Borgata Winter Open 2010 Won By Jeff MadsenFebruary 6, 2010 11:17 am
Poker pro Jeff Madsen has been crowned the 2010 Borgata Winter Open champion, after beating a field of 766 players to take down the title and win the $625,006 first place prize.
The 21 year old has shown his poker credentials once more with his latest win, which now takes his live tournament cashes to over $3 million including four first place finishes and two WSOP bracelets. Following his victory, Jeff Madsen said:
“It feels good. It takes a while for it to set in, but in a few days I’ll look back on it. I’ve had success in the past but it feels good to get these big wins and continue to prove myself in the poker world.”
As play got underway on Friday at the $3,000 buy-in event, the field had been reduced to 10 players who now took their places at the final table and all guaranteed a minimum of $31,876.
First out in 10th ($31,876) was a short stacked Matt Matros who’s pocket 6’s were beaten by Nick Kamen’s A K and an A on the flop. Next to be eliminated was Chan Pelton in 9th ($49,039) after his A 10 failed to improve to Jeff Madsen’s pocket 8’s.
A little later, Ross Mallor was dealt K Q and with 10 big blinds left pushed all-in, only to be called by Al Grimes with A 10, who turned two pair on the flop to knock Mallor out in 8th ($67,429).
A short stacked Dave Fox exited in 7th ($91,949) after pushing with A 7, getting called in two spots and eventually losing to Grimes’ K Q, who made two pair. Grimes’ jubilation was short lived, though, as he had to be content with 6th spot ($116,468) after his draw failed to develop against Madsen’s trips on the flop.
Nick Kamen was a little unlucky to exit in fifth ($140,988) after pushing his 2.1 million stack with a low Ace, only to walk into Barkley Hamilton’s pocket K’s. However, Hamilton was unluckier still after he flopped a set of 3’s and managed to get Madsen to commit his complete stack by the turn holding nothing more than pocket 4’s. Madsen hit his two outer on the river and soon Hamilton’s found himself out in fourth for a $165,508 pay-day.
The very next hand Madsen knocked Marchese out in 3rd ($190,027) when his AQ made two pair against pocket 9’s. As heads-up play got underway, Madsen and Jamshidi were practically even in chips but Madsen relentlessly ground his opponent down, such that in just over an hour and a half Jamshidi, with 10 BBs, pushed with Qs2s and fell to Madsen’s K 10 and a K on the turn. Jamshidi took away $367,794 for his well earned efforts, while the 21 year old prodigy scooped the $625,006 top prize and further cemented his claim as one of the most talented young players on the poker circuit today.