Friday, April 30, 2010

Alex Queen Interview Clips

Championship Quotes

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Alex Queen - $355,535

1st Place - Alex Queen "I entered the day with a 106 thousand at 5k-10k. I was 27 out of 27 and I just played my game. I know how to play short stack poker. I kept winning pots and then once I got to the final table I just chipped up and that's all she wrote. It really hasn't hit me yet at all, I mean a little bit more now, but it feels really good. It's indescribable, I can't, it's amazing.

2nd Place - Jason "Asian J" Min "This is very redeeming and rewarding to see that all of my hard work has paid off. It's been a long time coming. I'm primarily a cash game player and I've been told I need to play in more tournaments and now I see why."

3rd Place - Dan Hindin "Definitely an amazing experience. This is my first big cash in a live no-limit tournament. I'm thrilled with the results. I've down well in pot limit Omaha, but I wanted to go deep and make a final table of a no limit tournament."

Championship Bracelet

EVENT 22: $3300+$200 CHAMPIONSHIP

Borgata Spring Poker Open 2010
Event 22: $3300 + $200 Championship No Limit Hold'em
April 25 - 30

Entries: 383 Total Buy-In: $1,263,900

FINAL RESULTS
1. ALEXANDER QUEEN (BETHLEHEM, PA): $355,535
2. JASON MIN (EAST MEADOW, NY): $205,965
3. DANIEL HINDIN (DANBURY, CT): $101,756
4. MICKAEL MORGOUSKY (BROOKLYN, NY): $85,818
5. MICHAEL SOMMA (MIDDLE VLG, NY): $73,558
6. MATTHEW WAXMAN (PARKLAND, FL): $61,299
7. ALLEN CHANG (BROOKLYN, NY): $49,039
8. ADAM JUNGLEN (STOW, OH): $36,779
9. JESSE YAGINUMA (SILVER SPRING, MD): $24,520
10. ROGER VANDRIESEN (WHITING, NJ): $15,938
11. MICHAEL CASTALDO (PALISADES, NY): $15,938
12. MICHAEL OMELCHUK (BELLPORT, NY): $15,938
13. RUSS RADOM (WARWICK, PA): $12,260
14. RYAN DANGELO (VESTAL, NY): $12,260
15. IGOR BORUKHOV (REGO PARK, NY): $12,260
16. STEVE KARP (NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL): $8,582
17. JOSHUA SMITH (NEWARK, DE): $8,582
18. JASON PASTER (HAMILTON, NJ): $8,582
19. ANTHONY COLOMBO (BROOKLYN, NY): $7,356
20. STEVEN LEVY (BROOKLYN, NY): $7,356
21. KEITH CROWDER (ELKINS PARK, PA): $7,356
22. TIMOTHY ULMER (WILLOW GROVE, PA): $7,356
23. GREGORY MERSON (LAUREL, MD): $7,356
24. NICHOLAS GUAGENTI (WESTERVILLE, OH): $7,356
25. JOSEPH BOWLES (NEWTOWN, PA): $7,356
26. SAMUEL BERNSTEIN (ENGLEWOOD, NJ): $7,356
27. ANDREW ROSEN (NY, NY): $7,356
28. ROSLYN QUARTO (EDISON, NJ): $6,130
29. SANGHO YI (WESTBURY, NY): $6,130
30. RYAN MILLER (ANNANDALE, NJ): $6,130
31. CASEY PETERS (BRICK, NJ): $6,130
32. MICHAEL MEREDITH (WESTFIELD, NJ): $6,130
33. STEPHEN REYNOLDS (LITTLE EGG HARBOUR, NJ): $6,130
34. FEMING CHAN (WEST WINDSOR, NJ): $6,130
35. MAURICE PARADIS (JEWETT CITY, CT): $6,130
36. ROBERT DEPPE (LIMA, OH): $6,130

EVENT 26: $200 +$30 NLH

Borgata Spring Poker Open 2010
April 30

Entries: 257
Total Buy-In: $51,400

1. JENNIFER SHERWOOD (NEWPORT NEWS, VA): $14,957
2. EDWARD ABENDSCHEIN (MTN LKS, NJ): $8,476
3. JOHN NORZ (MANVILLE, NJ): $4,662
4. DAVID BLACK (ROBBINSVILLE, NJ): $3,490
5. GARY BEAVER (NORRISTOWN, PA): $2,991
6. DAVID SPEVAK (NEW YORK, NY): $2,493
7. NEIL PERLOFF (BROOMALL, PA): $1,994
8. YOAV YUHJTMAN (TENAFLY, NJ): $1,496
9. DANILO NENEZIC (BAR): $998
10. JACOB NASSER (YONKERS, NY): $648
11. STEPHEN SUTTON (LANGHORNE, PA): $648
12. FRANK ROTHGEB (WASHINGTON, DC): $648
13. MICHAEL FARAHNICK (NEW YORK, NY): $548
14. HERALD BARBER (SOMERSET, NJ): $548
15. PATRICK VECCHIO (WANTAGH, NY): $548
16. MATTHEW HANES (WEST CHESTER, PA): $449
17. ISHVAR PATEL (COLLEGEVILLE, PA): $449
18. SAMIR HICKSON (COLLEGEVILLE, PA): $449
19. VICTOR ESPINAL (BLOOMFIELD, NJ): $374
20. JAMES KAPLAN (BOCA RATON, FL): $374
21. LAWRENCE MARTINEZ (NEWBURGH, NY): $374
22. JOSEPH AARONS (FEASTERVILLE, PA): $374
23. THOMAS GEHRET (PHILADELPHIA, PA): $374
24. DAVID ANSBRO (MORRISVILLE, NC): $374
25. DONALD NAEGELY (PHILADELPHIA, PA): $374
26. VINCENT KUSTERA (SICKLERVILLE, NJ): $374
27. RICHARD MURPHY (FAIRFAX STATION, VA): $374

EVENT 25: $300+$50 NLH

Borgata Spring Poker Open 2010
Event 25: $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'em
April 29

Entries: 136 Total Buy-In: $40,800

FINAL RESULTS
1. JOHN LONG (BOWIE, MD): $12,189
2. ANDREW KLEIN (OCEAN, NJ): $6,727
3. DANIEL CHAN (NEW YORK, NY): $3,759
4. MICHAEL SMITH (CHERRY HILL, NJ): $2,770
5. LAWRENCE DIGIOVANNA (BROOKLYN, NY): $2,375
6. DOUGLAS BERMAN (YORK, PA): $1,979
7. BRIAN KRUYD (BOONTON, NJ): $1,583
8. PETER MAVRO (DOUGLASTON, NY): $1,187
9. TIMOTHY MCCORMACK (BROOKLYN, NY): $890
10. RONALD REEVES (JERSEY CITY, NJ): $772
11. SANG KIM (LANSDOWNE, VA): $772
12. BARRY PEVNER (PEMBROKE PNS, FL): $772
13. JEFFREY RUTTER (GAITHERSBURG, MD): $673
14. VICTOR DETORA (MIDDLE ISLAND, NY): $673
15. FRANK LABATE JR. (DIX HILLS, NY): $673
16. EDWARD ABENDSCHEIN (MTN LKS, NJ): $594
17. LAKHWINDE DHILLON (JERSEY CITY, NJ): $594
18. JOSE GATMAITAN IV (PHILADELPHIA, PA): $594

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Queen is King - Wins Spring Open

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Alex Queen (Bethlehem, PA)
1st Place - $355,535


Jason "Asian J" Min (East Meadow, NY)
2nd Place - $205,965


Dan Hindin (Danbury, CT)
3rd Place - $101,756

After a long four days, Alex Queen wins the Championship Event with A 7, as he eliminates Jason Min and Dan Hindin in second and third places respectively.

The victory earns Queen $355,535.


Event 26 Champion - Sherwood

$200 + $30 NL

Jenn Sherwood (Newport News, VA)
1st - $14,957


Edward Abendschein (Mountain Lakes, NJ)
2nd - $8,746

John Norz (Manville, NJ)
3rd - $4,662

Event 25 Champion - Long

$350 + $50 NL

John Long (Bowie, MD)
1st - $12,189

Andrew Klein (Ocean, NJ)
2nd - $6,727

Daniel Chan (New York, NY)
3rd - $3,759

3 Handed

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 25k/50k/5k ante

On a board of 3 10 3 3 J, Alex Queen bets 250k. Jason Min puts 1 million on top.

Queen tanks and eventually calls, only to see the bad news. Min has A A♣ for a full house and Min doesn't show.

Queen and Min are now dead even in chips at ~5 million each. Hindin is the short stack with 1.7 million.


Bling Is Out

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Championship Bracelet

Alex Queen, Dan Hindin & Jason Min (l-r)

4th - Morgousky

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Michael Morgousky - $85,818

Blinds: 25k/50k/5k ante

Min min raises to 130k
Morgousky shoves 1 million on top with A Q
Min calls with J 10

Flop: 7 8 3
Turn: J (pair for Min)
River 8

Min's pair of jacks eliminates Michael Morgousky in 4th place, earning him $85,818.

Min: "I'm upset right now, but when I look back and see I was 243rd out of 244 players at the start of day 2, it's not too bad."

5th - Somma

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Mike Somma - $73,558

Blinds: 25k/50k/5k ante

Alex Queen leads out and puts Mike Somma all in for his last 760k.

Queen: J 9
Somma: A Q

Flop: 5 2 7
Turn: 8 (Queen picks up a gut shot)
River: 10

A river straight by Queen eliminates Somma in 5th place, who picks up $73,558.

6th - Waxman

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Matt Waxman - $61,299

Blinds: 25k/50k/5k ante

Waxman jams 440k with A 9
Morgousky calls with 7 7

Flop: 9 5 8 (pair of 9s for Waxman, gut shot straight draw for Morgousky)
Turn: 5
River: 6

Morgousky rivers a straight to eliminate Waxman in 6th place, earning him $61,299

Blinds Are Up

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Level 28 (25k/50k/5k ante) is underway. Tournament director Tab Duchateau calls this the "level of death."

Waxman Doubles

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 20k/40k/4k ante

Matt Waxman doubles 216k through Mike Somma.

Waxman: KJ
Somma AQ

Waxman flops two pairs and Somma can't catch up.

Level 27 complete and players are on a 10 minute color break. Orange (1k) chips are now off the table.

Big Stacks Collide

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 20k/40k/4k ante

UTG: Soma calls
MP: Hindin calls
SB: Waxman 180k
BB: Queen 300k (480k total)
Soma and Hindin fold

Waxman tanks and after a short 2 minutes Min calls for the clock.

Waxman calls.

Flop Ah7 Kd

Waxman checks
Queen bets 550k
Waxman calls

Turn: 4

Waxman checks dark
Queen is all in for 1.7 mil
Waxman snap calls.

Waxman: A K (two pairs)
Queen: K K (set of kings)

River: 2

Queen wins the 3.5 million chip pot, Waxman drops to 240k.

Somma All Over the Map

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 20k/40k/4k ante

Cutoff: Min raises to 100k
BB: Somma jams all in for 1.2 total
Min calls.

Min: K J
Soma: K 10

The board is clean and Somma drops to 187k.

Next hand:

Mike Somma picks up A
A in the small blind and shoves all in. Mickael Morgousky calls 147k more with 4 6 and Somma doubles.

A few hands later:

Min raises to 100k, Somma shoves for 386k.

Min: 6 8
Somma: Q 10

It's a clean board and Somma is now up over 800k.


Min Doubles Through Queen

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 20k/40k/4k ante

Jason Min has less than 500k and all the money is in preflop

Min K 10 vs the K J of Alex Queen.

The turn brings a 10 and new life to Min who's back over 1 million chips.

Huge Hand

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 20k/40k/4k ante

UTG: Min opens for 90k
UTG+1 Waxman reraises to 220k
Min 4 bets to 1.6 million & has Waxman covered

Waxman tanks. "The last time you did this you had queens."
Min no reaction
Waxman eventually calls.

Waxman: 10 10
Min: 5 7

Flop: 5 Q 6
Turn: 8♣ (Min picks up a gut shot straight draw)
River: 8


Waxman wins the 3.2 million chip pot and is now the chip leader, Min drops to less than 400k

Waxman vs Somma

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 20k/40k/4k ante

Button: Waxman raises to 85k
BB: Somma calls

Flop 8 6 6

Check, check

Turn: K

Somma leads for 115k
Waxman calls

River: 9

Somma leads for 200k
Waxman reraises to 500k
Somma folds

Event 25: Payouts!

$350 +$50

Entries: 136
Total Buy-In: $40,800

Place-Amount

1 $12,189
2 $6,727
3 $3,759
4 $2,770
5 $2,375
6 $1,979
7 $1,583
8 $1,187
9 $890
10-12 $772
13-15 $673
16-18 $594

Ramp It Up

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Seat-Player-Count

1 Matthew Waxman 1.1 mil
2 Alex Queen 2.7 mil
5 Mike Somma 1.7 mil
7 Mickael Morgousky 1.3 mil
9 Dan Hindin 2.4 mil
10 Jason Min 2.3 mil

Level 27 (20k/40k/4k ante) is underway.

7th - Chang

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Allen Chang - $49,039


Blinds: 15k/30k/3k ante (last hand of the level)

UTG: Allen Chang opens for 70k
MP: Somma call
Button: Min call
BB: Queen reraises to 250k
Chang shoves all in for 800k total
Somma and Min fold
Queen calls.

Chang: 10 10
Queen: A A

Board runs clean and Chang finishes in 7th place, good for $49,039

Players are on a 10 minute break.

More Chips for Morgousky

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 15k/30k/3k ante

UTG: Morgousky raise to 70k
BB: Somma calls 40k more

Flop: 5 Q 8

Somma bets 105k
Morgousky calls

Turn: J

Somma asks for a count from Morgousky and the number is 486k.
Somma goes all in, Morgousky calls and is at risk

Morgousky: A Q (pair of queens)
Somma 69 (gut shot straight draw)

River 6

Morgousky wins the nearly 1.4 million chip pot, Somma loses 600k and is down to 2 million chips.

Back From Dinner

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Level 26 (15k/30k/3k ante) is underway

Chip Leader Dan Hindin

Chip Updates

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Seat-Player-Count

1 Matthew Waxman 975k
2 Alex Queen 1.4 mil
4 Allen Chang 1.7 mil
5 Mike Somma 2.1 mil
7 Mickael Morgousky 510k
9 Dan Hindin 2.6 mil
10 Jason Min 2.1 mil

Average stack 1.6 million, blinds going up to 15k/30k/3k ante

Staying Alive

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 12k/24k/3k ante (last hand of the level)

MP: Michael Morgousky shoves 228k
Button: Matt Waxman calls
BB: Allen Chang tanks and folds

Morgousky: Q 8
Waxman: A J

Chang shows a Queen

Flop: 6 4 2

Morgousky wins with a flush and doubles to a little more than 500k.

"Allen, you can't call there," asks Morgousky. "You would've lost," says Chang, "the cards would've come out different.

Players are on a one hour dinner break.


4 Way Action

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 12k/24k/3k ante

High Jack: Waxman raise to 55k
Cut Off: Queen calls
Button: Chang folds
SB: Somma calls
BB: Morgousky calls

Flop: 7 3 8

Checks around to Queen who bets 140k
Fold, fold, fold
Queen takes 241k pot, Morgousky's stack shrinks to less than 10BB

Hindin Shows Heart(s)

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 12k/24k/3k ante

SB: Morgousky completes 12k
BB: Hindin checks

Flop: J 4 5

Morgousky checks
Hindin bets 24k
Morgousky calls

Turn: 7

Check, check

River: J

Morgousky checks
Hindin bets 150k
Morgousky calls

Hindin: 10 2

Hindin wins the 393k pot, Morgousky is down to 230k.

Chang vs Somma

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 12k/24k/3k ante

Button: Chang opens for 59k
SB: Somma reraises 175k (234k total)
Chang 4 bets: 484k (659k)
Somma folds

Chang takes the 513k pot.

Queen Good

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 12k/24k/3k ante

UTG: Chang opens for 60k
BB: Queen raises 100k (160k total)
Chang Calls

Flop: 8 Q 6

Queen bets 190k
Chang folds


Back From Break

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Seat-Player-Count


1 Matthew Waxman 950k
2 Alex Queen 1.2 mil
4 Allen Chang 1.9 mil
5 Mike Somma 1.8 mil
7 Mickael Morgousky 1.1 mil
9 Dan Hindin 2.8 mil
10 Jason Min 2.1 mil

Level 25 (12k/24k/3k ante) is underway.

8th - Junglen

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Adam Junglen - $36,779

Blinds: 10k/20k/2k ante
Alex Queen UTG raises to 52k
Adam Junglen ships 320k total

Queen: J
J
Junglen: A Q

Board runs clean and Junglen's eliminated in 8th place, good for $36,779.

"You never want to complain when you go deep in a big tournament, so I'll take it as a positive experience. I haven't played a lot of tournaments this year, but I feel like when I'm focused and on my game, I can play with anyone."

Players are on a 10 minute brea
k.

Mike vs Mickael

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Red kings vs black kings. Kings win, chop it up.

9th - Yaginuma

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL
Jesse Yaginuma - $24,520

Blinds 10k/10k/2k

MP: Jesse Yaginuma opens for 46k
Button: Jason Min calls

Flop: 2 6 8

Yaginuma: 72k
Min: All in and has Yaginuma covered
Yaginuma calls 400k more

Min: A Q♣ (flush draw with 2 over cards)
Yaginuma: 10
10

Turn: Q
River: K

Yaginuma's eliminated in 9th place, earning $24,520.

Min Doubles through Somma

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds: 10k/20k/2k ante

Pick up the action on a board of

Q J 9

Min: checks
Somma: 200k
Min: All in 450k more
Somma: call

Somma: AA
Min: K Q

Turn: 2 (Min flush)
River A

Min: "Aces are no good," as he takes his stack to 1.3 million,
Somma drops to 1.9 million.

Chip Counts

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Seat-Player-Count


1 Matthew Waxman 1.9 million
2 Alex Queen 520k
4 Allen Chang 1.6 mil
5 Mike Somma 2.8 mil
6 Jesse Yaginuma 520k
7 Mickael Morgousky 432k
8 Adam Junglen 500k
9 Dan Hindin 2.3 mil
10 Jason Min 1.1 mil

Level 24 (10k/20k/2k ante) is underway.

10th - Van Driesen

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Roger Van Driesen - $15,938

Blinds 8k/16/2000 ante (last hand at this level)

UTG +2: Min opens for 39k
Hijack: Roger Van Driesen call
Button: Michael Somma call

Flop 2 Q A

Min Check
Van Driesen bets 55k
Somma raise 140k (195k total)
Min Fold
Van Driesen reraise 215k (410k total)
Somma puts Van Driesen all in who has 650k more
Van Driesen calls

Van Driesen: A J♠ (pair of aces)
Somma A Q (two pairs)

Turn: 8
River: K

Van Driesen finishes 10th, earning $15,938.

"Not too bad," says Driesen who satellited his way in for $390. "Except for that last hand. That wasn't a good idea. He does a lot of bluffing, but also thinks other people are bluffing."

Somma is now the chip leader with 2.8 million.

Level 23 complete, players are on a 15 minute break.


Yaginuma Huge Lifeline

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds 8k/16k/2k ante

UTG: Jesse Yaginuma opens for 38k
MP: Dan Hindin raise 74k (112k total)
BB: Mickael Somma reraise 180k (292k)
Yaginuma: All in 450k (742k)
Hindin: Call & has Yaginuma covered
Somma: folds and tables Q Q

Yaginuma: A
A
Hindin: K K

Flop: K J 2 (Hindin set of kings)
Turn: 7
Hindin "no heart"
River 8

Flush on the board, chop it up.

Min Folds in Disgust

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Blinds 8k/16k/2k ante

UTG: Alex Queen opens for 40k
UTG+2: Allen Chang calls
SB: Min raise 210k (250k total)
Queen fold
Chang reraise 700k (950k total)
Min fold, tables A K
Chang shows K K

Min, while pounding the table, "how does that happen?"


Final 10

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Rail Birds Watching the Action

Castaldo - 11th

Jesse Yaginuma moved in for 177k on the button, then Michael Castaldo called all-in for 79k from the small blind. After a little thought, big stack Michael Somma called from the big blind. Jesse was ahead with AQ off. Castaldo held AJ offsuit and Somma held T9 off.

The board came K 7 3 5 K and Jesse's AQ-high was good. He more than doubled up. Michael Castaldo (Palidades, NY) was busted in 11th place, earning $15,938.

Michael Castaldo - 11th place

The final ten players drew seats and moved to a single table. Here's the new lineup:

Seat Player
1 Matthew Waxman
2 Alex Queen
3 Roger Van Driessen
4 Allen Chang
5 Michael Somma
6 Jesse Yaginuma
7 Mickael Morgousky
8 Adam Junglen
9 Daniel Hindin
10 Jason Min

Play continued, still playing 6k/12k with 1k antes.

Omelchuk - 12th

Michael Omelchuk (Bellport, NY) raised utg and Matthew Waxman re-raised from the small blind. Michael moved in and Matthew called. Michael's AQ suited was in bad shape against Matthew's pocket Aces. The flop came K 4 2 with one of Michael's suit. He picked up a flush draw on the turn, but the river was a brick and Matthew took the pot. Michael finished 12th place for $15,938.

Michael Omelchuk - 12th place

11 players remain at two tables. Play continues.

Chip Counts

Play resumed with level 23, blinds 6k/12k with 1k antes. Here are the rough chip counts as of the break:

Michael Somma - 2.256 million
Daniel Hindin - 1.725 million
Matthew Waxman - 1.475 million
Jason Min - 1.465 million
Allen Chang - 1.36 million
Roger Van Driessen - 680k
Adam Junglen - 576k
Alex Queen - 560k
Mickael Morgousky - 513k
Michael Omelchuk - 490k
Michael Castaldo - 301k
Jesse Yaginuma - 246k

With 12 players left, the average stack is over 950k, but even the shortest stack has more than 20 big blinds.

Break!

Matthew Waxman opened for 68k from the cutoff and Daniel Hindin raised to 188k from the button. After a couple of minutes in the tank, Daniel called. Flop came 6 4 4, check, check. Turn was a 2, check, check. River was a 3 and Matt bet 200k. Again Daniel gave it some thought, then called. Matt rolled over pocket Kings. Daniel patted the felt and mucked his hand.

That was the last hand of level 22 and players are taking ten.

Borukhov 15th, D'Angelo 14th, Radom 13th

On a flop of T 8 2, Igor Borukhov (Rego Park, NY) got all in against Daniel Hindin. Igor's pocket Kings were crushing Daniel's AQ, but an Ace fell on the turn giving Daniel the lead. River was a brick and Daniel took the pot. Igor took 15th place and $12,260.

Igor Borukhov - 15th place

Roger Van Driessen raised from the button and Ryan 'g0lfa' D'Angelo came over the top from the small blind. Roger got all-in holding AT off and was up against Ryan's 87 suited. The flop came T 9 7 giving both a pair and giving Ryan an open-ender. Last two were Q K, however, and Roger's pair of Tens was good for the double-up. Ryan was left with only ~50k and busted out on the next hand. Ryan (Vestal, NY) finished in 14th place ($12,260).

Ryan 'g0lfa' D'Angelo - 14th place

On the turn with a board of K 7 3 A, Russ Radom (Warwick, PA) got all-in against Daniel Hindin. Daniel can do no wrong now. He held pocket 7s for the set and was killing Russ' pocket 3s (lower set). Russ had one out in the deck and it did not appear on the river. Russ finished 13th for $12,260.

Russ Radom - 13th place

Karp -16th

Roger Van Driessen doubled up and now has about 220k.

Alex Queen got all-in with AJ against Ryan D'Angelo's pocket 4s. The board came A K 5 9 A and Alex doubled up.

Jesse Yaginuma got all in for 105k with AK suited and doubled through Steve Karp, who had AJ offsuit.

After Michael Somma opened for a raise, Steve Karp (N. Miami Beach, FL) moved all-in. Michael called, showing pocket Kings. Steve had him crushed with pocket Aces. Then the board came J 8 8 2 K and Michael caught the 2-outer on the river to take the pot. Steve finished 16th for $8,582.

Steve Karp - 16th place

Chip Counts

Play resumed after the break with level 22, blinds 6k/12k with 1k antes. Here are the approximate chip counts as of the break:

Michael Somma - 1.67 million
Jason Min - 1.6 million
Allen Chang - 1.26 million
Matthew Waxman - 831k
Adam Junglen - 787k
Daniel Hindin - 740k
Igor Borukhov - 720k
Ryan D'Angelo - 610k
Russ Radom - 570k
Alex Queen - 560k
Michael Castaldo - 510k
Mickael Morgousky - 480k
Jesse Yaginuma - 432k
Michael Omelchuk - 393k
Steve Karp - 330k
Roger Van Driessen - 126k

Paster - 18th, Smith - 17th

Jason Paster (Hamilton, NJ) got all-in for 325k, Joshua Smith (Newark, DE) was all-in for 349k, and Allen 'Luckbox' Chang had the both covered in chips and smothered with pocket Aces. Jason held pocket Queens and Joshua held pocket Kings.

The board ran out 8 3 2 9 4 and Allen took all their chips. Because he started the hand with fewer chips, Jason finished in 18th place. Joshua took 17th place. Both earned $8,582.

Jason Paster - 18th place

Joshua Smith - 17th place

Level 21 saw the departure of 11 players. The 16 remaining players are taking a ten minute break.

Colombo - 19th

Ryan D'Angelo opened for 22k, then Steve Karp raised to 85k. Anthony Colombo (Brooklyn, NY) moved in for ~155k. Ryan folded and Steve called, showing pocket Queens. Anthony held pocket 7s. The board bricked out for Anthony and he busted in 19th place ($7,356).

Anthony Colombo - 19th place

Steve Karp says "Hi Mom! I'm still here!"

With 18 players remaining, they broke table three and moved those players to the empty seats at the other two tables.

Guagenti 24th, Merson 23rd, Ulmer 22nd, Crowder 21st, Levy 20th

Nicholas Guagenti (Westerville, OH) got all-in with pocket Jack, only to discover he was crushed by Russ Radom's pocket Kings. The Kings held up and Nicholas finished in 24th place ($7,356).

Nicholas Guagenti - 24th place

After action folded to him on the button, Greg Merson (Laurel, MD) shoved. Jesse Yaginuma called from the big blind showing AK. Greg held 97 off. The board bricked out and Jesse took the pot. Greg took 23rd place ($7,356).

Greg Merson - 23rd place

Tim Ulmer (Willow Grove, PA) shoved with pocket Queens, only to run into the pocket Aces of Michael Omelchuk. The Aces held and Tim finished in 22nd place ($7,356).

Tim Ulmer - 22nd place

On the turn with a board of 9 8 2 6, Keith Crowder (utg) of Elkins Park, PA, moved in and Michael Somma (sb) tanked for a couple of minutes, then called. Keith held AJ (two overs) and Michael was ahead with pocket Tens. River was a 5 and Michael took the pot. Keith took 21st place and $7,356.

Keith Crowder - 21st place

Allen 'Luckbox' Chang limped from the small blind and Steve Levy (Brooklyn, NY) shoved from the big. Allen called, showing pocket 9s. Steven held AJ and it was race time. Unfortunately, the board brought no help for Steven and he hit the rail in 20th place ($7,356).

Steven Levy - 20th place

Rosen 27th, Bernstein 26th, Bowles 25th

Andrew Rosen (New York, NY) got his last chips in with AQ, running into the AK of Jason Min. The board came T T 6 3 4 and Jason's nut-no-pair was good for the pot. Andrew finished 27th for $7,356.

Andrew Rosen - 27th

Samuel Bersntein (Englewood, NJ) made his desperation shove with KT suited, getting action from Anthony Colombo, who held pocket Jacks. The flop came K Q 3 with two hearts, giving Samuel the lead with a pair of Kings and a flush draw to go with it. Turn was an offsuit Jack, however, giving Anthony the lead back with a set. Sam needed a heart on the river that didn't pair the board to survive, but it was an offsuit 6 and Anthony took the pot. Samuel finished 26th for $7,356.

Samuel Bernstein - 26th place

Michael Morgousky got his chips in with AQ and facing Igor Borukhov's pocket Kings. The flop brought and Ace for Michael and he doubled up.

Joseph Bowles ( Newtown, PA) made his last stand with A4 suited, only to run into Joshua Smith's pocket Queens. The Queens held up and Joseph was busted in 25th place ($7,356).


Joseph Bowles - 25th place

Radom Doubles First Hand

Cards are in the air with level 21, blinds 5k/10k with 1k antes.

On the first hand, chip leader Jason Min raised from the button and Russ Radom flatted from the big blind. The flop came 8 4 3 all hearts and Russ checked. Jason fired 42k and Russ called. Turn was an offsuit 9 and Russ checked, Jason shoved, and Russ called. Jason held 64 of diamonds for a pair of 4s and was crushed by Russ' slow-played pocket Aces (with the Ace of hearts). River was an offsuit Ten and Russ doubled up to ~700k.

EVENT 24: $350+$50 NLH

Borgata Spring Poker Open 2010
Event 24: $350 + $50 No Limit Hold'em
April 28

Entries: 213 Total Buy-In: $74,550

FINAL RESULTS
1. DAVID BELL (SUNRISE, FL): $21,694
2. LENBERT SMITH (ROSEDALE, NY): $12,293
3. ABRAHAM KOROTKI (VENTNOR CITY, NJ): $6,761
4. MICHAEL KALFA (LTL EGG HBR, NJ): $5,062
5. ROBERT COLEMAN (ABSECON, NJ): $4,339
6. CHARLES WELSH (BENSALEM, PA): $3,616
7. JACK DEUTSCH (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $2,893
8. SALVATORE ACCARD (DIX HILLS, NY): $2,170
9. HASSAN SADER (BEVERY, MA): $1,447
10. DANIEL CHAN (NEW YORK, NY): $940
11. MICHAEL DOLAN (W WYOMING, PA): $940
12. ERIC MILLER (ENGLISHTOWN, NJ): $940
13. MARVIN MARSHALL (SPOTSYLVANIA, VA): $796
14. MICHAEL HIGGINS (BOULDER, CO): $796
15. JUSTIN LE (BROOKLYN, NY): $796
16. JEREMY JOSEPH COLE (NEW CASTLE, DE): $651
17. HOWARD WOLPER (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ): $651
18. WILLIAM BEASLEY (HOLLYWOOD, FL): $651
19. DAVID KATZ (CHERRY HILL, NJ): $542
20. FRANK GIUNTA (COLLEGEVILLE, PA): $542
21. GARY HUMPHREY (BROOKLYN, NY): $542
22. RONNIE DUDLEY JR (ELLICOTT CITY, MD): $542
23. MICHAEL LEWIN (DELRAY BEACH, FL): $542
24. VITO VENTURA (BROOKLYN, NY): $542
25. RONALD SVEC (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $542
26. JOSEPH SHERMAN (MAHOPAC, NY): $542
27. MINH TAM NGUYEN (LANCASTER, PA): $542

Event 24 Champion - Bell

$350 + $50 NL

David Bell (Parkland, FL)
1st - $21,694


Lenny Smith (Queens, NY)
2nd - $12,293

Abraham Korotki (Ventor City, NJ)
3rd - $6,761

"Asian J" Interview Clips

Day 4 Table Assignments

Table-Seat-Name-Place-Chip Count

1 1
MICHAEL SOMMA MIDDLE VLG NY $1,064,000
1 2
ALLEN CHANG BROOKLYN NY $470,000
1 3
KEITH CROWDER ELKINS PARK PA $153,000
1 4
STEVEN LEVY BROOKLYN NY $242,000
1 5
RYAN DANGELO VESTAL NY $636,000
1 6
SAMUEL BERNSTEIN ENGLEWOOD NJ $247,000
1 7
STEVE KARP NORTH MIAMI BEACH FL $171,000
1 8
ANTHONY COLOMBO BROOKLYN NY $438,000
1 9
MICHAEL CASTALDO PALISADES NY $289,000
















2 1
TIMOTHY ULMER WILLOW GROVE PA $202,000
2 2
ANDREW ROSEN NY NY $119,000
2 3
IGOR BORUKHOV REGO PARK NY $947,000
2 4
ROGER VANDRIESEN WHITING NJ $342,000
2 5
MICHAEL OMELCHUK BELLPORT NY $277,000
2 6
JASON MIN EAST MEADOW NY $1,406,000
2 7
MICKAEL MORGOUSKY BROOKLYN NY $205,000
2 8
RUSS RADOM WARWICK PA $350,000
2 9
NICHOLAS GUAGENTI WESTERVILLE OH $358,000
















3 1
JOSHUA SMITH NEWARK DE $569,000
3 2
JESSE YAGINUMA SILVER SPRING MD $238,000
3 3
ADAM JUNGLEN STOW OH $353,000
3 4
JOSEPH BOWLES NEWTOWN PA $109,000
3 5
MATTHEW WAXMAN PARKLAND FL $703,000
3 6
DANIEL HINDIN DANBURY CT $971,000
3 7
JASON PASTER HAMILTON NJ $410,000
3 8
ALEXANDER QUEEN BETHLEHEM PA $106,000
3 9
GREGORY MERSON LAUREL MD $186,000

End of Day 3 Chip Counts

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Position-Name-Count


1. Jason Min 1,406,000
2. Mike Somma 1,064,000
3. Dan Hindin 971,000
4. Igor Borukhov 947,000
5. Matt Waxman 703,00
6. Ryan D'Angelo 636,000
7. Josh Smith 569,000
8. Allen Chang 470,000
9. Anthony Colombo 438,000
10. Jason Paster 410,000
11. Nick Guagenti 358,000
12. Adam Junglen 353,000
13. Russ Radom 350,000
14. Roger Van Driesen 342,000
15. Michael Castaldo 289,000
16. Michael Omelchuk 277,000
17. Sam Bernstein 247,000
18. Steven Levy 242,000
19. Jesse Yaginuma 238,000
20. Mickael Morgousky 205,000
21. Tim Ulmer 202,000
22. Greg Merson 186,000
23. Steve Karp 171,000
24. Keith Crowder 153,000
25. Andy Rosen 119,000
26. Joseph Bowles 109,000
27. Alex Queen 106,000

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shut It Down

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

"Asian J"

Jason "Asian J" Min (East Meadow, NY) is the chip leader at the end of Day 3 play. Min has more than 1.4 million chips and is well above the 426k chip average.

27 players return 11 am Thursday to play for the $355,535 top prize.

Last Lady Dancing

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Roslyn Quarto - $6,130

Rosyln Quarto (Edison, NJ) is the last woman standing, but her run ends when she shoves 163k with A7 and loses to the AK of Igor Borukhov (Rego Park, NY).

Borukhov raises to 21K UTG and from the SB Quarto makes it 141 more. Borukhov snap calls and his hand holds, as Quarto takes home $6,130 for 28th place.

Table 4 is breaking and the final 27 players will play on three tables for the last two minutes of this level. The purple chips (500) are then going to be removed and players will bag and tag for the night.

Million Man March

Championship Event
$3300 + $200 NL

Sangho Yi - - $6,130

Jason "Asian J" Min seizes the chip lead after taking down several small pots and by eliminating Sangho Yi (Westbury, NY).

The action folds to Yi who shoves 108k from the button with AJ and Min makes the call with JJ. The board runs clean and Yi is out in 29th place, earning him $6,130.

Min is the first play to crack the 1,000,000 chip count.

Level 20 (4k/8k/500 ante) continues.