Jeff Madsen Takes Down 2010 Borgata Winter Open Championship

Published on 2010-02-06 08:41:00

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa - Logo - Black and whiteJeff Madsen took down the 2010 Borgata Winter Open Championship earlier today, collecting a little over $625k in the process.

This was the third major "live" tournament victory of Madsen's young career, and he now has a little over $3 million dollars in lifetime tournament cashes to his name. Madsen burst on to the scene when he won two World Series of Poker bracelets in 2006 (in the $2k NLHE and $5k Short Handed NLHE events), as well as finishing in third place in another WSOP event that same year ($2k Limit Omaha Hi/Lo).

A total of 766 players took part in the $3,300 Championship event. This was well down from last year's field of over 1,000 players, but still a very respectable number, given the fact that many players were in Australia for the 2010 Aussie Millions.

Here is how the final table finished out:

1. Jeff Madsen, $625,006
2. Sirous Jamshidi, $367,794
3. Tom Marchese, $190,027
4. Barkley Hamilton, $165,508
5. Nick Kamen, $140,988
6. Al Grimes, $116,468
7. Dave Fox, $91,949
8. Ross Mallor, $67,429
9. Chan Pelton, $49,039
10. Matt Matros, $31,876

Jeff Madsen was extremely lucky not to be eliminated early on at the final table after getting involved in a huge pot with Al Grimes.

The two players, who had two of the biggest stacks at the time, got all-in pre-flop and showed:

Madsen: Ah-Kh
Grimes: Kc-Kd

The flop was a safe one for Grimes, as it came 4h-Qc-9d.

The turn was the 3h, which gave Madsen some additional outs in the form of a flush draw.

The river was the Qh, completing Madsen's flush and nearly knocking Grimes out of the tournament. Grimes was eliminated in sixth place a short while later.

Heads-up play between Madsen and Jamshidi lasted nearly two hours, as the two began play with nearly an equal amount of chips. Jamshidi was slowly ground down by Madsen, and was eventually forced to push with Qs-2s. Madsen called with Kh-10d after a bit of thought, and wrapped up the title after the Kd fell on the turn.

Congratulations to Jeff Madsen on his victory.


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