JAMES ANDERSON WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (LIVE STREAM) PROFILE

James Anderson

James Anderson

Career Stats

Earnings $469,808
Cashes 2
Final Tables 1
Titles 0
Tournaments Played 5

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
31,260,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 3
853,000

Day 4
7,830,000

Day 4-
2nd

 

Hand #124: Andy Hwang Wins the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open! ($730,053)

Level 35: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

James Anderson moves all in for 3,175,000, and Andy Hwang calls with Aspade6spade. Anderson turns over 10heart8spade, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes KheartJspade6club5spade4spade, and Andy Hwang wins the pot -- and the WPT title -- with an ace-high flush.

James Anderson finishes as the runner-up, earning $438,698.

Andy Hwang wins the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, earning $730,053 and a WPT Trophy. That prize money includes his $25,500 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship.

Congratulations, Andy Hwang!

1st:  Andy Hwang  -  $730,053
2nd:  James Anderson  -  $438,698
3rd:  Mike Gogliormella  -  $265,475
4th:  Matt Haugen  -  $222,336
5th:  Jeremy Druckman  -  $182,514
6th:  Matthew Salsberg  -  $147,671

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Andy Hwang Hwang, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
06:37 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #121: Andy Hwang Opens Up an 8-to-1 Chip Lead

Level 35: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

Andy Hwang min-raises to 500,000, James Anderson reraises to 1,025,000, and Hwang calls. The flop comes Kclub7diamond5spade, Anderson bets 1,150,000, and Hwang calls. The turn is the 3heart, Anderson bets 1,950,000, and Hwang calls.

The river is the 2club, Anderson checks, Hwang bets 4,075,000, and Anderson calls.

Hwang shows Kdiamond8diamond  to win the pot with a pair of kings, and Anderson mucks.

James Anderson  -  3,200,000  (12 bb)
Andy Hwang  -  27,950,000  (112 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Andy Hwang Hwang, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
06:30 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #101: Mike Gogliormella Out in 3rd Place ($265,475)

Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Mike Gogliormella moves all in from the button for 1,850,000, and James Anderson calls from the big blind with AspadeJdiamond. Gogliormella turns over Kdiamond3club, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 8club4heart4spade10spadeAdiamond, and Anderson wins the pot with two pair, aces and fours, to eliminate Mike Gogliormella in third place.

Mike Gogliormella  -  Out in 3rd Place  ($265,475)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Mike Gogliormella, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
05:59 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #97: Matt Haugen Out in 4th Place ($222,336)

Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Matt Haugen moves all in under the gun for 2,550,000, and James Anderson calls from the button with KspadeQspade. Haugen turns over QclubJdiamond, and he's dominated as he faces elimination.

The board comes 8diamond5diamond2spade2diamond8spade, and Anderson wins the pot with his king kicker to eliminate Matt Haugen in fourth place.

Matt Haugen  -  Out in 4th Place ($222,336)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Matt Haugen, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
05:53 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #81: Jeremy Druckman Out in 5th Place ($182,514)

Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

James Anderson raises from the cutoff to 425,000, Mike Gogliormella calls from the button, and Jeremy Druckman moves all in from the big blind for 4,875,000. Anderson moves all in over the top, and Gogliormella folds.

Druckman turns over Adiamond10heart, but he'll need to improve to stay alive against Anderson's KdiamondKspade.

The board comes Kclub8diamond4diamond5club2diamond, and Anderson wins the pot with a set of kings to eliminate Druckman in fifth place.

Jeremy Druckman  -  Out in 5th Place ($182,514)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeremy Druckman, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
05:05 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #76: Mike Gogliormella Doubles Thru James Anderson

Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

James Anderson raises from the cutoff to 425,000, Mike Gogliormella moves all in from the button for 1,725,000, and Anderson calls with Kheart7heart. Gogliormella turns over Aspade10heart, and he'll need it to hold to stay alive.

The board comes 10spade8spade7spade8heart6spade, and Gogliormella wins the pot with two pair, tens and eights, to double up in chips.

Mike Gogliormella  -  3,875,000  (19 bb)
James Anderson  -  8,325,000  (41 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Mike Gogliormella, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
04:54 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #71: Matthew Salsberg Out in 6th Place ($147,671)

Level 33: 75,000-150,000, 20,000 ante

Matthew Salsberg moves all in under the gun for 1,555,000, and James Anderson calls from the cutoff with Aspade9diamond. Salsberg turns over 6diamond6heart, and he'll need it to hold to stay alive.

The board comes JdiamondJspade9heartQclub9spade, and Anderson wins the pot with a full house, nines full of jacks, to eliminate Matthew Salsberg in sixth place.

James Anderson  -  7,835,000  (52 bb)
Matthew Salsberg  -  Out in 6th Place ($147,671)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Matt Salsberg, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
04:34 PM, 02/01/13

WPT Player Bio: James Anderson

Level 33: 75,000-150,000, 20,000 ante

5707a Jim Anderson
Seat 4:  JAMES ANDERSON  -  7,830,000  (78 bb)

James Anderson enters today’s final table in second chip position. He is a 26-year-old poker professional who has been playing for six years. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Ohio. He has over $800,000 in career earnings and his largest previous cash was a first-place finish at a World Series of Poker Circuit regional championship event at the Horseshoe Hammond casino that was good for $525,449. This is his first WPT final table.

Sorted In: James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
04:24 PM, 02/01/13

Hand #7: Matthew Salsberg Doubles Thru James Anderson

Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

James Anderson raises from the hijack to 210,000, Matthew Salsberg moves all in from the big blind for 1.7 million, and Anderson calls with AdiamondJspade. Salsberg turns over Aclub9diamond, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes AspadeQspade7spade9club8heart, and Salsberg pairs his kicker on the turn to win the pot with two pair and double up in chips.

Matthew Salsberg  -  ~3,500,000  (35 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Matt Salsberg, James Anderson, Borgata, Season XI
01:36 PM, 02/01/13

WPT Final Table: Player Bios

Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

5759 Jeremy Druckman vs Mike Gogliormella
Seat 1:  Jeremy Druckman  -  6,170,000  (61 bb)

Jeremy Druckman is a 22-year-old professional poker player that is quite a long way from home. He is from Portland, Oregon originally, but attended the University of Pennsylvania to study Risk Management and Psychology. He has been playing poker for three years and he has two previous tournament cashes, which both came at the Borgata. The Borgata Winter Poker Open is his first World Poker Tour main event and he has made it a successful one (Druckman is guaranteed at least $147,671). Druckman will have his girlfriend in the crowd supporting him today as he enters the final table in third chip position.



5266 Matthew Salsberg
Seat 2:  Matthew Salsberg  -  1,920,000  (19 bb)

Champions Club member Matthew Salsberg needs very little introduction. He won the WPT Grand Prix de Paris this past fall and he is in the running for WPT Season XI Player of the Year. This will be Salsberg's second WPT final table and his third cash on the tour. In addition to his win in Paris, Salsberg also took 42nd place at the Legends of Poker in Season X. Salsberg is also a Producer and Writer in Hollywood, where he formerly worked on the Showtime comedy Weeds. He has been playing in a lot more poker tournaments since the conclusion of that series and his success rate speaks for itself.



4147 Matt Haugen
Seat 3:  Matt Haugen  -  3,235,000  (32 bb)

Matt Haugen is a 27-year-old professional poker player from Ann Arbor, Michigan that currently lives in Chicago. He attended the University of Florida before getting into poker. Haugen has $169,485 in prize money and he will surely double that number with a cash today. Haugen begins in fourth chip position at the final table. This is his second WPT event and first cash on the tour.



5707a Jim Anderson
Seat 4:  James Anderson  -  7,830,000  (78 bb)

Jim Anderson enters today’s final table in second chip position. He is a 26-year-old poker professional who has been playing for six years. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Ohio. He has over $800,000 in career earnings and his largest previous cash was a first-place finish at a World Series of Poker Circuit regional championship event at the Horseshoe Hammond casino that was good for $525,449. This is his first WPT final table.



5678a Mike Gogliormella
Seat 5:  Mike Gogliormella  -  2,225,000  (22 bb)

Mike Gogliormella is from the Bronx in New York City and he works in Brokerage Operations. Mike has been doing that for the past 14 years but he decided to enter his first World Poker Tour event here at the Borgata Winter Poker Open. He has turned $3,500 into a six-figure score in Atlantic City. He is in fifth chip position at the start of the final table. He is married with two children and earned a degree in Marketing from St. Johns University. The 39-year-old is an active player at the tables that describes his playing style as loose.



5726 Andy Hwang
Seat 6:  Yung "Andy" Hwang  -  9,550,000  (95 bb)

Andy Hwang enters the final table with the chip lead, which is a title he has held in this tournament for quite some time. Hwang was a dominant chip leader throughout the play-down day on Thursday and if things go well he could claim the top prize in this tournament worth $730,053. That would top his largest previous cash, which was a fifth-place finish in the World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship in 2012 (good for $103,322). The 27-year-old poker professional from Houston, Texas has $247,099 in career earnings but this is his first WPT cash.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeremy Druckman, Matt Salsberg, Matt Haugen, James Anderson, Mike Gogliormella, Andy Hwang Hwang, Borgata, Season XI
12:52 PM, 02/01/13
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