Brian Hewitt Wins Event 14: $1,650 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em ($37,248)
Brian Hewitt took down a 64-player bracket to win the $1,650 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em even here at Borgata Winter Poker Open. His efforts netted him a cool $37,248. He topped a field that included notable runners Matt Stout, Christian Harder, Adam Friedman, Joe Mckeehen, Aaron Massey, Nick Guagenti, Matt Matros, Aaron Steury, David Einhorn, John Racener, Dan Buzgon, Kevin Eyster, Andy Hwang, and Alex Queen. Remarkably, Hewitt pulled off the win without dropping a single game in the best-of-three format.
Stout, Joseph Stiers, Torrey Korsog, Ernie Lewis, Steve Sarmiento, James Routos, Adam Shulman, and Hewitt made the final eight and the money and came back for Day 2. It was Lewis, Sarmiento, Hewitt and Stiers advancing, before Hewitt topped Sarmiento and Stiers bested Lewis, both 2-0.
Hewitt finished off the tournament in style, spiking a set with nines against Stiers' sixes on the final hand. Hewitt's previous best cash was for just over $1,000. All of his live cashes have come here at the Borgata.
As for Stiers, it was his second runner-up finish, after he cashed for $6,266 in a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament a few days ago.