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Ryan Tamanini & Faisal Siddiqui Among Recent 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open Winners

Ryan Tamanini

After two days of poker, Event #10: $300 Deepest Stack Double Header concluded with Ryan Tamanini walking away with $64,032 and the iconic Borgata trophy after defeating Adam Harrow heads-up. One of the marquee events of the 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open attracted a massive 1,166 entries to create a colossal prize pool of $294,066, easily surpassing the $200,000 guarantee that was set.

Tamanini improved on his biggest live cash ever and is creeping closer to the $500,000-mark in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. After coming close to a final table in the $400 Black Chip Bounty Deepstack event earlier during the festival, Tamanini managed to overcome a final table that wasn’t easy. Joshua Tepper, Kevin Feser, Frank Marasco, Roberto Pena, Artur Dukaj, Vincent Giuliano, and Everton Taylor (last year’s runner-up) all made the top nine too.

Event #10 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ryan TamaniniUnited States$64,032
2Adam HarrowUnited States$38,229
3Joshua TepperUnited States$23,378
4Kevin FeserUnited States$19,555
5Frank MarascoUnited States$16,174
6Roberto PenaUnited States$13,086
7Artur DukajUnited States$10,292
8Vincent GiulianoUnited States$7,646
9Everton TaylorUnited States$5,396

Click here for a full recap of Tamanini's win.

Faisal Siddiqui Takes Down Seniors Event

Faisal Siddiqui
Faisal Siddiqui

In Event #7: $340 Seniors it was none other than Faisal Siddiqui taking home the title, along with the lion's share of an adjusted payout deal worth $10,500.

A total of 184 entries participated and after just 12 hours of play, only six players remained. The final six took to a discussion and decided quickly on an adjusted payout that sent the largest piece to well-known Siddiqui as he had an overwhelming chip lead at the time.

The remaining five players split up the prize pool as follows Dominick Sannino ($7,212), Charles Marchese ($7,088), Al Riccobono ($6,428), John Visco ($5,523), and Mike Zgorski ($3,407).

Event #7: $340 Seniors Event Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Faisal SiddiquiUnited States$10,500*
2Dominick SanninoUnited States$7,212*
3Charles MarcheseUnited States$7,088*
4Al RiccobonoUnited States$6,428*
5John ViscoUnited States$5,523*
6Mike ZgorskiUnited States$3,407*
7John KuzmechUnited States$2,147
8Bill WhiteUnited States$1,606
9Nicholas PeperoneUnited States$1,205

*Denotes six-handed deal.

Federico Ottenio Wins Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better

Federico Ottenio
Federico Ottenio

Day 2 of the 2020 BWPO Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better event only lasted about five and a half hours when Brooklyn, New York resident Federico Ottenio accumulated all 2.1 million chips in play. Due to an adjusted payout agreement made when four players remained, Ottenio collected $6,400 for finishing in first.

This is the third Borgata title and second Open Series win for Ottenio. His best live cash of $325,127 came for his first-place finish in the 2015 Borgata Poker Open Event #1: $560 Deep Stack Kick-Off $2 Million GTD event. It is also Ottenio's second cash of this BWPO series; his first came in Event #3: $500 Black Chip Bounty NLH, where he finished 27th for $1,780.

Event #12 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Federico OttenioUnited States$6,400*
2John ReissUnited States$5,600*
3Pamela JamisonUnited States$5,244*
4Timothy D'AlessandroUnited States$5,000*
5Leonardo PalermoUnited States$1,986
6Joseph CambareriUnited States$1,681
7Menachem RosenbergUnited States$1,222
8John DidioUnited States$917

*Indicates Adjusted Payout

Todd Rodenborn Ships Event #9: $230 PLO

Todd Rodenborn
Todd Rodenborn

In Event #9: $230 Pot-Limit Omaha, Todd Rodenborn topped a 121-entry field to claim a $6,927 top prize.

Rodenborn has accumulated over $130,000 in live career earnings and has seen almost all of his success come right here at the Borgata. His largest cash took place here in 2012 when he placed second for $72,921. Although this cash is not his biggest, it is indeed his first recorded victory and with that, he takes home a shiny new Borgata trophy.

Rodenborn found a chip lead early at the final table and really had now hiccups en route to his victory but rounding out the top three to cash in this event were Franklin Moody (2nd - $3,873) and Joseph Bowles (3rd - $2,347). Both of which were just too out stacked by the likes of the eventual winner, losing in just a matter of hands once three-handed play began.

Event #9: $230 Pot-Limit Omaha Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Todd RodenbornUnited States$6,927
2Franklin MoodyUnited States$3,873
3Joseph BowlesUnited States$2,347
4Eric ChristensenUnited States$1,878
5Denise RemickUnited States$1,408
6Demetrios FrangiasUnited States$1,174
7Kirron ChanUnited States$939
8Richard TibollaUnited States$704
9Thomas KooUnited States$528

Frank Simone Wins the $230 Deeper Stack

Frank Simone
Frank Simone

Event #8 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open was the $230 Deeper Stack NLH $25,000 Guaranteed. There were 346 total entries and when the smoke cleared in the early morning hours Frank Simone was the last man standing.

Simone entered the final table with the chip lead and after eliminating Fady Khabbaz he stayed at the top for much of the night.

Simone then sent Michael Rosner to the rail in third holding pocket jacks and he brought a healthy chip lead into heads-up play against Stephen Silverman. Just a few hands later it was Simone in the winner's circles earning $18,121 and his first Borgata Poker Open trophy.

PlacePlayerPayout
1Frank Simone$18,121
2Stephen Silverman$6,263
3Michael Rosner$6,263
4Naomi Mayor$5,034
5Carlos Matos$3,960
6Mike Dentale$3,256
7Fady Khabbaz$2,618
8David Assadourian$1,980
9David Goldfischer$1,342

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