pierce

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 23: 15,000/30,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 17

Eric Einbinder

Matt Pierce raises to 65,000 from early positon and Ed Harris calls. With the action on Eric Einbinder in the small blind he moves all in for 325,000. Pierce makes the call and Harris quickly folds.

Einbinder: A♣️9♦️
Pierce: K♦️J♦️

The board runs out A♥️K♣️8♥️4♣️4♠️ and Einbinder lets out a fist pump as he pairs his ace to on the flop to double up.

Eric Einbinder- 770,000
Matt Pierce- 1,300,000

Day 2: Kroft Doubles Through Whitman

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 23: 15,000/30,000/5,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 18

Flynn Kroft

In one of the first hands back from dinner break chip leader Pat Whitman raises to 75,000 from late position. Flynn Kroft is next to act and he re-raises to 175,000. It folds back to Whitman who moves all in and Kroft snap calls for his last 635,000.

Kroft: A♠️K♠️
Whitman: A♦️J♣️

The dealer spreads the 10♠️7♠️2♠️ flop and Kroft flops the nut flush leaving Whitman drawing dead. The meaningless  7♣️ and 9♠️ complete the board and Kroft secures the double up.

Flynn Kroft- 1,360,000
Pat Whitman- 2,000,000

Day 2: Pat Whitman Leads the Final 18 on Dinner Break

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 22: 12,000/24,000/4,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 18

Pat Whitman

We are down to the final 18 players here on Day 2 of the Capital Region Classic. They are now on a one hour dinner break and it’s Pat Whitman leading the way with 2,350,000.

Below is a look at the updated chip counts and seating assignments from our final two tables. We will pick back up on all of the live action when play resumes at approximately 8:35 P.M.

Table 1

Seat 1. Tom Darrigo- 585,000
Seat 2. Vito Masi- 1,043,000
Seat 3. Eric Einbinder- 370,000
Seat 4. Ryan Premo- 440,000
Seat 5. Nick Wildman- 1,240,000
Seat 6. John Yanni- 500,000
Seat 7. Matt Pierce- 1,200,000
Seat 8. Ed Harris- 1,200,000
Seat 9. Will Manzueta- 635,000

Table 2

Seat 1. Flynn Kroft- 745,000
Seat 2. Lou Procopio- 1,980,000
Seat 3. Dennis Zollo- 740,000
Seat 4. Jerry Edwards- 588,000
Seat 5. Carl DiVeglia III- 1,070,000
Seat 6. Sean Barringer- 405,000
Seat 7. Steve Posa- 1,450,000
Seat 8. Autumn Hayes- 1,150,000
Seat 9. Pat Whitman- 2,350,000

Day 2: Recent Eliminations

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 22: 12,000/24,000/4,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 22

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia

22. Rassul Williams ($1,092)
23. Gilberto Taveras-Garcia ($1,092)
24. Daniel Fogg ($1,092)
25. Thomas Richardson ($1,092)
26. Jaques Capone ($1,092)
27. Brandon Lamora ($1,092)
28. Evan Gentile ($915)
29. Michio Cohen ($915)
30. Ghulam Akbari ($915)
31. Jared Woodell ($915)
32. Daniel Leaman ($915)
33. Chris Mayo ($915)
34. Jared Finke ($915)
35. John Kasinki ($915)
36. James Hundt Jr. ($915)
37. Johanssy Joseph ($787)
38. Joanne Kozel ($787)
39. Michael Richards ($787)
40. Anthony Serino ($787)
41. Joe Moncur ($787)
42. Jason Staalesen ($787)
43. Nicola Piccirillo ($787)
44. Anthony Casel ($787)
45. Ron Miller Jr. ($787)

Day 2: Quad Sixes for Pat Whitman

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 22: 12,000/24,000/4,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 24

Pat Whitman

Pat Whitman and Rassul Williams are heads up on the 8♣️6♥️2♥️ flop and Whitman check calls a bet of 175,000 from Williams. The turn is the 9♣️ and Whitman moves all in for 625,000.

Williams snap calls turning over A♥️8♥️ for middle pair and the nut flush but will need to improve against the 6♣️6♠️ of Whitman.

The river is the 6♦️ improving Whitman to quad sixes and he vaults to the top of the chip counts.

Pat Whitman- 1,700,000
Rassul Williams- 650,000

 

Day 2: Lou Procopio Leads the Final 27

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 21: 10,000/20,000/3,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 27

Lou Procopio

Lou Procopio is making the most of his Day 2 Capital Region Classic buy-in and has moved into the chip lead with 1,500,000 and just 27 players remaining. Eric Einbinder sits in second with 1,200,000 and both Flynn Kroft and Jerry Edwards are hovering around the million chip mark.

Flynn Kroft

They are now all guaranteed at least $1,092 and will battle it out into the late night hours until our newest Capital Region Classic Champion is crowned. One lucky winner will be taking home the $33,892 first place prize money along with the trophy.

Below is an updated look at how the chip stacks are shaping up from around the field. A full list of all of the updated chip counts will be posted when the final two tables are reached.

Lou Procopio- 1,500,000
Eric Einbinder- 1,200,000
Jerry Edwards- 1,000,000
Flynn Kroft- 1,000,000
Autumn Hayes- 960,000
Pat Whitman- 925,000
Rassul Williams- 875,000
John Yanni- 850,000
Dan Fogg- 725,000
Jeff Higgins- 710,000
Carl DiVeglia III- 700,000
Gilberto Taveras-Garcia- 675,000
Sean Barringer- 615,000
Ed Harris- 450,000
Dennis Zollo- 357,000

Day 2: Einbinder Eliminates Hundt Jr.

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 19: 6,000/12,000/2,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 35

Eric Einbinder

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia limps in from the hi-jack and James Hundt Jr. moves all in for about 170,000. With the action on Eric Einbinder in the big blind he moves all in for about 900,000. Taveras-Garcia quickly folds and the hands are shown.

Einbinder: A♠️K♦️
Hundt Jr.: A♣️8♦️

James Hundt Jr.

The dealer fans the Q♣️8♥️10♣️ flop and Hundt Jr. pairs his eight to take the lead but Einbinder picks up a gutshot straight draw. The J♦️ hits the turn improving Einbinder to the Broadway straight leaving Hundt Jr. drawing dead. The meaningless 3♦️ hits the river earning Einbinder the pot and the knockout.

Eric Einbinder- 1,100,000
James Hundt Jr.- Eliminated in 36th Place ($915)

Day 2: Vito Masi Folds Pocket Kings Pre-Flop Correctly

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 19: 6,000/12,000/2,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 37

Vito Masi

Vito Masi limps in from under the gun and Tom Darrigo raises to 37,000. The player in the big blind calls and Masi he re-raises to 112,000.

With the action back on Darrigo he moves all in for his last 429,000. Masi thinks it over for a bit and to the surprise of most of the table he folds his K♠️K♥️ face up.

Darrigo cracks a smile and turns over A♥️A♦️ showing that Masi did indeed make the correct laydown.

Tom Darrigo- 614,000
Vito Masi- 700,000

Tom Darrigo

Day 2: Mayo Sends One to the Rail

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 19: 6,000/12,000/2,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 37

Chris Mayo

The action folds around to Chris Mayo in the cutoff and he moves all in for about 150,000. The player in the small blind puts his last 60,000 in the pot and the big blind quickly folds.

Mayo: A♣️2♣️
Opponent: A♥️9♣️

The dealer fans the 8♣️7♣️7♠️ flop and Mayo picks up the nut flush draw. Mayo pairs his deuce to take the lead when the 2♥️ hits the turn and the 7♦️ completes the board. Mayo improves to a full house to pick up the pot and earn the knockout.

Chris Mayo- 240,000

Day 2: Autumn Hayes Nearing a Million

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 5,000/10,000/1,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 45

Autumn Hayes

The Day 2 Capital Region Classic field is thinning fast and there are plenty of big stacks starting to emerge. Jerry Edwards was the first player to cross the million chip mark and he’s still in the lead with about 1,500,000.

Edwards is the only player currently over a million but Autumn Hayes is right on his heels. Hayes started the day in the middle of the pack with 159,000 but she is now sitting behind a massive stack of 970,000 with just 45 players left in the hunt.

Day 2: Edwards Straightens Out Loeffler to Take the Lead

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 56

Jerry Edwards just scooped a massive pot moments ago to move into the chip lead. Three players saw a flop of J♠️10♣️9♠️ and all of the chips went in the middle.

The late position player who was all in for 74,000 showed A♦️J♣️ for and Keith Loeffler who started the hand with over 300,000 tabled 10♠️8♠️ for a pair and an open ended straight flush draw.

Loeffler would need to improve as Edwards turned over K♥️Q♣️ for the flopped nut straight. The turn 4♥️ and river A♣️ sealed the deal for Edwards who drags in the massive pot and sends both players to the rail.

Edwards is now up to 1,200,000 and has taken chip lead as the players head out on a 10 minute color up break.

Day 2: Jerry Edwards Climbing

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 65

Jerry Edwards

Jerry Edwards fell just shy of winning the Capital Region Classic last year in May finishing in 2nd place for over $32,000. He was back again this year and managed to put one of the biggest Day 1 chip stacks in the bag with 247,000.

Edwards has been a man on a mission today and gaining ground on  chip leader Gilberto Taveras-Garcia. He has moved into second on the chip counts with 650,000 trailing only the chip leader who is playing close to 800,000.

Day 2: Varick Busts Blumstein to Burst the Bubble

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 71

Scott Blumstein

A short stacked Scott Blumstein moves all in for his last 30,000 on the 10♠️5♦️4♥️ flop and Ralph Varick calls. Joe Rice makes the call and both players check the 5♥️ turn card and the 6♣️ river.

Blumstein shows 10♦️7♣️ for top pair but Varick turns over J♣️J♦️ for an over pair. Rice flashes his 8♦️8♣️ before tossing his hand into the muck and Varick sends the reigning WSOP Main Event champion to the rail on the money bubble.

With the elimination of Blumstein the remaining 71 players are now all in the money and guaranteed at least $578 for their efforts.

Ralph Varick

Ralph Varick- 250,000
Scott Blumstein- Eliminated

 

Day 2: Updated Chip Counts

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 3,000/6,000/1,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 77

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia- 710,000
Joe Weppler- 550,000
Jerry Edwards- 480,000
Ed “WSOP” Harris- 480,000
Anthony Serino- 440,000
James Hundt Jr.- 455,000
Autumn Hayes- 410,000
Jeff Higgins- 340,000
Keith Loeffler- 325,000
Carl DiVeglia III- 320,000
Lou Procopio- 320,000
John Yanni- 300,000
Joe Moncur- 290,000
Jaques Capone- 230,000
Dennis Zollo- 225,000
Johannsy Joseph- 220,000
Dan Fogg- 195,000
Michio Cohen- 180,000
Deborah Holmstedt- 175,000
Scott Blumstein- 120,000

Day 2: Taveras-Garcia Holding Strong at the Top

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 3,000/6,000/1,000
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 84

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia continues to drag in pot after pot here on Day 2 picking up right where he left off on Day 1. He came into Day 2 play with 430,000 and the chip lead and he’s holding strong at the top of the chip counts.

Taveras-Garcia is now up to 700,000 and is still pacing the field as we inch closer to the money. We will be taking a look at some updated chip counts from the field in just a few moments here on the Rivers Poker blog.

Day 2: Final Payouts, $33,892 Up Top

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 90

The Capital Region Classic drew a total of 665 entries creating a prize pool of $160,600. The final 71 players will all make the money and be guaranteed at least $578. One lucky winner will be taking home $33,892 along with the Rivers Poker trophy.

Below is a full look at the final Capital Region Classic payouts.

1. $33,892+Trophy
2. $21,440
3. $13,972
4. $10,230
5. $7,645
6. $5,749
7. $4,417
8. $3,389
9. $2,682
10-12. $2,136
13-15. $1,686
16-18. $1,365
19-27. $1,092
28-36. $915
37-45. $787
46-54. $691
55-63. $626
64-71. $578

Day 2: Big Stacks Emerging

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 110

Carl DiVeglia III

James Hundt Jr.

The chips have been flying here on Day 2 and there are plenty of big stacks emerging. Both James Hundt Jr. and Carl DiVeglia III are chipping up fast and are now over 400,000. Tournament registration and re-entry are now closed and the field is thinning fast as we inch closer to the money bubble.

Day 2: Registration Closed, 665 Total Entries

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 110

The Day 2 players have returned from their break and the cards are back in the air. Tournament registration and re-entry is now closed and there are 665 total Capital Region Classic entries. There is more than $160,000 in the prize pool and the tournament payouts are now being finalized and will be posted here on the blog shortly.

Day 2: Last Chance to Register

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 2,000/4,000/500
Total Entries: 665
Players Remaining: 115

The Day 2 players are now on a 10 minute break and tournament registration and re-entry will be closing when play resumes. There are currently 665 entries and counting and there’s already more than $130,000 in the prize pool.

Don’t miss your very last chance to get in all of the action as we will be crowing our newest Capital Region Classic champion here tonight.

Day 2: Taveras-Garcia and Loeffler Nearing Half a Million

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 14: 2,000/4,000/500
Total Entries: 660
Players Remaining: 125

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia started Day 2 at the top of the chip counts with 430,000 and he has continued to add to his stack. Taveras-Garcia was all alone at the top of the chip counts but that is no longer the case.

Keith Loeffler

Keith Loeffler who bagged the Day 1D chip lead with 262,500 is off to a red hot start. He has quickly chipped up to 475,000 and is now in contention for the chip lead as we approach the first break of the day.

Day 2: Shaun Deeb Takes His Seat

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/500
Total Entries: 660
Players Remaining: 130

Shaun Deeb

The Day 2 Capital Region Classic field is still growing and there are already 20 Day 2 entries and counting. Shaun Deeb is among the latest wave of players to take their seats and the two time WSOP bracelet winner is no stranger to the Capital Region Classic.

Deeb bought in on Day 2 of August’s Capital Region Classic and wasted no time chipping up. He tripled up early holding pocket kings and never looked back. There were 733 total entries but when the dust settled Deeb was the last man standing taking home over $36,000 and his first Rivers Poker title.

He is already mixing it up in plenty of pots here today as he tries to become the first two time Capital Region Classic Champion.

Day 2: Higgins Shoves the River

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/500
Total Entries: 660
Players Remaining: 130

Jeff Higgins

Jonte Sutton raises to 6,500 from the hi-jack position and Jeff Higgins re-raises to 16,000 from the big blind. Sutton makes the call and they go heads up to the 8♥️6♣️2♥️ flop.

Higgins continues with a bet of 17,500 and Sutton calls. The dealer burns and turns the 5♠️ and both players quickly check.

The river is the 9♣️ and Higgins moves all in for about 150,000. Sutton slides his hand face down into the muck and Higgins adds to his stack.

Jeff Higgins- 225,000
Jonte Sutton- 140,000

Day 2: Blumstein Back At It

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/500
Total Entries: 650
Players Remaining: 140

Scott Blumstein

The reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion Scott Blumstein made his Rivers Poker debut late last night in the final flight of our Capital Region Classic. Blumstein was eliminated in one of the last hands of the night but he is right back among the early arrivals here on Day 2.

He is already putting his 100,000 chip Day 2 starting stack to work and we will be keeping a close eye on his progress as the tournament progresses.

 

Day 2: Play Resumes, Gilberto Taveras-Garcia Leads

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/500
Total Entries: 645
Players Remaining: 141

Gilberto Taveras-Garcia

The Day 2 Capital Region Classic players have taken their seats and the cards are back in the air. Tournament registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of level 15 or approximately 1:35 P.M.

Just 136 players from the previous flight are returning and it’s Gilberto Taveras-Garcia leading the way with a massive stack of 430,000.

We will now be picking up on all of the live Day 2 tournament action here on the Rivers Poker Blog.

Day 2 Chips Counts and Seating Assignments

There have been a total of 640 Capital Region Classic entries and 136 players are returning for Day 2. Gilberto Taveras-Garcia is leading the way with 430,000.

Tables 1-16 will be located in the Poker Room and tables 17-27 will be in the Van Slyck’s tournament area. Below is the full list of all the Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments.

Day 2 Chip Counts Alphabetically 

CAPITAL REGION CLASSIC DAY 2  ALPHA
BUY IN: $260
TOTAL PLAYER: 640 PLAYERS LEFT: 136
TOTAL CHIPS:                   16,000,000 AVERAGE CHIPS:                 117,647
FIRST LAST NAME CITY STATE CHIP COUNT TABLE SEAT
Noha Ali Albany NY 102,500 19 6
William Andrews Adams MA 131,000 4 5
Anthony Angerami Delmar NY 163,000 26 4
A Anonymous 5,500 21 6
Curtis Bailey Troy NY 40,000 27 5
Brian Ballentine Liverpool NY 68,500 7 8
Sean Barringer Saugerties NY 143,500 23 6
Scott Batchelor Schenectady NY 67,500 27 4
Charles Beck Troy NY 52,500 11 1
Bradley Becker Cazenovia NY 213,500 7 5
Joseph Bezjian Wynantskill NY 54,500 4 1
Walter Bogdonowicz Albany NY 127,000 24 5
Justin Bradway Averill Park NY 25,000 20 7
Raman Brar Clifton Park NY 120,500 4 2
Eric Bresee Saratoga Springs NY 63,000 16 4
Joseph Cannon West Hurley NY 48,500 8 7
Jacques Capone Northville NY 229,000 17 4
Anthony Casale Gloversville NY 132,000 23 2
Michael Casey Albany NY 145,000 4 4
Eric Collier Pepperell MA 33,000 24 7
Mark Crandall Schenectady NY 100,500 19 2
Robert Crane Kingston NY 136,500 25 7
Tony Cu Utica NY 75,000 11 2
Edward Cummins Modena NY 66,500 24 6
Thomas Darrigo Minoa NY 89,500 19 1
Ashley Deeb Wynantskill NY 129,000 22 5
Travis Dickson Kingston NY 141,500 18 7
Carl Diveglia Albany NY 236,000 19 7
Lucian Dublea Troy NY 242,000 3 6
Todd Dugan Cohoes NY 79,500 22 4
Gerald Edwards Schenectady NY 247,000 22 1
Eric Einbinder Latham NY 145,500 8 5
Thomas Ernst Greenville NY 173,500 11 4
Bruce Fellows Clifton Park NY 26,500 12 6
Jared Finke Altamont NY 36,500 20 3
Ian Flanagan Salem NY 138,000 17 6
Thomas Flynn Johnstown NY 193,000 21 7
Daniel Fogg Schenectady NY 323,000 3 5
Charles Furey Saratoga Springs NY 37,000 16 3
Brian Garelick Albany NY 104,000 16 1
Evan Gentile East Greenbush NY 152,500 21 2
James Gerow Amsterdam NY 74,500 24 4
Antonios Giabanis Schenectady NY 37,000 23 8
Anthony Graziano Schenectady NY 32,500 7 1
Peter Hallenbeck Loudonville NY 152,000 23 5
Shayne Hanafin Saratoga Springs NY 143,500 3 8
Autumn Hayes Latham NY 159,000 19 3
Phillip Heidel Lanesborough MA 164,500 23 1
Barry Hendrickson Saratoga Springs NY 76,500 16 6
Fritz Henze Schenectady NY 37,000 25 8
Jeffrey Higgins Northborough MA 203,000 21 5
Deborah Holmstedt Albany NY 72,500 27 6
Travis Hosgood Clifton Park NY 152,000 11 7
James Hundt Point Lookout NY 167,000 12 4
Frederick Jansen Ballston Spa NY 72,500 25 5
John Kasinki Newburgh NY 117,000 27 7
Derek Kerns Holyoke MA 78,500 22 6
Georgette Kirschenbaum Albany NY 53,000 7 7
Andrew Klein Berne NY 28,000 18 2
Joanne Kozel Stuyvesant Falls NY 64,500 3 7
Flynn Kroft Ballston Lake NY 32,500 11 3
Jeffrey Kurtz Camillus NY 60,500 20 4
Jason Kwartler South Fallsburg NY 127,500 27 1
Jason Laing Glens Falls NY 108,000 8 2
Brandon Lamora Albany NY 110,000 22 7
Douglas Lang Ballston Spa NY 53,500 24 8
Lucas Lastarza Schenectady NY 60,500 4 6
Jose Lavezzary Albany NY 24,500 8 4
Michael Layman Troy NY 91,500 18 6
Steven Le Rensselaer NY 176,000 7 6
Daniel Leaman Chatham NY 224,000 25 3
James Levy Salisbury Mills NY 123,500 19 5
Vu Lieu Utica NY 85,500 26 7
Chunghsun Lin Saratoga Springs NY 180,000 12 3
Keith Loeffler Kingston NY 262,500 22 3
William Manzueta Gansevoort NY 106,000 20 1
Louis Margiasso Albany NY 63,500 8 3
Karriem Martin Valley Stream NY 140,500 3 2
Mateus Martins De Almeida Germantown MD 169,500 23 7
Vito Masi Latham NY 65,500 16 2
Christopher Mayo Ballston Lake NY 134,000 26 8
Frank Mcmahon Albany NY 45,000 11 8
Joseph Moncur Albany NY 381,500 24 2
Brian Muldrow Auburn NY 88,500 25 4
Jennifer Mumby Troy NY 27,000 7 4
Graham Muse Hudson Falls NY 34,500 3 4
William Mutch Troy NY 137,000 12 7
Ryan Nash Ballston Spa NY 52,500 25 1
Woodley Noel Port Jefferson Station NY 52,500 27 3
Benjamin Novak Ballston Spa NY 54,000 21 4
Joseph Paigo Albany NY 74,000 26 1
John Panichi Wynantskill NY 50,000 26 6
Brendan Paulsen New York NY 47,000 8 8
John Phillips Saratoga Springs NY 123,500 20 6
Nicola Piccirillo Schenectady NY 226,000 7 2
Keith Pierce Valatie NY 36,000 20 2
John Pitucci Schenectady NY 30,500 17 1
Stephen Posa Albany NY 163,500 4 3
Brian Premo Troy NY 57,000 24 3
Adam Proctor Watervliet NY 98,500 18 4
Brittiny Razzano Albany NY 185,500 23 3
William Reilly Hyde Park NY 17,500 18 3
Joseph Rice Waterford NY 166,500 26 5
Michael Richards Cropseyville NY 78,500 8 1
Thomas Richardson Mechanicville NY 124,000 27 2
Kevin Ryan Glens Falls NY 100,000 4 8
Alfonso Santana Saratoga Springs NY 23,500 3 1
Anthony Serino Hyde Park NY 245,500 26 3
Joseph Sicko Waterford NY 188,000 4 7
Jefferson Silva Oliveira Latham NY 107,000 27 8
Larry Spraker Rexford NY 216,000 23 4
Jason Staalesen Schenectady NY 160,000 11 5
Jonte Sutton Dudley NC 230,000 21 1
Gil Tatarsky Kingston NY 127,000 12 5
Gibert Taverasgarcia Utica NY 430,000 24 1
Erica Tavss Nashville TN 119,000 3 3
Tracey Toback Rhinebeck NY 126,000 20 5
Nathan Torrance Liverpool NY 133,000 17 3
Jason Tracey Clifton Park NY 83,000 19 4
James Trifiletti Albany NY 47,000 16 5
Corey Turmon Valley Falls NY 121,000 11 6
Ralph Varick Manchester VT 144,000 18 1
Glenn Waldron Ilion NY 139,000 18 5
Joseph Weppler Voorheesville NY 108,000 26 2
Raymond White Troy NY 84,000 25 6
Patrick Whitman Clifton Park NY 40,000 25 2
Harsha Wijesuriya Albany NY 148,000 8 6
Nicholas Wildman Rensselaer NY 38,000 17 2
Rassul Williams South Burlington VT 212,500 16 7
Nick Winters Hudson Falls NY 45,000 21 3
Max Wiosna Manchester CT 83,500 17 7
Jared Woodell Glens Falls NY 131,500 22 2
Tyler Yager Hoosick Falls NY 206,000 12 2
John Yanni New Windsor NY 228,500 17 5
Paul Young Saratoga Springs NY 122,000 7 3
Dennis Zollo Pine Bush NY 105,000 12 1

Day 2 Chip Counts By Table Draw

CAPITAL REGION CLASSIC DAY 2  TABLE
BUY IN: $260
TOTAL PLAYER: 640 PLAYERS LEFT: 136
TOTAL CHIPS:                   16,000,000 AVERAGE CHIPS:                 117,647
FIRST LAST NAME CITY STATE CHIP COUNT TABLE SEAT
Alfonso Santana Saratoga Springs NY 23,500 3 1
Karriem Martin Valley Stream NY 140,500 3 2
Erica Tavss Nashville TN 119,000 3 3
Graham Muse Hudson Falls NY 34,500 3 4
Daniel Fogg Schenectady NY 323,000 3 5
Lucian Dublea Troy NY 242,000 3 6
Joanne Kozel Stuyvesant Falls NY 64,500 3 7
Shayne Hanafin Saratoga Springs NY 143,500 3 8
OPEN OPEN 3 9
OPEN OPEN 3 10
Joseph Bezjian Wynantskill NY 54,500 4 1
Raman Brar Clifton Park NY 120,500 4 2
Stephen Posa Albany NY 163,500 4 3
Michael Casey Albany NY 145,000 4 4
William Andrews Adams MA 131,000 4 5
Lucas Lastarza Schenectady NY 60,500 4 6
Joseph Sicko Waterford NY 188,000 4 7
Kevin Ryan Glens Falls NY 100,000 4 8
OPEN OPEN 4 9
OPEN OPEN 4 10
Anthony Graziano Schenectady NY 32,500 7 1
Nicola Piccirillo Schenectady NY 226,000 7 2
Paul Young Saratoga Springs NY 122,000 7 3
Jennifer Mumby Troy NY 27,000 7 4
Bradley Becker Cazenovia NY 213,500 7 5
Steven Le Rensselaer NY 176,000 7 6
Georgette Kirschenbaum Albany NY 53,000 7 7
Brian Ballentine Liverpool NY 68,500 7 8
OPEN OPEN 7 9
OPEN OPEN 7 10
Michael Richards Cropseyville NY 78,500 8 1
Jason Laing Glens Falls NY 108,000 8 2
Louis Margiasso Albany NY 63,500 8 3
Jose Lavezzary Albany NY 24,500 8 4
Eric Einbinder Latham NY 145,500 8 5
Harsha Wijesuriya Albany NY 148,000 8 6
Joseph Cannon West Hurley NY 48,500 8 7
Brendan Paulsen New York NY 47,000 8 8
OPEN OPEN 8 9
OPEN OPEN 8 10
Charles Beck Troy NY 52,500 11 1
Tony Cu Utica NY 75,000 11 2
Flynn Kroft Ballston Lake NY 32,500 11 3
Thomas Ernst Greenville NY 173,500 11 4
Jason Staalesen Schenectady NY 160,000 11 5
Corey Turmon Valley Falls NY 121,000 11 6
Travis Hosgood Clifton Park NY 152,000 11 7
Frank Mcmahon Albany NY 45,000 11 8
OPEN OPEN
OPEN OPEN
Dennis Zollo Pine Bush NY 105,000 12 1
Tyler Yager Hoosick Falls NY 206,000 12 2
Chunghsun Lin Saratoga Springs NY 180,000 12 3
James Hundt Point Lookout NY 167,000 12 4
Gil Tatarsky Kingston NY 127,000 12 5
Bruce Fellows Clifton Park NY 26,500 12 6
William Mutch Troy NY 137,000 12 7
OPEN OPEN 12 8
OPEN OPEN 12 9
OPEN OPEN 12 10
Brian Garelick Albany NY 104,000 16 1
Vito Masi Latham NY 65,500 16 2
Charles Furey Saratoga Springs NY 37,000 16 3
Eric Bresee Saratoga Springs NY 63,000 16 4
James Trifiletti Albany NY 47,000 16 5
Barry Hendrickson Saratoga Springs NY 76,500 16 6
Rassul Williams South Burlington VT 212,500 16 7
OPEN OPEN 16 8
OPEN OPEN 16 9
OPEN OPEN 16 10
John Pitucci Schenectady NY 30,500 17 1
Nicholas Wildman Rensselaer NY 38,000 17 2
Nathan Torrance Liverpool NY 133,000 17 3
Jacques Capone Northville NY 229,000 17 4
John Yanni New Windsor NY 228,500 17 5
Ian Flanagan Salem NY 138,000 17 6
Max Wiosna Manchester CT 83,500 17 7
OPEN OPEN 17 8
OPEN OPEN 17 9
OPEN OPEN 17 10
Ralph Varick Manchester VT 144,000 18 1
Andrew Klein Berne NY 28,000 18 2
William Reilly Hyde Park NY 17,500 18 3
Adam Proctor Watervliet NY 98,500 18 4
Glenn Waldron Ilion NY 139,000 18 5
Michael Layman Troy NY 91,500 18 6
Travis Dickson Kingston NY 141,500 18 7
OPEN OPEN 18 8
OPEN OPEN 18 9
OPEN OPEN 18 10
Thomas Darrigo Minoa NY 89,500 19 1
Mark Crandall Schenectady NY 100,500 19 2
Autumn Hayes Latham NY 159,000 19 3
Jason Tracey Clifton Park NY 83,000 19 4
James Levy Salisbury Mills NY 123,500 19 5
Noha Ali Albany NY 102,500 19 6
Carl Diveglia Albany NY 236,000 19 7
OPEN OPEN 19 8
OPEN OPEN 19 9
OPEN OPEN 19 10
William Manzueta Gansevoort NY 106,000 20 1
Keith Pierce Valatie NY 36,000 20 2
Jared Finke Altamont NY 36,500 20 3
Jeffrey Kurtz Camillus NY 60,500 20 4
Tracey Toback Rhinebeck NY 126,000 20 5
John Phillips Saratoga Springs NY 123,500 20 6
Justin Bradway Averill Park NY 25,000 20 7
OPEN OPEN 20 8
OPEN OPEN 20 9
OPEN OPEN 20 10
Jonte Sutton Dudley NC 230,000 21 1
Evan Gentile East Greenbush NY 152,500 21 2
Nick Winters Hudson Falls NY 45,000 21 3
Benjamin Novak Ballston Spa NY 54,000 21 4
Jeffrey Higgins Northborough MA 203,000 21 5
A Anonymous 5,500 21 6
Thomas Flynn Johnstown NY 193,000 21 7
OPEN OPEN 21 8
OPEN OPEN 21 9
OPEN OPEN 21 10
Gerald Edwards Schenectady NY 247,000 22 1
Jared Woodell Glens Falls NY 131,500 22 2
Keith Loeffler Kingston NY 262,500 22 3
Todd Dugan Cohoes NY 79,500 22 4
Ashley Deeb Wynantskill NY 129,000 22 5
Derek Kerns Holyoke MA 78,500 22 6
Brandon Lamora Albany NY 110,000 22 7
OPEN OPEN 22 8
OPEN OPEN 22 9
OPEN OPEN 22 10
Phillip Heidel Lanesborough MA 164,500 23 1
Anthony Casale Gloversville NY 132,000 23 2
Brittiny Razzano Albany NY 185,500 23 3
Larry Spraker Rexford NY 216,000 23 4
Peter Hallenbeck Loudonville NY 152,000 23 5
Sean Barringer Saugerties NY 143,500 23 6
Mateus Martins De Almeida Germantown MD 169,500 23 7
Antonios Giabanis Schenectady NY 37,000 23 8
OPEN OPEN 23 9
OPEN OPEN 23 10
Gibert Taverasgarcia Utica NY 430,000 24 1
Joseph Moncur Albany NY 381,500 24 2
Brian Premo Troy NY 57,000 24 3
James Gerow Amsterdam NY 74,500 24 4
Walter Bogdonowicz Albany NY 127,000 24 5
Edward Cummins Modena NY 66,500 24 6
Eric Collier Pepperell MA 33,000 24 7
Douglas Lang Ballston Spa NY 53,500 24 8
OPEN OPEN 24 9
OPEN OPEN 24 10
Ryan Nash Ballston Spa NY 52,500 25 1
Patrick Whitman Clifton Park NY 40,000 25 2
Daniel Leaman Chatham NY 224,000 25 3
Brian Muldrow Auburn NY 88,500 25 4
Frederick Jansen Ballston Spa NY 72,500 25 5
Raymond White Troy NY 84,000 25 6
Robert Crane Kingston NY 136,500 25 7
Fritz Henze Schenectady NY 37,000 25 8
OPEN OPEN 25 9
OPEN OPEN 25 10
Joseph Paigo Albany NY 74,000 26 1
Joseph Weppler Voorheesville NY 108,000 26 2
Anthony Serino Hyde Park NY 245,500 26 3
Anthony Angerami Delmar NY 163,000 26 4
Joseph Rice Waterford NY 166,500 26 5
John Panichi Wynantskill NY 50,000 26 6
Vu Lieu Utica NY 85,500 26 7
Christopher Mayo Ballston Lake NY 134,000 26 8
OPEN OPEN 26 9
OPEN OPEN 26 10
Jason Kwartler South Fallsburg NY 127,500 27 1
Thomas Richardson Mechanicville NY 124,000 27 2
Woodley Noel Port Jefferson Station NY 52,500 27 3
Scott Batchelor Schenectady NY 67,500 27 4
Curtis Bailey Troy NY 40,000 27 5
Deborah Holmstedt Albany NY 72,500 27 6
John Kasinki Newburgh NY 117,000 27 7
Jefferson Silva Oliveira Latham NY 107,000 27 8

Day 1H: Dan Fogg Leads the Final Flight

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 13: 1,500/3,000/500
Total CRC Entries: 640
Players Remaining: 136

Dan Fogg

The eighth and final Capital Region Classic flight has come to an end after 12 levels of play and it’s Dan Fogg leading the way with 323,000. Anthony Serino sits in second with 245,500 and Jonte Sutton rounds out the top three Day 1H chip stacks with 230,000.

There are a total of 136 Day 1A-H survivors that will return on Sunday May 27 at 12 P.M. noon to resume Day 2 play and Gilberto Taveras-Garcia is the overall chip leader with 430,000.

Anthony Serino

Jonte Sutton

Tournament registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of level 15 on Day 2. Any player who registers or re-enters on Day 2 will pay an $1,100 buy-in and they will receive 100,000 in tournament chips.

Below is a look at some of the big stacks from the final flight that will be advancing. A full list of Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments will be posted here on the Rivers Poker Blog as soon as they’re available.

Dan Fogg- 323,000
Anthony Serino- 245,500
Jonte Sutton- 230,000
Nicola Piccirillo- 197,000
Stephen Posa- 163,500

Day 1H: WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein Makes His Rivers Debut

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 10: 800/1,600/200
Total Day H Entries: 107
Day 1H Players Remaining: 44

Scott Blumstein

There have been plenty of big name poker pros popping up here at Rivers Casino and Resort for the Capital Region Classic and another one has just stopped in.

The reigning WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein is making his Rivers Poker debut here in our final flight. Blumstein achieved every poker players dream by winning the 2017 WSOP $10,000 NLH Main Event earning an $8,150,000 payday along with the coveted WSOP NLH Main Event bracelet.

The New Jersey native is heading back out West to Las Vegas next week for the WSOP to defend his Main Event tile but will first look to add his first Rivers Poker title to his illustrious poker resume.

Day 1H: Double Knockout for Serino

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 8: 500/1,000/100
Total Day H Entries: 101
Day 1H Players Remaining: 52

We catch up to the three handed action on the Q♠️7♥️2♥️ flop and see three players all-in. Anthony Serino turns over A♥️5♥️ for the nut flush and is up against the K♠️Q♣️ of one opponent and the A♦️Q♦️ of Mike Durand.

The turn 4♣️ is no help to Serino but he finds just the help he needs when the 4♥️ hits the river. Serino improves to the nut flush and drags in the massive pot scoring a double knockout in the process.

He already has over 100,000 in the bag from a previous flight but he’s already surpassed that  in our final flight and will look to finish strong and bring his best stack into Day 2.

Anthony Serino- 160,000

 

Day 1H: Jason Pew Wins the Flip

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 7: 400/800/100
Total Day H Entries: 100

Jason Pew

Chris Malandrino limps in from the under the gun and Jason Pew moves all in next to act. It folds back to Malandrino who calls and the hands are shown.

Pew: 9♣️9♠️
Malandrino: K♦️10♦️

The Q♠️ J♦️8♠️6♥️3♣️ runout is no help to Malandrino and Pew doubles through our Day 1H chip leader.

Jason Pew- 22,200
Chris Malandrino- 130,000

Day 1H: Malandrino Stacking Chips Once Again

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 6: 300/600/100
Total Day H Entries: 90

Chris Malandrino

Chris Malandrino is no stranger to the Capital Region Classic. He bagged the chip lead on Day 1C in last year’s CRC but was eventually eliminated just inside the money. Once again Malandrino is sitting behind a mountain of chips here in our final flight. He is now about 115,000 as we approach the second break of the night and is the first player to cross the century chip mark.

 

 

Day 1H: Greg Candido Off to a Fast Start

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 5: 250/500/75
Total Day H Entries: 87

Greg “Tuna” Candido

Greg Candido was eliminated just before the end of the previous Capital Region Classic flight. He was right back in his seat at the start of Day 1H and he’s wasting little time putting his chips to work.

Candido already up to over 70,000 and is off to a lightning fast start here in our final flight.

Day 1H: Raj Patel Joins the Final Flight

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 4: 200/400/50
Total Day H Entries: 75

Raj Patel

We are nearing the midway point here in the final flight of the Capital Region Classic and Raj Patel has joined the field. Patel may be best known for winning the $10,000 WPT Foxwoods Championship NLH in 2007 for over $1,200,000. He also holds a Borgata Poker title as well as a Bicycle Casino Poker title and has earned nearly $2,000,000 in live tournaments throughout his career.

Day 1H: Hendrickson Sets Up His Opponent

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 2: 100/200/25
Total Day H Entries: 65

Barry Hendrickson

We catch up to the action on the J♠️10♣️3♠️ and Barry Hendrickson bets 4,200 into a main pot of about 5,000. A player in late position raises to 10,000 and it folds back to Hendrickson who moves all in for 28,475. His opponent thinks it over for quite some time before making the call and the hands are shown.

Hendrickson: 10♠️10♦️
Opponent: A♥️J♣️

“I tried to find a fold” says the player when Hendrickson tables pocket tens for middle set. The is turn 6♦️ and the 9♣️ hits the river to earn Hendrickson the double up.

Barry Hendrickson- 63,000

Day 1G Chip Counts

CAPITAL REGION CLASIC DAY 1G CHIP COUNTS
BUY IN: $260
TOTAL PLAYER: 102 PLAYERS LEFT: 23
TOTAL CHIPS:                         2,550,000 AVERAGE CHIPS:                              110,870
FIRST LAST NAME CITY STATE CHIP COUNT
Lucian Dublea Troy NY 242,000
John Yanni New Windsor NY 228,500
Jeffrey Higgins Northborough MA 203,000
Joseph Sicko Waterford NY 188,000
Thomas Ernst Greenville NY 173,500
Peter Hallenbeck Loudonville NY 152,000
Harsha Wijesuriya Albany NY 148,000
Glenn Waldron Ilion NY 139,000
Robert Crane Kingston NY 136,500
Erica Tavss Nashville TN 119,000
Jason Laing Glens Falls NY 108,000
Noha Ali Albany NY 102,500
Kevin Ryan Glens Falls NY 100,000
Vu Lieu Utica NY 85,500
Derek Kerns Holyoke MA 78,500
Joseph Paigo Albany NY 74,000
Edward Cummins Modena NY 66,500
Lucas Lastarza Schenectady NY 60,500
Benjamin Novak Ballston Spa NY 54,000
Curtis Bailey Troy NY 40,000
Andrew Klein Berne NY 28,000
William Reilly Hyde Park NY 17,500
A Anonymous 5,500

Day 1H: Final Capital Region Classic Flight Takes Off

There are more than 500 Capital Region Classic entries through the first seven flights and there is already more than $100,000 in the prize pool. The eighth and final flight is now underway here in the Van Slyck’s tournament area and the field is filling up fast.

Day 1 tournament registration and re-entry will remain open for the duration of the night. Players can buy in for $260 until approximately 1:30 A.M. and receive 25,00o in tournament chips. They will also still have the option to buy in or re-enter through the first two levels of play on Day 2 for $1,100 and receive a 100,000 chip starting stack.

We will now be picking up on all of the live Day 1H tournament action here in our final Capital Region Classic flight.

Day 1G: Lucian Dublea Leads Day 1G

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 12: 1,200/2,400/400
Day 1G Entries: 102
Day 1G Players Remaining: 24
Total Day 1A-G Entries: 533
Total Day 1A-G Players Remaining: 115

Lucian Dublea

The seventh Capital Region Classic was our biggest flight yet with over 100 entries. There are 24 players from Day 1G are advancing and it’s Lucian Dublea leading the way with 242,000. Dublea already put 135,500 in the bag on Day 1D and he came back looking for more as we mentioned earlier in the blog.

Jeff Higgins

John Yanni

It certainly paid off and Dublea will return on Day 2 near the top of the chip counts. John Yanni sits in second with 228,000 and Jeff Higgins rounds out the top three Day 1G chip stacks with 203,000.

There are a total of 115 combined Day 1A-G survivors moving on to Day 2 and play will resume on Sunday May 27 at 12 P.M. noon.

Below is a look at some of the big stacks from this flight and players that will be returning to Day 2.

Lucian Dublea- 242,000
John Yanni- 228,000
Jeff Higgins- 203,000
Joe Sicko Jr.- 188,000
Tom Ernst- 173,500
Glenn Waldron- 139,000
Robert Crane- 136,500

Day 1G: Glenn Waldron Wins a Big One

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 11: 1,000/2,000/300
Day 1G Entries: 102
Day 1G Players Remaining: 36

Glenn Waldron

A player in late position raises to 4,000 and the player on the button calls. With the action on the Glenn Waldron in the small blind he re-raises to 21,000. Both players call and they go three handed to the K♣️9♣️7♥️flop.

Waldron moves all in for his last 33,000 and the late position player makes the call. The player on the button goes deep into the tank for nearly three minutes and eventually folds. Waldron turns over A♣️A♠️ and his opponent will need to improve holding K♠️10♥️ for top pair.

The turn 5♣️ and river 9♥️ seal the deal for Waldron who rakes in the pot and secures the double up.

Glenn Waldron- 132,000

Day 1G: John Yanni Chipping Up

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 10: 800/1,600/200
Day 1G Entries: 102
Day 1G Players Remaining: 40

John Yanni

The Day 1G field is thinning down and there are now less than three levels of play left in the night. Things are tight at the top of the chip counts and no runaway chip leader has emerged. John Yanni has been flying a bit under the radar but he is quietly amassing one of the biggest stacks in the room.

It’s been smooth sailing for Yanni and he has steadily increased his stack to about 140,000 on just one bullet.

Day 1G: Higgins Leads Dublea Gaining Ground

$260 Captital Region Classic NLH
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 600/1,200/200
Day 1G Entries: 102
Day 1G Players Remaining: 55

Jeff Higgins

Lucian Dublea

We are approaching the last break of the day and it’s two players that were featured earlier on the Rivers Poker blog leading the way. Jeff Higgins doubled up early and hasn’t looked back. He continues to drag in pot after pot and is leading the way with 145,000. Lucian Dublea is not far behind and looks to be the only other player over the century chip mark with about 110,000.