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Main Event is Underway

by Roy Winston |  Published: Jan 25, '09

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Today was day 1a of the Borgata deep stack event. Deep stack it was, starting with 50,000 in chips and with the same structure usually reserved for $10,000 buy in events the blinds went up every 75 minutes, and went up slowly. The day began with 439 runners and if the trend continues tomorrow should be the busy day. All week the estimates seem to circle the 850 mark, but I wouldn't be surprised if one thousand turns out to be closer to the actual number. This in turn could make the first prize in excess of $500,000.

Today ended with just under 300 players which corresponds to an average stack of around 75,000. The event is scheduled to go 5 days which is highly unusual for this size buy in. I was talking with Bill Edler today who seemed to be a fan of the format and size of the event. I will give you my impressions after tomorrow, but I can't see it being much different than other main events at Borgata, which of course I'm a fan of.

I spent today playing on Full Tilt and let's just say it was a bad day. My long time friend Adam Schoenfeld knocked me out of the big event with his 88 against my AA, and it went downhill from there. The good news is I didn't use up my luck for tomorrow, at least I hope not. My good friend Jay Berger is here at Borgata and satellited in yesterday to the main event. This will be his largest buy in event to date and I want to wish him well.

For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send him an email. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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