$170 + $30 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
The final Event of the 2013 Borgata Winter Poker Open has concluded with Robert Zybura (Catskills, NY) beating Mike Schmude (Hawthorne, NJ) heads-up and taking home $16,567 along with the Borgata engraved trophy.
The biggest hand of the tournament for Robert came early on when he called a Player's bluff and scooped a life-saving pot. "The board came 7-7-3-3 and all I had was A-Q but I knew I was good. I knew he had nothing so I called and survived," said Zybura.
"Poker is new to me. This is only the 4th live-action tournament I've ever played in," said Zybura. The other three came during the 2013 Borgata Winter Poker Open series.
Event 25 kicked off at 11:00 AM in the Poker Room and allowed the 372 entrants a generous starting deep stack of 25,000 chips and a chance to Re-Enter.
Some of the Borgata regulars taking a shot at the $63,240 prize pool included Paul Spitzberg, Gil Sacks, Andrew Klein, Grace Son, Mark Zotti, Leanne Rosenblatt, Eric "Clownfish" Doerr, Howard Wolper, and Adam Gerber. Jason Min ironically min cashed for $368 in 29th Place along with Andrew Interdonato who grabbed 28th Place for $368.
Expected mother-to-be, Brittany Havern (Long Island, NY) was the Last Woman Standing and finished 9th at the final table for $1,227. Mike Purcher (Mt. Sinai, NY) is engaged to marry Brittany's cousin and finished 10th for $797.
A couple of brothers from Staten Island, Joseph & Nick Iacoviello , were both among the 36 players who cashed.
But once again, the person who captured all 9,300,000 chips was avid snowboarder and MMA fighter Robert Zybura who wrapped up the 2013 Borgata Winter Poker Open in style to the tune of $16,567.
Final Table Results:
1. Robert Zybura (Catskills, NY) - $16,567
2. Mike Schmude (Hawthorne, NJ) - $9,201
3. Robert Boyko (Yonkers, NY) - $5,705
4. Iverson "Cotton" Snuffer (Milton, WV) - $4,601
5. Marty Weinfeld (Brooklyn, NY) - $3,558
6. Chris C. (New York, NY) - $3,006
7. Andrew Kloc (Naugatuck, CT) - $2,423
8. Scott Finkel (Commack, NY) - $1,810
9. Brittany Havern (Long Island, NY) - $1,227
10. Mike Purcher (Mt. Sinai, NY) - $797