WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (TV)

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

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

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

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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Eric Blair Doubles Up

Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Eric Blair raises from early position and gets four callers.

The flop comes Kdiamond7diamond2diamond and action checks to Blair, who shoves all-in for his last 33,000. Another player in middle position calls. All of the other players in the hand fold.

Blair turns over 7club7spade for a set of sevens. His opponent holds AdiamondJspade for the nut flush draw.

Blair's set holds with the 9spade on the turn and the 8club on the river and he takes the big pot to more than double up.

Eric Blair - 93,000 

Sorted In: Eric Blair, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
06:15 PM, 01/27/15

Allen Kessler Eliminated By Elio Fox

Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Elio Fox opens to 4,300 from the cutoff, Allen Kessler three-bets all in from the big blind for about 21,000, and Fox calls.

Fox: JspadeJheart
Kessler: Adiamond7diamond

The board runs out AspadeJdiamond9heart6spade2diamond, giving Fox a set of jacks to eliminate Kessler.

Elio Fox - 97,000 (48 bb)
Allen Kessler - Eliminated

Sorted In: Elio Fox, Allen Kessler, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
06:03 PM, 01/27/15

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

Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Melissa Castello, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
05:54 PM, 01/27/15

Level 13 Begins

Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 13, with increased blinds of 1,000-2,000 and a 300 ante.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
05:41 PM, 01/27/15

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Champion Ryan Van Sanford
Photo: Ryan Van Sanford entered the Skrill Last-Longer Contest at the WPT Bounty Scramble in Jacksonville, and went on to win the entire tournament.

WPT sponsor Skrill, a digital wallet payment processor, is hosting a free last-longer bonus prize for players in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open.

To participate, players needed to stop by the Skrill table just outside the tournament area to sign up for a Skrill account (or verify their existing account) and pick up a patch to wear during the tournament.

The last remaining player in the tournament who has worn their Skrill patch the entire time will receive their buy-in back — $3,500.

There were 119 players who signed up to enter the Skrill Last-Longer Contest, and 74 of them survived to Day 2. We will be tracking the progress of all the remaining entrants starting on Day 3.

Here are the 74 players who reached Day 2 (alphabetical order by last name):

Kenneth Adams, Sameer Aljanedi, Joseph Anaya, Marcel Backa, Evan Batcheller, Stephen Benkovic, Carless Boatwright, Ray Brennan, James Calderaro, Anthony Campagna, Nilesh Choudhary, James Collopy, Joel Deutsch, Cathy Dever, John Dibella, Joey DiPascale, Eric Doerr, Sean Drake, Mohd Eid, Ari Engel, Oliver Entine, Kevin Eyster, Mohammed Farah, Walter Fisher, Michael Gagliano, Denis Gnidash, Kevin Grabel, Thai Ha, Lonnie Hallett, Maurice Hawkins, David Inselberg, Matthew Itkin, Jeff Izes, Ryan Jaconetti, James Kohl, Chance Kornuth, Glenn Lafaye, Grant Lang, Brian Lemke, Barry Leventhal, Joseph Lipari III, Michael Loncar, Justin Lunin-Pack, Andrew Lydon, Farhan Madhani, Anthony Maio, Jeremiah McKenna, Aaron Mermelstein, Mike Meskin, James Miller, Mirza Nagji, Thang Nguyen, Ashor Ochana, Aaron Overton, Hye Park, Jebhar Patterson, Antonio Payne, Ching Poon, Amarender Puri, John Reading, Jared Reinstein, Anirban Roy, Maksim Rozenfeld, Aaron Scott, Brandon Setzer, Matthew Silberzweig, Iverson Snuffer, Jeremy Stein, Jacob Toole, Ilya Vasserman, Allan Vrooman, Andrew Wang, Chad Wassmuth, Sean Yu, and Justin Zaki.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Skrill, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
05:37 PM, 01/27/15

Anthony Zinno vs. Eric Afriat

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Champions Club member Eric Afriat raises from early position and Champions Club member Anthony Zinno calls in late position.

The flop falls Jdiamond9club8spade and Afriat continues. Zinno calls, the Aspade lands on the turn, and Afriat bets 12,000. Zinno raises to 35,000, Zinno calls, and the Kheart river completes the board. Afriat checks to Zinno who bets 75,000.

Afriat goes into the tank for about three minutes and eventually folds AclubJspade face up.

Anthony Zinno - 210,000 (131 bb)
Eric Afriat - 160,000 (100 bb)

Sorted In: Eric Afriat, Anthony Zinno, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
05:25 PM, 01/27/15

Slight Change to the Schedule

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Rather than finish this level, take a break, and play two more levels, players will finish this level, take their 15-minute break, and then play one 75-minute level before going to dinner at around 7pm.

Then, players will return from their 75-minute dinner break and play three more levels before bagging and tagging for the night. 

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
05:16 PM, 01/27/15

partypoker Qualifier Chip Update

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

There were eight players who qualified into this event through either nj.partypoker.com (here in New Jersey) or partypoker.com, and three of them made it to Day 2.

Here are their current chip counts:

Thomas Rietveld - 38,000 (23 bb)
Joseph Galazzo - 24,000 (15 bb)
Ernie Zambri - Eliminated

Sorted In: PartyPoker, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
05:06 PM, 01/27/15

Justin Lunin-Pack Slips

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

With the board reading 6heart3heart3spade7club, Justin Lunin-Pack check-calls 7,800 from his opponent to see the 2club river. Lunin-Pack checks to his opponent who bets 19,700.

After a few moments, Lunin-Pack check-raises to 45,300 and sends his opponent into the tank for about three minutes. Brian Haveson calls the clock and after about 40 seconds, Lunin-Pack's opponent calls.

"Good call," says Lunin-Pack, who quicky mucks.

His opponent mucks his hand as well as he collects the pot.

Justin Lunin-Pack - 310,000 (193 bb)

Sorted In: Justin Lunin-Pack, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
04:45 PM, 01/27/15

Level 12 Begins (310 Players Left)

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Level 11 comes to an end, and Level 12 begins with increased blinds of 800-1,600 and a 200 ante. Play continues without a break.

With about 310 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 96,000 (60 big blinds).

There will be a 75-minute dinner break after Level 14 (about 8:10 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 16 (around midnight).

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
04:27 PM, 01/27/15

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Randy Pfeifer 2,075,000 
2
Shawn Cunix 2,060,000 
3
Joshua Lawson 1,750,000 
4
Philippe Belley 1,660,000 
5
Aaron Mermelstein 1,585,000 
6
Eugene Todd 1,210,000 

Average Chip Count: 872,647
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Summary

Current Level:

22

Blinds:

8,000-16,000

Ante:

2,000

Players Remaining:

34 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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