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The Nightly Turbo: Dwyte Pilgrim Wins WPT Borgata, WCOOP Results, and More

Dwyte Pilgrim

Tonight, we're bringing you enough news to get you through the weekend. Maybe you can use something you learned here to chat up that hottie sitting in the five seat. We've got the scoop on Dwyte Pilgrim's WPT victory, WCOOP results, and more.

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Pilgrim's Victory

The World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Final Table played down to a winner Thursday. When play began at 4:00 p.m. EDT, Ofir Mor was the chip leader. The final six players were all playing for the title and the $733,802 first-place prize, but it seemed that none of them had more to prove than Dwyte Pilgrim.

Pilgrim was chasing the one thing that was eluding him — a major title. Pilgrim has been a staple on the small circuit, winning three World Series of Poker Circuit gold rings, and numerous other events. His lifetime cashes before this event were over $800,000.

The first player to exit the table was Ben Klier who took home $148,427 for his efforts. In fifth place, Pilgrim took out Daniel Makowsky and then Pilgrim finished off Brandon Novena in fourth place. Mor's third-place elimination left Pilgrim heads-up with Kia Mohajeri, held the chip lead going into heads-up play.

On the final hand, all the chips went in the middle on the turn with the board showing {k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Mohajeri showed {k-Spades}{9-Clubs} for two pair, but Pilgrim turned over {q-Hearts}{j-Spades} for the straight. The river brought the {5-Diamonds} sealing the deal for Pilgrim, who for the first time during the final table, was speechless.

Final Table Results

1. Dwyte Pilgrim - $733,802
2. Kia Mohajeri - $440,945
3. Ofir Mor - $266,835
4. Brandon Novena - $223,475
5. Daniel Makowsky - $183,449
6. Ben Klier - $148,427

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The 2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker is in its final stretch. Thursday marked the 19th day of play and saw three different events take place. Thus far, there have been 53 events played with over $43 million in prize money awarded. The results from Events #52, #53 and #54 are as follows:

PokerStars WCOOP 52 - $320 NL Hold'em [Turbo]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300 + $202,379$713,700

PokerStars WCOOP 53 - $530 NL Hold'em [Rebuys]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500 + $30837$1,267,500
3Kevin "KevBoyStar" Stani$122,606.25
6Ricky "rickwaa" Kroesen$52,186.25

* denotes a heads-up deal

PokerStars WCOOP 54 - $2,100 PL Omaha [6-Max, 2-Day]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000 + $100480$960,000.00
PlacePlayerChip Count
5< xllllll><274,025

The PokerStars Blog has all the reports from all of the WCOOP events, and if you're looking for your shot at a bracelet, you should probably sign up for a PokerStars account first.

Doubles Poker Championship Preview

Matches 13 and 14 of the Doubles Poker Championship will air on Saturday night on GSN. So far, only nine of the 32 players have the necessary projected points to move on to the semifinals. Seven players mathematically don't have a chance at making it, so 16 players are in the running for the remaining seven spots.

Some of the match-ups from this week's episode include Huck Seed and Annie Duke, Seed is already a lock with 40 points and Duke is one of the seven who are out, and Jennifer Harman has been paired with Gavin Smith. Chris Ferguson, Toto Leonidas, and Mike Matusow are all in must-win situations to be able to advance.

Interested? Catch the show Sunday at 9 p.m. on GSN for more.

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