Border crossing Niagara Falls Poker Room regular Cameron Bartolotta took down the fifth event on the 2017 Western New York Poker Challenge schedule at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Tuesday night.
The reentry tournament drew 95 entries, creating an $11,282 prize pool that paid 12 spots.
The Canadian rounder was a part of a four-way even chop, winning the title and trophy in a flip for all the glory. Bartolotta actually bought in three times and sat on the brink of elimination several times throughout the late levels before making a comeback for the ages at the final table.
Once the final table started, short stacks Carol Leonardi and Goran Velimirovic held on for a while, but ultimately could not beat the odds.
Bartolotta came back from short stack to big stack and ultimately all the stacks evened out.
Making his second final table in two nights, Todd Anthony busted seventh before Geno Pessecow essentially blinded out in sixth. When Joe Litz busted fifth, 2016 Seneca Summer Slam runner-up Chris Harker had a big lead, but could not hold onto it.
Picking his spots carefully, Bartolotta came back from short stack to big stack and ultimately all the stacks evened out. That's when a deal was struck.
PokerNews' coverage of the 2017 WNYPC will continue tomorrow with the Niagara Falls Poker Room's First Wednesday of the Month tournament beginning at 7 p.m.
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