Zinno Wins 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open for $825,099September 22, 2013 3:57 pm
Anthony Zinno has won the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open, after besting a field of 1,189 players to capture the prestigious title, and collect the $825,099 top prize. With his remarkable victory in Atlantic City the 32-year-old poker pro from Rhode Island now boasts $1,313,634 in live tournament earnings.
The $3,500 main event attracted an impressive field to the Borgata Hotel Casino to create a prize pool worth $3,805,989. Amongst the big names cashing in but falling short of a final table appearance was such pros as Scott Seiver in 95th ($7,313), Eric Baldwin in 78th ($8,146), Allen Kessler in 63rd ($9,662), Christina Lindley in 49th ($10,988), Paul Volpe in 39th ($12,883), Matt Glantz in 23rd ($17,050), Dan Heimiller in 13th ($30,312) and Cliff Josephy in 9th ($69,528).
By the time the final table of six was reached, Anthony Zinno was in third place behind big-stacks Cong Pham and Vanessa Selbst, with Eric Fields, David Randall and Jeremy Kottler all on short-stacks.
Eventually, Anthony Zinno would then progress all the way through to heads-up play where he took a slight lead into the final battle against Vanessa Selbst. However, Selbst subsequently lost a crucial A-8 versus A-10 hand against her opponent before the defining hand was played with Selbst all-in holding K-10 to Zinno’s A-6. The board then ran out Q-9-7-5-4 to consign Selbst to a runner-up finish worth $492,569, while Anthony Zinno was crowned the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open.
Final table payouts as follows:
1. Anthony Zinno, $825,099
2. Vanessa Selbst, $492,569
3. Cong Pham, $301,225
4. Jeremy Kottler, $251,968
5. David Randall, $208,394
6. Eric Fields, $168,610