Saturday, February 5, 2011

Champion - Vadim Shlez

Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship

Vadim Shlez (Manalapan, NJ)

With a commanding chip lead it only takes Vadim Shlez 15 minutes to beat LJ Sande in heads up play to take down the Borgata Winter Open Championship and the more than $500,000 first prize.

The final hand:

Shlez: A♠ 8
Sande: K♠ 7♠

Flop: A♣ 5 4♠ (Shlez pair of aces)
Turn: 10
River: 2

Once Shlez flops an ace, Sande is drawing slim and the tournament is over. Shlez takes down the title, while Sande finishes second for $310,273.