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Borgata Winter Open Sees 1,649 In First Event

First Place in Main Event Gets a Harley-Davidson Street Glide Motorcycle


The first event of the Borgata Winter Open followed the trend of opening tournaments attracting huge fields, as it has for the past few years. Event No. 1, a $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament, had a prize pool of almost $495,000 from 1,649 entrants.

Justin Peckholdt from Babylon, New York, won more than $93,000 for first place after defeating Alexander Cukar heads up. Cukar took home just under $70,000 for his efforts.

The Borgata also announced a unique addition to the first-place prize in the $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour main event, which begins Jan. 27. On top of the prize-money and coveted WPT title, the winner will receive a custom-built Harley-Davison Street Glide motorcycle from Harley-Davidson Millville/Wildwood.

For complete results and full schedule of the Borgata Winter Open, click here