Mizzi Wins The East Coast Championship Of Borgata Spring Poker Open
April 16, 2022
The biggest buy-in event of this year’s Borgata Spring Poker Open, the East Coast Championship, concluded today with poker master Sorel Mizzi taking down the trophy, a bracelet and a top prize worth $170,313.

The original total field size of this $7,500 buy-in event was only a somewhat disappointing 62 players, however that didn’t stop the final table from hosting numerous well known established pros for Mizzi to battle with including Lee Markholt, Chris Klodnicki and PokerRoad’s own Gavin Smith, who unfortunately despite being the chip leader after Day 1 was still unable to surpass 8th place overall.

Of all of the final table's tough players, it was Klodnicki who lasted the longest against Sorel’s ceaseless aggression, but even he eventually had to fold, settling for a runner-up prize worth over $90,000.

The final payout results for the inaugural 2010 East Coast Championship of the Borgata Spring Poker Open were as follows:

1st.  Sorel Mizzi- $170,313

2nd.  Chris Klodnicki- $92,456

3rd.  Dave Peters- $58,393

4th.  Taha Maruf- $43,795

5th.  Miguel Borrero- $34,063

6th.  Phillip Collins- $29,196

7th.  Scott Blackman- $24,330

8th.  Gavin Smith- $19,464

9th.  Lee Markholt- $14,598

Although this was the biggest buy-in of this year’s Borgata Spring Poker Open, the East Coast Championship was far from the last event in the series, and in fact the total prize pool for this event is expected by many to be completely dwarfed by the prize pool generated for the Borgata’s Spring Open Championship, which is guaranteeing a $1 million prize pool despite the buy-in being only $3,500 to enter.

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