After 5 days of play, the final six players from a field of 1,226 entries returned for the 2014 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open final table on Friday. Kane Kalas was the massive chip leader when the cards were in the air and he was responsible for four eliminations before meeting his match heads-up: 27-year-old poker pro Darren Elias.
Elias, who played his third televised WPT final table, earned the biggest payday of his career ($843,744) after eliminating Kalas in the final battle for the title. Besides the prize money, he was awarded a seat in the season-ending WPT World Championship!
Final table results:
1st: Darren Elias - $843,744 2nd: Kane Kalas - $500,364 3rd: Jose Serratos - $308,067 4th: Aaron Overton - $259,012 5th: Blake Bohn - $213,999 6th: Ray Qartomy - $174,637
A growing promise in the poker world. That final heads up must have been very good, battling against someone who just sent home four of the final six is hard... and winning him must be a stupendous feeling! Will Elias be noticed in the WPT World Championship? I guess he will!