Vinicius Lima Wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open ($728,430); Dave Farah Eliminated in 2nd Place ($485,611)

Mar 14, 2019

Champion Vinicius Lima

Hand #236: Dave Farah moves all in for 6,300,000 from the button and Vinicius Lima (pictured) quickly calls from the big blind.

Farah 9d5d
Lima: KhJh

Farah is at-risk and trailing, and when the flop lands 5hJsAs both players connect with a pair but Farah remains at a disadvantage.

Needing to find a nine or a five to stay alive, Farah sees the 2c roll off on the turn to see him looking for one of five cards in the deck that will keep him alive in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open.

The dealer burns and turns the Ks on the river, and Farah is eliminated in second-place for a $485,611 payday as Lima’s entourage immediately storms the stage and embraces Lima in a huge group hug.

Vinicius Lima wins the Season XVII WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $728,430, along with a Hublot Big Bang Steel Watch, and a $15,000 entry into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Results
1st: Vinicius Lima – $728,430*
2nd: Dave Farah – $485,611
3rd: Joseph Di Rosa Rojas – $359,555
4th: Brandon Hall – $268,810
5th: Daniel Buzgon – $202,942
6th: Ian O’Hara – $154,734
* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $15,000 entry into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.

Champion Vinicius Lima

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