As we wind down the Borgata Summer Poker Open, (just as real summer weather has arrived) let's take a look back on in the two and a half weeks of intense tournament action.
Starting, of course, with congrats to our new Borgata Summer Poker Open Champion, Melad Marji, originally from Yonkers NY, but now calling A.C. home.
Marji adds just shy of $200,000 to his previous about $40K in major tournaments, which includes a few Borgata opens and some WSOP cashes.
Here's a recap of the championship.
Other notable events at this year's open include:
The first event of the Borgata Summer Poker Open was a $500 + $60 No Limit tournament with a little larger buy-in than usual for an opener. But the tournament attracted a big field of 769 and a total buy-in of $339,500. The winner was Yevgeni Rapoport of Brooklyn, who takes his first major cash. Recap.
Event 7, a $350 + $50 deepstack was a sleeper tournament, bringing out 749 entries and a $260,000 total buy-in. Jordan Ludwick of Cherry Hill got his first big Borgata payday with $58,443. Rapoport, the Event 1 winner was second for $34,000. Recap.
Event 12 shows that the typical Borgata player loves the Deepstack. The $260 + $40 Deepstack tournament brought out 757 entries and a total buy-in of $197,000. Allen Mock on Manheim Pa. wins and claimed $44,295. Again, it's the first major cash for Mock, showing that Borgata open's give all players a shot at the big time. Recap.
Event 19, another Deepstack, another big turnout. The $200 + $30 event attracted 746 entries and a total buy-in of $149,200. the winner was Cuong Phung of Atlantic City, Bringing his total winnings to over $290,000. Recap.
Live coverage of today's final Borgata Summer Poker Open events continues here.
Next up is the 2012 Borgata Open, Sept. 5-21 including the Borgata Poker Open World Poker Tour Championship, Sept. 16-21.