Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More for Mor; Klier Doubles Through Novena

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Brandon Novena (utg) raised to 350k. Kia Mohajeri (cutoff) called. Ofir Mor (bb) called. The flop came A 9 6 with two clubs. Ofir bet 875k and both opponents folded.

On the next hand, Kia opened for 450k from the hijack, then Ben Klier shoved for 2.075 from the button. Then Brandon shoved from the big blind. Kia opted out and Ben showed pocket Jacks. Brandon had AK suited. The board came T 5 4 Q 9 and Ben doubled up to over 4.3 million.

10th Place - Christian Iacobellis - $40,025

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After two and a half hours of ten-handed play, they are finally down to nine.

Christian Iacobellis open-shoved for 1.06 million from utg+2. Action folded around to Brandon Novena in the small blind, who called. Christian held QT suited and was trailing Brandon's AJ offsuit. The board came K 5 2 8 8 and Ace-high was good to ship the pot to Brandon.

Christian Iacobellis

Christian Iacobellis finished in 10th place, earning $40,025.

Chip Counts

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On the last hand before the break, Christian Iacobellis tossed in 180k, which is not a legal raise, but is half way there, so he was forced to min-raise to 240k. Brandon Novena called from the button and Dan Makowsky called from the big blind.

The flop came J 8 2 and Dan checked, Christian checked, Brandon bet 500k, Dan shoved, Christian folded, and Brandon asked for the count.

Dan's all-in was for 2.095 million straight. After a bit of thought, Brandon surrendered and Dan pulled the pot.

Another level done.

Another break in progress.

Another batch of chip counts:

Dwyte Pilgrim ~ 5.935 million
Brandon Novena ~ 4.755 million
Ofir Mor ~ 4.14 million
Dan Makowsky ~ 3.475 million
Jeff Papola ~ 3.135 million
Drew Youngblood ~ 2.37 million
Lee Childs ~ 2.26 million
Ben Klier ~ 2.035 million
Kia Mohajeri ~ 1.69 million
Christian Iacobellis ~ 1.475 million

Play resumed after the break with blinds of 80k/160k and 20k antes.

Event 21: Money Time

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold'em

The bubble breaks and so does Table 4.

The top 36 are in the money, while the final 30 players are now all on 3 tables.

Level 18 (5k/10k/1k) is underway.

Pilgrim Trips Up

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With blinds at 60k/120/10k ante, Jeff Papola from Praises to 250k, Kianoosh Mohajeri calls as does Dwyte Pilgrim from the BB.

The flop is 744 and Papola leads out for 375k. As Mohajeri debates making a call, Pilgrim puts chips into the pot and he may or may not realized he was acting out of turn.

Once the dealer confirms that Pilgrim can not reraise if Mohajeri simply calls, Mohajeri elects to fold and Pilgrim's chips are committed.

The turn is the A and both Papola and Pilgrim check.

The river is the 2, Pilgrim leads out for 450k and Papola quickly calls. Pilgrim shows 48 for trip 4s and Papola mucks.

Pilgrims takes down a 2.7 million chip pot and now has 6.4 million, while Papola drops to 2.9 mil.





Cost Per Round

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Play resumed after the break with blinds of 60k/120k and 10k antes.

With ten players remaining, the average stack is 3.126 million (31,260,000 chips in play). An average stack has about 26 big blinds.

The Cost Per Round (CPR) is 280k and an average stack has an "M" of just over 11. "M" is the number of orbits a player can survive without being blinded off.

Chip Counts

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Another break, another batch of chip counts:

Brandon Novena ~ 6.5 million
Dwyte Pilgrim ~ 5.43 million
Ofir Mor ~ 3.735 million
Jeff Papola ~2.975 million
Christian Iacobellis ~2.55 million
Ben Klier ~ 2.525 million
Drew Youngblood ~ 2.42 million
Dan Makowsky ~ 2.15 million
Kia Mohajeri ~1.62 million
Lee Childs ~ 1.45 million

Event 21: 150k Mark

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold'em

Simon Says Set

A couple of players have cracked the 150k mark. Simon Rudin (Monroe Twp., NJ) flops a set of 9s and wins a 50k pot to push his stack to 155k.

Here's a look at some of the other big stacks.

Name-Chip Count

Simon Rudin (Monroe Twp., NJ) 155k
Brian Keane (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) 153k
Joe Lessard (Bethpage, NY) 148k
Eric Olson (Cannon Falls, MN) 140k
Godfrey Ojeator (Mays Landing, NJ) 138k
Gene Castro (New York, NY) 120k
Michael Bernstein (Brooklyn, NY) 120k
Tom Whitmore (Massapequa, NY) 112k
Aaron Carr (New York City, NY) 110k
Vadim Smirnov (Marlboro, NJ) 105k
Don Popowski (Hamilton, NJ) 101k
Mark Dikker (Morganville, NJ) 100k

49 players remain with an average stack of 66k.

Keane 150k Club Member

Iacobellis Doubles Through Childs

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Christian Iacobellis (hijack) got all-in for 930k against Lee Childs (button). Christian's A3 off was up against Lee's pocket Jacks. The board came A 4 2 3 Q and Christian doubled up to ~1.9 million. Lee was left with ~1.75 million.

Final Table

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Seat-Name

1 Kianoosh Mohajeri
2 Lee Childs
3 Ben Klier
4 Ofir Mor
5 Brandon Novena
6 Dwyte Pilgrim
7 Daniel Makowsky
8 Drew Youngblood
9 Christian Iacobellis
10 Jeff Papola

11th place - Sean Nolan - $40,025

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Sean Nolan (bb) got all-in against Jeff Papola (utg). Sean's KQ off was racing against Jeff's pocket 4s. The board came A J 2 3 7 and Jeff doubled up to ~3 million. Sean was left with ~1.05 million.

Sean then was all-in again and called by Brandon Novena. Sean's A6 off was again racing against Brandon's pocket 5s. The board came J 7 4 8 3 and Brandon took the pot. He's up to ~6.56 million.

Sean Nolan

After losing two races in a row, Sean Nolan was eliminated in 11th place, earning $40,025.

The final ten players drew for seats and moved to a single table.

Klier Doubles Through Nolan

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After Sean Nolan raised from the button, Ben Klier moved in from the big blind. Sean called quickly, showing AQ off. Ben held A6 and was badly dominated, but the flop came 543 giving Ben both a flush draw and open-ended straight-draw. It was over on the turn when the 2 fell, completing Ben's straight. The river was the K, improving his hand to a flush.

Ben doubled up to ~2.6 million. Sean was left with ~700k.

Chip Counts

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End of level.
Time for Break.

Chip Counts:
Dwyte Pilgrim ~ 6.25 million
Brandon Novena ~ 5.59 million
Kia Mohajeri ~ 3.46 million
Dan Makowsky ~ 2.88 million
Ofir Mor ~ 2.5 million
Lee Childs ~ 2.5 million
Jeff Papola ~ 2.375 million
Andrew Youngblood ~ 2.2 million
Sean Nolan ~ 1.325 million
Christian Iacobellis ~ 850k
Ben Klier ~ 800k

Dwyte Doubles to the Lead

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Pilgrim Takes Down 6 Million Chip Pot

In the biggest pot of the tournament, Dwyte Pilgrim raises from UTG to 200k. Sean Nolan makes it 560k from MP.

Pilgrim 4-bets to 975k, Nolan shoves all-in and Pilgrim snap calls all-in for 3.1 million chips.

Pilgrim: A A
Nolan: A K

Flop: Q 5 5
Turn: J (Nolan picks up a straight draw)

River: 3s

The Nolan brick gives Pilgrim the 6.3 million pot and the chip lead.

"When you have a 6 million chip pot you gotta make sure it comes clean," says Pilgrim while he high-fives his rail birds.

Pilgrim, a three-time WSOP circuit event winner, is now in position to make a deep as Nolan drops to 1.3 million.

Pilgrim's Ring Bling


12th Place - Vichien Siprajim - $40,025

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Vichien Siprajim

Vichien Siprajim was all-in again against Ofir Mor, again. This time Vichien's A9 suited was in bad shape against Ofir's pocket Kings. The board came J 7 6 4 7 and Vichien's run was over. He finished in 12th place, earning $40,025.

Ofir Mor chipped up to ~2.6 million.

Event 21 Payouts

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold'em

As the 12 pm tournament continues, here's a look at what they're playing for.

Place-Amount

1 $16,971
2 $9,428
3 $5,846
4 $4,714
5 $3,646
6 $3,080
7 $2,483
8 $1,855
9 $1,258
10-12 $818
13-15 $629
16-18 $534
19-27 $471
28-36 $377

Players are on a one hour dinner break with play resuming at 8:40 pm

Mor Doubles; Siprajim Doubles Twice

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On a flop of Q 9 5, Ofir Mor was all-in against Vichien Siprajim. Ofir held pocket 5s and had flopped a set. Vichien held QT for top pair with a flush draw. The last two came 6 A and Vichien missed his draw. Ofir doubled up to about 2 million. Vichien was left with only ~220k.

Soon after, Vichien was all-in with pocket Jacks against Ofir Mor's Q9 off. The board came 6 6 4 K T and Vichien doubled up to about 500k.

Then Vichien was all-in against Lee Childs. Vichien held A4 and was ahead of Lee's KT off. An Ace on the flop was all Vichien needed to double up again. He's back over 1 million.

Siprajim Doubles

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The post dinner break action continues.

Vichien Siprajim is all-in with 6 6 for 390k and Christian Iacobellis calls with A K

The coin flip lands in Siprajim's favor when the 6hits the flop, but he has to sweat the river when the A♠ gives Iacobellis outs.

The river is the 8
and Siprajim doubles-up to stay alive, as Iacobellis drops to 1.9 million.

13th Place: Rick Bordain - $28,351

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Rick 'Nooker' Bordain got all-in for about a million against Brandon Novena. Rick's pocket Tens were ahead of Brandon's AK, but the board came 8 5 2 K J and Brandon took the pot with a pair of Kings.

Rick 'Nooker' Bordain

Rick finished in 13th place, earning $28,351.

Brandon goes from ~5 million to ~6 million chips, extending his lead.

Event 21: Breaking it Down

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold'em

Castro & Mustefa

In the far reaching areas of the Poker Room, the 12 pm tournament continues. As table 16 breaks, Gene Castro and Zem Mustefa trade notes as they disperse to their new seats.

Castro has 40k, while Mustefa's at 25k.

Dinner Time

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The final 13 players have been sent to dinner.

Play will resume at about 6:40pm.

14th Place: John D'Agostino - $28,351

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John D'Agostino

From UTG John D'Agostino shoves 860k all-in and Brandon Novena calls from the button.

D'Agostino: J 9
Novena: A K

Flop: 3A7(pair of aces for Novena)

Turn: 10 (D'Agostino picks up gutshot straight draw)

River: 2

When D'Agostino misses an 8 on the river he's out in 14th place.
Novena extends his chip lead to 5.54 million chips.

Ofir Mor Doubles

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Ofir Mor puts his last 385k all-in with K J vs the A 6 of Christiaan Iacobellis.

The board is 1022Q and Mor needs a king or jack to stay alive.
The river brings salvation with the Kand Mor doubles to ~875k.

Klier drops to 1.1 million as there have been no eliminations during the last two.

There's still 14 players remaining.


Still 14 Players

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An all in on table 1 is watched with anticipation

With 14 players remaining, play has slowed down considerably.  There have been a few all ins, but the shorter stack has survived each time, or the all in as gone uncalled.  With over an hour since our last elimination, everyone in the room is wondering who will be our 14th place finisher.

Pilgrim Chases Novena

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Dwight Pilgrim

Dwight Pilgrim is making a run at the chip lead.  He currently sits with 3.42M, trailing Brandon Novena's stack of about 4.75M.

15th Place: David Grana - $28,351

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David Grana

David Grana got all in on a 63J flop holding AQ vs. Dwight Pilgrim's AJ.  When the turn and river came 2K, Grana was eliminated in 15th place for $28,351.

Event 21: In the Field

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold'em

Summers Lovin' Borgata

With this being the last chance to win a Borgata Poker Open Championship, a lot of recognizable faces are in the field.

Mike Summers (Charlottesville, VA) is looking to add to his second place finish in the $1,500 tournament (Event 14) where he earned $66,130.

Other recognizable faces include James Boyle (Havre De Grace, MD), Gene Castro (New York, NY) and Event 7 ($350 Deep Stack) 4th place finisher Dao Bui (Sterling, VA).

16th Place: Kent Beaver - $18,345

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Kent Beaver, 16th Place

Kent Beaver got the last of his chips in with KQ against the AK of Jeffrey Papola.  When the board fell 68K2A, Beaver was sent to the rail in 16th place, earning $18,345.

The remaining 15 players are now guaranteed $28,351.  They are all on a 10 minute break.

17th Place: Michael Simhai - $18,345

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Michael Simhai, 17th place

Michael Simhai was all in on an 864 flop holding 86 against the 99 of Lee Childs.  Childs got his "one time" when the turn came the 9, leaving Simhai drawing dead.  The river ran out a meaningless ten.  Simhai will receive $18,345 for his 17th place finish.

18th Place: Emad Alabsi - $18,345

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Emad Alabsi was all in on the turn with the board reading Q83K.  Alabsi was open ended holding the JT against the made hand of Vichien Siprajim, who held AQ.  When the river fell the K, Alabsi was sent to the rail in 18th place, collecting $18,345.

Down To Final 18 Players

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Final 18 players

With the elimination of Douglas Kim in 19th place, we are now down to the final 18 players.  Players from table 3 have drawn seats for table 1 and 2, and below are the new seating assignments.  All remaining players are guaranteed $18,345.  33 minutes remain at 20k/40k blinds with a 4k ante.

TABLE 1
Seat 1 - Christian Iacobellis
Seat 2 - Benjamin Klier
Seat 3 - Andrew Youngblood
Seat 4 - Rich Bordian
Seat 5 - Emad Alabsi
Seat 6 - Kianoosh Mohajeri
Seat 7 - Vichien Siprajim
Seat 8 - Lee Childs
Seat 9 - Michael Simhai

TABLE 2
Seat 1 - David Grana
Seat 2 - Ofir Mor
Seat 3 - Dwyte Pilgrim
Seat 4 - Daniel Makowsky
Seat 5 - John D'Agostino
Seat 6 - Kent Beaver
Seat 7 - Sean Nolan
Seat 8 - Jeffrey Papola
Seat 9 - Brandon Novena

19th Place: Douglas Kim - $15,009

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Douglas Kim, 19th place

Douglas Kim has been eliminated in 19th place when his A6 failed to improve against the pocket tens of John D'Agostino.  Kim will earn $15,009 for his finish.

20th Place: Mike Sexton - $15,009

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Mike Sexton does his exit interview

Folded to the small blind, John D'Agostino moved all in, having Mike Sexton well covered.  Sexton called with A5 and had the best hand, D'Agostino holding JT.   When the board ran out Q83JQ, Sexton was eliminated in 20th place for $15,099.

21th Place: Anthony Harb - $15,009

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Anthony Harb

Anthony Harb has been eliminated when his pocket queens fell to the AK of Brandon Novena when a king hit the turn.  Harb will collect $15,009 for his 21st place finish.

Happy Birthday, Mike Sexton!

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As the players were heading on their first 15 minute break of the day, the WPT's Royal Flush Girls sang "Happy Birthday" to a delighted Mike Sexton.

22th Place: Sachin Ramrakhani - $15,009

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Sachin Ramrakhani

Sachin Ramrakhani has been eliminated from the tournament in 22nd place when his pocket fives failed to outrun Rick Bordian's pocket tens.  He will receive $15,009 for his efforts.

Event 21 Is Underway

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold’em

Cards are in the air for the last event at the Borgata Poker Open.  There are over 300 players registered already, with everyone looking for their last chance at a big score before the series wraps up.  Prizepool and payouts will be posted shortly.

23th Place: Kyle Loman - $15,009

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Kyle Loman, 23rd place

Kyle Loman has been eliminated in 23rd place with A7 when Andrew Youngbloo's K8 hit a king on the turn.  Loman will pick up $15,009 for his efforts.

24th Place: Robert Infanzon - $15,009

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Robert Infanzon

25th Place: Olivier Busquet - $15,009

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Olivier Busquet does his exit interview with the WPT

All folded to Olivier Busquet in the small blind, who minraised.  Brandon Novena called from the big blind, and the two saw a K85flop.  Busquet shoved all in, and Novena made the quick call.  Busquet tabled K3♠ and was far behind Novena's 55.  Busquet was drawing dead when the Qhit turn, and the meaningless Q meant Busquet was eliminated in 25th place.

Beaver Doubles Through D'Agostino

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Kent Beaver

Brandon Novena limped in UTG, and John D'Agostino raised from the cutoff to 85k.  Kent Beaver then moved all in from the small blind for 395k.  After a tank from Novena, D'Agostino anogizingly made the call, tabling KQ.  It was a race situation as Beaver held 44.  Beaver dodged the overcards as the board fell 75A73, and he will double up.

Infanzon Doubles Through Iacobellis

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Christian Iacobellis

Robert Infanzon has doubled up when his A9 outran Christian Iacobellis' AK on a 985T6 board.  Infanzon will double up to roughly 750k.

26th Place: Matthew Kolodziej - $15,009

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Matthew Kolodziej, 26th place

Matthew Kolodziej has been eliminated from the tournament in 26th place.  He will collect $15,009 for his efforts.

27th Place: John Leonard - $15,009

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John Leonard got the last of his short stack in with A4 but was called by the AA of Dwyte Pilgrim.  Leonard was unable to improve, and he collect $15,009 for his 27th place finish.

Final 27 Now Playing

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Three tables remain

Day 4 is now underway, with 27 players vying for 6 spots at the televised WPT final table. John Leonard is the short stack with 240,000 chips, but with the blinds at 12k/24k, that's still big blinds. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Brandon Novena is sitting on a stack of 3,343,000. Play has moved from the Events Center to the Poker Room in order for the WPT set to be constructed.

Event 20 Final Results

Borgata Poker Open 2010
Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em
September 21

Entries: 287
Total Buy-In: $86,100

FINAL RESULTS
1. DUBOIS ALAIN (BLAINVILLE, CAN): $23,384
2. KEVIN WAY (WARRINGTON, PA): $13,780
3. SCOTT GIRARD (ALDIE, VA): $7,934
4. ALEXANDER GENTILE (BOHEMIA, NY): $6,430
5. MEIKAT SIU (NEW YORK, NY): $5,011
6. THOMAS BALLA (BELLEROSE, NY): $4,175
7. ANTHONY CASAGRANDE (CORAM, NY): $3,340
8. MICHAEL SHAMMAS (CHESAPEAKE, VA): $2,505
9. RANDY PLUDO (PLYMOUTH MTNG, PA): $1,670
10. EDWARD SHADE (HURRICANE, WV): $1,086
11. SCOTT ISRAEL (PLAINVIEW, NY): $1,086
12. EPHRAIM UZAN (VALLEY STREAM, NJ): $1,086
13. RICA PARRIS (FOLCROFT, PA): $919
14. JEFFREY COUTROULIS (TAMPA, FL): $919
15. SEAN WALLACE (HORSHAM, PA): $919
16. DENNIS THURMAN (FISK, MO): $835
17. TONY MANDIA (COMMACK, NY): $835
18. STEPHEN PAYNE (POCOMOKE CITY, MD): $835
19. PAUL LAM (REGAL PARK, NY): $752
20. JOANNA LEBAN (NEW YORK, NY): $752
21. ANNE CUMMINS (FLORISSANT, CO): $752
22. ALAN CUTER (VERNON HILLS, IL): $752
23. JONATHAN BERNIER (BLAINVILLE, CAN): $752
24. CYRUS SAMII (WASHINGTON, DC): $752
25. BRANDON ALLEN (MIAMI, FL): $752
26. STEPHEN WIENER (DEER PARK, NY): $752
27. DARYL BOATWRIGHT (SICKLERVILLE, NJ): $752

Event 20 Recap

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

After a marathon heads up session, Pierre-Alain Dubois (Montreal, Canada) beat Kevin Way (Warrington, PA) to win the Event 20 title and $23,384.

After they traded chips for more than one hour, the final hand is Dubois with A 5 vs Way's A 10

As the dealer put out the flop, Way was cheering for the "5 of hearts," which clearly would help his opponent.

Flop: 3 Q 5

Way again says, "come on end it, give him the 5 of hearts."

And with the burn and turn, the 5 hit the board and Way was drawing dead. "I can't believe it," says Dubois, "This was supposed to be my last tournament, now I don't know."

Dubois is a family man who felt he's been playing too much poker and wants to spend his time more productively. So when he woke up Tuesday morning, Dubois was in the mindset that he would honor the commitment he gave his friend to play in the tournament, but it would be the last time he'd play poker for awhile.

Now that he's padded his bank account, Dubois said about the decision, "I'll sleep on it, that is if I can get to sleep."

"It was great," said Way, who earned $13,780 for second place, "a lot of fun." Watching Way route for his opponent's cards was refreshing as he genuinely seemed to enjoy the game no matter what the outcome.

"Either way I get what I want," he says, "he either gets his card or I win the hand, which isn't so bad."

It must of felt like deja vu for both players after experiencing a 75 minute bubble to hit the money. Hand-for-hand play had one player, Daryl Boatwright (Sicklerville, NJ) down to one single ante, but he was able to survive his 1k all-in.

Also dodging elimination was Ephy Uzan (Brooklyn, NY), who at one point, earlier in the day, was down to 400 chips. Both Uzan (12th) and Boatwright (27th) survived the bubble and cashed in the event.

Before the dinner break Tony Mandia (Long Island, NY) went on a serious heater and built his stack to 260k for a commanding chip lead. But as they approached he bubble, Mandia came back to the pack and finished 17th.

287 players entered the event which created a total buy-in of $86,100. Notables in the field
included Tyler Patterson (Everett, WA), who won Event 19 and was looking for back-to-back titles. He was joined by Paul Spitzberg (Tenafly, NJ), who finished 2nd in Event 13, but neither player cashed in this event.

Other notables who played, but failed to make the money included: Adam Lippert (Brooklyn, NY), Sheree Bykofsky (Atlantic City, NJ), Gene Castro (New York, NY), Mike Dentale (Brooklyn, NY) and Eric Siegel (Melville, NY)

Event 20 Champion - Dubois

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Pierre-Alain Dubois (Montreal, Canada)
$23,384

Pierre-Alain Dubois was all-in and trailing Kevin Way with A 5 vs A 10, but when the flop and turn each bring a 5, Way is drawing dead and Dubois takes the title.

2nd - Way

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Kevin Way (Warrington, PA)
$13,780

3rd - Girard

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em


Scott Girard (Aldie, VA)
$7,934

Scott Girard moves all-in with A7 vs AJ of Kevin Way. The board runs out AQJK and a ten offers a chop, but when the river bricks, Girard is out in third place.

Way wins the 1.6 million chip pot and is now heads up with Pierre-Alain Dubois.

Chip Counts:

Way: 1.8 million
Dubois: 1 million

Blinds: 40k/80k/5k ante

4th - Gentile

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Alexander Gentile (Bohemia, NY)
$6,430

5th - Siu

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

May Siu (Manhattan, NY)
5th - $5,011

6th - Balla

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Thomas Balla (Bellerose, NY)
$4,175

7th - Casagrande

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Anthony Casagrande (Coram, NY)
$3,340

8th - Shammas

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Michael Shammas (Chesapeake, VA)
$2,505

9th - Pludo

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Randy Pludo (Lafayette Hill, PA)
$1,670

10th - Shade

Event 20: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Edward Shade (Hurricane, WV)
$1,086

End of Day 3 Chip Counts

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They finally busted a player with about 52 minutes remaining in the level so the final 27 bagged up their chips. They will return for day 4 at 11am Wednesday. Play-down will take place in the tournament area in the back of the Poker Room as the Event Center will be under construction as they build the WPT final table set.

Here the the end of day 3 chip counts:

Brandon Novena - 3,343,000
David Grana - 2,224,000
Michael Simhai - 2,032,000
John D'Agostino - 1,933,000
Olivier Busquet - 1,676,000
Lee Childs - 1,579,000
Christian Iacobellis - 1,560,000
Sean Nolan - 1,559,000
Daniel Makowsky - 1,483,000
Dwyte Pilgrim - 1,300,000
Jeff Papola - 1,214,000
Kia Mohajeri - 1,211,000
Average Stack - 1,157,778
Emad Alabsi - 1,000,000
Matthew Kolodziej - 973,000
Ofir Mor - 971,000
Ben Klier - 867,000
Rick 'Nooker' Bordain - 866,000
Andrew Youngblood - 737,000
Mike Sexton - 640,000
Kyle Loman - 637,000
Sachin Ramrakhani - 632,000
Vichien Siprajim - 553,000
Kent Beaver - 550,000
Anthony Harb - 543,000
Doug Kim - 538,000
Robert Infanzon - 385,000
John Leonard - 240,000

Eliminations: 28 to 42

WPT BORGATA POKER OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Place-Name-Amount

28 Saturnino Rodriguez (Rockledge, FL) $13,008
29 Benjamin Johnson (Brooklyn, NY) $13,008
30 Andrew Badecker (Vernon, CT) $13,008
31 Giuseppe Pantaleo (Bielefeld, Germany) $13,008
32 Francis Lamothe (Le Gardeur, Quebec) $13,008
33 Andrew Badecker (Vernon, CT) $13,008
34 Eric Salinas (Greenwich, CT) $13,008
35 Bryan Bindert (Wenonah, NJ) $13,008
36 Jeffrey Gross (Baltimore, MD) $13,008
37 Daniel Fischer (Glassboro, NJ) $11,674
38 Nicholas Binger (Las Vegas, NV) $11,674
39 Jason Tabachnick (Commack, NY) $11,674
40 Sean Knitter(Fox Chase Manor, PA) $11,674
41 Ky Macpherson (Austin, TX) $11,674
42 Antonio "Tony Bagels" Cavezza (Huntington Station, NY) $11,674

Event 20: Final Table

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em

Seat-Name-Chip Count

1 Anthony Casasgrande (Coram, NY) 100k
2 Scott Girard (Aldie, VA) 725k
3 Thomas Balla (Bellerose, NY) 260k
4. Pierre-Alain Dubois (Montreal, Canada) 122k
5. Randy Pludo (Lafayette Hill, PA) 311k
6 Edward Shade (Hurricane, WV) 180k
7 Alexander Gentile (Bohemia, NY) 645k
8 May Siu (Manhattan, NY) 60k
9 Kevin Way (Warrington, PA) 804k
10 Michael Shammas (Chesapeake, VA) 145k