Sunday, January 30, 2011

Event 20: James Boyle - 10th Place & Still Smiling

$1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (6-Max)

After the bubble, once James Boyle won his PPI Borgata Championship Event seat, it was as if he was playing with house money.

Even though he was just knocked out in 1oth place by his good friend Andy Santiago, James is still very ecstatic. He told me this tournament was the most fun he's had playing in a tournament - even more fun then when he was on the feature TV WSOP table.

Boyle could be the best short stack player at Borgata.
Seemed like he rode 4-10 big blinds for a ton of levels with sick runs at crucial times.
It was entertaining to watch and I'm sure even more exciting to be a part of.

Final hand:

Boyle J-5 diamonds vs. Santiago's 7-8.

Boyle flops a flush draw and Santiago hits two pair.
The chips get in and Santiago felts his close friend.

Santiago now has 990,000 and is running his table over with many knockouts.