$400+$50 Almighty Stack NLH
Level 38: Blinds 800,000/1,600,000/300,000 ante
Total Entries: 2,967
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 59 million
The final five players agreed on adjusted payouts, then ran out a blind hand for the trophy. Here’s how they finished and how much they made:
1st – Aris Konstantinidis $119,025
2nd – Jeffrey Cole $115,221
3rd – Will Givens $115,221
4th – Guo Cheng $102,721
5th – Ricky Lee $95,221
Aris Konstantinidis is from Bayside, NY where he owns a Greek restaurant. He only makes it to Borgata to play a couple of times a year and this time it paid off very well. He gets the win and more than $119,000.
He doesn’t get the trophy, however. Jeff Cole, who plays on BorgataPoker.com as ‘BrianFantana’ (a character from the movie Anchorman) won the blind hand they ran out for the trophy. His Q3 managed to pair with a Queen on the board while everyone else missed.
Jeff’s been playing online since BorgataPoker began and grinds the small stakes games, plus plays live tournaments on occasion. Today’s score is more than his total reported live earnings and is obviously his best finish at Borgata. He only fired one bullet in this event, unlike many other entrants. He’s going to take tomorrow off, then play the WPT WPO Championship on Monday.