Monday, September 12, 2011

Event 9 Recap

$400 + $50 H.O.R.S.E.
Congratulations to Borgata's first ever H.O.R.S.E. champion, Jeffrey Duvall from London, England. Jeffrey earns $14,319 for his two days of horse riding as he successfully hurdled all of the other 123 entrants.
This was an exciting day for Borgata as Razz has only recently been approved in NJ making this tournament the first ever HORSE event at the September Borgata Poker Open tournament series.
Of course the five all-in Limit games mixed in rotation included:
Hold'em, Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Stud, Eight or Better (Stud Hi/Lo).
Each game changes every 8 hands.
Duvall had to tangle with the last two Borgata HOSE winners, Glenn Englebert (Summer Poker Open) and "Hollywood" Dave Stann (Spring Poker Open). "Every time I win a tournament they stop having it," says Englebert who won the Limit event in the Winter Poker Open which is not on this series'  schedule. "It's okay because I like Razz," noting the "R" in HORSE.

When he realized he won't be known as the last HOSE winner in Borgata history he's quick to say that he won the last one he played. Both Englebert and Stann failed to cash.
Notable Vincent Basilicata (Queens, NY) won the HOSE event during 2010 Summer Open ($6,363). He made it to day 2, but did not make the final 18 who cashed.
WSOP bracelet holder Chris Reslock made day 2 and was the 1st player to cash (18th - $716).
What a day for our last woman standing, Kim Findura (Butler, NJ): In addition to two Ladies Event Borgata titles, Findura has a 2nd place finish in the 2010 Winter Open Omaha H/L event. She has $38,000 in career Borgata tournament earnings and added another $4,534 for her third place finish today. She called herself the cockroach that just wouldn't die.
A quick heads up for Ron "Schifty" Schiffman who battled Jeffrey Duvall many times but fell short today. Ron enjoys $7,874 for his second place finish.
But once again our big winner was Jeffrey Duvall who won all of the 1,845,000 chips in play.
From the total Buy-In of $49,200, Duvall takes a $14,319 first place slice of the cake.

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