Rich Maloney, a Southern Mass Regional Player, won today’s Eastern Poker Tour Season 30 January $10,000 Monthly Championship.
On what was a very cold day, 244 players (a Season 30 record) came out to play for a piece of the $10,000 prize pool.
This is win number 17 overall for Mr. Maloney.
Coming into this Final Table, Rich was 5th chips and never really got into too much trouble with Andy Sayce (2nd place and chip leader coming into the Final Table). “Having played with Andy to my left prior to the Final Table and then having on my right on the Final Table…I knew when to get out of his way. He’s a very good player.”
Rich’s key hand was when his pocket Aces held up against Mike Cintolo’s pocket Kings.
When it became a head’s up battle with Andy Sayce, the chips flew back and forth for almost an hour. A bluff here…a bluff there. Many times during that hour, the chip swings were huge!
This is Rich’s biggest win (money wise) and is looking forward on playing in Day 2 of the Season 30 $30,000 Televised Finals.
Just a few side notes:
— This was a record crowd for Season 30 – 244 players today!
— There were also 7 new players to the Final Table.
— Lastly, we were told that Jacky Lau (5th) made it past dinner break for only the 2nd time ever! Way to go Jacky!
— Mike Cintolo came in 3rd which earned him a “Double Stack” for the Day 2 in the Season 30 $30,000 Televised Finals. He joins John Varela, Marisol Marzette, Ronnie Smith, Susan Pell and Mike Rahill as “Double Stack” players.
Our February $10,000 Monthly Championship will be on March 14th, 2020 at the VFW Walpole!
|1st||Rich Maloney||$2,500.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|2nd||Andy Sayce||$1,650.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|3rd||Mike Cintolo||$1,200.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|4th||Ron Paula||$800.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|5th||Jacky Lau||$600.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|6th||Chuck McCaughey||$500.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|7th||Justin Franco||$450.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|
|8th||Kurt Heitmann||$400.00||Seat into Day 2 of Season 30 Finals|