2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack
Days: 1b
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 1b
Players Left

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack

Day 1b Completed

Alex Visbisky Finds the Largest Bag of Day 1B in Almighty Stack

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Day 1b Chipleader Alex Visbisky
Day 1b Chipleader Alex Visbisky

The second flight of Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack has now come to an end after 17 levels of play. Day 1b saw 445 entry slips sold and when the dust had settled only 111 players found a bag that they would carry on into Day 2.

By the end of the night, Alex Visbisky found the largest stack from this field as he finished with 989,000. Visbisky grinded throughout most of the day, staying under the radar until the later levels when he catapulted towards the top after finding a present from an opponent who shoved seven-high on a flop that Visbisky was all over. His opponent failed to catch, leaving the Cheektowaga, NY, native with a lead that he did not return as he finished the day atop the Day 1b leaderboard.

Nipping at the heels of Visbisky is Ilya Dyment who has had some deep runs here in the Borgata with his largest coming in the 2017 BWPO when he took fourth in the Deepstack Kick-Off for $180,000. Dyment finished just shy of the leader, bagging 945,000 for the night and is someone to keep an eye on as the tournament unfolds.

Other stacks that slid into Day 2 on the larger side of things include Basel Chaora (875,000), Bryan Adames (864,000), Alberto Sabogali (734,000), and fan-favorite Stanley Lee (725,000).

Some notable players to emerge from the second flight are Daniel Sewnig (681,000), Brandon Miller (589,000), Jonas Wexler (581,000), Ryan Eriquezzo (517,000), Spencer Champlin (489,000), Borgata regular Anna Antimony (449,000), Leonard Sande (340,000), Zach Gruneberg (281,000), and Michael Azzaro (117,000).

The two starting flights combined for a total of 1,163 players with just 285 surviving and moving onto Day 2. Those survivors will combine with the remaining players of the Day 1c and 1d flights, returning on Friday, January 24, to battle it out until the final 18 players who will then return on the next day to play down to a winner.

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of Day 1b but tune in tomorrow at 10 a.m. when Day 1c of the Almighty Stack kicks off for all of the updates.

Tags: Alberto SabogaliAlex VisbiskyAnna AntimonyBrandon MillerDaniel SewnigIlya DymentJonas WexlerLeonard SandeMichael AzzaroSpencer ChamplinStanley LeeZach Gruneberg

Assorted End of Day Chip Counts

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
989,000 74,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Ilya Dyment us
Ilya Dyment
945,000 -105,000
Basel Chaora us
Basel Chaora
875,000 875,000
Bryan Adames do
Bryan Adames
864,000 864,000
Alberto Sabogali us
Alberto Sabogali
737,000 -3,000
Stanley Lee us
Stanley Lee
725,000 400,000
Daniel Smethurst us
Daniel Smethurst
699,000 699,000
Lloyd Breuer us
Lloyd Breuer
694,000 694,000
George Karam us
George Karam
688,000 8,000
Daniel Sewnig us
Daniel Sewnig
681,000 211,000
Carmine Tirone us
Carmine Tirone
638,000 308,000
Stephanie Morris us
Stephanie Morris
611,000 611,000
Michael Wodzinksi us
Michael Wodzinksi
610,000 610,000
Shaun Downey us
Shaun Downey
600,000 600,000
Peter Peck us
Peter Peck
589,000 -81,000
Brandon Miller us
Brandon Miller
589,000 589,000
Marc Remes us
Marc Remes
587,000 587,000
Aris Konstantinidis us
Aris Konstantinidis
583,000 583,000
Jonas Wexler us
Jonas Wexler
581,000 56,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Steve Nooralian us
Steve Nooralian
545,000 545,000
Victor Kovachev us
Victor Kovachev
538,000 538,000
Ryan Eriquezzo us
Ryan Eriquezzo
517,000 147,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Edward Mroczkowski us
Edward Mroczkowski
516,000 31,000
Joey Galazzo us
Joey Galazzo
492,000 492,000
Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
489,000 279,000

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Day 1b Has Now Completed

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Alex Visbisky
Alex Visbisky

The second flight of the Almighty Stack has now come to an end after 17 grueling levels of play. Day 1b saw 445 entry slips sold and by nights end only 111 players remained.

Finding the largest bag from the flight was Alex Visbisky who managed to accumulate 989,000 by night's end.

A recap of the day will be posted shortly.

Tags: Alex Visbisky

Mroczkowski Climbs The Ranks, Sends One Home

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

Edward Mroczkowski opened and a player moved all in for around 210,000, Mroczkowski called and the two tabled their hands.

Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Edward Mroczkowski: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Mroczkowski's ace-king held on for the pot, eliminating his opponent from the tournament late in the day.

Player Chips Progress
Edward Mroczkowski us
Edward Mroczkowski

Tags: Edward Mroczkowski

Sande Finds a Double

Level 17 : 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Leonard  "LJ"Sande
Leonard "LJ"Sande

Leonard "LJ" Sande got his stack of 149,000 all in pre-flop holding {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} against the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} of his opponent.

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Sande improved to a full house to double up in one of the last hands of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Leonard Sande us
Leonard Sande
323,000 124,000

Sewnig Sends Psallidas Out the Door

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

Constantinos Psallidas had all of his chips into the middle and found one caller in Daniel Sewnig, putting Psallidas at risk of elimination.

Constantinos Psallidas: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Daniel Sewnig: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Sewnig pulled in the pot with his Johnnies, eliminating Psallidas from the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Sewnig us
Daniel Sewnig
Constantinos Psallidas ca
Constantinos Psallidas

Tags: Constantinos PsallidasDaniel Sewnig

Level: 17

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000

Lee Takes One Down

Level 16 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Stanley Lee and his opponent were heads up on the {q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{10-Clubs} board. Lee fired out a bet 45,000 into a main pot of over 65,000 and that was enough to take the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Stanley Lee us
Stanley Lee
325,000 35,000