The 2019 Borgata Spring Poker Open came to a close in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 20th and it was a terrific series all around. Between Main and Secondary events, millions in prize money was won and 19 Borgata Open trophies awarded. A complete list of Main Event winners is below.
David Jackson took home his second Borgata trophy while booking his largest career score when he won the BSPO Championship event, coming out on top of a field of 505 runners after four days of play. The $304,929 he earned for the win pushed his career earnings past $1.8 million. His wife Gloria was able to watch the final table play out live at Borgata, but many others watched via live stream on Twitch and Facebook Live.
The series started off with a bang a couple of weeks earlier as Alex Rocha became the first player to ever win two Open Series Kick-Off events! His first was way back in 2011 when he won the Winter Poker Open Kick-Off event, earning $150,850 for 1st place in a field of 1,472 entrants. Now he’s got his second Borgata trophy for the Spring Poker Open Kick-Off, besting a field of 2,199 runners to earn $180,591*.
As if that wasn ‘t enough, Alex went on to make the final table of the Almighty Stack $500,000 GTD event about a week later, coming very close to taking another title. His run ended in 5th place ($34,438). Then to cap off the series, he cashed in the Championship event as well. If there was a Player of the Series award, I think it would go to Alex for his stellar performance during this Spring Poker Open.
Lorinda Lisitza was the only woman to win an open event during this series, taking the Pot Limit Omaha title and $4,795*. Alida Veliu went back-to-back in Borgata Open Ladies events, winning the Ladies event in this series ($2,953) after winning the same event during January’s Winter Poker Open ($3,325*). This was her third Ladies event win at Borgata — her first was back in 2009.
That wraps up the 2019 Spring Poker Open! Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us for the Summer Poker Open, to be held July 9-26. Follow @BorgataPoker on Twitter for updates on the tournament schedule when it is released.
With the elimination of Daryl Boatwright in third the final two players immediately made a heads-up deal. The chip stacks were nearly even so they agreed to split the remaining prize pool evenly.
They then ran one hand out for the trophy and Maccaroni came out on top to earn his first Borgata Poker Open trophy and $16,894.
Renata Colache put on a dominating performance holding the chip lead for much of the final table play.
She will also take home $16,894 for her runner up finish.
Below is a look at the Event 22 final table results and the full results will be posted as soon as they’re available.
1. Matt Maccaroni ($16,894*)
2. Renata Colache ($16,894*)
3. Daryl Boatwright ($7,506)
4. Desmond Holley ($6,034)
5. Chuck Bryant ($4,747)
6. Kaitlyn Faaland ($3,902)
7. Jamal Ghanim ($3,138)
8. Jeremy Barnett ($2,373)
9. Jorge Quiroz ($1,609)
* Indicates adjusted tournament payout
Daryl Boatwright moved all in for his last 1,695,000 from the button and Renata Colache called from the big blind. Boatwright showed but would need to improve against the of Colache.
The board ran out and Boatwright was eliminated in 3rd place earning $7,506 for his efforts.
Renata Colache raised to 260,000 from the button and Desmond Holley moved all in for 910,000 from the small blind. Colache called turning over and Holley showed .
The board ran out and Colache paired her deuce on the flop to score the knockout. Holley is our 4th place Event 22 finisher earning $6,034 for his efforts.
Renata Colache- 7,500,000
Renata Colache raised to 250,000 from under the gun and Chuck Bryant moved all in for 1,575,000 from the button. It folded back to Colache who called turning over but she was dominated by Bryant’s .
The dealer fanned the flop and Colache flopped top two pair to take the lead. “I hate this game” said Bryant just as the hit the turn.
The river sealed the deal for Colache and Bryant was eliminated in 5th place earning $4,747. Colache has extended her chip lead to over 7,000,000 with just four players left in the hunt.
Jamal Ghanim moved all in for 545,000 and Kaitlyn Faaland called. Ghanim showed and Faaland tabled . The board ran out and Faaland paired her queen to score the knockout. Ghanim is our 7th place Event 22 finisher earning $3,138.
Kaitlyn Faaland was the next player to fall when she got her last 1,800,000 all in pre-flop holding against the of Matt Maccaroni. The board ran out and Maccaroni improved to the nut flush to send Faaland to the rail.
Faaland is our 6th place Event 22 finisher and will take home $3,902 for her efforts.
Jamal Ghanim raised to 420,000 and Renata Colache moved all in from the button for 2,130,000. It folded back to Ghanim who snap called turning over but Colache did one better turning over .
The runout sealed the deal for Colache and she doubled up to take the chip lead with just 7 players remaining.
Jamal Ghanim- 140,000
Jeremy Barnett moved all in for 340,000 from the small blind and Kaitlyn Faaland called from the big blind. Barnett turned over and Faaland showed .
The board ran out and Faaland improved to aces and fives to score the knockout. Barnett is our 8th place Event 22 finisher and will take home $2,373 for his efforts.
Kaitly Faaland- 1,900,000
Desmond Holley and Matt Maccaroni went heads up to the flop. There was already about 300,000 and Holley moved all in for 720,000. Maccaroni called turning over for top pair but would need to improve against Holley’s .
The dealer burned and turned the and Maccaroni improved to trip queens to take the lead. Holley began to stand up preparing to make his exit.
The hit the river and the table erupted as Holley spiked his ace to improve to aces full and double up.
Desmond Holley- 1,700,000
Matt Maccaroni- 1,800,000
George Quiroz and Chuck Bryant went heads up to the flop when all of the chips went in the middle. Quiroz showed and Bryant would need to improve with for two overs and the nut flush draw.
The turn was no help to Bryant but he spiked his ace on the river when the completed the board. The stacks were counted down and Bryant hadn Quiroz slightly covered.
Quiroz who started the final table with the chip lead is the first player to fall and he earns $1,609 for his 9th place finish.
Chuck Bryant- 3,300,000