Saturday, September 17, 2011

Event 18 Recap

$500 + $60 No Limit Hold'em

Quite a few notable pros and Borgata regulars turned out for the $500 No Limit Hold'em tournament.  430 entrants generated total buy-ins of $215,000 and a top prize of $53,280 was up for grabs.  Among those notables were: Dwyte Pilgrim, (2010 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship winner) Roy Winston, (2007 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship winner); WPT final tablists Keith Crowder and Ben Klier; and WSOP bracelet holders Mike 'Little Man' Sica and Fred Goldberg.

Dwyte Pilgrim held on to cash late on day one (32nd - $1,147) along with  Sandy Henkens, (Virginia Beach, VA) who was the last woman remaining in this event (27th - $1,293).  

Terrance Beins (Jackson, NJ) took the chip lead late on day one after a key hand where he was all-in and at-risk for his tournament life holding pocket Queens and facing pocket Kings and pocket Jacks.  A Queen hit the board, giving Terrance the chip lead and he never looked back.
24 players survived day one and returned at noon Saturday to continue play.  Terrance Beins went wire to wire on day two, which he began as the chip leader with 810,500.  Seven hours later, he had all 5.16 million chips in play.

Ben Klier (New York, NY) made it all the way to 12th place before busting out ($2,711).  Fred Goldberg (Hollywood, FL) made the final table, but took a bad-beat from chip leader Terrance Beins and was busted in 10th place ($2,711).

Andy Lee was the runner-up in this event.  He was facing a 9-to-1 chip deficit when they got heads up and it was just a matter of time before Terrance wore him down.  He collected $30,761 for his second place finish.

Terrance Beins now has a Borgata trophy and a pair of Blue Shark Optics Sunglasses to go with $53,280 he will collect for his win today.

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