Sal Wins in Biggest Satellite Yet!
In the biggest satellite tournament in the Rockaway Sands Casino history, Sal came away with first place and $450. As fifteen good players gathered, the stakes were raised to a record $1,500 dollars in prize money. Many new players enjoyed their first tournament, especially Billy Gill, who came away with $150 for fourth place.
Brandon Sica continued his strong play, taking second for $262, his third straight winning outing. His brother Teddy also made the final four, so it was brothers against brothers-in-law, as Joe McGivney joined his brother-in-law Sal in the final four showdown.
Joe took third for $202. Host John Sica broke even with $100 for fifth, and last weeks champ Steve was disappointed with sixth for $75. Big Ted and newcomer Ronnie rounded out the money winners.
Other new players were Brian O Hagan, and Dan and Matty Bursic. Matty got off to a smoking start winning the first four hands and was the chip leader early, but got burned when his set of three nines, was overtaken by Salís three Jacks. He played well but had the one unlucky hand. Joe McGivney was obsessed with his soda not being knocked down, until he knocked it down. Maybe next time he should switch to an amber colored beverage.
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