Monday, September 19, 2011

Event 19: Recap

$1000 + $90 Six-Max NLH

For almost everyone who plays the 6-Max it's their favorite tournament and format. And for one man, Spiros Markatos (Long Island) this tournament was two-days he'll never forget. That's because he just took home $93,259 for his first place victory.

Let's rewind to September 17, 2011 when Event 19 kicked off with 410 entries all vying for a slice of the $410,000 Total Buy-In cake.

It felt like each table had familiar names and faces playing poker at the highest level.

With only 6 players at each table, notables such as: Chris Bell, Jeff Papola, Jeff Madsen, Matt Affleck, Todd Terry, Franco Bonacci, Mike Dentale, Joey "The B" Brooks, John Lakatosh, Adam Lippert, Victor Ramden, and Bobby Suer battled it out hand after hand.

There were 8,200,000 chips in play and after day 1, Mark Epstein had 459,600, boasting the most in the room.

Only the top 42 made the money with a min cash of $1,790 that was awarded at the start of our second day.

The final table of seven included: Vinny Pahuja, Anthony Ruberto, Jeremy McLaughlin, Will Jaffe, Joseph Couden, Spiros Markatos, & Maksim Kvitko.

2nd place for $57,667 went to Maksim Kvitko while 3rd place went to Borgata regular Will Jaffe in the amount of $45,338.

But the big winner of one of, if not the toughest tournament Borgata offers, was Long Island Cinderella Story Spiros Markatos who took home the trophy and $93,259 to his wife Hope and friends Iris & Eddie.

Spiros might play in the Championship tomorrow and he hopes to defend his 6-max title in the 2011 Borgata Fall Poker Open or at least next year.

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