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Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 16: Devon MacPherson Wins Event #21 for $42,768

Devon MacPherson

Wednesday saw the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open continue with Event #21: $100,000 Guarantee Deep Stack NLHE Re-Entry. The tournament attracted one of the largest fields seen at the Borgata this series with 1,002 total entrants. After a marathon of poker that ended almost 23 hours after it began, it was Devon MacPherson who conquered the field and laid claim to $42,768 in first-place prize money.

Final Table Payouts

1Devon MacPherson$42,768
2Nicholas Febbraio$25,698
3Satish Surapaneni$15,551
4Ken Munroe$13,024
5Joseph Langsan$10,691
6Mikey Olarte$8,650
7Jeremiah McKenna$6,901
8Sergio Vigano$5,248
9Steve McManus$3,596

Steve McManus was the first player to fall once the final table was reached. He found himself all in with the {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts} before the flop but was ultimately unable to catch up to Nicholas Fabbraio's {J-}{J-}. Following McManus out the door was Sergio Vigano who fell in eighth place. On his final hand, Vigano found himself all in with the {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} before the flop. He was crushed by Satish Surapaneni's {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and exited after a runout of {K-Clubs}{A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}.

Jeremiah McKenna was the next to go, moving all in before the flop for roughly 1 million in chips. MacPherson snapped him off and the hands were tabled.

McKenna: {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
MacPherson: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The board came down {J-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{K-Clubs} and McKenna was eliminated in seventh place for $6,901.

From there, Mikey Olarte was the next to go after his {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} could not best Joseph Langsan's {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades} before the flop. Soon after, Langsan was eliminated in fifth by eventual champion MacPherson. Langsan open-shipped all in with the {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and MacPherson woke up in the big blind with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

Langsan was behind but did improve on the {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} flop. Unfortunately it was not enough improvement and he was sent packing after the {2-Clubs} on the turn and the {J-Hearts} on the river.

MacPherson made quick work of Ken Munroe soon after. Munroe was all in with the {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs} before the flop but could not best MacPherson's ace-jack. He fell in fourth for $13,024.

Surapaneni found himself short-stacked during three-handed play and moved all in from the small blind with the {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. MacPherson called with the {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and was looking to improve and score yet another elimination. The {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop gave Surapaneni outs to make a heart flush and kept him in the lead in the hand. But MacPherson paired up on the {3-Spades} turn and ultimately score the elimination when the {K-Clubs} paired the board on the river.

Surapaneni's elimination left MacPherson and Febbraio heads up for the title. On the final hand, MacPherson min-raised the button and Febbraio shipped all in over the top. MacPherson quickly called.

Febbraio: {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
MacPherson: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}

The two were racing for Febbraio's tournament life and MacPherson's shot at the title. The final board fell {Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, allowing MacPherson's fours to hold to clinch the victory.

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