Nov 26 5:39 am

Mike Dentale Wins The FPO Championship- $336,331

After a grueling 3 days of play there was one player left standing when the smoke cleared. That player was none other than the Mike Dentale the Brooklyn,NY pro. Dentale made the trip to Borgata from Montreal, Canada where he just missed the WPT Main Event TV final table finishing in 8th place for over $43,000.  This win will mark two milestones for Dentale. It will be his largest career cash and will also push Dentale over the $1,000,000 career earnings mark. Mike will be bringing home $336,331 and the FPO Championship trophy. This will wrap up our coverage from the Fall Poker Open and another great series here at the Borgata.

After a grueling 3 days of play there was one player left standing when the smoke cleared. That player was none other than the Mike Dentale the Brooklyn,NY pro. Dentale made the trip to Borgata from Montreal, Canada where he just missed the WPT Main Event TV final table finishing in 8th place for over $43,000.
This win will mark two milestones for Dentale. It will be his largest career cash and will also push Dentale over the $1,000,000 career earnings mark. Mike will be bringing home $336,331 and the FPO Championship trophy. This will wrap up our coverage from the Fall Poker Open and another great series here at the Borgata.

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Nov 26 5:21 am

FPO Championship: (2nd Place)- Jason Paster $189,102

Jason Paster came into heads up play with a large chip deficit. Paster managed to get his final 5 big blinds in with pocket tens but was flushed away by Dentale's suited queen. Pastor can add his second largest career cash to his resume after finishing second in a $1,000 WSOP event for over $200,000 just last summer. Pastor, the Morganville New Jersey native will bring home $189,102 for his efforts here in the FPO Championship.

Jason Paster came into heads up play with a large chip deficit and managed to get his final 5 big blinds in with pocket tens but was flushed away by Dentale’s suited queen. Paster can add his second largest career cash to his resume after finishing second in a $1,000 WSOP event for over $200,000 just last summer. Paster, the Morganville New Jersey native will bring home $189,102 for his efforts here in the FPO Championship.

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Nov 26 4:20 am

FPO Championship: Final 3 Dentale Pulling Away

‘FPO Championship’
Level 31:  Blinds 60,000/120,000/20,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 3
Avg. Chips: 5,570,000

 

Mike Dentale has begun to distance himself from the remaining players. Mike now has close to a 2-1 chip lead Jason Paster who is currently second in chips. The final 3 players chips counts are provided below.

Mike Dentale has begun to distance himself from the remaining players. Mike now has close to a 2-1 chip lead on Jason Paster who is currently second in chips. The final 3 players chips counts are provided below.

Mike Dentale- 8,400,000
Jason Paster- 4,500,000
Henry Lu- 3,800,000

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Nov 26 4:14 am

FPO Championship: (4th Place) Scott Matte $96,577

‘FPO Championship’
Level 31:  Blinds 60,000/120,000/20,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 3
Avg. Chips: 5,570,000

Scott Matte (Syosett, NY)

Scott Matte (Syosett, NY)

The action folds to Scott Matte on the button and he moves all in for 1,500,000. Henry Lu folds his small blind and Jason Paster asks for a chip count from the big blind. Matte gives him his count and begins to talk “I have a really good hand for my position” Matte says. After thinking it over for a bit Paster makes the call.

Matte:
Paster:

The dealer fans a flop of and Matte adds a gutshot straight draw to go along with his two live cards. The turn brings the and the completes the board. Paster will be our 4th place finisher collecting $96,577 for his efforts.

Jason Paster- 4,500,000

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Nov 26 4:01 am

FPO Championship: (5th Place)- Chris Tryba $75,641

‘FPO Championship’
Level 31:  Blinds 60,000/120,000/20,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 4
Avg. Chips: 4,180,000

Chris Tryba (Las Vegas, NV)

Chris Tryba (Las Vegas, NV)

The action folds to Jason Paster on the button and he raises to 240,000. Mike Dentale flats from the small blind and Chris Tryba moves all in for 1,650,000 from the big blind. Paster folds and Dentale makes the call.

Tryba:
Dentale:

Dentale is in great shape to eliminate Tryba and remains in the lead on the flop. The turn and river are no help to Tryba and he is our 5th place finisher collecting $75,641 for his efforts.

Mike Dentale- 6,450,000

 

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Nov 26 3:54 am

FPO Championship: Dentale Shoves The Turn

‘FPO Championship’
Level 31:  Blinds 60,000/120,000/20,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 5
Avg. Chips: 3,340,000

Mike Dentale

Mike Dentale

Henry Lu opens to 250,000 on the button and Mike Dentale calls from the big blind. The dealer spreads a flop of and Dentale checks. Lu slides out a bet of 275,000 and Dentale check raises to 800,000. Lu calls and the falls on the turn.

Dentale moves all in for 2,635,000 and Lu goes into the tank. “Did you suck out on me Mikey” asks Lu, but Dentale stays silent. “I have a pair and a flush draw” Henry says and goes into the tank eventually sliding his hand into the muck.

Mike Dentale- 4,750,000
Henry Lu- 4,300,000

 

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Nov 26 3:09 am

FPO Championship: Mike Dentale Leads Final 5

‘FPO Championship’
End Of Level 30:  Blinds 50,000/100,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 5
Avg. Chips: 3,340,000

Mike Dentale (Brooklyn, NY)

Mike Dentale (Brooklyn, NY)

Mike Dentale has been slowly chipping away at the big stacks and is the new chip leader. Here is a list of the 5 remaining players current chip counts.

Mike Dentale- 5,050,000
Henry Lu- 4,900,000
Jason Paster- 3,000,000
Scott Matte- 1,500,000
Chris Tryba- 1,000,000

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Nov 26 2:40 am

FPO Championship: (6th Place)- Sang Kim $62,133

‘FPO Championship’
Level 30:  Blinds 50,000/100,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 5
Avg. Chips: 3,340,000

Sang Kim (Leesburg, VA)

Sang Kim (Leesburg, VA)

The action folds around to Sang Kim on the button and he moves all in for his last 510,000. Henry Lu calls from the small blind and tables . Sang shows and Henry will need some help on the flop to score the elimination.

Lu gets just the help he needs when the flop comes giving Lu trip aces. The turn brings the and the completes the board. Kim will be our 6th place finisher collecting $62,133 for his efforts.

Henry Lu- 6,200,000

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Nov 26 2:33 am

FPO Championship: Tryba Sets Up Paster

‘FPO Championship’
Level 30:  Blinds 50,000/100,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 557
Players Remaining: 6
Avg. Chips: 2,750,000

Chris Tryba gets a double up.

Chris Tryba

The action folds to Jason Paster and he raises to 200,000. Chris Tryba moves all in from the button for 910,000. Paster quickly calls and the hands are revealed.

Tryba:
Paster:

The dealer spread a flop and there is an right in the window but it is followed by the giving Tryba a set. The turn and river keep Tryba in the lead and he earns the double up.

Jason Paster- 3,200,000

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