WPT BORGATA POKER OPEN (TV)

September 14-19 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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ClubWPT RFG Bounty Tournament Underway

07:02 PM, 09/16/14

Catching Up with ClubWPT Qualifier Gregory Thomas

06:56 PM, 09/16/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

05:59 PM, 09/16/14

Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tourney on ClubWPT.com

03:42 PM, 09/16/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

02:52 PM, 09/16/14

Bruno Martins Doubles Thru Matt Stout in Massive Pot

02:25 PM, 09/16/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Update: Cornel Cimpan Leads

02:05 PM, 09/16/14

Meet the Qualifier: Ashley Cheung (partypoker)

01:29 PM, 09/16/14

Darlene Lee Ends Day 1B on Top

11:33 PM, 09/15/14

Meet the Qualifier: Carlos Rosendo (ClubWPT.com)

10:42 PM, 09/15/14

Official Prizepool Released; First Prize is $843,744

10:27 PM, 09/15/14

Chipleader Bonus: Monster Headphones

10:14 PM, 09/15/14

Jamie Armstrong Eliminated, But Not Going Anywhere

09:28 PM, 09/15/14

Meet the Qualifier: Gregory Thomas (ClubWPT.com)

06:40 PM, 09/15/14

WPT Player Party During the Dinner Break, Sponsored by DraftKings and Skrill

06:37 PM, 09/15/14

Two-Time NBA Champion Malik Rose is in the Field

05:20 PM, 09/15/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

03:36 PM, 09/15/14

ClubWPT Qualifiers in the Field

02:23 PM, 09/15/14

Will Dwyte Pilgrim Shock the World Again?

01:35 PM, 09/15/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

12:45 PM, 09/15/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

11:20 AM, 09/15/14

Ben Bianco Eliminates Two to Clinch the Chip Lead

11:07 PM, 09/14/14

Chipleader Bonus: Monster Headphones

10:11 PM, 09/14/14

Steve Piper Wins the Monster Poker Survival Kit

09:06 PM, 09/14/14

Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tourney on ClubWPT.com

07:10 PM, 09/14/14

Fantasy Poker Scouting Report

06:54 PM, 09/14/14

Qualifiers From DraftKings.com in the Field

04:08 PM, 09/14/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

02:37 PM, 09/14/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

01:58 PM, 09/14/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

01:12 PM, 09/14/14

Welcome Back to Borgata!

10:05 AM, 09/14/14

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Blake Bohn Leads the Remaining 150 Players

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Blake Bohn Day 2 of the Borgata Poker Open began with 606 hopefuls remaining from a field of 1,226 entries. After another eight levels of play, only 150 players remain.

On top of the chip counts is Blake Bohn with 807,500, followed by Ray Qartomy (623,000), Justin Zaki (618,000), Darren Elias (594,000) and Season XII WPT Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja (562,000).

Defending WPT Borgata Poker Open champion Anthony Zinno is still in the hunt with an above-average stack of 287,500. Zinno is battling to become the first player in WPT history to successfully defend a WPT title, winning the same event in back-to-back years.

Other notables to make it through the day include Aditya Agrawal (469,000), Season X Borgata Poker Open champion Bobby Oboodi (458,500), Ryan Riess (388,000), Byron Kaverman (342,000), Jamie Kerstetter (279,000) Eddy Sabat (256,600), Malik Rose (217,000), WPT commentator Mike Sexton (78,000) and Matt Glantz (56,000).

Other players were less fortunate. The long list of Day 2 eliminations includes Kara Scott, Matt Stout, Loni Harwood, Shaun Deeb, Lily Kiletto, and Champions Club members Carlos Mortensen, Jared Jaffee, Matt Salsberg, Keven Stammen, and Will Failla.

Play will resume at 12:00 noon ET Wednesday where only 120 players will make the money. The plan is to play down to the final 27 players, so be sure to return to WPT.com for continuing coverage of all the action as the stakes get higher and higher.

Click here for the Day 3 seat draw.

Sorted In: Blake Bohn, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
12:44 AM, 09/17/14

Sam Chartier Eliminated By Justin Zaki

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Sam Chartier opens to 8,500 on the button, Justin Zaki three-bets from the big blind and Chartier four-bets all in for for about 115,000. Zaki calls with JdiamondJheart, leading Chartier's Aspade10diamond.

The board runs out Kclub9heart8club7diamond3diamond, safe for Zaki to score the elimination.

Justin Zaki - 633,000 (158 bb)
Sam Chartier - Eliminated

Sorted In: Justin Zaki, Sam Chartier, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:56 PM, 09/16/14

Four More Hands in Day 2

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The tournament clocks are stopped with 10 minutes remaining, and each table will play four more hands before play ends for the night.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:56 PM, 09/16/14

Jared Hamby Lives to Fight for Another Pot

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With the board showing Kclub10heart9heart3spade on the turn and about 45,000 already in the pot, the UTG player checks, Jared Hamby bets 20,000 from middle position, and the UTG player check-raises to about 50,000.

Hamby has about 80,000 left behind, and he goes into the tank for a couple of minutes before he folds. The UTG player takes the pot.

Jared Hamby  -  80,000  (20 bb)

Sorted In: Jared Hamby, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:53 PM, 09/16/14

Matt Salsberg Eliminated

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Matt Salsberg
Action folds to Season XI WPT Player of the Year Matt Salsberg (pictured), who raises to 11,000. Aaron Overton is in the small blind and three-bets to 30,500 total.  The player in the big blind eyes Salsberg's stack, then four-bets to 73,000 total.

Salsberg takes just a few seconds before moving all-in for 85,000 total. Overton gets a count, thinks for a while, and eventually folds. The other player calls.

Salsberg turns over KclubKdiamond. His opponent shows Aclub8diamond.

The Adiamond7spade6club is a bad one for Salsberg, as it leaves him drawing to a king in order to survive.  As the 9spade comes on the turn and the 4heart on the river, Salsberg turns to Overton and asks if he folded a big ace. Overton confirms he did.

With that, Salsberg is eliminated shortly before Day 2 bags and tags for the evening.

Matt Salsberg  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: Matt Salsberg, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:44 PM, 09/16/14

Cliff Josephy Battles Back

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Cliff Josephy

After a player raises to 17,000 or so, Cliff Josephy moves all-in from late position for his last 117,000.  Action gets back on the other player, who asks how much the bet is.

"It's 117,000," Josephy tells him. "Should be more than enough to get you to fold."

The other player takes a minute before saying, "The question is if you want me to fold..."

"Who cares what I want? That doesn't matter. It's what you want," Josephy tells hi, casually taking a sip of his water. He takes a beat, then adds, "I'm just glad I didn't get snap-called."

The other player thinks for a couple of minutes longer before tapping his knuckles on the table, as if he is about to fold. He doesn't though. Instead, he takes another look at his cards.

"I gotta be good if you're taking this long," Josephy tells him.

The other player asks, "Will you show me if I fold?"

"I can't say," Josephy explains. "I wouldn't want to sway your decision one way or the other."

The other player does fold, giving Josephy the pot. As he mucks his cards, Josephy tosses them high enough to show he had pocket aces.

This pot is just the latest in a string of victories for Josephy, who ended Level 15 with just 7,500, but has managed to build his stack back up to around 150,000. 

Sorted In: Cliff Josephy, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:27 PM, 09/16/14

Russell Thomas Doubles Thru Jeff Papola

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Jeff Papola raises to 8,000 from middle position and Russell Thomas three-bets all in for 73,500 from the big blind. Papola calls.

Papola: JspadeJheart
Thomas: AdiamondQheart

The board runs out Aclub5club3diamond5heartAheart, giving Thomas aces full of fives to double through Papola.

Russell Thomas - 153,000 (38 bb)
Jeff Papola - 130,000 (32 bb)

Sorted In: Russell Thomas, Jeff Papola, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:25 PM, 09/16/14

Zo Karim Takes One Out

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The player on the button raises to 9,000 and Zo Karim three-bets to effectively 75,000 in the small blind. The player in the big blind folds and the player on the button calls all in with Adiamond10spade, slightly leading Karim's KheartJdiamond.

The board runs out Kdiamond10heart8heartQclub8diamond, giving Karim kings and eights to score the elimination.

Zo Karim - 250,000 (62 bb)

Sorted In: Zo Karim, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:22 PM, 09/16/14

Ebony Kenney Keeps Her Promises

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Ebony Kenney
In the middle of last level, Ebony Kenney was down to fewer than 45,000 in chips, and while drinking a large glass of red wine, she predicted that she would have 80,000 by the end of the level, and 110,000 by the end of the day.

When the level ended, Kenney had more than doubled up to 86,000, fulfilling the first half of her prediction. Now she just needs to add another 24,000 before the end of the day.

Ebony Kenney  -  86,000  (21 bb)

Sorted In: Ebony Kenney, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:21 PM, 09/16/14

Barry Shulman Doubles Up

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Barry Shulman
Barry Shulman just doubled up when his Aheart3club outflopped QclubQheart on a board of Adiamond7diamond5heart10clubKclub.

Barry Shulman  -  200,000  (50 bb)

Sorted In: Barry Shulman, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:16 PM, 09/16/14

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Blake Bohn 807,500 
2
Ray Qartomy 623,000 
3
Justin Zaki 618,000 
4
Darren Elias 594,000 
5
Mukul Pahuja 562,000 
6
Qi Yao Chen 520,500 

Average Chip Count: 245,200
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 3

Players Remaining:

150 of 1,226

Time Remaining:

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $843,744
2 $500,364
3 $308,067
4 $259,012
5 $213,999
6 $174,637
7 $135,393
8 $100,073
9 $71,621
10 - 12 $46,701
13 - 15 $31,395
16 - 18 $20,996
19 - 27 $17,385
28 - 36 $15,109
37 - 45 $13,147
46 - 54 $11,342
55 - 63 $9,811
64 - 72 $8,438
73 - 81 $7,770
82 - 90 $7,378
91 - 100 $7,064
101 - 110 $6,868
111 - 120 $6,750

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 100-200 0
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 50
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 400
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
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