2019 Borgata Poker Open

Event #9: $300 Deepest Stack NLH
Days: 2
Event Info

2019 Borgata Poker Open

Event Info
Prize Pool
Players Left
Average Chip Stack
Total Chips
Level Info
120,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

Event #9: $300 Deepest Stack NLH

Day 2 Completed

Final Six Strike a Deal in Event #9: $300 Deepest Stack NLH

Level 32 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Kevin Tsao, Arie Praisman, Peter Zarriello, Ory Hen, and Kenny Nguyen
Kevin Tsao, Arie Praisman, Peter Zarriello, Ory Hen, and Kenny Nguyen

The second day of Event #9: $300 Deepest Stack NLH has now come to an end after roughly ten hours of play with six players all accepting an adjusted payout deal. A total of 837 entry slips were sold for this event, creating a $211,092 prize pool that just slipped by the guarantee.

The six players remaining at the end of the night all split up the remaining $129,505 amongst themselves with Ory Hen pulling the lion's share for $35,250. Although Hen took down the biggest prize it was Kenny Nguyen who ended up with the Borgata Poker Open trophy.

Kenny Nguyen Takes Home the Trophy
Kenny Nguyen Takes Home the Trophy

Event #6 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize (USD)
1Ory HenCooper City, FL$35,250*
2Kenny NguyenLynwood, IL$25,248*
3Kevin TsaoForest Hills, NY$21,607*
4Peter ZarrielloNew Egypt, NJ$20,500*
5Gary GalmanUnknown$17,400*
6Arie PraismanJerusalem, Israel$9,499
7Yehuda BalinBrooklyn, NY$7,599
8Nick PalmaNew Rochelle, NY,$5,699
9Jacob EdelmanHewlett, NY$4,011

Final Day Action

The second day of Event #9: $300 Deepest Stack NLH had just 150 return of the 837 entries that were accumulated. It took just under two hours of play before the bubble popped, and unfortunately for Kastriot Gjelaj, he was the last person to not make the money. Gjelaj moved all in with ace-ten, only to run into the pocket kings of James Oconnor. Gjelaj failed to catch up, sending the pot to Oconnor who popped the bubble and the remaining 81 players were all now guaranteed a $528 payday.

As per usual the field quickly depleted upon reaching the money with many familiar faces hitting the wayside including Will Givens who ran up a stack late on the second flight but could not land a card against Gary Gelman when it counted the most and he was eliminated early into the money.

Once the tournament was down to the final three tables it was Kenny Nguyen who took over. Nguyen built his stack up to over a million and then struck gold with ace-queen against pocket queens, eliminating an opponent with a lucky runout. Only moments after, Michael Cohen moved all in with king-jack for 1.5 million from the hijack and Nguyen woke up with big slick in the big blind, sending Cohen out as he secured a massive stack that he brought to the final two tables.

Nguyen led the final 17 redraw and it was not long before the players started to fall. Dean Chimienti, Leonard Sande, and William Baxavaneos all took an exit instantly. William Mcallister, Gerard Carbery, and Tony Anitra all held on a little bit longer but still failed to see the final table.

The final ten took to their seats and it was Arie Praisman with the lead, after running over the final two tables. It would not take long until a first victim headed to the payout desk in Geoffrey Girgis who shoved his two blinds into the middle with three-two of diamonds. Nguyen called with his king-queen, turning two pair as Girgis took an exit in tenth place.

Jacob Edelman was another short stack who jammed from the small blind and Ory Hen hooked him up. Edelman tabled jack-ten and Hen turned over king-nine. Neither player hit anything and Hen took down the pot, eliminating Edelman. Nick Palma has a personality that everyone loves at the table and he also had a decent stack to start the final table. After a few small pots were lost he looked down at a pair of dimes and three-bet all in over the open of Nguyen who snap-called with ace-queen. The flop came down with an ace and the rest is history as Palma was eliminated in eight place.

The last person to take an exit before an adjusted payout was agreed upon was Yehuda Balin in seventh. Balin battled as well as anyone, prolonging his eventual demise to the maximum. He found a good spot to secure a double up with his four-two of hearts on a two heart flop with a wheel draw, but Nguyen had other plans. Nguyen tabled six-five for bottom pair, he managed to fade the turn and river, sending Balin out in seventh.

That concludes the PokerNews coverage of this event, but be sure to check out all our live updates on Event #10: $400 Almighty Stack NLH...HERE

Tags: Kenny NguyenOry Hen

Yehuda Balin Eliminated in 7th Place ($7,599)

Level 32 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Yehuda Balin
Yehuda Balin

Kenny Nguyen limped from the small blind and Yehuda Balin checked his option. The dealer fanned out {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{5-Clubs} on the flop and Nguyen moved all in, Balin snap-called for his last 360,000 and the two tabled their cards.

Yehuda Balin: {4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Kenny Nguyen: {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

Balin had a lot of outs to secure a double and Nguyen needed to dodge to take down the pot.

A {j-Clubs} landed on the turn, leaving Balin with one more chance for romance. The {k-Diamonds} completed the board, failing to improve Balin who was eliminated in seventh by Nguyen.

Player Chips Progress
Kenny Nguyen us
Kenny Nguyen
5,250,000 450,000
Yehuda Balin us
Yehuda Balin

Tags: Kenny NguyenYehuda Balin

A Look at the Remaining 2019 Borgata Poker Open Schedule

Level 32 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Wednesday, September 1111 a.m.Event #10: $400 Almighty Stack Day 1c
Wednesday, September 113 p.m.Event #11: $450 HOSE
Wednesday, September 115 p.m.Event #10: $400 Almighty Stack Day 1d
Thursday, September 1210 a.m.Event #10: $400 Almighty Stack Day 1e
Thursday, September 126 p.m.Event #10: $400 Almighty Stack Day 1f
Friday, September 13NoonEvent #10: $400 Almighty Stack Day 2
Friday, September 131 p.m.Event #12: $1,090 NLH 6-Max Day 1
Friday, September 135 p.m.Event #13: $560 Super Survivor NLH
Saturday, September 1411 a.m.Event #14: $400 Saturday Series Deepstack
Saturday, September 14NoonEvent #10: $400 Almighty Stack Day 3
Saturday, September 14NoonEvent #12: $1,090 NLH 6-Max Day 2
Saturday, September 141 p.m.Event #15: $230 Ladies NLH
Saturday, September 143 p.m.Event #16: $3,150 Heads-Up Day 1
Sunday, September 1511 a.m.Event #18: $3,500 WPT BPO Day 1a
Sunday, September 15NoonEvent #16: $3,150 Heads-Up Day 2
Sunday, September 154 p.m.Event #17: $1,060 Purple Chip Bounty
Monday, September 1611 a.m.Event #18: $3,500 WPT BPO Day 1b
Tuesday, September 1711 a.m.Event #19: $350 Double Green Chip Deepstack Bounty
Tuesday, September 17NoonEvent #18: $3,500 WPT BPO Day 2
Tuesday, September 173 p.m.Event #20: $1,560 Purple Chip Bounty 8-Max Semi Turbo
Wednesday, September 1811 a.m.Event #21: $300 Deep Stack NLH ($100K GTD)
Wednesday, September 18NoonEvent #18: $3,500 WPT BPO Day 3
Thursday, September 1911 a.m.Event #22: $230 Deeper Stack NLH
Thursday, September 19NoonEvent #18: $3,500 WPT BPO Day 4
Friday, September 2011 a.m.Event #23: $300 Deepest Stack
Friday, September 202 p.m.Event #18: $3,500 WPT BPO Day Final Table

Nick Palma Eliminated in 8th Place ($5,699)

Level 32 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Nicholas Palms
Nicholas Palms

Kenny Nguyen moved all in from the cutoff for around 2,900,000 and Nick Palma moved all in for less, players turned over their hands.

Nick Palma: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Kenny Nguyen: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came down {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Nguyen took a commanding lead with his flopped bullet. A {9-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn, giving Palma some added straight outs.

The river came down a brick as the {3-Spades} hit the felt, and Nguyen took down the pot with his pair of aces, eliminating Palma from the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Kenny Nguyen us
Kenny Nguyen
4,800,000 2,450,000
Nick Palma us
Nick Palma

Tags: Kenny NguyenNick Palma

Jacob Edelman Eliminated in 9th Place ($4,011)

Level 32 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Jacob Edelman
Jacob Edelman

Jacob Edelman moved all in from the small blind for around 1,200,000 and Ory Hen called from the big blind, putting Edelman at risk.

Jacob Edelman: {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Ory Hen: {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The flop came down {7-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Hen was still in the lead. An {8-Diamonds} landed on the turn and Edelman called for a nine, but the {3-Clubs} came down instead, completing the board as Hen took down the pot, eliminating Edelman from the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Ory Hen us
Ory Hen
5,900,000 1,725,000
Jacob Edelman us
Jacob Edelman

Tags: Jacob EdelmanOry Hen

Level: 32

Blinds: 120,000/250,000

Ante: 250,000