Olivier Busquet Makes Big Comeback to Win WPT Borgata Poker Open

This is Olivier "livb112" Busquet's Sharkscope chart from playing HU on Tilt. So it shouldn't be that big of a surprise that he overcame a 20-to-1 chip deficit heads-up to beat Jeremy Brown.

This is Olivier (livb112) Busquet's Sharkscope chart from playing HU on Tilt. So it really shouldn't be that big of a surprise that he overcame a 20-to-1 chip deficit heads-up to beat Jeremy Brown. Pretty sick.

In what some in the so-called poker “media” are calling the “greatest WPT comeback ever,” online pro Olivier Busquet overcame a 20-to-1 chip deficit heads-up against Jeremy Brown (29,075,000 to 1,530,000 to be exact) to win the WPT Borgata Poker Open.

We’re not sure where Brown’s defeat ranks in the annals of epic collapses–we’ll leave that for people who write history books hundreds of years from now to figure out–but let’s just say that somewhere today Mitch Williams, Mark Wohlers, the 1993 Houston Oilers, the 2006 Northwestern football team, and the much hyped and critically acclaimed but seldom watched and short-lived Lisa Kudrow HBO show The Comeback are smiling today.

Though he sounds of French descent, Busquet is U.S. American, so he’s all right in our book, and he defeated a field of 1,018 to bankĀ $925,514.

Get full final table results, payouts, and recap here.

 

4 Responses

  1. Slim

    September 25, 2009 1:08 pm, Reply

    Statistically it was the biggest comeback at a WPT final table. At one point Brown had 94% of the chips in play but I think David Chiu’s comeback at the WPT Championship against Gus Hansen ranks as the greatest WPT comeback of all time. Not sure how that one can be topped.

  2. BJ Nemeth

    September 25, 2009 9:09 pm, Reply

    That’s the beauty of the question mark.

    If I titled the final table recap as “The Greatest WPT Comeback Ever,” then I would be challenged and everyone would come up with something better. But by simply adding a question mark (“The Greatest WPT Comeback Ever?”), it becomes a starting point for an interesting conversation/debate, and I am entirely off the hook.

    I love me some question marks!

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