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Event #16: $400 Saturday Series Deepstack

Event Info

Prize Pool $169,750
Players 500

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 500
Event #16: $400 Saturday Series Deepstack
Day 1 Completed

Frank Marasco Wins the Saturday Series NLH ($42,258)

TKBluffs • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Frank Marasco
Frank Marasco

There was a massive turnout for the 2019 Borgata Poker Open Event #16 $400 Saturday Series NLH with 500 entries creating a prize pool of over $169,000.

When the dust settled in the early morning hours, Frank Marasco was the last man standing in the Signature Room.

Marasco picked his spots at the final table flying under the radar and caught fire at the perfect time. He eliminated Raj Tangam in third place and brought a slight chip lead into heads-up play with Frank Simone.

It didn't take long for all of the chips to get in the middle and it was a classic coin flip with Marasco holding pocket queens and Simone holding ace-king. The board ran out clean for Simone and he took home his first Borgata Poker Open trophy along with $42,258.

Final Table Results

1Frank Marasco$42,258
2Frank Simone$23,765
3Raj Tangam$15,278
4David Elliott$12,137
5Rob Calabrese$9,506
6Grigoriy Shvarts$7,809
7Hal Neeman$6,196
8Oren Siedlecki$4,838
9Tim Allison$3,395
10Roland Israelashvili$2,207

Tags: Frank MarascoFrank SimoneRaj Tangam

Frank Simone Eliminated in 2nd Place ($23,765)

TKBluffs • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Frank Simone
Frank Simone

In one of the first hands of heads-up play a pre-flop raising war broke out. The end result was Frank Simone moving all in for just over 6,000,000 and Frank Marasco snap calling.

Frank Marasco: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Frank Simone: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

It was a classic coin flip and the {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs} runout sealed the deal for Marasco.

The two players shook hands and Simone is our Saturday Series runner up earning $23,765 for his efforts.

Frank Marasco us 12,500,000 6,220,000
Frank Simone us Busted

Tags: Frank MarascoFrank Simone

Eliminated in 3rd Place ($15,278)

TKBluffs • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Raj Tangam
Raj Tangam

Raj Tangam raised to 375,000 and Frank Marasco moved all in from the small blind. Tangam called for his last 2,750,000 turning over {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Marasco showed {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}.

The board ran out {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and Marasco improved to a straight to score the knockout.

Tangam is our third place finisher earning $15,278 for his efforts.

Frank Marasco us 6,280,000 3,280,000
Raj Tangam US Busted

Tags: Frank MarascoRaj Tangam


David Elliott Eliminated in 4th Place ($12,137)

TKBluffs • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
David Elliott
David Elliott

A short stacked David Elliott moved all in for 250,000 and all three players called. They saw a flop of {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and the action checked around.

The turn was the {j-Hearts} and Frank Simone bet 300,000. Raj Tangam called and both players checked the {10-Clubs} river card.

Simone tabled his {j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and the players fired their hands face down into the muck.

Elliott was eliminated in fourth place and he takes home $12,137 for his efforts.

Frank Simone us 5,400,000 600,000
David Elliott US Busted

Tags: Frank SimoneRaj TangamDavid Elliott

Rob Calabrese Eliminated in 5th Place ($9,506)

TKBluffs • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Rob Calabrese
Rob Calabrese

Raj Tangam moved all in from the small blind and Rob Calabrese called for his last 1,500,000 from the big blind.

Tangam turned over {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds} but he was dominated by the {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} of Calabrese.

The dealer fanned the {9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop and Tangam spiked his nine in the window to take the lead.

The turn {q-Spades} and river {3-Clubs} were no help to Calabrese and he was eliminated in fifth place earning $9,506 for his efforts.

Raj Tangam US 3,800,000 1,550,000
Rob Calabrese us Busted

Tags: Raj TangamRob Calabrese