WPT BORGATA WINTER POKER OPEN (TV)

January 25-30 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Aaron Mermelstein Outlasts the Winter Open Competition

12:58 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

Get Your Fill of Live Updates Following WPTDeepstacks in Florida

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

WPTDeepstacks Heads To Malta Feb. 5-8

07:28 PM, 01/30/15

Hand #68: Randy Pfeifer Takes the Chip Lead

07:07 PM, 01/30/15

Pizza Break

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

Check Out the Live Updates For WPTDeepstacks

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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Mike Sexton Eliminated

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

6427 Mike Sexton Eliminated
Mike Sexton talks to the WPT television camera after his elimination on Day 2.

Sorted In: Mike Sexton, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
04:10 PM, 02/25/12

Get Your Game Tight Son

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante


The highlight of my day yesterday was when I had 10k in the LAPC and @KeithFerrera fixed my crooked necklace and said  "GetYourGameTightSon"!
Feb 26 via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Sorted In: Matt Marafioti, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
04:05 PM, 02/25/12

Chance Kornuth Eliminated

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Chance Kornuth started the day third in chips but found himself down to just 25,000 as the third level of the day began.

He got it all in before the flop with JdiamondJclub against Seat 8's QdiamondQdiamond.

The board is 9heart8spade2club3heart8heart, offering no help to Chance Krnuth who is eliminated from the event. 

Sorted In: Chance Kornuth, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
03:54 PM, 02/25/12

Level 8 Begins

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 8, with increased blinds of 300-600 and a 75 ante. The tournament clock shows 315 players remaining, with an average chip stack around 52,300.

The field will play thru the end of Level 10 today, and play should end around 8:30 pm PT.

Sorted In: Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
03:35 PM, 02/25/12

Mike Matusow Doubles Thru Danny Shiff

Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

With around 5,000 in the pot and the board reading 9spade5spade3spade, Danny Shiff checks from the big blind, a player in middle position checks, and Mike Matusow bets 4,300, leaving 8,450 behind.

Shiff check-raises to 20,100, leaving just 400 chips capping his cards.  The player in middle position apparently has quite a decision on his hands, as he goes deep in the tank.

After a minute or two of deliberation, Shiff asks, "Would it make a difference if I I put the other 400 in?"

The table erupts in laughter, then silences back down again.  Matusow is starting to get impatient and bursts out signing, "On the rail again! I just can't wait to be on the rail again!"

Shiff joins in on the antics, telling the table, "I'm feeling better about my hand.  You got anything, Mike?"

"I don't know," Matusow replies.  "I'll tell you when this guy makes a decision."

The other player in the hand apologizes for taking so much time. The Matusow offers him a piece of advice.  He points to his initial bet and says, "If this much is going in, no way the of it isn't going in too."

After a little more thought, the other player folds.

"I gotta get lucky," Matusow says as he turns over Aspade9diamond for top pair with the nut flush draw.  Shiff shows 3club3heart for bottom set.

The turn brings the 6heart and Matusow says, "That's not lucky."  Then the river brings the 8spade, completing Matusow's flush and he adds, "That's lucky."

Mike Matusow - 25,000
Danny Shiff - 8,800

Sorted In: Danny Shiff, Mike Matusow, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
03:22 PM, 02/25/12

ClubWPT Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tournaments

Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Royal Flush Girls ClubWPT Bounty

Think you’re better than our team of WPT Royal Flush Girls? Now’s your chance to prove it and earn great ClubWPT prizes along the way. The Royal Flush Bounty Tournaments will see your favorite Royal Flush Girl take to the tournament tables, putting their poker skills to the test against ClubWPT VIP members.

Eliminate a Royal Flush Girl during one of these events and win a ClubWPT Swag Bag valued at over $100, including an autographed photo of the eliminated Royal Flush Girl.

Bonus Bounty Prize: For every Royal Flush Girl eliminated from a Bounty tournament, the successful player will win:

  • ClubWPT Hoodie (available in Black & Grey)
  • ClubWPT T-Shirt (Black only)
  • ClubWPT Hat
  • ClubWPT Backpack
  • Autographed photo of eliminated Royal Flush Girl
  • 10,000 Tournament Points.

Royal Flush Bounty Tournaments Schedule

WPT LA Poker Classic
Bounty Tournament #1
Saturday, February 25th at 6:30 ET

Hunt for Royal Flush Girls:
Ivy Teves: ‘RFG_Ivy’
Tugba Ercan: ‘RFG_Tugba’

WPT LA Poker Classic
Bounty Tournament #2
Sunday, February 26th at 6:30 ET

Hunt for Royal Flush Girls:
Brittany Bell: ‘RFG_Brittany’
Danielle Ruiz: ‘RFG_Danielle’


Sorted In: Featured Blog, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
03:21 PM, 02/25/12

Faces From the Field

Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

6259 Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein (right) watches as Phil Ivey plays a hand to the river early on Day 2.


6280 Michael Rocco
Day 1 chipleader Michael Rocco entered the day with 156,200, but he's lost momentum early, losing about half his stack.


6292 Tony Dunst
Raw Deal Analyst Tony Dunst is also a commentator on the WPT Final Table Live Stream, which shows holecards and everything on a 30-minute delay. The final table for this event will be on Wednesday, February 29th. (Yes, it's a leap year, so February has 29 days.)


6192 Mike Sexton
WPT Commentator Mike Sexton joined Tony Dunst (and Dan O'Brien) for the WPT Live Stream at the last WPT stop, the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open down near Miami, Florida.

Sorted In: Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Michael Rocco, Tony Dunst, Mike Sexton, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
03:12 PM, 02/25/12

Andy Philachack Doubles Thru Keith Ferrera

Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

With around 15,000 in the pot and the board reading Aspade10heart3heart10spade4spade, Keith Ferrera bets 11,000 from the big blind and Andy Philachack moves all-in for an additional 17,000 or so.

The two banter back and forth and Ferrera claims he has a ten.  After some more chatter, Ferrera calls and Philachack shows Kspade7spade for a flush.  Ferrera mucks.

Even after losing that pot, Ferrera is still one of the biggest stacks in the room with 155,000.

Andy Philachack - 70,000
Keith Ferrera - 155,000

Sorted In: Andy Philachack, Keith Ferrera, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
02:43 PM, 02/25/12

Our Bad, Phil with Jess and BJ

Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jess and BJ Show, Jessica Welman, BJ Nemeth, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
02:30 PM, 02/25/12

No Comeback For Serock

Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Joe Serock's time at the featured table was very limited, as he busted shortly after his short-stack triple-up.

Serock's seat was taken by James Mackey, who has about 26,000 in chips.

James Mackey  -  26,000
Joe Serock  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: James Mackey, Joe Serock, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
02:28 PM, 02/25/12

 

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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