Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
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
|1||Men "The Master" Nguyen||$50,000*|
*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.
The remaining three players are now taking a 15-minute break.
Alex Luxenberg opened to 275,000 from the button and Men Nguyen defended his big to see the flop. Both players checked through to the turn card and Nguyen tapped the table once more to Luxenberg who bet 475,000.
Nguyen called and the completed the board. Both checked, Nguyen tabled , giving him a pair of fours and it was good as Luxenberg mucked his hand, sending the pot to Nguyen.
Men Nguyen opened to 480,000 from the small blind, Alex Luxenberg defended his big blind and the dealer spread out on the flop.
Nguyen continued for 300,000 and Luxenberg called to see the turn card. Nguyen fired in 900,000, Luxenberg again called and the completed the board.
Both players checked, Nguyen tabled and Luxneberg mucked, shipping the pot to Nguyen.
Pearce-Christian Arnold moved all in for around 1,200,000 and Men Nguyen called, putting Arnold at risk of elimination.
The flop came down and Arnold needed to hit or his day would be coming to an end. An peeled off on the turn, leaving him with one more chance for romance but the was not it as Nguyen pulled in the pot, eliminating another player from the tournament.
Alex Luxenberg opened to 275,000 from the button, Men Nguyen called in the big blind and the flop came down . Nguyen check-called a bet of 375,000 and the peeled off on the turn.
Nguyen checked to Luxenberg, he bet 650,000 and again Nguyen called. The landed on the river and both players checked. Nguyen tabled for two pair and Luxenberg mucked, shipping the pot to Nguyen.