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Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 18: Alan Colon Wins Event #23

Alan Colon

On Friday, the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open closed out with the final event of the series, Event #23: $230 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. After a 15-hour day of play, Alan Colon was awarded the top prize of $14,122. Colon was one of five players who participated in a five-way chop to end the tournament and in the end he was given the trophy and the largest slice of the pie.

Final Table Payouts

1Alan Colon$14,122*
2Esteban Rodriguez$8,323*
3Walt White$4,792*
4Alan Cohen$3,884*
5Victoria Larkin$3,026*
6Jesse Elliott$2,522
7Ron Rhoads$2,018
8Richard Marchese$1,513
9Michael Meehan$1,009

*Prize does not reflect five-handed deal

The top 27 players in the field received a payday with a min-cash being worth $454. As the day wore on, the final table was eventually reached with Jesse Elliott sitting on the biggest stack at the final ten.

Michael Meehan was the first casualty of the official final table. His path downward began when he moved all in from early position for 266,000. Ron Rhoads called all in for less from the small blind and the hands were tabled. Rhoads held {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and was up against Meehan's {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. The board ran out {10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{J-Diamonds}, giving Rhoads a winning pair of jacks to survive and crippling Meehan in the process. Soon after, Meehan busted to Walt White when his {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} failed to improve against White's {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}.

Soon after, Richard Marchese was eliminated when his {Q-Spades}{10-Spades} failed to improve against White's {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. The board ran out {9-Spades}{7}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and White's ladies held to score the elimination. Marchese collected $1,513 for his efforts.

Despite his earlier double up, Rhoads was the next player to make his way to the rail. On his final hand, Victoria Larkin opened with a raise from the button. Rhoads jammed all in over the top from the small blind and found calls from Alan Cohen in the big blind as well as Larkin. The two active players checked it down so the completed board read {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Rhoads showed {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for ace high but was ultimately bested by Cohen's {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} for a better ace high.

Elliott, who came into the final table with the chip lead, was the next player to fall and the last player to eliminated before the deal. He moved all in before the flop with {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} and was racing with Esteban Rodriguez's {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Rodriguez flopped a nine and was able to crippled Elliott in the process. The very next hand, Elliott found himself all in with {4-}{4-} against Larkin's {3-}{3-}. Larkin was able to find a third trey and scored the elimination.

From there, the final five players worked out a deal and Colon was awarded the top prize.

That's a wrap for all of the tournament coverage from the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open. While one tournament may have come to an end, there are plenty more to follow along here at PokerNews. Be sure to head over to the Live Reporting page to check out the conclusions of both the Main Event and High Roller tournaments at the European Poker Tour Deauville!

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