Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Event 12: 5th Place - Cicak

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

George Cicak (Bloomfield, NJ)

With the board showing 9 5 J♠ 10♠, George Cicak and Jim Wiley are all in on the turn.

Cicak: 9♣ 9♠ (set of nines)
Wiley: A 8 (nut flush draw, OE straight draw)

River: Q♣ (Wiley straight)

"Come on, you can't even pair the board," says Cicak on his way to collect 5th place money.

Wiley is up to 350k and has a huge chip lead over the other three remaining players.

Event 12: 6th Place - Marder (Bubble Boy)

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

 Mike Marder (Sewell, NJ)

Mike Marder is the unfortunate bubble boy when he moves all in for 20k with 5 4 against the K Q of Brian O'Donohue. Marder's sixth place finish leaves him one spot from the money as the remaining five players are guaranteed $1,375 and are playing for the $6,111 top prize and the trophy.

Event 12: From One Chip to Big Stack

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

Putting a Hurwitz on the Rest of the Table

Dave Hurwitz (W. Berlin, NJ) was left with one 500 chip ante, but has taken the chip and a chair mantra to a whole new level.

Hurwitz doesn't even know how many times he's double-up, "six or eight, I guess," and has gone from out the door to out in front.

His latest and biggest double-up comes through dinner break chip leader Grace Sun (Merrick, NY) in a 650k chip pot.

With blinds at 6k/12k/1k ante, Hurwitz raises to 50k and Sun moves all in for 319k. Hurwitz snap calls and has the best of it with AK vs Sun's AQ.

Hurwitz has Sun covered by 25k and is now one of the chip leaders. His first double-up came with trip 4s against pocket jacks while holding J 4.

Sun is out in 58th place and takes home $600.

Event 13: Rocha - 7th Place (2 from the $$$)

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

 Alex Rocha (S. Setaucket, NY)

Alex Rocha is the double-bubble, two spots from the money when his pocket threes is out flopped by the A 10 of George Cicak.

The next elimination sends the final five players into the money.

Event 12: Bubble Breaks, Color-up Break

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

It's a quick bubble and the 72 remaining players are in the money earning a min cash of $527 and chasing the $42,182 top prize.

The average stack is ~200k (17 bb) as blinds are moving up to 6k/12k/2k.

Players are on break as the purple (500) chips are removed from play.

Event 13: 8th Place - Reynolds (3 from the $$$)

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

  Stephen Reynolds (Little Egg Harbor, NJ) 

Stephen Reynolds busts three spots from the money when his hand runs into the pocket aces of George Cicak.

Event 13: 9th Place - Lyons (4 from the $$$)

$350 + $50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

 John Lyons (W. Hartford, CT)

John Lyons is the first casualty at the final table when his KQ is beaten by the QJ of Jim Wiley.  Wiley flops two pairs and sends Lyons to the rail four spots from the money.

Event 13: Final Table

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Nine players remain, but only five make the money, so we're looking at four bubble boys.
Will "the Thrill" Failla is the chip leader with 120k


1 Mike Morgovsky
2 Stephen Reynolds
3 Alex Rocha
4 Will Failla
5 John Lyons
6 Michael Marder
7 Brian O'Donoghue
8 George Cicak
9 Jim Wiley

Event 12: Tough Table

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

Lakatsoh (left) and Siegel (right) Acting as Table Captains

One of the tougher tables include:

Eric Siegel
John Lakatosh
Matt Iles
Pete Mavro

Event 12: Right Where He Wants 'Em

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

Vinny is Very Short (in Chips!)

After dinner, Vinny Teutonico (Dongan Hills, NY) is always holding a glass of red wine and usually a short stack.  "I got 'em right where I want them," he says with a stack of 20k.

Blinds are up to 4k/8k/1k giving Teutonico less than three big blinds.

Less than 100 players remain as we creep towards the bubble with 72 players making the money.

Event 12: Pahuja Pulls Pot

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)     

Vinny Pahuja

On the river with a board of T 5 2 7 4 (spade flush possible), seat 3 bet 80k.

Vinny Pahuja insta-called and his opponent insta-mucked.  Vinny rolled over pocket Tens for the set to take the pot.

He chipped up to ~460k and is in contention for the chip lead.

Ari Engel is up to ~450k.

Event 12: Back in Action

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)     

Level 17:  Blinds 3k/6k with 500 ante.

Play has resumed.   Approximately 110 players are still in the hunt.  Average stack is 131k.

Only 72 get paid.

Event 13: Payouts

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Total Buy-In: $15,750


  1. $6,111
  2. $3,819
  3. $2,292
  4. $1,681
  5. $1,375

Event 12: On Hold

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)    

Dinner break is over, but the five tables from the Signature Room are being relocated to the Poker Room, so play has not yet resumed.

Grace Sun

Grace Sun (Merrick, NY) is the overall chip leader with ~430k.

Event 13: Cicak Leads

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)  

Level 8:  Ante 400.

13 Players remain. Average stack is 42k.

George Cicak

George Cicak has ~71k and is the current chip leader.


Alison Schultz - last woman sitting
Dan Buzgon
Peter Ippolito

Event 13: Down to 19

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Todd Rebello has busted out, leaving 19 players at two tables.

End of level 6 and they're moving the remaining players over to the Poker Room.

There were 45 entries for this event.  Still waiting for payout information.

Event 13: Still Only Anteing

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Level 6:  Ante 200.

21 players are still only-anteing.  Among them are:

Elliott Zaydman
Brian O'Donoghue
Todd Rebello
Dan Buzgon
Thomas Hoglund
Alex Rocha
Peter Ippolito
Michael Marder
Will Failla
Alex Smith
Allison Schultz

Event 12: Dinner Time

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)   

End of level 16 and time for dinner.

Play resumes at 8:20pm.

Event 12: Signature Chip Leader

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)  

Scott Shoyer

Among the five tables active in the Signature Room, Scott Shoyer (Flourtown, PA) leads the pack.  He's up to ~355k.

The board says 125 players remain and we'll have to take their word for it, since the field is still split.

Average stack is 115k.

Event 12: Back From Break

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

Level 16:  2,500/5,000 with 500 ante.  This will be the last level before dinner.

145 players are back to the felt.

These folks are still grinding in the Signature Room:

Tom McGarry
Jonas Wexler
Joe Liberta
Jeremiah McKenna
Ari Engel
Wazir Baksh
Roman Valerstein
Eric Siegel
Joe Nieman
Javier Fernandez

Event 12: Break Time Tweets

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

End of level 22 and time for a color-up break.

Here's the latest from the Twitter-verse:

Cherish Andrews ‏@CherishAndrews
Busted re-entry. Called a 3bet shove with a8 from the BB. Was correct. Did not win.

Austen Johnson ‏@aje221
190k going to 2.5k/5k 500. Lost a big flip AK<<77 to get to 350

John G ‏@JohnGsss
220k 2/5k now

Antonio Payne ‏@Anthony_1Payne
@BorgataPoker Event 12 $100,000 guarantee purse level 15 done 93.5k #TeamBSO #TeamProPayne 140/721 top 72 in money

Matt Iles ‏@mattyiles
150k going into 2.5k 5k. 130ish left. 72 pay. $42k up top 

Ari Engel ‏@realAriEngel
240k going to 2500/5k. 155/721 left, so ave is 93k. Top 72 pay 

Event 12: Grinding Along

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)       

They're down to 9 tables in the Poker Room and 6 tables in the Signature Room, leaving 150 or fewer players in action.

Vinny Pahuja is one of the lucky ones still in.  He was down to only 200 in chips (2 antes) after losing a big flip.  Now he's back up to 245k.

Others still in action in the Poker Room:

John Lakatosh
Matthew Iles
Cherish Andrews
Eddy Vataru
Alyson Parker
Abe Faroni
Austen Johnson
David Inselberg
Tony Sinishtaj
Grace Sun
Jennifer Shahade
Jason Deutsch
Byung Yoo
Adel Shakerian
Pofuc Ying
Dwyte Pilgrim

Event 10 Recap

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)        

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'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


Event 10: 1st Place - Korotki

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)       

Harry Korotki (Owings Mills, MD)

For the second time in one year, Harry Korotki has won a Borgata Fall Open tournament with pocket Kings as his winning hand.  Today, Harry will collect $16,358.

One year ago during the inaugural Borgata Fall Poker Open, Harry won the $500 No Limit event, good for $39,804.

Event 10: 2nd Place - Interdonato

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)       

Andrew Interdonato (Washington, DC)

Harry Korotki opened for 24k on the button.

Andrew Interdonato raised to 84k.

Harry made it 199k.

Andrew moved in.

Harry called.

Andrew: QQ
Harry:  KK

Board:  K 5 5 9 J

Harry flopped Kings full to win the hand and the tournament.

Andrew finished 2nd for $10,224.

Event 12: Payouts

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Entries: 721
Total Buy-In: $187,460


  1. $42,182
  2. $25,544
  3. $15,002
  4. $12,365
  5. $10,001
  6. $8,183
  7. $6,546
  8. $5,001
  9. $3,445
10-12. $2,273
13-15. $1,637
16-18. $1,127
19-27. $964
28-36. $855
37-45. $764
46-54. $673
55-63. $600
64-72. $527

Event 12: Level Up, Players Down

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

We are in Level 13, with blinds at 1,200/2,400/300.  The field continues to shrink as they take players from the signature room and move them into the main poker room.  More players mentioned from earlier to bust are:

Kevin McColgan
DJ Mackinnon
Jason Estock

Event 10: 3rd Place - Stern

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)       

Craig Stern (Crompond, NY)

On the turn with a board of A 8 6 T,  Craig Stern was all-in against Harry Korotki.

Craig had A7 for top pair.

Harry had A6 for Aces-up.

River was a 5 and Harry's stack got bigger.

Craig finished in 3rd place, earning $7,818.

At the start of heads-up play, Andrew Interdonato had ~450k.  Harry Korotki had all the rest (~2.65 million).

Event 10: 4th Place - Maccaroni

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)       

Matt Maccaroni (Hamilton Square, NJ)

Level 21:  Blinds 6k/12k with 2k ante.

Craig Stern (sb) shoved.  Matt Maccaroni (bb) called all in.

Craig had 84 off.  "I'm live" he said.

Matt was ahead with AT.

Then the board fell Q 8 6 6 6 and Craig took the pot.  "I'm gonna win this whole thing!"  Craig said.

He's up to ~460k.  Harry Korotki has about 2.4 million.

Matt will take $5,864 for 4th place.

Event 10: 2 Million Chip Man

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)      

On a board of K 5 4 x x, Harry Korotki and Andrew Interdonato got to the river with a big pot in the middle.

Andrew had KJ for top pair, but Harry had 54 for two pair.  He chipped up to ~2 million.

Total chips in play is 3.1 million.

Andrew was left with about 500k.

Then three-way action to the river with a board of 85♠24A.

Harry Korotki (utg) bet 55k.  Both Craig Stern (sb) and Matt Maccaroni (bb) called.

Harry showed 96 for the back-door flush to take the pot.  Matt says he had (63 for the straight.)

Craig dropped to ~260k.  Matt dropped to ~210k.  Harry's up to ~2.1 million.

Event 12: Call It A Day? Ot Just Starting

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

As we continue to see more notables bust from this event, we look to see whether they choose the Ante Only (Event 13), or maybe the charity event.  Most recently we saw the following players bust out of this event:

Steve Dannenman
Jedial Pires
John Allan Hinds

Event 10: 5th Place - Chan

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)      

Daniel Chan (New York, NY)

Harry Korotki (button) raised to 32k.  Daniel Chan (sb) already had 5k in the pot and tossed in the rest (30k).  Andrew Interdonato (bb) called and Harry called the extra 3k.  They checked down the board of K 8 4 A 2.

Harry showed pocket 6s.  Andrew had A3 for a pair of Aces.

Daniel rolled over pocket 2s for a set.  He tripled up to ~100k.

Then Daniel was all-in holding J7 against Matt Maccaroni's AQ.  The board fell K 5 2 8 6 and was no help for Daniel.  He busted out in 5th place ($4,661).

Event 12: Level Up

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee

Three minutes remain in this level, and Level 12 will bring us blinds of 1k/2k/300.  In that level alone the field shrunk by more than 75 players.  As the blinds continue to climb, that trend will surely continue.

Event 10: Final Table Chip Counts

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)     

Here's the new lineup with approximate chip counts:

Seat - Player - Chips
  1. Andrew Interdonato - 815k
  2. Craig Stern - 470k
  3. Matt Maccaroni - 240k
  4. Harry Korotki - 1.5 million
  5. Daniel Chan - 47k
Play resumed, still in Level 20:  Blinds 5k/10k with 1k ante.

Event 13: Early Ante Only Field

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

As players begin to take their seats for this event, and the tournament directors go over the rules, we do see some notables already taking their seats:

Pete Ippolito
Jedial Pires
Dan Buzgon
Brian O'Donoghue
Michael Marder

We also have the occasional players sitting down and saying, "Wait...there are no blinds?"

Event 10: 6th Place - Klevitz

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)     

Doug Klevitz (Greenwich, CT)
Doug Klevitz got the last of his chips in with A3 suited, but Andrew Interdonato had pocket Queens.
The board brought no help for Doug and he was dispatched in 6th place, earning $3,759.

The final five drew seats and moved to the final table, then took a 10 minute break.

Event 10: Stuck At Six

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)     

Level 20:  Blinds 5k/10k with 1k ante.

Still six players in the mix-max.

On a board of 8 7 2 K x, Daniel Chan called a 50k bet from Harry Korotki.  Harry showed KT for a pair of Kings and Daniel mucked.  He was left with less than 60k.

Harry's now over 1.4 million.

Craig Stern is up to ~490k.

Event 12: Level Going Up

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Level 11 just began and the levels from here on out are going to be 30 minutes long.  The blinds are going up to 800/1,600/200.

Event 13: Ante Up....Ante Only

$350 + 50 ANTE ONLY NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

In about 20 minutes Event 13 will kick off, bringing one of our more interesting formats during this series. The tournament is ante only, which means there are no blinds at all in this event.  The button will move around as in a standard tournament, and action with always begin with the players to the direct left of the button.  Position is a premium in this event, and the interesting structure has already brought out some of the notables who busted today's earlier event.

Event 10: Korotki Keeps Klimbing

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)     

Harry Korotki is running over his table.  He's up to over 1.3 million chips while Daniel Chan and Craig Stern have ~300k (or less).

Andrew Interdonato is leading the other table with ~550k.  Matt Maccaroni has about 260k and Doug Klevitz is the short stack wtih ~200k.

Event 12: All Or Nothing

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

As players try to chip up coming back from the break, we see a handful of notables sent to the rail, including:

Cornel Cimpan
Alik Sitnyakovsky
Chris Leong
Will Failla
Leanne Rosenblatt
Amanda Musumeci

Event 10: Korotki Picks Off a Bluff

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)     

In a battle of the blinds, Daniel Chan (sb) and Harry Korotki (bb) got to the river with a board of 8 7 3 4 J (no flush possible). 

Daniel checked, Harry bet 15k, Daniel raised to 42k.  Harry gave it some thought, then called.

Daniel showed T5 suited (Ten-high).  Harry showed J9 off for a pair of Jacks to take the pot.

Event 12: Park-N-Go

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Kinjoon Park (Brooklyn, NY)

Kinjoon Park (Brooklyn, NY) was heads up early this morning for the Event 8 ($350 Deepstack NL Hold'em) title.  He ended up falling short, and was the runner up in the event for $20,287.  That late night didn't deter him at all from showing up this morning.  Park is seated at the table with Dwyte Pilgrim at the moment, and looking for that title that was just out of his grasp last night.

Event 10: Back From Break

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

Level 19:  Blinds 4k/8k with 1k ante.

Six handed play has resumed.  They will play until one more is eliminated, then redraw for the final table with five players.

Average stack is 517k (64 big blinds).

Event 12: Coming Back From Break, Now It Matters

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Players are returning to their seats, with Level 9 about to begin and blinds at 500/1,000/100.  If your chips find the middle, and you don't happen to win the hand, it's on to the next tournament for you.  The cards are in the air, the cage is closed for this event, and we will bring you continued updates throughout the event.

Event 10: Final Six Chip Counts

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

End of level 18 and players are on break.  Approximate chip counts:

Table 1
Doug Klevitz - 242k
Andrew Interdonato - 466k
Matt Maccaroni - 340k

Table 2
Daniel Chan - 465k
Harry Korotki - 1.185 million
Craig Stern - 355k

Event 10: 7th Place - Vrabel

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

Luke Vrabel (W Hartford, CT)

Luke Vrabel got his last chips in with A4, but ran into the AJ of Harry Korotki.

The board came 8 6 5 T 3 and Harry's big stack got bigger.

Luke finished in 7th place, earning $3,007.

Event 12: Twitter Break

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Event 9: Last Chance To Come Back

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Level 8 has just ended, and players are on a fifteen minute break.  This is the last chance to players to join the tournament once more, because when Level 9 commences the cages close for this event.  We saw some familiar faces using their last chance at the cage, including Josh Brikis and Will "The Thrill" Failla.

Event 12: Landing At Plymouth Rock

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

A Borgata tournament favorite has been spotted in the main poker room, strictly on the familiarity of his laugh.  Dwyte Pilgrim (Brooklyn, NY) has seen a ton of the success here, including his biggest Borgata score, winning the 2010 Borgata Poker Open (WPT Televised Main Event) for $733,802.  Pilgrim always sports his WSOPC rings that he's won, and is a well liked player among our poker community.

Event 10: Chan Doubles

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

Daniel Chan was all-in pre-flop with pocket Queens.

Luke Vrabel had K5 suited.

The board fell J J T 7 Q with none of Luke's suit.

Daniel doubled up to ~600k.  Luke dropped to ~100k.

Harry Korotki still leads with over 900k.

Event 10: 8th Place - Silberstein

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

Ken Silberstein (Bergenfield, NJ)

Harry Korotki raised, Ken Silberstein three-bet-shoved, and Harry called.

Ken:  88
Harry:  TT

Board:  K J 7 J Q

Ken was busted in 8th place for $2,315.

Event 12: Twitter Verse

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Event 12: Filing In, and Filing Out

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

The announcement for the beginning of Level 8 has just been made, and the blinds are going up to 400/800/75.  This is the last level that players have to register or re-enter the event, and we see a lot of people (in the Signature Room alone), walking out and walking back in.

Event 10: Interdonato Doubles

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)    

Andrew Interdonato doubled up through Craig Stern.

Andrew:  KK
Craig: 98 suited

Board: 3 3 2 2 K

Craig bet 150k on the river, which covered Andrew, who of course called with Kings-full, to beat Craig's 9-high.

Andrew doubled up to ~420k.  Craig was left with ~120k.

Event 10: Final Two Tables

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Table 1
Doug Klevitz
Andrew Interdonato
Craig Stern
Matt Maccaroni

Table 2
Luke Vrabel
Daniel Chan
Harry Korotki
Ken Silberstein

Just after the table change, Ken Silberstein was all-in pre-flop with KQ against Harry Korotki's pocket 7s.

The board came A J 9 3 Q and Ken caught his pair on the river to double up to ~250k.

Harry Korotki still leads with ~670k.

Level 18:  Blinds 3k/6k with 500 ante.

Event 10: 9th Place - Iles

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Matthew Iles (Atco, NJ)

Matthew Iles was all-in pre-flop with A7 against the pocket Queens of Luke Vrabel.

No help for Matthew on the board and he was busted in 9th place ($1,714).

Event 10: 10th Place - Shakerian

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Adel Shakerian (Falls Church, VA)

On the turn with a board of A 9 3 K, Harry Korotki (sb) bet ~100k.

Adel Shakerian shoved.  Harry called.

Adel had AT suited for a pair of Aces.

Harry had pocket 9s for the set. 

Adel was drawing dead.  He finished in 10th place, earning $1,714.

Event 10: Klevitz Doubles

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Doug Klevtiz doubled up through Craig Stern.

Board:  K 9 5 5 7 (no flush possible)

All the chips went in and they showed

Craig:  KQ (Kings-up)
Doug: KK (Kings-full)

Doug doubled up to ~280k.  Craig was left with ~480k.

Borgata Leaderboard Update (11/14)

Borgata Fall Poker Open Leaderboard
By participating in any Borgata Fall Poker Open event (November 8-21, 2012), players earn points based upon the Borgata Fall Poker Tournament Leaderboard Formula.

Below are the top scores for the 2012 Borgata Fall Poker Open Leaderboard*
(Final Results from events: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31)

387.500:  DANIEL WALSH
267.325:  JEDIAL PIRES
256.875:  KHALED ALWAN
249.775:  MATTHEW ILES
236.250:  HYON KO
233.850:  TOBY KASSER
230.100:  BRUCE YAMRON
203.838:  TONY TRAN
202.488:  XIAOFENG HU
197.400:  MARK ROSSMAN
184.125:  JOHN TAVSS
174.000:  DONAL DRIL
173.425:  PAUL VACCHIO

Event 10: Silberstein Doubles

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)   

Ken Silberstein was all-in against Luke Vrabel.

Ken: T9
Luke: AQ

Board:  K75Q9

Ken doubled up with the flush to about 180k.   Luke dropped to about 220k. 

Event 10: Chan Doubles

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)  

On the turn with a board of 7 6 5 4 with three hearts, Ken Silberstein (sb) checked, Daniel Chan (button) bet 28k, then Ken check-raised all-in.

Daniel called all-in for 112k showing 98 off for the flopped straight.

Ken had KJ with the King of hearts for a flush draw.

River was an offsuit 7 and Daniel doubled up to about 340k.

Event 10: Day Two Underway

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

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

Day Two play is underway!

Ten players remain.  Harry Korotki (Owings Mill, MD) leads with 529k.

Event 12: Back From Break

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Level 5:  Blinds 150/300 with 25 ante.

Players have just returned from their first break of the day.

Table 56 is up and running in the Poker Room.

Over 540 entries already today according to the tournament clock. 

Later Registration and re-entry is still available through level 8.

Event 12: Poker Room Faces

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Tables 27 - 55 are going in the Poker Room.

On a quick pass through those tables, I spotted these familiar faces:

Nancy Martin
Pofuc Ying
April Motola
Andrew Klein
Alan Lubin
John Lakatosh
Howard Wolper
Mike Borovetz
Alan Lee
Jeff Lee
Jennifer Shahade
Vincent Basilicata
Frank Richardone
David Kim
Byung Yoo
Roger Souse
Ricardo Velasco
Eddy Vataru
Tom Evers
Melad Marji

Event 12: Entries and Re-Entries

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Level 4:  Blinds 100/200.

David Heck busted out and has re-entred, landing back in the Signature Room.

Jason Henrici busted out -- not sure if he's re-entering.  He may land in the Poker Room.

Ari Engel just hit the rail, taking a re-entry ticket with him.

David Inselberg arrived late, and in the wrong room.  He's at table 48, which is in the Poker Room.

More Signature Faces:

Jonas Wexler
Cuong Phung
Tom McGarry
Todd Rebello
Adam Lippert
Cherish Andrews
Amanda Musumeci

Event 12: Checking in Via Twitter

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Level 3:  Blinds 75/150.

Some early Tweets from today's field:

James Sloat ‏@mybrmanager
Borgata $100K in 10 minutes. #MyWifeNeedsIt

Daniel Buzgon ‏@WiLDmAn_75
Skipping the 100k at borgata today to play the ante only at 4pm. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a change of pace from the usual.

kou vang ‏@killatyven
5 mins to the 300buyin 100k gtd. let's ship the first tourney we ever step foot into borgata !!!

Brian O'Donoghue ‏@Hutch3276
@WiLDmAn_75 i plan on just busting the 100k real quick, then playing ao

Eric Lisica ‏@Because7ate9
About to sit down in this Borgata 100k good luck to my friends out there!

Kevin McColgan ‏@Buk101Poker
Borgata FPO#12 20k starting stack

James Tedrow ‏@teddyrowe
100k $300 today, 20k ss

Amanda Musumeci ‏@TheReaLMander
Borgata $300 reentryyyyy today :)

Event 12: More Familiar Faces

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Level 2:  Blinds 50/100.

As with most re-entry events, the 10 seat is held open for re-entering players.  Some of those 10 seats are already occupied, which means we've already got some two-timers.

More familiar faces are piling into the Signature Room:

Michael Forca
Steve Eyzerovich
Jedial Pires
Leanne Rosenblatt
Taya Kuznetsova
Gloria LoRusso
Thomas Hoglund
Tony Sinishtaj
Mohammad Amajadi
David Heck
Joe Simmons 

Event 12: Signature Overflow

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

All 26 tables in the Signature Room are in action (tables 1-26).j

Tables 27+ are over in the Poker Room.

Some early arrivals:

Elliot Zaydman
Jason Henrici
Chris Leong
Javier Fernandez
Mike Lydon
Ari Engel
Mike 'Little Man' Sica
Michael Zagorites
Alyson Parker
Leonardo Palermo
Eric 'Pools' Siegel
Jeremiah McKenna
Steve Dannenmann
Joe Demone
Mickey Woll
Roman Valerstein

Event 12: Underway

$260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
             $100,000 GUARANTEED

Today's main event is a Big Stack (20k chips) that will bring them out in droves.  The 100k guarantee on total buy-ins means at least 385 entries or Borgata will pay an overlay.

The first ten levels are 25 minutes long, then they go to 30 minutes for the remainder of the event.

Players who bust out during the first 8 levels may chose to re-enter as many times as they like.  Late registration is also available through level 8 (about 2:20 pm). 

This is a one day event, so they'll play all night until a winner is determined.

Level 1:  Blinds 25/50.

Cards are in the air!

Event 10 - Seat Assignments

Borgata Fall Poker Open
Event 10: $500 + $60 9 | 6 | 4-Max No Limit Hold'em
November 13-14, 2012

Entries:  124
Total Buy-In:  $62,000

Players Remaining:  10
Average Chip Stack: 310,000


T1 | S3 - CRAIG STERN (CROMPOND, NY):  515,500

T2 | S1 - LUKE VRABEL (W HARTFORD, CT):  318,500
T2 | S2 - DANIEL CHAN (NEW YORK, NY):  212,500
T2 | S4 - MATTHEW ILES (ATCO, NJ):  96,000


Wednesday, November 14

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

11AM: Event 12 - $260 + $40 Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
             $100,000 GUARANTEED 
  • Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips 
  • Levels 1-10: will last 25 minutes each | Levels 11+: will last 30 minutes each 
  • Players may Re-Enter through Level 8 
  • 1-Day event

4 PM: Event 13 - $350 + $50 Ante Only No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 
  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips 
  • Levels 1-10: will last 30 minutes each | Levels 11+: will last 40 minutes each 
  • Players may Re-Enter through Level 4 
  • 2-Day event with two starting days.  Day 2 begins Thursday at 1PM

            $100 + $20 + $20 Charity No Limit Hold'em
  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips 
  • Levels will last 20 minutes each
  • Players may Re-Enter through Level 6 
  • $20 charity amount will be donated to the American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter
  • 1-Day event

7 PM: Event 32 - $100 + $20 + $100 black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) 
  • 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 will last 20 minutes each
  • Players may Re-Enter through Level 6 
  • 1-Day event

Event 8 Recap

$350 + $50 Deepstack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Big stack poker was the name of the game as 8 of the returning 13 chip leaders all made the final table, including Mahammad "Max" Amjadi (Marmora, NJ) and Kijoon Park (Brooklyn, NY) who squared off heads up.

Amjadi beat Park to take the title, the trophy and the $35,137 after the final two went head-to-head dead even in chips.

"I'm very happy," said Amjadi who won the tournament with two pair while holding K♠ 7♠.  "I'm glad to be celebrating with my daughter (Linda) and her husband (Albert)."

The final table featured lots of action and included Amjadi and Greg Glassman (Brooklyn, NY) trading double-ups before Glassman finally finished in third place.

Day 2 began with all 45 players returning in the money and featured Andy Andrejevic (Miami, FL) and Robert Boyko (Yonkers, NY) battling for the chip lead.  

Andrejevic was first overall to start the day and finished 6th when his pocket kings ran into Glassman's pocket aces.  Boyko started 5th in chips and was the first final table elimination for a 10th place finish.

Recognizable names at the final table included David Kim (Flushing, NY), who began 9th in chips and finished 8th and Mike Santoro (Egg Harbor, NJ) who started 11th on his way to 7th place.

Travis Williams (Reading, PA) was the only true beginning short stack who made the final table. He was 10th from the bottom (36th), but grinded his way to a fourth place finish.

The tournament began with 405 entries for buy-ins totaling $141,750.
Borgata regulars who made the money included: Mike Dentale (14th), Daniel Chan (27th), Lana O'Brien (29th), Event 4 winner Matt Iles (33rd), John Allan Hinds (34th) and Tony Sinishtaj (35th).

Amjadi, who began Day 2 10th overall in chips, rode the big stack to his first Borgata trophy after years of success during the Borgata daily tournaments.  He's originally from Persia and owns a jewelry store.

Park, who earned $20,287 for second place is of Korean heritage and plays poker part time.

Final Table Results

1 Mahammad "Max" Amjadi (Marmora, NJ) $35,137
2 Kijoon Park (Brooklyn, NY) $20,287
3 Greg Glassman (Brooklyn, NY) $12,375
4 Travis Williams (Reading, PA) $9,970
5 Mike Matrone (Morganville, NJ) $7,837
6 Andy Andrejevic (Miami, FL) $6,531
7 Mike Santoro (Egg Harbor, NJ) $5,225
8 David Kim (Flushing, NY) $3,987
9 Paul Vacchio (Inwood, NJ) $2,750
10 Robert Boyko (Yonkers, NY) $1,787


Event 11 Recap

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em       

Two newly minted "Seniors" finished 1-2 in this event, just ahead of "Miami" John Cernuto (Las Vegas, NJ), one of poker's wily veterans.

Mike Gorman (Summit, NJ) beat Marc Ginsberg (Scotch Plains, NJ) heads up, but the bigger storyline was the camaraderie the players had throughout this event at the Borgata Fall Poker Open.

"I had a great time," said Ginsberg despite his second place finish for $7,787. "I got to play with John which was a real pleasure."

"Miami" John is a three time WSOP bracelet winner who enjoyed the change of pace this event brings to the series.

"The young kids make too many moves," said the 68-year-old Cernuto, who finished fifth. "This is more straight forward, but these guys were tough too. This is the first time I cashed in the Seniors so that says something."

On the final hand, Gorman had Ginsberg drawing dead after he flopped the nut flush with A♠ 2♠ to win $14,155 and the trophy.

"It's the first time," said Gorman about playing in the Seniors event, "I had a great time."  The 54-year-old retired businessman added that he "got the right cards at the right time."

That was certainly the case when the final three players were all in and Gorman's AQ overcame Ginsberg's AK and the AJ of David Gutfreund (Chicago, IL).  Gorman hit a queen on the turn to knock out Gutfreund while getting a double-up from Ginsberg to take the chip lead.

Ginsberg was also playing in his first Seniors event and the recently turned 50-year-old said, "I couldn't pass up playing in my first Seniors I was eligible for."  While there's no minimum age requirement, it's suggested that only players who are 50+ enter the event.

Ginsberg was truly a force at the final table as he knocked out six players.  "It was a fun day," said Ginsberg, who won $7,787. "I just wish it was a bounty tournament."

139 players entered the tournament for a total buy-in of $48,650.

The field featured last year's winner of this event Arthur Bressler (Manalapan, NJ), who finished 6th this time around.  Cernuto's good friend and WSOP bracelet winner Mike "Little Man" Sica (North Brunswick, NJ) also played, but failed to cash.

The Seniors event is always one of the more cordial events at Borgata and this one didn't disappoint as the final table was more like a home game than one played for serious money.

Final Table Results

1 Mike Gorman (Summit, NJ) $14,155
2 Marc Ginsberg (Scotch Plains, NJ) $7,787
3 David Gutfreund (Chicago, IL) 4,483
4 Sal Busacca (Colts Neck, NJ) $3,775
5 John Cernuto (Las Vegas, NJ) $2,831
6 Arthur Bressler (Manalapan, NJ) $2,360
7 Alan Lee (Columbia, MD) $1,888
8 Doug Pinto (Princeton, NJ) $1,416
9 Thomas Ennis (Turnersville, NJ) $1,062
10 William Petty (S Plainfield, NJ) $944 


Event 11 Winner: Gorman

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em      

 Mike Gorman (Summit, NJ) 
10k/20k/3k ante

Mike Gorman defeats Marc Ginsberg heads up to win the Seniors event and the trophy.

On the final hand, Gorman opens the button to 50k and Ginsberg calls.

Flop: K♠ 5♠ 6♠

Ginsberg bets 250k, Gorman calls

Turn: 10

Ginsberg moves all in, Gorman snap calls.

Ginsberg: 10♠ 8 (drawing dead)
Gorman: A♠ 2♠ (flopped nut flush)

River: 3♠ 

Gorman's winning flush knocks out Ginsberg in second place as he earns the title.

"I ran good," says the 54-year-old retiree. "I got the right cards at the right time."

Event 11: 2nd Place - Ginsberg

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em        

 Marc Ginsberg (Scotch Plains, NJ) 

Marc Ginsberg didn't know it at the time, but he was drawing dead on the flop as he finishes runner-up to Mike Gorman in the Seniors event.

Gorman flopped the nut flush with A♠ 2♠ against Ginsberg's 10♠ 8.

"It was a fun day," says Ginsberg, "I just wish it was a bounty tournament." Ginsberg, who recently turned 50, knocked out 6 players at the final table and says he had another dozen throughout the tournament.

Event 11: 3rd Place - Gutfreund

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em       

David Gutfreund (Chicago, IL)

David Gutfreund is on the short end of a three way all in vs Mike Gorman and Marc Ginsberg

Gutfreund (445k): A K
Gorman (420k): A♠ Q
Ginsberg (1.2 million): A J

Flop: 9 7♠ 5♣

Turn: Q♠ (Gorman pair of queens)

River: 9(no change)

Gorman wins the hand with two pair, Qs and 9s, to knock out Gutfreund in third place.
Gorman now has the chip lead as he nearly triples-up on the hand. He has 1.3 million to Ginsber's 750k.

Event 11: 4th Place - Busacca

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em 

Sal Busacca (Colts Neck, NJ) 

Sal Buusacca is part of the double knockout by Marc Ginsberg to finish in 4th place.  Buscacca is out with pocket 8s against the Ginsberg's AJ when a jack hits the turn.  He joins "Miami" John Cernuto on the rail who finished in 5th place.

Event 11: 5th Place - Cernuto

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em       

John Cernuto (Las Vegas, NJ) 

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner "Miami" John Cernuto is knocked out during a three-way all in.  Cernuto's 8♠ 7♠ is beaten by the A♠ J of Marc Ginsberg who turns a jack to knock out Cernuto in 5th and Sal Busacca in 4th place.

Event 11: Two with One Blow, Ginsberg Mowing 'Em Down

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em      

 10k/20k/3k ante

"Miami" John Cernuto (Las Vegas, NJ) open shoves 280k, Sal Busacca (Colts Neck, NJ) also moves all in for 300k and Marc Ginsberg (Scotch Plains, NJ) says, "what the heck," is also all in and has both players covered.

Cernuto: 8♠ 7♠
Busacca: 8 8
Ginsberg A♠ J

Flop: 6 K10♠ (Busacca leads, Cernuto & Ginsberg with gutshot straight draws)

Turn: J♣ (Busacca leads with pair of jacks)

River: 7 (no change)

Busacca's pair of jacks knock out Cernuto (5th) and Busacca (4th) for his 5th and 6th eliminations at the final table.

Event 11: 6th Place - Bressler

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em        

 Arthur Bressler (Manalapan, NJ) 

Arthur Bressler, who won this event almost a year ago to the day, winds up with another final table and a 6th place finish.  Bressler makes his last stand with KJ against Marc Ginsberg (A 9) who picks up his fourth knockout in a row.

Event 11: 7th Place - Lee

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em 
Alan Lee (Columbia, MD)

Alan Lee's pocket 8s are outraced by the KQ of Marc Ginsberg who flops a queen.  It's Ginsberg's third straight knockout as Lee finishes in 7th place.

Event 11: 8th Place - Pinto

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em       

Doug Pinto (Princeton, NJ)

Doug Pinto is out in 8th place when his A 7 doesn't connect against the pocket 9s of Marc Ginsberg

Event 10: Bag & Tag, Korotki Leads

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Harry Korotki
Chip Leader - 529,500

The final ten players are done for the night and it's Harry Korotki (Owings Mills, MD) with the chip lead as they bag and tag for the night.

Korotki got back-to-back double-ups through Daniel Chan (New York, NY), including a 500k chip pot when Korotki hit two pair with A 10 against Chan's AK on a board of A 10 7.

Chan was left with only 8k, but managed four double-ups, all through Matt Maccaroni (Hamilton Square, NJ), and finished the night with 212k.

"Not a good level," says Maccaroni who is still in the hunt with 333,500 chips, who's third behind Korotki and Craig Stern (Crompound, NY) who bagged 515,500.

Play resumes 1 pm Wednesday with blinds starting at 2,500/5k/500 ante.

Chip Counts

Harry Korotki 529,500 (106 bb)
Craig Stern 515,500
Matt Maccaroni 333,500
Luke Vrabel 318,500
Doug Klevitz 307,000
Adel Shakerian 285,000
Ken Silberstein 260,500
Andrew Interdonato 240,500
Daniel Chan 212,500
Matt Iles 96,000 (19 bb)

Check back after 9am for Day 2 seat assignments.

Event 10: 11th Place - Souse

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Roger Souse (Durham, NC)

Fresh off his third place finish in the PLO tournament, Roger Souse picks up another cash with his 11th place finish.  Souse moves all in for 74k with Ax and is beaten by the 10 9 of Doug Klevitz who wins with a pair of 10s.

Souse picks up $1,353 to go along with the $2,159 he won in PLO.

Event 10: 12th Place - Lee

$500 + $60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry) 

Jeff Lee (Garner, NC)

Jeff Lee is all in with 78 against the KQ of Doug Klevitz, who flops a king.

Lee finishes in 12th place.

Event 8 Champion - Amjadi

$350 + $50 Deepstack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Mahammad "Max" Amjadi (Marmora, NJ) 

Max Amjadi is all in with K♠ 7♠ against the pocket 8s of Kijoon Park (Brooklyn, NY).

Flop: K♠ 5 2♠ (Amjadi pair of kings)

Turn: 10♠ (Amjadi flush draw)
River 5♣ (Amjadi two pair)

Amjadi wins the tournament with two pair, kings and fives.

"I'm very happy," says Amjadi who's done well during the Borgata daily tournaments, but this is his first Borgata trophy.  "I'm glad to be celebrating with my daughter (Linda) and her husband (Albert)."

Amjadi is originally from Persia and owns a jewelry store.

Event 8: 2nd Place - Park

$350 + $50 Deepstack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Kijoon Park (Brooklyn, NY) 

Kijoon Park's pocket 8s don't hold against Max Amjadi who's K 7 ends up with two pair.

"I'm happy with second place," says Park, who is of Korean heritage and plays poker part time.

Event 11: 9th Place - Ennis

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em       

Thomas Ennis (Turnersville, NJ) 

Thomas Ennis got his chips in with AT, but was up against the AK of Marc Ginsberg.

The better hand held up and Thomas was busted in 9th place, earning $1,062.

Event 10: In The Money

$500 + 60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)          

With 12 players remaining at three tables, all are in the money and guaranteed to leave with at least $1,353.

Here's the new lineups:

Table 1
Adel Shakerian
Andrew Interdonato
Craig Stern
Ken Silberstein

Table 2
Doug Klevitz
Jeff Lee
Luke Vrabel
Roger Souse

Table 3
Daniel Chan
Matt Maccaroni
Matthew Iles
Harry Korotki

Event 11: 10th Place - Petty

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em      

William Petty (S Plainfield, NJ) was busted by Sal Busacca in 10th place.

Petty will collect $944 on his way out.

Level 19:  Blinds 5k10k with 1k ante.

The final nine have returned from a break and resumed play.

Event 8: Big Hand for Amjadi

$350 + $50 Deepstack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Blinds 80k/160k/20k ante

The board is A♠ 9♠ 9 3 when Mahammad Amjadi bets one million.  Kijoon Park moves all in for 2.3 million more and Amjadi calls.

Amjadi: 9 6 (trip 9s)
Park: 8♠ 3♠ (pair of 3s, flush draw)

River: A (Amjadi full house)

Park's missed flush draw and Amjadi's full house gives him an 7 million to 3 million chip lead.

Event 11: 12th - Deutsch; 11th - McKeon

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em     

Jake 'the Snake' Deutsch (Staten Island, NY) was all-in holding pocket 9s and racing against a player holding AK.

Jake lost the race and was busted in 12th place, earning $944.

James McKeon (Lattingtown, NY) busted out in 11th place, also earning $944.

The final ten drew seats and moved to the final table.

Event 8: 3rd Place - Glassman

$350 + $50 Deepstack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

Greg Glassman (Brooklyn, NY) 

Blinds 80k/160k/20k ante

Mahammad Amjadi limps the button, Glassman moves all in for 540k.
Kijoon Park calls, Amjadi reraises all in to isolate, Park folds

Glassman: 9♣ 10♣
Amjadi: 8 8

Flop: 8♣  9 A♣ (Amjadi set of 8s, Glassman flush draw)

Turn: 10♠ (no change)

River: 8♠ (Amjadi quads)

Amjadi's quad 8s sends Glassman to the cashier in third place.

Amjadi and Park are heads up dead even in chips with Park holding a 40k lead of the 10.1 million chips in play.

Event 10: Hand For Hand

$500 + 60 9/6/4 Max NL Hold'em (Re-Entry)        

Down to 13 players, so it's bubble-time.  They're playing hand for hand until one more busts out.

Already Busted:

Jeremiah McKenna
Abe Faroni
Abraham Gordon

Event 11: Ennis Doubles

$350 + $50 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold'em    

Thomas Ennis (Turnersville, NJ) was all-in pre-flop holding T♣9♣.

David Gutfreund looked him up with pocket Tens.

Thomas Ennis

The board came J♣ 7♣ 6♠48 and Tomas made a straight on the river to double up to ~200k.

David was left with about 220k.

Still 12 Seniors in the hunt.

Event 8: Glassman Crippled

$350 + $50 Deepstack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee)

In blind vs blind Greg Glassman moves all in, putting Kijoon Park in the tank before he eventually calls.

Greg Glassman: K♠ 10
Kijoon Park: A♠ J

The board runs out 2 7 Q 8 8 and Park gets a 2.8 million double-up.

Glassman drops to 550k.