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Borgata Day 1B, WSOP 2009 Schedule is out

by Roy Winston |  Published: Jan 26, '09

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So day 1B at The Borgata is over, with 578 beginning today, and when added to the 439 from yesterday's day 1A, a grand total of 1017 players for this $3,000 buy in event, making fist prize over $657,000. I think you have to say it's a huge success. Unfortunately I spent most of the day struggling. Early on I lost set over set and dropped from 57,000 in chips to around 20,000. I slowly climbed back to end the day around 70,000, which is around average.

There was one crazy hand where the two chip leaders at my table tangled. It was a multi way limped pot with the blinds at 400/800 and the ante 75. The flop comes J 7 8 and with 5 players in the pot a tight solid player in early position opens for a pot sized bet and gets two callers, one is the young player who is guy who had the over set to me, the other player, Michael Gmeinwieser, played on my right all day, and really played quite well. The turn brings the 6 and the first guy checks and the Michael bets 80% of the pot and is called by the young kid, and has really played very solid. A blank comes on the river and Michael bets 20,000 and after a couple of minutes the kid who has the other player covered by about 12,000 moves all in for 70,000 more.Michael checks his cards and calls right away showing A 3, the other player shows K Q. All I can say is wow. Why raise all in if you are only getting called by a better hand.

My good friend Jay Berger had a good day finishing just below average and will live to fight again tomorrow. He won a seat in a super satellite a couple of days ago, and I am counting on him going deep so I can collect the 20% of him that I own. Play will resume at 11am which for those of us on CA/NV time is kind of brutal.

I got an email with the 2009 WSOP schedule which had a few notable changes. No re-buy events, a $40,000 high stakes no limit event, and 2 more bracelet events than last year. Here are the changes:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2008 & 2009 WSOP SCHEDULES

2009 2008
57 Gold Bracelet Events 55 Gold Bracelet Events
No Re-buy Events 5 Re-buy Events
Stimulus Special $1K No Limit Hold'em Opening Weekend (5/30-31) Replaces record-breaking opening $1500 event that drew 3,929
$40K No Limit Hold'em Event (to commemorate 40th annual WSOP) Not offered
10 World Championship $10K Events Up from 8
39 Events Priced at or below $2500 Up from 37

Events deleted in 2009:
• Pot Limit Omaha w/Re-buys ($5K) Was Event #28
• No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-buys ($5K) Was Event #18
• Pot Limit Omaha w/Re-buys ($1500) Was Event #34
• No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-buys ($1K)
2 events Were Events #5 & #44
• Seven Card Stud Hi-low Split 8 or Better ($5K) Was Event #33
• Pot Limit Hold'em ($2K) Was Event #47
• No Limit Hold'em ($1500) Was Event #3A/3B
• Mixed Hold'em ($5K) Was Event #5
• Mixed Hold'em ($1500) Was Event #33
• No Limit Hold'em ($3K) Was Event #53
• Omaha Hi-Low Split ($2K) Was Event #31

Events added for 2009:
• 40th Annual No Limit Hold'em ($40K) Will be Event #2 (5/28/09)
• No Limit Hold'em ($1K) Will be Event #4A/B (5/30-31/09)
• No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball ($2500) Will be Event #8 (6/2/09)
• Limit Hold'em/Six Handed ($2500) Will be Event #14 (6/5/09)
• World Championship 2-7 Draw Lowball (No Limit) $10K) Will be Event #23 (6/10/09)
• No Limit Hold'em ($1500) Will be Event #24 (6/11/09)
• Pot Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better ($5K) Will be Event #27 (6/12/09)
• Pot Limit Omaha ($2500) Will be Event #30 (6/14/09)
• Pot Limit Omaha ($5000) Will be Event #35 (6/17/09)
• World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi-low Split-8 or Better ($10K) Will be Event #37 (6/18/09)
• Mixed Event ($2500) Will be Event #42 (6/21/09)
• Seven Card Razz ($2500) Will be Event #44 (6/22/09)
• Omaha Hi-Low Split ($2500) Will be Event #46 (6/23/09)
• Mixed Hold'em ($2500) Will be Event #47 (6/24/09)
• Triple-Chance No Limit Hold'em ($3K) Will be Event #52 (6/28/09)


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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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