Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Event 11 - 1st place Larry Franks

$350 + $50 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

When you hit quads twice in one tournament, it's probably a good sign that it's going to be your day. Larry Franks doesn't play poker that much... maybe once or twice a year... but he made his one time this year a worthwhile one as he bested a field of 482 players in a one day poker marathon to take home a Borgata Poker Open trophy and the first place prize of $41,808.

Larry's key hand was when he flopped two pair and then got it all in against runner-up Brian Poliva's turned two pair that was one notch smaller then his. A miracle 6 on the river on the final hand would deliver the knockout to Poliva to give Franks the win.

Larry got his start playing charity poker tournament in Toronto nearly 23 years ago. Larry mentioned that he played with Daniel Negreanu before Negreanu was a household name. This is his first tournament win ever and when asked how he felt Larry said "pretty excited." Larry, who is an anesthesiologist, tries to come to Borgata every September to play in a couple of tournaments. Larry said "I just redid my house and the money is going to be used to pay that off. And I'm going to give some to my wife."

Congratulations on your win Larry!

Larry Franks (Long Island, NY) - 1st place - $41,808

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