The Borgata Poker Open proves to be a strong competitor for the World Series of Poker Europe.
Many of the world’s top poker players are playing at WSOPE right now and as a result they could not attend in Borgata Poker Open. Even so the WPT event didn’t lack in attendance. Last year’s decision to decrease the buy-in helped attract players (both professional and amateur) that are yet unwilling to particpate in $10,000 buy-in events.
The reduced cost of entry attracted an enormous field of more than 1000 players in Atlantic City at this $3,500 buy-in event. The large field of players lead to multiple starting days and generated a monumental prize pool of $3.4 million.
At the end of the starting days only 641 out of 1042 players were still present at the tables. After Day 2 only 175 remained to continue the confrontation. Some of the noticeable victims of Day 2 are Gavin Smith, Tiffany Michelle and Kathy Liebert.
The final 100 players are guaranteed a minimum of $6,671 while the winner will pocket the reasonable sum of $733,802.
The chipcount after day 2 looks like this:
- 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
The Borgata Poker Open is the 7th event WPT Season Nine. Future events of this tour include the Festa al Lago organised at Bellagio casino in Las Vegas and Foxwoods World Poker Finals in Mashantucket, Connecticut.