$400 + $50 Deep Stack Semi-Turbo NLH
Laura Camuso knocked out virtually everyone at the final table, including Minho Choe heads up, to take down the Borgata Spring Poker Open $450 Deep Stack Semi-Turbo No Limit Hold'em event, Borgata winner's trophy, and $17,110 cash. The final hand of the night had Minho's 5-5 calling Camuso's A-K shove. An ace in the window was all that was needed for Camuso to take the title.
Camuso was winning races, making moves, and hitting rivers almost at will. The biggest hand of Camuso's tournament came early on when her 7-7 all in was at-risk, and she four flushed against 10-10 and J-J. That triple scoop gave her a monster stack that she continued to build upon and protect.
Many players (including Camuso) busted out of the 2012 Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship event and jumped into the $450 event today, looking for some deepstack semi-turbo action. Familiar Borgata faces in the field included Ken 'Teach" Aldridge, Jimmy Wong, Joe Liberta, Ta Wey, Brian Ali, Mickael Morgousky, Jared Jaffee, and Adam Lippert.
The day began at 11AM with 147 players taking the felt looking for a piece of the $58,800 prize pool. After dinner break, the top 18 were in the money. The final table was controlled by Camuso and Choe, who together felted the others quickly. In the end Minho Choe, who hadn't won a race all day, lost the final flip for the top spot.
That left former RN Nurse, Laura Camuso, as a Borgata Champion. She decided to back herself three weeks ago and has been cashing ever since (taking 9th place for $3,274 in event 14, made it to Day 3 of the Championship event, and first place prize of $17,110). The win for Laura Camuso marks the first woman champion of the 2012 Borgata Spring Poker Open.
Final Table Results1. Laura Camuso (Worburne, MA) - $17,110
2. Minho Choe (Fulton, MD) - $9,411
3. Len Vizirov (Chalfont, PA) - $5,418
4. Paul Stewart (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) - $3,422
5. Matt Gunter (Bel Air, MD) - $3,422
6. Vichien Siprajim (Pasadena, MD) - $2,852
7. David Kim (Flushing, NY) - $2,281
8. Paul Vacchio (Long Island, NY) - $1,711
9. Eric VanAuken (Ridgewood, NJ) - $1,283
10. Andrew Interdonato (Washington, DC) - $1,141