Friday, September 23, 2011

Event 23: Cuong Phung - 1st

$250 + $30 No Limit Hold'em

Cuong Phung - 1st Place - $17,312

It's over folks! When the dust settled, Cuong Phung (Atlantic City, NJ) ended up as the sole survivor.

He wins the Blue Shark Optics sunglasses, the Borgata trophy, and $17,312 for his 1st place finish.

Cuong would have been gone if he didn't hit a miracle runner, runner for a chop early on at the final table of ten. Scott Raifer A-5 vs. Cuong Phung's A-8. Board ran out: A-4-5-10-10.

From that point forward he built his stack and became the chip leader. He jumped up to 1,375,000 after his A-7 saw an ace in the window on a draw heavy board. He never let go of the lead once he captured it.

Cuong was playing this tournament for his wife Thuy and his three-month old baby waiting at home for him. She's reading the blog at home and following this tournament. Cuong said "Hi" to her earlier but we weren't able to get the post up.

The local New Jersey boy works full-time in the summer months but in the fall/winter he plays poker for a living. Today's win came at the right time as Cuong is building a bankroll.

He was very happy and excited after felting Craig Lampa. Calling with Q-6 proved right as his cards were live and he out-flopped Lampa hitting a Queen.

It's his third cash in the 2011 Borgata Poker Open but tonight's $17,312 is by far the largest of the three.

Congrats again to Cuong Phung - today's Event 23 winner!

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