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WPT Borgata won by Hwang; Aussie Millions main event bagged by Mervin Chan | 14 February 2013 : WorldCasinoYellowPages

WPT Borgata won by Hwang; Aussie Millions main event bagged by Mervin Chan

... 14 February 2013

WPT Borgata won by Hwang; Aussie Millions main event bagged by Mervin Chan

The World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open has since been bagged by Andy Hwang, the Texas based 27 year old poker pro who was successful to conquer the 1,042-tough field during the five days in Atlantic City and walked away with $730k, a WPT trophy in addition to the $25k seat this May at the Bellagio in Las Vegas at the WPT World Championship. A prize of $438k was given to James Anderson after Hwang while amounts worth $265k, $222k, $182k, $147k were won by Mike Gogliormella, Matt Haughen, Jeremy Druckman and Matthew Salsberg respectively.

Lucky Hearts Poker Open, the forthcoming event is going to commence on eighth of this month in Hollywood, Florida whereas nineteenth of Feb would see the WPT Vienna that kicks off in Europe. The fourth season of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour would commence in Spain at the Casino Marbella. Running between 13to 17of June, this Spanish event is being managed through the common efforts with the Estrellas Poker Tour that could turn into an exchange event. The proposed four UKIPT stops are as follows – Aug 8-12 at Galway, Oct2-6 at London, Oct31-Nov 4 at Isle of Man and Nov 28-Dec 2 at Nottingham. The amount of buy-ins has since been revised from £770 to £1k with a guaranteed £500k on all the prize pools of the major events by PokerStars, entitling all winners with a minimum amount of £100k to be added to their pockets.

Jay Tan, the only single female player and the pro sponsored by Bodog had the opportunity to enter the final table at the main event of this year. She earned $150k through her seventh position and lost to Patrik Antonius’s kings. Kenny Wong stood at the second position at the previous year’s major event. Prize worth $220k was given to David Yan from New Zealand who stood at the sixth rank. The fifth position was bagged by Jarrod Glennon with an award of $290k. Dan Shak finished at the fourth position with $400k and also got $100k for winning the fourth title at this year’s Challenge.

As Antonius, Cabret and Chan were still struggling; the final table had to be put at halt after fifteen hours of play that recommenced after the twelve hour break. Antonius was put down to a single big blind by Chan who made the former to bow out soon in the third rank with $600k with Cabret and Chan to duke it out.

There is the important information for the online poker players that the online qualifiers may register themselves with the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) this weekend. It is noteworthy that this could be the last session of this major event, so it would be wise enough to participate, otherwise it could just be an unfulfilled dream for the aspirants.

Melbourne based Crown casino that organized the Aussie Millions main event stands witness to Mervin Chan who bagged the highest score after a tough fight during the eight days of play at the final table. Chan, the aggressive struggler from Malaysia played hard against Joseph Cabret and successfully made the latter to fall behind in the heads up contest with an earning of AU$1.6m (US $1.66m) in addition to the Chrysler 300C ride. Chan had also the golden opportunity to give the glamorous live performance in the beginning of this year at the Aussie Millions being placed 65th in the $1.1k NLHE with the $3.5k.

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