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Battling at the Borgata Poker Open

A Look At A Few Hands

by Matt Matros |  Published: Nov 02, 2011

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It’s an open secret among east coasters, like myself, that Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino has hosted fantastic poker tournaments ever since its inception. I bet even many of my astute readers have skimmed past Borgata’s events when studying the tournament calendar. Borgata has a major series for each season of the year. To avoid confusion, they are named, simply, the Winter Open, Spring Open, Summer Open, and, new this year, the Fall Open. A fifth series, the Borgata Poker Open, is the biggest of all, and serves as AC’s stop on the World Poker Tour. Before you ask, no one from Borgata has paid me to promote their hotel, casino, or spa. I just love their tournaments. The main event of each series features a reasonable buy-in (between $1,500 and $3,500), extreme deep stack play (often 600 big blinds!), large fields (the Summer Open had 323 players and an $807,500 ...


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