Thursday, February 3, 2011

Early Eliminations

Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship

Jeff Papola

There's been a couple of short stack double-ups but the first elimination of the day is Jeff Papola (New York, NY - 37th/$9,653), which is a bit surprising as he began the day 14th in chips with 603k.


37 Jeff Papola (New York, NY) $9,653
36 David Ivers (Tarpon Springs, FL) $10,802
35 Rich Lyndaker (Lowville, NY) $10,802
34 Dean Scharf (Suffern, NY) $10,802

Lyndaker lost a race and doubled-up Daniel Buzgon who held 55 vs Lyndaker's AQ.

Scharf was a great Cinderella story as he played in the Saturday Super Satellite qualifier for $230 and turned it into nearly $11,000. "Not too bad," he says while standing in the payout line with his wife Wendy and son Ryan.

Ryan, Dean & Wendy Scharf