Monday April 14,2014 : NEW YORK GRINDER WINS THE WORLD POKER TOUR BORGATA SPRING OPEN
Impressive turnout of 2,500 players makes for a tough competition.
The $560 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Reentry event at the World Poker Tour Borgata Spring Open live tournament has been won by New York grinder Carlos Alvarado, who bested a massive field of 2,500 to take home $127,652 following a four-way chop in the final stages of the game.
The event carried a $1 million guaranteed prize pool that was very well covered by the big entry field, and the competition was fierce as the action moved inexorably to a final table that comprised:
Alvarado facing Adam Pace, Kevin Grabel, Philip Neiman, Mitchell Mantin, John Yanni, Zbigniew Fido, Matthew Itkin and Mikhail Mironenko.
When play reached the four-handed stage, with the four survivors pretty much on an equal footing in terms of chip stacks, Pace, Neiman, and Grabel agreed a four-way chop with Alvarado that meant each of the quartet would take home $127,652.
With the elimination of Neiman and Grabel, it was Alvarado and fellow New Yorker Pace in the heads up to decide who claimed the bragging rights, and it was Alvarado who took the game.