Nicholas Immekus Wins $99,144 In Atlantic CityJanuary 24, 2014 1:00 pm
Nicholas “Frenzuh” Immekus has just picked up the biggest score of his professional career after taking down a $400 NLHE Deepstack Re-Entry tournament in Atlantic City for a huge $99,144 payday.
With his impressive victory at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, the poker pro now boasts $171,826 in live tournament earnings to go with the $877,490 he has won online playing under the screen name “Frenzuh”.
The $250,000 Guaranteed Deeper Stack tournament attracted a huge field of 1,392 players to create a prize pool worth $487,200. Some of the best players in the game were also in attendance at the competition, including the likes of Amanda Musumeci, Men Nguyen, Andy Hwang, Raj Patel, Dan Heimiller, and Joe Mckeehen.
Three days later, however, and the final table of ten was set with Allyn Marshall the chip leader on an 8.24m stack, followed by Nicholas Immekus (7.95m), and a third placed David Gerassi a long way behind on a 4.2m stack. Other players still in contention included David Gerard, Jason Tulloss, Eric Rappaport, James Governa, Andrew Carnavale, Jim Stenella, with David Heck the short-stack on a meager 1.3m stack.
Nicholas Immekus (A-A) then proceeded to eliminate James Stenella (J-J) in 10th ($5,529), before picking up pocket aces again and doing likewise to David Gerassi (K-K) in 9th for $8,399. A little later, Immekus’s pocket kings were enough to see off David Gerard in 5th ($25,425), while his pocket twos sent Andrew Carnevale (A-9) to the rail in 4th ($30,556).
Continuing his steamroll of the final table, Immekus (Q-Q) then saw off David Heck (A-J) in 3rd ($36,389), to usher in the heads-up phase of the tournament against Allyn Marshal, with Immekus holding an impressive 32.7m to 9m advantage over his final opponent. Despite the heads-up lasting several hours, Immekus (J-J) was eventually able to overcome Marshall, after calling his A-8 shove with the board subsequently rolling out 4-9-Q-K-5.
Final Table Payouts:
1 Nicholas Immekus $99,144
2 Allyn Marshall $51,318
3 David Heck $36,389
4 Andrew Carnevale $30,556
5 David Gerard $25,425
6 Eric Rappaport $20,530
7 Jason Tulloss $15,895
8 James Governa $11,665
9 David Gerassi $8,399
10 James Stenella $5,529