$200 + $30 DS Semi Turbo NL (2 Re-Entry)
Event 13 got off to a roaring start at 11am this morning with players re-entering up to two times during the first six levels. When the entries were counted, 288 turbo ready players paid into the $57,600 Total Buy in. The top prize everyone was after came in at $15,644 and the man who won the tournament and took home all the cake was Aaron Dillard. And he did it after popping 9 benedryls to aid his severe allergies. “The hardest part for me was staying awake” said Dillard.
The rest of the field was wide awake and looking to make the top 27 and the cash.
WSOP-bracelet regulars Mike 'Little Man' Sica and Jason Young both turned out for this event but failed to cash. Also joining the field today were some Borgata Spring Poker Open champs: Gil Sacks (event 2 winner), James Casement, Jr. (event 6 winner), and
Alek Givotovsky (event 8 winner). And lets not forget about Mirsad Kovaci, Frank Gangemi, Gordon Eng, Larry Gold, and Angelo Modica.
Chris Bonn (Westfield, NJ) emerged as the early chip leader and first to 100,000. But by the time we got to the top five, our players were passing millions, not thousands.
Everyone enjoyed a long dinner break, especially Angelo Fields, James Casement Jr., and Ben Galler who accumulated 660,000, 500,000, and 460,000 in chips.
Jamie Menninger (Linwood, NJ) had a nice suck-out that propelled her to 14th place along with the “Last Woman Standing” title.
And your final table included, James Casement, Ryan Chapman, Michael McGuinness, Aaron Dillard, Angelo Fields, Todd Orgel, Daniel Giaimo, Michael Kaufman, Matthew J. Piccolo and Ben Geller.
Fireworks really flew when our top three of Ryan, Aaron, and Todd seemed all to be stuck in the same one gear – ALL IN. They transferred stacks of chips to each other like there was no tomorrow.
To pick a winner would have been insane, all three had an equal shot at the top prize.
Ryan Chapman lost almost everything when his pocket threes fell short against Aaron’s pocket sevens. Soon after he settled for 3rd Place and $5,307.
More all-in’s on the heads-up front which had Aaron Dillard winning every race against Todd Orgel. Todd lost his giant chip lead and took home 2nd Place which paid him a whopping $9,218. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Todd was speechless (and camera shy).
Once again the big winner was construction worker, Aaron Dillard who flew in from Wisconsin for his two week Borgata stay and took home all the cheese.
“At one point I was down to 4,000 in chips then built it all the way up to the chip lead” said Dillard, and what made it that much more impressive is that he did it barely breathing and barely awake.