Congratulations Hai Nguyen ($70,000), 2023 Stacked Adelaide Poker Festival Main Event Champion!
Hai Nguyen is the 2023 champion of the Stacked Adelaide Poker Festival Main Event, after battling it out with a massive 3-to-1 chip lead against Nick Borillo in what was a very short heads-up.
Following a strong performance on Day 1A to grind his way to the final day, Nguyen’s stack rocketed up after denting the stack of the final table chipleader, Chris Edgar, beating his pocket Queens with a set of Tens, and continued to chip away at the stacks.
Nguyen saw to the eliminations of three players on the final table, and was in great form as he eventually outlasted a field of 177 total entries to collect $70,000 and his first major championship title.
His win has rounded off what has been an entertaining week of high-level tournament poker at Stacked Social, which featured exciting and innovative events, and we can’t wait to see what Stacked Poker has for the future!
Congratulations to the Main Event Champion Hai Nguyen, and the Director of Stacked Poker, Andrew Michael, on a brilliant and entertaining tournament!
STACKED ADELAIDE POKER FESTIVAL MAIN EVENT ($2,000 buy-in, 177 total entries, 23 players paid)
PlaceNameAmount1Hai Nguyen$70,0002Nick Borillo$43,0003Chris Edgar$33,0004Gareth Edmonds$27,0005Chris Parker$22,0006Higor Siebel$17,5007Aditya Rao$13,5008Jun Lin Huang$10,5009Tam Truong$8,500
Well folks, it’s been a great day for us here at Stacked Social, and we simply cannot thank you all enough for your continued support. From all of us here in Adelaide, it’s ‘bye for now!
Nick Borillo eliminated in 2nd place ($43,000)
Hai Nguyen as the massive 3-to-1 chip leader didn’t waste time in the heads up, with the action lasting just over ten minutes before the final knock out.
Nguyen opened for for 275,000 and Nick Borillo called, taking them over to the flop of 4♣5♦6♣ where Borillo followed up with a check. Nguyen made it 175,000 to go then calling Borillo’s raise to 400,000.
On the J♥turn, Borillo led a bet of 600,000 which Nguyen called. The river 7♥ prompted a shove from Borillo, which was snapped up like lightning by Nguyen.
Borillo had flopped an up-and-down straight draw on the flop that failed to complete, as Nguyen came out on top with the straight, three-to-seven.
Congratulations to Nick Borillo for an absolutely brilliant performance and finish as runner up in the Stacked Adelaide Poker Festival Main Event!
Stay tuned as we bring you our wrap up on the winner, Hai Nguyen!
Hai Nguyen8,850,000Nick BorilloBUSTED!
We had a quick “All in, call!” as Nick Borillo shoved on the button, which was snapped off by Hai Nguyen.
Nguyen was leading the whole way down the board 4♠6♦Q♠8♣7♣, until Borillo binked the river.
Hai Nguyen6,400,000Nick Borillo2,450,000
Chris Edgar eliminated in 3rd place ($33,000)
Action has continued into the next blind level between our top three players, with a rotation of chip exchanges, with our average stack holding at 2,950,000, or about 20 BBs.
Hai Nguyen went all in pre from the big blind, snapped up by Chris Edgar on the button.
Nguyen’s pockets held through a dry board of 8♠2♦4♣Q♦8♦, sending Edgar out to the rail.
We are now heads up for the Stacked Adelaide Poker Festival Main Event championship!
Hai Nguyen7,625,000Chris EdgarBUSTED!
Level 29: 75,000/150,000 (150,000)
Gareth Edmonds eliminated in 4th place ($27,000)
Nick Borillo opened UTG to 225,000, with Gareth Edmonds calling from the big blind.
On the flop, Edmonds checked before jamming all in after Borillo bet 200,000. Borillo took a few moments before calling, covering Edmonds’ stack of 1,230,000 by a very small margin of 20,000.
Although Edmonds hit the first window to flop top pair, he was still trailing far behind as Borillos’ Aces shot straight through the board 10♥7♣8♦6♦4♣, reducing our final table to 3 players remaining.
Nick Borillo2,980,000Gareth EdmondsBUSTED!
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)
Hai, it’s me
Action is starting to slow down towards the end of this level, with a few series of blinds being stolen pre-flop. Gareth Edmonds is still short at around 1,350,000, with Chris Edgar maintaining his lead.
Hai Nguyen called Edgar’s open to 170,000, going to a flop of 9♣4♥4♠. Nguyen check-called Edgar for 125,000, and then they both checked through the 2♣ turn which didn’t inspire much interest.
The river 7♥ saw Nguyen lead a bet of 155,000, which Edgar called before mucking, as Nguyen flashed pockets 10♥10♠ for the flopped two pair.
Chris Edgar3,440,000Hai Nguyen2,300,000
Chris Parker eliminated in 5th place ($22,000)
A large rail has now formed around our final table as more players are trickling in for the final side event for this Adelaide Poker Festival series, the $200 Flip ‘N’ Go Finale set to commence shortly at 7pm ACST.
Our rail watched as Nick Borillo opened UTG to 175,000, meeting a raise from Chris Edgar to 500,000 which Chris Parker flat-called, leaving 20,000 behind.
Nick Borillo called, with all three players subsequently checking down to the river on as the dealer fanned 2♦9♣3♥5♣8♣. Edgar bet 400,000 on the river, with Parker calling short for his remaining stack of 20,000 as Borillo folded.
Parker’s hand hit dead air as Edgar hit runner-runner flush to scoop up the pot.
Chris Edgar3,925,000Nick Borillo1,875,000Chris ParkerBUSTED!
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Our players are now on an extended break for dinner, cooked up courtesy of the fantastic team here at Stacked Poker. Be right back!
Heaven on Hai!
Hai Nguyen has gone all in pre-flop, pushing a stack of 1,295,000 forward which was called by the chip leader, Chris Edgar from behind the button.
Edgar was leading with Q♣Q♥ as Nguyen rolled over 10♥10♠, and looked set to take down the pot until Nguyen binked a set on the river of 2♦6♣9♥4♠10♦, doubling him up.
Hai Nguyen2,740,000Chris Edgar2,505,000
Chip lead tug-of-war
Both top and second chip leaders Nick Borillo and Chris Edgar are continuing to fight for dominance, after Borillo opened to 130,000 from the cut off before calling Edgar’s small blind raise to 390,000.
On the 8♣10♦3♣ flop, both players checked, before Edgar bet a heavy 420,000 on the 4♥ turn, putting the pressure on Borillo who folded after a few beats.
Edgar has now reclaimed the chip lead, with a small margin in front of Borillo.
Chris Edgar2,890,000Nick Borillo2,760,000
Nick Borillo opened to 150,000 from the cut off, with Chris Edgar calling from the small blind before Gareth Edmonds shipped it all in from the big blind for 575,000. After a brief moment, Borillo called along with Chris Edgar for the action to head threeway to the flop.
Edgar checked the flop Q♦6♣3♣, before folding as Nick Borillo bet, with the action going showdown heads up between Borillo and Edmonds.
Both players had hit a set on the flop, and Edmonds improved to quad Queens through the run out of 3♠6♣Q♦Q♠A♦, giving his stack a huge triple up!
Nick Borillo3,150,000Gareth Edmonds1,725,000
Higor Siebel eliminated in 6th place ($17,500)
Higor Siebel opened from the cut off to 125,000 and Nick Borillo raised to 375,000 before calling Siebel’s all in shove for 725,000.
Siebel was leading with pockets J♣J♠ against Borillo’s mid pockets 8♣8♥. Both players were drawing on the flop, with Siebel chasing down a spade flush draw and Borillo needing any seven to connect a straight draw, which delivered on the turn as the dealer fanned out 9♠6♠5♠7♥6♣.
Siebel exited his seat to collect his winnings from the cage as Borillo’s chip lead continues to climb.
Nick Borillo3,725,000Higor SiebelBUSTED!
Level 26: 30,000/60,000 (60,000)
Our players are now on a short break reduced to 5 minutes to keep the game going, with 6 players still remaining. Nick Borillo is in pole position as the chip leader of the final table.
Here’s a quick update on the chip counts at break:
SeatNameChips1Chris Edgar2,530,0003Gareth Edmonds785,0004Higor Siebel725,0005Chris Parker990,0007Nick Borillo2,850,0008Hai Nguyen950,000
Chris Edgar opened to 105,000 from the Hijack, before Gareth Edmonds shoved all in for 330,000 from the cut off. Edgar asked for a count, before making the call.
Edmonds picked up top pair on the flop, holding through 5♥Q♥7♥6♦K♦ to pick up the pot.
Chris Edgar2,530,000Gareth Edmonds785,000
Aditya Rao eliminated in 7th place ($13,500)
Not long after doubling up, Aditya Rao put his stack at risk again once more, after opening from the Lojack preflop for 100,000. Nick Borillo called from the Hijack and they both headed to the flop.
The dealer peeled 8♦7♦4♥ for the flop, with Borillo calling Rao’s lead bet of 70,000.
On the 10♠ turn, Rao checked, Borillo bet 180,000 before calling Rao’s shove all in.
Borillo binked the diamond flush on the river on the final board of 8♦7♦4♥10♠9♦
Nick Borillo 2,965,000Aditya RaoBUSTED!
Early into the level, we had more blind on blind action, this time between Aditya Rao and Nick Borillo on the big blind. After one limper, Rao shoved 390,000 preflop, with Borillo making the call after a moment.
Rao made two pair through 3♥4♥3♦K♦2♠ for a timely double up.
Nick Borillo2,135,000Aditya Rao830,000
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 (50,000)
In some blind on blind action, Chris Parker completed for 40,000 before calling Aditya Rao’s 120,000 bet.
The flop was dealt J♣Q♠6♣, with both checking to see the J♦ turn.
Parker pushed all in, putting Rao in the tank for almost 2 minutes before he folded.
Chris Parker650,000Aditya Rao520,000
Jun Lin Huang eliminated in 8th place ($10,500)
Chris Edgar opened UTG to 85,000, which was called by Hai Nguyen on the small blind and Jun Lin Huang on big blind.
On the flop of 3♥2♠6♥, Nguyen checked and Huang went all in for 340,000. Edgar folded to get out of the way as Hai Nguyen asked for a count, stalling before making the call.
Nguyen had connected on the first window, fending off Huang’s flush draw as the final runout was spread 3♥2♠6♥7♣5♠ to eliminate Huang.
Hai Nguyen1,530,000Jun Lin HuangBUSTED!
Jun Lin Huang
Tam Truong eliminated in 9th place ($8,500)
It seems that little break has done the trick as we saw an all in and call action in one of the first hands back to the felt, resulting in the elimination of Tam Truong.
Chris Edgar opened to 85,000 and Tam Truong went all in pre on the button with 410,000, which was snapped up by Edgar who turned over A♣A♦ to break Truong’s heart as he revealed A♥Q♥.
Truong’s hand was dead as the board ran 10♣3♣3♥4♦J♥ to send him off to the cage to collect his winnings. Chris Edgar’s chip lead now has a sizeable margin of almost a million in chips to the second chip leader, Higor Siebel, with approximately 1,850,000.
Chris Edgar2,700,000Tam TruongBUSTED!
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Our players are on a short 10-minute break after the first level of action saw mostly chip exchanges.
Time for a quick breather to shake things up and get going again!
A wild telekinetic mallard appears!
And we’re off!
Chris Edgar and Tam Truong have tangled early in a big pot, after action built between them over a spread of Q♥K♣7♣8♣. About 550,000 was sitting in the pot as Edgar checked and Truong led a bet of 150,000. After a minute thinking it over, Edgar laid it down for Truong to rake it in.
We had all in action on the second hand, in blind vs blind standoff as Tam Truong on the small blind limped, Gareth Edmonds opened to 90,000 which was re-raised by Truong to 280,000.
Edmonds 3-bet all in for 530,000, putting Truong in the tank for 2 minutes before eventually folding.
Chris Edgar1,560,000Tam Truong910,000Gareth Edmonds840,000
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)
Shuffle up and deal!
Our nine remaining players have taken to their seats and the cards are now in the air! All players are guaranteed a minimum of $8,500 in prize money, while this year’s Main Event champion will take home $70,000.
Good luck to our final table, and may the flop, turn and river be with you!
Below we have a full rundown of the field’s stacks as they begin.
STACKED ADELAIDE POKER FESTIVAL MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE
SeatNameChipsBBs1Chris Edgar1,840,000612Tam Truong910,000303Gareth Edmonds560,000194Higor Seibel930,000315Chris Parker475,000166Aditya Rao890,000307Nick Borillo1,810,000608Hai Nguyen910,000309Jun Lin Huang525,00017
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