After playing 15 hours yesterday and another 8 hours today Event 4 ($560 NL) has awarded its trophy to Stow, Ohio's Dean Schultz.
Dean battled through a starting field of 343 players to reach his goal of first place which paid him $44,915.
19 Players returned today at 1pm on three tables. The chip leader was Hector Jimenez with $554,000. Hector's pregnant wife Wendy watched every hand from the rail. Hector had 1.5 million after the dinner break and ended up with 4th place for $12,476.
Other top finishers gaining part of the $171,500 total buy in included:
1. DEAN SCHULTZ (STOW, OH): $44,915
2. JOHN MEINWIESER (BASKING RIDGE, NJ): $24,952
3. MICHAEL GREEN (LORIS, SC): $15,471
4. HECTOR JIMENEZ (PASSAIC, NJ): $12,476
5. RICHARD RICE (HAYMARKET, VA): $9,648
6. KAM CHIN (BROOKLYN, NY): $8,151
7. THOMAS MCGARRY (HAZLET, NJ): $6,571
8. PAUL LAM (REGO PARK, NY): $4,907
9. CHARLES GEIER (SUNNYSIDE, NY): $3,327
10. JONATHAN MAKAROWITZ (EAST WINDSOR, NJ): $2,163
Kam Chin started day 2 with 468,500 but was card dead all day and blew up losing his entire 500,000 stack on one hand.
Michael Green's blessed time continued today as he finished in third place.
Last women standing was Borgata regular Joanne Monteavaro and the bubble was Gordon Eng.
Other Borgata notables, Al Riccobono (Ossining, NY) and Ted Geier (Sunnyside, NY) cashed and played spectacular cards.
Our winner, Dean Schultz told me the final table was a grind and he opened many pots to protect his lead on such a tight table. Dean won big in September 2004 Borgata Open and loves playing here. Look for him in the Championship Event.