Saturday, September 17, 2011

Event 16 Recap

$1500 + $150 + $500 Bounty Big Stack NLH

246 players took the felt Sept. 15th at 11AM for this two day $1500 + $150 Entry but only one surpassed and outlasted everyone. That man's name is Kunal Patel (Houston, TX).

He flew up to play in his first ever Borgata tournament in preparation for the Championship Event and what do you know, he took Event 16 down. Not quite rail to rail but he was one of the earliest chip leaders we reported on.

A lot of the heavy hitters joined the felt including:
Matt Affleck, "Little Man" Mike Sica, Steve Ryan, "Action" Bob Hwang, Lee Childs, Gordon Eng, Steve Dannenmann, Cornell Cimpan, Christian Harder, Jeff Madsen, Lee Childs, Roy Winston, Jonathan Little, and John Racener.
Heather Sue Mercer was our last woman standing and was one of the final 27 who cashed in on the $369,000 Total Buy-In.

Players loved the $500 Purple Chip Bounty and the bounty-hunters were in full force. Tony Casale accumulated 8 bounties and ended up in eigth place. Kunal Patel had the most with 12 knock-out punches under his belt.

The entire final table included: John Racener, Kristian Lee, Norman Zapczynski, Orson Young, Kunal Patel, Aziz Muinde, Tony Casale, Kenny Fagioli, Ken Adams, & Mark Baatz.

John Racener most well known for his second place WSOP Main Event finish came in third here for $34,003.

At one point Kunal Patel had 3,000,000 of the tournament's total 4,920,000. After a quick heads-up with Orson Young, he had them all. Orson takes home a nice score of $59,058 along with 10 knock-outs. At the start of Day-2 he only had 34,800 chips. Well-done sir.

Once again congratulations to our big winner, Kunal Patel who crushed this field and will bring $100,225 back home to Houston. Not bad for your first ever Borgata tournament.

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