2017 Borgata Poker Open
$1,000+$90 Six-Max NLH Re-Entry
Prize Pool: $229,000
September 15-16, 2017
The Borgata Poker Open put a nice, action-packed tournament on the schedule that was a perfect warmup for the WPT BPO Championship event kicking off two days later. The $1,000+$90 Six-Max tournament drew a tough crowd of players and it was Borgata regular Anna Antimony walking away with the title, the trophy, and $58,865.
The short-handed tournament had a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool that was easily reached and the field featured champions from around the country. WPT Champions Club members Jesse Sylvia and Zachary Smiley were joined by BorgataPoker.com ambassadors Matt Stout and Vinny Pahuja. Borgata regulars Tom Dobrilovic, Kat Khaterzai, TJ Shulman, Christian Harder, and Ken “Teach” Aldrige were also a part of the talented group.
The last 24 players earned a piece of the prize pool and they made the money late in Day 1. They shut down the opening day with 21 players and Shulman leading Antimony plus the rest.
It was a slow process making their way to the final table, courtesy of the deep stacks and slow structure countering the action-inducing short-handed format. Antimony took the lead early on Day 2 and only relinquished it for short periods of time. Players dropped around her and she continued to build up her stack until it was only her and Shulman heads up for the title. The two biggest stacks returning for Day 2 would decide the title.
It was a long heads up battled with Antimony holding a big lead most of the way. Shulman was able to find a double to get back in the game but it was all over when Antimony held a bigger ace and sent Shulman out as a runner-up.
Antimony earned her second Borgata trophy after picking up her first during the Borgata Summer Poker Open. She was disappointed earlier that series when she lost a heads up battle in the PLO game but she bounced back to pick up the Bounty trophy. Now she has another one to go with it along with $58,865.
Final table results:
1st: Anna Antimony – $58,865
2nd: TJ Shulman – $34,985
3rd: Mark Dube – $26,656
4th: Dave Laury – $21,102
5th: Thomas Savitsky – $16,660
6th: Michael Kemeter – $12,217
7th: Eric Rappaport – $9,441