$350 + $50 + $100 Black Chip Bounty NLH
The second bounty tournament of the Borgata Fall Poker Open set sail at 11AM in Borgata Poker Room. Players love that in addition to the $87,850 Total Buy-In, each knock out gets you a black chip ($100) that goes straight to your bankroll.
From a field of 251 players only one person captured all of the 3,012,000 chips along with the $23,861 first place prize. That person was Johannsy Joseph from Spring Valley, NY.
He had to take down a field that included heavy hitter regulars such as Gionni Demers, James Boyle, Kalid Ali, Larry Gold, Sheree Bykofsky, Dave Zeitlen, Adam Lippert, Leanne Rosenblatt, Arkadiy Tsinis, Austen Johnson, Nachman Berlin, Mike Sica, Josh Brikis, and Dave Zeitlin.
Killer feature table formed consisting of Sheree Bykofksy, Larry Gold, and Austen Johnson.
There were three quick eliminations after the dinner break making Stuart Nelson (Atlantic, NC) on the rail as the bubble boy. Joe Manganiello (Cranford, NJ) was the first player to cash in 27th place earning $767.
The final table of ten included Johannsy Joseph, Justin Friedman, Pearce Arnold, Leonardo Palermo, William Kakon, Kenneth Brown, Dennis Roitman, Viet Nguyen, Jeff Edgerton, and Andrew Interdonato.
Six players made a fairly quick final table exit then Joseph, Arnold, Palermo, and Interdonato got down and played some serious poker.
Third place honors and $8,095 was awarded to Leonardo Palermo (Tom's River, NJ) while 2nd Place for $14,060 went to Andrew Interdonato. Andrew gained a huge chip lead during heads up play then lost a couple key hands, called for a miracle river to comeback again, then ran into a run of luck from Joseph. Interdonato was the top bounty hunter with 12 knock-outs.
Once again congratulations to our big winner, Johannsy Joseph who wishes his Pop a happy birthday today and has won the top prize and trophy in honor of all his friends and those who have supported him along the way.
Ten $100 bounties for Johannsy are added to his $23,861 payday. Great job surviving the 18 hour tournament - you're the only player who gets to keep his original bounty chip.