Chad Batista (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Play resumed after the break with blinds of 20k/40k and 4k antes.
Chad Batista had build his stack up to about 500k when he got all-in holding AQ against Jia Liu's pocket 9s.
The board came 5 5 2 6 9 and was no help to Chad. Jia took the pot with a full house.
Chad Batista finished in 6th place, earning $57,730.
This is Chad's first visit to Borgata and it has been a profitable one. He's been playing poker professionally for 8 years and jump-started his career winning more than a quarter-million dollars in the WSOP Circuit Champoionship at Caesar's Indiana in 2006.
His lifetime earnings are now well over $700,000.