Andy Hwang Wins World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open
The 27-Year-Old Pro Wins $730,053 For First WPT Title
Andy Hwang has won the 2013 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event, earning $730,053 and 1,440 Card Player Player of the Year points the win. As a result the 27-year-old poker professional from Houston, Texas has been catapulted into 4th place in the overall POY standings.
A total of 1,042 entries were made in this $3,500 no-limit hold’em re-entry event, building a prize pool of $3,335,442. From that sizable field, only six made the final table, which was broadcast live on WorldPokerTour.com and right here at CardPlayer.com. Hwang entered the final day as the chip leader ahead of 2010 World Series of Circuit regional championship winner Jim Anderson.
After only five hours of play, these two chip leaders found themselves entering heads-up play with roughly even stacks. Hwang was able to quickly pull out to a sizable lead, and after less than an hour of one-on-one action it was all over.
On the final hand Anderson moved his last 3,175,000 all-in from the button preflop with the 108 and was called by Hwang’s A6. The board ran out KJ654, giving Hwang the nut-flush, good enough to capture both the pot and the title. For his runner-up finish Anderson earned $438,698 and 1,200 POY points, moving him into a tie for 6th place in the POY race’s current standings.
Sixth place finisher Matthew Salsberg entered as the short stack, looking to win his second WPT title after capturing the WPT Grand Prix De Paris earlier this season. He was not able to overcome his chip disadvantage, however, and left with an $147,671 payday for his efforts.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
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