2012 Borgata Poker Open Brings Big Tournament Action
World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Main Event Begins Sunday, Sept. 16th
Massive tournament action has returned to Atlantic City, New Jersey with the luxurious Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa once again playing host to the Borgata Poker Open tournament series.
The 2012 running kicked off on September 5th with the first of 21 events, a $560 buy-in no-limit hold’em re-entry event that sported a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. When all was said and done, a total of 3,705 entries built an incredible $1,825,500 prize pool, blowing expectations out of the water. Champion Benedetto Bianco took home $309,196 for outlasting this huge field.
As the series continues its second week of events, all eyes are now on the marquee tournament of the series, the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour no-limit hold’em main event that begins with the first of two starting days on Sunday, Sept. 16th at 11 AM.
The event is re-entry, and sports a $3 million prize pool guarantee, as well as a televised final table that will take place on Sept. 21st.
If last year’s WPT main event is any indication, this year may blow that number away. In the 2011 WPT Borgata Poker Open 1,313 entrants posted the same buy-in, building a $4,332,900 prize pool. From the throngs of starting players, Bobby Oboodi emerged victorious with $922,441 and his first WPT title.
In addition to sporting a huge prize pool, the Borgata Poker Open has also historically awarded major amounts of Card Player Player of the Year points. Oboodi earned 1,800 POY points for his victory last year. 2010 champion Dwyte Pilgrim earned the same amount of points for his win. He eventually finished runner-up to Tom Marchese in the POY race, but the 2010 WPT Borgata Poker Open win was crucial to putting him in contention for the honor.
With a few days before the 2012 main event gets underway, and a number of events taking place during the main event, there is still a ton of tournament action to partake in at the Borgata. Here is a look at the schedule of events through the conclusion of the series:
|Event No. and Title||Start Date||No. of Days||Buy-In|
|Event 20 – NLH Purple Chip Bounty Re-entry||9/14/12||2||$1,500 + $90|
|Event 21 – NLH Black Chip Bounty Re-entry||9/14/12||1||$360 + $40|
|Event 22 – No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Re-entry||9/15/12||1||$1,000 + $90|
|Main Event (WPT)||9/16/12||6||$3,300 + $200|
|Event 24 – No-Limit Hold’em Re-entry||9/18/12||1||$400 + $50|
|Event 25 – NLH Depstack Re-entry||9/19/12||1||$200 + $30|
|Event 26 -NLH Double Green Chip Bounty Re-entry||9/20/12||1||$250 + $30|
|Event 27 – NLH Deepstack Re-entry||9/21/12||1||$170 + $30|
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