Saturday, September 21, 2013

Event 25 Recap

2013 Borgata Poker Open $200 Buy-In + $30 Entry No Limit Hold'Em (Re-Entry)
Entrants: 335
Prize pool: $64,990



Yannis Vitsentzos, a 46 year old Wall Street trader from New York, NY, outlasted 335 registrants today to win the final event at the Borgata Poker Open. "I've been playing for five years," Yannis said, adding that Borgata is one of his favorite places to play... "I love it here." This is his first major tournament win and his second final table appearance at a Borgata Poker Open as he took 3rd in a Summer Poker Open event this past June.


Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY) - Winner Event #25


When the final table started our final ten and their chip counts were as follows:

Seat 1: Battuvishin Davaadorj (D.C.) 60K
Seat 2: Alan Colon (Oceanside, NY) 250K
Seat 3: Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY) 1.9 million
Seat 4: Mike Quinn (Clinton, MD) 200K
Seat 5: Anthony Castelli (Staten Island, NY) 1.5 million
Seat 6: Katie Elliott (Florence, SC) 800K
Seat 7: Dave Deneergaard (Northport, NY) 1.1 million
Seat 8: Tony Schiano (Toms River, NJ) 600K
Seat 9: Giuseppe Avino (Atlanta, GA) 1.3 million
Seat 10: Stuart Moss (West Nyack, NY) 800K 


Some of the key hands that took place:

--Stuart Moss eliminating Tony Schiano with aces versus pocket tens. The aces held.
--Anthony Castelli doubling up with A7 against Giuseppe Avino and his pocket tens when he hit an ace on the river.
--Yannis Vitsentzos eliminating Katie Elliott with pocket 3's against Katie's K♠J♠ when he would turn a full house to best the flopped king that Katie had hit.
--Giuseppe Avino doubling up via Anthony Castelli when his Q-T hit two pair on the flop to best Castelli's A♣8♣.


The order of finish and payouts were as follows:
1st place - Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY) $17,543
2nd place - Giuseppe Avino (Atlanta, GA) $9,749
3rd place - Alan Colon (Oceanside, NY) $6,064
4th place - Stuart Moss (West Nyack, NY) $4,874
5th place - Dave Deneergaard (Northport, NY) $3,834
6th place - Anthony Castelli (Staten Island, NY) $3,152
7th place - Katie Elliott (Florence, SC) $2,535
8th place - Mike Quinn (Clinton, MD) $1,917
9th place - Tony Schiano (Toms River, NJ) $1,300
10th place - Battuvishin Davaadorj (Washington D.C.) $845
Yannis Vitsentzos wins the tournament and for his outstanding performance will receive $17,543, a beautiful Borgata Poker Open trophy and a unique, custom framed photograph provided by IMPDI. 

Congratulations on your win Ivan!!!


 Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY) - 1st place - $17,543

Event 25: 1st place Vitsentzos

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50K/100K Ante 10K

Yannis Vitsentzos, a 46 year old Wall Street trader from New York, NY, outlasted 335 registrants today to win the final event at the Borgata Poker Open. "I've been playing for five years," Yannis said, adding that Borgata is one of his favorite places to play... "I love it here." This is his first major tournament win and his second final table appearance at a Borgata Poker Open as he took 3rd in a Summer Poker Open event this past June.

Congratulations on your win Yannis!


Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY) - $17,543

Event 25: 2nd place Avino

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50K/100K Ante 10K


 Giuseppe Avino (Atlanta, GA) - $9,749

Event 25: 3rd place Colon

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50K/100K Ante 10K


 Alan Colon (Oceanside, NY) - $6,064

Event 25: 4th place Moss

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50K/100K Ante 10K


 Stuart Moss (West Nyack, NY) - $4,874

Event 25: 5th place Deneergaard

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50K/100K Ante 10K


 Dave Deneergaard (Northport, NY) - $3,834

Event 25: 6th place Castelli

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50K/100K Ante 10K



Anthony Castelli (Staten Island, NY) - $3,152

Event 25: Updated chip counts

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 40K/80K Ante 10K


Seat 1: Alan Colon 450K
Seat 2: YannisVitsentzos 2.5 million
Seat 3: Anthony Castelli 1.75 million
Seat 4: Dave Deneergaard 1.5 million
Seat 5: Giuseppe Avino 1 million
Seat 6: Stuart Moss 1.1 million

Event 25: 7th place Elliott

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 30K/60K Ante 5K

Katie Elliott moved all in for her last 450K and was called by Yannis Vitsentzos. We were off to the races as Katie had K♠J♠ and Yannis had pocket 3's. The flop came K♣TT♠ put Katie ahead but the 3♠ on the turn meant she was drawing to a king or ten. The river gave her a flush in the A♠ but Yannis had a full house to win the pot.


Katie Elliott (Florence, SC) - $2,535

Event 25: 8th place Quinn

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25K/50K Ante 5K

With only 60K left in his stack, Mike Quinn moved all in from the button and was called by Anthony Castelli from the small blind and Katie Elliott from the big blind (for 10K more). Katie's 3-2 off suit was good enough to take the pot on the J-J-7-6-3 board and Quinn was off to collect his 8th place prize money.


Mike Quinn (Clinton, MD) - $1,917

Event 25: 9th place Schiano

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25K/50K Ante 10K

Tony Schiano moved all in for 600K and was called by Stuart Moss. Schiano had tens but was in bad shape against Stuart's aces. The aces held and Schiano was eliminated.


Tony Schiano (Toms River, NJ) - $1,300

Event 25: 10th place Davaadorj

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25K/50K Ante 5K


Battuvishin Davaadorj (Washington D.C.) - $845

Event 25: Final table set

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25K/50K Ante 10K

Final table is set, seating assignment and approximate chip counts follow:

Seat 1: Battuvishin Davaadorj (D.C.) 60K
Seat 2: Alan Colon (Oceanside, NY) 250K
Seat 3: Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY) 1.9 million
Seat 4: Mike Quinn (Clinton, MD) 200K
Seat 5: Anthony Castelli (Staten Island, NY) 1.5 million
Seat 6: Katie Elliott (Florence, SC) 800K
Seat 7: Dave Deneergaard (Northport, NY) 1.1 million
Seat 8: Tony Schiano (Toms River, NJ) 600K
Seat 9: Giuseppe Avino (Atlanta, GA) 1.3 million
Seat 10: Stuart Moss (West Nyack, NY) 800K


Event 25: 11th-13th place

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25K/50K Ante 5K

11th place: Timothy Little (Cheverly, MD) $845
12th place: Scott Neuman (Toms River, NJ) $845
13th place: Steven Gagliano (West Babylon, NY) $699

Event 25: 14th-17th place

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 25K/50K Ante 5K

There are 13 players remaining with an average stack of 644K (13 big blinds). 14th through 17th place are as follows:

14th place: Christoph Jacobelli (Trenton, NJ) $699
15th place: Diana Rogers (Jarrettsville, MD) $699
16th place: Leon Motola (East Windsor, NH) $556
17th place: Arthur Gallinaro (Pembroke Pines, FL) $556



Event 25: 18th-20th place

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 15K/30K Ante 4K

There are 17 players remaining with an average stack of 492K (16 big blinds). Yannis Vitsentzos, who took 3rd in a 2013 Borgata Summer Poker Open event, is the new chip leader with nearly 1.3 million in chips.


 Yannis Vitsentzos (New York, NY)



18th place - Gene Mazza (Elizabeth, NJ) $556
19th place - Peter Mylenki (Absecon, NJ) $455
20th place - Boris Gandman (Rockaway, NJ) $455

Event 25: 21st-36th place

$200 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 12K/24K Ante 3K

There are 20 players left with an average stack of 419K (17 big blinds). Alan Colon just won a big pot to move his stack up to just under a million with jacks versus tens. He is in the chip lead as of right now. 21st-36th place were as follows:

21st: Ranson Nelson (Fredericksburg, VA)
22nd: Edmond Petrella (Lumberton, NJ)
23rd: Richard Clayton (St. Louis, MO)
24th: Bienvenido Espind (New York, NY)
25th: Michael Buttacavoli (Ventnor, NJ)
26th: Reggie Franklin (Park Forest, IL)
27th: Charles Walton (Philadelphia, PA)
28th: Joshua Green (Plainview, NY)
29th: Richard Devivo (Forked River, NJ)
30th: Cody Cole (Centreville, MD)
31st: James Stuart (Conway, SC)
32nd: Hai Too Jiang (Flushing, NY)
33rd: Allyn Marshall (Elberon, NJ)
34th: Steven Norden (Princeton, NJ)
35th: Hans Anderson (Converse, TX)
36th: Sean Remington (Collegeville, PA)

Payouts:

21-27 $455
28-36 $403