Monday, April 18, 2011
That's a wrap for today's Event 8: 1B.
Unofficially, 50 players bagged and tagged their chips and will return tomorrow in Borgata's Poker Room to join the 23 from Day 1A.
All 73 players will merge and redraw for seats tomorrow at 12 noon and begin at Level 17 where the blinds will be 3000 / 6000 with a 500 ante.
Players Name - Unofficial Chip Counts (1B)
1. Robert Woodall - 354,000
2. Yat Cheng - 330,500
3. Michael James McQuaid - 299,000
4. Liza Porpiglia - 291,500
5. Matthew DeLuca - 284,500
6. Alek Givojovsky - 281,000
7. Matt Iles - 237,500
8. Michael Buttacavoli - 223,500
9. William Schmidt - 212,600
Roland Israelashvila is the chip leader from Day 1A with 450,000.
He is the overall Event 8 leader.
Sheree Bykofsky, Mike "Little Man" Sica, Sirous Jamshidi, Ian Palomo, & Joanne Monteavaro are all returning tomorrow looking to make the top 45 as part of a $190,800 Total Buy In.
Check back after 9am tomorrow for complete, official players and chip counts.
At the end of this level we're calling it a night.
Who will survive to play on tomorrow and who will bust out?
Wendy Rubin risked all her $100,000 chips with A-J then ran into Danny Cherlow's pocket queens.
A queen in the window looked like the end for Wendy until she saw the miracle 10-K-Q spread out on the felt.
Cherlow didn't improve and Wendy doubled-up.
Floor just announced we're playing five more hands then calling it a night.
The Philadelphia Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies are all playing right now and all three are being telecast in the poker room.
Can the Philly Sport teams go three for three? And can Ed McCarthy go three for three? He already cashed in the first two Spring Poker Open Events and now needs to survive his short stack to come back tomorrow.
LeFort was moved to Cherlow's table and the two got tangled up in a big hand.
LeFort raises, Danny puts him on 9-9, 10-10, or J-J, so he three bets with A-Q to isolate.
LeFort jams his monster stack and Danny calls.
Sure enough, LeFort tables J-J.
Action flop of K-J-9 gives Thomas a set, but he still has to sweat Danny''s gut-shout straight draw.
"Then I guttied up on the turn when the ten hit" chirped Cherlow who is now posing behind a tower of chips totaling 280,000.
Fausto has his hands full with three notables all at the same table.
Mike "Little Man" Sica, Sirous Jamshidi, and Zem Mustefa (Washington, DC).
Sirous (Broomall, PA) has $1.7 million in career earnings and promised to talk more to us at the end of the night.
Zem is currently sitting above average with 160,000 chips.
Zem is a real estate agent in DC but it looks like Fausto is the one trying to score some commission.
New housing must be doing well in North Carolina because three guys from a construction company took time off and made the trip from Rocky Mount, NC to play in the Borgata Spring Poker Open.
Curt McCowan says he's the best player in Rocky Mount, which unofficially has at least two dozen players in the area. "It's time to bust onto the seen," says McCowan, a carpenter that builds framing.
McCowan has a colorful personality and played along with the dig at how many Carolina players there really are. "This is my first time at Borgata and I'm loving it," he says while wearing some bling that matches his gold teeth.
"You guys aren't going to get enough of me. I feel like I'm going to win this," he says with unimpeded confidence. McCowan needs to add some stories to his chip stack as he's right at the starting stack of 25k. He's definitely a short stack with 59 players left.
Back on the job site, work is getting done, but you can bet the crew is taking extra long breaks as McCowan brought along the boss.
Thomas Leford is holding his own in second place with 330,000 chips.
The man from Montreal drove eight hours to play here in the 2011 Borgata Spring Poker Open.
If he keeps this pace up he'll have plenty of money for fuel.
How did Thomas get so many chips?
In one key hand he ran a semi-bluff holding a weak Ace then caught on the river.
His opponent shoved and Thomas called - correctly.
More than 500 players from a free poker league in Pennsylvania invaded the Poker Room Sunday and some of them stayed for Monday's action. RiverChasers regular Cathy Bailey (Northampton, PA) cashed 16th in the free roll and was looking to parlay her win into $1,500.
Bailey was one of 52 players in the Survivor tournament ($150 + $30, 1 in 10 wins $1,500) and hoping to continue her solid play. Unfortunately Bailey busted halfway through the Survivor, but quickly jumped in line to register for the 7 pm tournament ($150 + $30).
"This is great," says Bailey, "I'm already here, so I'll keep playing."
The survivor is down to 12 players, with 5 cashing for the full amount.
With seconds ticking down until dinner break, chip leader Anegla looks down at KK at bets 6500. Richard, in the 2400 big blind, calls the remaining 4100 holding a measly 3-6.
Flop falls Q-3-6.
Angela bets 30,000 feeling good with that flop. Richard with bottom two pair pops it.
Turn card is another 6 giving Woodall the full-house. He check raises all in for his remaining 145,000 and gets paid off. Blank on the river.
A true double up for Richard Woodall who is now the current chip leader in the room.
Angela is down to 30,000 and will have to rebuild.
That's what makes poker so great, one hand can change everything.
Our remaining 79 players are on a 50 minute dinner break.
When they return Level 14 will begin with 1500 / 3000 blinds and 400 antes.
We're playing through Level 16 when players will bag and tag then join the 23 remaining players from 1A tomorrow (day 2) at 12pm.
Started today with 308 players and 25,000 chips.
7.6 million chips up for grabs with the average current stack at 97,000.
On the last hand before dinner break Yat Cheng (Atlantic City, NJ) hits a big hand and takes his stack to 235k.
"I've been getting very lucky," says a modest Cheng, who has multiple Borgata cashes including
a 2nd place ($53,981) in the 2010 November Deep Stack.
Cheng has Q♥ J♥ and on a board of 9♥ 9♦ 10♦ 8♥ and his opponent is all in with K 10.
Cheng has a straight against the full house draw, which misses on the river. Cheng collects 75k and pads his stack heading to break.
Shortly after Leonardo Palermo busts Dwyte Pilgrim with pocket aces, Gordon Eng, another pro, is also victimized by pocket rockets. Again, we're back at Table 6.
Liza Porpiglia (Brooklyn, NY) raises to 4k, Eng three-bets to 13k, Porpiglia moves all-in, Eng calls and his last 50k is at risk.
Porpiglia: A♣ A♥
Eng: J♠ J♣
"I play so bad," says Eng after seeing he's dominated. The board offers no help and Eng is gunned down by bullets. Porpiglia now has 125k.
We're pretty sure there's action at other tables, but we can't get past Table 6, where there seems to be fireworks every other hand.
Table 6 continues to have lots of action and two big hands involve pocket aces.
Leonardo Palermo (TEdit postoms River, NJ) knocks off his second straight recognizable pro. After busting Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler, he does the same to 2010 Borgata Poker Open Champion Dwyte Pilgrim.
Palermo raises, the betting goes back and forth until Pilgrim 5 bet jams for his last 45k and Palermo snap calls with AA. Pilgrim was making a move with Q 9 off and is now on the rail. Palermo, who won nearly $55,000 at Winter Open with three cashes, now has 120k.
1. ROLAND ISRAELASHVILI (FOREST HILLS, NY): 450,000
2. WILLIAM PATTERSON (NEW KENSINGTON, PA): 425,000
3. MARC CARPENTIER (QUEBEC, CAN): 353,000
4. CHRIS VALSAMOS (MELVILLE, NY): 326,000
5. DANIEL CHAN (NEW YORK, NY): 290,000
6. PATRICK NESTOR (JERSEY CITY, NJ): 270,500
7. BERNARD DOMINIAK (LOWER BURRELL, PA): 205,500
8. MATTHEW SELMAN (BROOKLYN, NY): 174,000
9. DAVID GERKEN (EAST ISLIP, NY): 158,500
10. BRANDON SETZER (CHARLOTTE, NC): 157,000
11. JOSEPH BRAND (FAIRLAWN, NJ): 153,500
12. MATTHEW GALLUZZO (MARLBORO, NJ): 143,900
13. CLAUDIUS FERRIS (HOLLIS, NY): 138,500
14. FRANK TOSCANO (STATEN ISLAND, NY): 138,000
15. JOSEPH CRAMER (CARLISLE, PA): 134,000
16. KERRY SMALL (VENTNOR CITY, NJ): 118,000
17. JOSHUA MARDAKHAEV (BROOKLYN, NY): 101,100
18. CHRISTOPHER WILSON (VINELAND, NJ): 100,500
19. EDWARD STANISH (NEWARK, DE): 95,500
20. DENNIS MCGLYNN (BELTSVILLE, MD): 85,500
21. MICHAEL DRABOT (RIVERSIDE, NJ): 82,500
22. STEPHANIE HUBBARD (HAZLET, NJ): 62,000
23. SACHIN RAMRAKHANI (FORT LEE, NJ): 62,000
The featured table of Eng, Pilgrim and Palermo (sans Chainsaw Kessler) is motivating other players to gain some attention.
Robert Chung-Shui (NYC) is all in with 5♠ 5♣ vs the A♦ J♠ of Mike Camp (Baltimore, MD). The board runs clean and Chung-Shui, who final tabled Event 4 (10th/$1,892), doubles to 40k, while Camp drops to the starting stack of 25k.
Other chip counts from Table 6:
Gordon Eng 125k
Dwyte Pilgrim 65k
Leonardo Palermo 45k
....everything, but today's stock market. That aside, the player count for Day 1B is up to 308 players, putting the combined field at 476.
The blinds are up (800/1600/200 ante) as Level 11 is underway, which also means the length of each level moves up 10 minutes as they're now 40 minutes long.
The featured table is clearly table 6 which features original members Dwyte Pilgrim, Gordon Eng and Leonardo Palermo. Moved to the table is Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler, who doesn't survive.
Palermo sends Kessler to the rail when his AK beat Kessler's AQ.
Level 10 (600/1200/200), the last 30 minute level of the tournament is winding down.
Jason Young got his last chips in utg holding AK offsuit and got action from Frank Gangemi's pocket Queens. This particular "classic race situation" occurs so frequently in no limit that it should have its own name.
In this instance, Frank's ladies outran Jason's big slick when the board came 9-high. Jason was busted.
The Borgata Spring Poker Open not only has 23 Main Events, but 30 additional cash tournaments and super satellites. Monday's Survivor tournament is underway and is $150 + 30, where 1 in 10 players win $1,500 in cold hard cash.
The event is a chance for die hards to play more poker. The eclectic group includes players in their first event of the day (Mike Rizzuto, Cathy Bailey), bust outs from the 11 am (Kalid Ali, Romie Montano & Ed Abendschein), and Event 8 - Day 1A Survivors (Dennis McGlynn, Chris Valsamos, Matt Selman).
Selman (Brooklyn, NY) says he likes the down time and is ready to make a run at the Day 2 title and trophy. "Definitely," he says, "Play tomorrow and try and make it happen."
McGlynn (Beltsville, MD) is glad to have a break between Day 1A and Day 2 and adds, "I like Survivor tournaments. They're a little more relaxing."
This event also counts towards the Tournament Leaderboard Promotion. You can see the current standings here.
End of level 9 and players are enjoying an extended break while the green 25 chips are colored up.
Jason Young lost a big pot when his set of 3s fell to pocket 5s that caught a 4-card straight on the board.
Thomas LeFort (Montreal, Canada) has pulled ahead of the field. He's got about 170k and the next biggest stack is about 125k.
Thomas left his job a couple of months ago to play poker for a living. Given what transpired on Friday, its a good thing he lives in Canada.
David Albis (Jackson, NJ) was down to only 16k a short while ago, but within one level he's up to 70k. "I doubled up twice" he says.
Once when he picked off a bluff and the other when he had top pair and flush draw. He got it all in against a lower, useless flush draw.
Vincent Basilicata has had much success here at Borgata. He won the $350 No Limit w/re-entry event here during the 2011 Winter Poker Open, earning almost $31,000. He also won the $400 HOSE event during the 2010 Summer Poker Open (over $6,000).
No luck here today, however. He got his last chips in with pocket 6, only to run into pocket 8s.
I expect we'll be seeing him again soon as the HOSE event begins at noon tomorrow.
Yonas Berhane is here playing today all the way from Albany, NY. He's an amateur player, but gets props from his table-mates. "He plays better than an amateur" said the player on his right.
Yonas has been playing for about ten years and has yet to record a cash in a major event, but he loves the game. Yonas says he learned to play online at Yahoo (freeplay site).
He's up to about 37k here today, but there's still a lot of poker left to play.
The Ladies are making a strong showing during the Borgata Spring Poker Open. With eight events in the books, two open events have been won by Ladies and we've also seen two ladies claim third place finishes. Here's how the Ladies are doing with final tables so far in this series:
Event 4: $500 NL 1st place Marcelia Keene $28,372
3rd place Kim Edmonds $8,984
Event 6: $1,000 NL 3rd place Jennifer So $10,476
Event 7: $350 NL 1st place Patricia Barsanti-Chou $38,166
Event 9: $300 Omaha Hi/Lo 6th place Toni Pennington $1,746
We'll be looking for these ladies to go deep in event 8:
Mike 'Little Man' Sica got all his chips in pre-flop holding pocket Aces against an opponent with pocket Kings. The Aces held up and Little Man doubled up to ~91k, becoming today's early chip leader.
Mickey Woll, who is sharing the green felt with Little Man, claims the title of 'Green Chip Leader' since he has more green 25 chips than anyone else at his table.
Once the antes kick in, collecting green chips is a big part of the game. A player with lots of green chips is usually playing aggressively and winning (or stealing) lots of pots.
Barry Levy has arrived and is seated at table 24. While I was talking to Little Man about his Aces holding up, (and how unusual that seems sometimes) Barry, at the next table over, had pocket Aces and raised. He got no takers, however, so his Aces held up also.
End of level 6 and last chance for re-entries!
Level 6, with blinds of 200/400 and 50 antes, is underway.
This is the last level during which players will be able to enter or re-enter this event.
Keith Crowder landed at table 23 and table 28 is down, so there are currently 27 tables playing.
Matt 'muffins' Mazzeo has arrived and is at table three.
Pietro Ciampa, who finished 8th in event 2, is on table 11 with John Lee.
On a fop of 9 8 5, Robert Nguyen (bb) got all-in against Frank Buscarello (Brooklyn, NY) who was in the cutoff.
Robert's pocket Aces had been out-flopped by Frank's 98 off (two pair). The 8 on the turn gave Frank a full house and left Robert looking for one of two remaining Aces to survive.
River was a 7 though and Robert asked the dealer for a re-entry card and headed for the registration window.
Table 28 is open and Keith Crowder is seated, but they're not in action yet as only four players are seated there. Still waiting to see if they get cards in the air or if those players are moved into empty seats elsewhere.
Winner of event 4 and over $28,000, Marcelia Keene, is here at table four. She says she busted out on the first hand and has already re-entered. That's OK, she can afford it.
Thomas Balla is also at table 4. He finished 16th in event 1 a few days ago.
James Casement, Jr. has joined the late-registrants on table 27. James won event 6 and over $30,000 just yesterday.
Borgata regular Martha Patella has arrived and taken her seat on table 10.
Level 4 is almost done and play will continue into level 5 with the introduction of antes (150/300 blinds with 25 antes).
WSOP bracelet holder Jason Young arrived and took his seat about an hour late today. He says he's been raising & three-betting every hand, in the dark, since he got here. He's now up to ~50k (double the starting stack).
Table 27 has been put into action with late registrations. Allen 'Chainsaw' Kessler and Gregory Bock are both seated there.
More faces popping up:
End of level three and players are enjoying their first break of the day.
When they return, the blinds will be 100/200 and they will have three more levels to register or re-enter this event before it officially closes.
Mike 'Little Man' Sica played day 1A all day yesterday, surviving until about a half-hour before the end of the day. He got his chips in with a set, only to discover his opponent held a bigger set.
A very determined Little Man is back to give it another go today.
Jenny Nguyen (Garden City, NY) just arrived and took her seat at table 25, where it just so happened that her mother-in-law Cindy was dealing.
Cindy won't be there long, however, because the dealers move between tables (known as the 'push') every half-hour.
Borgata's own 2010 WPT Champion Dwyte Pilgrim has arrived and taken his seat at table six with Gordon Eng and Ted Geier.
Borgata Spring Open event 1 winner Mike Dentale has also arrived and begun play.
Blogger Bradley Utz is also in the field.
Players are still arriving and registering, taking their seats and getting their first cup of coffee (or redbull). Here are some more faces I spotted:
By participating in any Borgata Spring Poker Open event from April 13 – 23 (events 1–17 and 24–46), players will earn points based upon Borgata’s poker tournament leaderboard formula.
Borgata Tournament Leaderboard Points are calculated by multiplying point factors from the following three criteria: Total Event Buy-In, Total Event Entries, and Place Finished.
*(Final Results from events 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33)
266.150 POINTS: DENTALE, MICHAEL (BROOKLYN, NY)
223.375 POINTS: SABOGALI, ALBERTO (BROOKLYN, NY)
205.375 POINTS: SACKS, GILBERT (BALA CYNWYD, PA)
204.000 POINTS: BARSANTI-CHOU, PATRICIA (METUCHEN, NJ)
194.638 POINTS: KEENE, MARCELIA (MAPLEWOOD, NJ)
185.750 POINTS: CASEMENT JR, JAMES (SAINT CHARLES, IL)
181.400 POINTS: GANGEMI, FRANK (LONG BEACH, NY)
170.500 POINTS: RAGO, JONATHAN (N BABYLON, NY)
168.000 POINTS: HECK, DAVID (COLTS NECK, NJ)
167.850 POINTS: HAND, THOMAS (S BOSTON, MA)
166.800 POINTS: BUTTACAVOLI, MICHAEL (VENTNOR, NJ)
162.950 POINTS: LEVINE, BRADLEY (ROSLYN, NY)
161.158 POINTS: KING, CHRISTOPHER (POWDER SPRINGS, GA)
157.888 POINTS: SANTILLI, ROBERT (JACKSON, NJ)
157.445 POINTS: DIGIOVANNA, LAWRENCE (BROOKLYN, NY)
157.328 POINTS: URIOSTE, LUIS (CORONA, NY)
156.000 POINTS: SANTOS, CARLOS (SOUTH AMBOY, NJ)
141.000 POINTS: VOVCHIK, IGOR (BROOKLYN, NY)
132.000 POINTS: ZACKS, JUSTIN (NEW YORK, NY)
126.500 POINTS: KOLO, GREGORY (ROCKY RIVER, OH)
124.288 POINTS: GANDHI, NIKUNJ (STAMFORD, CT)
124.150 POINTS: MOORE, STAR (BROOKLYN, NY)
123.700 POINTS: KOSAKOWSKI, GARY (NEWARK, NJ)
120.960 POINTS: TAE, SUNGWOO (PALISADES PK, NJ)
120.000 POINTS: MUNLEY, WILLIAM (THROOP, PA)
120.000 POINTS: PEREZ, MARIANO (HILLSBOROUGH, NJ)
117.600 POINTS: TORRES, ALEX (CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ)
114.000 POINTS: LATTARULO, JOSEPH (BRONX, NY)
112.275 POINTS: DELUCA, MATTHEW (EAST MEADOWA, NY)
112.255 POINTS: MONTANO, ROMEO (EATONTOWN, NJ)
112.013 POINTS: ANTONIOUS, NASHAAT (REDINGTON SHORES, FL)
109.550 POINTS: DEGEORGE, JOHN (TOMS RIVER, NJ)
109.508 POINTS: MARZARELLA, PAUL (ANNANDALE, NJ)
109.200 POINTS: ZINNEMAN, DOUGLAS (SUNNYSIDE, NY)
108.913 POINTS: ADRAGNA, BRIAN (E MEADOW, NY)
108.875 POINTS: SCHOFER, JEREMY (WASHINGTON, DC)
106.925 POINTS: SIU, MEIKAT (NEW YORK, NY)
105.600 POINTS: HAYDUK, JAMES (JOHNSTOWN, PA)
105.475 POINTS: LUNENFELD, MARC (VIRGINIA BCH, VA)
104.750 POINTS: SO, JENNIFER (GALLOWAY, NJ)
102.788 POINTS: ZAYDMAN, ELLIOTT (GLEN ROCK, NJ)
101.950 POINTS: ZUCKER, JORDAN (E ATLANTIC BEACH, NY)
101.400 POINTS: GEORGOUS, DEMETRIOS (LITTLE FALLS, NJ)
99.950 POINTS: CRAMER, JOSEPH (CARLISLE, PA)
98.700 POINTS: CAMBRIA, RICHARD (LTL EGG HBR, NJ)
95.180 POINTS: VOCCIA, DANIEL (WESTHMPTN BCH, NY)
94.450 POINTS: DUNMORE, ROSALIND (DEVONSHIRE, BER)
93.845 POINTS: ALI, KALID (SILVER SPRING M, MD)
91.200 POINTS: ZOLDAK, JOHN (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
90.475 POINTS: BARAN, PETER (BAYONNE, NJ)
89.760 POINTS: CAMPBELL, GERARD (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
88.550 POINTS: PALLADINO, ANTHONY (FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ)
87.500 POINTS: EDMONDS, KIMBERLY (TOMS RIVER, NJ)
87.000 POINTS: KLODIE, JOHN (SUNNYSIDE, NY)
86.250 POINTS: KLEIN, ANDREW (OCEAN, NJ)
85.315 POINTS: FERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ, JACOBO (BRONX, NY)
84.000 POINTS: PALUSZEK, JAMES (BENSALEM, PA)
81.340 POINTS: FOX, BRYCE (PITTSBURGH, PA)
79.200 POINTS: NUNZIATA, KRISTOPHER (YONKERS, NY)
77.810 POINTS: RYAN, STEVE (NEW YORK, NY)
77.520 POINTS: TANICO, VINCENT (HOLBROOK, NY)
77.475 POINTS: LEE, JOHN (WESTWOOD, NJ)
76.060 POINTS: WARRINER, ALFRED (ABSECON, NJ)
74.838 POINTS: ROSENBLATT, LEANNE (BRIGANTINE, NJ)
74.750 POINTS: TAN, ZHUO (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
74.425 POINTS: JONES, CHARLES (PITTSBURGH, PA)
73.038 POINTS: CORUM, CEDRIC (W ORANGE, NJ)
72.775 POINTS: MICHAEL, TODD (LANCASTER, PA)
72.590 POINTS: LIBERTA, JOSEPH (BERLIN, NJ)
70.465 POINTS: BROWNE, DONALD (BLACKWOOD, NJ)
69.750 POINTS: HILL, ANTHONY (EGG HBR CITY, NJ)
68.640 POINTS: MACHADO, VAUGHAN (RED BANK, NJ)
68.625 POINTS: ABENDSCHEIN, EDWARD (MTN LKS, NJ)
67.200 POINTS: PERKA, KRZYSZTOF (RIDGEWOOD, NY)
66.830 POINTS: TRUONG, HUNG (BROOKLYN, NY)
66.500 POINTS: SINISHTAJ, TONY (FLUSHING, NY)
66.400 POINTS: URBAN, JUDITH (PLYMOUTH MTNG, PA)
66.200 POINTS: CIAMPA, PIETRO (ELMONT, NY)
66.000 POINTS: MCMAHON, WILLIAM (CEDAR GROVE, NJ)
65.588 POINTS: FORCA, MICHAEL (BABYLON, NY)
64.763 POINTS: PARISIS, ZACHARY (FORT LEE, NJ)
64.518 POINTS: TUERK, SHELDON (MARLBORO, NJ)
64.508 POINTS: EVERS, THOMAS (E NORTHPORT, NY)
62.750 POINTS: ISRAELASHVILI, ROLAND (FOREST HILLS, NY)
62.400 POINTS: HANRAHAN, JOSEPH (AMHERST, NH)
61.838 POINTS: LIN, WOOYANG (MORRISTOWN, NJ)
61.680 POINTS: GIBEAU, GUY (MONMOUTH, NJ)
61.498 POINTS: SUH, JUNGMIN (PALISADES PARK, NJ)
60.950 POINTS: VITELLO, RONALD (NEW YORK, NY)
60.608 POINTS: KLEIN, JACK (SYOSSET, NY)
60.600 POINTS: LOGUIDICE, JOSEPH (ATALNTIC CITY, NJ)
60.033 POINTS: CORNING, JOHN (SYRACUSE, NY)
60.000 POINTS: DUONG, MICHAEL (FLUSHING, NY)
59.388 POINTS: GOVERNA, JAMES (RICHBORO, PA)
59.280 POINTS: BEAUDOUIN, CLAUDANGELO (SO OZONE PARK, NY)
58.550 POINTS: LACHIANA, JOSEPH (BARDONIA, NY)
58.388 POINTS: GOLDSTEIN, LAURENCE (MEDFORD, NY)
58.200 POINTS: COHEN, STEVEN (NEW YORK, NY)
58.085 POINTS: RINALDI, DOMINIC (MANORVILLE, NY)
58.063 POINTS: KUEY, NATALE (BRONX, NY)
57.960 POINTS: WASSERMAN, JOSHUA (MIDDLETOWN, NJ)
57.875 POINTS: HELD, KARL (FOREST HILLS, NY)
57.825 POINTS: COHEN, SETH (NEW YORK, NY)
57.825 POINTS: MUNYON, WILLIAM (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ)
57.600 POINTS: MORIELLO, ALBERTINO (SPRINGFIELD, NJ)
57.388 POINTS: EHLERT, KONSTANTI (EDISON, NJ)
57.350 POINTS: FERRIS, CLAUDIUS (HOLLIS, NY)
57.120 POINTS: RADWAN, MOHAMED (CARTERET, NJ)
56.810 POINTS: CRONAN, GARY (OWINGS MILLS, MD)
56.750 POINTS: CHAN, DANIEL (NEW YORK, NY)
56.500 POINTS: DEFILIPPO, JOSEPH (INDIAN TRAIL, NC)
56.200 POINTS: CHUNG-SHUI, ROBERT (NEW YORK, NY)
55.800 POINTS: MULHALL, DANIEL (LITTLE NECK, NY)
55.560 POINTS: FRANK, BRUCE (MONTCLAIR, NJ)
55.440 POINTS: BITZELBERGER, MICHAEL ANTHONY (BALTIMORE, MD)
55.388 POINTS: PALERMO, LEONARDO (ORTLEY BEACH, NJ)
55.225 POINTS: DUNMORE, KEITH (DEVONSHIRE, BER)
54.825 POINTS: SVEC, RONALD (WALL TWP, NJ)
54.300 POINTS: BAK, TADEUSZ (WALLINGTON, NJ)
54.300 POINTS: MOHR, ROBERT SCOTT (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
53.580 POINTS: BUZZEL, ROBERT (SOUTH RIVER, NJ)
53.150 POINTS: ZEITLIN, DAVID (BROOKLYN, NY)
52.875 POINTS: NEYIR, JON (WAYNE, NJ)
52.875 POINTS: WILLIAMS, JAMES (ASHLAND, VA)
52.853 POINTS: HALPERN, ARNOLD (SECAUCUS, NJ)
52.675 POINTS: SORSCHER, JONATHAN (LYNBROOK, NY)
52.388 POINTS: MALINCONICO, MICHAEL (TOMS RIVER, NJ)
51.750 POINTS: RICE, RICHARD (HAYMARKET, VA)
51.700 POINTS: DICHIARO, MICHAEL (HOBOKEN, NJ)
51.480 POINTS: PENNINGTON, ANTOINETT (GALLOWAY, NJ)
51.450 POINTS: THEN, ARMANDO (NEW YORK, NY)
50.838 POINTS: BRESSLER, ARTHUR (MANALAPAN, NJ)
50.363 POINTS: BAKSH, WAZIR (QUEENS VILLAGE, NY)
50.263 POINTS: BASILICATA, VINCENT (LITTLE NECK, NY)
50.250 POINTS: VAN DRIESEN, ROGER (WHITING, NJ)
50.150 POINTS: KOROTKI, ABRAHAM (BETHANY BEACH, DE)
50.113 POINTS: GUSIKOFF, STEVEN (FLUSHING, NY)
50.040 POINTS: ROUHANI, FARZAD (BRIGANTINE, NJ)
49.800 POINTS: SANFT, ANDREW (PRT WASHINGTNN, NY)
49.550 POINTS: TAYLOR, ALLAN (OWINGS MILLS, MD)
49.335 POINTS: RAPP, MICHAEL (GALLOWAY, NJ)
49.115 POINTS: JAMSHIDI, SIROUS (BROOMALL, PA)
48.960 POINTS: ECKSTROM, BRIAN (MARLTON, NJ)
48.900 POINTS: BEN-ATAR, YEHUDA (N POTOMAC, MD)
48.360 POINTS: FOGARTY, ROBERT (KILL DEVIL HLLLS, NC)
48.070 POINTS: GIOVANNIELLO, DOMINICK (HOWARD BEACH, NY)
47.990 POINTS: MODICA, ANGEL (ASTORIA, NY)
47.588 POINTS: GIL, ALEX (CORONA, NY)
47.438 POINTS: LUBIN, ALLAN (WATCHUNG, NJ)
47.113 POINTS: BARNES, JACK (BRICK, NJ)
46.530 POINTS: PINTO, DOUG (LINCROFT, NJ)
46.300 POINTS: ROSEN, DOUGLAS (NEW YORK, NY)
45.950 POINTS: ENG, GORDON (CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ)
45.825 POINTS: KAHN, ROBERT (EARLYSVILLE, VA)
45.825 POINTS: PATEL, RAHULKUMAR (WOOD BRIDGE, VA)
45.775 POINTS: MORTON, JAMES (RUCKERSVILLE, VA)
45.600 POINTS: BEGELMAN, LEONARD (CHERRY HILL, NJ)
45.525 POINTS: PECK, VLADIMIR (GLENVIEW, IL)
45.275 POINTS: BALLA, THOMAS (BELLEROSE, NY)
44.700 POINTS: JANNES, EMMANUEL (WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY)
44.700 POINTS: TELIAS, HENRY (N WOODMERE, NY)
44.425 POINTS: ANDERSON, MICHAEL (CHESAPEAKE, VA)
44.400 POINTS: MARKOVICH, ELDAR (FAIR LAWN, NJ)
44.400 POINTS: MCCARTHY, EDMOND (SOUDERTON, PA)
44.363 POINTS: BOCK, GREGORY (NEW YORK, NY)
43.680 POINTS: BESSOIR, THOMAS (NEW YORK, NY)
43.588 POINTS: SURAPANENI, SATISH (NEW YORK, NY)
43.588 POINTS: VASSERMAN, ILYA (HUNTINGDON VY, PA)
43.560 POINTS: LUONG, ANTHONY (BROOKLYN, NY)
43.200 POINTS: MONDSCHEIN, MARK (NAZARETH, PA)
43.163 POINTS: BUI, DAO (STERLING, VA)
42.950 POINTS: SICA JR, MICHAEL (N BRUNSWICK, NJ)
42.770 POINTS: HAMILL, BETH (MONT CLARE, PA)
42.713 POINTS: LEBLANC, PHILIP (MARSHALLS, PA)
42.300 POINTS: BELFOURE, DEREK (CLEAR SPRINGS, MD)
42.300 POINTS: MASTRANGELO, VINCENT (FARMINGDALE, NY)
41.750 POINTS: KAPLAN, JAMES (BOCA RATON, FL)
41.745 POINTS: IM, IK (SUFFOLK, VA)
41.600 POINTS: LIFSCHITZ, PHIL (LIVINGSTON, NJ)
40.475 POINTS: HERNANDEZ, ERIC (BELLMORE, NY)
40.320 POINTS: NICOLES, FOTIOS (CLIFTON, NJ)
39.950 POINTS: EVERHART, JAMES (LAPLAITA, MD)
39.950 POINTS: SALTERS, JAMES (W HEMPSTEAD, NY)
39.950 POINTS: SHUVALL, ADAM (MONTVALE, NJ)
39.600 POINTS: KESSLER, ALLEN (LAS VEGAS, NV)
39.600 POINTS: SHAFRIN, DAVID (BELLEVILE, NJ)
39.438 POINTS: BETLOW, EDWARD (MORRIS PLAINS, NJ)
39.213 POINTS: GENSLER, DOUGLAS (BOILING SPRINGS, PA)
38.950 POINTS: TEUTONICO, VINCENT (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
38.750 POINTS: FARLEY, CHRISTIAN (WEST DEPTFORD, NJ)
38.400 POINTS: MICH, DYLAN (TUCKERTON, NJ)
38.263 POINTS: DYMENT, ILYA (BROOKLYN, NY)
38.263 POINTS: VIDAL, ERNEST (NUTLEY, NJ)
38.150 POINTS: LERNER, LEONID (BROOKLYN, NY)
38.000 POINTS: SELMAN, MATTHEW (BROOKLYN, NY)
37.900 POINTS: HWANG, ROBERT (BARNEGAT, NJ)
37.538 POINTS: VERMA, VISHAL (SYOSSET, NY)
37.475 POINTS: SUSSMAN, WILLIAM (RIVERDALE, NY)
37.038 POINTS: KLEVITZ, WILLIAM (NEW YORK, NY)
36.675 POINTS: TOWNSEND, CHARLES (DAGBORO, DE)
36.660 POINTS: SHIN, MICHAEL (PALISADES PARK, NJ)
36.350 POINTS: KOSTELAC, LAWRENCE (MECHANICSBURG, PA)
36.190 POINTS: WYZYKOWSKI, LISA (BAYVILLE, NJ)
36.113 POINTS: BROWN, RONALD (CHARLOTTE, NC)
36.113 POINTS: GOLDBERGER, DAVID (MONROE, NY)
36.113 POINTS: ROBERTS, LIONEL (SNEADS FERRY, NC)
36.113 POINTS: SONDEJ, JONATHAN (CHESAPEAKE, VA)
35.950 POINTS: GOVONI, DARREN (HAYMARKET, VA)
35.880 POINTS: SABATINI, JAMES (GLOUCESTERCTY, NJ)
35.838 POINTS: LUCE, ANTHONY (ADVANCE, NC)
35.838 POINTS: RICCOBONO, ALBERT (OSSINING, NY)
35.688 POINTS: DELAFUENTE, CARLOS (MINEOLA, NY)
35.688 POINTS: RICHARDONE, FRANK (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
35.588 POINTS: PUGHSLEY, TIM (BIRMINGHAM, AL)
35.588 POINTS: SHEPHERD, DAVID (VIENNA, VA)
35.525 POINTS: ANTONACCI, ALDO (NEW YORK, NY)
35.525 POINTS: IBRAIMOVIC, IBRAIM (BROOKLYN, NY)
35.525 POINTS: ROSENBERG, GARY (CANADENSIS, PA)
35.525 POINTS: UZAN, EPHRAIM (VALLEY STREAM, NJ)
35.500 POINTS: ERVIN, ROBERT (MOUNT SIDNEY, VA)
35.425 POINTS: AGARD, SHERWIN (RANDOLPH, MA)
35.425 POINTS: LOZANO, RAYMOND (BROOKLYN, NY)
35.420 POINTS: CICERO, BRANDON (LITITZ, PA)
34.550 POINTS: CASTAGNA JR., OSCAR (NEW Y0RK, NY)
34.550 POINTS: RAMRAKHANI, SACHIN (FORT LEE, NJ)
34.550 POINTS: TOSCANO, FRANK (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
34.500 POINTS: TEKNECI, KIRKOR (FLUSHING, NY)
34.200 POINTS: HWANG, EDWARD (MAYS LANDING, NJ)
33.875 POINTS: HUNTER, JOHN (BRONX, NY)
33.213 POINTS: REYNOLDS, STEPHEN (LITTLE EGG HARBOUR, NJ)
33.200 POINTS: CAPUTO, WILLIAM (DUNMORE, PA)
33.075 POINTS: HULBERT, ANTHONY (RESTON, VA)
33.000 POINTS: AGAEV, ADAM (BROOKLYN, NY)
32.863 POINTS: DEVITO, PETER (W HEMPSTEAD, NY)
32.863 POINTS: PIZARO, VINCENT (EAST MEADOW, NY)
32.688 POINTS: HONIG, JEREMY (MELVILLE, NY)
32.600 POINTS: ORY, MICHAEL (NEW YORK, NY)
32.600 POINTS: PENTO, RONALD (HICKSVILLE, NY)
32.425 POINTS: AMENDOLA, JESSE (MASSAPEQUA, NY)
32.400 POINTS: SARACINO, PHILIP (QUEENS, NY)
32.150 POINTS: BERCHENKO, MARTIN (WOODLAND HILLS, CA)
32.150 POINTS: LABATE JR., FRANK (DIX HILLS, NY)
32.088 POINTS: DEBS, EMILE (BROOKLYN, NY)
31.800 POINTS: MACHT, TIMOTHY (BROOKLYN, NY)
31.638 POINTS: TRAN, DAVID (ANNANDALE, VA)
31.575 POINTS: VALSAMOS, CHRIS (MELVILLE, NY)
31.475 POINTS: GAGG, CHRISTOPHER (LAKE GROVE, NY)
31.325 POINTS: CALDEIRA, ANTHONY (WEST BABYLON, NY)
31.200 POINTS: HAAVIND, ROBERT (BOSTON, MA)
30.950 POINTS: CAFFREY, JOSEPH (TOMS RIVER, NJ)
30.950 POINTS: KOSTELAC, JOHN (ENOLA, PA)
30.625 POINTS: INGARDIA, FRANK (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
30.625 POINTS: MCDERMOTT, MICHAEL (SHAVERTOWN, PA)
30.600 POINTS: GLYNN, MYLES (ASTORIA QUEEN, NY)
30.600 POINTS: HOPKINS, ALLEN (MADISON HEIGHTS, VA)
30.600 POINTS: REDDICK, JOSEPH (BRONX, NY)
30.000 POINTS: BROWN, DONALD (WESTBURY, NY)
30.000 POINTS: HARVILLA, JOHN (MINERSVILLE, PA)
30.000 POINTS: KOSTENKO, ANDREY (SAYREVILLE, NJ)
30.000 POINTS: LILLIS, JAMES (ROBINSVILLE, NJ)
30.000 POINTS: NGUYEN, PHONG THAN (BRISTOW, VA)
30.000 POINTS: SCORCE, ERIC (ALEXANDRIA, VA)
30.000 POINTS: SILBERZWEIG, MATTHEW (ELMONT, NY)
The Points Leader at end of day Saturday, April 23 will win entry into the Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship event.
Winner will be announced Sunday, April 24 and has choice of entering either:
- Day 1A (Sunday, April 24) or
- Day 1B (Monday, April 25)
On my first pass through the field, I witnessed the first bust-out. That was only about ten minutes into play. That particular player asked the dealer for a re-entry ticket, so he'll be back.
There are several players in the house today who played yesterday, including Micky Woll, Smiley Chin, Sirous Jamshidi, and Frank Gangemi.
These guys tried their luck at Omaha Hi/Lo yesterday (didn't cash) and are back today playing NL Hold'em:
More faces in action today: