WPT BORGATA POKER OPEN (TV)

September 14-19 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Darren Elias Proves He is the End Boss at the Borgata Poker Open

09:44 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #87: Darren Elias Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open ($843,744)

09:31 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #74: Darren Elias Takes the Chip Lead

08:47 PM, 09/19/14

Official Chip Counts for Heads-Up Play

07:16 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #45: Jose Serratos Out in 3rd Place ($308,067)

07:01 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #44: Aaron Overton Out in 4th Place ($259,012)

06:47 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #30: Jose Serratos Doubles Thru Darren Elias

06:16 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #23: Aaron Overton Doubles Thru Kane Kalas

05:56 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #20: Darren Elias Takes Chip Lead From Kalas

05:50 PM, 09/19/14

We Chat (and Sing) with the Final Table Players

04:58 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #5: Blake Bohn Out in 5th Place ($213,999)

04:53 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #4: Ray Qartomy Out in 6th Place ($174,637)

04:44 PM, 09/19/14

Meet the WPT Borgata Poker Open Final Tablists

03:14 PM, 09/19/14

Darren Elias Headlines Borgata Poker Open Final Six

03:56 AM, 09/19/14

Hand #171: Jean Gaspard Bubbles in 7th Place ($135,393)

03:33 AM, 09/19/14

Hands #152-153: Ray Qartomy Doubles Thru Jean Gaspard

02:50 AM, 09/19/14

Hands #127-129: Jean Gaspard Doubles Thru Kalas

01:53 AM, 09/19/14

Hands #124-126: Jean Gaspard Dodges Some Snowmen

01:46 AM, 09/19/14

Hand #78: Nicholas Gerrity Out in 8th Place ($100,073)

11:58 PM, 09/18/14

Hand #56: Ory Hen Out in 9th Place ($71,621)

10:48 PM, 09/18/14

Hand #26: Zo Karim Out in 10th Place ($46,701)

09:30 PM, 09/18/14

Updated Chip Counts: Final 10 Players

08:11 PM, 09/18/14

Dinner Break Until 7:40 pm; Official Chip Counts

06:39 PM, 09/18/14

Bobby Oboodi Out in 12th Place ($46,701)

06:37 PM, 09/18/14

Richard Munro Out in 14th Place ($31,395)

06:08 PM, 09/18/14

Updated Seating & Chip Counts

04:55 PM, 09/18/14

Erik Cajelais Out in 16th Place ($20,996)

04:26 PM, 09/18/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

04:06 PM, 09/18/14

Barry Shulman Out in 17th Place ($20,996)

03:58 PM, 09/18/14

Elias Cracks Aces Again; Justin Zaki Out in 18th Place

03:54 PM, 09/18/14

Aaron Lightbourne Cripples Barry Shulman

03:48 PM, 09/18/14

Seating & Chip Counts: Final 18 Players

03:42 PM, 09/18/14

Cornel Cimpan Out in 22nd Place ($17,385)

02:39 PM, 09/18/14

Kings Crack Aces: Darren Elias Doubles Thru Gaspard

02:15 PM, 09/18/14

Day 4 Update

02:15 PM, 09/18/14

Eugene Todd Out in 28th Place ($15,109)

01:29 PM, 09/18/14

Cornel Cimpan: "Skrill Champion!"

12:42 PM, 09/18/14

Matt Glantz Out in 30th Place ($15,109)

12:32 PM, 09/18/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Update: Down to Cimpan vs. Vo

12:19 PM, 09/18/14

Jean Gaspard Runs Away with Day 3

02:28 AM, 09/18/14

Ed Blount Folds Queens Preflop to Iaron Lightbourne

12:59 AM, 09/18/14

Jamie Kerstetter Out in 52nd Place ($11,342)

10:30 PM, 09/17/14

Dan Shak Out in 54th Place ($11,342)

10:10 PM, 09/17/14

Defending Champ Anthony Zinno Out in 65th ($8,438)

09:11 PM, 09/17/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Update: Down to Cimpan & Vo

07:17 PM, 09/17/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

07:06 PM, 09/17/14

Catching Up with Reigning Champion Anthony Zinno

06:56 PM, 09/17/14

Matt Glantz Doubles Thru Iaron Lightbourne with a Royal Flush; Wins Free T-Shirt

06:31 PM, 09/17/14

Jeff Coutroulis Out in 93rd Place ($7,064); Ray Qartomy Crosses 1M

04:50 PM, 09/17/14

Blake Bohn Returns in Good Condition

04:14 PM, 09/17/14

Medical Emergency for Blake Bohn

03:25 PM, 09/17/14

Tom Dobrilovic Eliminated to Burst Money Bubble

03:08 PM, 09/17/14

DraftKings/Skrill VIP Players' Party

02:35 PM, 09/17/14

Official Prizepool Information

02:04 PM, 09/17/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Update: David Jackson Leads

01:00 PM, 09/17/14

ClubWPT RFG Bounty Tournament Underway

07:02 PM, 09/16/14

Catching Up with ClubWPT Qualifier Gregory Thomas

06:56 PM, 09/16/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

05:59 PM, 09/16/14

Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tourney on ClubWPT.com

03:42 PM, 09/16/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

02:52 PM, 09/16/14

Bruno Martins Doubles Thru Matt Stout in Massive Pot

02:25 PM, 09/16/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Update: Cornel Cimpan Leads

02:05 PM, 09/16/14

Meet the Qualifier: Ashley Cheung (partypoker)

01:29 PM, 09/16/14

Darlene Lee Ends Day 1B on Top

11:33 PM, 09/15/14

Meet the Qualifier: Carlos Rosendo (ClubWPT.com)

10:42 PM, 09/15/14

Official Prizepool Released; First Prize is $843,744

10:27 PM, 09/15/14

Chipleader Bonus: Monster Headphones

10:14 PM, 09/15/14

Jamie Armstrong Eliminated, But Not Going Anywhere

09:28 PM, 09/15/14

Meet the Qualifier: Gregory Thomas (ClubWPT.com)

06:40 PM, 09/15/14

WPT Player Party During the Dinner Break, Sponsored by DraftKings and Skrill

06:37 PM, 09/15/14

Two-Time NBA Champion Malik Rose is in the Field

05:20 PM, 09/15/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

03:36 PM, 09/15/14

ClubWPT Qualifiers in the Field

02:23 PM, 09/15/14

Will Dwyte Pilgrim Shock the World Again?

01:35 PM, 09/15/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

12:45 PM, 09/15/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

11:20 AM, 09/15/14

Ben Bianco Eliminates Two to Clinch the Chip Lead

11:07 PM, 09/14/14

Chipleader Bonus: Monster Headphones

10:11 PM, 09/14/14

Steve Piper Wins the Monster Poker Survival Kit

09:06 PM, 09/14/14

Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tourney on ClubWPT.com

07:10 PM, 09/14/14

Fantasy Poker Scouting Report

06:54 PM, 09/14/14

Qualifiers From DraftKings.com in the Field

04:08 PM, 09/14/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

02:37 PM, 09/14/14

The Skrill Last-Longer Bonus Prize

01:58 PM, 09/14/14

New Jersey Online Poker: Garden State Super Series

01:12 PM, 09/14/14

Welcome Back to Borgata!

10:05 AM, 09/14/14

Live Tournament Updates

Darren Elias Proves He is the End Boss at the Borgata Poker Open

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

WPT Borgata Poker Open Champion (S13) Darren Elias

Kane Kalas may have done the dirty work of clearing out the Borgata Poker Open, but it was Darren Elias who threw the knockout punch today in Atlantic City, defeating Kalas heads-up to win one of the largest-field WPTs in history.

The victory is redemption of sorts for Elias, who final tabled this very event back in Season X, only to finish in fifth place while Bobby Oboodi went on to win the title. Impressively, Elias managed to navigate through this always-large event to give himself another shot at the coveted title. He came into the final table second in chips behind another Pennsylvania native, Kalas, but even without the big stack, he proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the end.

Kane Kalas
Kalas began the final table with the chip lead, but within minutes it was clear that not only did the Pennsylvania native have the big stack on his side, he had all the momentum too. On just the fourth hand of play, Kalas picked up aces to knock out short stack Ray Qartomy in sixth place. The very next hand, Kalas picked up aces a second time and managed to knock out one of the other two big stacks at the table, Blake Bohn, who exited in fifth after running his queens into Kalas' rockets.

Blake Bohn
It seemed as though Kalas would be unstoppable, but there was one opponent he couldn't seem to get the best of, and that was Elias. Early in play, Elias was on the right end of a flush over flush situation to double up, and the two spent much of the final table sparring with one another, while short stacks Aaron Overton and Jose Serratos remained relatively quiet.

Both Overton and Serratos managed to find double ups, but neither could get back into the game. Overton looked like he might get a lucky double up when his A-2 outflopped Kalas' pocket jacks, but a jack on the river sent Overton home and upped Kalas' KO count to three. He made it four KOs the very next hand when he managed to win a coinflip against Serratos to go into heads-up play with Elias holding a 2-1 chip advantage.

Jose Serratos
While Kalas put up quite the fight during heads-up play, the same player who gave him trouble at the start of the final table would be the one to give him trouble at the end of play as well. Elias steadily chipped away, taking over the chip lead after roughly 30 hands of heads-up play. By Hand #87, he had a 5 million chip advantage over his opponent.

Heads Up_Kane Kalas_Darren Elias
On the final hand of play, the two got it all-in on a 10spade7heart4clubKdiamond board in one final cooler of a hand to end this cooler-filled final table. Kalas held AspadeKheart for top pair, but Elias had him bested with Kspade4heart for two pair. With the 3spade on the river, Elias sealed up the victory, finishing what he could not three years ago.

WPT Borgata Poker Open Champion (S13) Darren Elias
For a guy nicknamed "The End Boss" by his friends, there is no more fitting way to win a WPT title. While he may have only sparred a little in the early stages of final table play, when it came to the final showdown, it was Elias, not Kalas, who could not be stopped.

The 27-year-old poker pro collects a career-high $843,744, which includes a seat in the WPT World Championship to be held right here at Borgata next spring. His career live earnings now exceed $2.5 million and the much-respected pro finally earns the major title eluding him all these years.

WPT Champions Cup_WPT Borgata Poker Open_S13_Final Table_Giron_8JG0519
This season's Borgata Poker Open drew 1,226 entries, making it the fourth-largest WPT field in history. It also produced a prize pool of $3,924,426. The top 120 finishers made the money, including Mukul Pahuja (104th), Ebony Kenney (91st), the WPT's own Mike Sexton (85th), last year's Borgata Poker Open winner Anthony Zinno (65th), Jamie Kerstetter (52nd), Ryan Riess (39th), Matt Glantz (30th), two-time WPT winner Cornel Cimpan (22nd), and Season X Borgata Poker Open winner Bobby Oboodi (12th).

Congratulations again to Darren Elias and the rest of the final table players in New Jersey. A big thank you to the great Borgata tournament staff for, once again, putting on a top-notch event with a great turnout. Thanks also to Joe Giron for providing the great photography from this event; you can see more his work at
www.joegironphotography.com.

Here are the final table results for the Season XIII Borgata Poker Open:

1st: Darren Elias - $843,744
2nd: Kane Kalas - $500,364
3rd: Jose Serratos - $308,067
4th: Aaron Overton - $259,012
5th: Blake Bohn - $213,999
6th: Ray Qartomy - $174,637

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Darren Elias, Kane Kalas, Jose Serratos, Aaron Overton, Blake Bohn, Ray Qartomy, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:44 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #87: Darren Elias Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open ($843,744)

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Kane Kalas raises to 1,125,000, and Darren Elias calls.

The flop comes 10spade7heart4club, Elias checks, Kalas bets 1,525,000, and Elias calls.

The turn card is the Kdiamond, Elias checks, Kalas bets 3,225,000, and Elias tanks for a minute before he moves all in.

Kalas snap-calls all in for 13,250,000 with AspadeKheart for a pair of kings, but Elias turns over Kspade4heart for two pair, kings and fours. Kalas needs to improve to stay alive.

The river card is the 3spade, and Darren Elias wins the pot — and the WPT title — with two pair, kings and fours.

Kane Kalas finishes as the runner-up, earning $500,364.

Darren Elias wins the WPT Borgata Poker Open, earning $843,744, which includes his $15,400 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship. Elias also wins a gold pair of Monster 24K Headphones, a Hublot King Power Unico watch (valued at $25,000), and a WPT Champions Trophy.

Elias’s name will be engraved on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup, alongside all of the other WPT winners from the past 12+ seasons.

Congratulations to Darren Elias!

1st:  Darren Elias  -  $843,744*
2nd:  Kane Kalas  -  $500,364
3rd:  Jose Serratos  -  $308,067
4th:  Aaron Overton  -  $259,012
5th:  Blake Bohn  -  $213,999
6th:  Ray Qartomy  -  $174,637

* Total first prize amount includes a $15,400 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Darren Elias, Kane Kalas, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:31 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #86: Darren Elias

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Darren Elias raises to 1,100,000, and Kane Kalas folds.

Kane Kalas  -  15,975,000
Darren Elias  -  20,850,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:21 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #85: Kane Kalas

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Kane Kalas raises to 1,175,000, and Darren Elias folds.

Kane Kalas  -  16,550,000
Darren Elias  -  20,275,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:20 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #84: Darren Elias

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Darren Elias min-raises to 1,000,000, and Kane Kalas calls.

The flop comes QheartJheartJdiamond, Kalas checks, Elias bets 1,100,000, and Kalas folds. Elias takes the pot.

Kane Kalas  -  15,975,000
Darren Elias  -  20,850,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:18 PM, 09/19/14

Level 37 Begins; Official Chip Counts

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 37, with increased blinds of 250,000-500,000 and a 50,000 ante.

Here are the official chip counts from the table:

Kane Kalas  -  17,050,000  (34 bb)
Darren Elias  -  19,775,000  (39 bb)

And the prizepool they're playing for:

1st:  $843,744*
2nd:  $500,364

3rd:  Jose Serratos  -  $308,067
4th:  Aaron Overton  -  $259,012
5th:  Blake Bohn  -  $213,999
6th:  Ray Qartomy  -  $174,637

* Total first prize amount includes a $15,400 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:17 PM, 09/19/14

5-Minute Break

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Heads Up_Kane Kalas_Darren Elias

Level 36 comes to an end, and the players take a 5-minute break.

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:06 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #83: Kane Kalas

Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Kane Kalas raises to 1,000,000, and Darren Elias folds.

Kane Kalas  -  17,050,000
Darren Elias  -  19,775,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:06 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #82: Kane Kalas

Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Darren Elias raises to 900,000, Kane Kalas reraises to 2,325,000, and Elias folds. Kalas takes the pot.

Kane Kalas  -  16,600,000
Darren Elias  -  20,225,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:05 PM, 09/19/14

Hand #81: Darren Elias

Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Kane Kalas raises to 950,000, and Darren Elias calls.

Both players check to the turn on a board of Aclub5heart3diamond2club, Elias bets 1,350,000, and Kalas folds. Elias takes the pot.

Kane Kalas  -  15,650,000
Darren Elias  -  21,175,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
09:02 PM, 09/19/14

 

RANKING

1
Darren Elias
$843,744
2
Kane Kalas
$500,364
3
Jose Serratos
$308,067
4
Aaron Overton
$259,012
5
Blake Bohn
$213,999
6
Ray Qartomy
$174,637

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $843,744
2 $500,364
3 $308,067
4 $259,012
5 $213,999
6 $174,637
7 $135,393
8 $100,073
9 $71,621
10 - 12 $46,701
13 - 15 $31,395
16 - 18 $20,996
19 - 27 $17,385
28 - 36 $15,109
37 - 45 $13,147
46 - 54 $11,342
55 - 63 $9,811
64 - 72 $8,438
73 - 81 $7,770
82 - 90 $7,378
91 - 100 $7,064
101 - 110 $6,868
111 - 120 $6,750

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 100-200 0
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 50
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 1,500-3,000 400
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 4,000
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 10,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 80,000-160,000 20,000
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
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