Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Event 9 Recap

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Barry Levy is your Omaha H/L 8B Borgata champion - again. He defended his title from September 2010 and successfully repeated in this Event. It was a tough field of 113 Omaholics including Gloria Lorusso, Bo Toft, Miami John Cernuto, Jeff Hunter, Ron Schiffman, Paul Spitzberg, Charlie Brahmi, Chris Reslock, Glenn Englebert, and Barry Hartheimer.

11 tables-full of Omaha Hi/Lo action kicked off at 12 noon in the Poker Room. Players started with 12,000 with 30 minute levels.

All of our mixed-game specialists took the felt and battle it out over the course of thirteen hours.
As the money bubble got closer, Gloria Lo Russo and Melissa Burr cat clawed it out for the Last Woman Standing. Gloria won that title and finished overall in 6th place.

After dinner break a most interesting All-Star table formed including Miami John Cenuto, Bill Munley, Charlie Brahmi, Chris Reslock, and Barry Levy. Between all these heavy hitters there were 5 WSOP bracelets along with millions and millions of career earngings under their belts.

Andy Hajohn was the happiest bubble boy I've seen in a while. It was Andy's first ever Omaha tournament and he was proud of his 19th place finish. Impressive run for your first tournament.

It seemed like in the blink of an eye the field went from 18 to a final table of ten.

Final nine included, Barry Levy, Chris Reslock, John Klodie, Gloria LoRusso, Jeff Jerome, Wayne Pineault, Guy Tull, Peter Toft, and Jack Guzdowski.

They say the more chips you have, the more you feel like talking - this was true with Barry who was talking at the table and having fun with the other players.

Once Barry got the chip at the money bubble, experience took over and he never looked back.

2nd and 3rd place put up a fight but just fell short. Jack Guzdowski (Haymarket, VA) captured 2nd for $7,234 while Jeff Jerome from Philly took 3rd for $4,165.

But it was Borgata Barry who basically ran the final table and in the end captured the first place trophy along with the $13,153 prize.

Very impressive back to back Omaha wins for Barry who will go for the three-peat next time.

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