Sunday, April 15, 2012

Event 16: Mickey is Fine, Survives Chop

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

On a board of 3 8 3, Mickey Woll is all in and at risk.

Woll: 8 4
Leah: K 8

Leah has the better kicker, but when the case 8 hits the turn both have the same full house, 8s full of 3s.  The river queen means it's a chopped pot and Woll stays alive.

Event 16: Moving Up & Over

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

As the Signature Room closes for the night the last two tournament players have been relocated to the Poker Room.  Mike Leah still has a 2 to 1 chip lead over Mickey Woll, who has 1 million chips (42 BB).

Blinds are now 12k/24k with a 3k ante.

Event 17: Day 1A End of Night Chips

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Current Standings from Day 1A
1. Matt Woodward................. 294,700
2. Danny Currie..................... 209,400
3. Jeff Papola......................... 179,000
4. Eric Ladney........................ 158,600
5. Mike Dentale...................... 153,325
6. Morgan Litwin................... 145,300
7. Joel Gola............................. 142,000
8. Joe....................................... 140,000
9. Orson Young....................... 135,900
10. Rep Porter......................... 117,700
11. Anthony Cousineau........... 111,000
12. David Clarke...................... 110,800
13. Tony Sinishtaj.................... 108,300
14. Brock Parker...................... 108,100

Average stack is 72,000

Congratulations again to the chip leader Matt Woodward who takes home a $3,000 bonus for having the most chips.

Another 3K will be awarded at the end of Day 1B which kicks off April 16th at 11AM.

Unofficially 55 players wrapped things up in the Signature Room and bagged their chips.

Event 17: End of Night Chip Leader

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Matt Woodward - 294,000

In one of the last hands of the night, Matt flopped a set a fives and improved to a full house for a healthy scoop. That hand pushed Matt to a secure victory as the chip leader.

After a count, he officially wins the $3,000 end of night bonus prize.

"This is great...I don't bring any I can play some Borgata tables" said Woodward.

Danny Currie comes up short with 209,400 and is second guessing again whether or not he should have finalized a deal with four hands to go.

Event 16: Heads Up

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Mike Leah has a 2 to 1 chip lead over Mickey Woll as heads up play is underway.  First prize is $42,373, while the runner-up earns $25,043.

Event 17: Four More Hands

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Floor announces just four more hands to go until we call it a night.

Unless a huge pot brews, it looks like a two person race for the 3K bonus.

Matt Woodward and Danny Currie.

It's really too close to call as each guy has 210,000 - 220,000.

Event 17: Ladny Does Some Laundry

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Eric Ladny (Corner of 4th & River) admits he just sucked out on Alex Queen to knock him out.

Matt Woodward opened the pot, Eric 3-bet with A-Q off and Alex shoved with KK.

Matt got out of the way and Eric came along for the ride. He hit runner-runner for the flush.

Edward Pham occupied the empty seat causing Eric to say, "Body Bag coming in".

Pham is sitting directly to Mike Sica's right.

Other bustouts include Vinny T losing his last short stack race when his 66 fell to a rivered A.

Also saw Jessie Cohen heading towards the exits.

56 remain.

Event 16: 3rd Place - Lerner

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Lenny Lerner (Brooklyn, NY) 

Lenny Lerner is the short stack and loses most of his chips to Mike Leah on a J J 5 5 x board. Leah shows down J 9 for the winning full house and Lerner mucks saying he had the smaller boat with A 5.

Lerner then ships his last 250k with Q 8 and Mickey Woll wins the hand with pocket fives.

Lerner is a retired physical therapist who is originally from the Ukraine and loves the six-max action. "It's more exciting," he says comparing it to a full ring game. "You don't have time to wait for hands, the blinds go, go, go."

Lerner finishes in third place and takes home $19,293. It's one his largest tournament cash, second only to his 2010 Borgata score of $102,000 in one of the guaranteed double plays.

Event 17: Four In At Three

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Table 3

Alex Villarreal (Long Island, NY) finds luck at the right time to quad up. The winner of the main pot was Adam Miller (Philadelphia, PA) with A-K.

Alex had A-J and found a gutterball on the turn and is now sitting on 25,000.

One player was knocked-out by Adam in the 70,000 pot.

Board: Q-K-8-10-4

Elan Branas is sitting a couple seats to Adam's left and had good things to say after playing with him all day..."Adam is a nice guy".

And Table-3 seems like a nice table.

61 Players remain.

Event 17: Papola Party

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Jeff Papola - 185,000

Jeff Papola has joined the end of the night party and is in the running for the 3K bonus.

He wakes up to AA and has a couple shorter stacks simultaneously spaz out.
Jeff knocks two players out and collects their 20,000 & 10,000 stacks.

Matt Woodward is the tournament leader now with 220,000.

Joe improved his stack after hitting a non-diamond gutterball on the river for the straight and the scoop. This of course caused Mikey Dentale to stand up in amazement and say, "How do you do that? How do you make that happen?"

Danny Currie told me he was in the running during the 2012 Borgata Winter Poker Open 3K bonus and the other leader in the race offered a split. Danny looked down at JJ and turned him down. The leader hit a King on the river and went on to win the prize.

"I'll never turn that down again" said Danny who called his move greedy and dumb.

Event 16: Final Three Chip Counts

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Mike Leah (Las Vegas, NV) 1.3 million
Mickey Woll (Manahawkin, NJ) 1.1 million
Leonid Lerner (Brooklyn, NY) 700k

Blinds going up to 10k/20k/3k ante

Event 16: 4th Place - Corley

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Richard Corley (Brooklyn, NY)

Richard Corley loses most of his stack to Mike Leah and is then knocked out by Lenny Lerner.

Blinds 8k/16k, 2k ante

Leah opens, Corley calls.

Flop: A 7 x

Leah bets, Corely calls

Turn: Q 

Leah bets, Corley calls

River: 7

Leah bets, Corely calls


Leah: 5 7 (trip 7s)
Corley: Q 10

"He was opening a lot of pots," says Corley, "so I floated the flop and hit the queen. Not betting was a mistake."

Corley is left with only 100k and is out soon after losing the hand to Leah. 

Corley, who works in NYC, picks up his second cash of the series, which doesn't include a final table in one of the Borgata Spring Poker Open 7 pm tournaments.

He takes home $15,132, the largest tournament cash of his career, for his 4th place finish.

Event 17: Busacca Socks Cohen

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

48,000 pot is taken down by Sal Busacca (Colts Neck, NJ) after his QQ cracks Jessie Cohen's AA.

Cohen is still alive with 14,000.

It was only Sal's third hand dealt after a table change to Table 5. Welcome to the table!

70 Players remain.

62,142 average stack.

Blinds: 300 / 600 with 75 antes.

Event 16: 5th Place - Maio

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Anthony Maio (Jamison, PA)

Anthony Maio was the chip leader heading into Day 2, but a missed timed bluff cost him half his stack and is eliminated a short time later.  Maio bluffed his K 6 into the pocket aces of Richard Corley who doubled to 600k.

The blow cut Maio in half and he was ousted by Mickey Woll who had him dominated AK vs AJ.

This is Maio's second cash of the Borgata Spring Poker Open as he takes home $11,727 for his fifth place finish.

Event 17: Currie Clocks Cimpan

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Danny Currie collects a big pot and knocks out two players when his A-K holds against A-J and A-J.

Cornell Cimpan 4-bet shoved 90,000 with A-J and was called by big stack Currie.

Board ran out A-9-7-6-3.

Currie in better shape to collect the $3,000 bonus with just south of 200,000.

Event 16: 6th Place - Dannenmann

 $1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Steve Dannenmann (Severn, MD)
Blinds 8k/16k, 2k ante

Steve Dannenmann ships 10 big blinds with Q J and is up against chip leader Mike Leah's A Q.

The board is A Q K 4 J and Leah's two pairs is best as he adds Dannenmann's last 160k to his stack; Leah is close to 1 million in chips.

This is Dannenmann's second Borgata final table of 2012 as he finished 9th in the Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship for a $44,000 payday.

Dannenmann, the 2005 WSOP Main Event runner-up to Joe Hachem, is a CPA, so wondered how he could be playing poker in the midst of tax season.  "Because I'm the boss," he says with a hardy laugh.

April 15th is the normal deadline to file income taxes, but because the 15th is on a Sunday you have until the 17th.

With his 6th place finish Steve Dannenmann, now has $6,431 to account for in next year's tax bill.

Event 17: Currie Buries Table

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Danny Currie - 165,000

Danny Currie just flipped over a nice bluff holding K-2. This kid has been building up a nice wall of chips throughout the day.

At this point the top three in the room battling for the $3000 bonus end of night prize is Danny Currie and Matt Woodward.

All are on different tables and are taking care of business there.

Event 16: Level Up

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

After coming back from dinner the six remaining players finished the 6k/12k, 2k ante level which had 36 minutes remaining.  There's been no significant changes in chip stacks as blinds are now 8k/16k, 2k ante.

Satty Celebration

Championship Qualifier

 Lin-sanity Ready for Day 1B

The 12 pm Satellite ($300, ~1 in 10 win seats) is in the books and nine players are heading to the Championship Event.  Wooyang Lin (Morristown, NJ) who calls himself the "Lin-sanity of Poker" had 40% of the chips in play and did a a lot of the heavy lifting to help trim the field.

"I had good fortune today," says Lin, who finished third in Event 5 for $10,450. "I has hitting everything, straights and flushes." But Lin doesn't expect the trend to continue in the Championship.

"Anytime I do well in a satellite it never continues," he says.  "So I'm going to play slow during the first levels and only play good cards.  I'm going to trust my instincts."

The nine seat winners will be playing in Monday's Day 1B, while Edward Lyston (Hanover, PA) earns $843 for finishing in 10th place.

Satellite Seat Winners

Wooyang Lin (Morristown, NJ)
Harmon Steiner (Hartford, CT)
Robert Aaronson (Brooklyn, NY)
Jeremiah McKenna (Norwalk, CT)
Steve Scales (Redbank, NJ)
Paul Darden (Warterbury, CT)
Mike Monter (Fredricksburg, VA)
Mark Borges (Glen Rock, NJ)
Luong Phung (Anytown, USA)

10th Place - Edward Lyston (Hanover, PA) $843

Event 17: New Chip Leader

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Matt Woodward - 185,000 & Actor Chris Pine

Matt Woodward has over two million in career earnings. If he continues to be the chip leader, he'll tack on another 3,000 and be in good position for Day 2.

"I played a lot of big pots" said Matt whose been at the same seat and table all day.

Another player at the table chimed in how Matt is a dead ringer for Star Trek actor Chris Pine.
You be the judge.

Event 17: Dinner Done

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Pick Your Teeth Clean After Dinner

Mike "Little Man" Sica admits he's superstitious when it comes to poker. For the Championship Event he brought out the tooth pick canister with his name on it. It'll stay on the table as long as he continues to run well.

Mike finished in 5th Place in Event 13 a few nights ago.

He started off the day playing beside Gordon Eng, Alex Queen, and Brock Parker. Now he's been moved to a table that has the chip leader with 176,000.

Pop-Pop Sica says "Hello to my grandchildren, Juliana (7) and Tommy (4).

Dinner break is over - play resumes in the Signature Room.

Don't forget the chip leader at the end of the night pockets a $3000 cash prize.

Event 17: Good Cop Walks Bad Beat

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Mario Rodriguez - 40,000

Mario Rodriguez (Jersey City, NJ) says he would have been the chip leader if not for a runner runner hit courtesy of Joe.

Mario tells us during dinner break how he raised every street and Joe called him down with a flush draw then hit Q-Q for the best hand and a 60,000 pot.

We thank Mario for his service the past 11 years as a Police Officer. "I can spot when these guys are trying to steal" says the man in blue.

Event 16: Chip Counts

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Name-Chip Count

Leonid Lerner (Brooklyn, NY) 770k
Mike Leah (Las Vegas, NV) 730k
Anthony Maio (Jamison, PA) 620k
Mickey Woll (Manahawkin, NJ) 575k
Richard Corley (Brooklyn, NY) 398k
Steve Dannenmann (Severn, MD) 168k

Event 17: Eats & Tweets

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Rep Porter
Dinner break. I have 96k. Ave is 52k

Gordon Eng
Almost dinner time up to 50k bb 500

Mike Dentale
Just won a 60k pot in epic fashion. You guys would love this story.

Manh Nguyen
Lost a flip to Edward Pham for my tournament life. There's always tomorrow!

Event 17: Dinner Time

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)
The remaining 81 Players are taking a 75 minute dinner break.

Everyone was given a dinner voucher to use at the The Cafeteria, The Metropolitan, Bread+Butter, Izakaya, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, SeaBlue, Borgata Buffet, Fornelletto, etc.

Due back at 8:45 PM to play until Level 10 ends (around midnight).

Average chip stack - $53,705

After dinner break Level 9 blinds will be 300 / 600 with 75 antes.

Event 16: Dinner Break

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Number of Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 6
Chips in Play: 3.12 million

Average Stack: 520k (43 BB)
Big Stack: 770k (64 BB)

Blinds: 6k/12k, 2k ante

Total Buy-In: $156,000
First Prize: $42,373
Places Paid: 18

Event 17: Brew's Crew

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Christine Brewer (Middletown, NJ)

Nurse Practitioner, Christine Brewer is having the time of her life with good friend Stephanie Hubbard (Hazlet, NJ). Both ladies play in a home game together, both drove down to Borgata together, and both satellited into the Championship last night. Christine & Stephanie are at separate tables today.

There currently are four woman remaining. Christine has some work to do with a less than average stack.

Stephanie is positioned a few seats down from Laura Camuso (Boston, MA) who finished 9th Place in Event 14.

And by the way, Christine lost her white I-phone today on the first break. If anybody finds it, return it to The Signature Room so we can complete a Borgata Poker Blog miracle.

Event 16: Leah Doubles

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Mike Leah is all in and at risk with pocket 8s against Steve Dannenmann's pocket 10s.  Leah flops a set and doubles his 395k stack and is now one of the chip leaders.

Dannenmann takes the beat in stride and is down to 280k.

Event 17: Porter Report

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Rep Porter - 130,000

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Rep Porter trying to make the field R.I.P.

He is among the chip leaders with 130,000 after taking down two big pots in the same orbit.

Also at the table is Edward Pham who knocked out Borgata Leaderboard runner up, Manh Nguyen. With 20 bb left, Manh got it in with 99 vs. Pham's A-10 and lost the coin flip.

85 Players remain with an average stack of $51,176.

Super Sunday

Championship Event Qualifiers

Players are taking advantage of the satellite tournaments so they can enter the Championship Event at a discount.  Three sattys are on today's schedule and the last one is underway (7 pm start).

It's a $270 + $30 (~1 in 10 win seats) that features 12k starting stack and 25 minutes.  Registration is open for four levels and will conclude at ~8:45 pm.

Event 17: Greenawalt Whacked

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)
Dave Stefanski knocks out Travis Greenawalt after turning a full house. Three sevens on board with Dave's wired 88's.

Travis started the day in the 6-Max day two then jumped over to the Championship.

Also at the table is David Inselberg sporting some new frames, Mike "Unbelievable" Dentale (who already took down an Event this Spring Open), and cash game wizard Matt Glantz.

Lets call this a fun, tough table.

Event 16: Breaking it Down

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Players are on a ten minute break.

Leonid Lerner (Brooklyn, NY) is still the chip leader with 780k (65 BB), while Richard Corley (Brooklyn, NY) is the short stack at 335k (28 BB).

Blinds moving up to 6k/12k with a 2k ante.

Event 17: Crime Doesn't Pay

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Bill Blanda (Galveston, TX)

Borgata familiar face, William C. Blanda is on an amazing satellite streak. He refuses to pay to get into an event. "My middle initial is C. The C. stands for Crime...because Crime doesn't pay."

Bill's crew congratulated him late last night as he covered today's buy-in.

Unfortunately for Bill, he just busted out after a slow bleed of chips the last few levels.

93 Players remain.

Ave. chipstack - $46,276

Event 16: 7th Place - Schmidt

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Brian Schmidt (Philadelphia, PA) 

Brian Schmidt moves his last 150k all in with A 4 and Mike Leah makes the call with A 8. Schmidt doesn't get any help and is out in 7th place for $6,431.

Event 17: Wine Cooler

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

Vinny Teutonico - Short Stack Magician

Vinny T (Staten Island, NY) finished in 4th Place during Event 11 after riding a short stack for a good stretch.

After a couple "wine coolers" he finds himself short in the Championship down to 10,000.

Vinny is in his comfort zone as the short stack and doubled to 22,000 after his A-K holds vs. A-Q.

Board: K-10-Q-2-3.

Blinds: 200 / 400

Event 16: Seven-Max

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

The six-max is now seven-max at the final table.  If the two remaining tables didn't condense into a final table of seven, one of the tables would be three-handed.

Blinds are now 5k/10k, with a 1k ante.

Event 17: Level Five Underway

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)     

Blinds Up:  200/400, 50 ante

At the end of level 4, players took a break and are now back on the felt battling for chips.

Christian Harder is not among them.  He busted out shortly before the end of level 4, Tweeting:

Christian Harder ‏ @realcharder30
Busto, Good thing I can re-enter tomorrow!

Event 17: The Buz is Gone

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)    

Blinds:  150/300, 25 ante

On the turn with a board of A J 6 9, Joe put Dan Buzgon (Marlton, NJ) to the test for all his chips.  Dan tanked for a bit, then made the call all-in.

Dan's AQ was out-kicked by Joe's AK.  The river failed to save Dan when a 3 fell.  Joe is now up to ~150k.

Dan was busted, but may be back tomorrow for day 1B.  He can afford it after his 3rd place finish in event 14 yesterday, which was good for $13,823.  He Tweeted this about his exit:

Daniel Buzgon ‏ @WiLDmAn_75
Just got absolutely owned. #probjustbadluck. Always tomm!

Event 17: Seat Shuffling

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)     

Blinds: 150/300, 25 ante

Tables 14 & 15 are down.

Kathy Liebert and David 'ColdStone' Inselberg have both landed on table 13.

Adam Cook has landed on table 9 with Bill Blanda.

Matt Stout landed on table 4 with Tony Sinishtaj.

Event 16: 8th Place - Korotki

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Harry Korotki (Owings Mills, MD)

Harry Korotki and Leonid Lerner are in the largest pot of the tournament.

Blinds 4k/8k, antes 1k

Korotki (Button): 362k
Lerner (BB): 435k

Korotki limps, Lerner raises to 20k, Korotki calls.

Flop: 8♣ 5 4♣

Lerner bets 20k, Korotki calls

Turn: 7♠

Both players check

River: 5♣

Lerner bets 45k
Korotki raises to 100k
Lerner moves all in
Korotki calls

Korotki: K♣ 7♣ (flush)
Lerner: 7 7(full house, 7s full of 5s)

The river is a gin card as Korotki hits the second nut flush and Lerner fills up.  Lerner is now the chip leader heading to the final table of 7 with nearly 800k.

Korotki says he plays poker to relax and that he's tentatively scheduled to play in Day 1B of the Championship Event.

Harry Korotki finishes in 8th place and earns $4,540.

Event 16: Great Eight

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

The eight remaining players are back from a 10 minute color-up break as the purple (500) chips are now out of play.

Blinds are now 4k/8k, 500 ante; the average stack is 390k (49 BB)

Name-Chip Count

Steve Dannenmann 539k (67 BB)
Anthony Maio 518k
Mickey Woll 446k
Leonid Lerner 435k
Harry Korotki 362k
Richard Corley 324k
Mike Leah 269k
Brian Schmidt 244k (31 BB)

Event 17: Lucky Table Seven?

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)    

Blinds Up:  150/300, 25 ante

Table 7: Peter Ippolito, Ray Shackelford, & William Dugan

Peter Ippolito busted out and re-entered.  His new seat is on table 7, along with this crew:

Ray Shackelford
William Dugan
Gordon Eng
Mike 'Little Man' Sica
Alex Queen
Wade Woelfel

Event 17: Table Ten Tougher

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)   

Table 10: Dealer, Manh Nguyen, Edward Pham, 
unsub, Rep Porter, & Roland Israelashvilli

Table Ten was already fairly tough with this crew:

Manh Nguyen
Edward Pham
Roland Israelashvilli

Then Ken 'Teach' Aldridge (1 WSOP bracelet) landed there.

Then I discovered that Ralph 'REP' Porter (2 WSOP bracelets) is also on this table.

Al Grimes has busted out (again).  Also gone is Tony Antonious.

Event 16: 9th Place - Frank

 $1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Joel Frank (Kingston, NJ)

After having his aces cracked and doubling-up Richard Corley, Joel Frank is on the rail when Anthony Maio hits a flush on the river.

Against Corley, Frank's in great shape against J J until Corley turns a set for the 180k double up.

After being crippled, Frank is all in on the next hand with 4 4, but bad luck strikes again. Frank flops a set and only to watch Maio call for a spade while holding A♠ 9♠. 

The river spade sends Joel Frank home in 9th place, good for $4,540.

Event 17: Break-Time Tweets

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)    

Blinds: 100/200, 25 ante

The Twitter-verse is abuzz with news of this event.  Here are some of the latest:

David inselberg ‏ @TheColdStone
63k after level 4 , nasty guy gone after telling me to put my chip up somewhere. #ididntmakeubad

Jesse Cohen ‏ @JCohen130
35k going into 1/200/25, table forecast is ideal for building

RepPorter ‏ @RepPorter
Break. I have 34k

Jerry Payne ‏ @sandler1860
33.1k on break going to 100 200 25. wrong direction those levels.

Robert Hwang ‏ @ActionBobNJ
Second break 15k. 100-200 blinds

Daniel Buzgon ‏ @WiLDmAn_75
Second break. Back to 25k. Going to 150/300 25 I think. #tryingtotrickvarianceonedayatatime

Daniel Buzgon ‏ @WiLDmAn_75
Correction 100/200 25. #justmoreroomtospew

Adam Cook ‏ @AdamNCook
~14k comin back from break to play 100/200 25a. Rivered a flush on 652hh 5x 10h n was given a chance to fold, but declined.

Orson Young ‏ @YoungOrson
71,775 going to 100/200/25. Just received a nice gift :-) #bso2012

Edward Pham ‏ @EdwardPhamPoker
38k at 100-200 @MunMunny to my direct right

Roman Valerstein ‏ @GrimeRat420
6.5k at 100-200-25 pretty rough day withering around losing and winning small pots, hanging in there waiting for epic rush! #teamgrime

Ben Mintz ‏ @Benmintz531
29k at 100-200 25 @realcharder30 matt matros on right. #acmain

Keep those Tweets coming!  #BSO2012 

Event 16: 10th Place - Hall

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Brandon Hall (Littlestown, Pa)

It's déjà vu on table 2 as Steve Dannenmann has pocket 10s again and is up against an ace.  

This time it's Brandon Hall holding A 9 for 186k and he too doesn't improve as Dannenmann gets his second straight knockout with pocket 10s.

Brandon Hall finishes in 10th place and earns $2,118.

Event 17: Break Time

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)   

Blinds: 100/200

Just a few minutes before the end of the level, Christian Harder arrived and took his seat at table 1, with Jeffrey McAlister, Tony Cousineau, and Matt Matros.

Also entering late is Ken 'Teach' Aldrige, fresh from his 13th place finish in event 16 ($1,513).  Teach landed at table ten with Manh Nguyen, Edward Pham, and Roland Israelashvilli.

Level four is done and players are piling out for a 10 minute break.  This break is the end of the entry/re-entry period.

Event 16: 11th Place - Kim

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Sung Kim (New York, NY)

Sung Kim is all in for 150k with A 7 but doesn't improve against Steve Dannenmann's 10 10.

Kim is out in 11th place, earning $2,118.

Event 17: In, Out/In, Out

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)    

Laura Camuso, who finished 9th in event 14 yesterday ($3,274) is back today and has joined table eight with Stephanie Hubbard and Bo Toft.

Travis Greenawalt has busted out and re-entered.  He's now at table 2 in the seat formerly occupied by Michael Borovitz.

Darren Elias was at table 2, but his seat is now empty, so he must have busted out.  Still at table two are Roman Valerstein, Matt Glantz, & Dan Buzgon (3rd in event 14 yesterday for $13,823).

Event 16: 12th Place - Geier

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Ted Geier (Sunnyside, NY)
Blinds 2,500/5k, 500 ante

Mike Leah raises to 60k, Ted Geier moves all in for 80k total, Leah calls.

Geier: K K
Leah: 3 5

Geier is good after the flop, but a turn on the 3 and a river 5 gives Leah the winner with two pairs.

Ted Geier, a businessman and philanthropist, takes home $2,118 for his 12th place finish.

Event 16: Dirty Dozen

 $1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Table 1


1. Harry Korotki 
2. Anthony Maio
3. Leonid Lerner
4. Richard Corley
5. Brandon Hall
6. Joel Frank

Table 2


1. Mickey Woll
2. Sung Kim
3. Mike Leah
4. Ted Geier
5. Steve Dannenmann
6. Brian Schmidt

Event 17: Manh Busts One

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)  

Blinds: 100/200

Abe Korotki got his short-stack in the middle holding 65 on a flop of 5 4 4.  Manh Nguyen looked him up holding AT suited in diamonds (back-door flush draw with two overs).

The last two came 2 Q -- and running diamonds -- giving Manh the flush and the pot.  Abe headed for the exit.  Not sure if he plans to re-enter.

Also busted is Michael Borovetz.  He's not going to re-enter today, but is going to re-play tomorrow on day 1B.

Event 16: 13th Place - Aldridge

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Ken "Teach" Aldridge (Pleasant Garden, NC)

Mickey Woll raises to 12k and Ken Aldridge moves all in for 18k total.

Woll: A J
Aldridge: A 10

Aldridge doesn't catch up and Woll hits a jack on the river to win the hand with a pair of jacks.

Ken Aldridge, who we profiled on Day 1, is out in 13th place for $1,513

Event 17: More Stacked Lineups

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)   

Blinds Up:  100/200

More interesting tables have developed.

Table Eight
Stephanie Hubbard
Bo Toft

Table Ten
Manh Nguyen
Edward Pham
Roland Israelashvilli
Abe Korotki

Event 16: Back From Break

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)  

Players have returned from their first break to blinds of 2,500/5,000 with 500 antes.

Anthony Maio is the chip leader with ~420k.

Harry Korotki is second with 396k.

Brian Schmidt with 391.5k.

Ken 'Teach' Aldridge is dead last with only 38k.

13 players remain.  Average is 240k.

Event 17: New Table, Tough Table

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)  

Blinds: 75/150

Table 15 is up and running with late entrants:

Matt Stout
David 'ColdStone' Inselberg

Another Tough One -- Table 11
Tony Antonious
Thomas Hogund
Eugene Fouksman

Event 16: Goners

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry) 

Top: Jamie Kerstetter & David Kim
Bottom: Pelham Straughn & Joe Cappuccio

Blinds: 2k/4k, 400 ante

These folks have hit the road and they'll have $1,513 in their pockets:

17th - Jamie Kerstetter (Monroe Twp, NJ)
16th - David Kim (Flushing, NY)
15th - Pelham Straughn (Washington, DC)
14th - Joe Cappuccio (Hammonton, NJ)

David Kim got his chips in with AQ and was racing against Brian Schmidt's pocket 6s.  Another 6 hit the board and Brian is up to ~400k.

Here are a couple of departure Tweets:

Jamie Kerstetter ‏ @JamieKerstetter
A10<AJs for 14bbs, rough tourney. Mincashing is boring. Glgl @GoLeafsGoEh @poochpoker

Joe Cappuccio ‏ @poochpoker
just busted in a 250K AA vs KK aipf

Event 17: Back From Break

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)  

After level two, players took a 15 minute break.

Play has resumed with level 3, blinds: 75/150.

Table 14 is up and running with some late entrants:

Kathy Liebert
Jeff Papola
Jason Deutsch

Event 16: David Kim Handing Out Double-Ups

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry) 

Blinds Up: 2k/4k, 400 ante

Ted Geier got all-in pre-flop holding pocket Aces against David Kim's pocket 7s.  The Aces held and Ted doubled up to ~150k.

Then it was Mickey Woll's turn.  The board read A T 7 8 with two spades and David (sb) checked, Mickey (button) fired 23k, David shoved, and Mickey snap-called.

David had KJ of hearts (nothing but a gutshot); Mickey had A8 for Aces-up.  River was another 7 and Mickey doubled up to nearly 200k.

David was left with ~100k.

Event 17: Early Casualty

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)  

Blinds: 50/100

In a multi-way raised pot, Matt Woodward (Waterboro, ME) and Al Grimes (Miller Place, NY) both flopped diamond flushes.  All their chips went in on the river.

Al's J9 of diamonds was beat by Matt's K7 of diamonds.  Al was busted and Matt chipped up to about 65k.

Table 12: Mike Dentale, unsub, Brock Parker, & Orson Young 

Al has re-entered and landed at table 12 with Mike Dentale,  Brock Parker, Orson Young, and Maruti Yarlapati.

Event 16: Dannenmann Has Arrived

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Blinds 1,500/3,000, 400 ante

Better late than never, Steve Dannenmann has arrived and taken his seat.

Still 17 players.  Average is 183.5k.

Event 17: Tough Table - Six

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry) 

Blinds: 50/100

Table Six has filled in with some tough players:

Jerry Payne
Randy Pfeifer
Al Grimes
Mike Lydon
Miguel Borrero

Event 16: 18th Place - Greenawalt

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

 Travis Greenawalt (Landisville, PA) 
Blinds 1,500/3,000, 400 ante 

Brian Schmidt raised utg (Steve Dannenmann's big blind was undefended since he has not yet arrived) and Travis Greenawalt shipped over the top.  Brian called, showing AT.  Travis held A8.

The best hand held up and Brian took the pot.

Travis Greenawalt will take $1,513 for 18th place.

Event 16: Day Two Underway

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

Level 15: Blinds 1,500/3,000, 400 ante

Cards are flying as day two of the $1k Six Max is back in action here in the Signature Room.

18 Players survived day one play and have returned (well, most of them -- Steve Dannenmann and Ted Geier have yet to turn up).

All players are in the money and guaranteed to take home at least $1,513.

Event 17: More Tough Tables

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry) 

Blinds: 25/50

More tough tables:

Table Five
Len Vizirov
Jesse Cohen
Vinny Teutonico
Cornel Cimpan

Table 7: Gordon Eng, Mike Sica, Alex Queen, & Wade Woelfel

Table Seven
Ray Shackelford
William Dugan
Gordon Eng
Mike 'Little Man' Sica
Alex Queen
Wade Woelfel

Event 17: Tough Tables

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry) 

Tough tables are forming early today.   Here's a sampling:

Table One
Jeffrey McAlister
Tony Cousineau
Matt Matros

Table Two
Darren Elias
Dave Stefanski
Michael Borovetz
Roman Valerstein
Matt Glantz

Table Three
Dwyte Pilgrim
Vyacheslav "Alphabet Soup" Eyzerovich
'Action' Bob Hwang

Table Four
Peter Ippolito
Tony Sinishtaj

Event 17: Champions Arrive Early

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)

These early birds are already in action in the Signature Room:

Dwyte Pilgrim - 2010 Borgata Poker Open Champion
Alex Queen - 2010 Borgata Spring Poker Open Champion
Cornel Cimpan - 2-time WPT winner

Players are still arriving and finding their seats.  

Event 17: Championship Underway

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH Double Play (Re-Entry)
$1 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

Level 1:  Blinds 25/50

Day 1A of the Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship Event is underway!

Players began with 30,000 chips and 60-minute levels.

Players can register through level 4.  Players who bust out can re-enter through level 4.

Players who bust out any time on day 1A can register again on day 1B.

Cards are in the air!  They'll play ten levels today, then call it a night.

There is also a $3,000 bonus for the chip leaders at the end of days 1A and 1B.

Leaderboard Update (4/15)

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, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38)

481.273:  MARK WAHBA
435.143:  MANH NGUYEN
366.430:  SUNGWOO TAE
333.420:  YUEBIN GUO
327.275:  PAUL DARDEN  JR
325.900:  BRIAN LEMKE
280.425:  DARYL BLACK
235.713:  ERIC DOERR
230.740:  ERIK GORMAN
229.200:  SEAN PERRY
221.643:  QING GUO
220.485:  ERIC SUAREZ
219.550:  DEAN CHEN
212.255:  ZE CHEN
208.025:  WAZIR BAKSH
204.175:  RATHE MILLER
200.500:  JUSTIN SOUSA

Event 16 - Day 2 Chip Counts

Borgata Spring Poker Open
Event 16 - $1000 + $90 Six-Max No Limit Hold'em
April 14 - 15, 2012

Entries:  156
Total Buy-In:  $156,000

T1 | S2 - ANTHONY MAIO (JAMISON, PA):  412,800
T1 | S6 - JOEL FRANK (KINGSTON, NJ):  287,200

T2 | S2 - DAVID KIM (FLUSHING, NY):  201,300

T3 | S2 - SUNG KIM (NEW YORK, NY):  187,600
T3 | S6 - MICHAEL LEAH (INNISFIL, CAN):  231,300

Sunday, April 15


11AM: Event 17A - $2500 + $200 Championship No Limit Hold'em
                                                             Double Play (Re-Entry)

$1 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players start with 30,000 in tournament chips 
  • Day 1 Levels: will last 60 minutes each | Day 2, 3, 4 Levels: will last 75 minutes each 
  • Players may register for Day 1A or Day 1B. Players may Re-Enter tournament on Day 1A and/or Day 1B if they bust out prior to the end of Level 4 of that starting day.
  • If player entered into Day 1A and has been eliminated from tournament or forfeits his/her chips, player may register for Day 1B.
  • $3,000 will be subtracted from the prize pool and awarded to the chip leader at the end of Day 1A; and $3,000 will be subtracted from the prize pool and awarded to the chip leader at the end of Day 1B
  • 4-Day event with two starting days

12PM:  Event 39 - $270 + $30 Championship Qualifier NLH
  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips
  • Levels will last 25 minutes each
  • Approximately 1 in 10 will win entry into $1 Million Guaranteed Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship (April 15-19, 2012)
  • 1-Day event

3 PM:  Event 40 - $540 + $60 Championship Qualifier NLH
  • Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips 
  • Levels 1-10: will last 30 minutes each | Levels 11+: will last 40 minutes each
  • Approximately 1 in 5 will win entry into $1 Million Guaranteed Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship (April 15-19, 2012)
  • 1-Day event
7 PM:  Event 41 - $270 + $30 Championship Qualifier NLH
  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips
  • Levels will last 25 minutes each
  • Approximately 1 in 10 will win entry into $1 Million Guaranteed Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship (April 15-19, 2012)
  • 1-Day event

      Event 14 Recap

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
      The best birthday ever for Vinny Pahuja who outlasted Alex Rocha in a four-hour heads-up duel for the $43,648 top spot. Alex stuffed pocket Aces on the river and Vinny snapped having hit two pair with J-9.

      The two-day journey/celebration would have been cut short if on Day-1 Vinny failed to smash a 9 on the river after 4-betting all-in at-risk with A-9 vs. A-Q. Another key hand was when Vinny flopped two clubs and his opponent flopped the wheel. Again he was all-in at-risk and received an early birthday present on the river with the life-saving flush.

      Vinny acknowledged how stiff his competition was and complimented the play of Alex Rocha. Alex was the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open, $500 NL, 1st place winner for $150k. He adds another $24,008 to his career earnings.

      Vinny Pahuja has captured over $1 million in lifetime earnings but had never won any Borgata Open titles. He really wanted this win and was very happy to take it down in front of his supportive rail, and on his actual birthday.

      Dan Buzgon is getting more and more recognized after his 2011 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship TV table where he finished 3rd for $335,433. Dan has two cashes in this series in addition to his third place finish tonight ($13,823).

      Manh Nguyen (Munhall, PA) is also having a magnificent 2012 Borgata Spring Poker Open, having won event 2 ($350 Black Chip Bounty for $30k) and finishing 4th in event 5 ($700 NL for $8,800) and now making his third final table of the series today, finishing 5th for $8,730.

      Mark Wahba, (Cleveland, OH) who finished 16th ($2,183) currently sits atop the Borgata Leaderboard with over 460 points. He already has a win and a second place finish in this series.

      Yesterday 150 entered generating a total prize pool of $150,000.  Some heavy hitters who played but failed to cash include Matt Matros (2 WSOP bracelets); Brock Parker (2 WSOP bracelets); Bill Gazes ($2.3 million lifetime); Dwyte Pilgrim (2010 Borgata Poker Open Champion); and Mike Leah ($1.4 million lifetime).

      But once again, congratulations and Borgata birthday wishes go out to Vinny Pahuja who played some terrific poker and now can cut into $43,648 worth of b-day cake.

      Final Table Results
      1. Vinny Pahuja (Hicksville, NY) $43,648
      2. Alex Rocha (S. Setauket, NY) $24,008
      3. Dan Buzgon (Marlton, NJ) $13,823
      4. Jay Nair (Redmond, WA) $11,640
      5. Manh Nguyen (Munhall, PA) $8,730
      6. Alex Smith (Highland Park, NJ) $7,275
      7. Mohamed Elkerdawy (Brigantine, NJ) $5,820
      8. 'Action' Bob Hwang (Barnegat, NJ) $4,365
      9.  Laura Camuso (Woburne, MA) $2,910
      10. James Boyle (Havre de Grace, MD) $3,274

      Event 14; 1st Place - Pahuja

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      Vinny Pahuja (Hicksville, NY)

      At midnight, after playing Alex Rocha heads up for an hour, it officially became Vinny Pahuja's birthday. And wouldn't you know it, he just unwrapped a $43,648 birthday present and a pretty cool trophy.

      "I actually won a tournament. To be heads up so many times, it feels great to take one down" exclaimed Vinny. Event 14 represents the first tournament Vinny has ever won at Borgata.
      Of course it felt that much sweeter having won on his actual birthday.

      Vinny gave props to his opponent Alex as they played side by side for over 30 hours. "He gave me fits" laughed Vinny. Vinny and Alex play a ton of Borgata tournaments but this was the first time the two ever played heads up.

      Vinny thanked his rail for their support and for being there the entire heads up.

      What's next? Vinny says he's gonna crash tonight, then probably jump in the Championship tomorrow.

      Congratulations to our 2012 Borgata Spring Poker Open Event 14 champ, Vinny Pahuja.

      Event 14: 2nd Place - Rocha

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      Alex Rocha (S. Setauket, NY)

      Congratulations to Alex Rocha for his 2nd Place finish after a grueling four hour heads-up session against Vinny Pahuja.

      Alex definitely wanted to be called winner and take home the trophy.
      Although Alex is a winner, tonight he just fell a little short.

      The final hand of the night went down as follows.

      Both players checked the rainbow flop of J-6-2.

      Alex fired out 265,000 on the turn card 5 and Vinny called.

      Alex announced all-in after a 9 hit the river - Vinny quickly called.

      Alex flipped over AA and Vinny caught two pair on the river with J-9.

      Event 14: Take Ten

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      When Alex and Vinny return from a ten minute break, blinds will 20,000 / 40,000.

      The last hand worth mentioning where we saw a showdown ended up going to Alex.

      Vinny's 10-10 vs. Alex 10-7.

      Vinny bets 65,000 on a flop of 7-2-9.

      Both check the turn which is another 7. Two diamonds and two clubs on the board.

      River brick is a 6.

      Alex bets and Vinny snaps.

      With that pot Alex has 1.4 million vs. Vinny's 1.6.

      The difference between first and second place is $19,640.

      1st - $43,648
      2nd - $24,008

      Definitely worth playing for. Alex commented that fatigue is starting to set in - looks like the break came at the perfect time.

      Event 14: Chopped Pot

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      Mono Y Mono for the Money

      Vinny Pahuja gets the rest of his 1.2 million in on the river and Alex Rocha calls.

      Alex tables K-5 and Vinny tables K-4.

      Both gentlemen flopped two Kings - their weak kickers did not play.

      Board: 9-K-K-3-8.

      "I have never been so happy to see a 4 in my life" says Alex who thought he was outkicked but still had to call.

      Chip counts: Alex - 1.8 million vs. Vinny - 1.2

      Event 14: Rail Birds

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

       Pahjua & Rocha Heads Up with
       Hinds, Sykes, Buzgon, Leah & Kerstetter on the Rail

      The late night rail birds are buckling in for a long night of heads up play between Vinny Pahuja and Alex Rocha.

      Those in attendance feature players who have just increased their bank rolls. Dan Buzgon and Gene Fouksman, the third and eleventh place finishers in this event respectively are joined by Mike Leah and Jamie Kerstetter who just bagged and tagged and are in the money in the $1k 6-max.

      Also hanging around to watch are Dave Stefanski, Mark Sykes, John Allan Hinds, Mickael Morgousky, Tony Abiyaghi and Solito Reyes.

      Event 14: Level Up

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      After Alex Rocha's double-up, he and Vinny Pahuja have been trading chips in this deep structure.  

      Pahuja still leads 1.7 million to 1.3 million as blinds are now 15k/30k with a 4k ante. Each player has roughly 50 big blinds.

      Event 16: End of Night Chip Counts

      $1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

      Anthony Maio - 412,800

      All 18 players have bagged and tagged their chips.

      Play resumes tomorrow at noon in Borgata Poker Room where we'll play to a winner.

      Anthony Maio smoked the field and felt all night long as he maintained his tournament chip lead for over four hours. Can he keep it going? Stay tuned tomorrow.

      Position......Player........Chip Stack

      1. Anthony Maio................ 412,800
      2. Joel Frank..................... 287,200
      3. Steve Dannenmann....... 236,000
      4. Mike Leah...................... 231,300
      5. Richard Corley................ 231,000
      6. Joseph Cappuccio............ 204,100
      7. David Kim....................... 201,300
      8. Sung Kim......................... 187,600
      9. Harry Korotki.................. 182,400
      10. Brandon Hall................. 166,800
      11. Pelhan Straughn.............. 121,600
      12. Brian Schmidt................. 132,700
      13. Ken "Teach" Aldridge....... 117,500
      14. Travis Greenawalt........... 103,000
      15. Leonid Lerner..................... 95,000
      16. Mickey Woll....................... 83,000
      17. Ted Geier............................ 80,400
      18. Jamie Kerstetter................. 51,600

      Congratulations to the top eighteen.

      Event 14: Rocha Doubles

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      Blinds 12k/24k, 3k ante

      Alex Rocha raises, Vinny Pahuja moves all in, Rocha calls.

      Rocha: A 9
      Pahuja: A 6

      Flop: J 7 4

      Turn: 7 (Pahuja picks up chop outs)

      River: 8

      And with that Rocha doubles to 1.3 million, while Pahuja drops to 1.7 million.

      Event 16: Bubble Busted

      $1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

      Aaron Schaff from New Jersey is knocked out in 19th Place by Steve Dannenmann and becomes the tournament bubble-boy earning $0.

      Aaron is still beating himself up for calling his nut flush vs. Pelham Straughn's quads.

      Schaff tripled up the next hand then was getting hammered by the blinds and antes. In what would be the final hand of the night, Schaff called with K-7 of hearts and was up against Steve Dannenmann's K-9.

      Kicker played on a board of K-J-9-5-K.

      Congrats to the remaining 18 players all of whom will cash.

      Time to bag and tag and call it a night.

      Event 14: Rocha Rising

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      Blinds Up:  12k/24k, 3k ante

      On a flop of K 9 6 rainbow, Alex Rocha checked, Vinny Pahuja bet 60k, and Alex called.

      Turn was an Ace.  Alex checked, Vinny bet 125k, and Alex called.

      River was a 9.  Both players checked.  Alex showed KT for a pair of Kings.  Vinny mucked.

      With that pot, Alex was back up over 800k, leaving about 2.1+ million for Vinny.

      Event 16: Double Bubble

      $1000 + $90 Six-Max NL (Re-Entry)

      Sung Kim (New York, NY) busts out Pierce who goes out as the double bubble.

      Pierce had survived several times with the worst of it. He had one foot out the door before a chopped hand and an A-K vs AA match where he flopped two kings.

      This time the better hand pre held up.

      Sung A-8 vs. K-Q on a board of 6-3-A-2-6.

      We're playing hand for hand as the next player out is the tournament bubble.

      Top 18 go after the $156,000 Total Buy in with a first place prize of $42,373.

      Remaining 19 are on a ten minute break.

      Chip leader is still Anthony Maio (Bucks County, PA) with 390,000.

      Event 14: Heads-Up Resumes

      $1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

      Blinds Up:  12k/24k, 3k ante  

      Play has resumed after the break.  Chip Counts

      Vinny Pahuja - 2.4 million
      Alex Rocha - 600k