Thursday, April 19, 2012

Event 19 Recap

$170 + $30 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
After 20 hours of poker, James Sloat wins the $200 Borgata Spring Poker Open Deep Stack event. The top six held strong until they quickly fell one by one, leaving the top three finishers, coincidentally all from the state of Maryland.

A key hand for Sloat came early in the tournament as he had the discipline to fold pocket nines pre-flop. In a bit of irony, the largest pot he scooped that shot him up amongst the chip leaders was a 4-bet shove with wired 99's. Of course they held up.

Tons of deepstackers were lined up for this extremely popular event. Players loved that they had the ability to re-enter unlimited times within the first eight levels. And with 920 total entries all starting the day with 25,000 chips, a total of 23,000,000 chips were in play.

Some familiar Borgata faces that cashed included Mike "Mad Dog" Shasho, Steve Ryan, Mickey Woll, Sungwoo Tae, James "Suits" Salters, Adam Lippert, and Ben Geller who finished in 18th Place earning $865. Everyone was gunning for the $151,708 prize pool.

Once again, congratulations to our big winner, James Sloat (Halethorpe, MD) who hit more than his share of boats to take out the final table, and take down the $34,132 1st Place prize.

Final Table Results

1. James Sloat (Halethorpe, MD) - $34,132
2. Antoine White (Baltimore, MD) - $20,101
3. Behirooz Shahrzad (College Park, MD) - $12,137
4. Frank Rothgeb (Washington, D.C.) - $10,164
5. Eric Kolodny (Aventura, FL) - $8,344
6. Harold Vasquez (Philadelphia, PA) - $6,751
7. Matt Deluca (East Meadow, NY) - $5,386
8. Frank Goguen (New Brunswick, Canada) - $4,096
9. David Grana (Grand Island, NY) - $2,807
10. Robert Cohen (Sommerset, NJ) - $1,820

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