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This Week's Big Winner: Aaron Mermelstein Wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event

A Hand-By-Hand Breakdown Of Mermelstein’s First Major Tournament Victory

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 18, 2015


In late January, the $3,500 buy-in 2015 World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open drew a huge field of 989 entries, creating a total prize pool of $3,263,700. In the end, the lion’s share of the cash went to 27-year-old Aaron Mermelstein, who outlasted a tough final table to earn his first major tournament victory. For the win, the Philadelphia native collected $712,305, by far the biggest score of his career. Mermelstein’s previous best finish was a win in a $300 buy-in preliminary event at the 2014 Borgata Fall Poker Open for $39,663. He’s also recorded cashes at the World Series of Poker, Parx Big Stax, and WSOP Circuit stop in Atlantic City. Here’s a look at the five biggest hands that propelled Mermelstein to victory. The Tournament: WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event Buy-In: $3,500 • No. of Entries: 989 • First Place: $712,305 Hand No. 1 – ...

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