The first weekend of the Winter Poker Open is in the books, with over half a dozen tournaments running simultaneously over both Saturday and Sunday.
In total, seven tournaments crowned champions, in nearly every “structure” of tournament imaginable.
First, we saw the two-day Event 4 Big Stack end after a long two Day 2 grind. It was worth the time for Matthew Wantman (Stoneham, MA) though, as he got took control of the chip lead before the Final Table and never gave it up, claiming his first ever “live” tournament victory and $50,000.
Next up, was another “never gave it up” run to a title, as Jean Gaspard (Las Vegas, NV) came back to Day 2 of the Event 5 HORSE Final Table with the chip lead and notched all but one knockout on the way to his first ever Borgata title. He’d make just over $12,000 and completed his steamroll of the Final Table in time to make his mid-afternoon flight home to Vegas to celebrate his birthday.
Saturday ended, as it usually does during Borgata Poker Opens, early Sunday morning as the $100,000 GTD Event 6 “Saturday Series” event spanned nearly twenty hours. It was a “weekend warrior” and “circuit warrior” left at the end, with Philip Mundy besting professional Ralph Massey for the title and $58,000, the biggest score of his career.
For a complete list of results from the respective events, click the links above and for a complete recap of the action from each event, click the categorical tabs under the title.
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