With all eyes set on London this past week with the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe running, there isn’t much to be said about the rest of the poker world. Even with everyone focusing on the events there, plenty of poker is being played elsewhere.
First, we’ll take a look at the recent Heartland Poker Tour event that wrapped up in Black Hawk, Colorado. A field of 402 players took to the felt for a buy-in worth $1,500. The winner was an entrepreneur from Minnesota, Mark Dunbar. He took home $180,100 for his win.
Heart Poker Tour – Black Hawk
|$1,500 + $150||402||$585,090|
Over in Marrakech, Morocco, the Marrakech Poker Open was held. It attracted 71 players to the tournament for a buy-in worth 50,000 MAD. That’s roughly USD $6,000 in case you’re wondering and Anthony Picault was the victor, taking home 957,440 MAD, or about $110,000. That’s not a bad score at all and is the largest of Picault’s career.
Marrakech Poker Open
|50,000 MAD||71||3,088,485 MAD|
|1||Anthony Picault||957,440 MAD|
|2||Marvin Rottenmaier||648,580 MAD|
|3||Laurent Esmez||386,060 MAD|
|4||Javier Martinez Gil||277,960 MAD|
|5||Peter Roche||247,080 MAD|
|6||Khalid Lambarki||200,750 MAD|
|7||Norbert Levigne||154,420 MAD|
|8||Anas Tadini||123,540 MAD|
|9||Roger Erik Thorslund||92,655 MAD|
In Austria, the 2010 Bodensee Poker Championships were completed after 99 players saw action for €1,500 apiece. Italian Vito Branciforte emerged as the winner. Recent Full Tilt Merit Cyprus Classic champion Andreas Krause was also at the final table and finished in sixth place.
2010 Bodensee Poker Championships
Moving action back over to the United States, the 2010 Borgata Poker Open is still running and has put up some amazing numbers as always the Borgata does on the East Coast. There are 21 events slated on the schedule and we already talked about opening deepstack event last time around. This time, we’ll focus on the four big buy-in events outside of the Main Event.
In the first $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, Kevin Calenzo beat out notable professional Will “The Thrill” Failla to take home nearly $80,000. The $2,000 Heads-Up event drew 64 entries and the winner of that was Robert McLaughlin from Washington, DC. McLaughlin is a regular on the tournament poker scene, especially in events on the East Coast. Christian Harder and Jack Schanbacher also made the money in this event. Josh Brikis was the winner of the massive $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. He won just shy of $120,000 and conquered a final table that included bracelet winner Shawn Busse. Last, but not least, the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event was won by Daniel Spirer. He beat New York youngster Steven Levy heads up and claimed the $80,665 first-place prize. Here are all the results.
Borgata Poker Open – $1,000 NLHE
|$1,000 + $90||292||$292,000|
|2||Will “The Thrill” Failla||$46,735|
Notable Finishes: Robert Hwang (21st - $2,549)
Borgata Poker Open – $2,000 Heads-Up NLHE
|$2,000 + $150||64||$128,000|
Borgata Poker Open – $1,500 NLHE
|$1,500 + $150||303||$454,500|
Notable Finishes: Joanne Moneavaro (10th - $5,732), Leonard Cortellino (11th - $5,732), Manny Minaya (15th - $4,409), Gavin Smith (18th - $3,747), Jason DeWitt (21st - $3,306), Brian Lemke (22nd - $3,306), Roy Winston (23rd - $3,306), William Beasley (24th - $3,306), Robert Hwang (29th - $2,645), Steve Dannenmann (30th - $2,645)
Borgata Poker Open – $1,000 NLHE
|$1,000 + $90||297||$297,000|
|3||Steven DeWayne Wiggins||$27,368|
Notable Finishes: John Myung (16th - $2,881), David Zeitlin (19th - $2,593), Matt Marafioti (23rd - $2,593), Sirous Jamshidi (25th - $2,593)
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