Will Givens Wins Borgata Six-Max Title; Almighty Stack & Bounty Crown Winners
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The 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open is entering its home stretch with the start of its $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Championship Event. However, before that tournament - which PokerNews is live reporting here - got underway, a slew of side event winners was crowned over the weekend. Take a look at those who captured coveted Borgata trophies.
Will Givens Wins the Six-Max NLH for $91,017
Event #14: $1,090 Six Max NLH drew a massive total of 383 entries creating a prize pool of over $371,000. It was a stacked field that concluded with two WSOP bracelet winners facing off for the Borgata Winter Poker Open title.
It was smooth sailing for Will Givens (pictured above) for much of the day and he managed to stay near the top of the chip counts throughout. Anthony Zinno vaulted to the top after eliminating Ryan Eriquezzo in fourth place when his pocket kings held up against Eriquezzo's big slick.
Tomas Soderstrom was the next player to fall in third place and Zinno would enter heads-up play with more than a 2:1 chip lead. Givens kept his composure chipping away at Zinno until he found a massive double-up holding ten-nine against the ten-eight of Zinno on the ten-high flop.
Givens never looked back and was crowned the Borgata Winter Poker Open Six-Max NLH Champion earning $91,017 and his second Borgata Poker Open title.
Six-Max Final Table Results
Kareem Marshall Takes Down the Almighty Stack
After almost six hours of play on Sunday, Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack ended after a six-way deal. Kareem Marshall took the lion-share of the prize pool with $124,487.54. It marked Marshall’s second-biggest live tournament cash ever after winning $180,000 in Las Vegas during the WPT500 in 2014 after finishing in second place behind Sean Yu. The win propelled Marshall to over the $500,000-mark according to Hendon Mob.
Almighty Stack Final Table Results
|1||Kareem Marshall||United States||$124,487.54*|
|2||Ray Medlin Sr||United States||$120,000.00*|
|3||Luis Trujillo||United States||$111,419.78*|
|4||Luis Rodriguez (US)||United States||$90,283.59*|
|5||Daniel Tu||United States||$71,767.97*|
|6||John Long||United States||$62,538.12*|
|7||Chad Tardif||United States||$33,071.00|
|8||Dennis Gainer||United States||$22,237.00|
|9||Ryan Tamanini||United States||$15,965.00|
*denotes six-way deal
Alberto Sabogali Takes Down Purple Chip Bounty
The 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open crowned another winner in Event #18: $1,560 Purple Chip Bounty and emerging victorious was Alberto Sabogali, who best a field of 164 entries to take down the $46,929 first-place prize, along with a Borgata trophy.
Sabogali has amassed over $700,000 in live career earnings and now has his second cash of the year just a week after getting fourth place in a $600 Wynn tournament for $12,903. The Bogota, Colombia native collected his largest career cash for $46,929, plus 16 bounties throughout the day.
The day was not without obstacle for Sabogali as he faced a tough final table that included the likes of Fikret Kovac (2nd - $26,248), Emile Schiff (5th - $9,545), Tony Dunst (8th - $4,772), and Amnon Filippi (9th - $3,579). The most well-known player being Dunst who started the final table just behind Sabogali in the chip counts but quickly spiraled into an eighth-place finish.
Purple Chip Bounty Final Table Results
Saturday Series Deepstack Ends in Four-Way Deal
With the elimination of Shadrach Tercy in fifth in Event #16: $400 Saturday Series Deepstack, the final four players began to discuss an adjusted payout deal.
The stacks were counted down and after a bit of negotiation, a deal was struck as the clock struck 5:00 a.m. in the Event Center.
Peter Sennon, who was holding the chip lead at the time of the deal, took first place earning $39,422 and his second Borgata Poker Open trophy.
Sennon caught fire with two tables left and he was a one-man wrecking crew at the final table sending player after player to the rail.
Florida tournament pro Rafael Reis finished as the Saturday Series runner-up earning $31,971 for his second-place finish.
Paul Weinberger earned $27,785 for his third-place finish and Borgata fan-favorite Rick Ruffman took home $22,249 for his fourth-place finish.
Saturday Series Final Table Results
*Indicates Adjusted Payout
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