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Dwyte Pilgrim Headlines Final Televised Table at Borgata Poker Open

Ofir Mor Has Chip Lead Entering Final Table


Dwyte PilgrimThe final six are set at the 2010 WPT Borgata Poker Open. The $3,000 championship event has already made headlines for breaking the record for largest field in World Poker Tour history with 1,042.

There were many story lines entering day four, including the title defense of the 2009 main event by Olivier Busquet. The high-stakes heads-up online phenom made yet another deep run in the tournament before bowing out in 25th place.

WPT commentator Mike Sexton was threatening to force fellow commentator Vince Van Patten into a solo gig as he made his way to the final table, but his short stack finally gave out as he was eliminated in 20th place.

All eyes then turned to John D’Agostino, who was gunning for his third televised final table at Borgata. He too fell short, busting in 14th place.

Jeffrey PapolaThe final seven players were highlighted by two Card Player Player of the Year candidates in Jeffrey Papola and Dwyte Pilgrim.

When Papola was eliminated on the bubble, nobody was happier than Pilgrim, having made his first WPT final table without one of his main POY threats. After the final card had been dealt to seal it, Pilgrim ran to his rail and yelled, “We’re gonna shock the world!”

Should Pilgrim win on Thursday, he would surpass Tom Marchese for the top spot on the POY leader board. All six players are now guaranteed at least $148,427. The winner will take home $733,802.

Here’s a look at the final table and their chip counts.

Seat 1: Kia Mohajeri — 4,225,000
Seat 2: Benjamin Klier — 6,125,000
Seat 3: Ofir Mor — 7,300,000
Seat 4: Brandon Novena — 5,125,000
Seat 5: Dwyte Pilgrim — 4,800,000
Seat 6: Daniel Makowsky — 3,300,000

The action kicks off at 4:00 p.m. EST. Stay tuned to for a complete recap of the action.