Scott Waddell (Downingtown, PA) claims top honors in the Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event after running rampant over the final table. He'll collect $9,625 for his win today. Second place went to Mike Fujita (Albany, NY) along with $5,225. Anthony Zinno, 3rd place finisher in Event 9, (PLO-High) finished 5th today for $1,925.
Waddell was second in chips at the start of day two with 18 players returning. He was the chip leader with 11 players remaining and held onto that lead until the finish. He even scored a double knock-out when two shorter stacks were all-in. Yuebin Guo (Brooklyn, NY) who has two wins already during this Borgata Spring Open, in HORSE and PLO, finished 7th ($1,375). Anoput Phimmasone (Fairfax Station, VA) who started day two as the chip leader, finished 6th ($1,650).
81 players entered this $350 + $50 event, generating total buy-ins of $28,350. Among those entrants were: "Miami" John Cernuto, (3 WSOP bracelets); Chris Reslock (1 WSOP bracelet, 3-time Borgata Open winner); Barry Levy (2-time Borgata Open winner); George Fotiadis (2012 Winter Open PLO H/L Champion); Joe Maher (PLO runner-up to Reslock in Sept. 2009); Bo Toft, (3rd place finisher in Omaha H/L 2012 Spring Open); Sirous Jamshidi; and Sach Ramrakhani. None of these made it to day two or the money.
Waddell is a failed novelist who now plays poker for a living. He's a self-taught poker player and has been playing for about 10 years. "I come down to AC a couple times a year". When I inquired about significant hands he remembered, he said "I sucked out on Miami John".
1. Ryan Waddell (Downingtown, PA) $9,624
2. Mike Fujita (Albany, NY) $5,225
3. Michael Farahnick (New York, NY) $3,300
4. Dennis Moroni (Middletown, CT) $2,475
5. Anthony Zinno (Cranston, RI) $1,925
6. Anoput Phimmasone (Fairfax Station, VA) $1,650
7. Yuebin Guo (Brooklyn, NY) $1,375
8. Mike Melkonian (Egg Harbor City, NJ) $1,100
9. Nessim Hadiji (Vienna, VA) $825