When the final hand was played, Ryan Eriquezzo had all 21 million chips and his second Borgata Open series trophy, plus $32,497 for his bankroll. Second place went to construction worker James Thomas along with $18,937.
Greg Weber finished third earning $11,588, thanks to getting his pocket Aces cracked by Eriquezzo's JT. Weber has one Borgata Open title won during the 2011 Winter Open in the $300 NLH event, which earned him over $15,000.
This event carried a $75,000 guarantee on total buy-ins, which brought the players out in droves. 857 entries built total buy-ins to $145,690, nearly doubling the guarantee. The final 81 players earned a cut.
Eriquezzo's first Open series win was during the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. He won the $1,000 Six Max NLH event for almost $72,000. His WSOP bracelet was won in the 2012 National Championship, which earned him over $415,000. His lifetime earnings now top $1.1 million.
After playing for over 21 hours, everyone was tired and ready for bed.
Final Table Results
1 - Ryan Eriquezzo (Danbury, CT) $32,497
2 - James Thomas (Brick Twp, NJ) $18,937
3 - Greg Weber (Howell, NJ) $11,588
4 - Tommy Fiume (Eatontown, NJ) $9,539
5 - Stan Annis (Bloxon, VA) $7,773
6 - Peter Thron (Long Island, NY) $6,359
7 - Jonathan Lynch (Fairless Hill, PA) $5,088
8 - David Vanegas (Philadelphia, PA) $3,816
9 - Paul Vacchio (Inwood, NY) $2,685
10 - Ryan Hanbury (Virginia Beach, VA) $1,767