Florida resident Steven Wolansky picked up his largest career live poker tournament cash early Friday with a victory in the Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship Event.
Wolansky, who is originally from the state of Ohio, pocketed $330,887 upon outlasting a field of 548 entrants who bought into the $2,500+200 No Limit Hold’em re-entry, $1 million guaranteed event.
Wolansky defeated Taylor Von Kriegenbergh of Massachusetts (second place for $186,046) heads-up to claim his second major win in five months. Back in June, the mixed game specialist, who is in his mid 20s, captured his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet in $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball for a payday of $89,483.
That WSOP bracelet win was of particular importance to Wolansky, who has just missed out on a bracelet in 2013 when he was unable to secure a win in a $2,500 Eight Game Mixed Event, losing heads-up to Michael Malm of Canada after having a large chip lead.
Wolansky currently has just over $880,000 in career live tournament cashes, according to the Hendon Mob database, good enough to reach the Top 100 on the all-time earnings list for Florida residents.
The Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship Event, held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, eclipsed its $1 million guarantee by 37% with a $1.37 million prize pool.