Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
Day 1 Completed
With the sun rising, the three remaining players decided to make a deal and the tournament has officially ended with Armando Then taking home the title and the trophy. Here are the official payouts for the remaining three players and the places that each of them signed for:
|2nd||Phong "VIP" Nguyen||$16,747|
Then is a 36-year-old officer at a hospital who comes to Borgata to play in all of their tournament series. "This is my first significant win," he told us after the tournament. "It feels good. Hopefully it's the start of a good swing."
Then told us that he plans on investing his winnings in other events and plans on playing in the $1,000,000 Guarantee Championship Event coming up soon and will play some satellites to try and get into the World Poker Tour Championship Event.
Then bested a field of 299 players in this unique tournament where players received a $100 black chip for every player they knocked out. Early on it was Shiva Ramnath who was acting as the tournament terminator, collecting an impressive ten bounties shortly before the money was reached.
Among those who took part in the tournament but fell short were Anna Khait, Tony Sinishtaj, Kenneth Lind, Victor Ramdin, and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Greg Ostrander who would come up just a bit shy of the title when he was eliminated in 4th place ($7,816). Others who made the money included Olivier Correge (7th - $4,060), Ian O'Leary (11th - $1,320), and Khaled Alwan (22nd - $914).
It's been an exciting opening to the Borgata Spring Poker Open and with a Million Dollar Guarantee coming up later this week as well as the WPT Championship Event, there is sure to be exciting poker action to come. Keep tuning in to PokerNews as we provide you coverage of all the events from start to finish.
Armando Then opened to 100,000 and Josh Supsak made it 270,000 to go. Then thought for a moment and announced that he was all in and Supsak snap-called. Supsak let out a visible sigh when he saw Then's as he was one notch lower with .
The board ran out to give Then the double up.
A few moments later, Supsak doubled up Phong "VIP" Nguyen when his was unable to improve against Nguyen's . After that hand, the chips were pretty even with Then holding a slight chip lead.
Players are on a ten minute break. Updated chip counts are below.
Greg Ostrander and Armando Then had similar stacks and the two got it all in pre-flop with Then having Greg slightly covered. Armando had and would hit the nut flush to crush Greg's . Armando moves up to 800,000 and Ostrander finishes in 4th place.
It was a race between Phong "VIP" Nguyen with and Craig Feldherr with - Craig was unable to improve and Phong scoops the large pot to edge closer to chip leader Josh Supsak. Feldherr finishes in 5th place.
With the board showing , Greg Ostrander bet 100,000 and was called by Josh Supsak. The river was the and Ostrander bet again, this time for 200,000. This time Supsak wasn't just calling - he made it 500,000 to go.
"300 more?" asked Greg. "Holy **it!"
He thought for a few moments longer and made the call, turning over for the nut straight. Unfortunately for him, Josh had flopped a flush with .