2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack
Days: 1a
Event Info

2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open

Final Results
Kareem Marshall
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
800,000 / 1,600,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Players Left

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack

Day 1a Completed

Otti Leads Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack NLH Day 1A; Buzgon, Hawkins, and Cajelais Bag

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Olamide Otti (file photo)
Olamide Otti (file photo)

Day 1a of the 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack NLH has come to a close after 17 levels of play. Of the 718 entrants on Day 1a, only 174 managed to get chips in a bag, locking up a seat for Day 2 Friday at 12 noon.

Olamide Otti bagged the lead by a good stretch, putting more than $1.5 million in the bank. He came from behind late in the flight, overtaking several other players already stacking close to one million. Only a handful crossed that milestone.

Otti is followed by Mingda Bi (1,134,000), Tanner Thrush (1,093,000), Kevin Ozcelik (1,043,000), and Michael Procopio (1,000,000). Honorable mentions go to Anthony Conti (996,000) Hot Tran (994,000), and Maurice Hawkins (992,000) who all bagged up just shy of a million.

Other notable stacks in the bag are two-time Borgata titleist Gene Castro (912,000), BorgataPoker.com Sponsored Pro Dan Buzgon (838,000), and WSOP bracelet holder Erik Cajelais (429,000).

Day 1b continues in the back of the Event Center with PokerNews continuing to provide live updates through its conclusion.

The final two Almighty starting flights will take off Thursday, January 23, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time. A complete list of remaining players with their seat assignments and chip counts will be posted before the start of Day 2.

Tags: Anthony ContiDan BuzgonErik CajelaisGene CastroHot TranKevin OzcelikMaurice HawkinsMichael ProcopioMingda BiOlamide OttiTanner Thrush

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
John Hatalovsky us
John Hatalovsky
Olamide Otti us
Olamide Otti
1,560,000 1,560,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Mingda Bi us
Mingda Bi
1,134,000 1,134,000
Tanner Thrush us
Tanner Thrush
1,093,000 -7,000
Kevin Ozcelik us
Kevin Ozcelik
1,043,000 179,000
Michael Procopio us
Michael Procopio
Anthony Conti us
Anthony Conti
996,000 996,000
Hot Tran us
Hot Tran
994,000 994,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
992,000 737,000
Jeff Kostolni us
Jeff Kostolni
981,000 -19,000
Thomas Larson us
Thomas Larson
979,000 -21,000
Ilya Dyment us
Ilya Dyment
945,000 945,000
Eugene Castro us
Eugene Castro
912,000 912,000
Omer Rotman il
Omer Rotman
899,000 -6,000
Nathan Russler us
Nathan Russler
Daniel Buzgon us
Daniel Buzgon
838,000 298,000
Jean Boullianne us
Jean Boullianne
Nan Min us
Nan Min
Robert Thomas us
Robert Thomas
Xiang Lin us
Xiang Lin
Daniel Slocum us
Daniel Slocum
Aaron Pinson us
Aaron Pinson
Keith Burrell us
Keith Burrell
747,000 82,000
Kevin Mccrea us
Kevin Mccrea
744,000 289,000
Maryann Palm us
Maryann Palm
729,000 29,000

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Kings Good for Thrush, Who Takes Flight A Lead

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Tanner Thrush
Tanner Thrush

The player in Seat 7 got all-in holding pocket nines against the pocket kings of Tanner Thrush. The board changed nothing and Seat 7 was felted.

Thrush chipped up to about 1.1 million and is the chip leader as they approach the end of Flight A.

Player Chips Progress
Tanner Thrush us
Tanner Thrush
1,100,000 740,000

Tags: Tanner Thrush

Level: 17

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000

Recent Chip Counts

Level 16 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Maryann Palm us
Maryann Palm
700,000 340,000
Steven Snyder us
Steven Snyder
600,000 360,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
532,000 -118,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Kevin Feser us
Kevin Feser
530,000 430,000
Ricardo Eyzaguirre us
Ricardo Eyzaguirre
506,000 386,000
Timothy Rutherford ca
Timothy Rutherford
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
427,000 257,000
WSOP 1X Winner
David Jackson us
David Jackson
368,000 53,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Anna Antimony us
Anna Antimony
350,000 350,000
Stanley Lee us
Stanley Lee
290,000 -93,000
Asher Conniff us
Asher Conniff
165,000 165,000
WPT 1X Winner
Judith Bielan us
Judith Bielan
137,000 -84,000
She Lok Wong us
She Lok Wong
Ryan Tamanini us
Ryan Tamanini

Rutherford Picks Off Jackson's Bluff

Level 16 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Timothy Rutherford & David Jackson
Timothy Rutherford & David Jackson

It was a battle of the blinds between Timothy Rutherford (small) and David Jackson (big) and on the river, the board read {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Rutherford checked it over to Jackson, who plopped out a bet that covered Rutherford's remaining stack.

After a few moments, Rutherford put the last of his chips in the pot. Jackson tabled {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for nothing but ten-high. Rutherford had {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a pair of eights to take the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Rutherford ca
Timothy Rutherford
430,000 144,000
David Jackson us
David Jackson
315,000 15,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: David JacksonTimothy Rutherford

Level: 16

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000