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Borgata Winter Poker Open Heads-Up Event won by Phil Hellmuth

Tags: Borgata Winter Poker Open, Joseph Cappello, Phil Hellmuth.
Posted on 29 January 2019 by "T".

Phil Hellmuth finally obtains his first title since winning his record 15th WSOP bracelet last year.

The Poker Brat beat six players in heads-up showdowns to win the 2019 Borgata Winter Poker Open heads-up event held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was the last man standing in a player field of 64 in Event #16: $1,590 NLHE Heads-Up and bagged $37,248. This is actually Phil Hellmuth's very first Borgata Poker Open trophy.

The final heads-up match was down to Phil Hellmuth versus Joseph Cappello, who battled for almost three hours. Their final hands showed:

Hellmuth had K-9

Cappello had Q-7

The board ran J-J-4-A-3, and Hellmuth's higher ranking cards earned him the title and the pot.

Hellmuth then announced his latest win via Twitter. He was very happy to win this event considering the fact that he was taking a break in between matches to enter day 1A of the World Poker Tour main event at the series.


Final Table Results

Place

Player

Prize

Champion

Phil Hellmuth

$37,248

Finalist

Joseph Cappello

$18,624

Semi-finalist

Ryan Hall

$9,312

Semi-finalist

Olivier Busquet

$9,312

Quarter-finalist

Christopher O’Hara

$4,656

Quarter-finalist

Steven Sarmiento

$4,656

Quarter-finalist

Dylan Gang

$4,656

Quarter-finalist

Michael Vela

$4,656

Source: https://winterpokeropen.blog.theborgata.com/2019/01/28/event-16-phil-hellmuth-wins-the-heads-up-nlh-37248/

 


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6 comments for "Borgata Winter Poker Open Heads-Up Event won by Phil Hellmuth"

 doubletop77729/01/2019 08:44:44 GMT
It's always great to see Phil Hellmuth winning and congratulations to him. You either love or hate this guy, by the way i absolutely love watching him play, and it is not going to be the last tournament he wins. Well done again Phil
 shokaku29/01/2019 09:29:14 GMT
K9o as a starting hand? Really? I don`t even want to imagine the drama that would unfold, if someone should beat Hellmuth with such a weakish starting hand, and he was in the right mood for one of his usual meltdowns.
 Mober29/01/2019 11:42:30 GMT
No matter what they are saying about this player and his temper,
no doubt he is one of the best poker players, with the most WSOP bracelets
on top of it. And the one that follows, not even close, since he is five
bracelets ahead.
Nice to see him back in wins
 dule-vu29/01/2019 13:10:07 GMT
yeah,he can be crazy,mad,he can leave table,he can swear other players,but he know how to play poker and he have so many years of experience!this is nice win for him and nice trophy!money prize is good for this kind of tournament,over 37 K!hope that we will see some good winning from him in this year!
 CALICUL29/01/2019 17:59:53 GMT
Phil Hellmuth is a very good player, we can not deny this and he will earn more money from poker in future.
I did not watch his latest games and i do not know about his temper now.
I think he's calm and when he had some escapes probably was in bad times. Smile
Anyway, he remains a reputable player.
 Tony_MON7ANA23/02/2019 16:25:15 GMT
Huge congratulations to Phil Hellmuth on winning the Borgata Winter Poker Open heads-up tournament! Heads-up poker is the purest form of the poker game and is one of my favorite game types. I prefer heads-up no-limit hold'em cash games over heads-up no-limit hold'em tournaments because there is always (unless you are extremely short-stacked) plenty of room for post-flop play.

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