Friday, February 4, 2011

5th Place - Gil Sacks

Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship           

Gil Sacks got his chips in against LJ Sande. 

 Gil Sacks

Gil held AK and was racing against LJ's pocket 6s.  The board came T 8 4 3 J and LJ's pair held up.  The stacks had to be counted down, but in the end, LJ had him covered.

Gil Sacks finished in 5th place, earning $126,407.

Gil was the oldest player at this final table and did very well, outlasting some much younger opponents.  He's retired and lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

This is Gil's biggest score to date, but he won a $200 No Limit event during the 2010 Borgata Summer Open, good for $28,077.  In September 2007, he played the $5k WPT Championship during the Borgata Summer Open and finished 14th, taking home $21,905.

For his greatest accomplishment outside of poker, he says "I'm still alive."