Lee Fama (Brooklyn, NY)
Lee Fama played two events during the 2012 Borgata Winter Poker Open and he cashed well in both.
First he finished 21st in the Championship for $12,400 and now finished 5th for $3,457.
Today he was the chip leader for a good percentage of the day. "I had 290,000 early on then took four bad beats" said Lee.
Later in the tournament he lost 400,000 when his AA's were cracked and his QQ was run down by A-Q.
Fama didn't give up and played some great short stack poker at the final table moving up cash payout spots.
He got his short stack in with A-4 and had two overs against Walton's 3-3.
Board ran 8-8-7-Q-6.
For a moment Lee thought he had A-7 and the win but quickly realized his fate.
Sheree folded Q-8 on the button and would have turned a full-house.
Lee Fama finished in 5th Place earning $3,457.