5/21, 12:10am: It is STEPHANIE MANGUM who has defeated Fred Gentile in an epic heads up battle to win the National TOC Finals at Mohegan Sun!
We will have photos and more coming soon!!!
5/21, 12:03am: We have moved into Thursday and we are still heads up for the National TOC crown! Blinds are 50,000/100,000, with Stephanie and Fred nearly tied with similar stacks. 2.4 million chips are in play.
We are now HEADS UP for the OPEN 20 at Mohegan Sun National TOC crown! It's a battle between Stephanie Mangum and Fred Gentile for the victory.
3. ROBERT WEBBER, North Carolina
4. DAVE TREMBLAY, New Jersey
And then there were 4...we're in the Final Four at the National TOC! All remaining players are guaranteed WSOP Packages, with the winner of course earning the trip to Vegas to compete for the Main Event seat!
5. DONALD LANE, New York
6. CLIFF SCHIRICO, Pennsylvania
Blinds are 20,000/40,000 with 6 players remaining! Average stack is north of 400,000 chips.
7. CHARLES SWEENEY, New Jersey
8. ERIC STUVE, New Jersey
We are now down to the FINAL 8 PLAYERS! The champagne cork has been popped and pictures are coming soon!
9. MIKE MONE, New York
10. LISA BENVENUTA, New Jersey
10 players remain! 8:24 left in the 15,000/30,000 level, and average stack is now 244,000 chips.
11. PENNY ZAGAMI, North Carolina
12. JIM HILLIKER, Pennsylvania
13. JOHN HOETJES, Connecticut
14. BILL BROX, New York
15. LOUIS PILCH, Pennsylvania
16. STEPHEN HIMPSL, New York
17. TONY MORRIS, Connecticut
18. RICHARD ARMATO, New York
19. TRACY GILES, Pennsylvania
Blinds now 10,000/20,000. 19 players remain. Average stack is 122,000 chips.
20. IZABELLA ZALTSMAN, New Jersey
21. MATT MILLIKEN, North Carolina
22. RYAN PALENZUELA, New Jersey
23. JACK ONDER, New Jersey
24. JOHN HOFFA, Maryland
5/20, 7:52pm: 24 players remain...we are now officially in THE PIT!!! 6:30 remains in the 5000/10000 blind level, with the average stack sitting right at 97,000 chips.
Group photos are coming after a ten-minute break. The tournament will resume immediately after!
5/20, 7:35pm: We are down to 27! All the action is now in THE PIT, as the crowds begin to gather to see who will take down the victory.
We will be listing the final 24 players as they are eliminated from the tournament. Stay tuned!
5/20, 7:10pm: It's down to 40 PLAYERS LEFT in the National TOC! As the blinds reach 4000/8000, the field has narrowed to just 4 tables remaining. That means we are 10 players away from THE PIT!
Blinds are now 30 minutes long, and the average chip stack is a hair over 58,000 chips.
5/20, 6:45pm: In just ten minutes since our last update, we're now down to 5 tables left in the National TOC Finals! The Top 4 players in this event will receive the WSOP Packages, with the winner earning a package to Las Vegas to compete for the WSOP Main Event seat!
5/20, 6:35pm: The field has narrowed to less than 60 players as the dinner hour passes by. Six tables remain, with blinds just being increased to 3000/6000. Average stack is just over 45,000 chips.
5/20, 4pm: The National TOC has been underway for nearly an hour now as play continues. All 14 tables are still in play, with 118 of the 122 players in the field remaining.
We have moved to THE PIT, so stay tuned for LIVE updates as they happen!
5/20, 11:30am: The OPEN 20 at Mohegan Sun National Tournament of Champions headlines Day 4! This event will begin play at 3pm, with the winner earning their way to Las Vegas to play heads up with the winner from Delaware Park for $12,500 worth of WSOP packages - including the $10,000 MAIN EVENT SEAT!
Stay tuned for more updates!