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Final-Table Takedown: Ben Hamnett Captures the WPT Borgata Poker Open

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Dec 26, 2012


Ben Hamnett started playing limit hold’em poker in college at the University of Pittsburgh. During his junior year he made time to grind in the local underground games. After graduation he transitioned to online play and continued to put in 60-80 hours a week to make rent and expenses. Hamnett eventually placed all his focus on tournament play and never looked back. In 2011 he finished eleventh for $37,000 at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star main event. After winning the 2012 WPT Borgata Open he claimed another victory for $40,000 at the PokerStars France Poker Series Sunfest Mazagan High Rollers event in Morocco. Hamnett has a total of $959,000 in career tournament earnings. Event WPT Borgata Poker Open Players 1181 Entry $3,300 First Prize $818,847 Finish 1st Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Preflop play; Stack-to-pot ratio Craig Tapscott: When did this hand occur at the final table? Ben Hamnett: ...

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