Level 29: Blinds 40,000/80,000/10,000 ante
Total Entries: 640
Players Remaining: 1
When Day 2 commenced, Ryan Slanicka was among the chip leaders, but still a relative unknown in the field. Over the next few hours, Slanicka began to separate himself from his competitors before hitting a big rush of hands that helped propel him to the chip lead when the final table began play.
During the course of the final table, Slanicka picked his spots well and was able to chip up gradually without facing much adversity. While Pat Canizio made the big splash early on with his numerous bounties gained at the final table, it was Slanicka who had the last word as he dominated three-handed and heads up play.
The $52,168 first place prize marks the largest score of Slanicka’s career by far as he continues to add to his growing resume. Slanicka’s rail erupted as the final card hit and Slanicka’s even-keeled nature finally caved as he basked in the glow of his first career Borgata title.