Jesse Sylvia emerged victorious at the 2016 WPT Borgata main event in Atlantic City to take home a cool $821,811 in prize money.
The event attracted a strong field of 1,179 led to the creation of a $3,773,979 prize pool.
Thanks to this win, Sylvia took his career earnings to $6,820,468. To make things more special, this was his first win at a major tournament.
Some of the notable names to have earned a return on their investment in the $3,500 WPT Borgata main event was Blair Hinkle in 47th ($10,945), Eli Elezra in 38th ($12,832), Alan Engel in 31st ($14,719), Matt Waxman in 11th ($45,099), and John Racener in 9th ($69,253).
After six days of intense poker action, five players made it to the final table. After a series of eliminations, Sylvia and Zach Gruneberg were left to fight it out for the coveted title.
The 80th hand of the heads-up was the last after moved all-in preflop holding Jh-4h. Gruneberg (As-2c) made the call and had to settle for a second place finish when the board ran Jc-9c-8c-Qs-Kd.
Final Table Results:
1: Jesse Sylvia $821,811
2: Zach Gruneberg $490,617
3: Taha Maruf $300,031
4: Simon Lam $250,970
5: Chris Limo $207,569
6: Farid Jattin $167,942
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