Friday, February 3, 2012

Event 27 Recap

$200 + $30 Deep Stack Semi-Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

Q: What the "Heck" just happened?
A: David Heck (Colts Neck, NJ) just won $16,397 and the Event 27 Borgata Trophy after beating Tim B (Atlanta, GA) heads up.

"I won this for my wife Jeanne and my kids Julianna and Micahel" said David after the victory.

There were two key hands that paved the way with chips for David. First, when there were two tables left, David was all in for his tournament life holding A-J up against KK.
He spiked an ace on the flop then rivered a flush for an exclamation point and monster pot.

The second big hand came when his QQ held up against A-10 for a crucial final table double up which brought David close to the chip lead. Queens holding up became significant and tension-filled because they fell twice in back to back hands, both times to KK and to the same winner. Talk about exciting Groundhog Day drama.

Kevin Way held the Kings back to back to beat QQ back to back. Kevin finished in 3rd place for $5,649. The losers were Jordon Meadow and Borgata legend Harold Wolper. Both had a ton of chips and both shipped them Oneway, to Kevin Way.

This was a fast, fun, exciting tournament that gave players 25,000 chips to work with.

Among the 313 Borgata players who jumped into the fray and tried to be amongst the lucky 36 who shared the $62,600 Total Buy-in included Gene Castro, James Boyle, Ryan Eriquezzo, Marguerite Spagnuolo, Ben Geller, Omar Akataxi, and Leo Goldberger who finished 5th for $3,524.

But the man who stacked over 5 million chips and took down this Event was David Heck who was a little surprised that before he became final table chip leader the big stacks kept challenging and felting each other out the door in the donkament.

Heck took 2nd place in the 2010 Spring Poker Open for more money, but today's Borgata $16,397 score is his first, first place victory ever and first poker trophy.

Final Table Results


1. David Heck (Colts Neck, NJ) - $16,397
2. Tim B. (Atlanta, GA) - $9,110
3. Kevin Way (Upper Pottsgrove, PA) - $5,649
4. Matthew Piccolo (Dumont, NJ) - $4,556
5. Leo Goldberger (Brooklyn, NY) - $3,524
6. Howard Wolper (Atlantic City, NJ) - $2,975
7. Jordon Meadow (Poughkeepsie, NY) - $2,399
8. Jack Pomeranc (Wayne, NJ) - $1,791
9. Albert Linton (Baltimore, MD) - $1,214
10. Matthew Jacobi (North Carolina) - $789

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