2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack
Day: 1c
Event Info

2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open

Final Results
Winner
Kareem Marshall
Winning Hand
86
Prize
$195,903
Event Info
Buy-in
$400
Prize Pool
$1,140,381
Entries
3,359
Level Info
Level
39
Blinds
800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante
1,600,000
Players Info - Day 1c
Entries
1,140
Players Left
283

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack

Day 1c Completed

Vakser Takes Day 1c Chip Lead in Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack

Level 17 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Yefim Vakser
Yefim Vakser

The seventeen levels that were on the schedule for Day 1c of Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack have come to an end with 283 players making it through to Day 2 on Friday, January 24. During the first twelve levels of the day, 1,140 entries were collected to get the tournament on the way to surpassing the whopping $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Claiming the Day 1c chip lead is Yefim Vakser with 1,587,000 in chips. Other players to have bagged above the 1,000,000-mark include Christine Kime (1,470,000), Nikolay Volper (1,304,000), Samuel Preis (1,050,000), Greg Fretz and Ci Zhou (1,034,000 each), and Pierre Deisler with 1,029,000.

The remaining players will combine with the survivors from Day 1a (174) and 1b (111), and whoever gets past the obstacles Day 1d brought them to play down to the final 18 players for Day 3 of this event. The prize pool details will be announced at the start of Day 2.

When the players return at noon local time, they will resume play with Level 18 which features a small blind of 6,000, big blind of 12,000, and a big blind ante of 12,000. Level duration will be increased to 45 minutes each with a break likely to take place after every three levels.

The full chip counts and seat draw for Day 2 will be posted before the start of play and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there to bring you all the action from the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center here in Atlantic City.

Tags: Ci ZhouNikolay VolperSamuel PreisYefim Vakser

Selection of End-of-Day Chip Counts

Level 17 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Yefim Vakser us
Yefim Vakser
1,587,000
137,000
137,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Christine Kim us
Christine Kim
1,470,000
Nikolay Volper us
Nikolay Volper
1,304,000
1,039,000
1,039,000
Samuel Preis us
Samuel Preis
1,050,000
450,000
450,000
Greg Fretz us
Greg Fretz
1,034,000
1,034,000
1,034,000
Ci Zhou us
Ci Zhou
1,034,000
954,000
954,000
Pierre Deisler us
Pierre Deisler
1,029,000
1,029,000
1,029,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
666,000
96,000
96,000
Francis Anderson us
Francis Anderson
625,000
194,000
194,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Nicholas Palma us
Nicholas Palma
601,000
412,000
412,000
Joseph Muldoon us
Joseph Muldoon
464,000
-28,000
-28,000
James Dalessandro us
James Dalessandro
359,000
-131,000
-131,000
Katie Stone us
Katie Stone
175,000
175,000
175,000

Flush for Kim

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

Christine Kim was celebrating as she made the right call. Her opponent on her right had shoved and she called. They both held pocket queens but Kim hit the flush to eliminate her opponent and propel her towards the top of the chip counts.

Player Chips Progress
Christine Kim us
Christine Kim
1,470,000
1,049,000
1,049,000

Tags: Christine Kim

Vakser Felts Two, Takes the Lead

Level 17 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Yefim Vakser
Yefim Vakser

Christine Kim has gone on a rush and is up to 1.1 million as they approach the bag & tag.

Way over on table 1, Lee Kirsch got his last ~150,000 in, got called by Yefim Vasker, then another short-stack in Seat 5 moved in for less and the hands were tabled:

Kirsch: {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Vasker: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Seat 5: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}

Board: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

Vasker paired his King on the flop and no one could catch him after that. He felted both opponents and chipped up to 1,450,000, good for the chip lead heading into the final three hands of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Yefim Vakser us
Yefim Vakser
1,450,000
1,450,000
1,450,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Christine Kim us
Christine Kim
1,100,000
679,000
679,000
Lee Kirsch us
Lee Kirsch
Busted

Tags: Christine KimLee KirschYefim Vakser

Three More Hands

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

The tournament clock has been paused and three more hands need to be played at each table before the chip inventory can take place and the remaining players can bag and tag for Day 2.

Level: 17

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000

Kim Takes Out Nguyen

Level 16 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Christine Kim
Christine Kim

Albert Nguyen shoved from the button for 120,000 and was called by Christine Kim in the small blind while the big blind folded.

Albert Nguyen: {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Christine Kim: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{a-Clubs} for Kim to with the higher hole cards and even improve to two pair on the river to send Nguyen on to Day 1d if he wants to try again.

Player Chips Progress
Christine Kim us
Christine Kim
421,000
421,000
421,000
Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
Busted

Tags: Albert NguyenChristine Kim