Mike Dentale Triumphs At 2015 Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship

Mike Dentale Triumphs At 2015 Borgata Fall Poker Open ChampionshipA total of 557 players entered the $2,700 buy-in Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship to create a prize pool worth around $1.3 million. Four days of action later, and it was Michael Dentale who triumphed over the field to lift the trophy, and collect the tournament’s top prize of $336,331. With his victory in Atlantic City, Dentale now boasts $1,246,138 in career earnings, his previous highest score being a runner-up finish at the 2013 Parx Casino Big Stax II for $101,800.
The 2015 Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship attracted some of the most talented players in the game, and amongst the notable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Will “The Thrill” Failla in 36th ($6,754), Vinny Pahuja in 30th ($6,754), Aaron Mermelstein in 19th ($7,429), this year’s WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen in 15th ($13,507), and Orson Young in 12th ($17,559).
After the final table had been reached, Mike Dentale (Q-Q) eliminated Taylor Von Kriegenbergh (5-7) in 7th ($49,301), before being dealt A-J and doing likewise to Chris Tryba (A-8) in 5th for $75,641. In the meantime, Jason Paster took care of Theo Nerantzinis in 9th ($27,015), Scott Matte in 4th ($96,577), and after WSOP bracelet winner Henry Lu departed in 3rd ($121,656), heads-up play was set up between Jason Paster and Mike Dentale for the title.
Dentale was ahead when the final battle commenced, and two hands is all it would then take before Jason Paster was eliminated as the runner-up, making Dentale this year’s Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship winner.
Final Table Results:
1 Mike Dentale $336,331
2 Jason Paster $189,102
3 Henry Lu $121,656
4 Scott Matte $96,577
5 Chris Tryba $75,641
6 Sang Kim $62,133
7 Taylor Von Kriegenberg $49,301
8 Richie Tenenbaum $38,496
9 Theo Nerantzinis $27,015
Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, this year’s Borgata Fall Poker Open ran from November 10-25, with the 16 day series featuring 20 events with buy-ins ranging from $230 up to the $2,700 headline championship event just played. New Jersey residents were also able to win seats through to the various events via the BorgataPoker.com website, which had been running online qualifiers as low as $5.

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