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WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship Begins Saturday

$3,500 buy-in event has a guaranteed $2 million prize pool


Olivier BusquetThe World Poker Tour’s Borgata Poker Open championship will begin Saturday, September 18 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The $3,500 buy-in event has a guaranteed $2 million prize pool and will feature two day-one flights. The televised final table will wrap up the following Thursday, September 23.

A year ago, the Borgata Poker Open championship saw 1,018 entrants, with Olivier Busquet beating Jeremy Brown heads-up to win his first WPT title and the biggest payout of his tournament career, $925,514.

This year’s Borgata Poker Open began on September 8, and the championship event is the 17th tournament on a schedule of 21 events with various buy-ins and games.

Players in the championship event will start with 30,000 in tournament chips, and the blinds will begin at 25-50. Levels will be one hour and fifteen minutes long, and there will be a 15-minute break at the end of every two levels.

Here’s a look at the schedule

Saturday, Sept. 18: Day 1A
Sunday, Sept. 19: Day 1B
Monday, Sept. 20: Day 2
Tuesday, Sept. 21: Day 3
Wednesday, Sept. 22: Day 4
Thursday, Sept. 23: Final table