$260+$40 Deepest Stack NLH
Level 34: 150,000/300,000/300,000 BB Ante
Total Entries: 745
Players Remaining: 6
Just as the final six players were headed out on break they began to discuss an adjusted payout deal.
After plenty of negotiations they agreed that Katie Stone would take first place and they’d split the remaining prize pool evenly taking home $19,337 each.
They then agreed to run one hand out for the trophy and Menachem Landwirt came out on top when his improved to a full house on the runout.
Below is a look at the chip counts at the time the agreement was made.
Dano Noor- 6,465,000 ($19,337)
Frank Buscarello- 5,295,000 ($19,337)
Kate Stone- 5,100,000 ($19,337)
Carlos Matos- 5,040,000 ($19,337)
Menachem Landwirt- 4,575,000 ($19,337+BFPO Trophy)
Colbert Silva- 3,350,000 ($19,337)
1st Place- Katie Stone $19,337
Chip leader Dano Noor (left) sits with Menachem Landwirt (right) who takes home his first Borgata Poker Open trophy.
$260+$40 Deepest Stack NLH
Level 31: 80,000/160,000/160,000 BB Ante
Total Entries: 745
Players Remaining: 10
Colbert Silva raised to 350,000 from under the gun and it folded to Katie Stone in the big blind. Stone moved all in for 1,135,000 and Silva called putting Stone at risk.
The dealer the fanned the flop and it was a monster flop for Silva who picked up both flush and straight draws. The turn brought the and Stone improved to top set.
The river improved Stone to a full house to earn her the double up.
Level 19: Blinds 5,000/10,000/10,000 BB Ante
Total Entries: 745
Players Remaining: 101
Average Stack: 295,000
A couple of Ladies in today’s action are doing quite well.Cathy Dever
Cathy Dever began the day with 432,000 and has more than doubled that. She’s up to ~900,000 and might possibly be the chip leader.
BorgataPoker.com sponsored pro Katie Stone started with 672,000 and has built that up to ~815,000.Katie Stone
$260+$40 Deepest Stack NLH
Level 5: Blinds 200/300/300 BB Ante
Play resumed after the break and new tables are firing up quickly.Katie Stone
Table 25 is up and running with BorgataPoker.com sponsored pro Katie Stone. Her family celebrated a big score a couple of days ago when hubby Joe Cappuccio finished 2nd in the $500,000 GTD Event 1 FPO Kick-Off event for more than $128,000 (adjusted payout).
Katie’s got a couple of her own Borgata Open trophies, one from the 2017 Summer Poker Open Ladies event and another from the 2017 Fall Poker Open DeepStack post-lim.
In contrast, seated on Katie’s left is Surinder Kaur, who has just one reported cash, in the February 2018 DeepStacks Challenge $100 NLH event.
Thanks to tournament poker being the great equalizer, regardless of experience or bankroll, both of these ladies are starting with the same stack — 40,000.Surinder Kaur
Level 34: Blinds 150,000/250,000/250,000 BB Ante
Total Entries: 1,474
Frank Lagodich was the chip leader on and off throughout this tournament, but at the end, he had the chips when it counted. A brief heads-up battle against Joe Cappuccio, who had been dominating play at the final table, turned the tide Frank’s way.
The final two agreed to split the money and call it a night, with Frank taking the odd dollar. The 22-year-old only plays poker as a hobby and just got started a few years ago after watching poker on Twitch. He works retail and as a golf caddy, but with this score may start playing more poker tournaments.
Until today, his best live cash of a bit over $33,000 was just last month at the MSPT Michigan Main Event, where he finished 7th. Today’s cash is nearly quadruple that, as he walks away with more than $128,000. The Canton, OH, resident is taking the money and running, on his way to Florida to visit his brother, so won’t be parlaying it in any other events during this series.Joe Cappuccio with wife and BorgataPoker.com sponsored pro Katie Stone and their son Luca.
Runner-up Joe Cappuccio’s got lots more tournament experience and that showed at this final table. He just missed out on taking home his first Borgata Open trophy, but the $128,000 will come in handy for Joe’s young family. Today’s score is more than three times his previous best live cash, which was just under $41,000 for a win at a Pennsylvania casino back in 2013.
Final Table Results
|3||Claude “Murphy” Murrell||$59,605|
*Indicates Adjusted Payout
$540+60 Deep Stack NLH
Level 2: Blinds 75/150
Online Qualifiers are running on BorgataPoker.com and you can qualify for this and other events for as little as $5!
The $5 qualifiers are running daily at 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm, and 10:30pm and one of every ten players wins a $45 Borgata Fall Poker Open online satellite entry ticket. Two seats are guaranteed in each qualifier!
Winners of the $45 satellite entry tickets can use them to qualify for this event in the 7:30pm satellites running daily through Wednesday. One of every 15 entrants wins a $600 entry to Event 1 with one seat guaranteed in each satellite.
Twelve players have already earned their seats in this event via satellites online at BorgataPoker.com and you could be next!
Beginning Thursday, those $45 satellite entry tickets can be used for the FPO Championship Super Satellites, which will also run at 7:30pm daily through November 17th. For all the details go to https://poker.borgataonline.com/en/poker/tournaments/fall-poker-open.
The 2018 Fall Poker Open will begin on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th, with the first two trophy events. Event 1 (Kick-Off Flight A) and Event 2 (Omaha/Stud High/Low Mix) begin at 11am and 3pm, respectively.
The Kickoff event carries a $500,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins and will surely draw a big crowd with five starting flights, which are spread over the first three days of the series:
Flight A: Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 11am
Flight B: Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 11am
Flight C: Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 5pm
Flight D: Thursday, Nov. 8th, 10am
Flight E: Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6pm
Days 2 and 3 will follow at 12 noon Friday and Saturday.John Lytle – 1st Place – 2017 FPO Kick-Off
John Lytle took 1st place in this event last year, besting a field of 1,618 runners to claim $114,833 in a four-way adjusted payout agreement.
The Omaha/Stud High/Low Mix event has become a staple of the Open Series and has locked up the #2 slot on the series schedule since the 2018 Spring Poker Open last April. It was Event 13 during last year’s Fall Open, when Nate Parenti beat out Chris Reslock for the OE H/L title. That’s just the start of the 16-day series, which runs through Thanksgiving Eve. The Almighty Stack headlines the second week with a $300,000 Guarantee.
The final week will see a shortened Fall Poker Open Championship with a $1 Million Guarantee. It starts with Flight A on Saturday, one day earlier than usual, and the finale will be live-streamed on Wednesday, November 21st.Darren Elias – 1st Place – 2017 Fall Poker Open Championship
Last year’s FPO Championship title and more than $293,000 was claimed by three-time World Poker Tour Champion Darren Elias, who joined the short-list of players who hold two Borgata Open Series Championship wins. The field of 473 entrants created a prize pool in excess of $1.1 million.
Eighteen trophy events will take place during the series with all the best events returning this year. The Black Chip Bounty is in the #3 slot at the end of the first week, a Saturday Series takes place each weekend, and the $1,000 SixMax NLH wraps up the second week of the series. Each of these events carries a $100,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins.
The first Sunday of the series, November 11th, will start off with the always-popular Seniors Event at 10am. Since that also happens to be Veterans Day, at 12 noon there is a special Veteran’s Day Charity Event benefiting the Disabled American Veterans, (DAV) Atlantic City Chapter 10. The $200+$30+10 Deeper Stack has a $25,000 Guarantee and the $10 donation goes to the DAV, fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.
The Old School Freeze-Out (no re-entry) event, which debuted during the Borgata Poker Open in September, returns this series as a two-day event. There’s also a HORSE-ament, which hasn’t been held in November since the 2015 FPO. Click here for the full schedule of Main Events.
The FPO will take place in the temporary Tournament Area, (TTA) which worked out well as a substitute for the Event Center during September’s Borgata Poker Open. If needed, tables in the Poker Room will also be used.
The Fall Poker Open microsite has links to all the info you need for the series, including links to main and secondary event schedules, links to FPO tournament results, and other exclusive offers for tournament participants. Check out the information page and don’t forget to click the link and enter the drawing for a free Championship entry!
BorgataPoker.com will be running online qualifiers starting Sunday October 28th. Click here for details.
Hope to see you next month for the Fall Poker Open!