WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (TV)

January 25-30 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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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

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

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

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

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

Live Tournament Updates

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Day 1B Concludes With Matt Itkin on Top

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The Season XIII Borgata Winter Poker Open resumed on Monday with Day 1B of the Main Event. A total of 629 entries took to the felt and after eight levels of play, about 375 of them bagged up and will join the 159 Day 1A survivors to play on Day 2. The total field size is set at 989 entries and roughly 534 players remain.

Leading the Day 1B bunch is Matt Itkin with 221,200. A late hand in Level 8 against Champions Club member Matthew Waxman pushed Itkin above the 200,000-mark, en route to sezing the chip lead. Also bagging big stacks were Barry Hutter (191,300), Cathy Dever (169,600), Brent Roberts (167,400), Walter Fisher (166,400), and past Borgata winner member Anthony Zinno (162,000).

Others who survived include WPT live stream host and DraftKings qualifer Tony Dunst (52,200), along with BLUFF.com WPT Ones To Watch Kristy Arnett (46,100) and Garrett Greer (5,500). Despite just having seven big blinds, Greer pointed out that he had just eight big blinds prior to his first WPT cash back at the LA Poker Classic in Season X! and feels just fine with a short stack

Among those who failed to survive the day include Ebony Kenney, Paul Volpe, Ronnie Bardah, Matt Matros, and Amanda Musumeci.

Day 2 is scheduled to start at 12pm ET Tuesday. Prizepool and payout information should be available once play begins, so be sure to tune back in tomorrow for updates on all of the action. We will have complete chip counts and seat assignments as soon as they are available.

The rough weather and impending snowstorm has thrown a wrench in some players' plans, as all roads in New Jersey were shut down at 11pm. News reports indicate roads will re-open at dawn so long as conditions do not worsen.
 

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII, Season XI
11:43 PM, 01/26/15

Interview With partypoker Qualifier Dan Leddy

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Leddy, Melissa Castello, PartyPoker, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:23 PM, 01/26/15

Matt Itkin Crosses 200K

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Three players, including Matt Waxman and Matt Itkin, commit 11,000 each to see a Kspade10club2heart flop. Itkin bets 16,000 and only Waxman calls. Both players proceed to check the 9spade turn and 7club river.

Itkin tables AheartAclub, Waxman mucks, and Itkin collects the pot.

Matt Itkin - 213,000 (355 bb)
Matt Waxman - 135,000 (225 bb)

Sorted In: Matt Itkin, Matt Waxman, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
11:02 PM, 01/26/15

Ravi Raghavan vs. Barry Hutter

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Picking up the action after the river of a Jspade6club3diamond2diamond10heart board with about 11,400 in the pot, Barry Hutter bets 5,000. Raghavan tanks for a bit before he calls.

Hutter tables AdiamondJdiamond, Raghavan mucks, and Hutter collects the pot.

Barry Hutter - 195,000 (325 bb)
Ravi Raghavan - 75,000 (125 bb)

Sorted In: Barry Hutter, Ravi Raghavan, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:59 PM, 01/26/15

Late-Night Eliminations

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Paul Volpe and Amanda Musumeci are among those who have recently been eliminated.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:50 PM, 01/26/15

Edward Auh Doubles Thru Jared Jaffee

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

ClubWPT.com qualifier Edward Auh is all in preflop with A-K, and he needs it to hold to stay alive against WPT Champions Club member Jared Jaffe's A-Q.

The A-K holds up for Auh to win the pot and double up in chips.

Edward Auh  -  11,500  (19 bb)
Jared Jaffee  -  68,000  (113 bb)

If you’d like to follow in his footsteps and win your way into a top-tier WPT event, check out ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT is awarding 3 VIP packages to televised WPT events in February, including a $9,000 package to the Bay 101 Shooting Star in San Jose next weekend.

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Sorted In: ClubWPT, Edward Auh, Jared Jaffee, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:43 PM, 01/26/15

New Jersey Shutting Down All Roads at 11:00 pm

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Borgata Tournament Director Tab Duchateau just passed along an important announcement -- the state of New Jersey is instituting a statewide travel ban effective at 11:00 pm tonight, shutting down all non-emergency travel.

That means that any players in the field who aren't staying here at the Borgata have 45 minutes to leave or else they are staying here at the Borgata. Unfortunately, play won't end until about 11:00 pm, so anyone who survives to the end of today is legally forbidden to leave the Borgata unless it's an emergency.

What about the dealers? Earlier today, the Borgata set aside hotel rooms for all the tournament poker dealers to make sure they had a safe place to stay tonight without having to drive in the blizzard.

The more interesting question is this -- what about players who survived Day 1A, but then left the property to go home (if local) or to another hotel? If all the roads in the state of New Jersey are closed, how will they return to the tournament to play Day 2 tomorrow?

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:17 PM, 01/26/15

John Holley Doubles Thru Paul Volpe

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Paul Volpe opens from the hijack and John Holley three-bets all in from the big blind for 15,700. Volpe tanks for a bit before he calls.

Volpe: 9club9diamond
Holley: JheartJspade

The board runs out 10club8heart5heart7spade7diamond, safe for Holley to double through Volpe.

John Holley - 33,000 (55 bb)
Paul Volpe - 3,300 (5 bb)

Sorted In: John Holley, Paul Volpe, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:12 PM, 01/26/15

Daniel Buzgon Eliminated and Scoopless

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Sorted In: Daniel Buzgon, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:09 PM, 01/26/15

Eight partypoker Qualifiers in the Field

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

There are eight players in today’s field who qualified into this tournament via partypoker.com or nj.partypoker.com. (Yes, there is legal online poker in the United States within the borders of New Jersey.)

nj.partypoker.com Qualifiers (New Jersey)
George Cicak
Joseph Galazzo

partypoker Qualifiers
Ashley Cheung
Allen Cvitkovic
Daniel Leddy
Thomas Rietveld
Jimmy Ros
Ernie Zambri

Sorted In: Featured Blog, PartyPoker, George Cicak, Joseph Galazzo, Ashley Cheung, Allen Cvitkovic, Daniel Leddy, Thomas Rietveld, Jimmy Ross, Ernie Zambri, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
10:09 PM, 01/26/15

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Matt Itkin 221,200 
2
Barry Hutter 191,300 
3
Cathy Dever 169,600 
4
Brent Roberts 167,400 
5
Walter Fisher 166,400 
6
Anthony Zinno 162,000 

Average Chip Count: 55,561
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Summary

Current Level:

8

Blinds:

300-600

Ante:

75

Players Remaining:

534 of 989

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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