$350 + $50 Seven Card Stud
Forty-nine players turned out for the Borgata Winter Poker Open Seven Card Stud tournament. The total of all buy-ins was $17,150.
This was originally slated to be a two-day event, but the players opted to play it all the way out in one. They managed to wrap it up just before midnight after less than 12 hours of play. Only the final five players earned a share of the prize pool.
The eventual winner was Lance Bacchia of Long Beach Island, NJ. He earned $7,486 for his victory. Runner-up was Frank Rasile of Staten Island, NY, who earned $4,159 for second place.
There were a couple of notable players in the starting field. 'Miami' John Cernuto (Las Vegas, NV) has three WSOP bracelets, one of which was won playing Stud Hi/Lo. Chris Reslock (Atlantic City, NJ) has one WSOP bracelet -- which he earned winning the $5,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud event at the 2007 WSOP. Neither of these accomplished Stud players made the money today.
William Seymour (Las Vegas, NV) who won the Pot Limit Omaha event yesterday, also played this event, but did not cash.