Jeff Madsen wins Borgata Winter Open

Jeff Madsen wins Borgata Winter Open

Monday, 8 February 2010

Jeff Madsen burst onto the poker scene when he was just 21, winning two tournaments and finishing third in two others at the 2006 World Series of Poker for a total of $1.46m. Since then he has been a staple of the live tournament circuit.

Following a deep run in the $10,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, he has now been rewarded once again after taking down the Borgata Winter Open for $625,000.

He shared a final table with prominent online pro Tom “KINGSOFCARDS” Marchese but that didn’t stop him steamrolling the last nine to take down the tournament.

Madsen, self-admittedly, made a mistake calling off a large all-in before the flop with Ah-Kh. He was crushed by the Kc-Kd of Al Grimes in a 6.7m pot but three hearts fell across the board to give the 24-year-old Madsen a flush.

After Madsen won a coinflip against Marchese, he faced Sirous Jamshidi for the title. An hour later he held a two-to-one chip lead; half an hour after that it was seven-to-one and the contest was all but over.

Eventually, Jamshidi moved in his short stack with Qs-2s. Madsen ruminated before making the call with Kh-Td, which held on a Jd-7h-6c-Kd-5c board and allowed Madsen to claim the $625,006 prize.

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