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WPT -- Borgata Poker Open Day 1B

Huge Second Day Turnout Grows the Tournament Field to 1,018 Players

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Roy WinstonDay 1B of the World Poker Tour $3,500 no-limit hold’em championship event at the Borgata Poker Open attracted 692 players. The low buy-in for the event was a success as 1,018 players bought in during the two day-one flights to make it the largest WPT field in history. The prediction made by Roy Winston (pictured right) on CardPlayer.com proved to be correct. The prize pool easily surpassed the $2 million guaranteed; the total is $3,359,400, with just under $1 million going to the eventual champion. Here is the full payout structure:

1: $925,514
2: $453,519
3: $251,955
4: $216,681
5: $188,126
6: $156,212
7: $117,579
8: $87,345
9: $63,828
10 – 12: $39,976
13 – 15: $28,218
16 – 18: $16,125
19 – 27: $12,765
28 – 36: $10,750
37 – 45: $9,406
46 – 54: $8,062
55 – 63: $7,391
64 – 72: $6,719
73 – 81: $6,047
82 – 90: $5,376
91 – 100: $4,704

At the end of day 1B 420 players remained in the hunt, so 570 players will return to the tables for day 2 tomorrow. Here is a look at the notable day 1B eliminations: Jason Young, John D’Agostino, Al Barbieri, Matt Vance, Ted Lawson, Will Failla, Tommy Vedes, Tomislav Dobrilovic, Matt Stout, and Mike Vela.

Many top professional players held strong during day 1B and they remain in the hunt for a deep run in this large event. They include Robert McLaughlin (97,000), Roy Winston (78,000), Gavin Smith (75,000), Chirs Bell (73,000), and Bill Gazes (62,000). Here is a look at the top 10 chip counts:

Ofir Mor: 185,000
Nick Ceci: 120,000
Stefan Matsson: 116,000
Michael Dentale: 105,000
Anthony Ruberto: 105,000
Corey Bierria: 97,000
Robert McLaughlin: 97,000
Bob Weissman: 91,275
Micah Raskin: 91,000
Danny Shiff: 81,000

Day 2 begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. EDT. Tune back into CardPlayer.com after the end of play for a recap of the day’s events.

 
 
 
 

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SevenKidsPoppy
over 11 years ago

That's why he's the Oracle.

(But weren't the oracles always female? Anyway...)

 
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