The World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open was concluded a little while ago with the final table of six having been played out until there was just one player remaining. Despite a strong push from PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst, it was Anthony Zinno that finished the event with all of the chips.
He took down a score of $825,099, the title and of course all of the bragging rights that come along with being a WPT champion.
Thanks everyone for the support. I ran super good to get heads up and it wasn’t meant to be. Huge congrats to Anthony, such a stand up guy.
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) September 21, 2013
The day started with Cong Pham as the chip leader, a lead that he had for the past two days of the event. As the day panned out though, it was a lead that he was eventually to lose which ended up with him finishing in third place.
Before he was eliminated we saw Eric Fields, David Randall and Jeremy Kottler evicted from the event. This left us with an intense heads up battle between one of the world’s very best players in Vanessa Selbst and a seasoned and experienced pro in Anthony Zinno.
Selbst was actually ahead when that heads up session started, but she couldn’t maintain it and was eventually pegged back by Zinno. He doubled up in a massive hand which saw his As-10c overpower the Ac-8c of his opponent.
It then only took a further nine hands for Zinno to finish Selbst off as the chips went into the middle, with Selbst holding the Ks-10c and Zinno the Ac-6d. Selbst didn’t get lucky and Zinno was revealed as the latest WPT champion.
Along with the $825,099, he was awarded a $25,500 seat in the season ending World Poker Tour World Championship.
How It Finished
1st) Anthony Zinno – $825,099
2nd) Vanessa Selbst – $492,569
3rd) Cong Pham – $301,225
4th) Jeremy Kottler – $251,968
5th) David Randall – $208,394
6th) Eric Fields – $168,610
With this event now finished, we await the start of the European Poker Tour London in a week and a bits time. Make sure you catch up with us throughout that event as we follow all of the intense poker action. We certainly cannot wait.