Saturday, April 23, 2011

Card shark

Congratulations to my good friend and soccer teammate for many years James "Doyle" Morgan of East Aurora. James, who his friends know as Bob, recently won $37,000 in a poker tournament in Atlantic City. He beat out 1,000 competitors to win the title. Get this: He played for 19 straight hours on only two hours of sleep. He probably woke up the next day and thought it was all a dream.

I can't think of two nicer people than Bob and his wife Stephanie. And I'm not just saying that because I plan on asking them for a $10,000 loan...

James Morgan (Buffalo, NY) is your Event 12 Champion.

He went from 220,000 to 3 million chips in two key orbits culminating with his QQ cracking opponent's pocket Aces.

Morgan came incredibly close to not re-buying after, as he put it, "playing like a moron" early. Playing on only 2 hours of sleep, after busting out, he stood in the re-buy line and his Borgata card failed to register. He threw in the towel then found out his wife Stephanie was still playing in the tournament. With nothing else to do, he decided to go ahead with the re-buy and the rest is history.

This was his first ever Borgata tournament. Stephanie and James drove down just to play this tournament then will head home. "They don't have affordable buy-ins like this where I'm from" said James whose small investment paid dividends to the tune of $36,731.

BORGATA SPRING POKER OPEN 2011: Event 12: James Morgan - 1st Place


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