According to poker website cardplayer.com, David Paredes has emerged victorious in the 2015 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event, topping an absolutely massive field of 1,027 players to win his first WPT title and the $723,227 first-place prize.
Paredes had previously finished runner-up in the 2014 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open main event last January to fall just short of his first title on the tour but this time he was able to come out on top. The event featured a $3 million guarantee, which was easily surpassed when the solid turnout built a final prize pool of $3,287,427. Parades entered the televised final table of six in third chip position behind chip leader James Gilbert and Maurice Hawkins.
That set up a final showdown between Paredes and Gilbert. Paredes began with just under a 2-to-1 chip advantage. It took only 18 hands for him to convert that into a win. On the final hand Gilbert limped in for 400,000 and Paredes made it 1.2 million to go. Gilbert moved all-in for just over 11 million and Paredes quickly called with the KK.
It was a cooler situation, as Gilbert had picked up the JJ. The board ran out 882A5 to secure the pot and the title for Paredes and send Gilbert to the rail in second place.
Here is the results at this final table: