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Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 9: Michael Tauman Takes Down Event #10

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Two more tournaments were completed at the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open on Wednesday. Day 9 of the popular series saw the conclusion of Event #10 as well as Event #99, a no-limit hold'em tournament which was added to the schedule on Wednesday.

Event #99 was a $230 Deep Stack No-Limit Re-Entry tournament which kicked off Wednesday afternoon to replace Event #12, which was cancelled because of the massive snowstorm that hit the Northeast this week. The one-day tournament could have potentially played into Thursday afternoon, but a four-way deal at the final table put an end to the event just before 6 a.m. ET.

Here's a recap of the two tournaments that took place on Day 9 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open:

Event #10: $450 buy-in Deepest Stack No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

After two long days of play, Michael Tauman emerged victorious in Event #10. Tauman topped a field of 327 to win a $34,130 first-place prize, outlasting a tough final table that included last year's Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event winner Andy Hwang, who finished third. Tauman claimed the victory when his {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} cracked the {A-}{A-} of Mark Rebuck to cap off a heads-up match that lasted less than 30 minutes.


1Michael Tauman$34,130
2Mark Rebuck$18,964
3Andy Hwang$11,796
4Monro Secor$9,482
5Nicolas Markatos$7,459
6Greg Wish$6,132
7Emad Alibsi$4,931
8Wei Wang$3,730
9Mauricio Desilva$2,529

Event #99: $230 Deep Stack No-Limit Re-Entry

Event #99 attracted a total of 378 entries, generating a prize pool of $75,600. After a long 16 hours of play, the event ended in a four-way chop at the final table. Trevor Deeter, Toby Kasser, Bryan Rosengarten and Mohamed Eid found an agreeable way to split $43,142 in prize money, although the amounts were not made available to PokerNews. The players were working with extremely short stacks, as the big blind was 160,000, meaning only about 60 total big blinds were in play when the deal was made.

Here's a look at the official results, according to the Borgata website:


1Trevor Deeter$19,800*
2Toby Kasser$11,000*
3Mohd Eid$6,842*
4Brian Rosengarten$5,500*
5Simon Taberham$4,327
6Brian Adragna$3,557
7Laren Kepple$2,860
8Carless Boatwright$2,163
9Clinton Holes$1,467

*Prize does not reflect four-handed deal

The Borgata Winter Poker Open continues Thursday with the start of two tournaments: Event #13: $350+50 Deep Stack Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, and Event #14: $1,500+150 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em. As always, be sure to follow the PokerNews Live Reporting blog for up-to-the-minute coverage of each event!

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