Borgata Spring Open attracts thousands

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The Borgata poker room brought back its spring tournament series for a second straight year,making thousands of players ecstatic, but none more than Russell Crane of Howell, N.J. Cranedefeated nearly 450 players to win the $2,700 no-limit hold’em main event and $276,949. He defeated Adam Cook of Glen Burnie, Md., for the title after just two hands of heads-up play whenhis Q-Q bested Cook’s 9-9. “I didn’t want to play a huge pot,” said Cook, who took home $159,866. The victory was the second of the year for Crane: “I love playing at Borgata,” Crane said. “I feel the most comfortable here and it’s a lot of fun.” The series has paid nearly $4 million to date.

Event 1 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 727 • Prize Pool: $254,450
1. Michael Dentale, Brooklyn, $57,267
2. David Heck, Colts Neck, NJ, $33,320
3. Mariano Perez, Hillsborough, NJ, $20,362
4. James Hayduk, Johnstown, PA, $16,784
5. John Zoldak, Staten Island, $13,575
6. Andrew Klein, Ocean, NJ, $11,107
7. Krzysztof Perka, Ridgewood, NY, $8,885
8. Albertino Moriello, Springfield, NJ, $6,787
9. Demetrios Georgous, Little Falls, NJ, $4,690

Event 2 • $350 NLHE
Entries: 263 • Prize Pool: $78,900
1. Gilbert Sacks, Bala Cynwyd, PA, $21,429
2. Frank Gangemi, Long Beach, Ny, $12,628
3. Star Moore, Brooklyn, $7,270
4. Kristopher Nunziata, Yonkers, NY, $5,892
5. Jordan Zucker, E Atlantic Beach, NY, $4,592
6. John Degeorge, Toms River, NJ, $3,827
7. Joseph Hanrahan, Amherst, NH, $3,061
8. Pietro Ciampa, Elmont, NY, $2,296
9. Daniel Chan, New York, $1,531

Event 3 • $350 stud
Entries: 47 • Prize Pool: $14,100
1. William Munley, Throop, PA, $6,154
2. James Paluszek, Bensalem, PA, $3,419
3. Michael Duong, Flushing, NY, $2,052
4. Joseph Loguidice, Atlantic City, $1,368
5. Leonard Begelman, Cherry Hill, NJ, $684

Event 4 • $560 NLHE
Entries: 195 • Prize Pool: $97,500
1. Marcelia Keene, Maplewood, NJ, $28,372
2. Chris King, Powder Springs, GS, $15,604
3. Kimberly Edmonds, Toms River, NJ, $8,984
4. Marc Lunenfeld, Virginia Beach, $7,566
5. Tony Sinishtaj, Flushing, NY, $5,674
6. Anthony Hill, Egg Hbr City, NJ, $4,729
7. John Lee, Westwood, NJ, $3,783
8. Nashaat Antonious, Red. Shores, FL, $2,837
9. Jonathan Sorscher, Lynbrook, NY, $2,128

Event 5 • $350 PLO
Entries: 64 • Prize Pool: $19,200
1. Justin Zacks, New York, $6,518
2. Jeremy Schofer, Washington, $3,539
3. WIlliam Mcmahon, Cedar Grove, NJ, $2,235
4. Hung Truong, Brooklyn, $1,676
5. Josh Wasserman, Middletown, NJ, $1,304
6. Anthony Luong, Brooklyn, $1,117
7. Brian Eckstrom, Marlton, NJ, $931
8. Bryce Fox, Pittsburgh, $745
9. Andrew Klivan, New York, $559

Event 6 • $1,090 NLHE
Entries: 90 • Prize Pool: $90,000
1. James Casement Jr, St. Charles, IL, $30,555
2. Alex Torres, Cliffside Park, NJ, $16,587
3. Jennifer So, Galloway, NJ, $10,476
4. Paul Marzarella, Annandale, NJ, $7,857
5. Joseph Liberta, Berlin, NJ, $6,111
6. Mike Bitzelberger, Baltimore, $5,238
7. Jacobo Fernandez, Bronx, $4,365
8. Fotios Nicoles, Clifton, NJ, $3,492
9. Jack Barnes, Brick, NJ, $2,619

Event 7 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 440 • Prize Pool: $154,000
1. Patricia Chou, Metuchen, NJ, $38,166
2. Michael Buttacavoli, Ventnor, NJ, $22,033
3. Joseph Lattarulo, Bronx, $13,444
4. Gerard Campbell, Staten Island, $10,830
5. Vincent Tanico, Holbrook, NY, $8,515
6. Kalid Ali, Silver Spring, MD, $7,096
7. Mohamed Radwan, Carteret, NJ, $5,676
8. Bruce Frank, Montclair, NJ, $4,332
9. Allan Taylor, Owings Mills, MD, $2,988

Event 8 • $450 NLHE 
Entries: 477 • Prize Pool: $190,800
1. Alek Givotovsky, New York, $47,287
2. Sammy Elkassir, Ft. Lee, NJ, $27,299
3. Matt Deluca, East Meadows, NY, $16,657
4. Christopher Wilson, Vineland, NJ, $13,418
5. Chris Valsamos, Melville, NY, $10,550
6. Claudius Ferris, Hollis, NY, $8,792
7. Richard Woodall, Edgewood, FL, $7,033
8. Roland Israelashvili, Forest Hills, NY, $5,368
9. Jarrod Fulton, Washington, PA, $3,702

Event 9 • $350 Omaha/8
Entries: 120 • Prize Pool: $36,000
1. Carlos Santos, South Amboy, NJ, $10,476
2. Douglas Zinneman, Sunnyside, NY, $5,762
3. John Klodie, Sunnyside, NY, $3,317
4. Vaughan Machado, Red Bank, NJ, $2,794
5. Claud Beaudouin, Ozone Park, NY, $2,095
6. Antoinett Pennington, Galloway, NJ, $1,746
7. Thomas Bessoir, New York, $1,397
8. Farzad Rouhani, Brigantine, NJ, $1,048
9. Allen Kessler, Las Vegas, $786

Event 10 • $350 NLHE
Entries: 174 • Prize Pool: $52,200
1. Craig Hunkele, AlliSon Park, PA, $15,190
2. Joshua Weizer, Meadowbrook, PA, $8,354
3. Christopher Cruz, Locust Valley, NY, $4,810
4. Leonard Cologna, Union Beach, NJ, $4,050
5. Carmen Fiore, Philadelphia, $3,038
6. Wazir Baksh, Queens Village, NY, $2,532
7. Athanasios Diakos, Jersey City, NJ, $2,025
8. Scott Taleisnik, Elmont, NY, $1,519
9. Barbara Rogers, Lock Haven, PA, $1,139

Event 11 • $350 H.O.S.E.
Entries: 74 • Prize Pool: $22,200
1. Dave Stann, Los Angeles, $7,537
2. John Reiss, Omaha, $4,091
3. Sharad Mehta, Cherry Hill, NJ, $2,584
4. Ken Kavowras, Staten Island, $1,938
5. Matt Frankowski, Mt. Emphraim, NJ, $1,507
6. Ronald Durante, Hainesport, NJ, $1,292
7. Michael Somma, Middle Village, NY, $1,077
8. Philip Michael, Analomink, PA, $861
9. C.J. Mucciaccio, Middle Village, NY, $647

Event 12 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 900 • Prize Pool: $168,300
1. James Morgan, E Aurora, NY, $36,731
2. Evan Sober, Elkridge, MD, $21,630
3. Amine Chabane, France, $13,060
4. Meikat Siu, New York, $10,937
5. Julian Miranda, Union City, NJ, $8,979
6. Joo Kim, Alexandria, VA, $7,265
7. Martin Belous, Brooklyn, $5,795
8. Will Vanwagner, Campbell Hall, NY, $4,408
9. Alon Shahar, Fresh Meadows, NY, $3,020

Event 15 • $1,090 NLHE
Entries: 146 • Prize Pool: $146,000
1. Jesse Yaginuma, Silver Spring, MD, $42,486
2. Michael Tauman, Metuchen, NJ, $23,367
3. Steven Russell, Coolville, OH, $13,454
4. Andrew Egan, Hickessin, DE, $11,330
5. Dwyte Pilgrim, Brooklyn, $8,497
6. Richard Geyer, Austin, TX, $7,081
7. Travis Allen, Suffield, CT, $5,665
8. Gordon Eng, Cliffside Park, NJ, $4,249
9. Matthew Iles, Atco, NJ, $3,186

Event 16 • $350 NLHE
Entries: 316 • Prize Pool: $94,800
1. Eric Siegel, Bellmore, NY, $24,828
2. Saad Ghanem, Rosedale, MD, $13,793
3. Eric Miller, Seaford, NY, $8,552
4. Hung Truong, Brooklyn, $6,897
5. Joseph Lee, Cresskill, NJ, $5,333
6. Eric Beringer, Bryn Mawr, PA, $4,506
7. Ryan McCarney, L. Hopatcong, NJ, $3,632
8. Chris Costa, Baltimore, $2,713
9. Allen Chou, Metuchen, NJ, $1,839

Event 17 • $1,090 6-Max
Entries: 114 • Prize Pool: $114,000
1. Frank Bonacci, Pittsburgh, $33,174
2. George Medrano, Rego Park, NY, $18,245
3. Brett Fox, Long Beach, NY, $10,505
4. Nicholas Lowry, New York, $8,846
5. Iverson Snuffer, Milton, WV, $6,635
6. Nathaniel Marmur, New York, $5,529
7. Alan Lipson, Cary, NC, $4,423
8. Benjamin Earley, Chester, VA, $3,317
9. James Procaccini, Trumbull, CT, $2,488

$2,700 Main Event
Entries: 447 • Prize Pool: $1,117,500
1. Russell Crane, Howell, NJ, $276,949
2. Adam Cook, Glen Burnie, MD, $159,886
3. Aleksandr BoLotin, Brooklyn, $97,558
4. David Stefanski, East Lyme, CT, $78,588
5. Jason Deutsch, Staten Island, $61,787
6. Adam Levitan, Philadelphia, $51,489
7. Bartley Dowling, New York, $41,191
8. Salah Siraj, New York, $31,435
9. Matthew Matros, Brooklyn, $21,680

Event 19 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 78 • Prize Pool: $27,300
1. Jeffrey Kaplow, New York, $3,500
2. Arthur Bressler, Manalapan, NJ, $3,500
3. Robert Israeli, Short Hills, NJ, $3,500
4. Jonathan Rago, N Babylon, NY, $3,500
5. Jules Mencher, Commack, NY, $3,500
6. Stephen Spence, Chester, NY, $3,500
7. David Kim, Silver Spring, MD, $3,500
8. Brian Meinders, Jackson, NJ, $1,981

Event 20 • $560 6-Max NLHE
Entries: 168 • Prize Pool: $84,000
1. Reggie Franklin, Park Forest, IL, $24,444
2. Wazir Baksh, Queens Village, NY, $13,444
3. Donald Thompson, Zanesville, OH, $7,741
4. William Klevitz, New York, $6,518
5. Jonathan Albis, Glen Allen, VA, $4,889
6. Mark Ioli, Bayside, NY, $4,074
7. Scott Collins, Chester, NJ, $3,259
8. Richard Murnick, Montclair, NJ, $2,444
9. Brett Jungblut, Culver, CA, $1,833

Event 21 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 603 • Prize Pool: $102,510
1. Tod Liang, Brooklyn, $23,874
2. David Grandieri, Danbury, CT, $13,423
3. Joel Cartun, Livingston, NJ, $8,451
4. S. Suryawansi, Manassas, VA, $6,861
5. Ali George, Staten Island, $5,469
6. Rene Battiston, Clifton, NJ, $4,524
7. Shawn Busse, Maasapequa, NY, $3,629
8. Leanne Rosenblatt, Brigantine, NJ, $2,734
9. Abraham Grace, Springfield, VA, $1,889

Event 22 • $230 NLHE
Entries: 236 • Prize Pool: $47,200
1. Brian CorRero, Mt Laurel, NJ, $12,820
2. Cornelius Dever, Breesy Pt., NY, $7,554
3. Alan Cohen, Brooklyn, $4,349
4. Nicholas Guinto, Williamstown, NJ, $3,525
5. Peter Antenucci, Clifton Park, NY, $2,747
6. Jay Johnson, Philadelphia, $2,289
7. Jordan Mcmahon, Cedar Grove, NJ, $1,831
8. John Harvilla, Minersville, PA, $1,374
9. Nicholas Berglund, Sudan, $916

Event 23 • $280 NLHE
Entries: 305 • Prize Pool: $76,250
1. Eliano Mesquita, Toms River, NJ, $19,969
2. Paul Colwell, Mountain Lakes, NJ, $11,094
3. Kerry Small, Ventnor City, NJ, $6,878
4. David Grandieri, Danbury, CT, $5,547
5. Allan Lubin, Watchung, NJ, $4,290
6. Donald Matusow, Bryn Mawr, PA, $3,624
7. Alex Torres, Cliffside Park, NJ, $2,922
8. Silvio Mantuano, F. Meadows, NY, $2,182
9. Wei Wang, Holmdel, NJ, $1,479