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!
With the elimination of Andrew Bello in 8th the final seven players began to discuss an adjusted payout deal. After a few hands of play they decided to stop the clock.
The stacks were counted down and an ICM deal was quickly struck. Nick Mauceri who was holding the chip lead at the time of the deal will take first place earning $22,760.
They then agreed to run one hand out for the trophy and the short stack Marshall Tarzy’s pair of tens on the river was enough to earn him his first Borgata Poker Open trophy.
Below is a full look at the final Event 8 adjusted payout agreement.
1. Nick Mauceri- 7,110,000 ($22,760)
2. Antonio Benito- 6,650,000 ($22,113)
3. John Caputo- 6,310,000 ($21,619)
4. Schuyler Twaddle- 3,750,000 ($17,284)
5. Travis Hartshorn- 1,650,000 ($12,380)
6. Tony Zharnitsky- 1,575,000 ($12,163)
7. Marshall Tarzy- 960,000 ($10,182)
Marshall Tarzy raised to 550,000 from under the gun and it folded to Andrew Bello in the big blind. Bello put his last 700,000 in the pot and Tarzy called.
The board ran out improving Tarzy to a full house. Bello was sent to the rail in 8th place and will take home $4,987 for his efforts.
Marshall Tarzy- 3,300,000
Kevin Treney moved all in for 2,100,000 from late position and Travis Hartshorn called from the button. The blinds quickly folded and the cards were shown.
The board ran out and Hartshorn’s pocket rockets held up to earn him the knockout. Treney is our 9th place Event 8 finisher and takes home $3,445 for his efforts.
Travis Hartshorn- 5,800,000
Jeff Nagata moved all in for 855,000 from late position and Anatoly Zharnitsky re-shoved all in for 1,270,000 from the cutoff. Travis Hartshorn called from the big blind putting both players at risk and the hands were shown.
The board ran out and Zharnitsky’s pocket kings held up to earn him the knockout. Nagata is our 10th place Event 8 finisher and will take home $2,267 for his efforts.
Anatoly Zharnitsky- 3,625,000
Travis Hartshorn- 5,000,000
The Event 8 final table is now set and it’s Nick Mauceri leading the way with a massive stack of 7,400,000. The players will battle it out in the Poker Room and we will be crowning our Event 8 Champion here tonight.
One of these players will be taking home $42,069 along with the Borgata Poker Open trophy. Below is a look at the updated chip counts and final table seating assignments.
Seat 1. Jeff Nagata- 1,000,000
Seat 2. Nick Mauceri- 7,400,000
Seat 3. Anatoly Zharnitsky- 1,400,000
Seat 4. Andrew Bellow- 1,550,000
Seat 5. Kevin Treney- 1,175,000
Seat 6. John Caputo- 4,100,000
Seat 7. Marshall Tarzy- 1,450,000
Seat 8. Travis Hartshorn- 4,750,000
Seat 9. Schuyler Twaddle- 2,700,000
Seat 10. Antonio Benito- 3,500,000
Chris Rich was the next player to hit the rail here in Event 8. Rich is our 11th place finisher and will take home $2,267 for his efforts.
David Finkel moved all in for 2,300,000 from under the gun and Nick Mauceri called next to act. The rest of the table quickly folded and the hands were shown.
The runout sealed the deal for Mauceri who moves back into the lead and Finkel is our 12th place finisher earning $2,267.
Nick Mauceri- 6,000,000
Alan Luo got his last 1,250,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Antonio Benito. He failed to improve on the and is our 13th place finisher taking home $1,632 for his efforts.
Antonio Benito- 3,800,000
Travis Hartshorn raised to 240,000 and David Finkel called. They went heads up to the flop and Hartshorn continued with a bet of 325,000.
Finkel called and the dealer burned and turned the. Hartshorn moved all in for 1,480,000 and Finkel quickly called.
Hartshorn tuned over and Finkel would need to improve holding . The river card was no help to Finkel and Hartshorn scored the massive double up to take the chip lead.
Travis Harthsorn- 4,400,000
David Finkel- 850,000