The $1 Million Guaranteed 2019 Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship fielded 514 entrants and created a prize pool in excess of $1.2 million. The final table was Live Streamed on Twitch TV and Borgata’s Facebook page and the audience watched as Jackob Datashvili made the right reads and caught the cards when he needed them. He went from next-to-last in the final table chip counts to taking home the 2019 BSPO trophy and $276,129* for 1st Place.
The series started off with a bang with the $1 Million Guaranteed $540+$60 Deep Stack Kick-Off, which saw 1,925 entrants try their luck in six starting flights over three days. At the final table, Edwin Ortiz held the chip lead when the final seven players opted to call it a day. He took 1st place, the trophy, and $105,000* in a seven-way adjusted payout.
Now another Open Series is in the books and 19 Borgata Summer Poker Open trophies have new homes. In fact, two of them went to the same home. Adam Reese etched his name in the record books when he won two main events during this series, the $260+$40 Deeper Stack NLH ($14,805) and the $400+$50 Almighty Stack NLH ($68,806*). The poker dealer from Pennsylvania may be considering a new career.
After earning nine WSOP Circuit rings, Ari Engel finally won his first WSOP bracelet this summer in the $2,500 NLH event. Now just a month later, Engel has added a third Borgata title to his extensive poker resume. He won the $500+60+$100 Black Chip Bounty Deep Stack post-lim event, earning $16,881 and pushing his lifetime earnings close to $6.7 million.
John McGuinness and Eric Siegel both claimed their fourth Borgata titles during this series, joining a very short list of players who can claim that honor. All guarantees were covered and millions in prize money was paid out to hundreds of participants! A complete list of Main Event winners is below.
Make plans now to join us for the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open, September 3rd – 20th. Until then, check out the Summer Heater, running August 12-17, and the next DeepStacks Challenge Series, running August 19-25.
This concludes our coverage of the 2019 Borgata Summer Poker Open! On behalf of the Borgata Poker family and our blog team, @Kaelaine, @TKBluffs, @AlCantHang, & @SandBarbour, Thank You!
Ryan Dodd quickly found a double up in one of the first hands of heads up play holding against the of Tony James. The board ran out and he paired his king on the river to even the stacks.
With the chip stacks now nearly even the players agreed to split the remaining prize pool evenly. They then ran one hand out for the trophy and Dodd came out on top holding against the of Tony James on the runout.
Both players will take home $9,842 after the adjusted payouts and Dodd now has a Borgata Poker Open trophy to go along with his Borgata Deepstacks Challenge trophy.
Below is a full look at the Event 17 final table tournament results.
1. Ryan Dodd ($9,842+BSPO Trophy)
2. Tony James ($9,842)
3. Dawn Spivak ($4,202)
4. Mike Summers ($3,406)
5. Kevin McGee ($2,654)
6. Alex Tumay ($2,212)
7. David Rodriguez ($1,769)
8. Daniel Bass ($1,327)
9. Daniel Asbury ($885)
10. Carlos Jewett ($575)
The players will battle it out here in the Signature and one of them will be taking home $12,385 and the Borgata Summer Poker Open trophy.
Dawn Spivak and Tony James went heads up to the and Spivak checked. James tossed out a bet of 100,000 and Spivak check-raised all in for 1,800,000.
James snap called turning over and Spivak saw the bad news as she tabled her .
“Give me an ace” Spivak said to the dealer as she stood up but the turn and river were no help. Spivak is our 3rd place Event 17 finisher and will take home $4,202 for her efforts.
Tony James- 4,100,000
Tony James raised to 125,000 and Mike Summers moved all in for 600,000. It folded back to James who called turning over and Summers was dominated holding .
The board ran out and Summers was sent to the rail in 4th place earning $3,406 for his efforts.
Tony James- 2,400,000
Mike Summers and Dawn Spivak were heads up on the flop and Summers fired out a bet. Spivak moved all in for about 1,100,000 and Summers snap called.
Spivak showed but was dominated by the of Summers. The hit the turn and Spivak would need a non heart ten or five on the river to stay alive.
The completed the board and the table erupted as Spivak improved to two pair to crack the aces and double up. “That’s my daughters birthday she said” as she dragged in the pot.
Dawn Spivak- 2,400,000
Mike Summers- 350,000
Mike Summers raised to 75,000 and it folded to Kevin McGee in the big blind who moved all in for 245,000. Summers quickly called and the cards were shown.
The dealer fanned the flop and Summers improved to top two pair to take the lead. The turn and river were no help to McGee and he was eliminated in 5th place earning $2,654 for his efforts.
Mike Summers- 1,850,000
Mike Summers moved all in for about 800,000 from the cutoff and Alex Tumay re-shoved for about 725,000 from the button. The blinds quickly folded and the hands were shown.
The board ran out and Summers improved to a straight on the river to send Tumay to the rail in brutal fashion. Tumay is our 6th place Event 17 finisher earning $2,212 for his efforts.
Mike Summers- 1,600,000
A short stacked David Rodriguez was the next player to fall from the Event 17 final table. Rodriguez is our 7th place Event 17 finisher earning $1,769 for his efforts.
Kevin McGee raised to 53,000 from under the gun and Alex Tumay called from the button. Dawn Spivak moved all in for about 500,000 from the small blind and Daniel Bass put his last 283,000 in the pot from the big. The rest of the table folded and the hands were shown.
The runout sealed the deal for Spivak to earn her the knockout and another $50 bounty.
Bass is our 8th place Event 17 finisher and will take home $1,327 for his efforts.
Dawn Spivak- 950,000