On Monday, New York professional player Rick Block took down Western New York Poker Challenge 2016 Main Event at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Rick, who selected his 2nd major title at the Seneca Niagara title, following up on Seneca Fall Classic 2014 victory for US$ 40050, came into Monday’s final 6 as the chip leader as well as never looked back on the path to a US$ 52768 score.
Extra success for Rick came in the years 2015 and 2013 when he won the very first event of the Seneca Niagara Summer Slam 2015 for US$ 15000 and the Seneca Niagara Fall Poker Classic 2013 US$ 500 Reentry for US$ 9127.
The days very first elimination came very quickly when Joseph Reichenbacher bunked a small duo into Dan Wagner’s actuates to say goodbye in 6th. After that, Wagner then carried on to do all the heavy elevating, breaking Ray LaRouech in 5th and Newton Graziono in 4th, taking the chip lead into 300 play.
But this is when Rick put his foot on the gas, acquiring a series of mid-sized pots outpipping Dans pairs and abstracting the lead away. Finally, Block 4-bet shoved a set and Dan called off with 2 pair to end his solid run in 3rd.
Heads-up did not stayed long, with Rick shoving 2 pair in just the 1st few hands this time, lifting his fist when Johnson called it off along with jacks on an ace-high board. Two duo held and Rick was decisively and suddenly Western New York Poker Challenge Main Event 2016 champ.