WPT Borgata Poker Open attracts 1,189 entries

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 17, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

WPT Borgata Poker OpenFor the fifth consecutive year the Main Event of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open has pulled in over 1,000 entries. The 2013 running is the second largest of all-time, with a total of 1,189 players registering for the $3,500 buy-in NLHE tournament over the course of the two starting flights. The largest Borgata Poker Open Main Event took place in 2011 when 1,313 players took part in the tournament.

Day 1a was much smaller than Day 1b, with just 376 players registering for the tournament on Sunday, while over 800 took part in Monday’s flight, including players who busted on Day 1a that were able to reenter on Day 1b. Of the original starting field of 1,189 entries about 600 or so players are still alive heading into Day 2.

The overall chip-leader heading into Day will be Paul Volpe. Volpe got off to a terrific start to the 2013 tournament season but has cooled off over the past few months. Apparently a return to his East Coast roots was just what the doctor ordered for Volpe who bagged-up over 230k chips on Day 1b. Volpe, along with Day 1a chip-leader Cong Pham both received $5,000 for finishing at the top of their respective leader-boards.

Volpe is joined by a number of other recognizable names near the top of the leader-board including Cherish Andrews, Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy, Nick Frangos, Scott Seiver, and Eric Baldwin.

Here is a look at the chip-leaders from Day 1a of the Borgata Poker Open Main Event:

1. Cong Pham – 191,025

2. Besnik Ziba – 183,375

3. Thomas Campbell – 181,025

4. Jeff Fielder – 175,400

5. Peter Vitantonio – 158,000

6. Tony Sinishtaj – 157,000

7. Eric Baldwin – 131,475

8. Cherish Andrews – 128,000

9. Joseph Gibbons – 126,200

10. Cliff Josephy – 123,000

Here is a look at the chip-leaders from Day 1b of the Borgata Poker Open Main Event:

1. Paul Volpe – 231,850

2. Anthony Castelli – 210,100

3. Jeremy Stein – 206,100

4. Norberto Camacho – 203,950

5. Nick Frangos – 199,975

6. Leonard Adams – 178,700

7. Scott Seiver – 159,700

8. Ray Qartomy – 113,350

9. Jerry Wong – 110,000

10. Ebony Kenney – 93,000

110 players will make the money this year, with a min-cash worth $7,123. Here is a look at the payouts for the final table of the tournament:

* 1st place: $825,099

* 2nd place: $492,569

* 3rd place: $301,225

* 4th place: $251,968

* 5th place: $208,394

* 6th place: $168,610

*Chip counts and payouts from www.worldpokertour.com


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