A thirty-three year old special education teacher from Derby, NY, won the very first event on Seneca Fall Poker Classic 2015 schedule on Sunday night.
Kristan Mackiewicz lowered the US$ 50000 assured US$ 200 No-Limit Hold’em opening program after making a deal both 500 and 300, chopping up the persisting prize money and gathering US$ 11365 in winnings.
The event attracted 599 entries over 4 starting flights this week, producing a guarantee-smashing US$ 96738 prize pool. From there, ninety survivors forced through to Sunday’s Day 2 along with fifty-four-player money bubble in sight.
The bubble bugged out around 2 pm local time along with Geoffrey O’Connor taking the lead into the final fifty-four. Around five hours later, local cash grinder Chris Gras bubbled the ten handed final table as well as Dominic Baranyi took the lead into the play down to a champ along with Mackiewicz 8th of 10.
Art Demmerley was the first one to exit, losing a race to Mackiewicz, before the start-of-day chip leader Michael Davis fell 9th. After that, Kevin Reyes got short and straight ran into O’Connor’s jacks to exit 8th. After having aces checked to fall short, Mackiewicz got a miracle runner-runner flat to climb out of a mastered spot against Silvio DeRubeis. Actually, this was DeRubeis who busted next, shaking off a race to chip leading Baranyi. After Joe Ciffa came to 6th, a 5-handed deal was struck, offering all five players even money and also saving US$ 5000 for first.