Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 Completed
Soukha Kachittavong was the chip leader when the final seven players in the $500K GTD Event #3: $600 Deepstack Kick-Off NLH opted for an ICM adjusted payout and called it a day. Kachittavong takes first place and will collect $87,443 to go with the hefty Borgata Fall Poker Open trophy, officially booking his fourth win here at Borgata.
The poker pro does most of his winning closer to his home (Rhode Island) in the Connecticut casinos, but Borgata is a favorite locale for him as well. He won this same event during the 2017 Borgata Spring Poker Open, topping a field twice the size of this one in that $1M GTD event, earning $127,637 in a nine-way deal. Today's score will push his total reported live earnings past $1.9 million.
Runner-up Jean Paul Norero has now cashed in back-to-back events in this series. He was the chip leader at the start of the day, but the lead changed hands several times over the course of play. He was second in chips when the deal was struck and collects $84,112 for second place. In Event #1: $560 Super Survivor NLH, he made the final 10% of players and scored $5,000 in the first Main Event of this series.
Two World Poker Tour Champions Club members were part of this final table deal. Victor Ramdin takes third place and $79,692, bringing his lifetime earnings up to more than $4.9 million. Mike Linster improved on his 15th place finish in last September's Borgata Poker Open Kick-Off ($8,853), moving up ten spots and finishing fifth for $50,369. That will take his career earnings over the $2 million mark.
Final Table Results
|2||Jean Paul Norero||$84,112*|
*Indicates Adjusted Payouts
Day 3 Action
She was not part of the deal, but the last woman in this event was BorgataPoker.com sponsored pro Katie Stone. She was eliminated in ninth place when her pocket kings were out-flopped by Kachittavong's pocket eights and his set held up to send her to the rail ($13,212). Coincidentally, her husband Joe Cappuccio finished 2nd in this event last Fall in a heads-up deal, earning $128,358.
Eighteen players returned to the felt for Day 2 with Jean Paul Norero leading the way. The second player to be eliminated was well-known pro Jon Borenstein who has final-tabled this event before. During the 2016 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, he finished sixth for $86,589. Today his luck ran out when all-in with ace-jack against Bin Weng's pocket jacks and he finished 17th for $3,956.
The magnificent seven agreed to the ICM numbers based on chip counts below and a deal was struck. As the chip leader, Soukha Kachittavong claims his fourth Borgata title and pushes his career earnings up to $1.9 million.
|2||Jean Paul Norero||$84,112|
|Jean Paul Norero||8,590,000|
The final seven again decided to talk chop, so here are the current chip standings:
|Jean Paul Norero||8,590,000||490,000|
Gilberto Taveras-Garcia opened for 360,000 on the button and got three-bet by Victor Ramdin in the big blind. Taveras-Garcia came over the top and all the chips went in.
Taveras-Garcia's was up against Ramdin's . The board came and Ramdin took the pot.
Eric Hayes moved in under-the-gun for 1,290,000. Gilberto Taveras-Garcia made the call from the middle and the hands were tabled.
Hayes' was ahead of and dominating his opponent's . The board of changed nothing and Hayes doubled up.
Mike Linster opened for 250,000 on the button and got action from Soukha Kachittavong in the big blind. On the flop of , Kachittavong checked, Linster bet 215,000, and Kachittavong called.
Turn was the , pairing the board, and both players checked. The completed the board and Kachittavong led for 950,000. Linster gave it some thought, then surrendered, saying he had ace-four and got counterfeited. Kachittavong said he had ace-queen and they would have chopped.
On the next hand, Jean Paul Norero opened for 350,000 and Kachittavong called from the small blind. The flop fell and both checked. Turn was the and Kachittavong checked again. Norero bet 300,000 and got called.
River brought the and they checked it down. Norero showed and Kachittavong mucked.
|Jean Paul Norero||8,100,000||330,000|
Victor Ramdin opened for 250,000, getting action from Gilberto Taveras-Garcia in the big blind.
On the monochrome flop of , Taveras-Garcia checked, Ramdin bet 300,000, Taveras-Garcia check-raised to 1 million, Ramdin shoved for 3,320,000 total and got the call.
Taveras-Garcia had for top two pair, but Ramdin had for the nut flush. The board completed with and Ramdin doubled to more than 7 million.
The clock was paused for some deal discussion, but talks broke down and play has resumed. Here are the chip standings:
|Jean Paul Norero||7,770,000||-1,330,000|