$500 + $60
After playing heads up for 75 minutes, Hamilton Dimaya (Saddle Brook, NJ) defeats Angelo Modica (Queens, NY) for the title. Dimaya used A♠ Q♥ to win the title when he hit the 10♥ on the river to complete a straight. It was the second gutterball Dimaya used against Modica to earn the championship.
The day began with 137 players chasing the $68,500 total buy-in including Dwyte Pilgrim, the September 2010 Borgata Poker Open Champion. The Brooklyn, New Yorker made it to the dinner break, but failed to make the money.
Those who did cash and made the final table include Jamie Herrera (Miami, FL) who finished third ($6,312) and is still alive in the Championship Event. Herrera was eliminated at 6:30 am about 4 1/2 hours before Day 2 of the Main resumes (11 am).
Other final table notables included Bill Childs (Pinehurst, NC - 9th/$1,495), who is the father of poker pro Lee Childs, and Pete Mavro (Brooklyn, NY 10th/$1,495), who was the chip leader at the dinner break but failed to get anything going later in the night.