Live Events 1
Event #4: $400 Saturday Series Deepstack
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Players 741

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 200,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 741

Highlights

Highlights

Event #4: $400 Saturday Series Deepstack
Day 1 Completed

Men "The Master" Nguyen Takes Down Saturday Series for $50,000!

MartianNews • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Event #4: $400 Saturday Series Champion Men "The Master" Nguyen
Event #4: $400 Saturday Series Champion Men "The Master" Nguyen

On Saturday night, the 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open completed Event #4: $400 Saturday Series and it was none other than Men "The Master" Nguyen besting the 741-entry field, taking home the trophy, along with a $50,000 first-place prize.

Nguyen is one of the most known poker players to ever hit the felt, boasting over $11 million in live career earnings with seven WSOP bracelets. This is just a drop in the bucket as far as money goes but he did acquire a new feat, taking home a prestigious Borgata trophy to put on his mantle.

A long day of play saw just three remain at the early hours of the day as Nguyen, Eric Valerio and Alex Lunenberg battled it out for a level before taking a break to discuss an adjusted payout deal. The three agreed on a deal and Nguyen brought in the largest chunk for himself, taking $50,000. Luxenberg took $33,000 for his efforts and Valerio pulled in $30,077 for his part of the deal.

Event #4: $400 Saturday Series Results

PlacePlayerPayout
1Men "The Master" Nguyen$50,000*
2Alex Luxenberg$33,000*
3Eric Valerio$30,077*
4Pearce-Christian Arnold$17,107
5Yousef Zeibaq$13,836
6[Removed:252]$11,321
7Shane Robinson$9,057
8John Kim$6,918

*Denotes three-handed deal.

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event but tune in tomorrow for three tournaments the Borgata has slated.

Tags: Alex LuxenbergEric ValerioMen Nguyen

Level:
31
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
200,000

Break Time

MartianNews • Level 30: 80,000-150,000, 150,000 ante

The remaining three players are now taking a 15-minute break.

Nguyen Keeps Stacking Chips

MartianNews • Level 30: 80,000-150,000, 150,000 ante

Alex Luxenberg opened to 275,000 from the button and Men Nguyen defended his big to see the {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop. Both players checked through to the {6-Hearts} turn card and Nguyen tapped the table once more to Luxenberg who bet 475,000.

Nguyen called and the {7-Clubs} completed the board. Both checked, Nguyen tabled {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, giving him a pair of fours and it was good as Luxenberg mucked his hand, sending the pot to Nguyen.

Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 13,000,000 375,000
Alex Luxenberg US
Alex Luxenberg
US 2,350,000 -600,000

Tags: Alex LuxenbergMen Nguyen

Nguyen Extracts from Luxenberg

MartianNews • Level 30: 80,000-150,000, 150,000 ante

Men Nguyen opened to 480,000 from the small blind, Alex Luxenberg defended his big blind and the dealer spread out {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} on the flop.

Nguyen continued for 300,000 and Luxenberg called to see the {2-Hearts} turn card. Nguyen fired in 900,000, Luxenberg again called and the {a-Hearts} completed the board.

Both players checked, Nguyen tabled {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Luxneberg mucked, shipping the pot to Nguyen.

Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 10,400,000 100,000
Alex Luxenberg US
Alex Luxenberg
US 4,925,000 -925,000

Tags: Alex LuxenbergMen Nguyen

Level:
30
Blinds:
80,000/150,000
Ante:
150,000

Pearce-Christian Arnold Eliminated in 4th Place ($17,107)

MartianNews • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Pearce-Christian Arnold
Pearce-Christian Arnold

Pearce-Christian Arnold moved all in for around 1,200,000 and Men Nguyen called, putting Arnold at risk of elimination.

Pearce-Christian Arnold: {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Men Nguyen: {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

The flop came down {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Arnold needed to hit or his day would be coming to an end. An {a-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn, leaving him with one more chance for romance but the {5-Diamonds} was not it as Nguyen pulled in the pot, eliminating another player from the tournament.

Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 10,300,000 1,100,000
Pearce-Christian Arnold US
Pearce-Christian Arnold
US Busted

Tags: Men NguyenPearce-Christian Arnold

Nguyen Starting to Pull Away

MartianNews • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Alex Luxenberg opened to 275,000 from the button, Men Nguyen called in the big blind and the flop came down {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Nguyen check-called a bet of 375,000 and the {9-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn.

Nguyen checked to Luxenberg, he bet 650,000 and again Nguyen called. The {a-Diamonds} landed on the river and both players checked. Nguyen tabled {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for two pair and Luxenberg mucked, shipping the pot to Nguyen.

Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 9,200,000 2,490,000
Alex Luxenberg US
Alex Luxenberg
US 5,850,000 -1,495,000
Eric Valerio us
Eric Valerio
us 2,300,000 -645,000

Tags: Alex LuxenbergMen Nguyen