Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chip Counts

Championship Event - End of Day 3

1. Matthew Matros 1.978 million
2. Lee Childs 1.797 million
3. Thomas Marchese 1.523 million
4. Wade Woelfel 1.464 million
5. Ross Mallor 1.417 million
6. Jeff Madsen 1.291 million
7. Al Grimes 1.260 million
8. Donald Boivin 1.19 million
9. Eric Blair 1 million
10. Chan Pelton 991k
11. Barkley Hamilton 967k
12. Dave Fox 898k
13. Joseph Wertz 821k
14. Sirous Jamshidi 782k
15. Joshua "Ricky Bobby" Mancuso 668k
16. Nicholas Kamen 646k
17. John Alexander 611k
18. Igor Tiguy 451k
19. John LaRochelle 447k
20. Anthony Campagna 442k
21. Robert McLaughlin 400k
22. David Cairns 380k
23. David Williams 374k
24. Theodore Goldbergh 341k
25. Richard Austin 333k
26. Michael Judge 322k
27. Bernard Collins 201k

Top 27

We reached the top 27. Play is finished for the night.

We'll report the top 27 and their chip stacks shortly.

The players bagged their chips and have retired.

Most seemed happy it wasn't a marathon night.

Action continues tomorrow from Borgata's poker room.

End Of The Dao

This time there was no miracle river ace for Dao Bui (Sterling, VA) who took home $9317 for her 33rd place finish.

Dao built her stack back to $135,000. With less than ten times the blinds she shoved with A-10 and was called by Q-Q.

"This sucks. I hate losing. Are you kidding me?" said disappointed Dao who will have to get em next year.

10 Minute Break - Update

Next up Level 24: 10,000 - 20,000 blinds with 2K ante.

33 players remain. Average stack: 696,363

Great Value

If you don't have $3,500 to spend on a Championship Event entry, just ask Jeff Tamburino (King of Prussia, PA) on how to qualify for the tournament at a huge discount.

Tamburino spent $180 last week on an ACT 1 tournament where 1 in 5 players won a seat into the ACT 2 qualifier. Saturday during ACT 2 (1 in 5 qualify for the Championship Event), Tamburino was down to his last three chips and was the 35th, and last player, to earn a Championship seat.

"I was hanging by a thread," says Tamburino, after parlaying his initial investment into $7,846 for his 39th finish in the Championship Event. "It's the best $180 I ever spent," he adds while seeing his investment increase 4,259%.

Tamburino proving that anyone who plays daily tournaments at Borgata can play their way into big time events.

Level 23 (8k/16k/2k ante) is winding down.

Dao Doubles Through Boivin

All in. Dao has A-9 hearts vs. Boivin's Q-Q.

These two are going at it once again. Dao's life at stake.

This time Dao gets lucky when she spikes an ace on the river for the double up.

"You deserve it", said Boivin remembering the last hand when he hit his miracle two-outter.

35 players remain with an average chip count of 657,000.

Boivin cripples Dao

On a board of A-5-3-7-K Boivin bets 100,000. Dao Bui (Sterling, VA) goes in the tank.

If she wins she'll have a ton of chips to work with. If she loses, she'll be down to mere thousands.

Finally she calls and it's bad news. Boivin made a set on the turn with 7-7. Dao's A-8 was no good.

Boivin scoops a 400,000 pot.

Dao will have to make an incredible comeback to climb back in this thing.

Aces Flying

Childs In Charge

Lee Childs is barely seated at his new table when he gets hit with the deck. First he bets Jeff Madsen out of a pot and shows A-A to help alleviate the suspicion that he's making a move.

On the next hand, Childs picks up aces again and this time there's fireworks. A king hits the board on the turn and Childs' opponent shoves 600k, Childs calls and the table can't believe he has rockets again.

Childs has 10-10 easily dominated and is now close to 2 million chips as we're down to less than 40 players.

Hands are flying all over the Event Center. Double-ups, bust outs, tables breaking and rail birds trying to take in all the action.

Play will stop for the night when 27 players remain.

Two Big Stacks Battle

Joseph Wertz


Tom Marchese (Boonton, NJ) has 1.7 million. Joseph Wertz (Montoursville, PA) has 1.5 million.

A flop of 9-6-3 all clubs. Action. Turn is the 7 of diamonds.

Marchese bets 175,000. Wertz shoves all in.

Marchese not willing to risk almost all of his stack, tables 3-3, folding a set.

Wertz shows pocket kings, with a flush draw.

If these two monster chip-leaders go at it again we'll report.

Ten Minute Break

Players on a ten minute break.

Back To Back A-A Crack

Joseph Brattole (Parsippiany, NJ) is up to 600,000 after cracking A-A twice.

First hand Brattole has K-Q and hits runner runner K-Q.

Second hand he has J-J up against the pocket aces of Tsong Lin (Cape May, NJ) and hits a jack on the turn.

Tsong loses all of his 119,000 stack and cashes $7846 for 42nd place.

Event #23 - Payouts

No Limit
Buy-In: $300 + $50

Entries: 276
Total Buy-In: $82,800

Place-Amount


1 $24,095
2 $13,654
3 $7,510
4 $5,622
5 $4,819
6 $4,016
7 $3,213
8 $2,409
9 $1,607
10-12 $1,044
13-15 $884
16-18 $723
19-27 $602

Last Woman A Thorn In Thornburg's Side

Dao Bui

Dao Bui (Sterling, VA) is a woman among men.

She just ended the tournament for William Thornburg (Mechanicsville, VA). William - "I was so patient too. I only had 115,000."

Came down to William's K-Q on a board of K-Q-4 (two clubs). William shoves his stack and Doa calls with A-7 clubs. Turn was a club and William didn't fill up on the river.

"Yeah, I made some money but after three days of playing well and taking cold showers I wanted to finish better" said a disappointed Thornburg.

Teal Deck 48:48

45 players are back for the Championship Event. There's 48 minutes & 48 seconds left on Level 22 (6k/12k/1k) as the teal cards are in the air.

Event #23 - Update

No Limit
Buy-In $300 + $50

The 61 remaining players are on a one hour dinner break. The average stack is 45k with 27 players cashing. The top prize is $24,095.

Play resumes at 8:50 pm.

Championship Event Cashes

46. Barry Thaler ($6,866)
47. Bryan Veach ($6,866)
48. Richard Fohrenbach ($6,866)
49. William Sheridan ($6,866)
50. Melanie Weisner ($6,866)
51. Konstantino Dimitroulakos ($6,866)
52. Sang Kim ($6,866)
53. Ira Mensh ($6,866)
54. Peter Malkoun ($6,866)
55. Ketan Pandya($6,375)
56. Peter Campo ($6,375)
57. Josh Brikis ($6,375)
58. Rajesh Vohra ($6,375)
59. Marc Podell ($6,375)
60. Robert Kalteux ($6,375)
61. Joseph Luht ($6,375)
62. Paul Sleeper ($6,375)
63. Joshua Smith ($6,375)
64. Jose Reyes ($6,130)
65. Vincent Villamor ($6,130)
66. Ray Shackelford ($6,130)
67. Kris Adam Kawohl ($6,130)
68. Jianhua Zhou ($6,130)
69. Dan Shak ($6,130)
70. Frank Nunziato ($6,130)
71. Steve Brecher ($6,130)
72. Alberto Sabogali ($6,130)

The PPI Perspective - Put Cancer On The Rail

By Kelly Armentrout, Team PPI

I am here at the Borgata Winter Open, as it is one of my favorite tournaments of the year. I played my first tournament here in October of 2005, and have been a Borgata fan and regular ever since. In fact, my love for Borgata extends to the online world where I am known as "BorgataGirl."

Tab and his tournament staff put on a great series, time and time again, and that is what keeps me coming back. Another reason why I love coming to Borgata is to join up with many familiar faces – in particular, my friends at PPI.

Not only is it great to see everyone, but it brings to the forefront the charitable work poker players perform. At PPI, players are pledging a percentage of their winnings at the Borgata Winter Open to various charities and causes. This is near and dear to me, as most aren’t aware of the fact that I am a 10 year cancer survivor of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

After undergoing treatment for 5 months in VA for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, things weren't going well, so I took it upon myself to seek a second opinion from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY.

After my initial consultation, the doctors felt I had been misdiagnosed and given the wrong treatment. It appeared to be Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which requires a completely different treatment regimen than Hodgkin's. It was then I decided to be under the care of the medical staff at MSKCC.

For precautionary measures, they administered a 3 week course of radiation therapy to my chest, and all was well until I relapsed 6 months later.The only course of action at this point would be a stem-cell transplant, which would consist of aggressive chemotherapy, stem cell collection, and a 6-8 week hospital stay.

Three weeks into the transplant, I suffered a pulmonary hemorrhage due to the radiation treatments, and was placed in the ICU. My prognosis was very grave and I was given less than a 5% chance of survival.

It is by the Grace of God that I am here and on a mission to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. I am blessed and fortunate to have been given a second chance at life, and I hope through my contributions I will be able to give others the same gift.

So it is with great pleasure that I can proudly say I have donated a portion of my tournament winnings at this year’s Borgata Winter Open to several charities (including St. Jude, Prevent Cancer Foundation, MSKCC, Nephcure, and relief efforts in Haiti).

As a Partner in Hope for St. Jude, my monthly donation allows me to receive a picture of a child currently receiving treatment at St. Jude. I have a stack of cards that I use as a card protector as a reminder of the battle that we continue to fight.

Funding is our greatest source in finding a cure, so please join me in my mission and together we can put cancer and other life threatening diseases on the rail!

Chow Time

45 players remain with an average stack of 511k. Play resumes at 8:15 pm.

Marchese's Mountain

Tom Marchese, Chip Leader

On the last hand before dinner break, two of the bigger stacks tangle. Barry Thaler (Brooklyn, NY) starts the hand with nearly 800k, while Tom Marchese (Boonton, NJ) has a little more than one million chips.

The flop is 5-2-10 and Marchese check-calls. An ace hits the turn and again it's a check-call by Marchese. The river brings a 6 and Thaler shoves his remaining 600k into the growing pot.

Marchese makes the call and tables 10 10 for a set of 10s and Thaler mucks saying he had K-J. "I knew he had a better hand, but I really didn't think he would call that bet," Thaler says, as he finishes 46th ($6,866).

As Marchese finishes stacking his mountain of chips, he's off to dinner as the chip leader with the more than 1.8 million.

Two With One Blow

Madsen Making Things Happen

Jeff Madsen's been treading water all afternoon and hovering around his starting stack as chip leader with 880k. The two-time WSOP bracelet winner finally catches a hand and knocks out two players with K-K from the button.

Bill Sheridan (Martinsville, NJ) and Richard Fohrenbach (Milford, CT) are both all-in. It's not clear which player had which hand, but Madsen fades a straight draw and beats 8-8 and Q-5.

Sheridan finishes 49th and Fohrenbach, 48th as both collect $6,866.

Madsen now has 1.15 million as dinner break approaches.

Back From Break

49 players are returning from a 10 minute break. Level 22 (6k/12/1k ante) underway.

Play will stop at 7 pm for a 75 minute dinner break.

Short & Sweet

Melanie Weisner, 50th place - $6,866

Melanie Weisner (Houston, TX) has no trouble summing up her hand in about 10 seconds. "The cut off opens, I shove 15 big blinds with ace, ten. He has pocket jacks. Ace in the window, jack on the turn. What are you going to do?"

Weisner's elimination means Dao Bui (Sterling, VA) is the lone remaining woman in the field.

"I love Borgata," says Weisner, who takes home $6,375. "They have great tournaments with great structures. I love this field. I wish there were more tournaments like this. I'll definitely be back."

Level 22 (6k/12k/1k ante) continues.


Hitting the Brikis

Josh Brikis, 57th Place ($6,375)

Josh Brikis (Monroeville, PA) can't get anything going and is out of the Championship Event. "I only had 15 big blinds left and tried to make a move," he says. "It didn't work out."

Brikis is in the big blind with 6-8 off against two limpers. He ships his last 150k and is called by A-Q, which holds after Brikis flops an open ended straight draw.

50 players remain with an average stack of 456k.

Players will break at 7 pm for dinner.


Million Man March

Ross Mallor, Watching the Market

A couple of players are hovering at the one million chip mark, including Ross Mallor (New York, NY) who's sitting close enough to media row to update his stack as often as NASDAQ updates stock quotes. "Make it 1-point-oh-five million," he says after raking a pot.

Table 7 has a ton of chips, including chip leader Joseph Wertz (Mountoursville, PA) who's at 1.15 million. Also at the table is Donald Boivin (Annapolis, MD), 800k, and Wade Woelfel (Mankato, MN) who's sitting with 970k.

"It's a good thing," says Boivin who likes to see a lot of big stacks at his table. "We're playing poker."

Other notable chip stacks:

Jeff Madsen (Las Vegas, NV) 910k
Barkley Hamilton (Warwick, NY) 900k
Barry Thaler (Brooklyn, NY) 850k

56 players remain with an average stack of 410k.

Level 21 (5k/10k/1k ante) continues.

Thinning The Field

Dan Shak, 69th place ($6,130)

As players bust, we'll bring you a list of eliminations and key hands. Dan Shak (Bryn Mawr, PA) begins the day well ahead of the chip average and is making a steady climb when he flops a set only to lose to a full house on the river.

Shak holds 9-9 on a board of K Q 9 . Shak puts all of his 350k into the pot and is up against an opponent who flopped two pairs with K-Q. The board runs out with a king on the river to give Shak's opponent a higher full house.

Level 21 (5k/10k/1k ante) continues.

Bubble Hands

Charlie Townsend, Bubble Boy

Play was grinding to a halt with 74 players remaining and two away from the money when Tournament Director Tab Duchateau warns the field that if the pace doesn't pick up, hand for hand play will commence immediately.

Less than one minute later there are three all ins, at three different tables.

First, Ketan Pandya (Piscataway, NJ) tables A K ♣ against his opponents A Q and flushes the board to knock the field to 73.

Seconds later, Lee Childs (Alexandria, VA) has A-A and it holds against K-K, crippling his opponent and taking Childs to 600k and 73 players still remain.

One table over, Melanie Weisner (Houston, TX) has J-J and is up against the 8-8 of Charlie Townsend (Dagboro, DE). Both players flop a set, Townsend shoves his last 130k and sees the bad news.

"They're all clapping for me right now," says Townsend who's eliminated in 73rd place, one spot from the money. "I wasn't playing just to get my money back, I was hoping to go deep," adding, "if I win that hand, I'm right back in the game."

Weisner has a healthy stack and after busting Townsend the table breaks, as the 72 remaining players call and text friends and family about their new found wealth.

The clock says "Time Expired" as the staff is coloring up the purple chips (500). Players are on a 10 minute break.


We're In The Money!

In the fastest bubble in Borgata Championship Event history 72 players remain and they're all in the money. 64th-72nd place collect $6,130.

Bubble hands will be posted shortly.

Can You Beat This?

With 76 players remaining, 4 from the bubble, Carl Restifo (Waretown, NJ) from the SB shoves all in for 150k and when the BB folds he tables A Q ♣. One problem: chip leader Jeff Madsen's still in the hand after raising under the gun.

"Oh my gosh. I didn't realize you were in the hand," as Restifo quickly covers his cards, but the damage is done. Fortunately for Restifo ,the information makes it an easy decision as Madsen folds.

Memo to the field: Giving free information to one of the best players in the room, who's also the chip leader, not a good idea.

36 minutes left on the level.

10 Minute Break

Blinds are up to 4k/8k/500 ante (Level 20) when play resumes.

80 players remain with an average stack of 274k. We're closing in on the bubble as 72 players cash.

Event #23 - Starting Field

No Limit
Buy-In $300 + $50

276 players start the day, which means 27 players cash. The top prize will be approximately $24,000.

Madsen The Million Chip Man

Jeff Madsen, the chip leader coming into Day 3, is the first player to cross the one million chip mark, but has since dropped back to 940k.

Also at his table is Barry Thaler (5th) and Rajesh Vohra (2nd) as table 8 is loaded with three of the top 5 chip counts to start the day.

Shak Attack

Dan Shak (Bryn Mawr, PA) has K-K and doubles through Joseph Wertz (Montoursville, PA) who's holding A-K. Shak now has 600k.

Wertz is slightly above his starting stack of 177k.

84 players remain with an average stack of 274k.

Mother Flusher - Larochelle Stacks Up

John Larochelle

John Larochelle (Providence, RI) is up to 750,000 after coming over the top of Matt Brown (Hoboken, NJ) forcing him to commit all his chips on a flop of J ♣ 6 8.

Matt got it in good after flopping top pair with his A-J but found himself up against John's J
3 flush draw.

Turn is a 2
with a 9 on the river busting Matt and giving John a giant chip up.

John - "Matt outplayed me on that hand. I've been lucky, it's true."

Race Over For Ian Palomo

The race is over for Ian Palomo (San Antonio, TX).

Ian starts the hand with 150,000.

Big Blind shoves for 130,000 and Ian snap calls with Ah - Qd.

Opponent tables A-10 and straightens up for the win. Ian is crippled to only 20,000.

The very next hand he gets the Ah - Qd again. Of course he jams the 20K up against the big blinds and unfortunately loses the race.

Ian probably won't be too thrilled the next time he looks down at Ah - Qd.

Two Ladies Left - Meet Them

Dao Bui



Melanie Weisner


A tale of two women, Dao Bui (Sterling, VA) and Melanie Weisner (Houston, TX).

Dao has 270,000 and currently has Melanie substantially outchipped. However, don't count this battle for the Last Woman Standing over just yet. Or maybe our two ladies left aren't concerned about the "title"?

Dao - "I just want to win it all. I don't care about the woman thing. I don't like to chop." Another player at the table chimed in, "She's playing great. Better than the men." Dao responded, "No one has picked on me yet so this table is good."

Like Dao, Melanie's first priority is to win it all however she said it's still nice to hold the candle for the women. Melanie - "It would be a nice accolade to be the last woman standing."

Melanie has played both in Europe and here in the states so I asked her about the differences. "More than anything there's an advantage to being a woman poker player. In Europe, the men really want to beat the women and knock them out. They don't want women to win there. Here in the states I'm able to represent a tighter image and make more plays. Another difference - when I request to see someone's cards here, they're usually nice enough to show me."

Event #23 $300 + $50 Is On Break

Event #23 is on break.

When they return blinds will be 75 - 150.

Kathy Liebert Is Out

Pete Campo (Waterford, CT) called the 50,000 shove from poker celebrity Kathy Liebert (Las Vegas).

Liebert's A-Q up against Campo's 10-10.
Board of A-10-2-A-brick gives Pete a full house and the pot.

Pete Campo currently has 240,000 in his stack.

Well We're Boivin On Up

Donald Boivin (Annapolis, MD) is getting a steady stream of pocket pairs. His stack improved with tens, and queens, and now looks down at kings.

Donald re-raises Gary Schoengold (Olney, MD) 35,000. Gary shoves a stack of 225,000 and Donald insta-calls. Gary tables A-A.

With his tournament life at risk Gary refuses to watch the cards come down. However, the harsh reaction of the table showed him everything he didn't want to see.

King on the flop. Donald's set holds. Gary and his aces are felted.

Donald Boivin now has 700,000.

For Madsen, It's Just A Flesh Wound

Jeff Madsen


Big stack Rajesh makes it 1200. Small blind and short stack Barry Berger (New York, NY) jams all-in for 58,000.

Tournament chip leader Jeff Madsen isolates with a substantial reraise.

Will Rajesh and Jeff mix it up? No.

Berger has A-A against Madsen's 9-9. Aces hold and Berger doubles up through Madsen. Rajesh claims he would have missed the board.

I asked Berger what it like being the short stack up agaist so many monster stacks. "I'm forced to gamble more than I'd like because I keep getting big hands. Nice to see A-A in the small blind."

Lakatosh Doubles Up

Aces Hold Up & Lakatosh Doubles Up

John Lakatosh (Red Lion, PA) had A-A and got it all in against a stack of 120,000 who held K-K.

John, "No King came. My aces held up and I knocked a player out." John currently has 250,000.

10 Minute Break

The players are taking their first break of the day.

See you back here in ten minutes.

A Binding Bustout

Just a few hands into today's Championship, Eric Doerr (Newark, DE) raised with K-Q and wanted big blind Joseph Udine (Philadelphia, PA) to fold so he told the dealer, "I call whatever he bets - it's binding."

Udine shoves in his 62,000 stack and looks surprised when Eric calls.

Doerr's K-Q busted Udine's 2-2 on a board of 9-3-4-Q-3.

Soon after sending Udine to the rail Doerr exclaimed, "I told him it was binding. I can't fold once I said what I said."

Event #23 $300 + $50 No Limit Holdem Has Begun

We're underway with Event #23. Looks like a good crowd of players turned out.

Good luck everyone. Updates will follow.

Table 8 Will Dominate

Check out this table draw. A ton of all the chips are right here.

In seat five you got chip leader Jeffrey Madsen (Las Vegas) with 880,700 chips....seat 7 is Barry Thaler (Brooklyn, NY) with 415,000...first position Rajesh Vohra (Pompano Beach, FL) with 591,500.

Plus, seats 8 and 9 combined have over 500,000.

This might be the table to watch.

Shuffle Up And Deal - We're Underway

Cards are in the air. We're at Level 17 of the Championship Event.

Average stack is 170,222
75 minute blind level
200-400 blinds

Yesterday was Groundhog's Day. For some today might be Grindhog's Day.

Event #22 - $350 + $50 No Limit Hold-em Top 3

#1 STEVEN CURTIN (INDIAN TRAIL, NC): $26,175


#2 JOSEPH CRAMER (CALRISLE, PA): $14,833


#3 KENNETH MOORE (CANAL WINCHST, OH): $8,158

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT - END OF DAY 2 LEADERS

BORGATA WINTER OPEN 2010
CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
EVENT 20: $3300 + $200 No Limit Hold'em
January 31 - February 5

766 Entries $2,527,800 Total Buy-In

End of Day 2 Chip Count Leaders
1. JEFFREY MADSEN (LAS VEGAS, NV): 880,700
2. RAJESH VOHRA (POMPANO BEACH, FL): 591,500
3. DAVID CAIRNS (TORONTO, CAN): 492,700
4. KETAN PANDYA (PISCATAWAY, NJ): 425,100
5. BARUCH THALER (BROOKLYN, NY): 415,000
6. ROSS MALLOR (NEW YORK, NY): 405,600
7. DALE PINCHOT (YARDLEY, PA): 384,300
8. PAUL SLEEPER (CHERRY HILL, NJ): 379,900
9. THOMAS MARCHESE (BOONTON, NJ): 367,000
10. ERIC BLAIR (WEST HARTFORD, CT): 355,200
11. JOHN LAROCHELLE (PROVIDENCE, RI): 345,200
12. ARA MELIKAN (SCARSDALE, NY): 340,200
13. PEY LEE (FLUSHING, NY): 339,400
14. JONATHAN HAMILTON (WARWICK, NY): 308,400
15. BRIAN MEINDERS (JACKSON, NJ): 302,400
16. CHARLES TOWNSEND (DAGBORO, DE): 300,500
17. JOSHUA BRIKIS (MONROEVILLE, PA): 295,000
18. JOHN RENZI (BOOTHWYN, PA): 282,000
19. DAO BUI (STERLING, VA): 278,000
21. WILLIAM THORNBURG (MECHANICSVILLE, VA): 273,900
22. RICHARD AUSTIN (LANSDALE, PA): 269,000
23. JOSHUA HILLOCK (PALM, FL): 265,000
24. MARC MANIN (CHERRY HILL, NJ): 263,200
25. JOSHUA MANCUSO (MANDEVILEE, LA): 259,000
26. MATTHEW MATROS (BROOKLYN, NY): 257,600
27. DANIEL SHAK (BRYNMAWR, PA): 252,000
28. JOSEPH SIMMONS (PHILADELPHIA, PA): 245,500
29. MATTHEW BROWN (HOBOKEN, NJ): 245,400
30. CHAN PELTON (COLLEGE STAT, TX): 231,100
31. EMANUEL FAILLA (COMMACK, NY): 227,000
32. LEONID LERNER (BROOKLYN, NY): 225,000
33. WILLIAM GAZES (BROOKLYN, NY): 224,400
34. RICHARD FORENBACH (MILFORD, CT): 224,200
35. NICHOLAS KAMEN (SCARSDALE, NY): 221,800
36. ROBERT KALTEUX (SEMINOLE, FL): 220,000
37. BRYAN VEACH (HYDE PARK, NY): 218,100
38. MICHAEL CAMP (BALTIMORE, MD): 215,500
39. MICHAEL MERCALDO (HOBOKEN, NJ): 205,400
40. PETER MALKOUN (BROOKHAVEN, PA): 204,100
41. DAVID WILLIAMS (SYKESVILLE, MD): 203,500
42. ALBERTO SABOGALI (BROOKLYN, NY): 200,600
43. ROBERT R STEVANOVSKI (CORNELIUS, NC): 199,600
44. BERNARD COLLINS (BAYVILLE, NJ): 193,400
45. MATTHEW COHEN (PHILADELPHIA, PA): 191,500
46. FRANK CALO (LIVERPOOL, NY): 185,600
47. TSONG LIN (CAPE MAY, NJ): 183,800
48. DAVID GRANA (GRAND ISLAND, NY): 182,900
49. JAMES BOYLE (HAVRE DE GRACE, MD): 180,000
50. DONALD BOIVIN (ANNAPOLIS, MD): 179,800
51. DAVID FOX (CORAM, NY): 178,700
52. JOSEPH WERTZ (MONTOURSVILLE, PA): 177,200
53. HOVAN NGUYEN (PASADENA, MD): 172,800
54. JOHANSSY JOSEPH (SPRING VALLEY, NY): 171,000
55. SIROUS JAMSHIDI (BROOMALL, PA): 170,300
56. AL GRIMES (MILLER PLACE, NY): 167,500
57. BRANDON HALL (LITTLESTOWN, PA): 166,700
58. JANOS BODOR (CHURCHVILLE, PA): 162,800
59. JEFFREY TAMBURINO (KNG OF PRUSSAIA, PA): 162,000
60. ROBERT DEPASQUALE (RANDOLPH, NJ): 159,500
61. IAN PALOMO (SAN ANTONIO, TX): 158,100
62. IGOR TIGUY (BOSTON, MA): 157,300
63. PETER CAMPO (WATERFORD, CT): 153,900
64. ANTHONY CAMPAGNA (MANORVILLE, NY): 150,200
65. ALEXANDER DEUTSCH (STATEN ISLAND, NY): 145,900
66. DICK CARSON (MANSFIELD, MA): 144,300
67. SANG KIM (LEESBURG, VA): 144,200
68. MICHAEL JUDGE (BENSALEM, PA): 142,600
69. JOHN DIBELLA (W HARRISON, NY): 140,600
70. CARL RESTIFO (WARETOWN, NJ): 139,500
71. FRANK NUNZIATO (MAMARONECK, NY): 137,700
72. BARRY BERGER (NEW YORK, NY): 136,900
73. JOSEPH LUHT (BALTIMORE, MD): 135,800
74. MARC PODELL (NEW YORK, NY): 133,000
75. JOHN LAKATOSH (RED LION, PA): 132,000
76. JOSEPH BRATTOLE (PARSIPPIANY, NJ): 128,700
77. DAVID FARAH (FAIRFIELD, NJ): 128,600
78. TERENCE SMITH (FRISCO, CO): 127,700
79. IRA MENSH (OCEAN CITY, MD): 123,000
80. FARROKH FORCE (BALA CYNWYD, PA): 122,900
81. JOHN KEEFE (FAYETTEVILLE, NC): 122,900
82. ROBERT HODSON (JUPITER, FL): 122,100
83. WADE WOELFEL (MANKATO, MN): 121,900
84. JOSE REYES (RONKONOMA, NY): 120,000
85. MICHAEL KATZ (MANALAPAN, NJ): 118,000
86. JOHN ALEXANDER (MONTSVILLE, NJ): 117,700
87. JOHN ANTHONY CERNUTO (LAS VEGAS, NV): 110,200
88. ALEX KUCHIK (BROOKLYN, NY): 108,600
89. NIKOLAI SEARS (DAVISBURG, MI): 103,100
90. JAMES CALDERARO (VENICE, FL): 101,100
91. ALEXANDER HOLZMAN (MONSEY, NY): 100,000
92. BARRY LEVENTHAL (BROOKLYN, NY): 100,000
93. CHRIS MCCORMACK (LAUREL HOLLOW, NY): 100,000
94. ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN (WASHINGTON, DC): 99,600
95. GREGORY MARCUS (MIAMI BEACH, FL): 99,300
96. VINCENT VILLAMOR (MAYS LANDING, NJ): 98,400
97. JASON LASO (MANALAPAN, NJ): 97,800
98. BRETT LAMBERT (FORT WASHINGTON, MD): 97,300
99. JAMES ROMOSER (RALEIGHT, NC): 96,500
100. WILLIAM CHILDS (ALEXANDRIA, VA): 96,100
101. SCOTT ANDERSON (CANDOR, NC): 95,300
102. GARY SCHOENGOLD (OLNEY, MD): 93,100
103. JOSHUA SMITH (NEWARK, DE): 92,400
104. THEODORE GOLDBERGH (NEW YORK, NY): 92,300
105. HIEU MINH NGUYEN (FAIRFAX, VA): 90,000
106. WILLIAM SHERIDAN (MARTINSVILLE, NJ): 89,600
107. JIANHUA ZHOU (EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ): 89,500
108. MANELIC MINAYA (TAMPA, FL): 87,500
109. RICHARD PYNE (TURNERSVILLE, NJ): 83,200
110. ALEXANDER QUEEN (BETHLEHEM, PA): 82,600
111. HENRY OLSZEWSKI (STATEN ISLAND, NY): 75,000
112. ORY HEN (COOPER CITY, FL): 74,300
113. KATHLEEN LIEBERT (LAS VEGAS, NV): 73,500
114. ERIC DOERR (NEWARK, DE): 70,700
115. AVDO DJOKOVIC (STATEN ISLAND, NY): 69,100
116. STEVE BRECHER (RENO, NV): 68,600
117. DAVID WHALEN (BOSTON, MA): 68,100
118. KONSTANTINO DIMITROULAKOS (TINTON FALLS, NJ): 63,300
119. CORNEL ANDREW CIMPAN (LEAGUE CITY, TX): 62,500
120. JOSEPH UDINE (PHILADELPHIA, PA): 62,000
121. FRANK WALKER (ROCKAWAY PARK, NY): 60,000
122. CRAIG ALTSHULER (SCARSDALE, NY): 57,500
123. KENNETH TURCO (EAST WINDSOR, NJ): 55,100
124. KRIS ADAM KAWOHL (MERRITT ISLAND, FL): 53,700
125. GORDON ENG (CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ): 48,800
126. TYLER HENRY (WERNERSVILLE, PA): 46,800
127. JOANNE MONTEAVARO (BRONX, NY): 45,400
128. SCOTT ZAKHEIM (DAVIE, FL): 44,200
129. MELANI WEISNER (NEW YORK, NY): 38,700
130. RAY SHACKELFORD (FREDERICKSBURG, VA): 37,300
131. FRANK RICHARDONE (STATEN ISLAND, NY): 35,600
132. DANIEL BUZGON (MARLTON, NJ): 35,300
133. GEORGE ANTHONY (PHIADELPHIA, PA): 23,300
134. JON FAVALORO (WEYMOUTH, MA): 19,100

EVENT 22 - $350 + $50 NLH FINAL RESULTS

BORGATA WINTER OPEN 2010
Event 22 - $350 + $50 No Limit Hold'em
February 2

257 Entrants $89,950 Total Buy-In

Final Results
1. STEVEN CURTIN (INDIAN TRAIL, NC): $26,175
2. JOSEPH CRAMER (CALRISLE, PA): $14,833
3. KENNETH MOORE (CANAL WINCHST, OH): $8,158
4. EDWARD YANG (ENGLEWD CLFS FF, NJ): $6,108
5. ALAN GOODMAN (BROOKLYN, NY): $5,235
6. DAVID HOM (BROOKLYN, NY): $4,363
7. EDUARD LEVIN (BROOKLYN, NY): $3,490
8. PAUL GORAY (GLEN BURNIE, MD): $2,618
9. MAURICE ELLENBERG (BROOKLYN, NY): $1,746
10. JOSEPH DEFILIPPO (INDIAN TRAIL, NC): $1,135
11. RICHARD NEWMAN (COLLEGEVILLE, PA): $1,135
12. JOSEPH DIBELLO (CHERRY HILL, NJ): $1,135
13. DUANE CUMMINGS (FAIRFAX, VA): $960
14. WILLIAM BARIBAN (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $960
15. BRIAN ALLEN (N. BELLMORE, NY): $960
16. RICHARD COZZA (HYDE PARK, NY): $785
17. ROBERT SUER (DANA POINT, CA): $785
18. CHAD STELL (CLINTON, NC): $785
19. ALLIE PRESCOTT (MEMPHIS, TN): $654
20. DAVID TEITELMAN : $654
21. ALEXANDER LINDH (GOSHEN, NY): $654
22. ERIC ROCKWELL (CHESAPEAKE, VA): $654
23. KELLY ARMENTROUT (ALEXANDRIA, VA): $654
24. ELLIOT GRUEN (BROOKLYN, NY): $654
25. JOHN DULEY (ARNOLD, MD): $654
26. EUGENE BRANDON (RIDGEFIELD, CT): $654
27. JOHN CAMPBELL (HARRISBURG, PA): $654

Event #22 - Final Table

Buy-In $350 +$50

Seat - Name - Chip Count

1. Steve Moore 305k
2. Paul Goray 290k
3. Eddie Yang 329k
4. Ed Levin 164k
5. Joe DeFilippo 70k
6. Joe Cramer 430k
7. Allan Goodman 323k
8. Maurice Ellenberg 164k
9. David Hom 123k
10. Steven "SOS" Curtain 410k

Final Results will be posted around 11 am. Good night from the Event Center!

Event #22 - Eliminations

No Limit
Buy-In $350 +$50

11 Rich Newman ($1,135)
12 Joe DiBello ($1,135)
13 Duane Cummings ($960)
14 William Bariban ($960)
15 Brian Allen ($960)
16 Richarc Cozza ($785)
17 Robert Suer ($785)
18 Chad Stell ($785)
19 Allie Prescott ($654)
20 David Teitelman ($654)
21 Alex Lindh ($654)
22 Eric Rockwell ($654)
23 Kelly Armentrout ($654)
24 Elliot Gruen ($654)
25 John Duley ($654)
26 Eugene Brandon ($654)
27 John Campbell ($654)

Day 2 Video Recap

Championship Event



Tony Cousineau's story on how his aces are
cracked & Jeff Madsen talks about his
commanding chip lead.

End of Day 2

Here are the big stacks and notable survivors among the final 135 remaining players in the Championship Event. The average stack is 170k.

Play resumes 11 am Wednesday, the bubble breaks with 72 players remaining. The official chip counts will be posted later this morning.

Big Stacks

Jeff Madsen 880,700
Raj Vohra 591,500
David Cairns 492,700
Letan Panoya 425,100
Ross Mallor 405,600
Paul Sleeper 379,900
Tom Marchese 367,000

Notable Survivors

Rick Austin 269,000
Dan Shak 252,000
Joe Simmons 245,500
Bill Gazes 224,400
Bryan Veach 218,100
Alberto Sabogali 200,000
Dave Fox 178,700
Ian Polomo 158,000
Barry Leventhal 100,000
Lee Childs 96,000
Kathy Liebert 73,500
Gordon Eng 48,800

Event #22, NL - Bubble Breaks

Buy-In $350 +$50

27 Players remain with 19-27 collecting $654. This is a one day tournament with a top prize of $26,175.