$200 + $30 + $100 Black Chip Bounty NLH
The final Event in the 2012 Borgata Winter Poker Open is in the books with Daniel Lupo beating Charles Walton heads up for the $16,131 1st place prize and the engrave trophy.
Daniel pocketed 14 $100 bounties and admitted that his hands held up and that "it's better to be lucky than good". He credits his favorite dealer Michael with dishing him big hands at the right time.
Michael dealt the final hands of the night which were key for Dan's win. First he hit trip tens when his A-10 was up against Sheree Bykofsky's A-J pre-flop to knock her out in 3rd Place. Next he hit four diamonds to go with his pair of 99's to four flush Charles Walton (Philadelphia, PA).
With an affordable $200 + $30 buy in, 297 players jumped in taking their shot at the $59,400 Total Buy-In prize. Only 27 would make the cash.
Some recognizable Bounty-hunters included: Anthony Caruso, Fritz Stoner, David Heck (winner of event 27), Matthew Jacobi (10th in event 27), Adam Varrenti, Andrew Klein, Grace Sun, Howard Wolper, James Boyle, and Leanne Rosenblatt who finished 21st for $519.
But Dan was the man who won over 4,000,000 tournament chips and survived a long, tight, tough final table showdown.
"I'm exhausted" said Dan who only got three hours of sleep then played 17 hours of poker to win Event 28 to the tune of $16,131.
Final Table Results
1st - Daniel Lupo (Lopatcong, NJ) -$16,131
2nd - Charles Walton (Philadelphia, PA) - $9,505
3rd - Sheree Bykofsky (Atlantic City, NJ) - $5,473
4th - Robert Leininger Jr. (N. Cape May, NJ) - $4,437
5th - Lee Fama (Brooklyn, NY) - $3,457
6th - Massoud Nooralian (Falls Church, VA) - $2,881
7th - Louis Galasso (Cranbury, NJ) - $2,305
8th - Micahel Wuest (Sicklerville, NJ) - $1,729
9th - Vincent Vulaj (Bronx, NY) - $1,152
10th - John Whiting (Philadelphia, PA) - $749