John Zoldak (Staten Island, NY)
John Zoldak got his chips in holding pocket Queens, but ran into Christian Iacobellis' pocket Kings.
The board ran out A 9 9 4 J and Christian's Kings were good. He chipped up to over 5 million.
John Zoldak finished in 8th place, earning $64,337.
At 54 years young, John Zoldak was the elder statesman at this final table. Born and raised in New York he plays here at Borgata frequently.
He finished 6th in a $175 + $25 satellite for the main event, earning $3,400, which was nearly enough to buy his entry. He used that to enter a $700 + $50 satellite, where he won his seat. He basically turned $200 into over $64,000!
His proudest accomplishment outside of poker is earning a Staten Island Service Award for building baseball fields for Youth Baseball.