Ben Hamnett Wins 2012 WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event

Ben Hamnett is the big winner in the 2012 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open main event with prize money of $818,847. This is the first WPT title for him.

“I&m glad I played my best. That&s the most I could hope for. I&m glad I got lucky, and I&m glad it all worked out,” said Hamnett. “There were a few places where I blinked. Maybe I backed off when I didn&t need to, but everything worked out and I feel like I did everything as best I could.”

In total, there were 1,181 entries into this year&s WPT Borgata Poker Open, which has made it only the second largest WPT event thus far with an astounding prize pool of $3,897,300.

Mathew Burnitz came in second place taking $488,850 in cash. This is the second time Burnitz placed second in a tournament at the Borgata this summer.

Coming in third was Tyler Patterson who staked his claim on prize money totaling $298,950.

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