More records set at Borgata Winter Poker Open

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It seems as though every time the Borgata hosts a tournament series another record is broken. This time its opening event, a $560 no-limit hold’em tournament, generated the largest prize pool for a first-day event ($736K) in the series’ six-year run. Congratulations to all of the winners, including New Jersey’s Vadim Shlez, who won the $3,500 main event, good for more than $530K.

BORGATA WINTER OPEN

JAN. 20-FEB. 4 • BORGATA • ATLANTIC CITY

Event #1 • $560 NLHE
Players: 1,472 • Prize Pool: $736,000
1. Alex Rocha, S. Setauket, NY, $150,850
2. Joshua Lawson, Quarryville, PA, $94,236
3. Seunghwan Lee, Albertson, NY, $57,113
4. Leo Palermo, Ortley Beach, NJ, $47,832
5. Ryan Wood, Crownsville, MD, $39,265
6. Aleksandr Bolton, Brooklyn, NY, $31,768
7. Brian Mooney, Mid. Village, NY, $25,343
8. Robert Hanley, Forest Hills, NY, $19,275
9. Shawn James, Virginia Beach, VA, $13,207

Event #2 • $350 NLHE
Players: 520 • Prize Pool: $156,000
1. Steve Dannenmann, Severn, MD, $37,679
2. David Meagher, Monkton, MD, $21,185
3. Alexander Shteyman, Edison, NJ, $13,619
4. Yesniel Pulido, Pem. Pines, FL, $10,819
5. James Lillis, Robinsville, NJ, $8,474
6. Dustin Bradley, Boca Raton, FL, $6,961
7. Ibrahim Musleh, Staten Island, NY, $5,523
8. Lawrence Lakatosh, Red Lion, PA, $4,313
9. Louis Menges, Holmdel, NJ, $3,027

Event #3 • $350 LHE
Players: 68 • Prize Pool: $20,400
1. Glenn Engelbert, Sicklerville, NJ, $6,925
2. Joseph Calandrino, Oakdale, NY, $3,760
3. Doug Borgman, Pleasantville, NJ, $2,375
4. Nick Mavromoustakos, Brooklyn, $1,781
5. Joseph Larkin, Pasadena, MD, $1,385
6. Wasyl Zaliwiciw, Philadelphia, $1,187
7. Monty Dennis, Tucker, GA, $989
8. William Floyd, Norristown, PA, $792
9. Edwin Young, Bronx, $594

Event #4 • $560 NLHE
Players: 343 • Prize Pool: $171,500
1. Dean Schultz, Stow, OH, $44,915
2. John Meinwieser, B. Ridge, NJ, $24,952
3. Michael Green, Loris, SC, $15,471
4. Hector Jimenez, Passaic, NJ, $12,476
5. Richard Rice, Haymarket, VA, $9,648
6. Kam Chin, Brooklyn, $8,151
7. Thomas McGarry, Hazlet, NJ, $6,571
8. Paul Lam, Rego Park, NY, $4,907
9. Charles Geier, Sunnyside, NY, $3,327

Event #5 • $450 Omaha /8
Players: 160 • Prize Pool: $64,000
1. Tim Dalessandro, W. Chester, PA, $18,624
2. Brent Keller, Horsham, PA, $10,243
3. Leonardo Palermo, Ort. Beach, NJ, $5,898
4. Steve Schlesinger, L. Hallow, NY, $4,966
5. Peter Chung, New York, $3,725
6. Eunice Chang, New York, $3,104
7. Barry Levy, Brooklyn, $2,483
8. John Hunter, Bronx, $1,863
9. Nicholas Goedert, S. Spring, MD, $1,397

Event #7 • $400 NLHE
Players: 338 • Prize Pool: $118,300
1. Vin Basilicata, Little Neck, NY, $30,982
2. Ahmet Kose, N Brunswick, NJ, $17,212
3. Christopher Walker, Elkridge, MD, $10,671
4. Romeo Montano, Eatontown, NJ, $8,605
5. Jeffrey Morris, Woolrich Twp, NJ, $6,655
6. Chris Chatman, Stone Ridge, VA, $5,622
7. Ralph Villela, Valley Stream, NY, $4,532
8. Chris West, Florissant, CO, $3,385
9. Ilya Nudelman, Owings Mills, MD, $2,295

Event #8 • $450 NLHE
Players: 619 • Prize Pool: $247,600
1. Michael Castaldo, Palisades, NY, $57,665
2. Howard Brown, Brigantine, NJ, $32,423
3. C. Boatwright, W’bridge, VA, $20,414
4. Anna Dikker, Morganville, NJ, $16,572
5. Matt Kalinowski, W’hampton, NJ, $13,209
6. Matthew Mazzeo, E Williston, NY, $10,928
7. Ian Palomo, New York, $8,766
8. Kathryn Dougherty, Allen, TX, $6,605
9. Jorge Carrero, Brooklyn, $4,563

Event #10 • $350 NLHE
Players: 340 • Prize Pool: $102,000
1. Mark Saccucci, Oxford, PA, $26,713
2. Edwin Lau, Philadelphia, $14,840
3. Bart Seemen, Santa Monica, CA, $9,201
4. Robert Chung-Shui, New York, $7,421
5. Monte Hoover Jr, Steubenville, OH, $5,739
6. Joseph Neiman, Hackensack, NJ, $4,848
7. John Morales, Gettysburg, PA, $3,908
8. Brooks Floyd, Boone, NC, $2,919
9. Michael Collette, Galloway, NJ, $1,979

Event #11 • $350 PLO
Players: 101 • Prize Pool: $30,300
1. William Seymour, Greenville, NC, $8,817
2. John Cernuto, Las Vegas, $4,850
3. James Newton, Egg Harbor, NJ, $2,792
4. Gary Hutzler, Bridgewater, NJ, $2,351
5. Haechul Cho, Ridgefield, NJ, $1,763
6. Dom Christiano, Wilkes Barre, PA, $1,470
7. Leonard Talarico, Cary, NC, $1,176
8. Brent Keller, Horsham, PA, $882
9. Joshua Murchison, Plattsburgh, NY, $661

Event #12 • $200 NLHE
Players: 1,292 • Prize Pool: $219,640
1. James Governa, Richboro, PA, $46,870
2. William Hart, Martinsburg, WV, $28,165
3. Jeff Finkelstein, B.-Cynwyd, PA, $17,044
4. James Romoser, Washington, $14,274
5. Nicolas Markatos, Dix Hills, NY, $11,718
6. David Zeitlin, Brooklyn, NY, $9,480
7. Salvatore Pipitone, Paramus, NJ, $7,563
8. Ryan Eriquezzo, Danbury, CT, $5,752
9. Nicole Rowe, Salisbury Mills, NY, $3,941

Event #13 • $400 Seniors
Players: 140 • Prize Pool: $49,000
1. Mike Kessler, Spotsylvania, VA, $14,259
2. Gary Brudner, University Park, FL, $7,842
3. Richard Luckasavage, Yonkers, NY, $4,515
4. Dominick Pelli, Stamford, CT, $3,802
5. Edward Newman, Brick, NJ, $2,851
6. Edward Rappa, Arlington, VA, $2,377
7. Abraham Mevorah, S. Island, NY, $1,901
8. Thomas Starner, Philadelphia, $1,426
9. Donald Brown, Westbury, NY, $1,069

Event 14: $400 Stud
Players: 49 • Prize Pool: $17,150
1. Lance Bacchia, Brampage, NJ, $7,486
2. Frank Rasile, Staten Island, NY, $4,159
3. Frank Gagliano, Brooklyn, $2,495
4. Stephen Rivers, Baldwin, NY, $1,664
5. Joseph Loguidice, Atlantic City, $832

Event #15: $2,150 Heads-Up
Players: 45 • Prize Pool: $90,000
1. Brandon Zaucha, Arlington, IL, $34,920
2. Timothy Tuveson, Berwyn, PA, $21,825
3. Lior Shalom Barlev, Israel, $13,095
4. Marc Davis, Orlando, FL, $8,730
5. Sirous Jamshidi, Broomall, PA, $4,365
6. Rob McLaughlin, Ft. Laud., FL, $4,365

Event #16 • $300 NLHE
Players: 473 • Prize Pool: $122,980
1. William Stradley, Boothwyn, PA, $30,479
2. Leo Fiorentino, Chandler, AZ, $17,595
3. Steve Schott, O Fallon, MO, $10,736
4. Kristin Fletcher, Gastonia, NC, $8,649
5. Terrell Cheatham, Kent, OH, $6,800
6. Rene Battiston, Clifton, NJ, $5,666
7. Brooks Bell, Philadelphia, $4,534
8. Jacquelin Lurch, Allenwood, NJ, $3,460
9. John Koliner, Kings Park, NY, $2,386

Event #17 • $560 H.O.S.E.
Players: 62 • Prize Pool: $31,000
1. Jeffrey Duvall, London, $10,525
2. Laurence Goldstein, Medford, NY, $5,713
3. Igor Tiguy, Boston, MA, $3,608
4. Jinglin Chen, Brooklyn, $2,706
5. Richard Pilchman, Brick, NJ, $2,105
6. Rob Demartino, Manahawkin, NJ, $1,804
7. John Cernuto, Las Vegas, $1,504
8. Steve Prosak, Arlington, VA, $1,203
9. Jeff Jerome, SprIngfield, PA, $902

Event #18 • $2K NLHE
Players: 226 • Prize Pool: $418,100
1. Daniel Cai, Brooklyn, $113,556
2. Edward Pham, Lansdale, PA, $66,917
3. Dennis Summers, C’ville, VA, $38,528
4. Mark Tyson, Philadelphia, PA, $31,228
5. Derek Buonano, Tolland, CT, $24,333
6. Ory Hen, Cooper City, FL, $20,278
7. Mark Baatz, Brielle, NJ, $16,222
8. Charles Tidmarsh, Greenville, SC, $12,167
9. Nicholas Ricciardi, Palm Beach, FL, $8,111

Event #19 • $350 NLHE
Players: 301 • Prize Pool: $90,300
1. Tom PomPonio, Manahawkin, NJ, $23,649
2. Joseph Nichols, Nutley, NJ, $13,138
3. Matthew Damon, Los Angeles, $8,145
4. Thomas Calvo, Staten Island, NY, $6,569
5. Matthew Mazzeo, E Williston, NY, $5,080
6. Vincent Pizaro, East Meadow, NY, $4,291
7. Andrew Interdonato, Washington, $3,459
8. Steven Freifeld, New York, $2,584
9. Robert Rudovic, Bronx, $1,752

Event #20 • $1,090 6-Handed
Players: 291 • Prize Pool: $291,000
1. Ryan Eriquezzo, Danbury, CT, $71,978
2. Lawrence Lakatosh, Red Lion, PA, $42,763
3. William Pilossoph, Presto, PA, $32,461
4. Nash. Antonious, Red. Shores, FL, $26,109
5. Marcus Seitz, Lacey, VA, $20,465
6. Anibal Santiago, Bensalem, PA, $14,819
7. Andrew Buechner, New. Sq., PA, $11,291
8. Jacek Markowski, Gernamy, $7,762
9. Johannes Mueller, Pittsford, NY, $4,234

Event #22 • $560 NLHE
Players: 137 • Prize Pool: $68,500
1. Hamilton Dimaya, S. Brook, NJ, $19,933
2. Angel Modica, Astoria, NY, $10,963
3. Jaime Herrera, Miami, $6,312
4. Richard Corley, Brooklyn, $5,315
5. Matthew Selman, Brooklyn, $3,987
6. Ronen Avramov, Glendale, NY, $3,322
7. David Grandieri, Danbury, CT, $2,658
8. James Barago, Wantagh, NY, $1,993
9. Will Childs, Southern Pines, NC, $1,495

Event #23 • $350 NLHE
Players: 172 • Prize Pool: $51,600
1. Gregory Weber, Howell, NJ, $15,015
2. Tony Tran, Philadelphia, $8,258
3. Pawel Kulpa, Whitestone, NY, $4,755
4. Antonio Savarese, Old Bridge, NJ, $4,004
5. Harry White, Hughesville, PA, $3,003
6. Harry Piacitelli, Ply. Meeting, PA, $2,503
7. Dan Eichhorn, Henderson, NV, $2,002
8. Paul Galiano, Old Bridge, NJ, $1,502
9. Ilya Vasserman, Huntingdon, PA, $1,126

Event #24 • $200 NLHE
Players: 629 • Prize Pool: $106,930
1. Nash. Antonious, Red. Shores, FL, $24,904
2. Richard Fremaint, Brick, NJ, $14,003
3. Edwin Lau, Philadelphia, PA, $8,816
4. John Whitworth, Myrtle Beach, $7,157
5. Pete Zaplatynski, O. Mills, MD, $5,705
6. Kyle Olesko, Holmdel, NJ, $4,720
7. Gregory Bock, New York, $3,786
8. Peter Hong, Bayside, NY, $2,853
9. Brian Ali, Brooklyn, $1,971

Event #25 • $300 NLHE
Players: 186 • Prize Pool: $48,360
1. Mark Wahba, Cleveland, OH, $14,073
2. Christopher Grove, Pasadena, MD, $7,740
3. Marco Jansen, Germany, $4,456
4. Michael Matrone, Morganville, NJ, $3,753
5. Onofrio Reina, Elizabeth, NJ, $2,815
6. Francis Dougherty, Philadelphia, $2,346
7. Robert Avram, Canoga Park, CA, $1,876
8. Vimy Ha, Brooklyn, $1,407
9. Abraham Gordon, Lakewood, NJ, $1,055

Event #26 • $230 NLHE
Players: 237 • Prize Pool: $47,400
1. James Boyle, Havre D.G., MD, $12,873
2. Esfandiar Dara, New York, $7,586
3. Frank Dire, Columbus, NJ, $4,367
4. Hamilton Dimaya, S. Brook, NJ, $3,540
5. Cosimo Farinola, Las Vegas, $2,758
6. Pasquale Calabria, Wash. Twp, NJ, $2,298
7. Richard Sarkisian, Sicklerville, NJ, $1,839
8. Chris George, Sunnyside, NY, $1,379
9. David Eisenstein, Freehold, NJ, $920

$3,500 Main Event
Players: 718 • Prize Pool: $2,369,400
1. Vadim Shlez, Manalapan, NJ, $533,210
2. Leo Sande, New Haven, CT, $310,273
3. Trevor Savage, Thorofare, NJ, $189,611
4. Robert Suer, Dana Point, Ca, $156,286
5. Gilbert Sacks, B. Cynwyd, PA, $126,407
6. Patrick Carney, Scranton, PA, $103,425
7. Steve Ryan, New York, $82,740
8. Osa. Greene, Charlotte, NC, $63,204
9. Al Vrooman, Greenville, NC, $43,669