After winning the WPT Borgata Poker Open Tournament, Guo Liang Chen has become the fresh face and the newest member of the World Poker Tour Champions Club (WPTCC).
He has conquered a field of 1,132 players for a first-place and won the prize amount of $789,058. He raised the trophy after playing for long hours on Friday for his biggest cash in terms of magnitude previously he had $40,000 total.
In the process, Chen repudiated legend of the tournament and former November Niner Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy his very first title of WPT. Josephy fell to the fifth position after coming short into the final table. In the WPT Main Event, till date it remains his strongest finish.
The results of official final table
• First, Guo Liang Chen won the prize amount of $789,058.
• Second, Gregory Weber won the prize amount of $471,059.
• Third, Jia Liu won the prize amount of $288,071.
• Fourth, Matt Parry won the prize amount of $240,965.
• Fifth, Cliff Josephy won the prize amount of $199,294.
• Sixth, Thomas Paul won the prize amount of $161,247.
Daniel Strelitz, Steve Sung, Maurice Hawkins, WSOP Main Event champ Ben Zamani, Scott Blumstein, Andy Spears, Johanssy Joseph and Shaun Deeb were some of the prominent players who tried for 110 paid places, however fell short of the final table.
Nick Palma, the strong opponent of Chen, with a three-outer on the river doubled through him once, after that, another shot was taken by Chen which eliminated him by calling 12 big blinds button ship. Palma then showed up with and he bubbled the final table of the event when Chen ran a flush.
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