Oct 19 2:25 am

Event 6: 1st Place – Hinds ($15,890)

Level 27 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 6,400,000

John Allan Hinds - Deep Stacks Challenge Event 6 Champion

John Allan Hinds – Deep Stacks Challenge Event 6 Champion

John Allan Hinds (Brigantine, NJ) confessed after winning his second Borgata Poker trophy that even before the dinner break, he texted two of his friends and said that he was going to win Event 6 of the Deep Stacks Challenge.

At the time, JAH was one of the chip leaders, but he still had over 50 players to maneuver through to get to the Final Table, and from there, as every poker player knows, anything can happen.

John Allan masterfully worked through the field to get into the money, but then there was no “maneuvering” as he hit the Final Table, as it was more of a “I’m going to run you over, no matter what, and you’re going to like it” kind of poker game.

The deck ran pure for JAH over entire Final Table, tripping him up slightly on just a few occasions.

When he got the Final Table chip lead, Hinds, who moves over the $200,000 mark in career earnings, never let it go; knocking out six players on his way to his second piece of Borgata hardware, joining a small contingent of players who can claim more than one victory at the East Coast poker destination.

That completes our coverage of the October Deep Stacks Challenge, thank you for playing, following along be sure to follow the Borgata Poker Blog when the live updates return in November for the Fall Poker Open.

Until then, this is Will OC. Signing off.

 

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Oct 19 2:10 am

Event 6: 2nd Place – Weintraub ($8,739)

Level 27 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 6,400,000

Fred Weintraub (Brooklyn, NY)

Fred Weintraub (Brooklyn, NY)

In one of the first hands of heads up play, the chips were all in the middle and Fred Weintraub (Brooklyn, NY) was at risk.

After a pre-flop raise to 190,000, John Allan Hinds would check to Weintraub on a board of who would then fire out a bet of 325,000.

JAH would announce “all-in” and Weintraub would snap call, turning over .

JAH would flip over and jump from the table, as his second career Borgata Poker trophy was just two cards away.

The turn and river would brick out and John Allan Hinds would be crowned champion of Event 6 of the Deep Stacks Challenge.

Weintraub would end up finishing in 2nd place, for just under $9,000 after playing some of the biggest pots of the tournament over the last few levels.

He came out victorious in most, but when he was knocked down, Weintraub somehow would not go away, always battling back to at least the average stack size.

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Oct 19 1:46 am

Event 6: 3rd Place – Mikil ($5,031)

Level 27 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,100,000

Christopher Mikil (Cyprus)

Christopher Mikil (Cyprus)

Since coming back from break, Christopher Mikil (Cyprus) has been run over and he was finally made road kill by John Allan Hinds.

After losing a few hands over the last few minutes, it was just a matter of time until the short stacked player would be all-in and he got it in good against JAH, but was again burnt by his white hot run at the Final Table.

JAH held and Mikil held .

The board would run out and Mikil would meaninglessly pair his Ace, because everyone knew the flush was going to hit.

JAH would turn the goods and Mikil would be sent to the rail in 3rd place for just over $5,000.

Not a bad payday for a player that came into the Final Table with just over 200,000 chips, dead last in the initial chip counts.

 

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Oct 19 1:30 am

“Street Don’t Lie”

Level 27 (30,000/60,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,000,000

A small rail has started to form and they are all here to sweat John Allan Hinds.

A new rail member just approached the table and said, “Word on the street is that John Allan is three handed.”

“Street don’t lie.” John Allan would say as the action was stalled in between hands.

JAH has been punishing the two other remaining players and just took a good portion of Christopher Mikil’s chips when he was able to get two streets of value on a board of , betting 200,000 and 450,000 on the flop and turn, before moving all-in and forcing a fold from Mikil on the the river.

Mikil would then continue to bleed chips, as Fred Weintraub would make a hero call on the river for 300,000 on a board of , turning over to win the pot.

Mikil is now down to just over 600,000 and is working a sub 10 big blind stack.

Meanwhile, JAH is up to over 3,600,000 with exactly half the chips in play.

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Oct 19 1:24 am

Event 6: 4th Place – Kirshishvili ($4,237)

Level 27 (30,000/60,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,000,000

Giorgi Kirshishvili (Brooklyn, NY)

Giorgi Kirshishvili (Brooklyn, NY)

Giorgi Kirshishvilli (Brooklyn, NY) patiently watched as players around him at the Final Table imploded.

He had been chipped down from his Final Table starting stack, but seemed content to work a sub 10 big blind stack stealing the blinds and antes just enough to keep himself afloat.

He then finally got the double up he so desperately needed, when his would beat John Allan Hinds pocket fives in a race, to double him to just under 800,000.

But, those chips would not remain in his stack long, as Giorgi would get it all-in on a flop of turning over only to see Fred Weintraub show up with .

Giorgi would pick up some outs on the turn as the would fall, and the entire table jumped as the bricked on the river, as the paint card sent a chill through everyone’s spin as they thought the improbable full house had arrived.

It hadn’t and Giorgi, who was down to 13,000 chips after the late registration period had ended before running up a chip leading stack heading into the bubble, would finish in 4th, for just over $4,000.

Play is now three handed with John Allan Hinds holding a 1,000,000 chip lead, with 2nd and 3rd place Fred Weintraub and Christopher Mikil very close to each other in chips.

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Oct 19 1:08 am

Event 6: 5th Place – Munoz ($3,178)

Level 27 (30,000/60,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 1,500,000

Dr. Raul Munoz (Galloway, NJ)

Dr. Raul Munoz (Galloway, NJ)

After trading chips back and forth over the last two major pots of this Final Table, Fred Weintraub finally put the nail in the coffin of Dr. Raul Munoz (Galloway, NJ).

On a board of Munoz would move all-in and get called by Weintraub, with each of them holding nothing.

Munoz turned over and Weintraub turned over .

Both of their nothings turned into somethings, as the board ran out , giving both players the flush, but Weintraub the nuts.

Munoz is sent to rail in 5th place, good for just over $3,000.

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Oct 19 1:01 am

Dr. and Weintraub Trading Chips

Level 26 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,250,000

Over the last 10 minutes, Raul Munoz and Fred Weintraub have doubled each other up, ending with a net loss for both players on the Event 6 leader board.

In the first hand, Munoz called a pre-flop raise from Weintraub and they would see a flop of .

Weintraub would be first to act and would make a half pot bet, that would be raise by Munoz for all 600,000 of his chips.

Weintraub would snap call and turn over . Munoz flipped over .

The board would run out and Munoz would double up to 1,100,000 after cracking the pocket Aces.

Weintraub would eventually get his revenge and some of his chips back, as he moved all-in overtop of the pre-flop raise from Munoz, for 505,000.

Munoz had 150,000 committed to the pot already and made the call with only to see Weintraub turn over having him dominated.

Both would pair their Queen and Weintraub’s kicker would play on a double paired board.

Weintraub would end the altercations with just under 1,000,000 chips and Munoz would end with just over 600,000.

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Oct 19 12:50 am

Event 6: 6th Place – Bennett ($2,648)

Level 26 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,250,000

Anthony Bennett (Hammonton, NJ)

Anthony Bennett (Hammonton, NJ)

The river has been cruel to Anthony Bennett (Hammonton, NJ), twice and that’s why he’s walking out of the poker room in 6th place.

In the first hand, Bennett got it all-in pre-flop against Raul Munoz, with Bennett holding and Munoz holding .

The board would run out with Bennett flopping a set, only to see it not matter as the board ran out all spades, putting a flush out on the community and chopping up a pot that belonged to Bennett.

The next brutal river was Bennett’s demise and it was against, you guessed it John Allan Hinds, as Hinds, as he has many times today, moved all-in from the button after the action folded to him pre-flop, putting pressure on the short stacks of Bennett and Giorgi Kirshishvili.

Bennett would call this time, turning over , with JAH turning up .

Bennett would pair up on the flop, but the board would run out and JAH would continue his buzz saw of this Final Table.

Bennett probably should have doubled through Munoz in the first hand mentioned, if he had, the rest of the tournament would have surely played out differently, but as it stands, he’s out in 6th place, for just shy of $3,000.

 

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Oct 19 12:33 am

Six Handed Counts Back From Break

Level 26 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 1,000,000

Christopher Mikil (Cyprus)

Christopher Mikil (Cyprus)

The players have redrawn for their seats at the Final Table.

Christopher Mikil – 1,500,000
Fred Weintraub – 1,200,000
Raul Munoz – 900,000
John Allan Hinds – 1,750,000
Anthony Bennett – 350,000
Giorgi Kirshishvili – 450,000

Christopher Mikil took two pots off of John Allan Hinds right before the post Level 25 break. He came into the Final Table with the shortest stack and is now just behind JAH for the Final Table chip lead.

Players with the chip average currently have exactly 20 big blinds to work with, meaning this Final Table could continue to move at a feverish pace.

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Oct 19 12:18 am

John Allan Heaps

Level 25 (20,000/40,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 156
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 1,000,000

John Allan Hinds currently has just

John Allan Hinds currently has just over 2,000,000 chips, nearly 30% of the total in play.  

There has finally been a lull in the action at this Final Table, and as the dust settles, everyone is wondering when John Allan Hinds (Brigantine, NJ) will slow down.

They better start praying instead of wondering, because if he keeps up this pace, Event 6 could be over within the hour, he’s running and playing that good.

He currently has just under 30% of the chips in play, and has twice as many chips as the next best stack at the table.

The chip counts of all players will be posted once the play resumes from a much needed break.

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