Marshall White Wins Borgata Poker Opening Event for $331k

Marshall White Wins Borgata Poker Opening Event for $331k The 2017 Borgata Poker Open runs from September 5th to 22nd, and features 21 events ranging in buy-ins from $300 to $3,500. Getting the series underway last Tuesday was the $600 Kickoff $2 Million Guaranteed event, which managed to attract an impressive sized field of 3,570 players, with the tournament eventually won on Saturday by US pro Marshall White for a $330,841 payday.
Following the biggest score of his professional career, White now boosts his live earnings to $1,265,410, with his list of accolades over the years including $447,470 won on the WSOP Circuit, together with 3 WSOPC gold rings. In 2014, White also won the $1,090 WPT Borgata Open Six Max event for $79,134.
Amongst the recognizable pros entering the Kickoff $2 Million Guaranteed event, and seeing a return on their buy-ins was Scott Baumstein, Roland Israelashvili, TJ Shulman and Vinny Pahuja.
Marshall White subsequently entered the final table behind only Ryan Currier in chips, but that situation soon changed after Currier lost a pocket queens versus aces hand against LJ Sande, while White (A-K) won an all-in preflop hand against Anthony Saludez (J-10) to exit in 8th place. White (A-Q) then followed up by doing likewise to James Brady (A-6) in 7th, and Ryan Currier in 6th,
Meanwhile, Nick Pupillo took care of Chris Biemer in 5th, and Greg Himmelbrand in 4th, and after White sent LJ Sande to the rail in 3rd, the final phase of the competition got underway between White and Pupillo for the title.
At this stage, White held a commanding 70 million to 19 million chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and despite making some headway, the deciding hand was played soon after after Pupillo (As-4h) shoved all-in on a Kc-7h-5d-3c-2c board, and was snap called by White (Ac-8c) holding the nut flush.
Nick Pupillo then had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $217,535, while top honors and a first place prize of $330,841 was awarded to Marshall White.
Final Table Results:
1: Marshall White $330,841
2: Nick Pupillo $217,535
3: LJ Sande $142,749
4: Greg Himmelbrand $119,540
5: Chris Biemer $97,108
6: Ryan Currier $74,773
7: James Brady $54,410
8: Sebastian Marquez $36,901
9: Anthony Saludez $24,277

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