Aug 1 4:43 am

Event 23: 1st Place – Zach McNees

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  1
Average Stack:  19.8 million

Zach McNees (Brooklyn, NY)

Zach McNees (Brooklyn, NY)

Zach McNees takes the win, $20,741, and his first Borgata trophy.  It “feels amazing” he said, although everyone was tired after playing for 17 hours.

He’s got a few small cashes to his credit, but this is his largest single score and first win in a major tournament series.  Zach taught himself the game and honed his skills on the felt here at Borgata and in ‘home games’.

Zach makes his living as a Recording Engineer / Sound Mixer, but enjoys playing tournaments when he has some spare time.

 

The conclusion of Event 23 wraps up the 2015 Borgata Summer Poker Open!  Join us in September for the WPT/Borgata Poker Open!

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Aug 1 4:30 am

Event 23: 2nd Place – Stephen Moy

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  1
Average Stack:  19.8 million

Stephen Moy (New York, NY)

Stephen Moy (New York, NY)

Borgata regular Stephen Moy finished 2nd for $11,524.

Stephen picked up his first Borgata Open series title two years ago during the 2013 Summer Poker Open, winning the $300 + $30 Black Chip Bounty NLH event, good for $11,466.  That’s also his largest recorded cash.

He just topped that number tonight with his 2nd place earnings!

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Aug 1 4:29 am

Event 23: 3rd Place – Christine Familetti

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  2
Average Stack:  9.9 million

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Christine Familetti (Broomall, PA)

Christine Familetti finished in 3rd place, earning $7,168.

Christine has five previous cashes here at Borgata, but this is her highest finish and largest cash.  She finished 2nd in a WSOP Circuit Ladies event last December for just over $2,000.

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Aug 1 4:27 am

Event 23: 4th Place – Ron Barnabei

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  3
Average Stack:  6.6 million

Ron Barnabei

Ron Barnabei (Vineland, NJ)

Ron Barnabei finished in 4th place, earning $5,762.

Ron has a couple of small reported cashes, but this is his first final table is an Open series event and also his largest reported cash.

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Aug 1 4:23 am

Event 23: 5th Place – Travis Nofi

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  4
Average Stack:  4.95 million

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Travis Nofi (Brigantine, NJ)

Travis Nofi finished in 5th place, earning $4,533.

This is only Travis’ second reported tournament cash.  His first was a min-cash last September in a Saturday Series event.

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Aug 1 4:21 am

Event 23: 6th Place – Salaudin ‘Danny’ Lala

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  5
Average Stack:  3.96 million

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Danny Lala (Forest Hills, NY)

Salaudin ‘Danny’ Lala finished in 6th place, earning $3,726.

This is Danny’s sixth tournament cash here at Borgata.  It’s also his highest finish and largest since score.

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Aug 1 3:56 am

Event 23: 7th Place – Torrie Fogg

Level 28:  Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  6
Average Stack:  3.3 million

Torrie Fogg

Torrie Fogg

On a flop of, Stephen Moy got all-in from the small blind against Torrie ‘The Black Shark’ Fogg in the big blind.  Stephen had and had Torrie’s out-kicked.  The last two came and Stephen made a flush to take the pot.

Torrie Fog (Lebanon, PA) finished in 7th place, earning $2,996.

 

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Aug 1 3:42 am

Event 23: 8th Place – Wooyang Lin

Level 27:  Blinds 30,000/60,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  7
Average Stack:  2.8 million

Wooyang Lin (Morristown, NJ)

Wooyang Lin (Morristown, NJ)

Ron Barnabei got all-in holding pocket 9s against Torrie Fogg, who had A5 offsuit.  The board missed them both and Ron doubled up with his pocket pair.

Torrie was left short-stacked and then got all-in with pocket 6s against Stephen Moy, who had A9 offsuit.  The board again missed everyone and Torrie doubled up.

Wooyang Lin shoved early and then Zach McNees came over the top from the button.  The blinds folded and Wooyang showed .  Zach was ahead with .  The board ran out  and was no help to Wooyang.

In his second final tables in two days, Wooyang Lin finished in 8th place, earning $2,266.

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Aug 1 3:19 am

Event 23: 10th – Hanh Nguyen; 9th – George Quiles

Level 26:  Blinds 25,000/50,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  8
Average Stack:  2.5 million

Before their seats even got warn, Hanh Nguyen (Norfolk, VA) busted out in 10th place, earning $999.

George Quiles and Torrie Fogg got all the chips in pre-flop.  George was ahead with pocket Queens against Torrie’s .  Then the board came and Torrie took the pot with Aces up.

Geroge Quiles (Seaford, NY) finished in 9th place, earning $1,536.

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Aug 1 3:10 am

Event 23: Final Table Time

Level 26:  Blinds 25,000/50,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 396
Players Remaining:  10
Average Stack:  1.98 million

Rafael ‘Alex’ Beltre (Merrick, NY) got his last chips in holding AQ offsuit against a player holding pocket 4s.  The board came J 7 6 6 5 and the small pair held up.  Alex busted out in 12th place, earning $999.

John Klodie (Brigantine, NJ) hit the rail in 11th place ($999) prompting a redraw for the final table.

Here’s the new lineup:

  1. Torrie Fogg
  2. Wooyang Lin
  3. Christine Familetti
  4. George Quiles
  5. Travis Nofi
  6. Danny Lala
  7. Hanh Nguyen
  8. Zach Nguyen
  9. Ron Barnabei
  10. Stephen Moy
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