Event 2: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold-em
263 players entered the field to try and win their share of the $78,900 total buy in for Event 2.
Action started at 11am and each player started with 10,000 in chips with levels starting at 30 minutes then increasing to 40 for levels 11 and up.
Familiar faces included Gordon Eng, Howard Wolper, James “Suits” Salters, Al Riccobono, Steve Ryan, Dao Bui, Dennis Zollo, & John Harvilla.
David Sesso was the clear chip leader with 128,000 before everyone broke for dinner.
Adam Brody (Melville, NY) was the last man standing out of his 7 friends who also played in Event 2 today. Brody finished 12th.
Our final table of ten included, Peter Ciampa, Star Moore, Joe Hanrahan, Joe Defilippo, Frank Gangemi, Gill Sacks, Daniel Chan, Jordan Zucker, Kris Nunziato, & John DeGeorge.
With giant blinds, most of our quality players were off to the races.
John DeGeorge's scored $3,827 for 6th place and also cashed in event 1.
The top five seemed to tumble quickly and fell in the following order:
Jordon Zucker 5th - $4,592
Kris Nunziata 4th - $5,892
Star Moore 3rd - $7,270 Star was the shortest stack when the bubble burst.
Second place went to Frank Gangemi who took home $12,628 but our big winner was veteran Borgata player Gill Sacks who had the chip lead for the majority of the day.
Gill had to hit runner, runner for a miracle flush early on just to make what would become an historic run.
Gill sacked away $21,429 for his days worth of work and added the 2011 Spring Poker Open trophy to his mantle of many other poker achievements.