Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||8,000 / 15,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
The eighth event of the 2019 Borgata Fall Poker Open came to an end after the final four struck an adjusted payout deal. The chips were counted and it was JJ Liu holding the lead, making her the winner of the biggest piece of the pie worth $8,562, as well as a shiny new Event #8: $340 Seniors NLH Borgata Trophy.
The other three players that took part in the deal split it up as so: Michael Mucci took down second place money on the adjusted deal for $7,661, Jennifer Ames secured herself $7,267, and Howard Schuman pocketed $6,123.
Liu added her first Borgata trophy to her already stacked resume that includes $3.3 million in live career earnings. She came into the final table near the top and never let up on her opponents, applying her aggressive playstyle to almost every hand. The Taipei, Taiwan native already has two cashes during the series and is sure to add many more by the time it wraps up.
Senior Event Final Table Results
|2||Michael Mucci||United States||$7,661*|
|3||Jennifer Ames||United States||$7,267*|
|4||Howard Schuman||United States||$6,123*|
|6||Mitchell Mantin||United States||$2,313|
|7||Bob Clause||United States||$1,851|
|8||Dave Hollenberg||United States||$1,388|
|9||Damon Ferrante||United States||$1,041|
*Denotes four-way deal.
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The four remaining players are now taking a short break to discuss a deal.
Jennifer Ames opened and Doug Paulson moved all in for around 250,000. Ames called and the two tabled their hands with Paulson at risk of elimination.
The board came down and Ames pulled in the pot, eliminating Paulson from the tournament in fifth place for $2,776.
JJ Liu opened to 32,00 from the cutoff and Mitchell Mantin defended his big blind. The dealer fanned out on the flop, Mantin quickly shoved his 130,000 stack into the middle and Liu just as quickly called, putting Mantin at risk.
Mantin flopped two pair but was behind as Liu had a straight. A turn and river changed not a thing as Mantin was eliminated by the straight of Liu.
The flop read and there was 112,000 in the middle. Doug Paulson bet 55,000 and Howard Schuman called to see the turn card where both players checked through to the river.
Paulson tapped the table on the completed board to Schuman, he bet 125,000 and Paulson quickly evacuated, shipping the pot to Schuman.
The remaining players will now be taking a 15-minute break.