Monday, November 14, 2011

Event 8: Rack and Roll

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

Tommy Taking Over Grey Chips

The remaining four tables in the Signature Room are now in the Poker Room as the final 73 players are now all together.

Tommy Flanagan (Brooklyn, NY) is the chip leader with 725k, no other player has more than 500k as the next closest are Harry Zhou (Baltimore, MD) and Colin Maneval (Boston, MA), who are just shy of the half-million chip mark.

The average stack is 196k (20 BB) as blinds are up to 5k/10k/1k and we're 19 spots from the money

Event 9: Elite Eight Chip Counts

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Mystery Player X is out in 9th place for $986.

The final 8 chip counts is as follows:

Seat 1...Barry Levy...370,000
Seat 2...Chris Reslock...140,000
Seat 3...Gloria LoRusso...200,000
Seat 4...Jeff Jerome...90,000
Seat 5...Wayne pineault...140,000
Seat 6...Guy Tull...160,000
Seat 7...Peter Toft...110,000
Seat 8...Jack Guzdowski...216,000

Still a lot of poker left in this tournament at least for the next two levels.

Event 9: 10th Place - Klodie

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

John Klodie (Brigantine, NJ)

John finished top three in this event last April. Whereas he didn't finish quite as well he was still happy that he didn't lose. John plays at Borgata daily as he lives in Brigantine, NJ. He also works in between poker as a broker for a moving company.

John Klodie finshed in 10th Place earning $877.

Event 9: Final Table

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Final Table of Ten

Seat: Player
1. Barry Levy
2. Chris Reslock
3. Mystery X
4. John Klodie
5. Gloria LoRusso
6. Jeff Jerome
7. Wayne Pineault
8. Guy Tull
9. Peter Toft
10. Jack Guzdowski

Barry Levy is the chip leader going into the final table with 390,000.

Event 9: Tournament Cut In Half

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

We're now at a final table of ten.

Short stacks busted so quickly tough to get all the hands so here are their names.

18th...Avner "Papa" Levy (Boca Ratan)...$658
17th...John Hunter (Bronx, NY)...$658
16th...Daniel Maisano (Arlington, VA)...$658
15th...David Kornhauser (Morganville, NJ)...$767
14th...Dennis Meador (College Park, MD)...$767
13th...Arthur Mitchell (Pasadena, TX)...$767
12th...Jinglin Chen (Bayside, NY)...$877
11th...Barry Hart (New York, NY)...$877

Congrats to the final ten players who all have made the final table.

Event 8: High Cheese Stakes Poker

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

Christopher "Cobra" Larrea (South Philly) was down to 3500. Don't forget this is a deep stack where everyone started with 25,000.

Larrea battle back to re-build now at 150,000.

"I just kept grinding" said the Cobra.

Christopher works at Famous Pats Steaks in South Philadelphia.

We will expect some steaks wit wiz for all the bloggers in the 2012 Borgata Winter Poker Open.

Event 8: 90 Strong

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

Five tables of ten in Borgata Poker Room and Four tables of ten in The Signature Room.

90 players all vying for the $202,200 Total Buy-In. Top 54 make the cake with 54th place earning lucky # $777.

Chip Leaders:
Cuong Phung...442,000
Harry Zhou...440,000
Josh Mischel...420,000
Scottie Mayhem...385,000
Stephen Rodriquez...365,000
Henry Berberian...300,000

14,300,000 total chips in play.

Blinds are 4000 / 8000 with 500 antes.

Event 9: Final Two Tables

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Table 1:
1. Jeff Jerome...23,000
2. John Hunter...9,000
3. Wayne Pineault...148,000
4. Guy Tull...88,000
5. Barry Levy...215,000
6. Jack Guzdowski...163,000
7. Daniel Maisano II...101,000
8. Mystery X...64,000
9. Barry Hart...74,000

Table 2:
1. Gloria LoRusso...118,000
2. Chris Reslock...147,000
3. Dennis Meador...2,000
4. John Klodie...37,000
5. Avner "Papa" Levy...19,000
6. Arthur Mitchell...20,000
7. Jinglin Chen...13,000
8. David Kornhauser...12,000
9. Peter Toft...97,000

Players are on a ten minute break.

Average stack is 75,555.

Barry Levy is your chip leader.

Event 9: Bubble Boy

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Andy Hajohn had eight lives instead of nine. He makes a cordial exit as the tournament bubble boy out in 19th place for $0.

Other players enjoyed playing with Andy realizing it was his first ever Omaha. Some said he was very polite.

Hjohn told me he had lots of fun. His set of sixes fell short against Gloria LoRusso hitting Broadway on the river. Because we were in hand for hand play, the other two tables had gathered around to watch the final bubble busto.

Bill Munley busted just short of the money and says hi to his girlfriend Gudi following the blog in Spain. Munley looking to play better in the upcoming Borgata H.O.R.S.E. and Stud tournaments.

Event 8: Let's Dance

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

Berlin's Bluff

Nachman Berlin (Brooklyn, NY) and Ryan Eriquezzo (Danbury, CT) are trading three and four bet bluffs.

After Eriquezzo shows a K 3 offsuit, Berlin shows the table 10 7 to take down a pot.

Eriquezzo is a Borgata veteran, while Berlin finished runner-up in the $1,500 tournament at this year's WSOP.

Twelve tables remain, 6 each in the Signature and Poker Rooms, as 115 players. The plan is to move the SR players across the hall as the money bubble approaches.

Players are on a 15 minute break to color up the black (100) chips and when play resumes blinds will be 3k/6k/500 ante.

Event 9: Last Woman Standing

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Andy Hajohn & Gloria LoRusso

Gloria LoRusso (Brigantine, NJ) is the Last Woman Standing and just three from the money as we're down to 21 players on three tables.

"I'm ready to attack and win it all" laughed Gloria who confessed that first she wants to make and survive the cash.

Andy Hajohn knows how to survive. He just had his last 4,000 in the middle with three callers.
Whew, Andy had the only flush and quadrupled his stack.

"This is my first ever Omaha tournament" said and excited Andy.

Event 8: Hungry Like The Wolf

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

Mike Wolf doubles thru Ryan Meyers over on Table 39.

Mike three-bet for 20,000 - Ryan called.

Flop of 933♣ fell and Ryan lead out for 24,000. Mike shipped 84,500 total and was called.

Wolf's AQ vs. Ryan's 55♣.

No more diamonds fell from the sky but Wolf did manage to river a queen to save his tournament life.

Wolf who finished 9th in Event 3 ($400 NLH) now has 200,000 while Ryan Meyers has chipped down to around 100,000.

Event 8: Aces Hold

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

S-Rod Knocks Out Two

Stephen Rodriquez (Staten Island, NY) is in a big pot and somehow his aces hold.

Rodriquez is up against pocket 7s and pocket Ks and neither of his opponents pick up a sweat.
The hand launches Rodirquez to more than 150k as he busts two players.

Austen Johnson shows pocket before he gets out of the way, but he too would've been a casualty.

Event 9: Oma"aha" Table

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

After dinner there are four tables fighting it out, all trying make it to the cash. Remember, only the top 18 get paid.

One table has a ton of star-power. The following five players have a total of 5 World Series of Poker bracelets and have won over 6 million in lifetime poker earnings. What?

In seat-2, Miami John Cernuto (Las Vegas, NV) - 3WSOP bracelets.
In seat-3 Bill "Bumperino" Munley - 1st in Borgata 7 Card Stud April 14th, 2011 SPO.
In seat-5 Charlie Brahmi (Ventnor, NJ) - 1WSOP bracelet.
In seat-6 Chris Reslock (Atlantic City, NJ) - 1WSOP bracelet, 1.72 million career earnings.
In seat-7 Barry Levy (Brooklyn, NY) - 1st in Borgata Hi/Lo 8 or Better Sept. 13, 2010 BPO.

John Cernuto & Bill "Bumperino" Munley

Miami John is the short stack at the table and Barry Levy is the table chip leader with 120,000.

Actually, looks like Levy is the tournament chip leader.

He's loose, having fun and ready to take down Event 9.

Event 8: Chip Leaders/Play Resumes

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

The big stacks as play resumes:

Cuong Phung 338k (shout out to wife Thuy)
Scott Eininger 300k
Ian McKenzie 276k
Mike Devinsky 250k (shout out to his parents 30th anniversary)
Joe McElwee 238k
Ellis Wong 187k
Stephen Rodriquez 187k

Notable Players Still Alive - Signature Room

Cuong Phung
Stephen Rodriquez
Ellis Wong
Nancy Martin
Mike "Nose" Castaldo
Tony "OG" Shurilla
Nancy Martin
Marguerite Spagnuolo
Steve Ryan
Wendy Rubin
Austen Johnson
Ryan Eriquezzo
Steve Berlin
Leo G
Adam "Lippy" Lippert

Notable Players Still Alive - Poker Room

Scott Eininger
Ian McKenzie
Little Man Sica

Event 8: Numbers Game

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

Number of Entrants: 572
Players Remaining: 140
Chips In Play: 14.3 million

Average Stack: 102k (34 BB)
Big Stack: 338k (113 BB)

Play Resumes: 8:25 pm
Blinds: 1,500/3k/400 ante

Total Buy-In: $200,200
First Prize: $48,351
Places Paid: 54

Event 8: Big Hand Before Dinner

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

Phung (left) Waits for Opponent to Make the Call

Cuong Phung (Atlantic City, NJ) wins a 230k pot on the last hand before dinner and has the chip lead with 338k.

The board is 4♣ 8 8 J♠ 8♠

A player in early position bets 30k, and Phung comes over the top for 50k more. The initial bettor tanks says, "guess I won't be a chip leader any more," as he drops 10 grey chips into the pot.

Phung shows J♣ 5 for a full house and his opponent folds, dropping to less than 200k.

Players on a 45 minute break and resumes at 8:25 pm.

Event 9: Dinner Break

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Number of Entrants: 113
Players Remaining: 42
Chips In Play: 1.4 million

Average Stack: 32k (8 big bets)
Big Stack: 59k (15 big bets)

Play Resumes: 8:15 pm
Next Limits: 2k/4k

Total Buy-In: $45,200
First Prize: $13,153
Places Paid: 658

Random Chip Stacks

Mystery Raiser X 59k
Charlie Brahmi 55k
Barry Levy 50k
Bill Munley 48k
Melissa Burr 36k
Chris Reslock 34k

Event 8: Hungry for a Break

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

Players in both the Poker and Signatures Room just finished their break and are 30 minutes from dinner.

Poker Room Players Still Remaining

Howard Wolper
Little Man Sica
Ben Klier
Scott Eininger
Jamie Kerstetter
Yat Cheng

Level 13 (1,200/2,400/300 ante) is underway.

Event 9: Ladies Looking Good

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Burr & Lo Russo

The two big stacks in the room are both from Brigantine, NJ as Gloria Lo Russo and Melissa Burr are both at 62k.

Mystery Raiser X is at 50k as 55 players remain with an average stack of 25k (10 big bets).

Limits are up to 1,200/2,400.

Event 8: Poker Room Big Stack

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

Harry has Chips

Because the tournament tables are in two rooms, it's tough to keep an eye on the chip leaders.

The big stack on the Poker Room side is Harry Zhou (Baltimore, MD), who's at 240k, while Ian McKenzie (Ship Bottom, NJ) is at 217k.

Level 12 (1k/2k/300 ante) is underway with Brian Muldrow in the Signature Room sitting with 300k.

Event 9: Payouts

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

Entries: 113
Total Buy-In: $45,200

Place - Amount

1st $13,153
2nd $7,234
3rd $4,165
4th $3,508
5th $2,631
6th $2,192
7th $1,754
8th $1,315
9th $986
10-12 $877
13-15 $767
16-18 $658

Event 8: Level Up

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

Blinds are up to 800/1,600 with 200 antes.

The tournament clock is now being updated as tables break.  It says 24 tables remain, 240 players remain.  Ten of those tables are in the Signature Room -- the rest are over in the Poker Room.

Brian Muldrow continues to lead in the Signature Room.  He's up to about 300k.

Event 9: Anonymous Leader

$400 + $50 Omaha H/L

The chip leader's name may be a mystery, but his chip count is not. Mystery Raiser X has 49k and is at the same table with Wayne Pineault (Shrewsbury, NJ), who's second in chips with 37k.

Right behind them is Charlie Brahmi (Ventnor, NJ), who has 36k.

Level 10 (800/1,600 limits) is underway.

Event 8: Payouts

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

Entries: 572
Total Buy-In: $200,200

Place - Amount

1st    $48,351
2nd  $27,187
3rd   $17,477
4th   $13,885
5th   $10,875
6th     $8,933
7th     $7,088
8th     $5,535
9th     $3,884
10-12 $2,525
13-15 $1,942
16-18 $1,456
19-27 $1,068
28-36    $971
37-45    $874
46-54    $777

Leaderboard Update (11/14)

Borgata Fall Poker Open Leaderboard Update

By participating in any Borgata Fall Poker Open event (November 9-23, 2011), players will earn points based upon the Borgata Poker Tournament Leaderboard Formula.

Winners will be announced Monday, November 28:
  • 1st Place: $3,500 entry into Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event (January 29 - February 3, 2012) 
  • 2nd - 4th Place: Apple iPod Touch 
  • 5th - 7th Place: Keurig coffee maker 
  • 8th - 10th Place: Nikon digital camera
    Below are the top scores for the Borgata Fall Poker Open Leaderboard contest through November 13th events* (Final Results from events 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 22 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
    205.350 PTS:  ERIC DOERR (NEWARK, DE)

    Event 8: 30 Tables Remaining

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

     Signature Room Action

    Made a quick pass through the Poker Room and they still have 16 tables in action over there, so there are 30 tables total between both rooms.

    That means fewer than 300 players remain in the hunt. 

    Event 8: Time to Check the Tweets

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

    The ups and down of tournament poker: 

    Eli_Loewenthal Eli Loewenthal
    At third break of day haven't got going at all. Have 24,400 going into 600/1200/200 #needchippies

    D_Dayy Nelson Robinson
    31k after 2nd break, 600/1200/200. #peacefullygrinding

    YoungOrson Orson Young
    I got got. Cash time.

    X18robbase Robby Devries
    On break going to level 10! 600/1200 , sitting on 61k

    Hutch3276 Brian O'Donoghue
    19k going to 600/1200 200a #pxfsweat

    PhilPhan99 Jonathan Rice
    Break time...61800 going to 600-1200

    TooBusyWINNING Chris Kusha
    Break #3, have 72k, 2nd biggest stack at my table chipleader has 75-80k. Blinds going up to 600/1200/200
    Play resumed after the break with level 10, blinds 600/1,200 with 200 antes.

    Event 8: Break Time

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

    End of level 9 and time for a 15 minute color-up break as the green 25 chips are removed from play.

    Kevin Saul busted out shortly before the end of the level when he got his chips in with AQ, but was beat by an AT that made a Ten-high straight. 

    133 players are still alive in the Signature Room.

    Event 8: Profitable Fold

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

    Maio (left) Describes the Action as Jon Diolosa & Celeste (right) Listen

    It's a wild and crazy hand where a player, who tries to fold, is forced back into the hand by the tournament director and the ruling helps him increase his chip stack.

    The flop of A♠ 7♠ 8 creates a ton of action and it goes down like this:

    Anthony Maio (Jamison, PA) opens for 2,500
    Steve Celeste (Howell, NJ) raises to 11k
    Seat 1 moves all in for 65k
    Celeste says, "call" out of turn before Maio acts, and that's when the fun begins.

    Maio eventually calls and is all in for only 25k, but when the hands are tabled Celeste sees he's in big trouble.

    Seat 1: 8 8♣ (set of 8s)
    Maio: A 8♠ (top two pairs)
    Celeste: A 7 (top and bottom two pairs)

    Celeste asks for an official ruling to see if his out of turn call is binding and if he can now fold.

    After TD Tab Duchateau is summoned from the Signature Room across the hall, the fact that Maio has less chips doesn't change the action and Celeste, who actually tried to put his cards into the muck, was committed to calling the 65k.

    Turn: Q (Seat 1 is 98% favorite to win the hand)

    River: A♣

    The case ace hits the river, the table explodes, and just like that seat 1 is out the door as he loses to both full houses.

    Maio wins the main pot of 80k, while Celeste takes down the side pot of 80k and can't believe that, despite losing the main pot, adds 15k to his stack.

    "I tried to fold, but they wouldn't let me," says Celeste.

    Seat 1 is left wondering what could've been as a 160k pot slips through his fingers with the turn of one card.

    Event 8: Dropping Like Flies

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

    Brian Muldrow is up to about 210k now and still appears to be leading among the players in the Signature Room.

    Of course the number of those players is dropping fast.

    Down to 14 tables here now, plus whatever is left over in the Poker Room.

    Event 8: Latest Departures

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

    160 players remain in the Signature Room. 

    Matt Wantman tweets that's he's up to 140k, thanks to his AK winning a race against pocket Queens.

    Gordon Eng
    Aaron Massey
    Amanda Musumeci
    Christian Harder

    Event 9: High Limit Omaha

    $400 + $50 Omaha H/L

    Grubb (left) bets as Levy (right) and Others Watch

    The Borgata Poker Room is packed, so one Omaha table was placed in the high limit room. "Only the good players are back here," quips Tom Bessoir (New York, NY).

    "Or the one's who registered late," adds Barry Levy (Brooklyn, NY).

    The table also features Borgata veteran Dave Grubb (Mays Landing, NJ) and is on the endangered list as it's about to break.

    Event 9: Chip Leaders

    $400 + $50 Omaha H/L

    Ken Catching Cards

    Ken Kalkbrenner (Shamong Twp., NJ) has the chip lead with 32k. He's a bar manager playing in his first ever Borgata tournament. He says it's where "bankroll and opportunity," meet.

    Couple of heavy hitters are also chipping up in Chris Reslock (29k) and Barry Levy (22k).

    Level 7 (400/800 limits) is underway.

    Event 8: Signature Room Chip Leader

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

    It is impossible to say who the overall chip leader is, with tables split between two rooms, but it is safe to say that Brian Muldrow (Auburn, NY) is the chip leader among the tables in the Signature Room.

     Brian Muldrow

    He's up to about 165k, more than six times the starting stack of 25k, and about 275 big blinds.

    There are 17 tables still in action here in the Signature Room.

    Now the Tweet that everyone's been waiting for:

    Tab Duchateau
    Looks like 572 for todays $400. Over 48k for 1st.

    Event 8: The Wheels On The Bus Go....

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

    James 'Suits' Salters is one of the more recognizable regulars here at Borgata.  His ubiquitous suits, the source of his nickname, make him one of the best dressed among poker players.

     James 'Suits' Salters

    So it seems strange that Steve Ryan, another regular, wouldn't notice the nicely dressed patron riding the bus with him this morning.

    Apparently they sat next to each other on the bus for an hour without knowing it.  Then they get to Borgata and they're both seated at table 1 in the Signature Room (although not seated next to each other).


    Event 8: Tales From the Twitter-Verse

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

    Here are the latest tales from the Twitter-verse:

    PhilPhan99 Jonathan Rice
    End of reentry...37825...not an easy table but not awful either
    KevinSauLivePro Kevin Saul
    Fuck me just made a flush vs AA in 45k pot, he made aces full. Last chance to re-enter
    X18robbase Robby Devries
    On break about to start level 7 soon! 34k lost a few pots! Alot of people pushing all in to rebuy in that level!
    TooBusyWINNING Chris Kusha
    Rebuy period is over, I've quietly chipped up to 30.8k.
    Hutch3276 Brian O'Donoghue
    Busted, reentered. 25k going to 300/600 #pxfsweat
    poochpoker Joe Cappuccio
    22.5K 300/600/75 re-entry over
    D_Dayy Nelson Robinson
    40 minute levels now, 300/600/75 I have 25k

    Event 8: Little Man Leads (?)

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

    Following level 6, players were sent on break and this was their last chance to register or re-enter this event.

    Play has resumed with level 7, blinds 300/600 with 75 antes.  Levels are now 40 minutes long.

     Little Man Sica

    Just before the break I discovered that Mike 'Little Man' Sica, who is seated over in the Poker Room, is up to 100k and might be the chip leader.

    I also ran into Christian Harder, 2011 Borgata Poker Open Heads-Up Champion, who just arrived and late-registered for this event.

    20 tables remain active in the Signature Room with another 18 or so over in the Poker Room.

    Event 9: Grinding Away

    $400 + $50 Omaha H/L  

    11 tables-full of Omaha Hi/Lo action in the Poker Room.

    Esther 'E-Tay' Taylor has joined the fray.  She's sharing the felt on table 8 with Miami John Cernuto and
    Ron 'schifty' Schiffman.

    Currently in level 5 with limits of 200/400.

    Due to the limit format and split-pot possibilities, it takes a bit longer for players to start busting out of this event.

    Event 8: Also In The Field

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

    Previously unmentioned notable players in the field:

    Larry Gold
    Mike Devinsky
    Amanda Musumeci

    Amanda won event 2 ($30k) and joins these other Fall Open winners in today's event:
    Mike Lydon - event 1 ($84k)
    Harry Korotki - event 5 ($39k)

    Event 8: Too Close to Call

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

    There are a couple of players in the Signature Room with about 80k in chips.  One of those is Leo G.

     Leo G

    When I inquired how he got all those chips, he replied "at gunpoint".  It actually took a couple of hands.  He made a full house and doubled up, then called an all-in holding pocket Jacks on a Ten-high flop.  His opponent had AT (top/top) and was busted.

    With about 20 tables still active in the Poker Room, it is too early to call a chip leader, but 80k sounds pretty good (more than triple the starting stack).

    Event 8: Out and In Again

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

    Level 5 blinds are 150/300 with 25 antes.

    James Boyle was bounced from the Signature Room when Steve Ryan flopped quads.  Steve is up to about 36k and James is on his second buy-in and now seated over in the Poker Room.

    Greg Glassman has also fired his second bullet, hoping for better results.

    Also in the Poker Room:

    Ara Melikian
    James Boyd
    DJ Whorley

    Event 9: More Omaholics

    $400 + $50 Omaha H/L 

    They've opened table 11 and seated 2010 Borgata Poker Open Omaha Hi/Lo champ Barry Levy there.

    Paul Spitzberg and Charlie Brahmi are sharing the felt on table 2.

    Also present:
    Chris Reslock
    Glenn Englebert
    Barry 'SushiboyNYC' Hartheimer

    Currently in level 3 with limits of 100/200.

    Event 8: Time For Tweets

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

    After three levels of play, players were rewarded with a break.  Here are some of their tweets: 

    Gordon Eng

    1st break have 12500 fr 25k lol I'm the fish today
    Kevin Saul

    1st break borgata $400 re-entry deep stack, 24,675 from 25k start love my table
    Brian O'Donoghue
    29k on first break
    Chris Kush
    Back at 25k starting stack after first break. Table is tough so I'm playing a little more conservative than usual.
    Jonathan Rice
    Should have 35k but two bad rivers have me at 23500...dont think Ive made a mistake yet

    Play resumed with level 4, blinds 100/200.

    Event 9: Omaholics

    $400 + $50 Omaha H/L 

    They're into level two, limits 50/100, in the Omaha event with ten tables nearly full in the Poker Room.

    These are the folks I recognized over there:

    Gloria Lorusso
    Bo Toft
    Miami John Cernuto
    Jeff Hunter
    Ron Schiffman

    Event 8: Late Arrivals & Re-Entries

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

    Marguerite Spagnuolo has arrived and taken her seat in the Signature Room.

    Ryan Eriquezzo has landed at table 16 with Tony 'muscles' Campagna.

    Orson Young busted out and has re-entered, winding up at table 15 with May Sui.**

    Tony Sinishtaj busted out and asked the dealer for a re-entry ticket, so I expect to see him again soon.

    ** Two minutes after I posted this, Orson Young was walking out the door with a re-entry ticket in hand.

    Event 9: Omaha Underway

    $400 + $50 Omaha H/L

    This is the second Omaha tournament of the Borgata Fall Poker Open, but this time it's Omaha Hi/Lo, which is played in Limit format.

    Players began with 12,000 chips and levels are 30 minutes long.

    Limits for level 1 are 25/50.

    This is a one day event, so they'll play as long as it takes tonight to determine a winner.

    Event 8: Poker Room Rockin'

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

    Blinds are up to 75/150 (level 3).

    Popped over to the poker room to check them out.  They're opening tables 46 & 47 now to accomodate more players.

    I also witnessed the arrival of Harry Korotki, who won event #5 just 16 hours ago.  "I just find this so relaxing" he said as he settled into his seat at table 44. 

    Also spotted in the crowd:
    Doug Rosen
    Matthew Piccolo
    Tommy Colamaria
    Howard Wolper
    Kevin Saul
    Antony Maio
    Mike 'Little Man' Sica
    Doug Lovelace

    Still about 20 people in line at registration, but some of those must be for  the Omaha Hi/Lo event starting at noon.

    Event 8: Signature Seats Filling

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

    More players are piling into the Signature Room to fill out the 25 tables here (except the 10 seats which are held for early re-entries).  About 20 tables over in the Poker Room.

    There are also about 25-30 people standing in line at registration (there is a separate line for re-entries).

    Faces in the crowd:
    Adam Lippert
    Son Nguyen
    Wendy Rubin
    Nachman Berlin
    Greg Glassman
    Nancy Martin
    Steven Levy
    Mark Sykes
    Mike Lydon (winner of event 1 and currently sits atop the Borgata Leaderboard)
    Wooyang Lin
    May Siu
    Leo G
    Phil Neiman
    James 'Suits' Salters

    Event 8: Early Birds

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

    I spotted these familiar names/faces who were seated and ready to rock and roll early today:

    Steve Ryan
    James Boyle
    Tony Sinishtaj
    Tony Shurilla
    Gordon Eng
    Charlie Marchese
    Arkadiy Tsinis
    Bob Santilli
    Austen Johnson

    And via Twitter:  (keep those tweets coming - include 'Borgata' somewhere in your tweets)
    Joe Cappuccio
    Nelson Robinson
    Brian O'Donoghue
    Chris Kusha

    Tables 1-25 are in the Signature Room.  26+ are in the Poker Room.

    Event 8: Cards Fly

    $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)  $100,000 GUARANTEED

    Today's main event is another Deep Stack Re-Entry event, which carries a $100,000 guarantee on the total buy-ins. 

    Deep Stack - 25,000 chips to start

    Re-Entry - players can re-enter as many times as they want for the first six levels.

    Levels - 30 minutes during the re-entry period (6 levels) then 40 minutes.

    Level 1 blinds are 25/50.  Cards are in the air!

    This is a two day event, so they'll play until about 2am, then call it a night, returning at noon Tuesday.

    Monday, November 14

    Today's Events (Poker Room/The Signature Room)

    11AM: Event 8 - $350 + $50 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
    $100,000 GUARANTEED

    • Players start with 25,000 in tournament chips 
    • Players that "bust" within first 6 Levels may Re-Enter (unlimited Re-Entries)
    • Levels 1-6: each will last 30 minutes | Levels 7+: each will last 40 minutes
    • 2-Day event
    12PM: Event 9 - $400 + $50 Omaha H/L 8B
    • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips 
    • Levels will last 30 minutes each 
    • 1-Day event
    3PM: Event 30 - $200 + $30 Survivor No Limit Hold'em
    • Players start with 10,000 in tournament chips 
    • Approximately 1 in 10 wins $2,000 CASH
    • Levels will last 25 minutes each 
    • 1-Day event
    7PM: Event 31 - $100 + $20 + $100 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) 
    • Players start with 10,000 in tournament chips 
    • This is a Bounty No Limit Hold'em tournament.  Players must have their Bounty Chip clearly displayed in order to remain active in tournament.
    • Players that "bust" within the first 6 Levels may Re-Enter (unlimited Re-Entries)
    • Levels will last 20 minutes each 
    • 1-Day event