Darren "darrenelias" Elias Wins WPT Borgata For $844k

Darren "darrenelias" Elias Wins WPT Borgata For $844kDarren Elias has just taken down the $3,500 WPT Borgata Championship, after overcoming a field of 1,226 players over six days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $843,744 first place prize. With his latest victory in Atlantic City, Elias now takes his live tournament earnings to $2,576,733 to go with the $3,340,026 he has won online playing under the screen name “darrenelias.”
The WPT Borgata Championship offered a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million, but the huge field meant that figure would eventually swell to $4,045,800. Amongst the notable players then cashing in at one of the 120 paid money spots was Mukul Pahuja in 104th ($6,868), Mike Sexton in 85th ($7,378), Matt Affleck in 71st ($8,438), 2013 WSOP ME winner Ryan Riess in 39th ($13,147), Matt Glantz in 30th ($15,109), Barry Shulman in 18th ($20,996), and Erik Cajelais in 16th ($20,996).
By the time the final table of six had been reached, the players lined us as follows:
1 Kane Kalas     14,025,000
2 Darren Elias     8,000,000
3 Blake Bohn     7,705,000
4 Aaron Overton 3,245,000
5 Jose Serratos  2,050,000
6 Ray Qartomy   1,795,000
Chip leader Kane Kalas (A-A) would then proceed to eliminate Ray Qartomy (A-J) in 6th for $174,637, and just a few hands later was dealt A-A once more and did likewise to Blake Bohn (Q-Q) in 5th for $213,999.
Continuing his assault on the final table, Kalas (J-J) sent Aaron Overton (A-2) to the rail in 4th ($259,012), while a pocket pair (7-7) was good enough to end the tournament hopes of Jose Serratos (K-9) in 3rd ($308,067), and set up heads-up play between Kane Kalas and Darren Elias for the WPT title.
As the final battle got underway, Kane Kalas held a 2 to 1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, but Elias steadily chipped away at Kalas and eventually took the lead when the deciding hand was played with Kalas (A-K) and Elias (K-4) seeing a 10-7-4 flop. The K on the turn then saw both players all-in and with a harmless 3 falling on the river, Darren Elias’ two pair were enough to win the tournament, while Kane Kalas had to settle for a runner-up finish worth    $500,364.
Final Table Results:
1 Darren Elias     $843,744
2 Kane Kalas     $500,364
3 Jose Serratos $308,067
4 Aaron Overton $259,012
5 Blake Bohn     $213,999
6 Ray Qartomy     $174,637

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