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WPT -- Borgata Poker Open Day 2

Over 500 Players Fall on Day 2 in Atlantic City


Gavin SmithDay 2 at the $3,500 no-limit hold’em World Poker Tour championship event at the Borgata Poker Open began with 570 players. By the end of eight levels of play just 169 remained as a huge chunk of the field hit the rail with the blinds and antes escalating. Here is a look at the notable day 2 eliminations: Former world champion Robert Varkonyi, Robert McLaughlin, Nancy Todd Tyner, Theo Tran, Todd Terry, Shawn Glines, Matt Matros, Billy Pilossoph, Bernard Lee, Allen Kessler, Matt Glantz, Lacey Jones, Kyle Bowker, Chris Bell, Roy Winston, and Gavin Smith (pictured left).

Hand of the Day:

Boat over Flush

With the blinds at 1,200-2,400 with a 300 ante Bobby Suer bet 100,000 on a flop of KDiamond Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit and his opponent made the all-in call. Their cards:

Suer: QDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit
Opponent: KSpade Suit QSpade Suit

Turn and River: QHeart Suit QClub Suit

Suer’s opponent hit runner-runner queens to fill up a boat and win the hand. Suer watched his stack fall down to 270,000 after the hand during the closing moments of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts:

Olivier Busquet: 524,600
Tony Moussa: 488,300
Danny Illingworth: 480,600
Ofir Mor: 452,800
Mike Summers: 450,500
Bartholomew Mikulski: 441,100
Mike Leah: 431,600
Barry Tremebetzky: 412,000
Allen Bari: 401,500
Ben Lin: 385,700

Notable Chip Counts:

Jason Dewitt: 357,500
Bill Gazes: 298,000
Bobby Suer: 270,000
Ray Henson: 262,000
Kathy Liebert: 260,000
Jonathan Little: 229,800
Steve Brecher: 220,300
Soheil Shamseddin: 210,000
Curt Kohlberg: 204,300
Chris Reslock: 179,400
Zvi Shiff: 145,000
Vinny Pahuja: 138,000
Joe Simmons: 133,300
Matt Brady: 85,000
Michael Binger: 74,000
Lee Childs: 73,000
Danny Shiff: 66,000
Matt Woodward: 65,000

Day 3 begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. EDT and the money bubble will burst when 100 players remain. Check back in at the end of the night for a recap of the day’s events on