WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (TV)

January 25-30 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Photo Recap: Aaron Mermelstein Wins the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

07:46 AM, 01/31/15

Hand #181: Aaron Mermelstein Wins the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

12:39 AM, 01/31/15

Hand #166: Aaron Mermelstein Regains a 2-to-1 Lead

11:51 PM, 01/30/15

WPT Video: Super Bowl Picks

11:03 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #153: Randy Pfeifer Out in 3rd Place ($253,263)

10:52 PM, 01/30/15

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10:36 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #142: Aaron Mermelstein Takes a 5.6M Pot

10:32 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #140: Aaron Mermelstein Wins 10.7M Pot vs. Todd

10:24 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #136: Randy Pfeifer Doubles Thru Aaron Mermelstein

10:12 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #120: Shawn Cunix Out in 4th Place ($212,108)

09:32 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #118: Aaron Mermelstein Doubles Thru Eugene Todd

09:26 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #112: Randy Pfeifer Doubles Thru Aaron Mermelstein

09:00 PM, 01/30/15

A Royal Congratulations to Brittany Bell

08:56 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #97: Shawn Cunix Doubles Thru Eugene Todd

08:18 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #94: Shawn Cunix Triples Up

08:12 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #92: Eugene Todd Doubles Thru Shawn Cunix

08:04 PM, 01/30/15

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07:28 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #68: Randy Pfeifer Takes the Chip Lead

07:07 PM, 01/30/15

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06:50 PM, 01/30/15

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06:36 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #37: Esther Taylor-Brady Out in 5th Place ($174,118)

05:21 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #35: Aaron Mermelstein Takes the Lead From Cunix

05:12 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #17: Randy Pfeifer Doubles Thru Eugene Todd (Again)

04:17 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #16: Randy Pfeifer Doubles Thru Eugene Todd

04:12 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #14: Justin Liberto Out in 6th Place ($140,878)

04:04 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #13: Justin Liberto Doubles Thru Esther Taylor-Brady

03:58 PM, 01/30/15

Photo Recap, Day 4: Shawn Cunix Was Unstoppable

03:44 AM, 01/30/15

Shawn Cunix Goes Wire to Wire on Day 4 of the Winter Open

12:34 AM, 01/30/15

Hand #114: Casey Yontz Out in 7th Place ($112,386)

12:21 AM, 01/30/15

Hand #106: Philippe Belley Out in 8th Place ($85,476)

12:05 AM, 01/30/15

Official Chip Counts: Final Eight Players

11:45 PM, 01/29/15

Hands #86-87: Eugene Todd Doubles Thru Aaron Mermelstein

11:22 PM, 01/29/15

Hand #68: Randy Pfeifer Doubles Thru Phillippe Belley

10:51 PM, 01/29/15

Hand #57: Michael Wang Out in 9th Place ($58,567)

10:29 PM, 01/29/15

Official Chip Counts: Final Nine Players

10:12 PM, 01/29/15

Hand #46: Sheriff Cunix Has 8.56 Million in Chips

10:04 PM, 01/29/15

Hands #37-39: Esther Taylor-Brady Over 4 Million

09:34 PM, 01/29/15

Hands #34-36: Randy Pfeifer Doubles Thru Philippe Belley

09:32 PM, 01/29/15

Hands #32-33: Barry Leventhal Out in 10th Place ($37,989)

09:25 PM, 01/29/15

Hand #28: Aaron Mermelstein Wins 2.3M Pot vs. Leventhal

09:11 PM, 01/29/15

Hand #22: Philippe Belley Wins 3.3M Pot vs. Shawn Cunix

08:46 PM, 01/29/15

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07:22 PM, 01/29/15

Dinner Break Until 8:15 pm; Official Chip Counts

07:13 PM, 01/29/15

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06:34 PM, 01/29/15

Updated Chip Counts: Final 10 Players

06:34 PM, 01/29/15

Kevin Calenzo Out in 11th Place ($37,989)

06:32 PM, 01/29/15

Updated Chip Counts: Final 12 Players

05:36 PM, 01/29/15

Skrill Last-Longer Update: Final Three Players

03:42 PM, 01/29/15

Updated Chip Counts: Final 17 Players

03:37 PM, 01/29/15

Aaron Massey Out in 18th Place ($18,045)

02:52 PM, 01/29/15

Official Seating & Chip Counts: Final 18 Players

02:51 PM, 01/29/15

Official Chip Counts: Final 21 Players

01:56 PM, 01/29/15

James Calderaro Out in 22nd Place ($14,879)

01:29 PM, 01/29/15

Esther Taylor-Brady Doubles Thru Matthew Alexander

12:23 PM, 01/29/15

Final 27 Players: Official Seating & Chip Counts

10:09 AM, 01/29/15

Day 3 Ends with Prospect of Calderaro-Cunix Rematch

01:45 AM, 01/29/15

Final 34 Players: Updated Chip Counts

11:55 PM, 01/28/15

Andy Frankenberger Out in 40th Place ($11,713)

10:21 PM, 01/28/15

Skrill Last-Longer Update: Four Players Remain

09:04 PM, 01/28/15

Next Month: WPT Fallsview Poker Classic

05:51 PM, 01/28/15

Maruti Yarlapati Bursts the Bubble in 91st Place

03:13 PM, 01/28/15

Andy Hwang Eliminated by Tim Bishop in 92nd Place

03:05 PM, 01/28/15

ClubWPT is Giving Away 3 VIP Packages in February

02:31 PM, 01/28/15

Jared Jaffee Impresses His Table

02:13 PM, 01/28/15

Last Night's VIP Dinner for partypoker Qualifiers

12:51 PM, 01/28/15

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize: 17 Players Left

12:47 PM, 01/28/15

Start of Day 3 Chip Counts

10:50 AM, 01/28/15

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

Live Tournament Updates

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Day 4 Official Chip Counts and Seating Assignments

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

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
03:08 AM, 02/27/12

Final 54 Back in Action at Noon Tomorrow

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

Phil Ivey's abrupt elimination on the money bubble brought Day 3 action to an end after almost seven full levels of action.  The players are worn out after a long day at the tables, but they have the night to recover and the assurance of at least a $21,080 payday.

Tuan Phan is the end of day chip leader with 1,140,000.  He is the first player over a million chips and has a bit of distance between himself and his next closest competitor, Jason Somerville, who finished with 860,000.

WPT Champions Club members Allen Carter, Joe Tehan, and Joe Hachem will be back in action tomorrow, as will notables like David Sands, Noah Schwartz, Joe Hachem, Christian Harder, Dan Kelly, Amit Makhija, and Tom Marchese.

The official chip counts and seat assignments will be up shortly. Until then here are the unofficial top five chip counts from the end of Day 3:

1.  Tuan Phan  -  1,140,000  (228 BBs)
2.  Jason Somerville  -  860,000  (172 BBs)
3.  Joe Tehan  -  831,500  (166 BBs)
4.  Casey Stewart  -  791,000  (158 BBs)
5.  Larry Greenberg  -  707,000  (141 BBs)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Tuan Phan, Jason Somerville, Phil Ivey, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
01:13 AM, 02/27/12

Christian Harder: Star of Annapolis

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

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Christian Harder, Jessica Welman, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
01:05 AM, 02/27/12

Phil Ivey Eliminated on the Bubble to End Day 3 Action

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

Action folds around to Phil Ivey in late position and he open shoves all-in for his last 65,000 or so. Dave Baker is next to act and calls.

Baker's pocket kings have Ivey's pocket sixes in bad shape. Ivey gets no help from the board and the Season VI LA Poker Classic champ is eliminated in 55th place, just one spot shy of at least a $21,080 payday.

With that, Day 3 action draws to a close. The players are now bagging and tagging chips and will be back in action at 12pm on Monday.

We'll have official chip counts and an end of day wrap up coming shortly.

Sorted In: Phil Ivey, Featured Blog, Dave Baker, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:48 AM, 02/27/12

AJ Jejelowo Doubles Thru Phil Ivey

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

7900 AJ Jejelowo Doubles thru Phil Ivey
AJ Jejelowo raises to 12,000 from the button, Phil Ivey reraises to 35,000 from the big blind. Jejelowo moves all-in for 111,500 and Ivey calls.

Jejelowo shows 6spade6diamond and it's a race as Ivey shows Adiamond10spade.

The board comes Kheart9spade8spade4spadeQheart and Jejelowo doubles to 230,000.

AJ Jejelowo  -  230,000  (46 BBs)
Phil Ivey  -  70,000  (14 BBs)

Sorted In: Phil Ivey, Ayodeji Jejelowo, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:44 AM, 02/27/12

Sam Barnhart Eliminated in 56th Place

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

With around 35,000 in the pot and the board reading 9spade8club6spade5spade, Sam Barnhart announces he is all-in from the blinds.  Joe Tehan is the only other player in the hand and he asks for a count.

After the dealer finishes counting down Barnhart's 143,000-chip stack, Barnhart leans back in his chair and folds his arms across his chest.

Tehan tries to get a read off his opponent.  "You got a flush? Sam?"

Barnhart remains silent.

"You can tell me," Tehan adds.  "I won't get mad at you. "

Barnhart throws his head back in silent laughter at Tehan's comment, but still doesn't say anything about his holdings.

After another minute or so, Tehan calls with 6club7heart for a nine-high straight.  Barnhart shows 5club9club for top and bottom pair.

The river is the 3heart and Tehan's straight holds to eliminate Barnhart, who is all smiles and well wishes as he heads out of the tournament area.

With Barnhart's elimination, Tehan has now jumped back up near the top of the counts and the remaining 55 players in the field are now on hand-for-hand play until the 54-person money bubble bursts.

Joe Tehan - 800,000 (160 BBs)
Sam Barnhart - eliminated in 56th place ($0) 

Sorted In: Sam Barnhart, joe tehan, Featured Blog, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:38 AM, 02/27/12

Bryan Piccioli Eliminated in 57th Place

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

A player raises from middle position and Bryan Piccioli moves all-in from the blinds for his last 135,000 or so.  The other player calls with KclubKheart and Piccioli trails with AheartKspade.

The board runs out 10diamond3spade2spadeQheartQclub and the kings hold to eliminate Piccioli near the bubble in 57th place.

Bryan Piccioli - eliminated

Sorted In: Bryan Piccioli, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:33 AM, 02/27/12

Joe Tehan vs. Jason Dewitt

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

7831 Jason Dewitt vs Joe Tehan
Jason Dewitt limps from the button for 5,000, Joe Tehan raises from the small blind to 21,500, and Dewitt calls. The flop comes Kheart6club6spade, Tehan bets, and Dewitt calls. The turn card is the 2heart, and both players check. (Thanks to David Sands, seated at the same table, for the details up to this point.)

The river card is the 5spade, Tehan checks, Dewitt bets 36,000, and Tehan check-raises to 93,500. Dewitt tanks for several minutes before he folds, and Joe Tehan takes the pot.

Joe Tehan  -  617,000  (123 BBs)
Jason Dewitt  -  110,000  (22 BBs)

Sorted In: joe tehan, Jason Dewitt, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:25 AM, 02/27/12

Barry Woods' Stack Getting Healthier

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

Since returning from the emergency room, Woods not only looks to be feeling better, his stack is getting bigger as well.

Stephen Chidwick raises to 10,000 from middle position, the player in the small blind calls, and Barry Woods calls from the big blind.  The flop comes JclubJdiamond9heart and the player in the small blind checks.  Woods bets 21,000, Chidwick calls, and the other player folds.

The two players check the Kdiamond on the turn, then the river brings the 4heart.  Woods bets 50,000 and Chidwick thinks a minute before calling.

Woods turns over Qdiamond10club for a king-high straight.  Chidwick mucks and Woods takes the pot.

Barry Woods - 230,000 (46 BBs)
Stephen Chidwick - 245,000 (49 BBs)

Sorted In: Barry Woods, Stephen Chidwick, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:15 AM, 02/27/12

Christian Harder Doubles Thru Dan Kelly

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

In a reversal of the earlier hand, Christian Harder just doubled his short stack with KclubKheart against Dan Kelly -- Harder flopped a set of kings.

Christian Harder  -  105,000  (21 BBs)
Dan Kelly  -  193,000  (38 BBs)

Sorted In: Christian Harder, Dan Kelly, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
12:14 AM, 02/27/12

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Aaron Mermelstein
2
Eugene Todd
3
Randy Pfeifer
4
Shawn Cunix
5
Esther Taylor-Brady
6
Justin Liberto

Average Chip Count: 29,670,000
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Summary

Current Level:

37

Blinds:

250,000-500,000

Ante:

75,000

Players Remaining:

1 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
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 125,000-250,000 25,000
35 150,000-300,000 50,000
36 200,000-400,000 50,000
37 250,000-500,000 75,000
38 300,000-600,000 100,000
39 400,000-800,000 100,000
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