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Preview of The 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open Final Table

Matt Salsberg Looking To Win Second WPT Title


The final table of the 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open main event is set. 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. Now, after two starting days and three full days of play, now only six players remain to battle it out for the title and the $730,053 first-place prize.

Marr SalsbergThe chip leader going into the final table is Andy Hwang with 9,550,000. Among the final six is Matt Salsberg, the 2012 WPT Grand Prix de Paris earlier this season. The television producer and poker player is looking to become only the fifteenth player in the eleven years of the WPT to win two or more titles. Salsberg will have an uphill battle, as he is the shortest stack at the final table.

Also of not is Jim Anderson, who enters the last six with the second largest stack. Anderson first made his mark on the tournament scen when he won the $10,000 World Series of Poker Circuit regional championship in Hammond, Indiana in 2010 for $525,449.

You can watch the final table right here on Card Player starting at 1:30 PM EST as these six players battle it out for the title and the $1,268,571 first-place prize on the 30-minute delayed final table live stream with hole cards, featuring commentary from Tony Dunst, Jonathan Little and Amanda Musumeci.

Here’s a look at the final chip counts:

Place Player Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Andy Hwang 9,550,000 95
2 Jim Anderson 7,830,000 78
3 Jeremy Druckman 6,170,000 61
4 Matt Haugen 3,235,000 32
5 Mike Gogliormella 2,255,000 22
6 Matthew Salsberg 1,920,000 19

As the fifth day of play began, only 28 players remained. Numerous notables made deep runs including Taylor Paur (12th – $39,821), Joe Serock (14th – $28,207), Russell Crane (16th – $18,251), Jamie Kerstetter (22nd – $14,933) and Chris Reslock (26th – $14,933).