Day 1 Completed
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Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
The eighth tournament of the 2019 BPO saw a total of 76 entrants walk through the doors to take a shot at some four-card poker. After roughly ten hours of play, it was Gabriel Berkland emerging as the champion of Event #8: $340 PLO.
Berkland outlasted a tough final table to take down the first-place prize of $7,741 and a prestigious Borgata trophy. It marked the biggest cash on Berkland's resume as well as his first-ever tournament win.
The St. Louis, Missouri native started the final table third in chips and continued to climb throughout the next seven eliminations. Once heads-up play started it was a back-and-forth venture for both Berkland and Robert Levy.
Levy, unlike Berkland, started the final table with peanuts, having just seven big blinds. Levy took that 40,000 stack and spun it up almost instantly. Once Levy neared the top he never looked back until the final two started their battle. Levy drew first blood and took a commanding 2-to-1 chip lead in just a few hands. Berkland fought back and retook the lead shortly after, not knowing that he would soon be the last player standing.
During the last hand of the night, Levy opened from the button and Berkland defended his big blind. Berkland then check-raised all in on the flop and Levy obliged. Berkland tabled a straight draw and Levy top pair. The turn paired the board as Levy was still ahead but the river came down in favor of Berkland, completing his straight and Levy was eliminated in second for a respectable $4,202.
Finale Table Results
Event #2 Final Results
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Robert Levy opened to 120,000 from the button, Gabriel Berkland called and the dealer fanned out on the flop. Berkland checked to Levy who pushed in a bet of 240,000.
Berkland check-raised all of his chips into the middle and Levy called for his remaining 630,000. Players turned over their hands in what could be the last hand of the night.
Levy had the current best hand with his pair of jacks but Berkland had outs to take down the pot. An landed on the turn and Berkland needed to hit or he would be doubling Levy up. The completed the board and also completed the straight for Berkland who took down the pot, eliminating Levy from the tournament in second for a respectable $4,202.
The remaining two players will now be taking a 5-minute break.
The flop read and there was 40,000 in the pot. Gabriel Berkland bet 25,000 and David Elyazyan raised to 115,000. Berkland three-bet to 300,000 and Elyazyan shoved for 516,000 effective. Berkland snap-called and the players tabled their hands.
Berkland's flopped full house had Elyazyan drawing to runner queens to take down the pot. An on the turn cemented the hand for Berkland who had Elyazyan drawing dead to the river card, eliminating him in third place.