Matt Iles (Atco, NJ)
Matt Iles has Jedial Pires on the ropes and gets the knockout with A♥ J♥ vs K♥ Q♠ for his 10th bounty.
Iles flops an ace to win the tournament and trophy, and the poker pro is thrilled to add a Borgata title to his resume.
"Finally," he says. "I've played in 20 Borgata series without a win."
The key hand in heads up play came when Iles had pocket queens against a suited AK for Pires who missed his flush draw in the one million chip pot. The hand "cut his legs out," says Iles, who was able to control the rest of the action.
Iles has more than $200,000 in career tournament earnings, including multiple Borgata final tables over the last few years.