Level 40 (Blinds 500,000/1,000,000/100,000)
Total Entries: 2,882
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 57,600,000
Hand Number: 138
We’ve mentioned a few times throughout the course of this Winter Poker Open players that ended 2014 with big results and Daniel Buzgon would certainly fit that category, as he ended the year last month with two runner up finishes in back-to-back WSOP Circuit stops at Harrah’s Atlantic City.
“To come that close, I mean it’s poker so I get it, but you don’t get those opportunities very often,” Buzgon would say before getting cut off by his fans on the rail congratulating him mid-interview.
We’d imagine Buzgon was going to say that the next time he got to a situation to win a major poker tournament, he wouldn’t let that opportunity slip away and he didn’t, as he managed to parlay a massive double up in heads up play into the $1,000,0000 GTD Event 15 title.
Dan working a below average stack for the early few levels and was then cool, calm and collected when he finally gain the chip lead, only to see Leo Goldberger managed to chip up after being cut down to a few big blinds, something Buzgon described as “frustrating, because while he was so short, the rest of us were too.”
Buzgon seemed content working a short stack though, making disciplined decisions and using slight edges in equity to combat and eventually overcome the “short stacked” situations he found himself in throughout the early levels.
Daniel Buzgon might have ended last year “second best”, but he’s come into 2015 claiming his first ever Borgata title and making one of the biggest tournament scores of his career, besting one of the biggest fields that the Winter Poker Open has seen, taking home just under $195,000 for his Event 15 victory.
This concludes the Event 15 coverage from the Winter Poker Open blog, but there are still three tournaments running in the Event Center and we will be crowning another champion here tonight as the Event 17 ‘Saturday Series’ and the Event 16 $1,000 Six Max will both be playing down to a winner tonight.
If you missed any of the Event 15 Final Table action, you can re-watch the live stream of this event any time by clicking the link above.