For the second time in a year, Harry Korotki, (Owings Mills, MD) has won a Borgata Fall Poker Open event with pocket Kings as his final hand. Today those Kings earned him $16,358 and his second Borgata Open trophy. Last year during the inaugural Fall Open, Korotki won the $500 + $500 Bounty No Limit Hold'em event and $39,804 with pocket Kings as his final hand.
For the second time in a year, Andrew Interdonato, (Washington, DC) had to settle for second place and $10,224. Last year during this series, Andrew finished second in the $350 Black Chip Bounty NLH event, earning $14,060.
The 9/6/4 Max format of this tournament (sometimes called "mix-max") had players starting out at nine-handed tables, then going to six-handed tables with 54 remaining. When the player count dropped to 24, they went to four-handed tables for the rest of the event, until the final table formed with the last five players.
That final table was loaded with talent including Borgata regulars Matt Maccaroni (4th - $5,864) and Daniel Chan (5th - $4,661). Another notable finish was Matthew Iles, who won event 4, $500 + $200 Bounty NLH, just a couple of days ago, good for $33,673. Today he finished 9th for $1,714.
$62,000 in total buy-ins came from 124 entries with only the last twelve players earning a slice of the pie.
"I play the game to relax...it's a big stress reliever" said Harry Korotki. He serves on the board of the Baltimore Humane Society and plans to give a portion of his winnings to that charity. He's also donating a percentage to Susan's Cause, a charity for colon cancer.
Korotki's going to take some time to relax, but expects to be back on the felt before the series is over.
Final Table Results
1 - Harry Korotki (Owings Mills, MD) $16,358
2 - Andrew Interdonato (Washington, DC) $10,224
3 - Craig Stern (Crompond, NY) $7,818
4 - Matt Maccaroni (Hamilton Square, NJ) $5,864
5 - Daniel Chan (New York, NY) $4,661