WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (TV)

January 25-30 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Justin Lunin-Pack and Tim Bishop Finish Day 2 on Top

12:51 AM, 01/28/15

Tim Bishop Doubles Thru Matt Itkin

12:17 AM, 01/28/15

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12:12 AM, 01/28/15

Shawn Cunix Makes a Billy Goat Puke

10:26 PM, 01/27/15

Next Month: WPT Fallsview Poker Classic

09:48 PM, 01/27/15

Snow Day for the Royal Flush Girls

09:02 PM, 01/27/15

Coming Up Next: WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open

06:55 PM, 01/27/15

Video Update: Day 2 of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

05:54 PM, 01/27/15

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

05:37 PM, 01/27/15

DraftKings Qualifiers Chip Update

03:40 PM, 01/27/15

Official Prizepool Released; First Prize is $712,305

03:31 PM, 01/27/15

Interview with ClubWPT Qualifier Edward Auh

03:26 PM, 01/27/15

Last-Minute, Single-Hand, Single-Table Satellite

01:55 PM, 01/27/15

partypoker Qualifiers on Day 2

01:13 PM, 01/27/15

Winter Arrives at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

12:57 PM, 01/27/15

Not Tony Dunst's Turn

12:49 PM, 01/27/15

Interview with partypoker Qualifier Joey "Mush" Galazzo

12:35 PM, 01/27/15

Nine DraftKings Qualifiers in the Field

12:32 PM, 01/27/15

Day 2 Chip Counts

10:29 AM, 01/27/15

Day 1B Reaches the Guarantee Despite the Storm

11:43 PM, 01/26/15

Interview With partypoker Qualifier Dan Leddy

11:23 PM, 01/26/15

New Jersey Shutting Down All Roads at 11:00 pm

10:17 PM, 01/26/15

Eight partypoker Qualifiers in the Field

10:09 PM, 01/26/15

Interview with partypoker Qualifier Thomas Reitveld

09:34 PM, 01/26/15

Interview with partypoker Qualifier Ernie Zambri

07:00 PM, 01/26/15

DraftKings Wants to Send You to the L.A. Poker Classic

06:51 PM, 01/26/15

ClubWPT.com Qualifier Edward Auh

06:46 PM, 01/26/15

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05:40 PM, 01/26/15

Interview with Actor James Woods

05:01 PM, 01/26/15

Charity Winner Roger Lehman Won His Way Here

04:52 PM, 01/26/15

The Name Game

03:59 PM, 01/26/15

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

03:10 PM, 01/26/15

Interview with partypoker Qualifier Jimmy Ross

01:24 PM, 01/26/15

ClubWPT.com Offering Two Seats to WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

12:40 PM, 01/26/15

End of Day 1A Chip Counts

09:55 AM, 01/26/15

Day 1A Ends with Past Champ Andy Hwang Leading

11:31 PM, 01/25/15

jude4 wins a FIAT 500 Abarth Automatic on ClubWPT

11:14 PM, 01/25/15

Melissa Castello Intros the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

10:59 PM, 01/25/15

Next Month: WPT Fallsview Poker Classic

09:46 PM, 01/25/15

Unofficially 360 Entries on Day 1A

09:00 PM, 01/25/15

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07:14 PM, 01/25/15

They Came. They Played. They Were Conquered!

06:42 PM, 01/25/15

Coming Up Next: WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open

05:41 PM, 01/25/15

Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tourney at 6 pm on ClubWPT

04:00 PM, 01/25/15

DraftKings Wants to Send You to the WPT L.A. Poker Classic

01:49 PM, 01/25/15

How Early Is Too Early? You Be the Judge

01:37 PM, 01/25/15

Photo: Shuffle Up and Deal

12:17 PM, 01/25/15

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize: $3,500

11:37 AM, 01/25/15

Darren Elias Eliminated, Ready to Re-Enter

11:28 AM, 01/25/15

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Justin Lunin-Pack and Tim Bishop Finish Day 2 on Top

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Tim Bishop
Photo: Tim Bishop is second in chips at the end of Day 2.

Snowmaggedon 2015 may not have hit Atlantic City as hard as expected, but Day 2 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open more than lived up to expectations with several huge pots, dramatic hands, and big names making it through eight levels of action to survive the day and inch closer to the money bubble and a potential payday of more than $700,000.

When the day began, there were 487 players who took their seats, including overall chip leader and past Winter Poker Open champ Andy Hwang. As the day progressed, the casualties piled up as big stacks clashed, short stacks failed to survive their all-ins, and a long day of poker thinned the field to 136 players, just 46 spots away from the money bubble.

Impressively, Hwang managed to hold on to a relatively big stack all day, bagging up 368,000. He is no longer at the top of the counts though. That honor belonged to the much larger stack of Justin Lunin-Pack, who ended the day with 837,500.

Tim Bishop (pictured) is hot on Lunin-Pack's heels with 804,000. Bishop doubled thru Matt Itkin, who spent much of the day atop the leaderboard, on one of the last hands of the night when Itkin called Bishop's river shove with two pair only to run into Bishop's set of eights.

Champions Club member Shawn Cunix made a lot of noise, literally and figuratively, when he shot to the top of the leaderboard on a bluff gone right, but he tapered off by night's end, finishing with 476,000.

One of the most interesting table pairings of the day was East Coast brothers Mukul and Vinny Pahuja, who ended up side by side for the last couple of levels of the day. Just 62 miles from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, these brothers engaged in some friendly competition with the reigning WPT Player of the Year Mukul besting his big brother chip-wise at day's end, bagging 392,500 to Vinny's 177,000.

Some of the other notables to survive the day include former WPT One to Watch Aaron Massey (507,000), Season X WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger (404,000), Champions Club members James Calderaro (307,500) and Jared Jaffee (267,500), Tim West (305,000), and actor James Woods (89,500).

WPT commentator and partypoker Ambassador Mike Sexton is still alive with 143,500, but live stream host Tony Dunst, who won his way into this event via a DraftKings satellite, did not survive the day.

One DraftKings qualifier does remain in the field and that is Robert Lokken, who bagged up 98,000. 

The long list of Day 2 casualties includes past winners Marvin Rettenmaier, Will Failla, Victor Ramdin, and Matthew Waxman, Cathy Dever, BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch Kristy Arnett and Justin Zaki, reigning WPT World Champion Keven Stammen, ClubWPT qualifier Edward Auh, and Ryan Riess.

Tomorrow play resumes at 12pm ET for another action-packed day which will see the money bubble burst and players get one step closer to the televised final table.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
12:51 AM, 01/28/15

Matt Stout Eliminated

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

In the last hand of the night, a player raises under the gun to 9,000, the player on the button calls, and Matt Stout moves all in from the small blind for about 100,000.

The under-the-gun player moves all in over the top, and the button folds.

Stout shows 5club5diamond, but his opponent turns over QclubQdiamond. Stout needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes AclubJdiamond9heart6heart4spade, and the pocket queens hold up to eliminate Stout in the final hand of the day.

Matt Stout  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: Matt Stout, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
12:29 AM, 01/28/15

Tim Bishop Doubles Thru Matt Itkin

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

With about 370,000 in the pot and the board reading Qdiamond8club2heart9heart6diamond, Matt Itkin is in the tank after Tim Bishop shoves for 217,000.

After about three minutes, Itkin shows Qheart8heart for top two pair face up. He turns his cards back down and tanks for another minute before he calls.

Bishop tables 8diamond8spade for a set of eights, scoring the massive double.

Tim Bishop - 805,000 (201 bb)
Matt Itkin - 125,000 (31 bb)

Sorted In: Tim Bishop, Matt Itkin, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII, Featured Blog
12:17 AM, 01/28/15

Ryan Olisar Eliminated by Mukul Pahuja

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

Reigning WPT Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja raises from the cutoff  and Ryan Olisar reraises to 25,500 out of the small blind. Pahuja thinks a bit, then calls.

The flop comes 7heart7club4club and Olisar bets 18,500. Pahuja calls.

The turn is the 3club and Olisar checks. Pahuja bets 32,500 and Olisar thinks a bit, counts up his own chips, then check-raises all-in for around 120,000. 

Pahuja calls immediately, tabling 4diamond4spade for a flopped full house. Olisar is drawing dead with Adiamond9club. He slides his chips over to Pahuja before the inconseuential river even hits and head for the door shortly before play ends for the night.

Mukul Pahuja - 395,000
Ryan Olisar - Eliminated

Sorted In: Mukul Pahuja, Ryan Olisar, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
12:15 AM, 01/28/15

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

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12:12 AM, 01/28/15

Matt Stout vs. Esther Taylor

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

Matt Stout (cutoff) and Esther Taylor (button) reraise each other preflop until Taylor makes it 71,000 total. Stout calls.

The flop comes 7club6club3spade, Stout checks, and Taylor bets 33,000. Stout tanks for a while before he folds, and Taylor takes the pot.

Esther Taylor  -  300,000  (75 bb)
Matt Stout  -  155,000  (38 bb)

Sorted In: Esther Taylor, Matt Stout, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
12:06 AM, 01/28/15

Gary Wong Busts Two People to Build a Huge Stack

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

Gary Wong recently eliminated two players on the same hand with his pocket aces, with one of them losing with pocket kings. Wong went up to 660,000 on the hand, but has built his stack a little bit higher since then.

Gary Wong  -  720,000  (180 bb)

Sorted In: Gary Wong, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
12:05 AM, 01/28/15

Aaron Steury Chipping Up

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

Aaron Steury opens from under the gun, the player in the hijack three-bets to 20,000, Steury four-bets to 47,000, the player in the hijack five-bets all in for about 125,000, and Steury calls with KdiamondKheart, leading his opponent's AheartQclub.

The board runs out Qspade4diamond3heart4heartJspade, safe for Steury to score the elimination.

Aaron Steury - 380,000 (95 bb)

Sorted In: Aaron Steury, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:45 PM, 01/27/15

Mike Dentale and Chance Kornuth Eliminated

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

Chance Kornuth raises from under the gun, Weisong Xia calls from the next seat over, and Mike Dentale calls from the big blind.

The flop falls AspadeKclub9spade and Dentale checks to Kornuth who bets 12,500. Both Xia and Dentale call to see the 2club turn where Dentale shoves for 35,000. Kornuth reshoves and Xia calls all in for 108,500.

Kornuth: Kheart9club
Xia: KdiamondKspade
Dentale: Aclub3club

Xia leads with a set of kings and holds up through the Qspade river to eliminate Dentale.

Kornuth is eliminated shortly thereafter.

Weisong Xia - 330,000 (82 bb)
Chance Kornuth - Eliminated
Mike Dentale - Eliminated

Sorted In: Mike Dentale, Weisong Xia, Chance Kornuth, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:33 PM, 01/27/15

Shaun Deeb Doubles Up

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

The player in the hijack raises to 8,500 and Shaun Deeb moves all-in for around 28,000 from the cutoff. The intiial raiser calls with Kclub10heart and Deeb leads with Adiamond5heart.

Deeb's hand stays out front as the board runs out 9heart8spade2spade3spade5club and he takes the pot with a pair of fives to double up.

Shaun Deeb - 65,000 

Sorted In: Shaun Deeb, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:32 PM, 01/27/15

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Justin Lunin-Pack 837,500 
2
Tim Bishop 804,000 
3
Gary Wong 720,000 
4
She Lok Wong 705,500 
5
Rachel Kranz 550,000 
6
Michael Wang 540,000 

Average Chip Count: 218,161
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 3

Players Remaining:

136 of 989

Time Remaining:

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $712,305
2 $419,467
3 $253,263
4 $212,108
5 $174,118
6 $140,878
7 $112,386
8 $85,476
9 $58,567
10 - 12 $37,989
13 - 15 $28,492
16 - 18 $18,045
19 - 27 $14,879
28 - 36 $12,980
37 - 45 $11,713
46 - 54 $10,447
55 - 63 $9,497
64 - 72 $8,548
73 - 81 $7,598
82 - 90 $6,965

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
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 1,500-3,000 500
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
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
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