Orson Young Wins WPT Online Borgata Poker Open for $195K

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New Jersey's Orson Young won the WPT Online Borgata Open for $195,748.

New Jersey’s Orson ‘Borgotcha’ Young will have his name etched on the Mike Sexton World Poker Tour Champions Cup after taking down the final table of the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network for $195,748.

Young started the evening second in chips, looking up only to Borgata-sponsored pro Daniel Buzgon. But after a briskly paced final table was left with only three players, Young jumped out into a chip lead that he carried to the end.

With the blinds at 500K/1M (125K ante), the action folded to ‘justliberto’ in the small blind and he raised it up to 3.1 million holding AsQs. ‘DoURespectWood’ defended his big blind with the Ts8s leaving themselves just 13 big blinds behind. The flop came AhTh3c and ‘justliberto’ led for 1.8 million and with his middle pair ‘DoURespectWood’ made the call. The 5h came off on the turn and the action checked through. The river brought the Ac and ‘justliberto’ went for it all, and moved all-in for more than enough to cover ‘DoURespectWood’. ‘DoURespectWood’ opted for a call and was shown ‘justliberto’ winning hand. ‘DoURespectWood’ exited in eighth place, good for $24,625.

Fifteen minutes later, a big flip decided the fate of Ryan ‘TheSims’ Hohner. After Buzgon opened from the cutoff with QcJc to 2.5 million, Hohner put in a three-bet on the button to 16.8 million with his AhQd. When it got to Young in the big blind, he four-bet shipped his big stack with the JhJd. Buzgon got out of the way, but with so much in the middle Hohner made the call for the rest of his stack. The board ran out Td9d8s6sKh, keeping Young’s pocket jacks in the lead the whole way and ending Hohner’s night in seventh place for $34,475.

With the blinds up to 600K/1.2M (150K ante), ‘CNC_LY’ open-shipped their stack of 18 million from hijack holding Ac9c. On the button, ‘justliberto’ flatted with his AhKc and both blinds folded. The flop came Ad9d4c and it looked like ‘CNC_LY’ might find a double with the dominated hand. But the Ks came off on the turn, putting ‘justliberto’ back in the lead. The 7h river, shipped the pot to ‘justliberto’ and ‘CNC_LY’ logged off with a score of $47,280 for sixth.

After a break, the blinds climbed to 800K/1.6M (200K ante) and ‘justliberto’ was back to busting people. This time it was ‘betbetbet’. After ‘justliberto’ raised from under the gun to 3.4 million holding AdAc, ‘betbetbet’ raised on the button to 44.1 million, leaving themselves just a few big blinds behind. ‘justliberto’ obliged and raised enough to force ‘betbetbet’ all-in and when they called the pair watched as the board ran out 7c6d3h2h7s and ‘justliberto’s pocket aces brought him another big pot. ‘betbetbet’ was felted in fifth place which was good for $61,070.

During the next level, blinds at 1M/2M (250K ante), ‘FitzroidPoo’ open shoved from the button with their final 18 big blinds holding 5s5c. ‘justliberto’ reshoved from the small blind holding AsQc and the race was on. The flop came Js9h4d, keeping ‘FitzroidPoo’s pocket fives in the lead. When the 7s hit the turn, they were one card away from a critical double. However, the Qd fell on the river and ‘FitzroidPoo’ was done in fourth place for $76,830.

After the next break, Young gathered some steam and sent Buzgon and ‘justliberto’ under 30 big blinds. The blinds climbed again, now at 1.4M/2.8M (350K ante), when Buzgon, who final tabled this event last year, made his final stand. After ‘justliberto’ let go of the button, Buzgon open-shipped his final 20 big blinds holding KcTc. In the big blind, Young wasted no time in calling holding the AsTs. Buzgon was dominated, but things got worse for him when the flop came Qs8s4s, flopping Buzgon dead to the 7h turn and 6h river. Buzgon wrapped up in third place and took home$102,933.

The final hand of the tournament came quickly thereafter. The stacks close to even but Young held and advantage when, on the button, ‘justliberto’ put in a raise to 5.9 million holding Kd9d. Young put in a big three-bet to 23 million with the KhQd, which ‘justliberto’ called. The flop came Ks7c2h and Young bet 12.3 million and ‘justliberto’ made the call. The turn was the 4d and again Young led, this time for 30.8 million. ‘justliberto’, with 106 million behind, just called. The river was the Jh and Young shipped his larger stack and ‘justliberto’ snap-called and saw the better hand. ‘justliberto’ ended up as the runner-up for $135,930 and Orson Young is crowned a WPT champion and took home $195,748.

WPT Online Borgata Poker Open Final Table Results

  1. Orson Young – $195,748
  2. ‘justliberto’ – $135,930
  3. Daniel Buzgon – $102,933
  4. ‘FitzroidPoo’ – $76,830
  5. ‘betbetbet’ – $61,070
  6. ‘CNC_LY’ – $47,280
  7. Ryan Hohner – $34,475
  8. ‘DoURespectWood’ – $24,625