Borgata Poker Open

Though World Series of Poker Europe is receiving much of the public’s attention nowadays, the Borgata Poker Open has managed to attract unexpectedly large masses of players. The Borgata Poker Open is the 7th event in Season Nine of the WPT and probably the biggest one in the history of WPT. Upcoming events of this tour include the Festa al Lago at Bellagio casino in Las Vegas and the Foxwoods World Poker Finals in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Most of the world’s top players are participating at WSOPE right now and therefore were unable to take part in the Borgata Poker Open. Nevertheless, the WPT event was a huge success due to last year’s decision to reduce the buy-in which helped attract professional players that are not willing yet to play in $10,000 buy-in events. The reduced cost of entry attracted an enormous field of more than 1000 players in Atlantic City to play in the $3,500 buy-in event. The large field of players required multiple starting days and created a monumental prize pool of $3.4 million.

After day 1a and 1b, only 641 out of 1042 players lasted to enter Day 2. At the end of Day 2 only 175 of them were still at the tables. Among the victims of Day 2 are Gavin Smith eliminated close to the end of the day, Tiffany Michelle and Kathy Liebert.

The minimum prize for a Borgota Poker Open finalist is $6,671 while the winner will get the reasonable sum of $733,802.

Chipcount at the end of day 2 :

John D’Agostino: $681.200
Giuseppe Pantaleo: $668.100
Francis Lamothe: $640.000
Lars Bonding: $521.900
Marc Goldman: $506.600
Jens Eisner: $477.900
Stan Sinclair: $449.300
Jeff Papola: $447.000
Kyle Loman: $406.100
Dwyte Pilgrim: $400.000
Olivier Busquet: $355.000

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