Tony Antonious - (Redington Shores, FL)
Tony won a similar Texas hold-em Event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open for $24,904 but will settle for $14,789 for his 3rd Place finish today.
After doubling up George Cain (Kings Park, NY) three times, Tony impressively built back to be second in chips.
Earlier at the FT, he folded A-Q once pre-flop and was patiently waiting for the right spot. He thought he found it three-handed when chip-leader Tony Ruberto (Boston, MA) jammed his 1.4 million in with K-6 suited and Antonious woke up to JJ. Of course Tony Antonious quickly called, just hoping not to see a K or spades.
Board ran out with not one, but two kings - 7-Q-K-9-K sending Tony A. home in 3rd Place.
Always fun at the table and a force to be worried about, Borgata Regular Tony Antonious once again goes deep.