2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #22: $5,100 High Roller
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $5,100
Prize Pool $373,450
Players 77

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 14
Event #22: $5,100 High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Jonathan Dokler Takes Down 2020 BWPO $5,100 High Roller for $100,892!

MartianNews • Level 24: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
High Roller Champion Jonathan Dokler
High Roller Champion Jonathan Dokler

On Wednesday, 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open crowned a winner in Event #22: $5,100 High Roller after Jonathan Dokler emerged atop a 77-entry field to take down his first Borgata trophy and a $100,892 first-place prize.

It was Dokler's biggest cash of his career by a large margin with his previous best being about half the buy-in for the tournament. That inexperience didn't stop the Westlake, Ohio native as he handled himself with great composure, besting a star-studded field that included the likes of Faraz Jaka, Will Givens, Upeshka De Silva, Byron Kaverman, and Paul Volpe. Dokler may not have the accolades that some of his opponents had but he showed no fear when it came to his play and ran pure when he needed to, finishing on top of a talented group of players.

Qi Hu almost took home his second Borgata trophy of the series but came up just short as he finished in second for a respectable $70,956. The Canadian coasted through from the final six until heads-up, watching Dokler send player after player home. Once the two were the only ones left it was a mighty task for Hu, who earlier in the series won the heads-up tournament, to catch up as he was down almost seven to one in the chip counts. Hu came back and held onto the lead for a bit but Dokler quickly took back over with a pair of queens. A lead that he did not give back as he sent Hu out the door in second in a coin flip.

Event #22: $5,100 High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jonathan DoklerUnited States$100,829
2Qi HuCanada$70,956
3Nitis UdornpimUnited States$48,549
4Anton WiggSweden$33,611
5Robert BrobynUnited States$28,009
6Jonathan GilliamUnited States$22,407
7Justin LibertoUnited States$18,673
8Elia AhmadianUnited States$16,805
9Chris SparksUnited States$13,071

Final Day Action

The tournament drew a total of 77 entries on Day 1 and by the time the second day was ready to go only 14 remained with the top 11 finding a payday. Many would think that being close to the money would tighten up play but not in this high roller as the players were full of action and it showed taking just two hours to reach the money. Jerry Wong earned the unwanted title of bubble boy, getting one-pipped by Hu's ace-eight.

Once the bubble burst the action intensified even more and it was Omar Saeed taking the first exit when he moved all in with a pair of fives against the king-eight of Anton Wigg, who flopped two pair. Saeed failed to catch up and was eliminated in eleventh place. Brent Roberts started the day on the shorter end of things but quickly built a stack, only to have it go into the hands of Nitis Udornpim. Udornpim was faced with a hefty raise from Roberts and looked down at ace-king, he elected to push Roberts all-in and he obliged, calling with jack-nine. Udornpim flopped a king and the rest is history.

One of the bigger stacks to start the day was Chris Sparks but after a card dead few hours of play, he found himself short and in need of a double. Wigg opened from the cutoff and Sparks moved his remaining stack into the middle, Wigg called tabling jack-nine of diamonds and Sparks showed king-ten off. The flop was clean but a nine turn was the demise of Sparks who took a walk to the payout desk. Elia Ahmadian was the next to take an exit when his pocket queens fell to the ace-jack of Robert Brobyn.

Brett Apter, Brock Wilson, Michael Rossito, Stephen Song Celebrate with Jonathan Dokler
Brett Apter, Brock Wilson, Michael Rossito, Stephen Song Celebrate with Jonathan Dokler

Justin Liberto came into the final table near the top but suddenly ran dry and saw his stack dwindle down. He saw Wigg open from the button and elected to shove with pocket fives. Wigg called with ace-queen and hit both of his cards during the runout, sending Liberto out in seventh. Udornpim moved his stack into the middle with king-ten over the top of a button raise by Jonathan Gilliam and he called with sevens. Udornpim turned a straight, leaving Gilliam with just under two bigs and he lost during the very next hand.

Wigg came into the day with the lead and found his way back near the top after a rocky start to the day. He eventually shoved all in with king-jack but unfortunately ran into the aces of Dokler. Wigg failed to catch up and was eliminated in fourth. Udornpim played a solid day of poker but could not match the run-good of Dokler who rivered a full house against Udornpim's turned straight, sending him out the door in third place.

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event but tune in now for all of the updates on the $3,500 WPT BWPO Championship.

Tags: Anton WiggBrent RobertsByron KavermanElia AhmadianFaraz JakaJerry WongJonathan DoklerJonathan GilliamJustin LibertoNitis UdornpimOmar SaeedPaul VolpeQi HuRobert BrobynUpeshka De SilvaWill Givens

Qi Hu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($70,956)

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Qi Hu
Qi Hu

Qi Hu limped from the button and Jonathan Dokler moved all in for more than enough to cover Hu. The Canadian took his time but in the end, he pushed in his 2,365,000 stack, calling.

Qi Hu: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Jonathan Dokler: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The dealer fanned out {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} on the flop, giving Dokler a commanding lead with his flopped pair of jacks.

A {4-Hearts} peeled off on the turn, bringing a flush draw to life for Hu but the {9-Diamonds} failed to complete it as he was eliminated in second for a respectable $70,956.

Congratulations to Jonathan Dokler on taking down this event for $100,892 along with his first Borgata trophy.

A recap of the tournament will be posted shortly, along with results.

Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
us 7,700,000 2,400,000
Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca Busted

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Dokler Takes the Lead

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Qi Hu opened and Jonathan Dokler moved all in, totaling 2,595,000. Hu called and the two turned over their cards.

Jonathan Dokler: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Qi Hu: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

The board came down {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Dokler's ladies held on for the pot, doubling through Hu to take the lead.

Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
us 5,300,000 3,000,000
Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 2,400,000 -3,000,000

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Dokler Battles Back

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Qi Hu called on the button, Jonathan Dokler checked behind and the dealer spread out {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts} on the flop. Dokler check-called a bet of 120,000 and the {j-Clubs} peeled off as a turn card.

Both players checked to the {9-Hearts} river where Dokler bet 150,000 and Hu called. Dokler tabled {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for a boat and Hu mucked, shipping the pot to Dokler.

Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 5,400,000 -700,000
Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
us 2,300,000 700,000

Tags: Jonathan DoklerQi Hu

Level:
24
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Hu Takes the Lead

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Jonathan Dokler opened to 275,000 from the button, Qi Hu defended his big blind and the dealer spread out {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades} on the flop. Hu check-called a bet of 400,000 and the {4-Diamonds} landed as a turn card.

Both players checked to the {k-Hearts} river, Hu checked again and Dokler pushed in 675,000. Hu check-raised to 2,100,000 and Dokler instantly mucked, shipping the pot and lead to Hu.

Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 5,150,000 1,300,000
Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
us 2,550,000 -1,300,000

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Hu Evens the Playing Field

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The flop read {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and action checked to Qi Hu, he bet 150,000 and Jonathan Dokler called. An {a-Spades} peeled off on the turn, action fell on Hu and again he bet, this time for 350,000.

Dokler called and the {k-Diamonds} completed the board. Dokler tapped to Hu who bet 700,000 and Dokler quickly mucked, shipping another pot to Hu.

Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 3,850,000 850,000
Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
us 3,850,000 -850,000

Tags: Jonathan DoklerQi Hu

Hu Finds Himself on the Winning End of a Cooler

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The floped read {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts} when Qi Hu bet 200,000 and Jonathan Dokler check-called to see the {5-Spades} turn card. Dokler bet 125,000 and Hu raised to 400,000 almost instantly.

Dokler pushed all in and Hu snap-called for his remaining 1,250,000. Dokler tabled {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for three nickels but was behind when Hu showed his {j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, giving him the same three fives but with a higher kicker.

A {j-Hearts} completed the board, sending the pot to Hu and his boat, doubling through Dokler.

Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
us 4,700,000 -950,000
Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 3,000,000 950,000

Tags: Jonathan DoklerQi Hu