Two Starting Flights Finished at Foxwoods; Linsford Geddes and Carlo Sciannameo Lead the Way

Carlo Sciannameo
Friday saw two starting flights played here at the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods stop, and when it was all said and done 367 entries were recorded. Of the 201 entries to compete in the first starting flight, 71 survivors secured a seat for Day 2, while 46 players made it through from the 166 entries in Day 1B. In total, 117 players will return tomorrow at 12 noon EST, each one hoping to add this prestigious Main Event title to their resume.

Massachusetts resident and Jamaican native Linsford Geddes topped the counts with 230,000, thanks in large part to a climactic collision that occurred on the last hand of Day 1B. Geddes turned the stone nuts with 7h5d on a 4h3s2s6h board, and before he knew it two players shoved all in before he could act. One of those shoves was for approximately 80,000 chips, while the other was for far less, and Geddes snapped off the bets before imploring the dealer to hold. Geddes’s nut straight was fading jh5h against the larger all in, while the shorter stack held 6d5s for a flopped straight that had been ran down. When the ks completed the board Geddes began whooping it up, celebrating with his friends on the rail before commiserating with his former tablemate in the next seat over, telling him that the hand essentially played itself.

Geddes leapfrogged over Carlo Sciannameo (pictured) to take the overall chip lead, after the latter dominated Day 1A to bag up 209,100. Sciannameo was active throughout the day, playing what seemed to be every pot and pushing his opponent’s around at every turn.

There are several big names and big stacks trailing Geddes and Sciannameo in the counts, including Sergio Ramirez (187,900), three-time Circuit ring winner Ryan Eriquezzo (120,500), East Coast grinder Mike Dentale (122,000), WPT Champion’s Club member Will “The Thrill” Failla (119,500), D.J. MacKinnon (61,000), WSOP bracelet winner Andrew Badecker (60,800), and Fred Paradis (52,100). Each of these players bagged up on their first bullet, while Paul McCaffrey (88,600) and Alex Queen (81,000) managed to make it through Day 1B on their second attempt.

Notable names who fell by the wayside during Friday’s starting flights include Valentin Vornicu, Mark Dube, Lily Kiletto, Paul Mattioda, Raj Patel, Sara Kopp, and reigning WSOP-C Casino Champion Randal Sklar.

The remaining 117 players will reconvene on Saturday at 12 noon EST for Day 2, and you can follow all of the action right here on WSOP.com.

Full chip counts and seat draws are available on the Foxwoods Blog at ​www.FoxwoodsPoker.com.

Today’s Schedule at Foxwoods Casino

Today is Day 9 of the World Series of Poker Circuit. This series features $1,000,000 in Guaranteed Prizes and awards 12 Gold Rings. Here’s what’s on today’s schedule:

9am:
$60 NLH
Full structure is available here.

9am:
$250 TURBO MEGA SUPER
($210 buy-in / $40 Entry fee)
WIN AN ENTRY INTO EVENT #10 $1,675 NLH
Players start with 12,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Levels will be 10 minutes.
Registration & Re-entries will be available through the end of the 6th level (approximately 10:10am).
Full structure is available here.

11am:Flight A of Event #10 $1,675 NLH
$500,000 Guaranteed
($1,550 Buy-in / $125 Entry fee) (Three Day Event)
Players start with 20,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Players eliminated from Flight A or Flight B may re-enter the same Flight or on DAY 2 before the start of level 13.Players may only Re-Enter the event ONCE for a total of  2 ENTRIES.
Day 1 will play until the completion of level 12 (approximately 7:30pm).
Day 2 will resume at Noon the following day.
Levels will be 40 minutes on Day 1, 60 minutes on Day 2, and 75 minutes on Day 3.
Full structure is available here.

2pm:
$250 TURBO MEGA SUPER
($210 buy-in / $40 Entry fee)
WIN AN ENTRY INTO EVENT #10 $1,675 NLH
Players start with 12,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Levels will be 10 minutes.
Registration & Re-entries will be available through the end of the 6th level (approximately 3:10pm).
Full structure is available here.

5pm:
Flight A of Event #10 $1,675 NLH
$500,000 Guaranteed
($1,550 Buy-in / $125 Entry fee) (Three Day Event)
Players start with 20,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Players eliminated from Flight A or Flight B may re-enter the same Flight or on DAY 2 before the start of level 13.Players may only Re-Enter the event ONCE for a total of  2 ENTRIES.
Day 1 will play until the completion of level 12 (approximately 1:30am).
Day 2 will resume at Noon the following day.
Levels will be 40 minutes on Day 1, 60 minutes on Day 2, and 75 minutes on Day 3.
Full structure is available here.

8:30pm:
$160 NLH Survivor
Full structure is available here.

A full series schedule is available here.

3rd Place: Arthur Fera ($5,041)

Arthur Fera

Arthur Fera moved all in from the small blind and Terry Eldredge made the call from the big. Arthur’s As4d was in front of Terry’s KhJc, but Terry picked up a slew of outs on the ThAh2h flop. The 9d turn changed nothing, but the 9h gave Terry a winning flush. Arthur will exit this tournament in 3rd place, good for $5,041.

4th Place: Mark Hathaway ($3,724)

Mark Hathaway

Mark Hathaway was all in preflop holding AhTc and was up against Terry Eldredge’s KdJs. The 6dQc5c was safe for Mark, but the Jh hit the turn to pair Terry. Mark would need an ace on the river to survive, but it was not to be as it fell 2c. Mark will exit this tournament in 4th place, collecting $3,724 f or his efforts.

6th Place: Jim Frame ($2,138)

Jim Frame was all in preflop holding ace-six and ran into the pocket aces of Terry Eldredge. This would be the third time Terry had pocket aces at this final table so far, and they held up this time. Jim will exit this tournament in 6th place, collecting $2,138 for his efforts.

7th Place: Steve Saklad ($1,654)

Steve Saklad was in great shape to double up as he was all in with AdAc against Arthur Fera’s AsTs. The 4h8sTc did give some hope to Arthur, and amazingly, the Th on the turn gave Arthur trip tens. Steve would need to hit a one outer to survive, but the Qh hit the river instead. Steve will exit this tournament in 7th place, good for $1,654.