Level 32: Blinds 100,000/200,000/200,000 BB Ante
Total Entries: 576
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 7,200,000
Heads up began with Markman fighting for pots as usual, and in fact gaining some traction. However, his momentum ended when he made at delayed double barrel into a paired board, costing himself over 1 million chips as the more patient Nguyen simply bluff caught him down with a weak top pair without fanfare.
Then, a few hands later, big action and a bold line by Markman couldn’t salvage his chances. He check called a with a gutter versus top pair, then lead out, bet shoving the turn, only to be once again met with a solid bluff catch from Nguyen. No improvement, and a weak top pair is good for the title.
Robert wins. A great run by Markman worthy of notice. He put in a number of big plays and was never waiting for the cards to save him.
Robert Nguyen was rewarded for his patience, letting several players go broke then playing very solid in the final six. He was well matched to beat Markman, who couldn’t resist trying to steal.
Congratulations to Robert on a well-earned Borgata trophy!