GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week The Poker Palace Summer Championships 2021 PokerStars MICOOP
Event #12: $1,090 Six-Max NLH
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool $236,680
Players 244

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 30,000
Event #12: $1,090 Six-Max NLH
Day 2 Completed

Kevin Javier Wins 2019 BPO Event #12: $1,090 Six-Max NLH ($62,718)

Chad_Holloway • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Kevin Javier
Kevin Javier

The 2019 Borgata Poker Open (BPO) Event #12: $1,090 Six-Max NLH began with 244 runners including some heavy hitters in the world of poker. On Saturday, just 18 returned to action and it was 24-year-old Canadian IT networking student Kevin Javier coming out on top to win it outright for $62,718.

“I feel good. This is my biggest score by far,” said Javier, who came to the Borgata for the first time to play poker with a friend. “I think I played great. Heads up was against a really good player. I just got lucky. The field was full of people with big scores, it was very intimidating.”

Prior to the win, Javier had $58,971 in live tournament earnings with a prior career-best of $26,344, which came last month when he finished seventh in the World Series of Poker Circuit Playground Poker Club Main Event.

One huge hand that helped propel Javier to the win came against three-time Borgata 6-max champ Michael Kemeter with four players remaining. Both men rivered a spade flush using both their down cards but Javier’s was slightly better.

“That was definitely the biggest hand of the tournament,” Javier reflected. “It was just a cooler. He couldn’t do much for his part.”

What’s next for Javier?

“[The WPT] Main Event, looking forward to it,” he said with a big smile.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Kevin Javier$62,718
2Jeff Trudeau$37,277
3Chris O’Neil$28,402
4Michael Kemeter$22,485
5Shiraz Hasan$17,751
6Scott Efron$13,017
7Christian Harder$10,059

Others to cash the tournament were Olivier Busquet (8th - $7,100), Jessica Dawley (9th - $4,142), Justin Liberto (11th - $2,959), Greg Fishberg (14th - $2,367), Joey Couden (17th - $2,367), and Frank Brannan (18th - $2,367).

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Jeff Trudeau Eliminated in 2nd Place ($37,277)

Chad_Holloway • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Jeff Trudeau
Jeff Trudeau

Six-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Jeff Trudeau made a little headway in the heads-up match but his comeback just came up short in a big hand.

It began when Trudeau raised the button to 75,000 and Javier defended to see a {4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{q-Spades} flop. Javier led out for 60,000, Trudeau called, and the {a-Spades} appeared on the turn.

Javier bet again, this time 180,000, and Trudeau called to see the {6-Diamonds} river. Javier bet for the third time making it 740,000 and then snap-called when Trudeau jammed for what looked like 1.5 million.

Kevin Javier: {j-Spades}{7-Spades}
Jeff Trudeau: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Javier had the flush that Trudeau looked to be representing and locked up his first major title. Trudeau exited in second place for $37,277.

Kevin Javier us 4,880,000 880,000
Jeffrey Trudeau us Busted

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Remaining 2019 BPO Qualifier Schedule

Chad_Holloway • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
EventDateTimeBuy-InDescription
35Sat. 9/147 p.m.$700+$50WPT Borgata Championship Qualifier Re-Entry (1 in 5 wins entry to Event 18)
36Sun. 9/151 p.m.$350+$50WPT Borgata Championship Qualifier Re-Entry (1 in 10 wins entry to Event 18)
37Sun. 9/154 p.m.$700+$50WPT Borgata Championship Qualifier Re-Entry (1 in 5 wins entry to Event 18)
38Sun. 9/157 p.m.$350+$50WPT Borgata Championship Qualifier Re-Entry (1 in 10 wins entry to Event 18)
40Mon. 9/166 p.m.$350+$50Last Chance WPT Borgata Championship Qualifier Re-Entry (1 in 10 wins entry to Event 18 - Day 2 entry)
Level:
24
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
30,000

Chris O'Neil Eliminated in 3rd Place ($28,402)

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Chris O'Neil
Chris O'Neil

Start-of-the-day chip leader Chris O'Neil open-jammed for around 500,000 from the button and Jeff Trudeau shoved over the top from the small blind. Kevin Javier got out of the way and O'Neil was in bad shape.

Chris O'Neil: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Jeff Trudeau: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

O'Neil was looking for some major help but didn't even get a sweat as the board ran out a dry {2-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Clubs}.

Chris O'Neil US Busted

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Michael Kemeter Eliminated in 4th Place ($22,485)

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Michael Kemeter
Michael Kemeter

Michael Kemeter is a 6-max master here at Borgata with three titles to his name and a couple of other final table appearances. He had high hopes of capturing his fourth 6-max title but those dreams were just flushed down the drain.

With around 500,000 in the pot and a board reading {6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Spades}, Kemeter bet 325,000 from the big blind and left himself around 500,000 back.

Kevin Javier raised all in from the button and Kemeter wasted little time in calling off.

Michael Kemeter: {6-Spades}{8-Spades}
Kevin Javier: {10-Spades}{4-Spades}

Both players had rivered a spade flush but Javier's was slightly better to give him the monster pot.

Kevin Javier us 3,600,000 1,700,000
Chris O'Neil US 700,000 -250,000
Jeffrey Trudeau us 500,000 -200,000
Michael Kemeter us Busted

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Bottom Pair Good for Kemeter

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Jeff Trudeau raised to 55,000 under the gun and Michael Kemeter defended the big blind to see a {4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop.

Kemeter check-called a bet of 55,000 and then both players checked the {8-Spades} turn as well as the {j-Clubs} river.

"One pair," Kemeter said and showed his {4-Spades}{3-Spades}. It was good as Trudeau sent his hand to the muck.

Michael Kemeter us 1,400,000 300,000
Jeffrey Trudeau us 700,000 -600,000

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Javier Trending Upward

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Kevin Javier limped the small blind and Chris O'Neil checked his option from the big. The {3-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{a-Spades} flop saw Javier bet 25,000 and O'Neil called to see the {9-Spades} turn.

Javier proceeded to check-call a bet of 35,000 before both players checked the {j-Spades} river.

Javier tabled the {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for aces and nines, which was good as O'Neil sent his hand to the muck.

Kevin Javier us 1,900,000 450,000
Chris O'Neil US 950,000 -150,000

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