$260 + $40 Deep Stack Semi-Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Easter Sunday at Borgata brought the first Deep Stack Semi-Turbo of the Borgata Spring Poker Open series. The unconventional format and fast-paced structure was a huge success, drawing a field of 193 entries. Homegame heroes and recognizable pros showed up to fight for their share of the $50,180 Prizepool.
Borgata tournament staff did a great job accommodating the players on a national Holiday. Players were allowed to re-enter during the first 8 levels (2 hours of play), the extended Late Registration (and re-entry) was a nice touch for those attending Easter services.
Some of the familiar faces included two World Poker Tour Champions, Dwyte Pilgrim and Raj Patel. The Borgata regulars and local favorites were lead by Howard Wolper, Eric Siegel and Eric Miller while "young guns" Jason Warriner and John Allan "Bistro" Hinds rounded out the rest of the field.
2010 WPT Borgata Poker Open Champion, Dwyte Pilgrim, headlined a Final Table that included one lucky lady and a medical doctor from New York. In the end, it was a New Jersey native with an anonymous face that took down the 1st place prize.
Waheed Guirguis (Monmouth, NJ) refused the request for a winners photo before walkingaway with $14,601 and the crystal trophy.
Our newest Borgata Spring Poker Open winner politely refused the photo, stating "I'm here for the poker, not the publicity". Another great day of poker in the books, Happy Easter from Borgata.
Final Table Results
1. Waheed Guirguis (Monmouth, NJ) - $14,601
2. Joshua Jordan (New York, NY) - $8,031
3. Anna Dikker (Morganville, NJ) - $4,624
4. Dr. Gregory Oselkin (New York, NY) - $3,894
5. Dwyte Pilgrim (Brooklyn, NY) - $2,921
6. Hoa Nguyen (Fairfax, VA) - $2,434
7. Jeremiah McKenna (Norwalk, CT) - $1,947
8. Alex Smith (Highland Park, NJ) -$1,460
9. Dave Gutfreund (Chicago, IL) - $1,095
10. Vinny Elkallaf (Astoria, NY) - $974