2019 Borgata Poker Open

Event #8: $340 PLO
Day: 1
Event Info

2019 Borgata Poker Open

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
15,000 / 30,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Event #8: $340 PLO

Day 1 Completed

Gabriel Berkland Takes Down 2019 BPO Event #8: $340 PLO for $7,741

Level 22 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante
Gabriel Berkland
Gabriel Berkland

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

1Gabriel Berkland$7,741
2Robert Levy$4,202
3David Elyazyan$2,654
4Hyndi Khomutetsky$1,990
5Dan Sweeney$1,548
6Peter Ippolito$1,327
7David Prociak$1,106
8Joe Rowe$885
9Peter Walsworth$664

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of Event #8: $340 PLO, tune in for the rest of the series as all of the action unfolds.

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Robert Levy Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,202)

Level 22 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante
Robert Levy
Robert Levy

Robert Levy opened to 120,000 from the button, Gabriel Berkland called and the dealer fanned out {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} 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.

Robert Levy: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Gabriel Berkland: {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

Levy had the current best hand with his pair of jacks but Berkland had outs to take down the pot. An {8-Hearts} landed on the turn and Berkland needed to hit or he would be doubling Levy up. The {7-Spades} 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.

Player Chips Progress
Gabriel Berkland us
Gabriel Berkland
1,900,000 1,350,000
Robert Levy us
Robert Levy

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Level: 22

Blinds: 15,000/30,000

Ante: 0

David Elyazyan Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,654)

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 0 ante

The flop read {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} 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.

David Elyazyan: {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Gabriel Berkland: {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

Berkland's flopped full house had Elyazyan drawing to runner queens to take down the pot. An {a-Spades} on the turn cemented the hand for Berkland who had Elyazyan drawing dead to the {j-Clubs} river card, eliminating him in third place.

Player Chips Progress
Gabriel Berkland us
Gabriel Berkland
1,480,000 1,065,000
David Elyazyan us
David Elyazyan

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