Ryan Arnold doubled up to take a small lead but Robert Brobyn took it back soon after in a series of smaller pots. After three bets, they had the chips in the middle with Brobyn’s stack slightly bigger for the biggest pot of the tournament.
It was a race for the title with Brobyn ahead for the win. The flop was safe for Brobyn and he locked up his first Borgata title after the turn and river. It was a valiant effort by Ryan Arnold and he took home $6,074 for his second-place finish. Brobyn has several close calls here but now owns a mini-Borgata trophy.
1st: Robert Brobyn – $10,309
2nd: Ryan Arnold – $6,074
Ryan Arnold open-shoved from the button and Robert Brobyn called with a chance to win the tournament.
Arnold was ahead and moved further out front when he flopped trip nines on the board. It finished turn and river to put Arnold in the lead.
Ryan Arnold – 4,720,000 (39 bb)
Robert Brobyn – 4,135,000 (34 bb)
After Matt Walko was eliminated, the clock ran out on Level 29 to give Ryan Arnold and Robert Brobyn took a quick break.
Seat 6: Ryan Arnold – 2,340,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Robert Brobyn – 6,515,000 (54 bb)
We missed all the action until we heard an all-in announcement from Robert Brobyn with the board reading .
“What the hell,” Matt Walko said as the other player in the hand. “I have to go to work.”
“Oh #$%,” was the next words out of his mouth. “I misread my hand”.
He quickly mucked when Brobyn showed for turned straight, rivered flush to go out in third place.
Robert Brobyn – 7,000,000 (70 bb)
Matt Walko – Eliminated in 3rd place ($3,497)
Ryan Arnold open-shoved for 960,000 and Ben Ludwig called in the small blind with a chance to make the final table three-handed.
Arnold was in rough shape and needed to catch. The flop and turn made no difference but Arnold spiked the river to double up. Ludwig was left with less than five big blinds and was eliminated soon after.
Ryan Arnold – 2,040,000 (20 bb)
Ben Ludwig – Eliminated in 4th place ($2,835)
Drew Bello, chip leader at the last break, dropped down to 775,000 after sending a big double across to Matt Walko. He put those in the middle and Robert Brobyn called to put him in danger.
Bello was ahead for the double and the was safe. His bad news came on the turn and he was eliminated after the river.
Robert Brobyn – 2,900,000 (48 bb)
Drew Bello – Eliminated in 5th place ($2,209)
John Bridgen open-shoved from the cutoff for 450,000 and it folded to Matt Walko in the big blind. He called and Bridgen was the one at risk.
Walko had the dominant hand and it held as the dealer spread the board to send Bridgen out in sixth place.
Matt Walko – 2,600,000 (52 bb)
John Bridgen – Eliminated in 6th place ($1,841)
Drew Bello opened to 125,000 from under the gun and it folded to Matt Walko in the big blind. He called, the flop came and both players checked. The turn was and Walko bet 275,000. Bello called, the river was , and Walko moved all in for 720,000.
Bello thought for a few moments, confirmed the count, and called after two minutes. Walko tabled for top/top to get a fold and double.
Matt Walko – 2,260,000 (45 bb)
Drew Bello – 975,000 (20 bb)
Ryan Arnold open-shoved for 605,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Matt Walko in the small blind. He moved all in to get a fold from Drew Bello in the big.
They were racing with Arnold ahead but at risk. The board ran and was safe for Arnold’s double.
Ryan Arnold – 1,290,000 (26 bb)
Matt Walko – 645,000 (13 bb)
Seat 1: Matt Walko – 1,350,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Drew Bello – 2,360,000 (47 bb)
Seat 6: Ryan Arnold – 605,000 (12 bb)
Seat 7: John Bridgen – 665,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Robert Brobyn – 2,350,000 (47 bb)
Seat 9: Ben Ludwig – 1,520,000 (30 bb)