Thursday, April 19, 2012

Champ: 6th Place - Batista

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH  

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.

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