Friday, September 21, 2012

WPT BPO: 2nd Place - Burnitz

$3300 + $200 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship NLH

Matthew Burnitz (Bear, DE)

Blinds increased to 250k/500k with 75k ante.

On the first hand of the new level, Matthew Burnitz opened for 1.05 million.

Ben Hamnett announced he was all-in.

Matthew called all-in.

Ben was ahead with KQ off.

Matthew had JT suited.

The board fell Q 8 2 3 5 and it is over!

Ben Hamnett takes the pot with a pair of Queens.

Matthew Burnitz finished in 2nd place, earning $488,850.

Matthew is an IT Engineer and semi-professional poker player, who actually entered this event twice because he busted out during the re-entry period.  He began this final table as the chip leader, but came up just short of the win.

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