Monday, April 9, 2012

Event 9: PLO Payouts

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Number of Entries: 117
Total Prizepool: $29,250

1st - $8,511
2nd - $4,682
3rd - $2,695
4th - $2,270
5th - $1,702
6th - $1,419
7th - $1,135
8th - $851
9th - $638
10-12th - $567
13-15th - $497
16-18th - $426

Event 9: Ohio Poker Pro

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Mark Wahba
(Cleveland, OH)

Event #4 Champion, Mark Wahba, is still alive in the Big Stack PLO tourney. The Ohio poker pro is looking for his second Spring Open title, let the "run good" continue.

Event 8: Field Stats

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Number of Entrants: 346
Players remaining: 45

Blinds: 3,000/6,000/500a
Avg Stack: $188,043

Top Chip-Counts:
Milton Haughton - 525,000
Alex Dadoyan - 395,000
Sungwoo Tae - 382,000
Dean Chen - 358,000
Mike Dentale - 350,000
Dwyte Pilgrim - 337,000
Rob Saladin - 331,000
Neel Mazumdar - 318,000

Event 9: PLO Profile

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Kevin Wolbach
(Macungie, PA)

Making waves in Event #9, the PLO grinder just eclipsed the 100K chip mark.

Event 8:Tweets from the Field

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

#BSO2012 Tweets from Event #8

Michael Dentale - @Mikunbelievable
Just got lucky in a 3 way pot. Martha jams 50k on the button with 44. I rejam 1010 from the small blind with 250k. SB folds JJ with 50k left

Roman Valerstein - @GrimeRat420
Down to 225k bb5k kk < aa aipf for 250k

Larry goldstein - @tworedducks
Made a nice move post dinner break. 60k>430k goin to BB5k. 70 of 350 left

Event 8: Joe Knows

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Joe Nichols
(Nutley, NJ)

Borgata regular, Joe Nichols, is making a charge late in the day. The computer programmer has plenty of confidence, but knows the key to winning poker tournaments versus tough fields isn't dumb luck.

"I feel like I'm as good as anybody, but you have to get cards and hit flops".

Event 9: Wahba on the Prowl

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

New York family man, Mike Geddes, leads the field, but Event #4 Champion, Mark Wahba, is close on his heels. The Ohio poker pro made the transition from No Limit to PLO nicely, he could shake up the Tournament Leaderboard with another Final Table.

Number of Entrants: 117
Players remaining: 52

Blinds: 500/1,000

Top 5 Chip-Counts:
Mike Geddes - 208,000
Mark Wahba - 159,000
Tom Cope - 149,000
Dan Maisano - 142,500
Boris Miller - 142,000

Event 8: Big Stack Bully

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Raphael W.

Short stacks have moved into survival mode, while big stacks punish. Event #8 rolls on with 52 players fighting for their share of the $121,100 Prizepool.

Event 8: Color-Up Break

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

All players on a 10-minute "Color Up" break.

Number of Entrants: 346
Players remaining: 56

Blinds: 2,500/5,000/500a

Top Chip-Counts:
Raphael W. - 495,000
Larry Gold - 430,000
Roman Valerstein - 392,000
Cuong Phung - 335,000
"Miami" John Cernuto - 302,000
Don L. - 298,000
John Zoldak - 270,000
Sungwoo Tae - 268,000
Alex Dadoyan - 248,000
Ilya Vasserman - 243,000
Mike Dentale - 230,000

Event 9: PLO Daddy

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Mike Geddes (Manhatan, NY)

Our PLO Chipleader goes back for a second look, he still likes his cards and loves his chip stack. He sports the Angry Birds his shirt his daughter bought him while he collects chips with 43 players left in Event #9.

Shoutout to his daughter - "Go to bed Charlotte, Daddy will be home soon".

Event 8: Random Hands

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Hand Histories...

- Raphael W. scoops 200k pot, A♣K > A7♣ all-in pre-flop.

- Joe Nichols shoves 19k on the river, opponent calls, he tables J♣J for middle set, scoops 90k pot.

- Mike Dentale with QQ vs 99 all-in pre-flop and the queens hold, "Mikey Unbelievable" up to 160k #SickBro

- Alex Dadoyan scoops 300k pot, KK > AK.

Event 8: Planes & Poker

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Ryan Forbeck (Shamong, NJ)

When he's not directing airplanes at the South Jersey Regional Airport, he's playing poker at Borgata. The local kid is poised to make Day 2 of Event #8, he currently sits with an average stack at what he calls a "great table draw".

Event 8: Bustouts

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Recent Eliminations:

Josh Cranfill
AK < AQ all-in pre-flop.

Jason Warriner
"Unreal" was the only soundbite we caught during his exit.

Mike Borovetz
"I trapped 99 with AA, dude hits a 9 on the's so sick".

Event 8: Salty Vet

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

"Miami" John Cernuto
215,000 chips

The seasoned Poker veteran is alive and well in Event #8. Cernuto prefers the mixed-game events but enjoys "taking cracks at No Limit every now and then".

With over $4 million in career earnings, "Miami" John is a threat in every tournament he enters.

Event 9: The PLO Field

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

PLO players are back from Dinner Break,
chips are flying as the field dwindles.

Number of Entrants: 117
Players remaining: 52

Blinds: 200/400

Chip leader:
Dan Maisano - 104,000

Random Chip-Counts:
Vyacheslav Eyzerovich - 82,000
Gio DeMers - 73,000
Manh Nguyen - 72,000
Joe Liberta - 50,000
Jerry Callahan - 11,000

Event 8: #TeamGrime Chipleader

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Roman Valerstein

#BSO2012 Tweets from the Chipleader aka Captain of #TeamGrime

Roman Valerstein - @GrimeRat420
- Close to 300k runnin hot. Jj>aa for 25bb then 9ts>aks for 10bb #gettingrimy

- 200k bb2400 feelin good and ready to cage dolts

- 139k bb2k on a bit of a heater. Opened button vs dwights bb w/ 67c triple barrelled 662ax

- 89k bb1600, flatted kk, bb 3b and gets a call, i jam and get both calls, hold vs jj

- 15k bb800, lost big pot to dwight, he flats bb 74dd i double barrel a92dd w/ 99 he c/c both & bombs diamond riv

-45k bb600, fun table w/ dwight pilgrim here

Event 8: Top Stacks

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Number of Entrants: 346
Players remaining: 92

Blinds: 1,200/2,400/300a

Top 5 Chip-Counts:
Roman Valerstein - 287,000
Sungwoo Tae - 272,000
Raymond Steadman - 262,000
Deon Nossel - 237,000
"Miami" John Cernuto - 210,000

Event 8: iPad Poker

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Roman Valerstein playing Gangstar Rio: City of Saints

Ricardo Velasco shuffling through his music library

Ilya Vasserman surfing the web

Event 8: Back from Break

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Number of Entrants: 346
Players remaining: 102

Back from Dinner Break, cards in the air.

Play continues until 2am tonight.

Inside the Minds

Poker Training

Tony Knick (Manassas, VA) and Pierre Deissler (Mt. Laurel, NJ) 
Get Tips from Childs (Standing) & Wolf (right)

Another Inside the Minds training session is in the books as instructors Lee Childs and Jason Young were joined by Mike Wolf at Borgata.  The featured topics included:

Mindset Essentials
Making Poker Easier
Situational Awareness
Advanced Post-Flop Play

The next session is Sunday, April 15th when WSOP bracelet winner Gavin Smith joins Childs and Young. 

More details at Inside the Minds.

(left)Tony Shurilla (Alburtis, PA) and Young Discuss a 4-Bet Bluff

Event 9: Dinner Break

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Number of Entrants: 117
Players remaining: 56

All players on a 1-hour Dinner Break,
play resumes at 8:35pm.

Event 9: PLO Chipleader

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Tom Cope (Westport, CT)
94,000 chips

A retired hedge fund manager leads the PLO field, the former stock market guru gives one soundbite before he leaves for Dinner Break, "Well timed bluffs, I stole most of my chips".

Event 8: Dinner Break

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

All players on a 1-hour Dinner Break,
play resumes at 8:05pm.

Event 8: Chipleader

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Brian Lemke (Norristown, PA)
303,500 chips

Once again, Lemke leads...the WSOP bracelet holder with over $1 million in career earnings leads the field at the Dinner Break. The Spring Open Event #1 Champion looks for his second Borgata title with 116 players left in Event #8.

Event 8: Longer Levels

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

*Structure Change*

Tournament Director, Tab Duchateau, announces 40-minute levels for the remainder of Event #8.

Another great structure from Borgata, as one player puts it "sick value man".

Event 8: The Field

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Number of Entrants: 346
Players remaining: 116

Blinds: 1,000/2,000/300a

Top Chip-Counts:
Brian Lemke - 218,000
Chris Leong - 195,000
Ricardo Velasco - 182,000
Bob Taylor - 179,500
"Miami" John Cernuto - 174,000

Familiar faces still alive:
Dwyte Pilgrim
Mike Dentale
Jason Warriner
Josh Cranfill
Mike Borovetz
Ramon Valerstein
Joseph Opie
Nancy Martin

Event 9: Hurts So Good

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

 Melad Marji (Atlantic City, NJ) Enjoying a Message by Sharice

Event 9: ABCs of PLO

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry) 

Eyzerovich Putting the "Bet" in Alphabet Soup

One of our favorite players is Vyacheslav Eyzerovich (Staten Island, NY), who we affectionately call "Alphabet Soup." While the spelling is complex, the game is simple for Borgata regular who has the chip lead with 92k.

Registration is closed the official head count and payouts will be released shortly.

Event 9: Century Mark

$250 + $30 Big Stack PLO (Re-Entry) 
(l-r) Hasan, Nguyen, Gonzalez & Liberta

The PLO field is more than 100 players strong and one late registration table contains a couple of heavy hitters.  Manh Nguyen (Munhall, PA), who has two final tables, including an Event 2 win and $40,000 in series earnings, joined the table after firing three bullets in the NL re-entry event.

"I should've gone with my gut and just played this," laughs Nguyen.

Another Event 8 casualty joining the table is Joe Liberta (Berlin, NJ), who also has two Borgata Spring Open cashes, including a final table for a total of $2,500.

Also at the table are Shiraz Hasan (Middletown, DE) and Joe Gonzalez (Cleveland, OH).

Event 8: Payouts

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Total Buy-In:

Place - Amount

1st $31,716
2nd $17,620
3rd $10,924
4th $8,810
5th $6,813
6th $5,756
7th $4,640
8th $3,465
9th $2,349
10-12 $1,527
13-15 $1,175
16-18 $998
19-27 $881
28-36 $705

Event 8: Twitter Casualties

$350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

Recently Tweeted Busts

Bustro again JJ<99 aipf & flop is Q109 sigghhhh. Gonna be one hell of a day when I'm allowed to win gl heros

Busto, off to play event 9

And out. Shoved last 6bb with k9o got one caller and one jammer. Couldn't beat kings. ? Checking out revel and cash rest of the day

    Event 8: Sweet Deal at Borgata

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

    Sugar Rush on Media Row

    It's been a proven fact that food, specifically sweets, is the best way into a blogger's heart.

    Nancy Martin (Washington Crossing, PA) takes the cake with these beautiful Borgata cupcakes.  That's why Nancy is my favorite Martin.

    Thanks from all of us on Media Row!

    Nancy Knows Cupcakes

    Event 8: Big Stacks

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

    Rutkowski Rises to the Chip Lead

    Only two players have obvious big stacks and both are well over 100k.  Emmett Rutkowski (Culpeper, VA) has 170k, while Chris Leong (New York, NY) is at 157k.

    Rutkowski isn't just happy with the chip lead, but is thrilled that his beloved Orioles are in first place after a three game sweep of the Twins to start the season 3-0.

     Leong - 2nd Overall

    Event 8: "Gimme a Break!" Time

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

    Level 9 is done and time for a 15 minute break. This time they'll be coloring up the green 25 chips.

    Unofficial player count is 346. 21 tables remain (210 players max).

    Blinds: 400/800, 75 antes

    In a hand that extended into the break. Mike Dentale (bb) bet 10k on the river with a board of K T T 2 5 with three spades. Emmett Rutkowski (Culpeper, VA) (button) raised to 25k, covering Mike.

    Mike tanked for a few minutes, then surrendered what he said was QT (trip Tens). Emmett made the courtesy show of A5 of spades (nut flush). He's up to about 170k.

    Mike was left with about 15k.

    Leaderboard Update (4/9)

    Borgata Spring Poker Open Leaderboard
    By participating in any Borgata Spring Poker Open event (April 4-20, 2012), players earn points based upon the Borgata Poker Tournament Leaderboard Formula.

    Below are the top scores for the 2012 Borgata Spring Poker Open Leaderboard*
    (Final Results from events 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 22, 23, 24, 35, 26, 27, 28)


    Event 9: Familiar PLO'dders

    $250 + $30 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha - High (Re-Entry) 

    Blinds Up:  25/50

    There are 9 tables in action so far, with entries and re-entries available until after level 4 (about 6 pm).

    Most recognizable in the field is Chris Reslock:
    1 WSOP bracelet
    1 WSOP Circuit Championshi
    3 Borgata Open Titles
    1 final table already this series.

    Also spotted in the crowd:
    Sergio Vargas
    Luis Urioste

    Event 8: Poker Room Transplants

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)      

    Blinds Up: 400/800, 75 antes

    The final two tables have been moved over from the poker room.  Among the transplants are:

    Michael Borovetz
    Paul Darden
    Matthew Piccolo

    Another table has broken, so 24 tables remain (240 players max).

    Event 8: It's (Not) Miller Time

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)      

    Blinds Up:  300/600, 75 antes

    On a flop of 9 4 3, Eric Miller (bb) was all-in for 10,100 against two players.   One opted out, then the player in seat 9 (cutoff) made the call.

    Eric held K9 suited for top pair.  His opponent had 43 off for two pair and the lead.  The turn was another 3 giving his opponent the full boat.  When a Queen came on the river, Eric was sunk and headed for the door.

    Michael Buttacavoli has also departed.

    Now that the re-entry period is over, tables will start breaking down fast.  25 tables are currently in action.

    Event 9: PLO Underway

    $250 + $30 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha - High (Re-Entry)

    Today's second main event, the Pot Limit Omaha (High) event is underway in the Poker Room.

    The PLO'dders started with 20,000 chips and blinds of 25/25.  Levels are 40 minutes long.

    This is also a re-entry event, so players who bust out during the first 4 levels may chose to re-enter.

    Late registration is also open through level 4.

    This is a two-day event, so they'll play down to 18 players or 2am.

    Event 8: Time to Check the Tweets

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)      

    Here are some player tweets from the last break and after play resumed:

    Chris Farley ‏ @farley2508
    80k on second break @DwytePilgrim is to my right

    Josh Cranfill ‏ @CrippledAction
    72k after level 6 Event 8 #bso2012

    John Allan Hinds ‏ @JABistro
    Just took a 1outer on the riv for 25k pot against @brianlemke. A9hh<A4o after someone folds 44. Pretty obv how he won event #1 now lol. 38k

    Steve Scales ‏ @SteveScales
    Doubled+, QJ>Q10 on Q high board, 34K at BB5

    Keep those Tweets coming!  #BSO2012

    Event 8: Back From Break!

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)     

    Level six was done and players took off for a break (or to hit the re-entry window).

    Play has resumed with level 7, blinds 250/500 with 50 antes.

    No more re-entries now, so bust-outs will be permanent.

    Event 8: Aces are Fool's Gold

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)     

    Blinds:  200/500, 50 ante 

    On a flop of 9 7 5 with one short-stack all-in, Larry Gold got all his chips in the middle against a third player.

     Larry Gold

    Larry's pocket Aces were way ahead of pocket Jacks.

    Then the last two came 8 T,  giving his opponent the back-door straight and the pot.

    Larry's back for another try.

    Event 8: More Faces in the Crowd

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)     

    Blinds Up:  200/500, 50 ante

    Have spotted some more familiar faces in the Signature Room crowd:

    Elliott Zaydman
    Rick Rossetti
    Anthony Maio
    Saad Ghanem
    Alex Smith
    Manh Nguyen (just busted, headed for the re-entry window)

    Also busted (again)
    Brian Lemke
    Dwyte Pilgrim

    Event 8: Pilgrim Re-Enters, Re-Locates

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)    

    Blinds:  150/300, 25 ante

    Dwyte Pilgrim has moved over to table 11 and I found out that he busted out and re-entered. 

    He's now sharing a very tough patch of felt with Jake 'Team Snake' Deutsch, Justin Sousa, Scott Wardell, & Jeremiah McKenna.

    He's struggling at his new table, too.  I watched a hand go down during the previous level (blinds 100/200) where Dwyte (bb) faced off against the player on the button.

     Dwyte Pilgrim

    On the river, the board read Q J T J 9 (both players checked the turn) and Dwyte checked again.  The button fired 5,100 and Dwyte tanked for a minute.  "You got a King?" he speculated.

    He finally made the crying call, showing 98 off for the flopped Queen-high straight.  His opponent tabled KJ for the rivered King-high straight to take the pot.

    Event 8: Tough Table 18

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)     

    Blinds Up:  150/300, 25 ante

    Table 18 has turned out to be a tough one, too.

     Wazir Baksh & Mark Wahba

    Mark Wahba, winner of event 4 two days ago ($32,267) is in the 10 seat.

    Also at table 18 are Borgata tournament regulars
    Wazir Baksh
    Sungwoo Tae
    Benjamin Chan

    Event 8: Break Time Tweets

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)    

    Here are some of the Tweets from players sent during the first break:

    Gordon Eng ‏ @Flashgordon227
    Nearing break 1 have 26k from 25k @BorgataPoker #teamtorture

    Cherish Andrews ‏ @CherishAndrews
    First break of 400 re-entry. 13k from 25k starting. nobody will fold to my bluffs. #sigh #bso2012

    Chris Kusha ‏ @TooBusyWINNING
    18.8k at first break going to 100/200, unofficial member of #teamtorture today.

    John Allan Hinds ‏ @JABistro
    36,025 from 25k at 1st break. Got so much sleep last night, felt amazing. No excuses today, A-game only #teammurder

    Steve Scales ‏ @SteveScales
    20K at first break, pretty card dead.

    Anthony Meeker ‏ @Meeks16
    Breaks seem to be every 1.5 hours so ill post 2 breaks from now since blinds are small. But for now I got 24,425 in chips blinds are 100-200

    Keep those Tweets coming!  #BSO2012

    Event 8: Lemke Having a "Bad Day"

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)   

    Play resumed after the break with level 4, Blinds: 100/200.

    Brian Lemke is now in his third seat of the day, seat 10 at table 7 (along with  Larry Gold & Roz Quarto).

    When I saw that he had relocated, I asked what was going on.

    The winner of the 2012 Borgata Spring Open kickoff event ($111,076) and owner of one WSOP bracelet described his day:

    "First, I flopped the nut straight and got it in against a guy with a set" who of course filled up to bust Lemke.  One bullet gone.

    "Then I semi-bluffed with the nut-flush-draw" and didn't get there.  Second bullet gone.

    Now he's on his third bullet and said "It's OK, I got three more".  He's got more than that, but only three levels left to fire them as the re-entry period closes after the end of level six.

    Event 8: More Familiar Faces

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)   

    Tables 27 - 29 are up and running over in the Poker Room.

    Currently in action over there are
    Matthew Piccolo
    John Zoldak

    and I saw Paul 'the Truth' Darden (1 WSOP bracelet, 1 WPT title) at the registration window, just signing up.

    Back in the Signature Room:
    Mike Dentale
    Danny Yousefzadeh
    Leonardo Palermo
    Cherish Andrews
    Wazir Baksh
    Stephanie Hubbard 

    Level 3 is just coming to an end and players are getting a ten minute break.

    Event 8: Tough Table Two

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)  

    Blinds Up:  75/150

    Chris Kusha, Josh Cranfill & his father Allen, Miami John Cernuto, & Brian Lemke

    Table two has filled in with quite a lineup.  Now seated there in seats 7 - 10 are:

    Chris Kusha
    Josh Cranfill
    Miami John Cernuto (3 WSOP bracelets)
    Brian Lemke (1 WSOP bracelet and winner of Spring Open Event 1)

    Also at table two is Michael Borovetz (seat 1) who finished 2nd in event 2 ($16,754) and cashed in event 5 yesterday, and Ray DiDonato.

    Event 8: Mad Dog Doubles

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)  

    During level 1, (blinds 25/50) Michael 'Mad Dog' Shasho limped utg+1, then the player on his left raised to 300.

     Michael 'Mad Dog' Shasho

    Another player raised to 2,100 and Michael moved all in for ~25k.  The original raiser folded (claimed pocket Jacks) and the 3-bettor called.

    Michael had pocket Kings.  His opponent had AK.  The Kings held up (a Jack hit the board) and Michael doubled to ~50k, sending the other player to the re-entry line.

    Michael finished 5th in event 5 ($700 NLH) yesterday for $6,600.

    Event 8: Pilgrim Arrives

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)  

    Blinds Up: 50/100

    2010 Borgata Poker Open Champion Dwyte Pilgrim has arrived and taken his seat at table 9.  He's coming off a 5th place finish in event 7 ($260 Deep Stack Semi-Turbo NLH) yesterday ($2,921).

    Also arriving:
    James 'Suits' Salters
    Christopher Leong
    Wooyang Lin (seated on Dwyte's right)
    Roman Valerstein
    Jason Warriner

    Checking in via Twitter:
    Chris Kusha ‏ @TooBusyWINNING
    Daniel Buzgon ‏ @WiLDmAn_75
    Orson Young ‏ @YoungOrson

    Keep those Tweets coming!  #BSO2012

    Event 8: Familiar Faces

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) 

    We're in the Signature Room today (tables 1-26) and if those tables fill up, they'll start using tables in the Poker Room.

    The 10 seats are being held open for re-entering players,  as usual for re-entry events.

    Already gunning for chips are:
    Luigi Grilla
    Josh Cranfill
    Michael Borovetz
    Larry Gold
    Eric Miller
    Martha Patella
    Don Brown
    Julie Cornelius
    Greg Glassman
    Sungwoo Tae
    Howard Wolper
    Gordon Eng
    Thomas Hoglund
    Joe Wertz
    Jason Henrici
    Michael Shasho
    Bob Santilli
    Matt Kalinowski
    Nick David
    Alan Lubin
    John Hinds
    Grace Sun
    Nancy Martin
    Roz Quarto
    Steve Scales
    Bob Haavind
    Michael Buttacavoli

    Event 8: Cards & Chips Fly

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

    Today's first main event is another Deep Stack No Limit, which brings them out in droves.  Players love the 25k starting stacks.

    This is also a re-entry event, which means anyone who manages to lose all 25k in the first six levels may chose to re-enter the tournament and start over with a fresh 25k stack. 

    Late entries are also allowed during the first 6 levels (until about 2:15pm).

    Levels 1-10 are 30 minutes, then they increase to 40 minutes.

    Level 1 blinds are 25/50.  Dealers have been told to "Shuffle Up & Deal!"

    April 9


    11AM: Event 8 - $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
    • Players start with 25,000 in tournament chips 
    • Levels 1-10: will last 30 minutes each | Levels 11+: will last 40 minutes each
    • Players that bust within the first 6 Levels may Re-Enter (unlimited re-entries)
    • 2-Day event
    3 PM:  Event 9 - $250 + $30 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha - High (Re-Entry)
    • Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips 
    • Levels will last 40 minutes each
    • Players that "bust" within the first 4 Levels may Re-Enter (unlimited re-entries)
    • 2-Day event
    7 PM:  Event 29 - $150 + $30 + $50 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH
    • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips 
    • Levels will last 20 minutes each
    • This is a Bounty tournament. Players must  have their Bounty Chips clearly displayed on the table in order to remain active in tournament.
    • 1-Day event