Andy Hwang Wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open For $730k

Andy Hwang Wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open For $730kTexas poker pro Andy Hwang has won the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, after overcoming a field of 1,042 entries on his way to collecting the title and the $730,053 first place prize.
By the time the $3,500 re-entry event reached its final table of six, Andy Hwang was the chip leader and it would then take the 27-year-old a total of 6 hours to eventually defeat his last opponent and claim his biggest score to date. First to leave the arena was the 2012 WPT Grand Prix de Paris champion Matt Salsberg in 6th ($147,671), whose pocket sixes foundered against the A-9 of James Anderson.
James Anderson (K-K) followed up by dispatching Jeremy Druckman (A-10) in 5th ($182,514), before then being dealt K-Q and calling Matt Haugen’s Q-J all-in shove.The board subsequently rolled out 8-5-2-2-8 to give Anderson the hand and eliminate Haugen in 4th for $222,336. Continuing his steam roll of the final table, James Anderson then knocked Mike Gogliormella out in 3rd ($265,475) to go heads-up against Andy Hwang.
As the final phase of the tournament got underway, Anderson held a significant chip lead over Hwang but just twenty hands later Hwang managed to bully his opponent out of his chip lead before the defining hand was played. A frustrated Anderson decided to move all-in preflop holding 10-8, only to receive a call from Hwang As-6s. The board then rolled out Kh-Js-6c-5s-4s to make Andy Hwang the nut flush and hand him the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open title.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Andy Hwang, $730,053
2. James Anderson, $438,698
3. Mike Gogliormella, $265,475
4. Matt Haugen, $222,336
5. Jeremy Druckman, $182,514
6. Matt Salsberg, $147,671
The WPT now moves from New Jersey to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida with the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open getting underway on February 8th.

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