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Seneca Niagara Casino

September 15 - 23, 2018

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Aaron Olshon leads After Day 1C of the MSPT Seneca Niagara Main Event
Created (9/22/2018 9:26:13 PM by Chad Holloway)

The third and final starting flight in the $1,100 MSPT Seneca Niagara – the tour’s first visit to Western New York – attracted 145 runners, which along with 1A’s 42 and 1B’s 77 brought the total field up to 264 entries.

That means the top 27 players will get paid a minimum of $2,172 with the ultimate winner walking away with a top prize of $63,340.

The player from 1C best positioned to make a run at it is Aaron Olshan, who bagged up the chip lead among the 32 survivors with 222,100. That is in between Day 1B chip leader Maria Parlatore (247,100) and 1A chip leader Illan Kandiah (207,000).

Others to advance from the 1C flight were Budwey Salhab (207,900), Joe Elhage (194,300), Frank Lagodich (78,800), and reigning MSPT Season 8 Player of the Year Chris Meyers (84,300),

Among those to fall on Day 1C were poker pro Mike Leah, MSPT Season 9 POY contender Alex Winter, Karla Bow, Scott Hosbach, George Crozier, Jake Hornbacher, Carol Leonardi, and Zach Andrews.

Day 2 will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday with 51 returning players and play down to a winner. Of course, we’ll be there every step of the way to capture the action here in the live blog, so be sure to join us then.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1C Chip Counts
Created (9/22/2018 9:23:15 PM by Chad Holloway)

AARON OLSHAN AMHERST, NY 222,100
BUDWEY SALHAB TORONTO, CANADA 207,900
JOSEPH ELHAGE AMHERST, NY 194,300
KEVIN SILER WEST SENECA, NY 158,300
STEVEN ANDERSON CLARKLAKE, MI 156,600
HAYDEN GLASSMAN ROCHESTER, NY 137,100
ADAM FOSTER ROCHESTER, NY 118,600
MATTHEW SHANAHAN PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 117,400
JAMES GIRDLESTONE LANCASTER, NY 107,400
STEVEN PRZYBYL LANCASTER, NY 106,000
JOSHUA FRAZIER-JAMES TORONTO, CANADA 100,200
PETER MANCINI LONDON, ON 95,500
RISHI MAKKAR ETOBICOKE, ON 89,000
CHRISTOPHER MEYERS KENMORE, NY 84,300
ALLISON SCHULTZ UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ 81,100
FRANK LAGODICH CANTON, OH 78,800
JEFFREY MAHONEY LONDON, ON 71,500
AAMIR ABEDEEN ROCHESTER, NY 67,400
DAVID BATTAGLIA BUFFALO, NY 64,000
WILLIAM GEBERA WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 62,700
PATTY CHAPIN DEPEW, NY 60,800
GREGORY MILLER CORNING, NY 60,200
VINCENT PALMA BUFFALO, NY 58,100
DARWIN SMITH NOVI, MI 56,900
PATRICK LACY WALLACEBURG, ON 53,200
SCOTTY GADDI BUFFALO, NY 49,100
COLIN PHOENIX BUFFALO, NY 48,700
MATT MARCINKIEWICZ WEST SENECA, NY 47,900
PAUL BUTSKI SCIO, NY 47,800
TREVOR RENNER COPLEY, OH 36,500
JEREMY FELICETTI NIAGARA FALLS, NY 36,200
GREG OSTRANDER WEBSTER, NY 23,600

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Four More Hands
Created (9/22/2018 9:02:36 PM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1C. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts, a recap of the day’s action, and the Day 2 seat draw.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
ShareMyPair Offers Players Specially Designed MSPT Skin for Hand Replays
Created (9/22/2018 9:01:35 PM by Chad Holloway)

ShareMyPair, the No. 1 free hand replayer app for poker players, has created a special skin specifically for MSPT players.

All you need to do is download the app for free on either the App Store or on Google Play.

Then just log in, either with Facebook or by creating an account, and click on Settings > Group and then select MSPT from the drop-down menu.

From that point on, all hands you post and share will be with the MSPT skin. You can automatically create videos of your greatest hands and instantly post them on both Facebook and Twitter.

ShareMyPair is used by players across the world including poker pros Phil Hellmuth, Jonathan Little, and Dara O’Kearney, just to name a few.

About Share My Pair

ShareMyPair is the free social networking app for poker players. Build a limitless video collection of your greatest wins and your most devastating bad beats! The app’s patent-pending card and betting entry system instantly converts your poker hands into animated videos that your friends can watch, rate and comment on.

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Late Night Double for Matt Shanahan
Created (9/22/2018 8:51:43 PM by Chad Holloway)

Matt Shanahan

We missed the preflop action but we do know that Matt Shanahan got his stack all in preflop and was flipping for a 120K pot against Joshua Frazier-James.

Frazier-James:
Shanahan:

Shanahan needed to improve to stay alive, which he did in a big way on the flop. Neither the turn nor river helped Frazier-James and he sent the chips over to his opponent.

Matt Shanahan - 120,000 (60 bb)
Joshua Frazier-James - 80,000 (40 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Frank Lagodich Avoids The River Jam
Created (9/22/2018 8:50:02 PM by Brandon Temple)

Frank Lagodich

Frank Lagodich raised to 4,100 from UTG+1, and Patrick Lacy called from the button.

Lagodich bet 2,700 on a flop, and Lacy raised to 8,700. Lagodich called.

The hit the turn, and and Lagodich checked. Lacy bet 14,200, and Lagodich counted out his remaining 41,000 in chips, then called the bet.

Lagodich checked the river, and Lacy now counted down his own 30,000 stack, thinking for about a minute before electing to check back.

Lagodich turned over for jacks and tens, and Lacy mucked.

“Glad you didn’t shove on me!” Lagodich said while stacking up the pot.

Frank Lagodich - 85,000 (43 bb)
Patrick Lacy - 30,000 (15 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Rishi Makkar Eliminates Andy Ranaletti
Created (9/22/2018 8:36:28 PM by Chad Holloway)

Rishi Makkar

Andy Ranaletti got his stack of 36,000 all in preflop and was in dire straits against Rishi Makkar, who barely had him covered.

Makkar:
Ranaletti:

The board ran out and that was all she wrote for Ranaletti.

Rishi Makkar - 77,000 (38.5 bb)
Andy Ranaletti - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Michael Crystal's Kings Get Cracked
Created (9/22/2018 8:34:21 PM by Brandon Temple)

Budwey Salhab raised to 4,500 from the lojack, and Michael Crystal three-bet shoved for 26,700. Salhab thought about it for a bit, then called.

Salhab:
Crystal:

Crystal’s kings were devastated after the flop gave Salhab top two and the lead. The turn left Crystal looking for a king, eight or three, but the river meant the end of Crystal’s run.

Budwey Salhab - 150,000 (75 bb)
Michael Crystal - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Double KO For Adam Foster
Created (9/22/2018 8:23:53 PM by Brandon Temple)

Adam Foster

Blake Napierala got his stack of 31,000 in from the lojack, and Adam Foster called to put him at risk from the hijack. Mark Roberts called off his last 17,000 as well from the small blind and the hands were tabled.

Napierala:
Foster:
Roberts:

Foster added a flush draw to his overcard on the flop, and finished the job one card early on the turn, leaving his opponents dead to the river.

Adam Foster - 136,000 (68 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Don't Miss Seneca Niagara's Fall Poker Classic Warm Up
Created (9/22/2018 8:17:54 PM by Chad Holloway)

Next month, the Seneca Niagara Poker Room will play host to their 2018 Fall Poker Classic Warm Up from October 12-14. The Warm Up series will offer $150,000 in GTDS and opportunities to qualify for a $1,000 NLH Main Event ($200K GTD) in Mid-November.

Here’s a look at the Warm-Up schedule:

Friday, October 12

10am Event #1 $200 NLH Flight A ($50K GTD) $170+$30 ... 15K starting stack ... 30-minute levels
6pm Event #1 $200 NLH Flight B ($50K GTD) $170+$30 ... 15K starting stack ... 30-minute levels

Saturday, October 13

10am Event #1 $200 NLH Flight C ($50K GTD) $170+$30 ... 15K starting stack ... 30-minute levels
6pm Event #1 $200 NLH Flight D ($50K GTD) $170+$30 ... 15K starting stack ... 30-minute levels

Sunday, October 14

Noon Event #1 Day 2 ($50K GTD)
3pm $145 Qualifier (5 seats GTD) $125+$15+$5 ... 8K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

Satellite & Qualifier Schedule for $1,000 Main Event

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 & Nov. 2 & 3
8pm $45 satellite (5 seats GTD) $36.25+$5+$3.75 ... 4K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

Saturday, October 20, 27 & November 3
3pm $145 Qualifier (5 seats GTD) $125+$15+$5 ... 8K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

Sunday, November 11
7pm $145 Qualifier (2 seats GTD) $125+$15+$5 ... 8K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

November 12, 13 & 14
8pm $145 Qualifier (2 seats GTD) $125+$15+$5 ... 8K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

Friday, November 16
10am, 6pm & 9pm $145 Qualifier (2 seats GTD) $125+$15+$5 ... 8K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

Saturday, November 17
10am $145 Qualifier (2 seats GTD) $125+$15+$5 ... 8K starting stack ... 15-minute levels

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
NY 
222,100  
222,100 
 
NY 
207,900  
207,900 
 
NY 
194,300  
194,300 
 
NY 
158,300  
158,300 
 
MI 
156,600  
156,600 
 
NY 
137,100  
137,100 
 
NY 
118,600  
118,600 
 
FL 
117,400  
117,400 
 
NY 
107,400  
107,400 
 
NY 
106,000  
106,000 
 
 
Canada 
100,200  
100,200 
 
London 
 
Canada 
95,500  
95,500 
 
 
Canada 
89,000  
89,000 
 
NY 
84,300  
84,300 
 
NJ 
81,100  
81,100 
 
Canton 
OH 
78,800  
78,800 
 
London 
 
Canada 
71,500  
71,500 
 
NY 
67,400  
67,400 
 
NY 
64,000  
64,000 
 
NY 
62,700  
62,700 
 
Depew 
NY 
60,800  
60,800 
 
NY 
60,200  
60,200 
 
NY 
58,100  
58,100 
 
Novi 
MI 
56,900  
56,900 
 
 
Canada 
53,200  
53,200 
 
NY 
49,100  
49,100 
 
NY 
48,700  
48,700 
 
NY 
47,900  
47,900 
 
Scio 
NY 
47,800  
47,800 
 
Akron 
OH 
36,500  
36,500 
 
NY 
36,200  
36,200 
 
NY 
23,600  
23,600 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
PA 
0  
Busted 
 
Toledo 
OH 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Canada 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Canada 
0  
Busted 
 
Depew 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Canada 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
Bath 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
Cary 
NC 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Canada 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
 
Canada 
$63,340
1,200
2
Scio 
NY 
$39,169
1,000
3
NY 
$28,181
900
4
NY 
$20,683
800
5
NY 
$15,512
700
10
MN 
$4,654
200
11
 
Canada 
$4,654
200
12
Depew 
NY 
$4,654
200
13
NY 
$3,878
150
14
NY 
$3,878
150
15
 
Canada 
$3,878
150
17
 
Canada 
$3,335
100
18
NY 
$3,335
100
19
NY 
$2,844
75
22
Derby 
NY 
$2,379
50
24
IL 
$2,379
50
27
Ajax 
 
Canada 
$2,172
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
145
Players Remaining
32
Average Chip Stack
90,625
Total Chips
2,900,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
222,100
207,900
194,300
158,300
156,600
137,100
118,600
117,400
107,400
10 
106,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
1,900
1,800
1,700
1,600
1,600
1,500
1,500
1,400
1,400
10 
1,400