It took 11 hours to complete the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open closing desk after two months late, however ready was value it for Viny Lima who shipped the $ three,500 buy-in stake for $ 728,430.
It took Viny Lima 11 hours to eradicate his opponents on the WPT Borgata closing desk. (Picture: wpt.com)
The match started on January 27 in Atlantic Metropolis and as soon as the ultimate desk was reached 4 days later, the sport was interrupted. On Wednesday, the remaining gamers returned to the sport however this time on the Esports Area on the Las Vegas Strip.
Luxor Resort and On line casino this week hosted three World Poker Tour closing tables. David "ODB" Baker canceled the L.A. Poker Basic for $ 1,015,000 on Monday. A day later, Frank Stepuchin was the winner of the Gardens Poker Championship for $ 548,825. After which Wednesday, Lima topped the three-day competition with a title.
The expertise is overestimated
When the play resumed after the two-month delay, Dave Farah organized a big chip lead with practically 19 million chips. Solely Brandon Corridor (14 million) was even shut. Lima – three.5 million – had solely 24 large blinds.
Not one of the six members on the closing desk ever received a WPT title. In actual fact, solely Daniel Buzgon had already reached the ultimate desk. Though these gamers confirmed expertise to viewers watching on PokerGo, there was little expertise in main tournaments.
Curiously, the 2 worst-performing gamers of the ultimate desk – Lima and Farah – end first and second, respectively. Poker is typically a enjoyable sport.
It felt like nothing had occurred
The charts had been within the air at three:30 pm, HyperX Esports afternoon time Area on the Luxor in Las Vegas. Greater than 4 hours later, there have been nonetheless 5 gamers left.
Outcomes of the WPT Closing Desk Borgata Winter Poker Open
Vinici "Viny" Lima (United States) $ 728,430Dave Farah (United States) $ 485,611Joseph Di Rosa Rojas (Venezuela) $ 359 555Brandon Corridor (United States) $ 268 810Daniel Buzgon (United States) $ 202,940Ian O 'Hara (United States) $ 154,734
Buzgon participated in his third closing desk of WPT, however first in seven years. He got here out in fifth place and remains to be searching for that first elusive World Poker Tour title.
When the heads-up began round 1 am, Farah had accrued a 1.5-1 lead over Lima. At this level, the blinds had been so large that the chip chief solely had 33 large blinds. So, many viewers have most likely thought it could be a fast confrontation. Their assumptions would have been inaccurate.
Lima shortly chipped off this lead, after which the 2 swapped tracks backwards and forwards for some time. The longer term champion lastly moved away, and within the 45th hand of the heads-up and the 236th of the ultimate desk of the marathon, he received a U-turn to complete the match.
Lima is now a member of the World Poker Tour Champions Membership and was admitted to the Champions Match in Might.