Main Event Day 1C: Last Level

$1,700 DSPS Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Day 1C Entries:  174

Flight C reached the last level of the night with 174 entries on the clock and 58 players still in the game. They will try to advance to Day 2 or buy-in with a max late reg tomorrow before 11 am.

We will post the Day 2 chip counts and seat assignments later this evening.

Main Event Day 1C: Mike Laufer Still Leads; Matthew Zarcadoolas Closing

$1,700 DSPS Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1C Entries:  163

Mike Laufer

The last break ended, players returned to their seats, and Mike Laufter still has the biggest stack in the room. He is up to 357,500 with Matthew Zarcadoolas, Deon Itwaru, Richard Rice, and Ido Ashkenazi the closest to catching him.

They will play three more levels and survivors will return tomorrow at 11 am for Day 2.

Mike Laufer – 357,500 (179 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas – 303,500 (152 bb)
Deon Itwaru – 285,000 (143 bb)
Richard Rice – 272,500 (136 bb)
Ido Ashkenazi – 265,000 (133 bb)

Matthew Zarcadoolas

Main Event Day 1C: Talented New Additions

$1,700 DSPS Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1C Entries:  156

James Carroll

We are starting to see a lot of talent show up in the Poker Room on a Saturday evening, including a couple of WPT champs.

Frank Stepuchin captured the WPT Gardens title in 2019 and James Carroll was our WPT Poker Showdown Champion a few months later, his second career WPT win.

Frank Stepuchin

Main Event Day 1C: Another Milestone

$1,700 DSPS Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1C Entries:  145

The Deep Stack Poker Series hit another milestone in Level 10 with the 145th entry today, putting the combined total at 334 for the tournament. That boosts the prize pool over $500,000 and registration remains open until tomorrow at 11 am for the start of Day 2.


Main Event Day 1C: Mike Laufer Continues to Lead; Farid Jattin Chasing

$1,700 DSPS Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1C Entries:  140

Farid Jattin

The dinner break ended, and players returned to action with six more levels left in their day. The entry count moved to 140, and a few more people are sliding up to the registration desk.

Mike Laufer continues to lead the field with 199,000 but poker pro Farid Jattin is not far behind with 177,000. Laufer scored big by winning the opening event of the 2021 RRPO series and Jattin did the same thing a few months later by capturing the Event 1 title at the 2022 LHPO series.

Big stacks and random counts:

Mike Laufer – 199,000 (199 bb)
Farid Jattin – 177,000 (177 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas – 176,500 (177 bb)
Kenna James – 121,500 (122 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum – 110,000 (110 bb)
Todd Rosenthal – 104,000 (104 bb)
Ido Ashkenazi – 90,000 (90 bb)
Willie Wiggins – 90,000 (90 bb)
Richard Rice – 84,500 (85 bb)
Mike Chiappetta – 84,500 (85 bb)
Michael Tait – 78,500 (79 bb)
David Nathaniel – 72,000 (72 bb)
Solange Lucas – 54,500 (55 bb)
Tom Schafer – 53,000 (53 bb)
Howard Feingold – 51,000 (51 bb)
Michael Graffeo – 48,000 (48 bb)
Steve Bennett – 35,500 (36 bb)

Upgraded Food Options!

If you’ve been in our Poker Room recently, you might have noticed an upgrade to our food options. If you are new to the room, enjoy some tasty food while playing.

We have an extensive menu of items available from The BŌL, excellent Asian cuisine featuring a menu of authentic Vietnamese and Chinese specialty dishes. We also offer empanadas, quesadillas, plus a full menu of sandwiches and pizzas.

Take a look at the menu below and enjoy some food while sitting at the table or during the upcoming dinner break.

Poker Room Menu

Main Event Day 1C: Mike Laufer’s Time at the Top

$1,700 DSPS Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1C Entries:  126

Mike Laufer

Players returned to their seats after the second break and we had a nice little rush at the registration desk. The entry count is up to 126 for Flight C to leave the field less than 20 new entries away from creating a prize pool over $500,000.

It’s a good day.

Mike Laufer is the latest to top the counts and sits with 172,800. Tom Schafer is second with 152,000 and Todd Rosenthal is still in contention with 150,400.

Laufer has some big results with us; he won the opening event of the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $160,734 then earned another $215,000 a few months later for a final table finish in the 2022 WPT Poker Showdown Championship.

Tom Schafer