2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack
Days: 2
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 2
Players Left

Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack

Day 2 Completed

Daniel Tu Leads Almighty Stack into Final Day with $195,903 Up Top!

Level 32 : 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Almighty Stack Day 2 Chipleader Daniel Tu
Almighty Stack Day 2 Chipleader Daniel Tu

The 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open has now seen the second day of Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack come to an end after 15 levels of exciting poker action. The day started with 820 players and after the last chance saloon had closed for business only 37 players remained.

Leading the way into the final day is Daniel Tu who catapulted late in the day to the top when he flopped a set of sailboats, getting max value from his opponent and never fell out of that position throughout the rest of the night. Tu will be entering the final day with a monstrous 26,200,000 stack and is just one pay jump away from banking the biggest cash of his career.

Right behind Tu on the leaderboard is Eric Rivera with an even stack of 18,000,000. Unlike Tu, Rivera was on top of the field since the early stages of Day 2 and it was not until the last two levels of the night that someone really jumped out of his reach. The Marietta, GA, native will be looking to find his first five-figure cash and is an excellent position to do so, sitting in second of the final 37.

Rounding out the top five stacks are Bryann Tiam (17,100,000), David Meagher (13,700,000), and Matthew Pomponio (12,950,000). Meagher has the most experience of the top five, having over $134,000 in live career earnings and is an owner of a Borgata trophy. Look for him to stack up on the final day in hopes of securing his second trophy and first six-figure score.

This event held a $1,000,000 guarantee and it was easily surpassed when 3,359 entries were gathered, accumulating a total prize pool of $1,140,381. All of the 37 players to make Day 3 are getting at least a payday of $3,136 but every player that remains will have their eye set on that $195,903 first-place prize money, along with a new Borgata trophy.

Outside of the top five big stacks, there were many notable players to advance including Orson Young (12,300,000), Kareem Marshall (11,875,000), Luis Rodriguez (11,000,000), Event #10 winner Ryan Tamanini (9,075,000), Will "The Thrill" Failla (8,500,000), and Day 1b chipleader Alex Visbisky (4,975,000).

Players will return tomorrow at noon with the blinds of 200,000/400,000 and a big blind ante of 400,000. The tournament will not stop until a winner is crowned, leaving with a Borgata trophy and all of the $195,903 first-place money.

That wraps it up for PokerNews coverage of Day 2 in the Almighty Stack, but tune in tomorrow for all of the live updates as the action unfolds on the final day.

Tags: Alex VisbiskyBryann TiamDaniel TuDavidDavid MeagherEric RiveraKareem MarshallLuis RodriguezMatthew PomponioOrson YoungRyan Tamanini

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 32 : 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Daniel Tu us
Daniel Tu
26,200,000 -2,570,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Eric Rivera us
Eric Rivera
18,000,000 -5,800,000
Bryann Tiam us
Bryann Tiam
17,100,000 3,300,000
David Meagher us
David Meagher
13,700,000 100,000
Matthew Pomponio us
Matthew Pomponio
12,950,000 12,367,000
Luis Trujillo us
Luis Trujillo
12,400,000 12,135,000
Dennis Gainer us
Dennis Gainer
12,300,000 10,000,000
Orson Young us
Orson Young
12,300,000 11,384,000
Kareem Marshall us
Kareem Marshall
11,875,000 11,240,000
Chad Tardif us
Chad Tardif
11,750,000 11,279,000
Joseph Shinn us
Joseph Shinn
11,025,000 10,334,000
Luis Rodriguez (US) us
Luis Rodriguez (US)
11,000,000 10,363,000
Daniel Santiago us
Daniel Santiago
10,700,000 7,960,000
Ray Medlin Sr us
Ray Medlin Sr
10,350,000 1,750,000
Jonathan Press us
Jonathan Press
10,100,000 4,500,000
John Long us
John Long
9,825,000 9,303,000
Elizabeth Hymel us
Elizabeth Hymel
9,800,000 -3,800,000
Anes Kovacevic us
Anes Kovacevic
9,250,000 8,797,000
Ryan Tamanini us
Ryan Tamanini
9,075,000 1,975,000
Joseph Johnson us
Joseph Johnson
8,950,000 8,859,000
Gary Feinstein us
Gary Feinstein
Will Failla us
Will Failla
8,500,000 -4,100,000
Travis Horning us
Travis Horning
7,075,000 6,775,000
Robert Calabrese us
Robert Calabrese
6,950,000 6,277,000
Martin Isaac us
Martin Isaac
6,150,000 5,829,000

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Feinstein Jacks Up the Price vs. Tiam

Level 32 : 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Bryann Tiam opened to 750,000 from the hijack and Gary Feinstein then announced a raise. After a moment of thought, he moved his entire 6,200,000 stack into the middle.

Tiam thought about it but ultimately he let his cards go, shipping a late pot to Feinstein.

Player Chips Progress
Bryann Tiam us
Bryann Tiam
13,800,000 -1,500,000
Gary Feinstein us
Gary Feinstein
7,900,000 -5,700,000

Tags: Bryann TiamGary Feinstein

Last Level of the Night

Level 32 : 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

The players will be bagging up at the end of the level, returning tomorrow at noon to battle down to an eventual champion who will be taking home $195,903 and a prestigious Borgata trophy.

Rivera Continues to Prosper Late in the Day

Level 32 : 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Eric Rivera
Eric Rivera

The flop showed {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and a player led out for 1,200,000. Eric Rivera raised to 3,200,000 and his opponent elected to move all in, totaling about 4,000,000.

"Good game sir," said Rivera as he snap-called, tabling {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} for three ladies and his opponent then tabled {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for two pair.

The {a-Clubs} turn gave Rivera a boat and his opponent was then drawing dead to the {5-Clubs} river card, shipping the pot to Rivera.

Player Chips Progress
Eric Rivera us
Eric Rivera

Tags: Eric Rivera

Level: 32

Blinds: 150,000/300,000

Ante: 300,000

Tiam Climbs Through Press

Level 31 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Bryann Tiam
Bryann Tiam

Jonathan Press opened to 800,000 from the cutoff, Bryann Tiam called on the button and the dealer fanned out {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} on the flop.

Press continued for 800,000 and Tiam called to see the {8-Clubs} turn card. Press tapped the table, Tiam then pushed in 1,650,000 and Press called without hesitation.

The dealer flipped over an {8-Hearts} and both players checked. Tiam tabled {k-Spades}{q-Spades} for queens over eights with a king kicker and it was good when Press showed the same two pair but a lower kicker, tabling {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
Bryann Tiam us
Bryann Tiam
Jonathan Press us
Jonathan Press

Tags: Bryann TiamJonathan Press

Tu Sails His Way into the Lead

Level 31 : 120,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

The turned board read {9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and a player checked to Daniel Tu who threw in a bet. His opponent check-raised all in and Tu called, tabling {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for a set of sailboats.

His opponent tabled {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}, giving them a pair of nickels and the river bricked off, sending the massive pot to Tu who now has the lead.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Tu us
Daniel Tu
Day 2 Chip Leader

Tags: Daniel Tu