WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (TV)

January 25-30 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Day 1A Ends with Past Champ Andy Hwang Leading

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Andy Hwang
When the World Poker Tour reunited with the Borgata Winter Poker Open in Season XI, it was Andy Hwang (pictured) who captured the title, winning an impressive $730,053, etching his name on the Champions Cup in the process.

If Day 1A is any indication, Hwang might just add his name to the cup a second time, as he ended the first of two starting days as chip leader with 251,300. Hwang's next closest competitor is Dan Wach, who bagged up 209,900. Jason Helder is the only other player to finish above the 200,000 mark with 200,900.

Day 1A drew 360 players with approximately 159 bagging and tagging at the end of the night. Some of the notables who can relax and take tomorrow off include actor James Woods, Jake Schwartz, reigning WPT Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja, Matt Affleck, Shannon Shorr, Eddy Sabat, Aaron Massey, two-time WPT champ Marvin Rettenmaier, WPT Ones to Watch Jose Serratos, and Champions Club member James Calderaro.

Some of the players we might see back in action for Day 1B include Matt Glantz, Chris Klodnicki, reigning WPT World Champion Keven Stammen, Matt Matros, and Champions Club member Anthony Zinno.

Day 1B gets underway at 11am on Monday morning. Tune back in to see if anyone can catch Hwang at the top of the leaderboard.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:31 PM, 01/25/15

jude4 wins a FIAT 500 Abarth Automatic on ClubWPT

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The Road to the Fiat Final
Congratulations to jude4 who has won ClubWPT’s biggest ever tournament, the Road To The FIAT final. jude4 has won a brand new wicked 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth Automatic, $500 cash and a WPT VIP experience at the upcoming LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino where they will be presented with the keys to their brand new car!

If you missed the Road To The FIAT Final tournament, fear not, there are still plenty of opportunities to win big on ClubWPT.com, with over $100,000 in cash and prizes awarded every month including 3 VIP packages to a televised WPT event up for grabs in February!

* No purchase necessary.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, ClubWPT, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:14 PM, 01/25/15

Late-Night Eliminations

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Micah Raskin, Kevin Eyster and Anthony Zinno are among those who have been eliminated in the later stages of Level 8.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:00 PM, 01/25/15

Melissa Castello Intros the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Melissa Castello, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:59 PM, 01/25/15

Diamonds Are James Woods' Best Friend

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

James Woods Doubles Up
Academy Award-nominated actor James Wood is in the big blind when he gets it all-in preflop with the player under the gun for Woods' last 44,525 with Woods holding KspadeKdiamond to his opponent's KclubKheart.

It looks like a chop, but the QdiamondJspade3diamond flop gives Woods a shot at a flush and he picks up the flush draw with the 9diamond on the turn. The river brings the 10diamond, completing Woods' flush and sending the table intpo an uproar.

Woods profusely apologizes to his opponent, repeatedly admitting it was a really gross beat, but the pot does put the actor and poker enthusiast in great position as Day 1A draws to a close.

James Woods  -  92,000

Sorted In: James Woods, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:55 PM, 01/25/15

Blake Bohn Doubles One Up

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Blake Bohn raises to 1,200 from under the gun and a player in middle position minraises to 1,800. Scott Blackman calls from the hijack, the player in the cutoff calls and Denis Gnidash four-bets to 6,500 on the button.

Bohn calls, the middle-position player calls, Blackman calls and the player in the cutoff calls to see the flop fall 9heart7heart3club.

Bohn checks to the player in middle position who shoves for 20,200. Action folds to Bohn who goes in the tank for a bit. He eventually calls and tables AdiamondQspade.

The middle-position player shows 3heart2diamond for a pair of threes and holds up through the 9club turn and 6heart river to more than double up.

Blake Bohn - 91,000 (151 bb)
Denis Gnidash - 59,000 (98 bb) 
Scott Blackman - 37,000 (61 bb)

Sorted In: Blake Bohn, Denis Gnidash, Scott Blackman, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:43 PM, 01/25/15

Jonathan Little Eliminated

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Sorted In: Jonathan Little, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:22 PM, 01/25/15

Keven Stammen Eliminated By Eric Panayiotou

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Picking up the action after the river of a board reading Aheart9club5heart4clubQspade with about 37,000 in the pot, Keven Stammen is all in for 30,700.

Eric Panayiotou tanks for a bit and calls after a little while.

Stammen shows 6heart2heart for a missed flush draw, while Panayiotou tables Adiamond7diamond for a pair of aces to win the pot and eliminate Stammen.

Eric Panayiotou - 130,000 (216 bb)
Keven Stamen - Eliminated

Sorted In: Keven Stammen, Eric Panayiotou, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:14 PM, 01/25/15

Level 8 Begins

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Level 7 comes to an end, and Level 8 begins with increased blinds of 300-600 and a 75 ante. Play continues without a break.

This will be the last level of the night.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:54 PM, 01/25/15

Next Month: WPT Fallsview Poker Classic

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Fallsview Promo
Next month, the World Poker Tour is headed north of the border into Canada for the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic, overlooking the glorious Niagara Falls.

It’s a four-day event (February 13th-16th) with a $5,000 buy-in. There is only one starting day, but players are allowed one re-entry during the first 10 levels.

Last year, Matthew Lapossie outlasted a field of 383 entries to take down the title along with CAD $363,197.


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Minors Statement
Must be 19 years of age or older to enter the casino or participate in tournaments.

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Sorted In: Featured Blog, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:46 PM, 01/25/15

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Andy Hwang 251,300 
2
Dan Wach 209,900 
3
Jason Helder 200,900 
4
Greg Weber 156,200 
5
Eric Panayiotou 139,600 
6
Brian Haveson 132,000 

Average Chip Count: 67,924
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Summary

Current Level:

8

Blinds:

300-600

Ante:

75

Players Remaining:

159 of 360

Time Remaining:

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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