Saturday, November 10, 2012

Event 1: Flying Lead Change

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez (Bronx, NY) has chipped up to ~3.9 million, taking the chip lead away from Jordan Ludwick, who had about 3 million.

Then Jordan opened for 125k.  Raymond Morgan (New York, NY) shoved for 955k straight.

After getting the count, Jordan called, showing AK.

Raymond was facing elimination with AJ.

Raymond Morgan

Then the board ran out J J 9 T A giving Raymond Jacks-full.  He doubled up to ~2 million.

Jordan dropped to about 2 million.

Event 1: 29th - 27th Places

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Earning $2,559
29 - Mike Lydon (Woodside NY)
28 - Loren Zens (Jamesville, NY)

Alex Gil (Corona, NY) open-shoved, then Cuong Phung (Atlantic City, NJ) moved in over the top, effectively isolating.

Alex had KJ offsuit and was racing against Cuong's pocket Tens.  It was essentially over when the flop came T 3 3, giving Cuong Tens-full.  Only running Kings or running Jacks would save Alex.

Neither longshot came through and Alex was dispatched in 27th place, earning $3,041.

Cuong chipped up to ~1.7 million.

Event 1: Travails of Travell

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Just before the break, Travell Thomas (Orchard Park, NY) was in the small blind and got his chips in against Dilip Ravindran (Jersey City, NJ) who was on the button.

Travell's AK was dominating Dilip's K9 and he had Dilip covered, but then the board came Q 9 9 3 8.  Dilip doubled up with trip 9s, leaving Travell short.

After play resumed, Travell got all-in against Taya Kuznetsova (Brooklyn, NY) and doubled up when he caught a four-flush on the board.

Event 1: Ludwick Still Leads

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Blinds 25k/50k with 5k ante.

29 players are back in action.  Average is now over 1.2 million.

Jordan Ludwick still leads.  He's up to ~3.2 million.

Event 1: 35th - 30th Places

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)  

The latest departures:

Earning $2,559
35 - Nhan Nguyen (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)
34 - Greg Fishberg (Huntingdon Vally, PA)
33 - Greg Pogarsky (Rexford, NY)
32 - Massoud Nikjouian (Rockville, MD)
31 - Ronald Durante (Hainesport, NJ)
30 - Sirous Jamshidi (Broomall, PA)

End of level and time for a break.

Event 4: Bubble Looms

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)  

Players are dropping quickly.  They're down to 34 still in the hunt.  27 get paid, so only 7 more to reach the money.

Mike Dentale (Brooklyn, NY) was four outs away from departure when he got all-in on the turn holding 97 suited (pair of 9s) on a board of J 8 4 9.  His opponent had pocket 8s and had flopped a set. 

Only a Ten on the river would save Mike.   And that's what he got.  He hit the gutterball to make the straight and double-up to about 95k.

Mike Melkersen is up to ~250k and may be the chip leader.

Miguel Borrero
Byung Yoo

Event 1: 36th Place - Morales

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

John Morales (Gettysburg, PA) was next to go in 36th place, earning $2,559.

Gregory Bock (New York, NY) got all-in from the big blind against the player on the button. 

Gregory's A8 was dominating A7, then he turned a four-flush to secure the double-up.  He's now got about 500k.

35 players remain.  Average stack is just over 1 million.

Event 1: 37th Place - Henrici

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

In a battle of the blinds, Jason Henrici (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) got all-in, only to run into the pocket Kings of Chao Lin (Hicksville, NY).

Jason's 65 suited needed help, but he got none on the board.

With that pot, Chao chipped up to over 1.7 million.

Jason Henrici busted out in 37th place ($2,188).

Blinds Up!  20k/40k with 4k ante.

Event 1: 53rd - 38th Places

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

The bust-outs are coming rapidly.  Only about 40 minutes since they returned from dinner and we've lost 16 players.

Earning $1,892
53 - Tommy Saleh (Jersey City, NJ)
52 - Sanjay Sinha (Woodstock, GA)
51 - Michael Murphy (Wilkes Barre, PA)
50 - Brian Lemke (Norristown, PA)
49 - Ilya Lemberg (Bethesda, MD)
48 - John Lytle (Rumson, NJ)
47 - 'Lucky' Lee Kirsch (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
46 - Hao Le (Aldie, VA)

Earning $2,188
45 - Saad Ghanem (Rosedale, MD)
44 - Alan Kapushinsky, Jr (Toms River, NJ)
43 - John Rothe (Wantagh, NY)
42 - John Densing (Blue Pt, NY)
41 - Ruslan Klimanov (Moscow, Russia)
40 - Burin Shinawatra (Annandale, VA)
39 - Keiko Lim (Bronx, NY)
38 - Seth Berger (Woodbury, NY)

37 players remain.  Average stack is 967k.

Event 4: Still Hunting Bounties

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry) 

These familiar faces still alive and hunting for bounties:

Jeff Papola
Paul Volpe
Kyle Bowker
Miguel Borrero
Mike 'Little Man' Sica
Cherish Andrews
Adel Shakerian
Byung Yoo
Mike Dentale
Frank Reina
Damon Sita
Matt Iles

Still a long way to go to reach the money.  Only 27 get paid.

Event 1: Play Resumed

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 15k/30k with 4k ante.

Players are back in their seats and settling in for a long night.

They'll play as long as it takes to determine a winner.

Event 4: Back in Action

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

Post-dinner play is underway!

Level 12:  Blinds 800/1600 with 200 ante.

Mike Melkersen

Jedial Pires (Stone Harbor, NJ) has some company on the leader-board.  Mike Melkerson (New Market, VA) has joined him in the 200k range.  Mike has also collected 7 bounties along the way.

Event 1: Dinner Break

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

The remaining 43 players are on dinner break with an average stack of 832k (28 BB).  Jordan Ludwick (Cherry Hill, NJ) continues to lead the way with more than 3.2 million (107 BB).

Play resumes at 8:50 pm with blinds at 15k/30k/4k

Event 3: Winner - Alwan

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Event 3 Champion - Khaled Alwan (Wayne, NJ)

William "Bumpereno" Munley was valiant in his effort to win back to back (and a third) Borgata Open tournament, but today was Khaled Alwan's day.  He bested a very tough field, and takes home first place money and the first trophy of this series.

Event 3: Runner-Up - Munley

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

2nd Place - William "Bumpereno" Munley

Event 1: Failla Doubles Through Ghanem

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Will Wakes Up With Aces

Will Failla (Smithtown, NY) is all in for 619k with pocket aces against Saad Ghanem (Rosedale, MD) who has pocket 10s.

Failla flops a set of aces to win the hand and take his stack to 1.2 million.

Ghanem is left with 50k and is knocked out a few hands later.

Event 3: 3rd Place - Shahrzad

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

3rd Place - Behrooz Shahrzad (Kensington, MA)

Event 3: 4th Place - Wilson

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

4th Place - Ronald Wilson (Hanover Twp, PA)

Event 3: 5th Place - Saposnik

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

5th Place - David Saposnik (Rockaway, NY)

Event 1: Luckwick Exposes Self Revealing Winner

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

In a hand that has the Signature Room buzzing, chip leader Jordan Ludwick (Cherry Hill, NJ) knocks out two players including the healthy stack of Dan Wach (Boonton, NJ).

Michael Azzaro (Yonkers, NY) moves all in for 240k and Ludwick calls before facing the all in bet of Wach for 540k more.

At this point the hand is told from varying perspectives, but we'll distill the facts to this.

Ludwick tabled A K♣ and said something along the lines of, "I don't think I can call."

Without knowing Ludwick's clear intention, Azzaro (J 10) and Wach (A♠ Q♣) both turn over their cards and that's when all heck breaks out.

Ludwick says he never folded and Tournament Director Tab Duchateau is called to the table.

The ruling is that Ludwick's hand is live and play continues with three-way all in action.

Flop: J 9♠ 6♣ (Azzaro pair of jacks)

Turn: A (Ludwick pair of aces, king kicker)

River 7♠ (no change)

Ludwick outkicks Wach to win the hand with a pair of aces to knockout both players.

Ludwick is apologetic, while Wach considers the premature exposed cards as angle shooting. But Wach also understands that it was his responsible to understand Ludwick's action before turning over his cards.

The unofficial count has Ludwick with well more than 3 million chips, three times the chip average and more than 100 big blinds. He's also assessed a warning for exposing his cards, the next time it happens Ludwick receives a one orbit penalty.

Intention and interpretation are the biggest topics of conversation as everyone has an opinion on the hand.

Event 4: Dinner Time

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

The 53 remaining players are enjoying a one hour dinner break.

Play will resume at 8:25pm.

Average stack is about 70k.

Event 3: 6th Place - Toft

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

6th Place - Bo Toft (Yardley, PA)

Toft was all-in for the ante in Razz, and ended up heads up with Shahrzad for his tournament life.  It was over on  sixth street, when the best low Bo could make was a ten.  

Alwan is still our overwhelming chipleader, with Shahrzad assuming second place for the moment.

Event 1: Will "The Magician"

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Will "the Thrill" Failla (Smithtown, NY) pulls a rabbit out of his hat to win a race and stay in the tournament.

Failla is at risk with A Q against the pocket 4s of Michael Zagorites (Chelmsford, MA) and says, "I need the ace of clubs."

The door card is the A♣ and the table erupts as Failla flops trips.  Zagorites ships 260k in the double up, but is still healthy with 1.5 million.

Event 3: Running Away With It

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Khaled Alwan (Wayne, NJ) is the clear favorite to win this tournament, he sits with over 475,000, with his closest competitor holding 170,000.  There are three stacks below 100,000, and we should se some movement soon.

Event 4: Bounty King

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

Pires Piling Up Chips

Jedial Pires (Stone Harbor, NJ via Brazil) is already free rolling and continues to build his stack.  He has "at least" 10 knockouts worth $2,000 to build his stack to 210k.

67 players remain with 56k (56 BB) as blinds are 500/1k/100 ante.

Event 3: Top Two Stacks Tangle

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

The biggest stacks at the table are still Bumpereno Munley and Khaled Alwan, and they found themselves heads up in a Stud pot.  With limits of 10,000/20,000, and bets on every street, when Alwan made a flush on the river it took a chunk of Bumper's stack.

Event 3: Bo Now Knows Doubling Up

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Bo Toft (Yardley, PA) looked to be the next player out, but in made a full house on seventh street (Stud Hi/Lo), leaving his opponent drawing dead.  Although he's doubled, he still the short stack at the table with 65,000.

Event 1: Back From Break

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

64 players remain with an average stack of 559k (28 BB). Blinds are now 10k/20k/3k ante

The next elimination will move players into the next pay scale of $1,651 and we'll be down to seven tables.

Event 3: Updated Chip Counts

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

We have six players that are fighting for the first trophy to be handed out in this series, here are their seat assignments and chip counts:

  1. Bo Toft - 85,000
  2. Khaled Alwan - 340,000
  3. Behrooz Shahrzad - 60,000
  4. Ronald Wilson - 160,000
  5. David Saposnik - 130,000
  6. Bill Munley - 190,000
Players are in Level 21 with limits at 10,000/20,000.

Event 1: Chip Leaders

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Jordan Ludwick 2.2 million
Andrew Gonzalez 1.7 million
Michael Zagorities 1.6 million
Jared Jaffee 1.3 million
Multiple players at ~1 million (jncluding Luke Vrabel & Douglas Stewart)

Event 3: 7th Place - Salzer

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

7th Place - Russell Salzer (Hollywood, FL)

Event 3: 8th Place - Fishman

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

8th Place - Edward Fishman (New York, NY)

Event 3: 9th Place - Fooden

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

9th Place - Bart Fooden (Point Lookout, NY)

Event 1: Gonzalez Gets Gift

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

While holding K♠ J♠, the river brings a third spade giving Andrew Gonzalez (Bronx, NY) the nuts (A♠ on board).

Gonzalez bets 280k into the pot and his opponent shoves 500k on top and Gonzalez snap calls.

The big pot takes Gonzalez to 1.5 million and he's one of the bigger stacks in the room.

Event 3: Stuck At 9

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

When we went to the final table, there were a few short stacks among the bunch.  Those players have managed to stay afloat for now, as Bumpereno and Khalen are beginning to lap the field/

Event 4 - Payouts

Borgata Fall Poker Open
Event 4:  $500 + $60 + $200 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em
November 10-11, 2012

Entries:  248
Total Buy-In:  $124,000


1:         $33,673
2:         $19,845
3:         $11,427
4:           $9,262
5:           $7,217
6:           $6,014
7:           $4,811
8:           $3,608
9:           $2,406
10 - 12:  $1,564
13 - 15:  $1,323
16 - 18:  $1,203
19 - 27:  $1,083

Event 1: 9 x 9 = 81

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

81 players remain on 9 tables, here's a look at some recognizable faces:

Table 1

Jeremiah McKenna
Saad Ghanem
Jared Jaffee

Table 2

Greg Bock
Sirous Jamshidi

Table 3

Mike Summers
Alex Gil

Table 4

Bruce Yamron
Jordan Ludwick

Table 5

Jeff Spence
Mike Lydon
Taya Kuznetsova
Alan Kapuschinsky
Keiko Lim Towarazako

Table 6

Burin Shinawatra
Daniel Chan
Like Vrabel

Table 7

Lee Kirsch

Table 8  

Brian Lemke
Cuong Phong
Will Failla

Table 9

Darryl Boatwright
Shawn Busse
Elliott Zaydman

Level 22 (8k/16k/2k ante) is underway.

Event 3: Sweating The Finish

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

"Bumpereno" And His Railbirds

Event 3: Final Table

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Here is your Event 3 Final Table:

  1. Russel Salzer (Hollywood, FL)
  2. Bo Toft (Yardley, PA)
  3. Edward Fishman (New York, NY)
  4. Khaled Alwan (Wayne, NJ)
  5. Behrooz Shahrzad (Kensington, MD)
  6. Ronald Wilson (Hanover, PA)
  7. David Saposnik (Rockaway, NY)
  8. Bart Fooden (Point Lookout, NY)
  9. Bill Munley (Throop, PA)

Event 3: On The Bubble

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Bubble Time

Our one time chip leader ends up our bubble boy, as Nick Marsico (Myrtle Beach, SC) falls short of the money.  The tournament director is shuffling the players, and we will bring you the final table seat assignments and chip counts.

Event 3: Munley Making a Move

$400 + $50 H.O.R.S.E.

"Bumpereno" Gives Borgata Two Thumbs Up

Bill "Bumpereno" Munley (Throop, PA) is looking to pickup where he left off at Borgata, with another final table and possibly a win.  The difference this time is that he's in a much better emotional state.

"It's a happy place for me," says Munley, who found out his older brother Bill died from a fall while on his way to winning the 7 Card Stud title ($8,000) in September at the Borgata Poker Open.

Munley is one of 11 players left and, with 180k, is one of the big stacks heading towards the final table.

Munley is one of ~20 players who have won two Borgata trophies and is looking to add his name to the short list of three time winners.  He's other previous title came in April of 2011 and he would love to add a mixed game trophy to his resume.

Event 1: Vrabel Stones Fritz

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Fritz Stoner (Lancaster, PA) is the last elimination before break.

He's out in 95th place ($1,149) when his AK runs into the pocket aces of Luke Vrabel (W. Hartford, CT). Vrabel adds 220k to his stack which is now up to 650k.

Players are on a 15 minute break; the average stack is 377k (31 BB) and play resumes with blinds at 6k/12k/2k ante.

Event 1: 2 Million Big Stack

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Jordan Ludwick (Cherry Hill, NJ) continues to hold the chip lead with 2.1 million (210 BB) with blinds at 5k/10k/1k ante.

Bustouts have been fast and furious as Patti Haggety (Scranton, PA) is out in 113th place, busting just after Pierre Deissler (Mt. Laurel, NJ).

Also on the rail is Matt Brady (Havertown, PA).

Event 3: Almost Bubble Time

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Twelve players now remain, and this final table will be nine handed.  Once we get to the money bubble (nine get paid), we will give you the play by play.

Event 3: Bumper Cars

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

The very vocal Bill "Bumpereno" Munley is sitting to the direct right of Nick Marsico, and they are been very active in hands together.  Marsico took a large hit to his stack as he was squeezed in the middle of a Stud Hi/Lo hand with aces up, against a flush and a made low.  

Bumpereno and Marsico then tangled again in a pot where Marsico won three quarters, helping him get back on the right track.

14 players still remain.

Event 1: Two Roses and a Thorn

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

(l-r) Kuznetsova, Kupuchinsky & Lim Towarazako

Alan Kapuschinsky (Toms River, NJ) is a thorn between the roses of Taya Kuznetsova (Brooklyn NY) and Keiko Lim Towarazako (Bronx, NY).

All three continue to grind away on Table 5.

Event 3: And Down The Stretch They Come

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

We've been waiting a day to use that post title, and with 14 players remaining, we are inching towards the final table.  Players are currently in Level 17 with limits at 4,000/8,000, and Nick Marsico still holds a solid lead.

Event 1: First in the Money

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

John Dickerson

The first players to cash in the inaugural event of the 2012 Borgata Fall Poker Open have already collected their $1,018 pay day.

Christine Brewer (Port Monmouth, NJ) finished in 140th place when her pocket 8s were no good from the small blind.

"First to cash, that's kind of a consolation prize," says Brewer, who got part of her payout in green ($25) chips as she heads to the cash tables.

John Dickerson (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ) was next to go and also glad to make the money after his stack was crippled before the bubble.  Dickerson says his opponent went runner-runner gutshot straight against his two pairs.

Also on the rail, but in the money are Steve Fiorentini (Winchester, MA) and Alex Queen (Bethlehem, PA).

Hand-for-hand play lasted 12 minutes, so half the time is back on the clock with play resuming at 40 minutes left on Level 19 (4k/8k/1k ante).

The gold (25k) chips are now in play after the removal of the purple (500) chips.

Event 3: Road Trippin'

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Nick Marsico

Nick Marsico (Myrtle Beach, SC) hails originally from New Jersey, but moved down to South Carolina to make one of his hobbies a career.  Nick always considered both poker and golf a recreational game, maybe making a little bit of money playing both.  He then decided to head down to Myrtle Beach, and enroll in the Golf Academy of America.

Marsico still has a handful of friends in the northeast, and no more a perfect place to meet up then the Borgata during a series.  Nick's made the most of it, turning his 38,000 starting stack from today to just over 180,000.  He has assumed the chip lead, and with two tables left is primed to head to the final table.

Event 4: Late Arrivals

$500 + 60 + 200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

The registration and re-entry period is still open, so players are still filing into the main poker room.  They are currently in Level 5 with blinds at 150/300/25, and a chip average of 22,000.  Some late arrivals to the room:

Jamie Kerstetter
Cherish Andrews
Alex Rocha

Event 1: Aces vs Kings, Bubble Breaks

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Rausenberger Comes Up Aces

Timothy Rausenberger (Haskell, NJ) is everyone's best friend as he breaks the bubble and sends the remaining 140 players into the money.

Rausenberger's pocket aces hold against Paul Mullins (Silver Spring, MD) and his pocket kings.

All the chips are in preflop as Mullins loses his last 119k.

Everyone is guaranteed a min. cash of $1,018 as they chase the $143,114 top prize.

Players are on a 15 minute break as the purple (500) chips are colored up.

Event 1: Picture Gallery

$500 + 60 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

An interesting look at the players remaining standing and waiting for verification of the bubble bursting:

Event 3: Tension Runs High

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

With the players from Event 1 on the money bubble, even the players from this H.O.R.S.E. are becoming interested in what's transpiring.  Currently there are 17 players remaining, nine of which will make the final table and go home with their share of the prize pool respectively.

Event 1: Money Bubble

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

The first two levels of the day are in the books, but the scheduled break has been postponed.

143 players remain and we're now three spots from the money. Play continues until the bubble breaks as Level 19 (4k/8k/1k ante) is underway.

Players who have busted and won't be making the money include:

Mike "Little Man" Sica
Jason Deutsch
Avdo Djokovic
Kevin McColgan
Tony Sinishtaj
Roman Valerstein
Bruce Frank


141 remain, play is now hand-for-hand.

Event 1: Rich Get Richer, Ludwick at 1.8 million

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Deissler (left) & Sinha (right) Watch Ludwick Stack Chips

Jordan Ludwick continues his hot streak and is now approaching the 2 million chip mark.

His latest victim is Hamid Kashvari (New York, NY) who just shipped 600k on a board of J♣ 4♠ 8 3♣ J.

Kashvari check-called the flop and turn for 45k and 65k respectively.  Ludwick bets 150k on the river, Kashvari moves in for 400k more and Ludwick snap calls.

Ludwick shows A J♠ for trip jacks and Kashvari simply mucks.

"I've never had someone help stack chips," says Ludwick who is still shaking after his new found fortune.

"That was a Randall Cunningham 91-yard punt," says Pierre Deissler (Mt. Laurel, NJ), who helps Ludwick while referring to Kashvari for giving away his entire stack.

"This is unbelievable," says Sanjay Sinha (Woodstock, GA), "He's a storm stronger than Hurricane Sandy."

Event 3: Doc's Out Of Office

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

In one of the first bustouts of the day we lost "Doc"Arsht, one of our two WSOP bracelet holders in the field ("Miami" John Cernuto).  Also to hit the rail:

Rouhollah Sohayegh
Jeff Jerome

Bill "Bumpereno" Munley has assumed the chip lead, the first player to eclipse the century mark.

Event 3: Another Day At The Track

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

The players are in Level 15 with limits at 2,500/5,000.

Event 3: Back in the Starting Gate

$400 + $50 H.O.R.S.E.

Another trophy up for grabs is in the HORSE tournament were 23 players are still alive for the hardware and the $9,643 top prize.

Khaled Alwan (Wayne, NJ) begins the day as the chip leader with 95k and the average stack is 46k.

HORSE refresher course.

H: Hold'em
O: Omaha 8B
R: Razz
S: Stud (High)
E: Eight or better, Seven-card stud (High/Low)

Event 1: Another Big Pot

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Jimmy Alimonos (Bethpage, NY), who began the day with 395k (12th overall), is now up to 750k after knocking out Avdo Djokovic (Staten Island, NY).

Djokovic ships 250k with two pairs after a flop of K 4 2, but is crushed by Alimonos' set of 4s.

Alimonos is one of several players creeping up on the 1 million chip mark.

Event 1: Fast & Furious

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Day 1A chip leader Jordan Ludwick (Cherry Hill, NJ) has taken the overall lead after winning a big pot on the third hand of the day.

Ludwick, who began Day 2 with 625k, calls the all in bet of 20k by Carmen Labruto (Ocean City, MD) and then calls a min raise from Yossi Aizenberg (Myrtle Beach, SC).

Ludwick checks the Q 2 2 flop and Aizenberg moves all in for ~200k. After tanking for a few seconds, Ludwick makes the call and sees he's in good shape with pocket jacks against Aizenberg's pocket 10s

Ludwick's pocket jacks are best against  and they hold to scoop the pot and knockout two players.

"I can't believe I was in that spot so early," Ludwick says about the tough decision after his hand holds.  He knocks out both players and now has more than 850k.

Event 1: Twitter Vibes

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Here's what they're saying on Twitter as players look for that six-figure payday.

Day 2 Event 1. $143k for first, 204 left. Table draw is amazing and I can't wait to gamble.

3 more min b4 kickOff in the best poker room in America vGor Chips good table draw

About to start Day 2 Borgata poker open event #1, 204 left 140 pay, I'm pretty short w/ @ 70k need a double up 

BPO event 1, short stack with 25BB, !

Just picked up the bonus, ready to do this!!

Starting day 2 of this huge borgata event 1 as chip leader with 637k and about 220 people left out of 1400... Hoping for a long day

Event 1: Trophy Hunting

$500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Out of 1,431 entries, just 204 (14%) remain and all have their eyes on the $143,114 top prize and the coveted Borgata Fall Poker Open trophy that goes with it.

But first things first, making the money as 140 earn a min. cash of $1,018.

Jared Jaffe (Brooklyn, NY) returns as the chip leader with 637k (127 BB), while Jordan Ludwick (Cherry Hill, NJ) is close behind with 625k.  Both players, earned the $3,000 bonus as the chip leaders of their respective days.

Play resumes in the Signature Room and everyone is expecting a long grueling day.

Event 4: Rebello's Return

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

Todd Rebello
(Borgata File Photo)

A familiar face making his return to Borgata is trophy winner Todd Rebello (Oaks Bluffs, MA).

"Just got back from the West Coast," says the winner of a 2010 Spring Poker Open event for $21,000.

Rebello recently got some serious tv time, unfortunately it was as a spectator at the WSOP Main Event.  Rebello is family friends with Jesse Sylvia who finished runner-up in the Octo-nine.

"10 minutes after I got there my phone blew up with 50 messages," says Rebello who was seated with Jesse's mother, Marlene, during the coverage.

Rebello, who's playing today's double black chip bounty, his first event of the series, says he's known Sylvia's family since Jesse was a young boy.

There's no word if Sylvia will be making the trip to Borgata, but here's a look at the featured interview with him when he was here in September for the WPT Borgata Poker Open.


Moments after catching up with Rebello, he's knocked out with pocket 10s against the pocket aces of Tony Tran (Philadelphia, PA).

Event 4: Sleepy Heads

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

After a late night of cash games in the Poker Room, players are slowly rolling in to play in the double black chip bounty.

Here's a look at some of the early arrivals:

Mike Shasho
Mike Marder
"Miami" John Cernuto
Cathy Dever
Stephanie Hubbard
Paul Leon

Event 4: Fresh Start

$500 +$60 + $200 Bounty NL (Re-Entry)

After two long days of Event 1, players who won't be making the money get another chance to win a Borgata Fall Poker Open trophy with this double black chip bounty.

The format offers players a chance to make some cash without making the money as every knockout
gets them two black chips, each worth $100.

The format features 15k in chips and 40 minute levels (Levels 11+/50 min.).

This 2-Day event has re-entry available for six levels.

Event 3 - Start of Day 2 Seat Assignments

Borgata Fall Poker Open
Event 3: $400 + $50 H.O.R.S.E.
November 9-10, 2012

Entries: 71
Total Buy-In:  $28,400

Players Remaining:  23
Average Chip Stack: 46,300

T01 | S01 - ROGER BARBOUR (RED LION, PA):  44,600
T01 | S04 - JOHN WOMACK (LAUDERHILL, FL):  26,000
T01 | S05 - JEFF JEROME (SPRINGFIELD, PA):  12,300
T01 | S06 - ANDREW MATHIS (FAIRFAX, VA):  41,700
T01 | S07 - BART FOODEN (POINT LOOKOUT, NY):  89,300
T01 | S08 - ROBERT TOFT (YARDLEY, PA):  91,500

T02 | S01 - HUI MING ZHU (EGG HARBOR, NJ):  52,400
T02 | S03 - GLENN ENGELBERT (ERIAL, NJ):  56,100
T02 | S04 - KHALED ALWAN (WAYNE, NJ):  95,000
T02 | S05 - EDWARD FISHMAN (NEW YORK, NY):  51,100
T02 | S06 - DAVID ARSHT (RADNOR, PA):  6,800
T02 | S07 - VAUGHAN MACHADO (RED BANK, NJ):  25,100

T03 | S02 - RONALD WILSON (HANOVER TWP, PA):  84,500
T03 | S03 - RONALD MORONE (LAS VEGAS, NV):  32,300
T03 | S05 - JINGLIN CHEN (BAYSIDE, NY):  26,400
T03 | S06 - DAVID SAPOSNIK (ROCKAWAY, NJ):  50,100
T03 | S08 - WILLIAM MUNLEY (THROOP, PA):  62,900

Event 1 - Start of Day 2 Seat Assignments

Borgata Fall Poker Open
Event 1: $500 + $60 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em
November 8-10, 2012

Entries:  1,431
Total Buy-In:  $715,500

Players Remaining:  204
Average Chip Stack:  175,300

T01 | S01 -  EDWIN LAM (LITTLE NECK, NY):  497,000
T01 | S02 -  LAWRENCE MEEKINS (ELKTON CE, MD):  214,000
T01 | S03 -  JUNGMAN LAU (BROOKLYN, NY):  307,500
T01 | S04 -  RAYMOND ALVAREZ (BROOKLYN, NY):  123,000
T01 | S05 -  SAAD GHANEM (ROSEDALE, MD):  214,500
T01 | S06 -  JARED JAFFEE (BROOKLYN, NY):  637,000
T01 | S08 -  HARVEY LAYTON (DEVON, PA):  182,000
T01 | S09 -  FRANK WARD (FAIRFAX, VA):  142,000
T01 | S10 -  PAUL VACCHIO (INWOOD, NY):  54,000

T02 | S01 -  HYON KO (FAIRFAX, VA):  331,500
T02 | S03 -  GREGORY BOCK (NEW YORK, NY):  151,000
T02 | S04 -  LEONID VIZIROV (CHALFONT, PA):  365,500
T02 | S05 -  SACHIN RAMRAKHANI (FORT LEE, NJ):  72,000
T02 | S07 -  JOSEPH LIBERTA (BERLIN, NJ):  273,000
T02 | S08 -  LAWRENCE LAKATOSH (RED LION, PA):  118,500
T02 | S09 -  LUIS NARGENTINO (FLORAL PARK, NY):  272,500
T02 | S10 -  LOREN ZENS (JAMESVILLE, NY):  81,000

T03 | S01 -  MATTHEW BRADY (HAVERTOWN, PA):  68,500
T03 | S02 -  JEREMY COSTA (LITHONIA, GA):  167,500
T03 | S03 -  THOMAS SAVITSKY (ABSECON, NJ):  138,500
T03 | S04 -  TJ CREWS (EDGEWATER, MD):  134,000
T03 | S06 -  JOHN CORNING (SYRACUSE, NY):  159,500
T03 | S09 -  ALEX GIL (CORONA, NY):  150,000
T03 | S10 -  JOEL FRANK (PRINCETON, NJ):  76,500

T04 | S01 -  CARMEN LABRUTO (OCEAN CITY, MD):  18,000
T04 | S02 -  ROBERT COCHRAN (HAGESTOWN, MD):  77,500
T04 | S03 -  JORDAN LUDWICK (CHERRY HILL, NJ):  625,000
T04 | S04 -  SANJAY SINHA (WOODSTOCK, GA):  244,500
T04 | S06 -  HAMID KASHVARI (NEW YORK, NY):  481,500
T04 | S08 -  ILYA LEMBERG (BETHESDA, MD):  186,500
T04 | S09 -  BRET WOLFE (ARLINGTON, VA):  111,000
T04 | S10 -  JOSEPH BRIDEAU (BROOKLYN, NY):  96,000

T05 | S01 -  BARRY LEVENTHAL (BROOKLYN, NY):  81,000
T05 | S03 -  DALE BAUM (BROOKLYN, NY):  124,000
T05 | S04 -  KEIKO LIM (BRONX, NY):  144,500
T05 | S05 -  DAVID RITTMEYERJR (TOWSON, MD):  94,000
T05 | S07 -  AVDO DJOKOVIC (STATEN ISLAND, NY):  292,500
T05 | S08 -  JIMMY ALIMONOS (BETHPAGE, NY):  395,000
T05 | S09 -  MONDELL OPOKU (WOODBRIDGE, VA):  60,000

T06 | S02 -  ARTHUR PETERS (BRICK, NJ):  90,500
T06 | S03 -  WILLIAM BRINDISE (RUMSON, NJ):  159,500
T06 | S05 -  FRITZ STONER (LANCASTER, PA):  361,500
T06 | S06 -  DANIEL CHAN (NEW YORK, NY):  512,500
T06 | S08 -  LUKE VRABEL (W HARTFORD, CT):  115,000
T06 | S09 -  PAUL RICHEMARD (EASTON, PA):  152,000

T07 | S01 -  DANIEL SPANTON (N PLAINFIELD, NJ):  210,000
T07 | S02 -  YUE ZHU (FLUSHING, NY):  36,500
T07 | S03 -  ANTOINE WHITE (MIDDLE RIVER, MD):  152,500
T07 | S05 -  TONY SINISHTAJ (FLUSHING, NY):  249,500
T07 | S06 -  JAMES POPER (POTTSTOWN, PA):  192,000
T07 | S07 -  MATTHEW KLECKNER (COPLAY, PA):  173,500
T07 | S08 -  TOMMY SALEH (JERSEY CITY, NJ):  115,000
T07 | S09 -  DAVID LANE (SOUTH RIVER, NJ):  123,000

T08 | S01 -  ARDAVAN AMINI (BEDMINSTER, NJ):  41,500
T08 | S02 -  PAUL MULLINS (SILVER SPRING, MD):  160,000
T08 | S03 -  SCOTT SHOYER (FLOURTOWN, PA):  143,000
T08 | S07 -  BRIAN LEMKE (NORRISTOWN, PA):  409,000
T08 | S08 -  MARC COHEN (ROCKVILLE, MD):  173,000
T08 | S09 -  EMANUEL FAILLA (SMITHTOWN, NY):  325,000
T08 | S10 -  PAUL GREIM (HELMETTA, NJ):  68,000

T09 | S01 -  FRANK WALDEN (BRIARWOOD, NY):  206,500
T09 | S02 -  TIMOTHY WORLEY (RIDGELY, MD):  146,500
T09 | S03 -  MICHAEL AZZARO (YONKERS, NY):  175,500
T09 | S04 -  MICHAEL MURPHY (WILKES BARRE, PA):  311,000
T09 | S05 -  ANTHONY CLEMENTI (BLUE BELL, PA):  121,000
T09 | S06 -  ELLIOTT ZAYDMAN (GLEN ROCK, NJ):  89,500
T09 | S07 -  JACOB BRUNDAGE (ARLINGTON, VA):  574,500
T09 | S08 -  JAMES LILLIS (ROBINSVILLE, NJ):  80,000
T09 | S09 -  ANDREW RUDNIK (ARLINGTON, VA):  112,000
T09 | S10 -  TOBY KASSER (NEW CITY, NY):  90,000

T10 | S02 -  DAVID KATZ (CHERRY HILL, NJ):  166,000
T10 | S04 -  COLEEM CHESTNUT (BROOKLYN, NY):  281,000
T10 | S08 -  GERARD KANE (SEA CLIFF, NY):  145,000
T10 | S09 -  DOUGLAS STEWART (BROOKLYN, NY):  229,500

T11 | S01 -  PHILLIP WEAST (TAMPA, FL):  314,500
T11 | S03 -  JAMES MCKEON (LATTINGTOWN, NY):  135,000
T11 | S04 -  MATTHEW PIERCE (ALBANY, NY):  106,000
T11 | S05 -  ROMAN BURAK (BROOKLYN, NY):  98,500
T11 | S06 -  TONY MANDIA (COMMACK, NY):  24,500
T11 | S07 -  BENJAMIN MODO (ROSEDALE, MD):  189,000
T11 | S08 -  LEE KIRSCH (COLD SPG HBR, NY):  243,500
T11 | S09 -  RUSLAN KLIMANOV (MOSCOW, RUS):  72,500
T11 | S10 -  JOHN ROTHE (WANTAGH, NY):  167,500

T12 | S02 -  THE VO (HARRISBURG, PA):  136,500
T12 | S03 -  JEREMIAH MCKENNA (NORWALK, CT):  50,500
T12 | S04 -  JOHN DENSING (BLUE PT, NY):  230,500
T12 | S05 -  MICHAEL THOMPSON (FALL RIVER, MA):  188,000
T12 | S06 -  BRUCE YAMRON (NAPLES, FL):  264,500
T12 | S08 -  SIROUS JAMSHIDI (BROOMALL, PA):  183,000
T12 | S10 -  TIMOTHY LITTLE (CHEVERLY, MD):  33,000

T13 | S02 -  SCOTT WARDELL (TABERNACLE, NJ):  128,500
T13 | S03 -  RONALD DURANTE (HAINESPORT, NJ):  181,000
T13 | S05 -  JOSEPH DEMONE (SOUTH AMBOY, NJ):  201,000
T13 | S06 -  PETER IPPOLITO (EAST MEADOW, NY):  152,000
T13 | S07 -  JONG MAN KIM (SILVER SPRING, MD):  89,000
T13 | S09 -  BRENDAN KASHUBA (OCEAN CITY, MD):  251,000
T13 | S10 -  KETAN PATEL (MACHIPONGO, VA):  85,000

T14 | S01 -  STEVEN PETKO (NEW YORK, NY):  125,000
T14 | S03 -  BRYAN VEACH (HYDE PARK, NY):  171,500
T14 | S06 -  BRUCE FRANK (MONTCLAIR, NJ):  46,500
T14 | S07 -  DANIEL WALSH (HOLMDEL, NJ):  110,000
T14 | S08 -  DANIEL LUPO (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ):  208,000
T14 | S09 -  SCOTT WILLIS (MURRELLS INLET, SC):  299,000
T14 | S10 -  JASON HENRICI (EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ):  159,000

T15 | S01 -  NEELESH KALANI (MULLICA HILL, NJ):  180,000
T15 | S02 -  LEE SIM (N POTOMAC M, MD):  166,000
T15 | S03 -  FLORENTINO DELEON (JOPPA, MD):  321,500
T15 | S04 -  KIJOON PARK (FLUSHING, NY):  235,000
T15 | S05 -  JOHN MORALES (GETTYSBURG, PA):  451,500
T15 | S06 -  DANIEL WACH (BOONTON, NJ):  77,000
T15 | S07 -  MICHAEL SICA (N BRUNSWICK, NJ):  131,000
T15 | S08 -  CHAO LIN (HICKSVILLE, NY):  180,500

T16 | S01 -  ALBERT LINTON (BALTIMORE, MD):  109,500
T16 | S02 -  DILIP RAVINDRAN (JERSEY CITY, NJ):  287,500
T16 | S03 -  ANDREW GONZALEZ (BRONX, NY):  161,000
T16 | S04 -  ANTHONY HILL (EGG HBR CITY, NJ):  50,500
T16 | S05 -  JOHN DICKERSON (EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ):  232,500
T16 | S06 -  HAO LE (ALDIE, VA):  388,500
T16 | S07 -  MATTHEW ROSE (MIDLOTHIAN, VA):  88,500
T16 | S08 -  MICHAEL PETRAK (WAYNE, NJ):  45,500
T16 | S09 -  BEN DAVID CHINNER (, ):  44,000
T16 | S10 -  ALEXANDER QUEEN (BETHLEHEM, PA):  110,000

T17 | S01 -  DAVID ELYAZYAN (BROOKLYN, NY):  219,000
T17 | S02 -  ERIK CAJELAIS (MASCOUCHE, CAN):  460,500
T17 | S03 -  BRYAN MILLER (BENSALEM, PA):  227,500
T17 | S06 -  DAVID NOVAK (CHERRY HILL, NJ):  226,500
T17 | S07 -  JOSEPH CAVUCCI (ARLINGTON, VA):  201,500
T17 | S08 -  MAURICE SESSUM (BUFFALO, NY):  84,000
T17 | S09 -  TIMOTHY FARO (GLEN BURNIE, MD):  57,400

T18 | S01 -  CUONG PHUNG (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ):  157,500
T18 | S02 -  JOSEPH PITEK (WAYNE, PA):  90,000
T18 | S04 -  ANGEL GONZALEZ (RONKONKOMA, NY):  175,000
T18 | S05 -  DAVID FU (BROOKLYN, NY):  29,500
T18 | S06 -  SCOTT EINIGER (MONTEBELLO, NY):  122,500
T18 | S07 -  JOHN LYTLE (RUMSON, NJ):  250,000
T18 | S08 -  CHARLES JONES (PITTSBURGH, PA):  125,000

T19 | S04 -  DARYL BOATWRIGHT (WOODBURY, NJ):  175,000
T19 | S07 -  PIERRE DEISSLER (MT LAUREL, NJ):  104,800
T19 | S09 -  GEORGE BURNS (CEDARVILLE, NJ):  15,500

T20 | S02 -  SETH BERGER (WOODBURY, NY):  246,500
T20 | S03 -  CHII CHING SUN (MERRICK, NY):  118,000
T20 | S04 -  JAMES GIURA (DOVER, NJ):  506,500
T20 | S05 -  SHAWN BUSSE (MAASAPEQUA, NY):  191,500
T20 | S06 -  JOSEPH PITTI (E MEADOW, NY):  130,000
T20 | S07 -  BILLY CASHWELL (STEDMAN, NC):  45,000
T20 | S08 -  RAYMOND MORGAN (NEW YORK, NY):  347,000
T20 | S09 -  STEVEN SAKLAD (HARTSDALE, NY):  62,500

T21 | S01 -  GREG POGARSKY (REXFORD, NY):  296,500
T21 | S02 -  JEFFREY FELL (TRENTON, NJ):  180,000
T21 | S03 -  DANIEL YOO (PALISADES PARK, NJ):  129,000
T21 | S05 -  TRAVELL THOMAS (ORCHARD PARK, NY):  262,500
T21 | S06 -  DAVID GUTFREUND (CHICAGO, IL):  151,500
T21 | S07 -  SAID RAHIM (FAIRFAX, VA):  154,500
T21 | S08 -  ANDREW HIPPLER (ANNAPOLIS, MD):  108,500
T21 | S09 -  JORDAN TUROFF (SCARSDALE, NY):  69,000
T21 | S10 -  MICHAEL LYDON (WOODSIDE, NY):  96,000

Saturday, November 10

TODAY'S EVENTS (Poker Room & The Signature Room) 

11AM: Event 4 - $500 + $60 + 200 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
  • Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips 
  • This is a Bounty tournament. Players must have their Bounty chips clearly displayed on table in order to remain active in tournament
  • Levels 1-10: will last 40 minutes each | Levels 11+: will last 50 minutes each 
  • Players may Re-Enter through Level 6 
  • 2-Day event with two starting days.  Day 2 begins Sunday at 1PM

6 PM: Event 25 - $150 + $30 + $50 Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em
  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips 
  • This is a Bounty tournament. Players must have their Bounty chips clearly displayed on table in order to remain active in tournament
  • Levels 1-10: will last 20 minutes each | Levels 11+: will last 25 minutes each
  • 1-Day event

Event 3: Until Tomorrow

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Players have already vacated the signature room and will hopefully getting some rest before play resumes tomorrow at 1:00 pm.  There are 23 players remaining, with the top stacks going to Kal Alwan  and Bo Toft.  Here are your top 10 stacks (unofficial):

Kal Alwan - 95,000
Bo Toft - 91,500
Bart Fooden - 89,300
Ronald Wilson - 84,500
Bill Munley - 62,900
Behrooz Shahozad - 56,600
Glen Engelbert - 56,100
Russel Salzer - 55,300
Eddie Fishman - 51,100
David Saposnik - 50,100

Event 1: By The Numbers

$500 + 60 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Number of Entries:  1,431
Players Remaining: 204
Chips in Play: 35.775 million

Average Stack: 175k  (35BB)
Big Stack: 637k  (127 BB)

Total Buy-In: $715,500
First Prize: $143,114
Places Paid: 140

Play Resumes: 12 Noon Saturday

Level 17:  Blinds 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

Event 3: Bo Knows Stud 8

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Bo Toft (Yardley, PA) is no stranger to these mixed events, and he was in a sizable Stud Hi/Lo pot, and was all-in on seventh street.  There were two other players in the hand, both showing boards that could not qualify for the low.  Toft showed all low cards, and when he announced the wheel when all the hands were table, it looked like he was getting the pot worth over 60,000.  Unfortunately for him one of his opponents rivered a full house, but Bo won't complain taking half of that pot.

Event 1: End of Day 1B Chip Leader

$500 + 60 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)  

With ten minutes left in the level, the clock was stopped and all tables played three more hands.

No much changed as far as the big stacks were concerned.

Jared Jaffee - End of Day 1B Chip Leader

Jarred Jaffee (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 637,000, good for the chip lead and $3,000 bonus.

That also tops the day 1A chip leader, who finished with 625,000.

All remaining day 1A players (78) and day 1b players (estimating 150) will return at 12 noon Saturday to resume play.

Event 3: Last Break, Then Last Level

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Event 3 players will take their last ten minute break of the day, and return to play one last level.  They will play Level 14 with limits at 2k/4k, and then bag until tomorrow.

Event 1: New Chip Leader

$500 + 60 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Jared Jaffee (Brooklyn, NY) had chipped up to 535k.

Then he tangled in this big hand with the other big stack, Daniel Chan:

Daniel raised pre-flop from the hijack and was called by Jared on the button and Mike 'Little Man' Sica in the big blind.

On the flop of A♠8♠4♣, Mike checked, Daniel bet, Jared called, and Mike folded.

Turn was the 9♣.

Luke Vrabel & Jared Jaffee -- BFFs!

Daniel bet 24,400 and Jared again called.

River was the 8.

Daniel fired 55,800.  Jared announced "raise" and kicked it up another 109k on top.

Daniel gave it some thought, then folded.  He was left with about 420k.

Jared showed the K as he collected the pot.  He's now up to ~640k and the new chip leader.

Event 3: No Homestretch Until Tomorrow

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Players will be finishing up the next two levels, and the bagging their chips for tomorrow's homestretch.   Tonight's play should end at approximately 2:00 am, and updated chip counts will be posted on the blog in the morning.

Last series HORSE winner Elon Diamond will not be repeating, as he was just seen leaving the room.

Event 1: Thrilling Will

$500 + 60 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Level 16:  Blinds 2k/4k with 400 ante.

Former big stack Paul Bausch ran into the force that is Will 'the Thrill' Failla (Smithtown, NY).  Paul's AK was in bad shape against Will's pocket Kings.  They were all-in pre-flop and the case King came on the flop.

Will 'the Thrill' Failla

Paul was busted and Will was up to ~250k.

Then a short-stack was all-in and called by one player when Will shoved over the top, forcing out the caller.

The short-stack had AQ.  Will was behind with AT.  Then the board came T 9 8 9 T giving Will the full boat and the pot.

He's now up to 335k.

Event 3: Win And Place (At The 1/4 Mile)

$400 + 50 H.O.R.S.E.

Bart Fooden

In 2010 Razz had not yet been approved for play in Atlantic City, so during the Borgata Winter Open, Bart Fooden (Port Lookout, NY) technically won this same event (H.O.S.E.).  He's looking for a repeat performance, and as of right now, he'd be the place horse with 48,000.  The chip leader at the moment is Russel Salazar (New York, NY) with 65,000.