The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ welcomed back early days tournament poker players in 2023 with comeback poker tournament, A four-event festival with over $4 million in guaranteed prize money.
The first event on the schedule was the $2,200 No Limit Hold’em Mystery Bonus event. The tournament attracted a whopping field of 1,361 entries, creating a final prize pool of $2,670,340.
The final day of the tournament was going on for about 18 hours before a nine-way deal between the entire final table led to an extraordinary conclusion to the event at 5:00 am local time. The remaining nine competitors submitted ICM Part of the main prize pool, which resulted in Sam Laskowitz taking the title and the largest payout at $146,609. It was the second-highest score ever for a New York state resident, trailing only the $256,170 he earned as a runner-up in 2022. World Series of Poker Giant event.
Anthony Mayo earned $142,054 as the second-place finisher, while bracelet winner Ryan Ericzo earned $132,093 for his third-place bid.
The final nine also eventually agreed that each remaining player would be awarded one of the nine prizes still up for grabs, which included a grand prize of $250,000. Bonuses will be drawn in random order determined by high cards. The shortest stack on the table when the deal closes belongs to Ryan Dowd. He was second in receiving a bounty and managed to collect a quarter of a million dollars bounty.
Check out a video of his lucky draw via live coverage of the event from PokerNews:
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Here’s a look at the final schedule payouts from the main prize pool after the nine deal:
Here are his last nine accolades (in order from first to last):
Baruch Forrest – $500
Ryan Dowd – $250,000
Frances Anderson – $25,000
Konstantin Pogiatsis – $500
Anthony May – $500
Samuel Laskowitz – $25,000
Maxim Urvantsev – $500
Ryan Ericzo – $500
Benedetto Bianco – $500
Winner photo credit: PokerNews / Rachel Kay Miller.