$400+$50 Super Stack Elevator NLH Re-Entry
Prize Pool: $64,800
July 21 – 22, 2017
The Super Stack Elevator game is always a favorite each series with plenty of chips and long, late levels. The tournament drew 162 entries to create a prize pool of nearly $65,000 with the last 18 set to earn some money. When it was all done, John Wilson was left holding the trophy as the Event 11 champ after a three-way adjusted payout deal.
Players began with 40,000 super stacks and the first levels were only 10-minutes long. They increased by five minutes every other level until they were set to max out at 75 minutes. The tournament quickly played down after the dinner break and made the money with 18 remaining. They paused play for the day with Borgata regular Michael Bonita leading and returned on Friday to play down to a winner.
The action continued to move fast despite the ever-increasing blind lengths and they were down to the final table in two hours. Robert Saladin was the big chip leader for most of the final table but lost several big hands to Wilson before he was sent out in fourth place. The three remaining players settled in for a long grind with Wilson now holding the biggest stack. After an hour of moving chips around, the stacks evened out and the Steve Nooralian, Hector Pedraza, and Wilson agreed to divide the money evenly with Wilson earning top honors as the Super Stack Elevator champion.
1st: John Wilson – $11,734 *
2nd: Steve Nooralian – $11,733 *
3rd: Hector Pedraza – $11,733 *
4th: Robert Saladin – $5,208
5th: Michael Bonita – $3,771
6th: Robert Pellegrino – $3,143
7th: Arkady Lifshits – $2,514
8th: Bin Weng – $1,886
9th: William McAllister – $1,414
* – Denotes three-way adjusted payout deal