Saturday, June 11, 2011

Event 4 Recap

$350 + $50 Omaha H/L 8B

120 Borgata Mix Game players all went after some serious Omaha Stakes but only one man took down the first place $12,222 prize of red meat. Congratulations to 27-year-old Arturo Morgan from Plantation, FL who had to navigate through a difficult field including several previous top three finishers such as Vince Coleman, Doug Zinneman and John Klodie. And don’t forget about Brent Keller (Horsham, PA) who has three WSOP Circuit Event rings, including two in Omaha H/L.

Total buy for today’s event, which began at 11am, was $42,000. Top 18 cashed and the top eleven players negotiated their way through some serious storms. The final action had Rathe Miller (Philadelphia) and Arturo Morgan (Plantation, FL) coin-flipping heads-up for the trophy. Rathe lost the flip and took down $6,722 for his 2nd place finish.

Our last woman standing was Lina Carter who finished in 31st place but did not cash. Neither did all-time bubble boy leader, Geoff Lewit who adds his 7th in a row bubble finish (including on-line poker tournies) to his terrible totals.

The elite eleven included, Darryle Tam, Warren Sharpe, Robert Mix, Barry Gassen, Joel Salman, Alfred Annunziata, Michael Bickel (who had the chip lead most of the tournament), Antonio Walker, Frank Pastello, Rathe Miller, and Arturo Morgan.

All the players seemed to have a great time joking and laughing with one another and when they did lose, they didn’t get angry or emotional.

Once again our winner of the $12,222 prize money along with the 2011 Borgata Summer Poker Open trophy was Arturo Morgan who drove 20 hours from Florida to play with the best mix game players on the East Coast and to beat the best.

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