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!
Just as the final four players went on break they started to discuss a deal. Eric Siegel was holding a massive chip lead with close to 11,000,000 of the 16,100,000 chips in play.
They quickly struck a deal and Siegel will take first place earning $30,000 and his fourth Borgata Poker title. Siegel put on a dominant performance playing nearly perfect final table poker on his way to victory.
Paulo Silva who sat second in chips will take home $17,500 for his runner up finish. Nan Min and Freddy Srour were nearly even in chips and they will each be taking home $13,528 for their third and fourth place finishes.
Eric Siegel raised to 450,000 and Paulo Silva called. They went heads up to the flop and Silva led out with a bet of 1,000,000.
Siegel called and the dealer burned and turned the . Silva fired out a bet of 1,200,000 and Siegel moved all in covering Silva who had 2,500,000 behind.
“Lay it down save your chips” said Siegel and Silva thought about his decision for quite some time. He eventually folded his face up and Siegel showed as he dragged in the sizeable pot to extend his chip lead.
Eric Siegel- 10,800,000
Melisa Singh moved all in for about 2,700,000 and Eric Siegel re-shoved all in from the button. The blinds quickly folded and the hands were shown.
The board ran out giving both players sets but Siegel’s top set was best. Singh was eliminated in 5th place taking home $7,584 for her efforts.
Eric Siegel- 7,800,000
Vitaly Kovyazin got his stack of 1,200,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Nan Min. The board ran out and Min improved to a set of tens to score the knockout.
Kovyazin is our 6th place Event 19 finisher taking home $6,230 for his efforts.
Nan Min- 3,300,000
Mike Dobbs got his stack of 820,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Paulo Silva. The board ran out and Silva spiked his flush on the river to send Dobbs to the rail.
Dobbs is our 7th place Event 19 finisher and will take home $4,943 for his efforts.
Paulo Silva- 3,700,000
A short stacked Mitchell Mantin was the next player to fall from the Event 19 final table at the hands of Melisa Singh. Mantin is our 8th place finisher taking home $3,860 for his efforts.
Melissa Singh- 2,400,000
A short stacked Brian Cancel got his last 190,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Eric Siegel. The board ran out and Siegel paired his eight in the window to score the knockout.
Cancel is our 9th place Event 19 finisher earning $2,709 for his efforts.
Eric Siegel- 3,700,000
Nan Min raised to 210,000 and Freddy Srour moved all in for 880,000. It folded to Melisa Singh in the big blind and she re-shoved all in for about 2,300,000. Min quickly folded and the hands were shown.
The board ran out and Srour improved to the nut flush to score the double up.
Freddy Srour- 1,880,000
Melisa Singh- 1,400,000
Frank Valdinoto got his last 475,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Mike Dobbs. The board ran out and Dobbs improved to jacks full of tens to earn the knockout.
Valdinoto is our 10th place Event 19 finisher and will take home $1,761 for his efforts.
Mike Dobbs- 1,200,000