Alex Queen Tops Flagship Event of Borgata Winter Poker Open Series

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The Borgata welcomed backmost poker players pinch its first Winter Poker Open and much than 16,000 entries turned retired complete 22 events to grant much than $12 cardinal successful prizes complete 3 weeks.

The celebrated bid was capped disconnected by nan $5,300 Championship Event, wherever 689 entries turned retired to build a prize excavation of $3,341,651. The victor was Alex Queen, who outlasted a last array that included Brian Yoon and Anthony Zinno to triumph nan apical prize of $613,063.

Borgata Winter Open Championship Event Final Table Results

RankPlayerPrize
1Alex Queen$613,063
2John Pannucci$429,863
3Brian Yoon$277,123
4Anthony Zinno$203,473
5Carlos Chadha$155,387
6Casey Hatmaker$123,875
Brian YoonBrian Yoon

Queen Rules Main Event

Queen, a section pro from Bethlehem, PA, entered nan last array 2nd successful chips down eventual runner-up, John Pannucci. He was joined astatine nan last array by well-decorated pros Yoon and Zinno, arsenic good arsenic Carlos Chadha and Casey Hatmaker.

The big manus of nan day came erstwhile Pannucci, who held nan spot lead astatine nan time, was three-bet by Queen from nan mini blind. Zinno stake large from nan large unsighted and near astir 12 large blinds down earlier Pannucci shoved from nan button. Queen called for nan past of his chips and Zinno sewage retired of nan measurement aft a agelong tank. Pannucci had kings, but Queen had aces — while it was revealed that Zinno folded pouch queens. The committee ran retired pinch nan queen that would person helped Zinno, but Pannucci couldn’t drawback up and Queen took a lead that he would not relinquish.

Zinno ended up successful 4th and Yoon successful third, while Chadha and Hatmaker were nan early last array exits connected nan last time of nan series. Other cashing finishers from nan apical 20 of nan Championship Event included Frank Lagodich, Paul Volpe, Jeff Gross, Matthew Wantman, Aaron Massey, and Michael Rossitto.

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Big Prize Pools Drive Side Events

The bid kicked disconnected successful early January pinch nan $800 Kick Off Deepstack, and 3,486 entries turned retired to make a prize excavation of $2,468,437. In nan end, it was Nicholas Funaro, relative of fellow crusher Frank Funaro, who took nan apical prize of $420,484.

Other large turnouts see nan Saturday Series, wherever 1,217 turned retired for nan $400 version and 509 showed up for nan $800 Super Saturday. Joshua Manuge took nan $400 tourney for $88,833 and Joseph Casseus turned his $800 into $92,210 connected Super Saturday. A hefty section of 3,902 entries jumped into nan $500 Almighty Stack for a full prize excavation of $1,665,374. When nan particulate settled, it was Patrick Sendrowitz who outlasted that section and turned $500 into $283,708. In all, complete $9 cardinal was awarded extracurricular of nan Championship Event.

In individual achievements, Daniel Butler was nan only victor of aggregate events. He won nan $600 Deepest Stack tourney for $43,916 and nan $1,200 Monster Stack Big Chip Bounty for $66,784.

Borgata Winter Poker Open Series Results

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
$800 Kick Off Deepstack3,486$2,468,437Nicholas Funaro$420,484
$600 Deepstack Bounty847$287,557Frangeskos Harpolis$66,134
$400 Saturday Series1,217$413,172Joshua Manuge$88,833
$350 Seniors Championship669$194,679Sherwin Agard$30,000
$500 Almighty Stack3,902$1,665,374Patrick Sendrowitz$283,708
$200 King of Poker Progressive Shootout Bounty640$93,120Corbin Avery$12,500
$560 Super Deep Redux625$327,375Thomas Evers$55,626
$1,050 Borgata Big Chip Bounty345$167,325Anthony Santeramo$24,611
$800 Super Saturday Series509$370,298Joseph Casseus$92,210
$2,200 Half-A-Milly Mystery Bounty1,032$1,001,041Yong Kwon$144,217
$300 Ladies Championship282$71,121Celeste Cerna$11,869
$500 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - Big O157$68,531David Martirosyan$17,000
$400 Deepstack259$87,931Thomas Laviano$19,567
$500 H.O.S.E.98$42,777John Lytle$13,048
$500 Deeper Stack241$105,197Brandon Mueller$29,451
$1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Championship246$238,620Edward Leonard$66,810
$600 Deepest Stack360$188,568Daniel Butler$43,916
$2,100 8-Max238$461,720Michael Stashin$107,934
$1,500 6-Max332$450,856Sung Cho$95,462
$1,200 Monster Stack - Big Chip Bounty440$273,152Daniel Butler$66,784
$125 CSOP57$5,529Jonathan Bracho$1,876
$2,100 Knockout Bounty77$97,690Rodney Annis$28,817
$560 Mini Mystery Bounty873$211,703Mark Steinberg$47,629
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