Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Event 8: Grodowski Doubles

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante  

Joe Grodowski (Staten Island, NY) got all-in for 2.015 million with pocket 9s.

Frank Bonacci had him covered and was holding pocket 6s.

The board ran out A Q 4 A 5 and changed nothing. 

Joe doubled up to over 4 million.  Frank dropped to about 3 million.

Event 8: 6th Place - Sirota

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante  

Aleksander Sirota (Manalapan, NJ)

Aleksander Sirota got his chips in the middle with pocket 9s.  He was racing against Tony Sinishtaj's KQ.

The board fell A Q T 3 6 and Tony paired his Queen on the flop to take the pot.  He chipped up to 8.9 million, good for second in chips behind Johnson Nguyen, who is up to 10 million.

Aleksander busted out in 6th place, earning $22,524.

Event 8: 7th Place - Maccaroni

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante 

Matt Maccaroni (Hamilton Square, NJ)

Matt Maccaroni opened on the button and got called by Johnson Nguyen in the small blind.

On the flop of 8 6 3 with two hearts, Johnson checked, Matt bet 200k, Johnson raised to 1.1 million, and Matt shoved for ~3 million.  Johnson called.

Johnson:  87 (top pair)
Matt:  K8  (top pair, better kicker)

Then Johnson caught his 3-out 7 on the turn, giving him two pair.

River was a Ten and Johnson took the pot, chipping up to 8.9 million and the chip lead.

Matt finished in 7th place, earning $17,969.

Event 11 Update

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

Blinds 6K/12K Ante 2K

72 players remain with an average stack of 335K (28 big blinds). 45 players get paid so we should get into the money in the next couple hours.

An Amanda Musumeci twitter update:

Event 12 Update

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

Blinds 1K/2K Stakes 2K/4K Ante 400

There are 45 players left in the H.O.R.S.E. event. The usual suspects are all still in as they get closer to the money. Still some play left before we get to that point.

Event 8: 8th Place - McKellar

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante  

Pierce McKellar (Flagstaff, AZ)

Tony Sinishtaj opened, then Pierce McKellar shoved.  Tony called.

Tony:  KK
Pierce:  A7 suited

The board brought no help for Pierce and he busted out in 8th place, earning $13,666.

Event 8: 9th Place - Caltagirone

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante 

John Caltagirone (Flushing, NY)

Frank Bonacci opened utg and action folded around to John Caltagirone in the small blind who jammed. 

Frank looked him up with AK.  John was dominated with KQ and got no help from the board.  He finished in 9th place, earning $9,364.

Event 8: 10th Place - Borrero

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante 

 Miguel Borrero (Jersey City, NJ)

Miguel Borrero got his chips in with AQ and was up against Tony Sinishtaj's pocket Kings.

The board ran out 432AQ♣ giving Miguel two pair, but Tony held the K for the flush to take the pot.

Miguel took 10th place and $6,074.

Event 11 Update

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

Lee Childs had his opponent outchipped by about 50K and had moved all in over the top of his opponent's opening raise. After tanking for a minute, his opponent made the call with pocket jacks. Childs held Kings and was able to win the hand to almost double up.

At another table, Amanda Musumeci double up a shorter stack when they got it all in on a K-T-6 two heart flop. Amanda held Q-x of hearts and her opponent had pocket jacks. Amanda was unable to hit the flush or queen but she is still in good shape with approximately 375K in chips.

Event 12 Update

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

Blinds 800/1500 Stakes 1500/3000

There are 54 players remaining. In addition to the three previously named players (Kessler, Reslock and Rosenberg), Chad Brown is also still in contention for the title.

Event 8: Final Table Lineup & Chip Counts

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante     

Play has resumed after the break.  Here's the new lineup and rough chip counts:

Seat - Player - Chips (in millions)
1 - John Caltagirone - 1.95 
2 - Pierce McKellar - 1.3
3 - Frank Bonacci - 2.5
4 - Andrew Jeffrey - 6.9
5 - Miguel Borrero - 1.24
6 - Matt Maccaroni - 4.0
7 - Johnson Nguyen - 4.5
8 - Tony Sinishtaj - 3.7
9 - Aleksander Sirota - 2.0
10 - Joe Grodowski - 3.6

Event 8: 11th Place - Gilmer

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 30k/60k/5k ante    

Dan Gilmer (Ashland, OH)

After Andrew Jeffrey opened, Dan Gilmer shoved his last chips in the middle.

Andrew looked him up with pocket 6s.  Dan was racing with AJ suited.

The board changed nothing and Andrew took the pot.

Dan took 11th place and $6,074

The final ten drew for seats and moved to the final table.  They'll play the last minute and a half of the level, then take a break.

Event 8: 16th - 12th Places

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 30k/60k/5k ante    

The pace of departures has been brisk, and difficult to keep up with.

Orson Young (Oceanport, NJ)

Earning $2,784
16th - Orson Young (Oceanport, NJ)

Earning $4,302
15th - Darren Nelson (Rochester, NY)
14th - Jon Hacker (E Northport, NY)
13th - Brandon Misfud (New York, NY)

Earning $6,074
12th - Lin Ding (New York, NY)

Event 12 Update

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

Blinds 600/1200 Stakes 1200/2400

They are down to 8 tables in the H.O.R.S.E. event with 61 players remaining. Only 18 will make the money so still a ways to go. Allen Kessler, Chris Reslock, and recent Borgata Poker Open winner Jason Rosenberg are among those still playing.

Event 11 - Balla Call

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

Blinds 3K/6K Antes 500

There are 140 players left with a 172K average stack.

At one table, Lee Childs opponent mucked his hand after they both checked the river. The dealer was not moving the cards into the muck, as they sat just in front of the player. "Dealer, please muck the cards," Childs asked nicely. The dealer made no motion to do so and Childs had to ask again. Finally, she mucked the hand, much to Childs relief as he showed his jack high and scooped the pot.

With just over 100K in the pot, Thomas Balla (Queens, NY) was facing an all in call of approximately 200K. Balla had his opponent covered by about 10K. The board read K225♣7. Balla asked for an exact count. "So it's less than what I have," he said. It was verified that he did have his opponent covered. Balla grabbed his chips and slid them into the middle. His opponent turned over A6. Balla casually flipped over AJ. The table let's out a collective ooohhhh of appreciation for the call. "I can't believe he called with Ace Jack," his opponent said, shaking his head, as he walked out of the tournament area. Balla has 2nd and 4th place finishes to his credit from previous Borgata Poker Open events and looks well on his way to another deep run.

 Thomas Balla (Queens, NY)

Event 8: 18th - Marshall; 17th - Saklad

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 30k/60k/5k ante    

Two more players have hit the rail since the redraw.

Cary Marshall (King Salmon, AK)

Cary Marshall tangled with chip leader Johnson Nguyen.  The flop was Queen high and then a Jack came on the turn.  When they got all-in, Cary's pocket Kings had been cracked by Johnson's QJ (two pair).

Cary finished in 18th place, earning $2,784.  This is his third cash in three events.  He made the final table of the $1k NLH event, finishing 7th for $6,169.  He also cashed in the series opener, finishing 330th for $1,225.

 Steven Saklad (Hartsdale, NY)

Steve Saklad  got all-in with pocket Tens against the pocket Jacks of Joe Grodowski.

Steve flopped a Ten to take the lead, but then Joe caught a back-door flush to take the pot.

Steve busted out in 17th place ($2,784).

Event 8: 20th - Alexander; 19th - Zulker

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25k/50k/5k ante   

Dejuante Alexander & Michael Zulker

Two more out the door.

Earning $2,278
20th - Dejuante Alexander (Houston, TX)
19th - Michael Zulker (Tempe, AZ)

The final 18 are drawing for seats and moving to the final two tables.

Event 12: Payouts

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

Entries: 112
Total Buy-In: $44,800

Place - Amount

1st $13,038
2nd $7,171
3rd $4,128
4th $3,476
5th $2,607
6th $2,173
7th $1,738
8th $1,304
9th $978
10th-12th $869
13th-15th $760
16th-18th $652

Event 8: 21st Place - Sivolella

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25k/50k/5k ante  

Anthony Sivolella (East Hanover, NJ)

Anthony Sivolella got his short stack all-in holding AQ and was racing against the pocket 5s of Frank Bonacci.

Anthony came up short in the race and busted out in 21st place ($2,278).

Twenty players remain.  Average stack is almost 1.6 million.

Event 8: Post-Dinner Play Underway

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25k/50k/5k ante  

Play has resumed after dinner with 21 players still in the hunt.  Average stack is 1.5 million.

Chip Leaders as of dinner break:

Johnson Nguyen - 3.2 million
Miguel Borrero - 2.8 million
John Caltagirone - 2.6 million
Frank Bonacci - 2.5 million

Event 11: Payouts

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

Entries: 482
Total Buy-In: $168,700

Place - Amount

1st $41,808
2nd $24,137
3rd $14,728
4th $11,864
5th $9,327
6th $7,773
7th $6,218
8th $4,746
9th $3,273
10-12 $2,127
13-15 $1,636
16-18 $1,293
19-27 $1,015
28-36 $900
37-45 $818

Event 12: Reslock Leads, Back from Break

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

Limits 800/1,600

Reslock & Michalek

Chris Reslock (Atlantic City, NJ) is up to 50k and is the chip leader with play resuming.  He's on a killer table that features Norman Michalek (Westfield, NJ) who is at 40k and on Reslock's immediate left.

Also at the table is Robert Renner (Langhorne, PA) who finished runner-up in Event 5 (Omaha H/L 8B), three-time trophy winner Barry Levy (Brooklyn, NY) and Borgata hard core player Alex Rocha (S. Setauket, NY).

Second chips is Matthew Axelrod (Manalapan, NJ)

93 players remain with an average stack of 18k (11 big bets).

Matthew Axelrod 
2nd in Chips, 47k

Event 11: Tsui Leads at Dinner

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

Dinner Break Until 8:41 pm

Keung Tsui
Chip Leader

Keung Tsui (Westchester, NY) has a slim 5k chip lead on dinner break.

Tsui is at 524k, while Gregg Fund (Myrtle Beach, SC) is at 519k.

158 players remain with an average stack of 153k (31 bb) with blinds resuming at 2.5k/5k/500 ante.

Event 8: Pre-Dinner Departures

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

End of level and time for dinner.  21 players remain.  Average stack is 1.5 million.

Play will resume at 8:30 pm with blinds of 25k/50k with 5k ante.

 Top row: Alimonos, Albis, & Queen
Bottom: Bonney, Dobrilovic, & Salone

Earning $2,278
27th - Jimmy Alimonos (Bethpage, NY)
26th - David Albis (Jackson, NJ)
25th - Alex Queen (Bethlehem, PA)
24th - Michael Bonney (Mays Landing, NJ)
23rd - Tom Dobrilovic (West Nyack, NY)
22nd - Aaron Salone (Haltom,TX)

Event 12: Feed Time

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

Dinner Break, Play Resume 8:15 pm

93 horses are grazing on a one hour dinner break. 

Event 8: 29th - Duraku; 28th - Griem

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 20k/40k/4k ante 

Play resumed after the break with new, bigger, blinds.

Sead Duraku & Paul Griem

More exits:

Earning $1,974
29th -Sead Duraku (New York, NY)
28th - Paul Griem (Helmetta, NJ)

Event 11: Everybody Have Fund to Tonight....

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

Blinds 1,500/3k/400 ante

Gregg Adding to his Poker Fund

....Everybody Wang Chung Tonight!

Gregg Fund (Myrtle Beach, SC) is having a great time as he's up to 500k and is the clear chip leader.

A couple of other players are in the 300k-350k range including "Karate" Mike Santoro (Egg Harbor, NJ) and Chris Karambimis (Chicago, IL)

200 players remain with an average stack of 120k (60 bb), the field is gearing up for the 7:40 pm dinner break.

Event 8: 36th - 30th Places

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 15k/30k/4k ante 

End of level.  Down to 29 players who are enjoying a break.  Average stack is almost 1.1 million.

Latest Departures:

Earning $1,974
36th - Nick Palma (Bronx, NY)
35th - Josip Ricov (New York, NY)
34th - unknown
33rd - Kyle Bowker (Walton, NY)
32nd - Adam Chavis (Reistertown, MD)
31st - Ricardo Franco (Philadelphia, PA)
30th - Emmanuil Digilov (Staten Island, NY)

Event 12: Flopped Set No Good in Texas Hold'em

$400 + $50 H.O.R.S.E. 

Level 7: Limits 400/800

Froom's Set Flushed

"Flop a set of Aces on the button and don't win," laments Scott Froom (Philadelphia, PA) who is part of a three-way chop in a round of Texas Hold'em.

"I don't know what I was doing in the hand," says Patricia Yannuzzi (Westfield, NJ), "but when he calls, I call," referring to Frank Alger (Colonial Beach, VA).

There's a flush on the board and not one player holds a club, as Yannuzzi's JJ and Alger's KQ get a reprieve.

"The tournament began with (limits) 300/600," says borgata trophy winner Tim D'Alessandro (West Chester, PA). He doesn't like early slow pace and arrived late, as did three-time trophy holder Barry "The Pirate" Levy (Brooklyn, NY).

"It would be hard to be out right now," says Levy, who won this event in the 2011 Borgata Fall Poker Open, noting that things will pick up after the dinner break.

More than 100 players are in the field with registration closed.

Event 8: Big Laydown For Albis

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 15k/30k/4k ante

Frank Bonacci

Shortly after the blinds went up:

On a flop of T 5 3 with two clubs, Frank Bonacci (sb) bet 118k.

David Albis raised to 250k.

Frank announced he was all-in, sending David into the tank.  Frank had David covered, so the call would be all-in for David.

 David Albis, on the horns of a dilemma

David took off his shades and stood up, apparently agonizing over the decision.

He finally decided to let it go and Frank's big stack got bigger.

Event 11: Final Table Chip Average?

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

Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante

While returning from break, with more than 300 players remaining, one gentleman asks for help in figuring out what the final table chip average will be.

Media row does the math: 482 players x 50,000 chips = 24.1 million total chips / 10 final players = 2.4 million average stack.

Currently 310 players remain with an average stack of 78k (49 bb). No word if the man is ahead or behind the 2.4 million chip pace.

Tweet Counts

John Zentner 132k
Tom Pomponio 63k
Amanda Musumeci 60k
Eric Rappoprt 50k

Event 8: Maccaroni & Miguel Show

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 12k/24k/3k ante

Borrero & Maccaroni

Miguel Borrero (Jersey City, NJ) is one of the more gregarious Borgata players and always yucking it up with players and railbirds.

"My man is trying to take advantage of me," he says about his opponent on the first hand back from break.

Borrero check-raises all in on a two-club flop.  "Go ahead, pick one," he says, and Matt Maccaroni (Hamilton Square, NJ) flips over the J♣ .  "Ace-Jack of clubs," someone surmises based on the preflop action.

"You never take my picture," Borrero says to the media, "now you want to, because I'm not short stacked. I see how it is."

Borrero began the hand with more than 1 million and is now up to 1.3 million.  Maccaroni is also a big stack at 1.5 million.

Big Stacks

Johnson Nguyen 2.9 million
Tony Sinishtaj 1.6 million
Matt Maccaroni 1.5 million
Frank Bonaci 1.5 million
John Caltagirone 1.4 million
Miguel Borrero 1.3 million

Event 8: But We Were on a Break!

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

On Break, Next Blinds: 12k/24k/3k ante

Scaturro Sucking Down the Sausage Sandwich

40 players remain with an average stack of 792k.  Martino Scaturro (Westfield, NJ) is a short stack, but enjoying a deep run while refueling on break.

Remaining Prize Pool

1:        $111,360
2:          $66,914
3:          $40,493
4:          $33,913
5:          $27,839
6:          $22,524
7:          $17,969
8:          $13,666
9:            $9,364
10-12:    $6,074
13-15:    $4,302
16-18:    $2,784
19-27:    $2,278
28-36:    $1,974
37-45:    $1,772

Event 11: Seeing Green

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

Level 9: Blinds 500/1k/100 ante

370 players (of 482 entries) remain with an average stack of 65k (65 bb).

The green (25) chip color-up break, the third break of the day, is right around the corner.

Event 12: Champs at Same Table

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

A Min Cash Between Two Champs
(l-r) Engelbert, Ippolito & Rosenberg

Omaha H/L 8B (Event 5) winner Glenn Engelbert (Erial, NJ) and PLO (Event 9) winner Jason Rosenberg (Raliegh, NC) are both at the same table to start this tournament. Joining them is Peter Ippolito (East Meadow, NY) who just cashed in Event 8.

Engelbert and Rosenberg both picked up more than $12,000 for their wins.

90+ players are in the field with registration open until ~5:30 pm.

Event 8: Another Pay Jump

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 8k/16k/2k ante

Players have been flying out the door since returning from break.

60 players remain with an average stack of 528k (33 bb).

Miguel "Migs" Reyes (Bethlehem, PA) is the first player to collect the 55th-63rd place payout of $1,417.  "I'll take my first Borgata cash," says Reyes who returned for Day 2 129/129 in chips with 40k and less than 5 big blinds.

Others on the payout line include: Mike Holm (Woodbridge, IL), Cherish Andrews (Brigantine, NJ) and Uke Dauti (Stanhope, NJ).

Event 8: Ippolito Goes Down with Borgata Friendly Fire

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 8k/16k/2k ante

"I didn't think I'd ever get all in with that good of a hand," says Pete Ippolito (East Meadow, NY) after busting with pocket 6s to Nancy Martin's (Washington Crossing, PA) pocket Aces.

"I hate to do that," says Martin when she's forced to eliminate a friend.

Ippolito busts in 69th place and joins Marguerite Spagnuolo (State Island, NY) and Cullen Hofman (Baltimore, MD) on the rail. Spagnuolo tweeted an 81st place before jumping in the 11 am tournament, while Hofman tweeted a 76th place finish, both earn $1,164.

Martin is treading water at 300k.

Event 8: DiBella Busts, Nguyen Leads

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 8k/16k/2k 

 Johnson is "Nguyen-ing"

Players are back from break and still buzzing about a 1.2 million chip pot from the previous level that sends John DiBella (New Rochelle, NY) to the rail.

DiBella raises from the button to 32k (blind 6k/12k) and Johnson Nguyen (Philadelphia, PA) calls from the big blind.

Both players check the 9-9-x flop before the fireworks after a 10 on the turn.

Nguyen checks, DiBella bets 37k, Nguyen makes it 105k, DiBella moves all in for 300k more, Nguyen calls.

DiBella 89 (trip 9s)
Nguyen: K9 (trip 9s, better kicker)

The river is a blank, DiBella busts and Nguyen adds 1.2 million to his stack.  Nguyen is the chip leader at 2.6 million.

Event 8: Cashing In

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 6k/12k/2k ante

Players who made the money, but busted include Dan Wach (Boonton, NJ) and Lee Childs (Reston, VA).

A look at some Tweeter who are still in 

Event 12: HORSES Break from Starting Gate

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

The Borgata Poker Open has something for everyone and those who like mixed games, love the HORSE tournament.

Jockeys start with 15k chips and levels are 30 minutes to start (Levels 11+ / 40 min).

Late registration is open for 6 levels, until ~5:30 pm.

The field is off and running.

Borgata Poker Open: Mid-Series Recap Video

It's been an eventful first half of the series during this year's Borgata Poker Open, and that's phrasing things lightly. Another Borgata Poker Open kick-off event ended up exceeding everyone's expectations (which is difficult to do), with two record breaking numbers (largest field and largest single day field). Not to be overlooked in that event would be another amazingly deep run by Dan Wach (Boonton, NJ), who finished runner up for the second year in a row.  He was bested by only Maksim Rozenfeld (Staten Island, NY), who would end up taking home the trophy and $363,091.

As the series continued we saw numerous familiar faces taking home Borgata trophies for the first time, and some even adding those to their total.  Event 6 ($1090 NLH )winner Will "The Thrill" Failla would become the first player to reach five titles at Borgata, and he sat down with us to discuss the win the morning after:

Event 11: Borgata 400+, Last Level to Enter

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

Level 6: Blinds 200/400/50 ante

The 11 am tournament has more than 400 entries and the last level to enter is underway.

Players have until the end of the break following the level, ~2:30 pm, to re-enter or late register.

Event 8: Texas Hold'em Top 100

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 5k/10k/1k ante

 Yarboro Squeaks into the Money

"I made it with three (1k) orange chips," says Albert Yarboro (Fayetteville, NC), "barely an ante."

Yarboro is the first to cash in 100th place and takes home $1,012.

As he finishes the paper work, Yarboro takes a look at the Event 11 field and says, "I might have to," jump into the $400, 11 am tournament.

Event 8: Seltzer's Fizz Pops Bubble

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 5k/10k/1k ante
Celebrating the Cash with Seltzer

Hand-for-hand play lasts 20 minutes before Adam Seltzer (Port Washington, NY) breaks the bubble.

Seltzer raises to 22k preflop and the bubble boy calls.

Flop: 8-5-5

Bubble boy checks, Seltzer c-bets 22k, opponent moves all in for 78k total and Seltzer calls.

Seltzer: AK
Bubble Boy: 66

Turn: x

River: A

The Barry Greenstein, Ace on the river, gives Seltzer the winning pair of Aces to knock his opponent out on the bubble.

The remaining 100 players are in the money for a min cash of $1,102.

Event 8: Wach-ing into a Trap

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

 Sinishtaj & Wach

Dan Wach (Boonton, NJ) jokingly complained about his table draw on Table 15 with good friend and fellow big stack Orson Young (Oceanport, NJ) on his left.

"They don't want me to win," says Wach, "I'm going to have to play tight," knowing full well that his table will be the first to break.

Wach, who finished second in Event 1 for $236,000, is moved to Table 1 and is on the left of Tony Sinishtaj (Flushing, NY) and the two end up in a huge pot.

Wach 5-bets all in with KQ against Sinishtaj's pocket Aces.  Wach flops two pairs to take the lead, but Sinishtaj goes runner-runner diamonds for the winning flush.

Sinishtaj doubles 283k and is now up to 650k, while Wach is cut to 430k.

Event 8: Play ReZoooooms

$500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry) 

Blinds 4k/8k/1k ante

"Migs" Reyes

129 players return for the Day 2 restart, just 29 spots from the money.

The short stacks will be all in early and often including Miguel "Migs" Reyes (Bethlehem, PA) who is the shortest of the short with 39k (< 5 bb).  Players will be dropping fast as we zoom towards the money.

Franco Bonacci (Pittsbugh, PA) is the big stack 736k (92 bb), while the average stack is 245 (31 bb).

The min cash is $1,1012, as the field plays for the $111,360 top prize, trophy and framed first place picture.

Event 12: HORSEs in the Paddock

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

We still have 2+ hours before the HORSE tournament hits the track at 2 pm, but we expect to see the usual cast of characters including Chris Reslock (Atlantic City, NJ) and Glenn Engelbert (Erial, NJ) who are on the short list of three-time Borgata trophy winners.

These two tangled at the Omaha H/L 8B final table (Event 5) with Engelbert earning his third trophy while denying Reslock (4th place) his fourth.

Also in the field will be "Miami" John Cernuto who, like Reslock, is a WSOP bracelet holder.

Players start with 15k chips and Levels are 30 minutes to start (Levels 11+ / 40 min.) in this 2-Day tournament.

Here's your HORSE refresher course:

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

Event 11: Deep, Deeper, Deepest - 1,000 bb

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

Level 1: Blinds 25/50

It's Day 8 of the Borgata Poker Open and after starting stacks that are Big (20k), Deep (25k) & Deeper (30k), the players are treated to the Deepest, 50k stacks (1,000 bb!).

Levels are 30 minutes long and it's a 1-day tournament that will end early Wednesday morning.

Re-Entry and late registration are open for the first 6 levels.

The Deepest Stack is underway.

Event 8 - Start of Day 2 Table Assignments & Chip Counts

Borgata Poker Open
Event 8: $500 + $60 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em
September 8-10, 2013

Entries:  1,056
Total Buy-In:  $528,000
Players Remaining: 129
Average Chip Stack:  245,000

T01 | S01 -   LIN DING:   137,000
T01 | S02 -   QUAN QUACH:   192,000
T01 | S03 -   KELLY HOLES:   138,000
T01 | S04 -   CULLEN HOFMANN:   132,000
T01 | S05 -   JOSE JARAMILLO:   200,000
T01 | S06 -   FRANCIS PETRILLO:   156,000
T01 | S07 -   JONATHAN SELTZER:   422,000
T01 | S08 -   TONY SINISHTAJ:   375,000

T02 | S01 -   JOSHUA KENNETH GILKERSON:   55,000
T02 | S02 -   GJERGJ MARKU:   240,000
T02 | S03 -   MIGUEL BORRERO:   447,000
T02 | S04 -   DANIEL GORDON:   174,000
T02 | S05 -   NELSIDO RESTITUYO-HERNAND:   357,000
T02 | S06 -   VLADISLAV MEZHERITSKY:   226,000
T02 | S07 -   DANIEL CHAN:   101,000
T02 | S08 -   ANDREW JEFFREY:   92,000
T02 | S09 -   MITCHELL SCHOCK:   165,000

T03 | S01 -   ROBERT ALBERT:   249,000
T03 | S02 -   SEAD DURAKU:   487,000
T03 | S03 -   BRIAN CHURCH:   192,000
T03 | S04 -   JACOBO FERNANDEZ:   205,000
T03 | S05 -   NORMAN MICHALEK:   151,000
T03 | S06 -   THOMAS HOGLUND:   104,000
T03 | S07 -   JIMMY ALIMONOS:   215,000
T03 | S08 -   PHILIP NEIMAN:   110,000

T04 | S01 -   JOE POZOS:   269,000
T04 | S02 -   CHERISH ANDREWS:   305,000
T04 | S03 -   NICHOLAS PERSIAN:   219,000
T04 | S04 -   BRUCE FRANK:   56,000
T04 | S05 -   CARMINE LA-RINGA:   147,000
T04 | S06 -   MATTHEW MACCARONI:   268,000
T04 | S07 -   ANTHONY SIVOLELLA:   257,000
T04 | S08 -   DANIEL BUZGON:   137,000

T05 | S01 -   PAUL ECHEVERRIA:   259,000
T05 | S02 -   JOEL FRANK:   181,000
T05 | S03 -   JONATHAN HACKER:   247,000
T05 | S04 -   ADAM BRAGAR:   230,000
T05 | S05 -   NATALE KUEY:   54,000
T05 | S06 -   FRANK WALDEN:   181,000
T05 | S07 -   ERIC RAPPAPORT:   172,000
T05 | S08 -   RICHARD AUSTIN:   165,000
T05 | S09 -   PAUL GREIM:   512,000

Tuesday, September 10


11AM: Event 11 - $350 + $50 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
  • Players start with 50,000 in tournament chips 
  • Levels will last 30 minutes each
  • Players that bust within the first 6 Levels may Re-Enter (unlimited re-entries) 
  • 1-Day event  

2 PM: Event 12 - $400 + $50 H.O.R.S.E.
  • Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips 
  • Levels 1-10: will last 30 minutes each | Levels 11+:  will last 40 minutes each
  • 2-Day event

7 PM: Event 38 - $100 + $20 + $25 Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips 
  • This is a Bounty tournament.  Players must have their Bounty chip clearly displayed on table in order to remain active in tournament
  • Levels will last 20 minutes each
  • Players that bust within the first 6 Levels may Re-Enter (unlimited re-entries) 
  • 1-Day event

    Event 8: By The Numbers

    $500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

    8A: 320
    8B: 736

    Total Entries:  1,056

    Total Buy-In:  $528,000

    Total Chips in Play: 31.68 million

    Players Returning for Day 2
    8A: 40
    8B: 89

    Total players starting day 2:  129

    Average stack: 246k

    Places Paid:  100

    Event 8: End of Day 1B Chip Leaders

    $500 + $60 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

    Franco Bonacci & Orson Young

    Franco Bonacci (Pittsbugh, PA) held onto his chip lead and finished the night with 736k, good for the $2,000 bonus and the overall lead going into day two.

    Orson Young (Oceanport, NJ) came on strong at the end and passed Dan Wach, finishing with 697k, good for second in chips and the $1,000 bonus.  He's third in chips overall going to day two.

    Dan Wach (Boonton, NJ) ended up third with 587k, good for no bonus, but making him fourth in chips overall going into day two.