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Event #12: $340 OE H/L 8B

Event Info

Prize Pool $30,555
Players 105

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 20
Event #12: $340 OE H/L 8B
Day 2 Completed

Federico Ottenio Wins the 2020 BWPO Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better for $6,400

KaelaineMinton • Level 27
Federico Ottenio
Federico Ottenio

Day 2 of the 2020 BWPO Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better event only lasted about five and a half hours when Brooklyn, New York resident Federico Ottenio accumulated all 2.1 million chips in play. Due to an adjusted payout agreement made when four players remained, Ottenio collected $6,400 for finishing in first.

This is the third Borgata title and second Open Series win for Ottenio. His best live cash of $325,127 came for his first-place finish in the 2015 Borgata Poker Open Event #1: $560 Deep Stack Kick-Off $2 Million GTD event. It is also Ottenio's second cash of this BWPO series; his first came in Event #3: $500 Black Chip Bounty NLH, where he finished 27th for $1,780.

Heads-up play began with Ottenio holding a 3:1 chip lead over runner-up John Reiss. At one point during their battle, Reiss pulled nearly even in chips but was never able to take the advantage. Reiss earned $5,600 for second place, but the WSOP Circuit ring winner from Omaha, Nebraska, really had his sights set on that hefty Borgata Hotel replica trophy. He was denied, however, and had to settle for just the cash.

Third place and $5,244 went to the final woman remaining in this event, Pamela Jamison. Despite starting the day 15th in chips out of 20 returning players, she managed to hold on to make the money and then the final table. After scoring a double knock-out of Leonardo Palermo and Day 2 chip leader Joseph Cambareri in fifth and sixth place respectively, Jamison briefly held the chip lead. This is the Pennsylvanian's first official reported tournament cash here at Borgata and will also be her best live cash. Borgata tournament regular Tim D'Alessandro was also near the bottom of the chip counts at the start of play, but he moved up the ladder to finish fourth for $5,000.

Federico Ottenio (seated), Pamela Jamison, John Reiss (standing left) & Tim D'Alessandro (standing right)
Federico Ottenio (seated), Pamela Jamison, John Reiss (standing left) & Tim D'Alessandro (standing right)

Also making the final table of this event was Menachem Rosenberg, (seventh place) who won two trophy events during the 2019 Borgata Fall Poker Open last November (HOSE and PLO/8).

A couple of notables who made Day 2 but failed to cash were Eddie "Good" Espino and Zach Gruneberg. Espino was next-to-last in chips at the start of the day and ended up bubbling, busting out in 13th place. He's one of only a handful of players to successfully defend a title at Borgata — he won the 2018 Fall Poker Open PLO event, then won the same event one year later during the 2019 BFPO. Gruneberg won two events last September during the 2019 Borgata Poker Open, but despite coming in second in chips, he failed to cash in this event, busting out in 14th.

Event #12 Payouts

1Federico OttenioUnited States$6,400*
2John ReissUnited States$5,600*
3Pamela JamisonUnited States$5,244*
4Timothy D'AlessandroUnited States$5,000*
5Leonardo PalermoUnited States$1,986
6Joseph CambareriUnited States$1,681
7Menachem RosenbergUnited States$1,222
8John DidioUnited States$917
9Gerald PinskerUnited States$764
10Bryce FoxUnited States$611
11Gerald TaylorUnited States$581
12Noah DaiellUnited States$550

*Indicates Adjusted Payout

This concludes the PokerNews coverage of this event but for all the Almighty action, head over to the live blog to see who are all trying to claim their share of the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Tags: Federico OttenioJohn ReissJoseph CambareriLeonardo PalermoMenachem RosenbergPamela JamisonTimothy DalessandroZach Gruneberg

Federico Ottenio Wins Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8B and $6,400!

KaelaineMinton • Level 27
Federico Ottenio
Federico Ottenio

It all came down to a final hand of Stud Hi/Lo. Unlike so many of the all-ins, this time the short stack could not come up with a qualifying low to split the pot.

John Reiss was eliminated in second place, making Federico Ottenio the Event #12: $340 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo 8B winner, taking home $6,400* for first place.

*Indicates Adjusted Payout

Tags: Federico Ottenio

John Reiss Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,600)

KaelaineMinton • Level 27
John Reiss
John Reiss

Playing Stud/8:

After the Omaha/8 round, John Reiss was very short-stacked and when the game switched back to Stud/8, he got all his chips in with a pair of fours and four cards to a low.

Federico Ottenio made two pair, tens and nines and when Reiss failed to qualify a low or improve on his one pair, it was all over.

Reiss earned $5,600* for his runner-up finish.

*Indicates Adjusted Payout

Federico Ottenio us 2,100,000 700,000
John Reiss us Busted

Tags: Federico OttenioJohn Reiss

Level: 27

Limits 80,000/160,000 - Bring In 20,000 - Ante 10,000

Pamela Jamison Eliminated in 3rd Place ($5,244)

KaelaineMinton • Level 26
Pamela Jamison
Pamela Jamison

Playing Omaha/8:

On a flop of {j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}, Federico Ottenio (small blind) bet, Pamela Jamison (big blind) raised, Ottenio re-raised, and Jamison committed the last of her chips.

Ottenio: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Jamison: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}

Ottenio had two pair with a low draw, while Jamison had a low draw and some straight possibilities. The board completed with {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, voiding all lows and draws. Ottenio took the pot with his ace-jack kicker to the trips on board.

Pamela Jamison was busted in third place, earning $5,244*.

*Indicates Adjusted Payout

Federico Ottenio us 1,600,000 400,000
John Reiss us 500,000 150,000
Pamela Jamison US Busted

Tags: Federico OttenioPamela Jamison