Sunday, November 11, 2012

Event 5: Payne Pings Merson & Makes the $$$

$260 + 40 Deepstack Semi-Turbo NL Hold'em 

Making The Money Reduces Antonio's Pain

Antonio Payne (Hazlet, NJ) is the first to cash in this event and had some inspiration along the way. 

The Borgata regular and East Coast grinder sent a tweet to 2012 WSOP Main Event winner Greg Merson and got a response.


Trying to ship Borgata's event 5 from 2 big blinds.

never give up :) 


Payne says he was down to 14k (blinds 2,500/5k) and battled back for a min cash of $586. He and Merson have mutual friends in common and Payne was glad to get some Twitter-love.

Merson was crippled to just two big blinds on Day 5 of the Main Event, before fighting back to win 
poker's most coveted bracelet and the $8.5 million prize.

Unfortunately, Payne didn't rally for the win, but was happy to make the money.

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