Event 5 – ‘Seniors NLH’
Level 25: Blinds 20,000/40,000/4,000 ante
Total Entries: 163
Guy Cicconi battled back from a 4:1 chip deficit to defeat Freddie Peralta in heads-up play. Their battle took about an hour and that was the final hour of a 15-hour long tournament, which began at 10am Sunday. For his victory tonight, Guy will collect $14,231 and the 2016 Borgata Winter Poker Open Seniors trophy.
Guy is originally from Pennsylvania, but has retired from his job as CEO of an IT company and now lives in Las Vegas. Now he calls himself a “poker bum”. Well this bum has amassed more than $322,000 in reported tournament earnings over his lifetime.
After the very long day of play, Guy said “Seriously, I’m numb,” and was virtually speechless after his win. He has plans to leave, but will return next week for the Championship event.