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WPT -- Olivier Busquet Wins the Borgata Poker Open

Busquet Pulls Off an Impressive Comeback to Win the Largest WPT Event Ever


Olivier BusquetThe final table at the $3,500 World Poker Tour no-limit hold’em championship came to a close today at the 2009 Borgata Poker Open. Olivier Busquet topped a field of 1,018 players to take home the top prize worth $925,514 and his first WPT title. Busquet came into the final table with the chip lead, but he ran into some trouble early and then pulled off an impressive comeback during heads-up play (he was down below 2 million at one point when blinds were 100,000-200,000) to win the title at a final table that lasted 153 hands. Busquet can also now claim the record of winning the largest WPT in history in terms of field size. The next WPT event will be the Festa al Lago at Bellagio in October.

Here are the final-table results:

1: Olivier Busquet — $925,514
2: Jeremy Brown — $453,519
3: Ivan Mamuzic — $251,955
4: Yanick Brodeur — $216,681
5: Keith Crowder — $188,126
6: Kenny Nguyen — $156,212

Here is how the elimination hands played out:

Kenny Nguyen Eliminated in Sixth Place ($156,212)

Olivier Busquet raised to 300,000 under the gun, and Kenny Nguyen reraised all in from middle position. Busquet made the call, and they flipped up their cards:

Busquet: KDiamond Suit KHeart Suit
Nguyen: 8Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit

Board: AClub Suit JDiamond Suit 2Heart Suit 10Diamond Suit 7Club Suit

Keith Crowder Eliminated in Fifth Place ($188,126)

Keith Crowder moved all in, and Jeremy Brown made the call. Their cards:

Brown: 8Club Suit 8Heart Suit
Crowder: 10Spade Suit 4Spade Suit

Board: 4Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 2Spade Suit 5Club Suit JDiamond Suit

Yanick Brodeur Eliminated in Fourth Place ($216,681)

Jeremy Brown raised to 400,000 under the gun, and Yanick Brodeur reraised to 1.5 million from the big blind. Brown reraised all in, and Brodeur made the all-in call. Their cards:

Brown: AClub Suit QHeart Suit
Brodeur: AHeart Suit KDiamond Suit

Board: 9Heart Suit 8Club Suit 6Heart Suit QDiamond Suit 4Diamond Suit

Ivan Mamuzic Eliminated in Third Place ($251,955)

Jeremy Brown raised to 500,000 from the button, and Ivan Mamuzic reraised all in. Brown made the call, and they flipped over their cards:

Brown: 6Club Suit 6Heart Suit
Mamuzic: 3Heart Suit 3Spade Suit

Board: QClub Suit 9Heart Suit 6Diamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit

Olivier Busquet Wins the WPT Borgata Poker Open

Jeremy Brown raised to 1.2 million, and Olivier Busquet made the call. The flop was dealt 4Spade Suit 4Club Suit 3Club Suit, and both players got the last of their chips into the middle. Their cards:

Brown: 5Spade Suit 2Spade Suit
Busquet: ASpade Suit 4Diamond Suit

Turn and River: 7Spade Suit and 5Club Suit