Matthew Graham (Parkersburg, WV)
First time that Matthew Graham ever played in Atlantic City and he just took Borgata for $16,446. He dedicates the score to his little 7-month old at home named Olive.
Matthew was chip dominated heads-up against monster leader Brian Ballentine but refused to give up. He hung on for 8 hands of heads-up play before falling to Brian again having two pair.
The kid made a great fold when he got away from K-Q vs. AA. He dropped half his stack going from 85,000 to 45,000 but built back and finished in 2nd.
Matthew is a recent graduate of Marshall University and a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Graham will use part of his prize to play in the Championship Event.