Carlos, originally from Peru, will take home $10,476 for this long day of Omaha H/L 8B.
Many of these players prefer Omaha over No Limit or just want to improve their O-skills. Regardless, players were having a ton of fun throughout this well run tournament.
Our feature players included Allen Kessler and Chris Reslock who have a lifetime last-longer bet for $100. Allen won this round as he final tabled for 9th Place while Chris went out one behind the bubble.
Also opting for Omaha today are Hold'em regulars Gordon Eng, Larry Gold, and Joe Simmons. Bo Toft, Barry Gassen, Barry Levy, and Gloria LoRusso were also in the field . Gloria is quite accomplished in Omaha, where she has made six final tables (playing Omaha or Omaha/Stud mixed). She finished 13th today. With top 18 making the money, Gloria cashed for $698.
At one point, Barry Levy claimed the chip lead with 25,600.
Right after Chris Reslock was knocked out, his wife Joy was on the bubble.
Doug Zinneman built a wall of chips courtesy of quads – three times throughout the tournament then lost a hand against a straight flush. Doug rode his streak all the way to second place for $5,762, just falling short from the ultimate prize.
Once we were down to two tables the players exited The Signature Room and concluded Event 9 in Borgata's Poker Room.
The final table was a grind and took several hours to complete.Last Woman Standing honors went to Toni Pennington who was chip leader after dinner and made it all the way to the final table where she exited 6th. At 2:30am, after getting knocked out, Avner, Patricia, Lynn, and Barry rooter their friend on as the table applauded. Toni's poker family support system (12 players strong) call themselves "The Rack Pack".
Third place went to John Klodie who rubbed a lucky rabbit's foot he's carried around for forty years. John will add $3,317 to his Borgata bankroll.
But once again, our big winner hoisting the Event 9 trophy was professional poker player and pool shark Carlos Santos.
Carlos owns Action Billiards and Coffee in Jersey and a book called Running The table - The Last American Hustler has been penned about his life.
Tonight Carlos ran the final table to take home $10,476 first place prize. Look for Carlos to make another big run in Borgata's highly anticipated HOSE event.