Monday, January 31, 2011

Possible Chip Leader?

Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship 

Nashaat Antonious has departed, courtesy of Michael Walsh (Port Washington, NY).  Apparently Nashaat called off all his chips holding pocket Queens on the river with a board showing a pair of Tens, with straight and flush possibilities.  Michael held pocket Tens for Quadzilla and gobbled up all of Nashaat's chips. 

 Michael Walsh

"Worst call I've ever seen" one of the players said, regarding Nashaat's river call.  I don't know about that.  In the five years I've been doing this, I've seen some real stinkers.

Michael is now up to ~103k and possibly the chip leader.  To give some perspective, the end of day 1A chip leader, Louis Russo, finished up with 124,275 after six full levels.