Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Event 21 Recap

Borgata Summer Poker Open 2010
Event 21:
$250 + $30 No Limit Hold’em
June 28

Number of Entries: 158
Total Buy-In: $39,500
Top Prize: $11,801

Three cashes and one final table at the Borgata Summer Poker Open wasn't enough for Joseph Altomonte (West Patterson, NJ), so he went ahead and won Event 21. "I wanted to redeem myself," he said after a dominating run through the field of 158. "Especially after coming up short of the money in the main event."

Altomonte busted in the Championship Event on the last level of Day 2 play, and said there were approximately 50 players left (36 got paid) when he hit the rail. "I have been playing pretty well, but really wanted to win one of these," he said while holding the crystal trophy that goes along with all event championships.

Kon Ehlert (Edison, NJ) and John Koliner (Long Island, NY) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Altomonte's win continues a hot summer run that includes 4 cashes in 7 events. In addition to this victory, he finished 4th in the $560 Deep Stack (Event 3), 17th in the $1k (Event 10) and he kicked off the series with a 44th place cash (Event 1).

The final day of the Borgata Summer Poker Open (Event 22) kicks off Wednesday at high noon.

1st - Joseph Altomonte (W. Paterson, NJ)

2nd - Kon Ehlert (Edison, NJ)

3rd - John Koliner (Long Island, NY)

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