Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
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
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.
It was a classic coin flip and the 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.
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 and Marasco showed .
The board ran out and Marasco improved to a straight to score the knockout.
Tangam is our third place finisher earning $15,278 for his efforts.
A short stacked David Elliott moved all in for 250,000 and all three players called. They saw a flop of and the action checked around.
The turn was the and Frank Simone bet 300,000. Raj Tangam called and both players checked the river card.
Simone tabled his 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.
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 but he was dominated by the of Calabrese.
The dealer fanned the flop and Tangam spiked his nine in the window to take the lead.
The turn and river were no help to Calabrese and he was eliminated in fifth place earning $9,506 for his efforts.
Grigoriy Shvarts got his stack of about 1,000,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Frank Marasco.
Marasco improved to a flush and Shvarts was eliminated in sixth place earning $7,809 for his efforts.