Event #24: $440 Black Chip Bounty

Event Info

Buy-in $440
Prize Pool $45,978
Players 158

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 40,000
Event #24: $440 Black Chip Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Vladimir Vasilyev Wins Event #24: $440 Black Chip Bounty ($13,560)

TKBluffs • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Vladimir Vasilyev
Vladimir Vasilyev

Event #24: $440 Black Chip Bounty drew a total of 158 entries creating a prize pool of over $45,000. When the dust settled in the Event Center Vladimir Vasilyev was the last man standing.

Vasilyev entered heads-up play against Chen Xu at a nearly 3-1 chip deficit and the players battled into the late-night hours. Vasilyev battled back and in the end his {a-Spades}{4-Spades} improved to two pair against the {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} of Xu to earn him the victory.

Vasilyev took home $13,560 and his first Borgata Poker Open title and he has now earned over $200,000 throughout his career.

$440 Black Chip Bounty NLH Final Table Results

1Vladimir Vasilyev$13,560
2Cheng Zu$7,586
3Kevin Miller$4,598
4Thomas Puntolillo$3,678
5Gianni Cangiano$2,759
6Leonardo Palermo$2,299
7Joseph DeSanto$1,839
8Giedrius Bagdonas$1,379
9Patrick Lacey$1,035

Tags: Cheng XuVladimir Vasilyev

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TKBluffs • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Borgata Quarterback Challenge
Borgata Quarterback Challenge

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  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Location: Signature Room
  • Buy-in Location: Borgata Poker Room from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Tournament Times: Round 1 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. / Final Round TBD

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Break Time

TKBluffs • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

The players are now on a 15-minute break. We'll pick back up on the action when play resumes.

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Thomas Puntolillo Eliminated in 4th Place ($3,678)

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Thomas Puntolillo
Thomas Puntolillo

Thomas Puntolillo and Cheng Xu went heads up to the {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop and both players checked.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and Xu fired out a bet of 375,000. Puntolillo moved all in for 465,000 and Xu called.

"I have a draw" Xu said turning over {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Puntolillo showed {q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. The {5-Hearts} completed the board and Xu improved to straight to send Puntolillo to the rail in 4th place.

Cheng Xu US
Cheng Xu
US 2,900,000 1,150,000
Thomas Puntolillo
Thomas Puntolillo

Tags: Cheng XuThomas Puntolillo

Gianni Cangiano Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,759)

TKBluffs • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Gianni Cangiano
Gianni Cangiano

Gianni Cangiano raised to 300,000 from middle position leaving himself just 55,000 behind. The action folded to Chen Xu in the big blind and he moved all in.

Cangiano snap called turning over {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and he was dominating the {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} of Xu. The board ran out {q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Xu improved to two pair to score the knockout.

Cangiano is our 5th place finisher taking home $2,759 for his efforts.

Cheng Xu US
Cheng Xu
US 1,750,000 450,000
Gianni Cangiano
Gianni Cangiano

Tags: Cheng XuGianni Cangiano