Saturday, January 23, 2010

Event #4 $700NL: Daniel Mulhall Wins!

Daniel Mulhall Wins!

Daniel Mulhall wins the crystal engraved trophy, $63,996 and the Event #4 title! Congratulations.

Event #4 $700NL: Ben Klier Eliminated in 2nd ($37,073)

Ben Klier

On a flop of J 4 Q, Daniel Mulhall checks and Ben Klier bets 100,000. Daniel calls. The turn is 7 and Daniel checks again. Ben bets 180,000 and Daniel check-raises to 620,000. Ben calls. The river is 8 and Daniel goes all in. Ben calls and mucks when he sees Daniel's Q 7 for a turned two pair. "Nice turn," Ben says as he is busted.

Event #4 $700NL: Ryan Eriquezzo Eliminated in 3rd ($18,316)

Ryan Eriquezzo

Ryan Eriquezzo limps in from the small blind and Stephen Silverman checks. The flop is JQ 9, Ryan Eriquezzo checks and Stephen Silverman bets 125,000. Ryan goes all in and Stephen calls.

Ryan: Q 5
Stephen: J 2

The turn and river are 4 A and Ryan is eliminated.

Event #4 $700NL: Blinds Up

Blinds are 20,000 / 40,000 with a 4,000 ante.

Event #4 $700NL: Break

The remaining three players in Event #4 are on a 15 minute break.

Event #4 $700NL: Stephen Silverman Eliminated in 4th ($15,447)

Stephen Silverman

On a flop of A-Q-K, Stephen Silverman and Ben Klier bet it all in. Stephen has K-Q for two pair, and Ben has A J for top pair. Ben hits an A on the turn for trips and the river blanks out. Stephen is busted.

RIVERED

"I get my money in good, it's a great flop for my hand, just can't fade the Ace on the end," says the Florida homegame cash-game player. Albritton was eliminated with QQ as a 60/40 favorite.

"Sorry Morris, keep believing."



Neil Albritton (Jupiter, Fl)

Event #4 $700NL: Swing Swang Swung

Ryan Eriquezzo raises to 75,000. Daniel Mulhall and Ben Klier call.

The flop is 6 K 3 and it's checked to Ryan, who bets 115,000. Daniel folds. Ben makes it 350,000 and Ryan immediately goes all in for 414,000 more. Ben eventually folds and Ryan takes a massive pot from the chip leader.

Event #4 $700NL: Chip Counts

1. Ryan Eriquezzo 600,000
2. Stephen Silverman 860,000
3. Daniel Mulhall 700,000
4. Ben Klier 1,740,000

Event #4 $700NL: Tom Macey Eliminated in 5th ($13,241)

Tom Macey

Tom Macey is all in on the button for his last 160,000. Daniel Mulhall calls.

Tom: Q Q
Daniel: K 4

Board: K A 5 A 2

Tom is eliminated.

Event #4 $700NL: Paul Richardson Eliminated in 6th ($11,034)

Paul Richardson

A Fish out of Water

The biggest name in today's field has just been eliminated. Michael Phelps ran a flip with A♣J verus 99 to end his day.

14 Gold Medals and 15 outs twice couldn't help the part-time poker player from Maryland.

"Nice fade," says Phelps as he exits Borgata's Ballroom.


Event #4 $700NL: Anthony Pasqua Eliminated in 7th ($8,827)

Anthony Pasqua

Ben Klier raises to 60,000 from the big blind and Ryan Eriquezzo re-raises to 140,000. Anthony Pasqua makes it 256,000 all in and Ben folds. Ryan calls with A 10 and Anthony turns over A K.

The board comes 10 Q X J 5. Anthony hits his Broadway straight on the turn, but another club gives Ryan the flush on the river.

Event #4 $700NL: One Devastating Hand

First, Ben Klier raises to 65,000 and Daniel Mulhall calls. The flop is 6 6 9and both players check. The turn is 7 and Mulhall bets 75,000. Klier raises to 150,000 and Mulhall calls.

The river is 3 and Muthall checks. Klier immediately goes all in and Mulhall goes into the tank. The clock is eventually called and Mulhall folds a 9 face up. Unlike the other big showdown before dinner, Klier does not show. What he does do is extend his lead.

Event #6 - 1K NLHE

Number of Entries: 452
Total Buy-In: $452,000

Official Payouts
1 - $125,482
2 - $67,958
3 - $35,075
4 - $30,691
5 - $26,306
6 - $21,922
7 - $17,538
8 - $13,154
9 - $8,769
10-12 $5,700
13-15 $4,165
16-18 $3,025
19-27 $2,411
28-45 $1,842

Event #7 - Omaha H/L 8B

Number of Entries: 220
Total Buy-In: $77,000

Official Payouts
1 - $22,407
2 - $12,697
3 - $6,984
4 - $5,228
5 - $4,481
6 - $3,735
7 - $2,988
8 - $2,241
9 - $1,494
10-12 $971
13-15 $822
16-18 $672
19-27 $560

Borgata Poker Results

As we blog away throughout the Borgata Winter Open we want to let you know that you can find
all the results, complete with photographs on the Borgata Poker Tournament Page. So if you miss any of the action, scroll through the blog or click on the above link .

Thanks for following along!

Event #4 $700NL: Douglas Rosen Eliminated in 8th ($6,621)

Douglas Rosen

Event #4 $700NL: We're Back

Blinds are 12,000 / 24,000 with a 3,000 ante. Still eight players remaining.

Event #5, HOSE Champion - Fooden

Bart Fooden (Point Lookout, NY)
1st Place - $18,613

After a wild final table, Bart Fooden takes down the HOSE Championship. He wins the event on the stud high-low round. Congratulations to all those who cashed!

Event #5, HOSE: 2nd - Kalaj

Toma Kalaj (New York, NY)
2nd Place - $10,273

Event #5, HOSE: 3rd - Clark

Mike Clark (Chester, NY)
3rd Place -
$5,741

Event #5, HOSE: 4th - Moler

Mark Moler (Hagerstown, MD)
4th Place - $4,230

From the Floor

Mike Beasley has emerged as one of the Day 1 Chipleaders with a stack that just reached 113,000. The Miami nightclub owner has experience and the confidence to make a deep run in Event #6 - 1K NLHE.

"I've played tournaments all over the east coast, I love it here at Borgata," says the Hollywood Florida native.

James Munson (Chicago, Il) is building his stack by chopping away at the small pots. The Univ. of Penn student has "chipped up to 83,000 with very little confrontation."

Other Chip-Counts from the field:

Chris Valence - 89,000
"Action Bob" Hwang - 78,000
Matt Brady - 74,000
Neil Albritton - 71,000
Michael Phelps - 21,000
Olga Varkonyi - 37,000

Event #5, HOSE: 5th Dalessandro

Tim Dalessandro (West Chester, PA)
5th place - $3,636

Back from Dinner Break

Play has resumed in both Event #6 - 1K NLHE and Event #7 Omaha 8B.

We'll bring you all the LIVE action as the blinds go up and field size goes down, stay tuned from Borgata...

Event #4 $700NL: Break

The remaining eight players in Event #4 have elected to take a one-hour dinner break.

Event #4 $700NL: Matthew Casterella Eliminated in 9th ($4,414)

Matthew Casterella

Daniel Mulhall raises to 60,000 from early position. Matthew Casterella calls from the big blind. The flop is 5 4 8 and both check. The turn is 5 and Matthew shoves all in. Daniel calls.

Matthew: J 10
Daniel: A K

The river is 4 and the ace-high call is good. Matthew is out. There are now eight players remaining.


Event #5, HOSE: 6th - Heilweil

Greg Heilweil (Great Neck, NY)
6th place - $3,022

Event #4 $700NL: Big Laydown?

Ben Klier raises to 60,000 and Tom Macey calls. The flop is 7 6 5. Macey checks and Klier bets 70,000. Macey check-calls. The turn is 2 and Macey checks again. Klier bets 120,000 this time and Macey slowly folds his hand. Was it the right decision? We'll never know, but Klier just raked in a big pot.

EVENT #5 - Omaha 8B

All players currently on Dinner Break.
Play will resume in 1 hour.

141 players remaining
Play resumes with Blinds @ 400/800 - 800/1,600

Event #4: David Zeitlin Eliminated in 10th ($2,869)

David Zeitlin

Event #5, HOSE: 7th - Bixler

Shawn Bixler (Mt. Joy, PA)
7th Place - $2,417

Event #4 $700NL: Level Up

Blinds are 10,000 / 20,000 with a 2,000 ante. There are two short stacks at the table.

Event #5, HOSE: 2 All In, 1 Survives

In the seven card stud round Shawn Bixler and Tim Dalessandro are both all in with Toma Kalaj and Mark Moler looking to take them out.

Bixler was literally down to 1 chip the hand before tripled-up to 15k. He hits two pairs on the river, but his hand is third best as Kalaj folds to a Moler bet on 5th street.

After the last hole card is dealt, Moler reveals the ace high flush and Dalessandro needs to boat-up as he's at risk After a dramatic look, Dalessandro slams down the 2 and says, "pay me," as he hits 4s full of ducks.

Dalessandro is still nursing a short stack of 75k, while Bart Fooden continues to lead the way with 700k.

Bixler finishes in 7th place, good for $2,417. "I played as well as I could," says the Mt. Joy, PA resident who began the day with just 16k. "When you're short stacked deep in a tournament, you're almost pot committed when the blinds are this high."

Players will complete this level before going on an 8 pm dinner break.

Event #4 $700NL: Bloom on the Rosen

Stephen Silverman raises to 40,000 and Douglas Rosen re-raises all in for 58,000 in the short stack. Stephen, of course, calls.

Stephen: A 3
Douglas: K Q

Board: 8 Q K 5 6

Rosen doubles up.

Event #5, HOSE: 10 Min Break

Seat-Name-Count

1 Mark Moler (Hagerstown, MD) 510k
2 Shawn Bixler (Mt. Joy, PA) 122k
3 Tim Dalessandro (West Chester, PA) 97k
5 Mike Clark (Chester, NY) 185k
6 Bart Fooden (Point Lookout, NY) 468k
7 Greg Heilweil (Great Neck, NY) 66k
8 Toma Kalaj (New York, NY) 351k

Notes:

Bixler's battled back from 15k with back-to-back double ups.

Fooden wins a three way NL pot vs. Bixler and Heilweil.
Bixler says, "your Kings are good."
Fooden shows K K .


EVENT #6 - 1K NLHE

All players currently on Dinner Break.
Play will resume at 7:30pm.

249 players remaining
$31,500 avg stack

Event 3 Champion - Binns Interview



John Binns (Fort Myers, FL)

Event 3 Champion (PLO) - $13,698

Event #6, HOSE: 8th - Arsht

David Arsht (Radnor, PA)
8th place - $1,813

Event #4 $700NL: Final 10

1. Ryan Eriquezzo 470,000
2. Anthony Pasqua 300,000
3. Paul Richardson 320,000
4. Tom Macey 420,000
5. David Zeitlin 180,000
6. Matthew Casterella 165,000
7. Stephen Silverman 175,000
8. Daniel Mulhall 500,000
9. Ben Klier 1,065,000
10. Douglas Rosen 125,000

Event #5, HOSE: 9th - Rawlins

John Rawlins (Charlotte, NC)
9th place - $1,360

Event #4: We Were on a Break!

We're now 10 handed in Event #4 on a single table, and all 10 are now on a break.

Event #5, HOSE: Final Table

Seat-Name-Chip Count

1 Mark Moler (Hagerstown, MD) 200k
2 Shawn Bixler (Mt. Joy, PA) 156k
3 Tim Dalessandro (West Chester, PA) 135k
4 David Arsht (Radnor, PA) 80k
5 Mike Clark (Chester, NY) 205k
6 Bart Fooden (Point Lookout, NY) 330k
7 Greg Heilweil (Great Neck, NY) 160k
8 Toma Kalaj (New York, NY) 380k
9 Don Rawlins (Charlotte, NC) 77k

Event #4 $700NL: Town Klier

On a river of Q 10 6 J7, seat 4 checks and Ben Klier bets 45,000. Seat 4 eventually folds and Ben shows absolutely nothing : 5 4. He now has over a million in chips, twice as many as his next closest competitor. We're still 11 handed.

Quick Bites

The player-friendly staff here at Borgata always puts on a smile for the tournament players. Come by The Cafeteria for jumbo hot dogs and soft pretzels, served hot and fresh daily.



EVENT #6 - 1K NLHE

30 Tables left
294 Players remaining
Avg. Stack - $23,061
Blinds @ 300/600/75a

"Play has been pretty standard all day, everybody playing ABC poker, nobody is really getting out of line."

Notables "gaining ground" as the night grows near:

Matt Glantz
Mike "Lil Man" Sica
Jason Young
Raj Patel
Matt Brady
Mike Leah

Event #4 $700NL: Eleven

On a flop of 10 10 J, Ben Klier is all in and seat 3 tanks for several minutes, finally making a sick call with 5 5. Ben turns over 7 6 and has a ton of outs. Sure enough, the turn and river are 6 8 and the opponent is left with 100,000.

On the very next hand, Ben, seat 2 and the shortstack in seat 3 see a flop, with seat 3 all in for his last few chips. They check down this board:

Q 10 7 8 Q

Ben shows 10 5 to seat 2's 8 2 and seat 3's mucked hand, and seat 3 is eliminated. Ben takes the pot, and there are now 11 players left.

Event #4, $700 NL: Eliminations

20th Robertg Mclaughlin (Washinton, DC) $1,324
19th Natale Kuey (Bronx, NY) $1,324
18th Albert Linton (Baltimore, MD) $1,545
17th Tam Chi Ly (Lansdale, PA) $1,545
16th Moshe Swed (New York, NY) $1,545

Event #4 $700NL: Ben Klier's Money

Seat 6 raises to 28,000 under the gun and Ben Klier calls from middle position. Seat 5 calls from the big blind.

The flop is 3c Qd 7h and Ben checks. Seat 6 bets 47,000 and Ben re-raises all in. Everyone folds.

There are now 12 players remaining.

Event #5 HOSE: Final Table

We're down to a final table of nine in the HOSE event, after George Krafft Jr's opponent rivered a wheel in Hold'em to send him out in 10th place. The remaining nine players are on a 15 minute break.

Event #5, HOSE: Eliminations

15th Daniel Battaglia (Kent, OH) $1,027
14th Michael Prahin (Irvington, NY) $1,027
13th Saul Rosenthal (Ithaca, NY) $1,027
12th John Botticello (Douglaston, NY) $1,179
11th Barry Levy (Brooklyn, NY) $1,179
10th George Krafft, Jr. (Absecon, NJ) $1,179

Event #5 HOSE: The Levy Breaks

Omaha-8

Barry Levy's once dominating chip stack seems to be sinking. On a turn of 10 5 9J, Barry bets 20,000 and his opponent calls. The river is 9c and both check. Barry shows 8 3-x-x, but the opponent has Q 4-x-x for a better flush.

And, as expected, Barry busts while we're writing this, vowing "I'll be back," as he walks toward the payout table.

Ten players remain.

WAITING TO GRUB

Bustouts and double-ups becoming more common as Event #6, 1K - NLHE creeps towards the 6:30 dinner break. Tables continue to break as players shuffle through a field of less than 400 players.

Lock Poker Pro, Lee Childs, poses for the Borgata blogging crew.


Event #7 O8: Shout Out

Jay Centeno, who believes he is the chip leader in the Omaha-8 Event #7, has 22,000 in chips. He wants to give a shout out to his boys back in DC.

Event #5 HOSE: Eleven

There are 11 players remaining in Event #5, including Barry Levy and Toma Kalaj. Barry just got scooped by a short stack who made the perfect low on seventh street in Stud 8, but he's still got chips.

Event #4 700NL: Lifeboat Ashore

Ron Shore is all in from the short stack and seat 7 asks for a count. It's only 152,000, so seat 7 calls.

Ron: A K
Seat 7: 10 10

Board: 7 A 6 Q 4

The race situation comes out in Ron's favor, and he doubles up. Eighteen players remain.

Event #6, $1K NL: Numbers Game

451 total players
45 cash
$125k+ top prize
6:30 pm dinner break
14 Olympic Gold Medals: Michael Phelps
1 WSOP Runner-up: Steve Dannenmann

Tournament officials are sending to players at exactly 6:30 pm so they can make reservations.

Event #4, $700 NL: Back From Break

19 players remain with an average stack of 205k.

Level 18 underway (5k/10k/1k ante).

Event #5 HOSE: Terrible Toma

Hold 'em

Blinds are at 8,000 / 16,000. A player in seat 1 named Toma Kalaj tosses his last 5,000 denomination chip, all in. Seat 2 re-raises to 16,000 to isolate, and it works. He takes some back.

Seat 1: J 5
Toma: J 8

Board: Q 4 K 6 J

Seat 1 is eliminated in 14th, and thirteen players remain. The staff tells us that they won't consolidate to one table until nine players remain, due to the nature of Stud and the number of cards it uses.

Event #6, $1K NL: The Mole

Media row has hired a mole and we're getting intel from the outer tables.

Overall assessment: Play is bad.

Two different players at Table 39 call all-in post-flop bets with air. Once the caller has A-Q vs. J-J. The other loser goes to war with 4-6 vs. K-K. Surprisingly the best hand holds.

Inside Quote: "I haven't played a hand since Jesus Christ walked this Earth."

Level 5 continues and the mole's tables continue to break and he's on the move.

Event #4 $700NL: Jeremy Spoke In Class Today

Robert "Jeremy" McLaughlin, who took fourth in the main event at the last Winter Poker Open, just busted from Event #4, a few tables short of the win.

Event #5: HOSE: Stud Finder

The game has moved from Stud to Stud-8. There are still 16 players remaining.

Event #6,$1K NL - Doing the Lindh-y

Chris Lindh (Goshen, NY) is familiar with Borgata final tables, but it's his starting table that's got him excited.

"I feel like this is a free roll," says Lindh with tongue in cheek, "I paid a thousand dollars to hang with Michael Phelps all day. The poker is a bonus"

Lindh's 7th place finish at the 2009 Borgata Summer Open Championship Event is just one of his many cashes at Borgata. So far, so good as Lindh and Phelps, the Olympic champion, are both above their starting chip stacks of 15k.

Level 5 underway (150/300/25 ante).

Event #4, $700NL: Giving Some Lippert

On a flop of K J 8, Adam Lippert bets 27,500 and the player in seat 5 ponders. "Ace-king?" he wonders, then: "How much do you have left?" Adam has 150,000 behind. Seat 5 folds A J face up.

"I did have an 8, I swear to God," Adam says as he rakes in the pot.

Event #5: Break Time

The two tables full of players in the HOSE Event #5 are on a 10 minute break.

Event #4, $700 NL: Update

Benjamin Klier (Astoria, NY) Chip Leader - 470k

Down to 23 players, Level 17 continues (4k/8k/5oo ante)

EVENT #6 - NO LIMIT HOLD EM ($1,000 + $90)

NFL jerseys, Pokerstars Logos and custom made PPI pullovers are scattered throughout the field as Event #6 ends late registration.

The field has been capped at 451 players. Stay tuned for official payouts.

Swimming Champion and Olympic star, Michael Phelps, has his tablemates in awe as he tries to add a piece of poker hardware to his mantel.



More Notables include:
Lee Childs - Table 21
Manny Patel - Table 35
Willam Hill - Table 30
Brent Keller - Table 28
Jason Young - Tabvle 18
Mikey "Unbelievable" - Table 19
Eugene Castro - Table 32
Bill Blanda - Table 15
Josh Brikis - Table 27

Event #5 HOSE: Up and Running

Barry Levy (Brooklyn NY)
Chip Leader, 198K

EVENT #5 - H.O.S.E ($350 + $50)

The colorful character from New York city enters the day as the Chip Leader and the prodominant favrite to take down his first Borgata title. Levy has posted deep finishes in years past, we'll wait and see if the stars line up for the self proclaimed "hardest working man in poker."

Play has officially started with the remaining 17 players vying for the Borgata trophy.

OFFICAL PAYOUTS
1 - $18,613
2 - $10,273
3 - $5,741
4 - $4,230
5 - $3,626
6 - $3,022
7 - $2,417
8 - $1,813
9 - $1,360
10-12 $ 1,179
13-15 $ 1,027
16-18 $906

EVENT #4 - NO LIMIT HOLD EM ($700 + $70)

Play has officially started as the final 28 players have
returned for Day 2 action.

CHIP LEADERS
Benjamin Klier - 470,000
Douglas Rosen - 334, 000
Tom Macey - 295,500
Ryan Eriquezzo - 263,000
Matthew Casterella - 257,000
David Zeitlin - 208,500
Stephen Silverman - 172,500
Adam Lippert - 162,000
Daniel Mulhall - 144,000
Alan Colon - 133,500

PAYOUTS
1 - $63,996
2 - $37,073
3 - $18,316
4 - $15,447
5 - $13,241
6 - $11,034
7 - $8,827
8 - $6,621
9 - $4,414
10 - 12 $2,869
13 - 15 $2,207
16 - 18 $1,545
19 - 27 $1,324
28 - 36 $1,103

SICK BEAT

I cringed when Troy Longo (North Haven, NJ) approached the media table and said the most annoying words in poker, "you wanna' hear a bad beat story?" I listened anyway and actually felt bad for the guy when I realized he took the first brutal beat of the
2010 Borgata Winter Open...Quad 10's losing to a Royal Flush !?!

This opens the door for the suckouts...

UP & RUNNING

Event #7 - Omaha H/L 8B ($350 + $50)
Poker grinders and weekend regulars have filled the front portion of the ballroom for a true mixed game tournament. Joe Simmons enters the field, the Philly hip-hop mogul has put up solid results at Borgata over the years.

Event # 6 - No Limit Hold Em ($1,000 + $90)
The field has reached 421 players, late registration will contiue through Level 2. Borgata waitresses are serving more coffees than cocktails as some of the younger guys nurse hangovers through Level 1...B Bar?

Nightly Update

Event #6 - 1K NLHE

107 players remaining
63,364 avg. stack
Blinds @ 800/1,600/200a

*** *** *** *** ***

Event #7 - Omaha H/L 8B

47 players remaining
37,100 avg. stack
Blinds @ 1,000/2,000 - 2,000/4,000

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND

"Table signs down. All stacks pushed out. Button in the 6 seat. Start with the purple deck. Shuffle up and deal, cards in the air."

With those directions to all dealers, the 1k is underway.

Good luck to the field.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Event 6: $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em

  • 15,000 in starting chips
  • 60 minute Levels
  • Day1 begins Saturday, January 23 at 11AM
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, January 24 at 2PM

Event 7: $350 + $50 Omaha H/L 8B

  • 8,000 in starting chips
  • 40 minute Levels
  • Day1 begins Saturday, January 23 at 12PM
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, January 24 at 2PM

Event 31: $350 + $40 Championship Event Qualifier

  • 8,000 in starting chips
  • 25 minute Levels
  • approximately 1 in 10 will wini $3,500 entry into the $2 Million Guaranteed Borgata Winter Open Championship Event (January 31 - February 5, 2010)

Event 32: $200 + $30 Second Chance Cash NLH

  • 10,000 in starting chips
  • 25 minute Levels

EVENT 5 - $350 + $50 H.O.S.E. CHIP COUNTS

BORGATA WINTER OPEN 2010
Event 5 - $350 + $50 H.O.S.E.
January 22 - 23

178 Entries Total Buy-In: $62,300

End of Day 1 Chip Count Leaders

1. BARRY LEVY (BROOKLYN, NY): 198,000
2. TOMA KALAJ (NEW YORK, NY): 185,000
3. LEE ILAGAN (BERLIN, NJ): 185,000
4. GEORGE KRAFFT JR (ABSECON, NJ): 159,000
5. DAVID ARSHT (RADNOR, PA): 143,000
6. STUART ROTTER (CLARKSVILLE, MD): 122,000
7. SAUL ROSENTHAL (ITHACA, NY): 113,000
8. GREGORY HEILWEIL (GREAT NECK, NY): 102,000
9. DANIEL BATTAGLIA (KENT, OH): 99,000
10. TIMOTHY DALESSANDRO (WEST CHESTER, PA): 77,000
11. MICHAEL CLARK (CHESTER, NY): 75,000
12. DONALD RAWLINS (CHARLOTTE, NC): 70,000
13. ROBERT DEMARTINO (TOMS RIVER, NJ): 66,000
14. BART FOODEN (PORT LOOKOUT, NY): 56,000
15. MICHAEL PRAHIN (IRVINGTON, NY): 49,000
16. JOHN BOTTICELLO (DOUGLASTON, NY): 41,000
17. MARK MOLER (HAGERSTOWN, MD): 24,000

EVENT 4 - $700 + $70 NLH CHIP COUNTS

BORGATA WINTER OPEN 2010
Event 4 - $700 + $70 No Limit Hold'em
January 22 - 23

325 Entries Total Buy-In: $227,500

End of Day 1 Chip Count Leaders

1. BENJAMIN KLIER (ASTORIA, NY): 470,000
2. DOUGLAS ROSEN (NEW YORK, NY): 334,500
3. TOM MACEY (CHICAGO, IL): 295,500
4. RYAN ERIQUEZZO (DANBURY, CT): 263,000
5. MATTHEW CASTERELLA (WHITE PLAINS, NY): 257,000
6. DAVID ZEITLIN (BROOKLYN, NY): 208,500
7. STEPHEN SILVERMAN (MILLWOOD, NY): 172,500
8. ADAM LIPPERT (BROOKLYN, NY): 162,000
9. DANIEL MULHALL (LITTLE NECK, NY): 144,000
10. ALAN COLON (OCEANSIDE, NY): 133,500
11. PHUONG HONG (FALLS CHURCH, VA): 131,000
12. ERJON SINO (STATEN ISLAND, NY): 130,000
13. PAUL RICHARDSON (GLENWOOD, NJ): 115,800
14. ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN (WASHINGTON, DC): 104,500
15. DAVID KATZ (CHERRY HILL, NJ): 99,500
16. TAM CHI LY (LANSDALE, PA): 97,000
17. MOSHE SWED (NEW YORK, NY): 96,500
18. ALBERT RICCOBONO (OSSINING, NY): 91,500
19. MOUNIR GUIRGUIS (EDISON, NJ): 90,500
20. ANNIE JENNINGS (BELLE MEAD, NJ): 88,000
21. RICHARD HALL (WILKES BARRE, PA): 76,200
22. RONALD SHORE (BLUE BELL, PA): 75,000
23. MICHAEL BOSCO (POUGHKEEPSIE, NY): 55,500
24. ALBERT LINTON (BALTIMORE, MD): 54,500
25. ANTHONY PASQUA (HAMILTON, NJ): 53,000
26. RONALD KATZ (AVENTURA, FL): 42,500
27. NATALE KUEY (BRONX, NY): 38,000
28. NIKUNJ GANDHI (STAMFORD, CT): 33,000

FINAL RESULTS - EVENT 3

Borgata Winter Open 2010
Event 3 - $350 + $50 Pot Limit Omaha - High
January 21-22

Entries: 131 Total Buy-In: $45,850

FINAL RESULTS

1. JOHN BINNS (TAMARAC, FL): $13,698
2. WILLIAM SEYMOUR (LAS VEGAS, NV): $7,561
3. BRANDON PASTER (ARLINGTON, VA): $4,225
4. HOWARD CRAWFORD (READING, PA): $3,114
5. LISA VANLANDINGHAM (NASHVILLE, TN): $2,668
6. NORIK RIZAJ (BROOKLYN, NY): $2,224
7. MICHAEL LINSTER (LEVITTOWN, NY): $1,779
8. JOHN PANETTIERE (LONG BEACH, NY): $1,335
9. VYACHESLAV EYZEROVICH (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $1,001
10. MARK JONES (PHILADELPHIA, PA): $867
11. MICKAEL MORGOUSKY (BROOKLYN, NY): $867
12. MICHAEL VANINO (READING, PA): $867
13. GERALD TAYLOR (BROOKLYN, NY): $756
14. LARRY STJEAN (SALISBURY BCH, MA): $756
15. PETER IPPOLITO (E MEADOW, NY): $756
16. JOHN CONMY (YARDLEY, PA): $667
17. BONNIE CASTILLO (WEST FRIENDSHIP, MD): $667
18. BARRY GASSEN (SMITHVILLE, NJ): $667

FINAL RESULTS - EVENT 2

Borgata Winter Open 2010
Event 2 - $500 + $60 No Limit Hold'em
January 21-22

Entries: 368 Total Buy-In: $184,000

FINAL RESULTS

1. ROBERT PERRY (HIGHLAND BEACH, FL): $51,759
2. TYLER HENRY (WERNERSVILLE, PA): $29,985
3. CHAD LOUBE (ROCKVILLE, MD): $14,814
4. SEAN RIPP (MASSAPEQUA, NY): $12,494
5. CHRISTOPHER CARDINALE (WEST BABYLON, NY): $10,709
6. MICHAEL MILLER (WOODBRIDGE, VA): $8,924
7. STEPHEN BARBELLA (MALVERN, PA): $7,139
8. DEONARINE ITWARU (S OZONE PARK, NY): $5,354
9. FRANK SENA (WARREN, NJ): $3,570
10. KWANGSOO LIM (AVON, CT): $2,321
11. MIRSAD KOVACI (ALLENTOWN, PA): $2,321
12. HUNG TRUONG (BROOKLYN, NY): $2,321
13. SCOTT LAZEWSKI (MANALAPAN, NJ): $1,785
14. MICHAEL BROWN (WEST ISLIP, NY): $1,785
15. DEAN MARTIN (CHAMBERSBURG, PA): $1,785
16. WILLIAM STRADLEY (BOOTHWYN, PA): $1,249
17. JOEL BIDNICK (EDGEWATER, MD): $1,249
18. NICHOLAS OLIVIERI (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $1,249
19. SALVATORE CALANDRA (VERONA, NJ): $1,071
20. FARHAD HUSAINI (WATERLOO, ON): $1,071
21. RUSSELL GREEN (SYOSSET, NY): $1,071
22. DAVID PENNA (BABYLON VILLAGE, NY): $1,071
23. ADEL JO (MIAMI, FL): $1,071
24. DAVID SOLOMON (PLAINVIEW, NY): $1,071
25. MICHAEL BOEHME (WILLINGBORO, NJ): $1,071
26. MICHAEL DENTALE (BROOKLYN, NY): $1,071
27. JASON BYRNES (BROOKLYN, NY): $1,071
28. JEFFREY GOTTESMAN (HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA): $892
29. DEAN SCHULTZ (STOW, OH): $892
30. DAVID ROTCHES (VENTNOR, NJ): $892
31. PAUL DOLDER (HAVERTOWN, PA): $892
32. DAVID VALENCE (HAMPSTEAD, NH): $892
33. MICHAEL CAMP (BALTIMORE, MD): $892
34. JEREMY JOSEPH COLE (NEW CASTLE, DE): $892
35. TRAVIS ALLEN (SUFFIELD, CT): $892
36. DEAN METZGER (DERBY, NY): $892

Goodnight!

Look for official chip counts later this morning for both Events #4 & #5 (both return @ 2 pm).

Play resumes at 11 am for the 1K NL (Event #6) & at Noon for Omaha H/L 8B (Event #7).

Thanks for following along and goodnight from the Event Center. B. Utz joins the foray first thing at 11 am, so checkout his posts starting then!

Event #5: Bubble Breaks, Heading Home

At 2 am the H.O.S.E. was at critical point with 20 players left and two away from the money. Tournament officials are ready to bag and tag, but on the final hand a player busts which creates the problem. Borgata won't bring back only one person from the money, so the remaining 19 players went hand for hand. (two from the bubble, they would've all come back looking to cash)

It takes 20 minutes, but eventually Barry Levy (Brooklyn, NY) makes the final kill and breaks the bubble. "There were a lot of short stacks just hanging on," he says. "I was able to do the dirty work."

Levy finishes the night with 198k in chips and is the unofficial leader.

The final 18 players return Saturday at 2 am as they play for the $18,613 top prize. Everyone's guaranteed $906.

Unofficial Chip Leaders

Barry Levy (Brooklyn, NY) 198k
Lee Ilagan (Berlin, NJ) 185k
George Krafft, JR (Absecon, NJ) 159k
David Arsht (Philadelphia, PA) 145k
Stuart Rotter (Clarksville, MD) 122k







2 AM

It's 2am and Event #4 is closing down. We'll have some chip counts for you after coloring up, bagging, then tagging. 28 players return at 2 pm to play for the $63,996 top prize.

The HOSE event is a different story. They might be stopping, or they might be playing through the bubble. At this point, the bubble seems to be 2 players away. We'll see what happens when the tournament staff decides which is the best way to go.

Larry Gold has "bubbled" again! He went out 28th after running a 70k stack down to 3 cooler hands in stud and stud/8. I might even start calling him bubbles!

Stay tuned for some final end of day thoughts and recap

Event #2: Robert Perry Wins! ($51,759)

Robert Perry Wins!


Robert Perry wins $51,759, the crystal trophy and the Event #2 title! Congratulations.

Event #2: Tyler Henry Eliminated in 2nd ($29,985)

Tyler Henry

Event #2: Chad Loube Eliminated in 3rd ($14,814)

Chad Loube

Event #4: Bubble Breaks

The $700 NL tournament hits the money after only one deal of hand for hand play.

Notable names in the money:

Al Riccobino, PPI
Adam Lippert, PPI
Ryan Eriquezzo, PPI
Ron Shore, RPT

Level 15 is the last level of the night (2k/4k/400 ante)

Event #2: Slight Break

The remaining players in Event #2 are taking another impromptu break.

Event #2: Sean Ripp Eliminated in 4th ($12,494)

Sean Ripp

Tyler Henry raises to 145,000 and Robert Perry goes all in for 725,000. Sean Ripp also goes all in for 855,000.

Tyler gets a count and finally folds Ah Kd face up.

Sean Ripp: K K
Robert Perry: 10 10

Board: 4 6 10 4 5

Sean has 200,000 left. On the very next hand, Chad Loube shoves for 165,000 and Sean re-raises all in for his last 185,000 after antes. Chad puts in a few chips to cover.

Chad: QJ
Sean: J8

Board: K 4 K 10 Q

Sean is out.