Saturday, September 22, 2012

Event 27 Recap

$170 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

The final event of the Borgata Poker Open has Alex Rumbaugh (Tacoma Park, MD) on top just ahead of Ed Cybulski (Laurel Springs, NJ),  Lenny Green (Huntingdon Valley, PA), Andrew Interdonato (Washington, DC), and John Shul (Morris Planes, NJ).

Rumbaugh took home the trophy and the $14,196 top prize.
"It feels pretty good," said the soft spoken recent graduate of University of Maryland.  "By far," he added when talking about this being the best poker moment of his amateur career.

While Rumbaugh was subdued, Shul was pretty happy with his 5th place finish after nearly missing the final table.

Rumbaugh was in tough shape against Daryl Boatwright (Deptford, NJ) who flopped a full house with 12 players remaining. Rumbaugh had trip 8s on the hand, but when the board paired he got new life with a bigger boat as he tripled up to almost one million chips.

"What can I say, I'm a luck box," said Rumbaugh, "but that's poker."

Boatwright regained his composure and made the final table, but his luck didn't change. Against Cybulski, Boatwright hit a cooler with two pairs, but couldn't overcome Cybulski's flopped straight and finished sixth.

Cybulski used his good fortune to finish 2nd, just ahead of Green (3rd) and Interdonato (4th).

This was Interdonato's second final table of the series (Event 10, 9th place / $3,967) and there's a reason he keeps coming back to Borgata.

"They have the best fields, the best structures and the best staff," he said. "I've played a lot of poker in a lot of places and Borgata does it best."

The day began with 319 entries for a total buy-in of $63,800. Borgata notables who made the money included Eric Rivkin (14th), Kerry Small (15th), and Paul Vacchio (35th).

But in the end, Rumbaugh is the latest trophy winner as he wraps up a series that had 27 trophies handed out over 17 days.

Final Table Results

1st Alex Rumbaugh (Tacoma Park, MD) $14,196
2nd Ed Cybulski (Laurel Springs, NJ)$7,890
3rd Lenny Green (Huntingdon Valley, PA) $4,892
4th Andrew Interdonato (Washington, DC) $3,945
5th John Shul (Morris Planes, NJ) $3,051
6th Daryl Boatwright (Deptford, NJ) $2,578
7th Daniel Yoo (Palisades Park, NJ) $2,078
8th Tony Bruschi (Atlantic City, NJ) $1,552
9th Chris Zaffuto (Hoboken, NJ) $1,052
10th Jim Freebody (Middle Island, NY) $684

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