Brian Ballentine (Liverpool, NY)
Congratulations to Brian Ballentine who dominated the final table and almost went wire to wire in Event 15.
Every time I looked up Brian had two pair or a straight and his Opponent's kept paying him off.
Big hand during early levels stacked him up after winning an AK vs QQ race.
After that it was smooth sailing until he hit a bump losing a 500,000 pot - dropping down to 130,000. Within 30 minutes he built it back up to 500,000 again.
He crushed the final table and took care of business quickly.
"People kept giving me chips" said the first time Borgata tournament player.
His winning had was K-8 vs. Matthew Graham's Q-9 on a 6-A-K-8-J board.