Ryan Tamanini & Faisal Siddiqui Among Recent 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open Winners
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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
|1||Ryan Tamanini||United States||$64,032|
|2||Adam Harrow||United States||$38,229|
|3||Joshua Tepper||United States||$23,378|
|4||Kevin Feser||United States||$19,555|
|5||Frank Marasco||United States||$16,174|
|6||Roberto Pena||United States||$13,086|
|7||Artur Dukaj||United States||$10,292|
|8||Vincent Giuliano||United States||$7,646|
|9||Everton Taylor||United States||$5,396|
Faisal Siddiqui Takes Down Seniors Event
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
|1||Faisal Siddiqui||United States||$10,500*|
|2||Dominick Sannino||United States||$7,212*|
|3||Charles Marchese||United States||$7,088*|
|4||Al Riccobono||United States||$6,428*|
|5||John Visco||United States||$5,523*|
|6||Mike Zgorski||United States||$3,407*|
|7||John Kuzmech||United States||$2,147|
|8||Bill White||United States||$1,606|
|9||Nicholas Peperone||United States||$1,205|
*Denotes six-handed deal.
Federico Ottenio Wins Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better
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
|1||Federico Ottenio||United States||$6,400*|
|2||John Reiss||United States||$5,600*|
|3||Pamela Jamison||United States||$5,244*|
|4||Timothy D'Alessandro||United States||$5,000*|
|5||Leonardo Palermo||United States||$1,986|
|6||Joseph Cambareri||United States||$1,681|
|7||Menachem Rosenberg||United States||$1,222|
|8||John Didio||United States||$917|
*Indicates Adjusted Payout
Todd Rodenborn Ships Event #9: $230 PLO
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
|1||Todd Rodenborn||United States||$6,927|
|2||Franklin Moody||United States||$3,873|
|3||Joseph Bowles||United States||$2,347|
|4||Eric Christensen||United States||$1,878|
|5||Denise Remick||United States||$1,408|
|6||Demetrios Frangias||United States||$1,174|
|7||Kirron Chan||United States||$939|
|8||Richard Tibolla||United States||$704|
|9||Thomas Koo||United States||$528|
Frank Simone Wins the $230 Deeper Stack
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.
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