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Event #20: $1,560 Purple Chip Bounty

Event Info

Players 59

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 20,000
Event #20: $1,560 Purple Chip Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Michael Wang Wins BFPO Purple Chip Bounty NLH ($20,029)

TKBluffs • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Michael Wang
Michael Wang

The 2019 Borgata Fall Poker Open Event #20 $1,560 Purple Chip Bounty NLH drew a total of 59 entries creating a prize pool of over $57,000. When the smoke cleared World Series of Poker bracelet winner Michael Wang was the last man standing.

It was anything but a smooth ride for Wang at the final table after he took two brutal beats. His pocket aces were first cracked by Chun Li's pocket tens in an all-in preflop confrontation.

Just a few hands later, Wang's pocket kings were cracked by the pocket sevens of James Tarantino, but Wang kept his composure.

Wang brought a massive chip lead into heads-up play and after just a few hands he was holding his second Borgata Poker Open trophy.

Wang takes home $20,029 for his victory and he has now earned over $2,500,000 throughout his career. Below is a full look at the final table results.

Event #20 Final Table Results

1Michael Wang$20,029
2Brian Altman$10,874
3James Tarantino$6,868
4Mark Steinberg$5,151
5Chun Li$4,006
6Arian Stolt$3,434
7Mike Marder$2,862
8Jaime DeGennaro$2,289
9Richard Cohen$1,717

Tags: Michael Wang

Brian Altman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($10,874)

TKBluffs • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Brian Altman
Brian Altman

Michael Wang moved all in and Brian Altman called for his last 320,000.

Michael Wang: {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Brian Altman: {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Wang paired his nine on the turn to send Altman to the rail.

The two players shook hands and Altman is our Purple Chip Bounty NLH runner-up earning $10,874 for his second place finish.

Tags: Brian AltmanMichael Wang

Wang Extends His Lead

TKBluffs • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Michael Wang
Michael Wang

Brian Altman raised to 46,000 from the small blind and Brian Altman called from the big blind. They went heads up to the {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop and both players checked.

The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and again both players knuckled the felt.

The river was the {6-Hearts} and Altman fired out a bet of 40,000. Wang raised to 180,000 and Altman instantly fired his hand into the muck.

Wang dragged in the pot and he extends his chip lead with just three players remaining.

Michael Wang us 750,000 255,000
Brian Altman us 410,000 10,000

Tags: Brian AltmanMichael Wang


Mark Steinberg Eliminated in 4th Place ($5,151)

TKBluffs • Level 21: 8,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
Mark Steinberg with son Ryan looking on
Mark Steinberg with son Ryan looking on

Mark Steinberg raised to 45,000 from the small blind and Brian Altman moved all in from the big blind.

Steinberg called for his last 130,000 turning over {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts} but he was dominated by Altman's {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}.

The board ran {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Steinberg was eliminated in fourth place earning $5,151 for his efforts.

Brian Altman us 400,000 20,000
Mark Steinberg US Busted

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Taking a Break

TKBluffs • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The players are now on a 15-minute color up break. We will pick back up on all of the live final table action when play resumes.

Chun Li Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,006)

TKBluffs • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Chun Li
Chun Li

A short stacked Chun Li got his last 70,000 all in pre-flop holding {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} against the {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts} of Michael Wang.

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Wang improved to two pair to score the knockout.

Wang moves into the lead with four players remaining and Li is our fifth place finisher taking home $4,006 for his efforts.

Michael Wang us 495,000 90,000
Chun Li us Busted

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