Jun 21 6:13 am

Event 13: Richard Corley Wins the Big One

Richard Corley, Event 13 Champion

Richard Corley, Event 13 Champion

Event 13 was the final tournament of June Deep Stacks Challenge and it drew the biggest crowd, created the biggest prize pool of any this series. A total of 283 entrants put up their money but it was Richard Corley as the last player standing after nearly 17 hours of grinding. He earned that $26,898 top prize after taking some beats along the way.

Corley defeated Akash Seth in a tough heads up contest but it ended after two deciding hands which both went Corley’s way. It was a long day for everyone who made the money but they can now rest up before the Borgata Summer Poker Open kicks off in just a few short weeks.

Event 13 Final Table Results:

1st: Richard Corley (Brooklyn, NY) $26,898
2nd: Akash Seth (Port Jeff Sta, NY) $15,853
3rd: Jeff Gross (Somerville, NJ) $9,128
4th: Mike Marder (Sewell, NJ) $7,398
5th: Renata Colache (Clayton, NJ) $5,765
6th: Anton Nikaj (Hollywood, FL) $4,804
7th: Alan Sansone (Toms River, NJ) $3,843
8th: Moshe Yehoshua (Staten Island, NY) $2,882
9th: Tony Najjar (Northhampton, PA) $1,922

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Jun 21 5:35 am

Event 13: Akash Seth – 2nd Place ($15,853)

Level 32 (120,000/240,000/30,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 3
Average Stack: 5,660,000 (28 big blinds)

It wasn’t the final hand but it was the deciding hand. It was a third bet that got all the chips in the middle with Akash Seth holding a slight chip lead but needed help with versus to end it. His start began on the flop but Richard Corley had a flush draw.

It hit immediately on the turn and Seth couldn’t boat up on the river  to drop to 2,000,000 versus 9,300,000 for Corley.

The final hand saw Seth get all-in with but in a tough spot against . It got worse on the flop and the tournament was over when it completed to Seth out in the runner-up position for $15,853.

Akash Seth

Akash Seth (Port Jeff Sta, NY)

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Jun 21 4:52 am

Event 13: Jeff Gross – 3rd Place ($9,128)

Level 31 (80,000/160,000/20,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 3
Average Stack: 3,770,000 (24 big blinds)

Akash Seth opened to 400,000 and Jeff Gross moved all-in to get a snap call from Seth.

Seth:
Gross:

Gross looked like the next in line for a double but Seth hit another flop when it came then rode it out and for another come from behind pot. Gross played a good game and solid final table but had to settle for 3rd place $9,128.

Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross (Somerville, NJ)

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Jun 21 4:46 am

Event 13: Mike Marder – 4th Place ($7,398)

Level 31 (80,000/160,000/20,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 4
Average Stack: 2,830,000 (14 big blinds)

Mike Marder was riding a chip stack roller coaster for most of the final table, but the huge blinds will have that impact.

He came back from break as the “short stack” compared to the others and moved all-in with and Akash Seth called with . Seth moved further ahead on the flop and Marder was never able to recover, going out in 4th place for $7,398.

Mike Marder

Mike Marder (Sewell, NJ)

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Jun 21 4:33 am

Event 13: Still Grinding

Level 30 (60,000/120,000/20,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 4
Average Stack: 2,830,000 (24 big blinds)

Level 30 came to an end and players went off on a short break but not before Akash Seth got it in bad with a good result.

He was all-in for his last 2,030,000 with and Richard Corley moved in over the top with . Jeff Gross and Mike Marder let their hands go in the blinds and Seth started packing up when he saw what he was against.

He started to sit back down when the flop rolled then took his seat on the flush happy to double up.

Seat 1: Mike Marder – 1,400,000
Seat 2: Akash Seth – 4,700,000
Seat 3: Richard Corley – 2,400,000
Seat 4: Jeff Gross – 2,800,000

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Jun 21 4:04 am

Event 13: Renata Colache – 5th Place ($5,765)

Level 30 (60,000/120,000/20,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 2,264,000 (19 big blinds)

We were just about to update saying nothing major happened over the last level since Renata Colache doubled up earlier, besides a small double for Richard Corley.

Then Colache got mixed up with Akash Seth heads up to the flop. They got the chips in the middle and Seth quickly called with trip fives against Colache’s top pair . The turn left her drawing to the final two queens but neither came on the river to send Colache out in 5th place for $5,765.

Renata Colache

Renata Colache (Clayton, NJ)

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Jun 21 3:26 am

Event 13: Colache’s Turn to Double

Level 28 (40,000/80,000/10,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 2,264,000 (28 big blinds)

Richard Corley opened to 200,000 and Renata Colache moved all-in from the small blind for 875,000 to spice things up. Mike Marder called in the big blind and Corley let his hand go.

Colache was in a dominant position with against then secured her double up on the king-high flop. The hand dropped Marder to 3,555,000 and Colache moved up to 2,000,000.

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Jun 21 3:12 am

Event 13: Marder Spikes a Double

Level 28 (40,000/80,000/10,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 2,264,000 (28 big blinds)

It’s pretty quiet in the back of the poker room with the five-handed action off on its own, but Mike Marder found a way to inject some excitement.

Jeff Gross three-bet from the small blind and Marder called to see the flop. They both checked to the turn and things lit up. Gross led for 400,000 and Marder moved all-in for 1,575,000 after a quick think. Gross said “call” before the words were barely out of Marder’s mouth.

It looked like it was going to be an unfortunate set-over-set exit for Marder with up against the huge for Gross, two flopped sets going at it.

Then the whole table jumped as the dealer dropped the one out, case on the river and Marder looked stunned.

A huge hand and Marder picked up the massive pot to move into the lead with just over 4,000,000. Richard Corley is a close second with 3,500,000.

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Jun 21 3:02 am

Event 13: Anton Nikaj – 6th Place ($4,804)

Level 27 (30,000/60,000/5,000 ante)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 6
Average Stack: 1,887,000 (31 big blinds)

It was Anton Nikaj’s turn to try for an elusive double up at this final table and he three-bet shipped for just over 500,000 after Akash Seth opened in early position. Seth quickly called with to dominate Nikaj’s then really took the lead on the flop.

Nikaj needed miracle running cards and the turn gave him a tournament saving gutshot draw. The river was not one of his and he was sent out in 6th place for $4,804.

Anton Nikaj

Anton Nikaj (Hollywood, FL)

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