Friday, April 5, 2013

Event 3 Recap

$400+$50 Omaha H/L 8B (Re-Entry)  

After an hour-long heads-up battle, Jinglin Chen came out on top, claiming his first-ever Borgata Open title and $9,643.  Second place went to Sean Barringer along with $5,234.

Yuebin Guo is one of only six players who have won three Borgata Open titles and he was hoping to become the first to win a fourth, but he came up short here tonight, finishing 3rd for $3,306.  He'll be back later in the series to try again.

Seventy-one players entered this event, generating total buy-ins of $28,400.  Only the final nine earned a piece of the prize pool.  A double-elimination with 11 players remaining meant there was no hand-for-hand play on the money bubble and the final nine set to work right away.

A player who would only give his name as Haskell began the final table as the chip leader with 153k and Barringer came in as the short stack with just 75k.

Ron 'Schifty' Schiffman was the first to go after being crippled in a hand with Jason Rivkin. Schiffman was left with less than 20k and was eliminated on the very next hand (9th place).

Starting the final table as chip leader proved to be not enough for Haskell. He lost a massive amount of chips when Chen made quads and left Haskell with just 20k. With such a small stack, Haskell could not hang on much longer and made his exit soon after (8th place).

After the first two eliminations, the bust-outs came quickly.  Rivkin was next to go as the seventh place finisher, Ron Riccio followed on his heels as the sixth place finisher, and then Rob Eivazi saw his tournament come to an end in fifth place. Following in quick succession was Borgata regular Adel Shakerian, who was sent to the rail as the fourth place finisher.  Shakerian won this event three years ago during the 2010 Borgata Spring Poker Open ($13,489).

Some of the more recognizable faces to sit down in this event include Ilya Dyment, the 2012 Borgata Winter Poker Open winner of this event; Chris Reslock, WSOP bracelet holder and runner-up to Dyment at the 2012 Fall Poker Open; Randy Spainhour, Jeff Hunter and Gloria LoRusso.  None of them made the money.

Jinglin Chen played event 1 day 1B on Wednesday and survived thirteen hours of play, coming into day two today with only 46,000 chips (256th out of 260 returning players).

Chen didn't last very long in event 1, so after busting out he entered this event and now after more than 15 hours of play has claimed the top prize.  His win in this event ($9,653) is actually better than 10th place money in event 1 ($9,028).  He was not tired at all after his win and actually said he was "relaxed" after playing 28 hours of poker over two days.  He's happy to be taking home his first Borgata trophy and plans to return for the Borgata Spring Open Championship.


Final Results
1. Jinglin Chen (Brooklyn, NY)  $9,643
2. Sean Barringer (Saugerties, NY)  $5,234
3. Yuebin Guo (Brooklyn, NY)  $3,306
4. Adel Shakerian (Falls Church, VA)  $2,479
5. Rob Eivazi (New York, NY)  $1,928
6. Ron Riccio (New York, NY)  $1,653
7. Jason Rivkin (Eatontown, NJ)  $1,377
8. Haskell (Australia)  $1,102
9. Ron 'Schifty' Schiffman (Cherry Hill, NJ)  $826

FINAL RESULTS

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