Live Events 1
Event #16: $3,150 Heads-Up NLH

Event Info

Buy-in $3,150
Players 51

Level Info

Level 2
Blinds 100 / 200
Ante 200

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1



Event #16: $3,150 Heads-Up NLH
Day 2 Completed

Mike Marder is the BPO Heads-UP NLH Champion ($59,362)

TKBluffs • Level 2: 100-200, 200 ante
Mike Marder
Mike Marder

Event #16 of the Borgata Poker Open was the $3,150 Heads-Up NLH, which saw 51 players vie for the BPO trophy. After several rounds, it was Mike Marder finishing as the last man standing to capture a $59,362 first-place prize and his third BPO trophy. He has now earned over$1.3 million throughout his tournament career.

The New Jersey pro made short work of his first few opponents on his home turf and faced off with Ian O'Hara in the final round.

"I picked some good spots and also feel like I ran good in the final match," Marder said.

Marder cruised through the first match of the finals in no time but things didn't come so easy in the second. The two players battled it for nearly an hour until Marder eventually came out on top.

2019 BPO Heads-Up Results

1Michael Marder$59,362
2Ian O'Hara$29,682
3Adam Zeltser$14,841
4Shannon Shorr$14,841
5Joshua Heinzl$7,421
6Andrew Ostapchenko$7,421
7Ricky Guan$7,421
8Arian Stolt$7,421

Tags: Ian O'HaraMike Marder

Marder Pulling Ahead

TKBluffs • Level 2: 100-200, 200 ante

Ian O'Hara raised to 500 and Mike Marder re-raised to 1,800. O'Hara called and they saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Marder continued with a bet of 1,600.

O'Hara called and both players checked the {4-Diamonds} turn card.

The river was the {10-Spades} and again both players knuckled the felt. Marder turned over {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and O'Hara fired his hand into the muck.

Mike Marder US
Mike Marder
US 28,800
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us 11,200

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Marder Takes Match One


It was a lightning fast first match here in the Heads-Up NLH finals that lasted less than 20-minutes.

Mike Marder came out on top and he takes a 1-0 lead in the best out of three finals round.

The players are now on a break and the second match will begin in just a few moments.

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Finals Underway

Mike Marder and Ian O'Hara
Mike Marder and Ian O'Hara

Mike Marder and Ian O'Hara have returned to the Event Center to face off here in the Event #16: $3,150 Heads-Up NLH finals.

One of these players will be crowned the BPO Heads-Up Champion earning $59,362 and the trophy.


1. $59,362+BPO Trophy
2. $29,682

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Marder and O'Hara Set to Face Off in the Finals

Michael Marder
Michael Marder

The Event #16: $3,150 Heads-Up NLH final match is now set. Mike Marder defeated Adam Zeltser in the semi finals to advance.

The New Jersey pro Marder will be facing off with Florida pro Ian O'Hara here on his homecourt.

We will be crowning our BPO Heads-Up NLH champion here tonight and one of these players will take home $59,362 and the BPO trophy.

Tags: Adam ZeltserIan O'HaraMike Marder

O'Hara Defeats Shorr to Advance to Finals

Ian O'Hara
Ian O'Hara

Ian O'Hara has bested poker pro Shannon Shorr in the semifinals, sending Shorr to the rail in 4th place, earning $14,841.

With lifetime earnings approaching $8 million, Shorr was the most accomplished player in the field. He's been ousted, however, and O'Hara awaits the winner of the Zeltser/Marder match to see whom he will face in the finals.

That match is currently underway and Michael Marder is up one game to none over Adam Zeltser.

Semifinal Matches (winners in bold)

Ian O'Hara vs. Shannon Shorr
Adam Zeltser vs. Michael Marder

Tags: Adam ZeltserIan O'HaraMichael MarderShannon Shorr

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Marder Defeats Heinzl to Advance to Semifinal Round; Final Four Set

Michael Marder
Michael Marder

Michael Marder defeated Joshua Heinzl in their heads-up match, so Marder is the fourth and final player to advance to the semifinals and lock up a cash of at least $14,841. Joshua Heinzl finished in 5th place, earning $7,421.

Elite Eight Results

(Winners in bold)

Ian O'Hara vs. Andrew Ostapchenko
Shannon Shorr vs. Ricky Guan

Arian Stolt vs. Adam Zeltser
Michael Marder vs. Joshua Heinzl

The Final Four

These are the semifinal matches:

Ian O'Hara vs. Shannon Shorr (underway)
Adam Zeltser vs. Michael Marder (beginning shortly)

Tags: Adam ZeltserIan O'HaraMichael MarderShannon Shorr