BORGATA POKER CLASSIC

January 27-31 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Live Tournament Updates

15-Minute Break

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

The players take their first 15-minute break of the day.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:28 AM, 01/27/08

Online Zone Representatives

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Unlike the World Poker Open in Tunica, this tournament is filled with some of the online communities biggest names. The online zone is coming off of a strong finish by "sowerss" and "durrrr" in the 5k preliminary event, where they finished 1-2. Here is the list of online professionals in today's field. The list only includes a short walk through, and more players will join the field as registration is still open until the end of the second level. Noah "fourUhaters" Schwartz Carl "colson10" Olson Vivek "psyduck" Rajkumar Mike "sowerss" Sowers Luke "BdBeatSlayer" Vrabel Eric "VegasKing" Stiglets Ryan "daut44" Daut Matt "Allinat420" Stout Shaun "ShaunDeeb" Deeb Adam "AKat11" Katz Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy Matt "Plattsburgh" Vengrin Shane "Shaniac" Schleger Adam "Roothlus" Levy Paul "ComeOnPhish1" Lieu Steve "SteveBets" Jacobs Jonathan "fieryjustice" Little Kyle "kwob20" Bowker Joe "JoeytheB" Brooks Eric "Rizen" Lynch Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov Eric "sheets" Haber John "craniac" Kranyak Jared "TheWacoKidd" Hamby Tom "durrrr" Dwan Thayer "Thay3r" Rasmussen There are a few that I expected to see that I haven't spotted yet, so they are either sleeping in or down in the pits. This list will be updated as the day goes on. Also, until the field shrinks a bit, the online zone chip counts will be posted every other level or so in the blog.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:25 AM, 01/27/08

Schulman Out

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Well, that didn't last long. Nick Schulman has been eliminated from the tournament.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:13 AM, 01/27/08

Nick Shulman Triples, Then Doubles Up... To 1,000 in chips

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Despite the fact that Nick Schulman just tripled, then doubled up, he only has 1,000 in front of him. Holding 5heart5club on a board of Kspade5spade5diamond4spade2spade Schulman and his opponent, Steven Freda, got it all in. Schulman thought he was a shoo in for the double up, but Freda turned over Aspade3spade to take the pot. Schulman was left with just 150 in chips but he quickly tripled up when his K-8 hit a river gutshot to make a straight. He then doubled up when his A-7 out flopped his opponent's pocket sevens. He is still nursing a short stack, but we'll keep an eye on him to see if he can make a comeback.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:11 AM, 01/27/08

Unofficial Number of Entrants

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

We just received word that there are currently 500 players in the field, so we're using that number until we receive official data later today.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:09 AM, 01/27/08

John Phan Wins a Big Pot

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

John Phan is now sitting with a stack of 43,000 after his pocket jacks made a full house against his opponent's Broadway straight.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:01 AM, 01/27/08

Family Reunion

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Joe Sebok didn't make the trip to the Gold Strike in Tunica, but his father Barry Greenstein did, finishing in the final two tables for yet another cash this season. The two have been reunited today, and are coincidentally seated at the same table. Along with them at table 27 is Daniel Shiff and John D'Agostino.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
09:00 AM, 01/27/08

Approximately 510 Players

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

There are 51 tables starting the day with ten players each -- giving us an approximate starting number of 510. Registration remains open for the first two levels (about 2:00 pm), and we won't receive official numbers until later today.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
08:54 AM, 01/27/08

Shuffle Up & Deal!

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Tournament Director Tab Duchateau gives the announcement to shuffle up and deal at 11:13 am ET. The blinds start at 25-50, and each player has 30,000 in chips.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
08:13 AM, 01/27/08

Welcome to the WPT Borgata Poker Classic!

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

We are minutes away from the start of Day 1 of the WPT Borgata Poker Classic. That's right, it's not Day 1a or Day 1b, it's just plain old Day 1. Remember the days when everyone in a tournament started at once in the same room? Yeah, neither do I. The Borgata has expanded the tournament room to accommodate more tables, and they should have more than enough room to seat everyone who wants to play. The players start with triple stacks of 30,000 in chips, and it's a great structure -- there are 30 hours of play before the big blind equals the starting stack. Stay tuned all day for live updates, chip counts, photos, and video interviews with Kimberly Lansing.

Sorted In: Borgata Poker Classic, Borgata, Season VI
08:05 AM, 01/27/08

 

RANKING

1
Gavin Griffin
$1,401,109
2
David Tran
$737,685
3
Tom Hare
$381,137
4
Noah Schwartz
$331,958
5
Lee Watkinson
$282,779
6
Ervin Prifti
$233,600

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $1,401,109
2 $737,685
3 $381,137
4 $331,958
5 $282,779
6 $233,600
7 $184,421
8 $135,243
9 $98,359
10 - 12 $63,932
13 - 15 $46,720
16 - 18 $31,966
19 - 27 $25,573
28 - 36 $20,655
37 - 45 $17,213
46 - 54 $14,754

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 25-50 0
2 50-100 0
3 75-150 0
4 100-200 0
5 150-300 25
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 50
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 75
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 100
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 200
14 1,200-2,400 300
15 1,500-3,000 300
16 2,000-4,000 400
17 2,500-5,000 400
18 3,000-6,000 500
19 4,000-8,000 500
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 1,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 2,000
24 12,000-24,000 3,000
25 15,000-30,000 3,000
26 20,000-40,000 4,000
27 25,000-50,000 4,000
28 30,000-60,000 5,000
29 40,000-80,000 5,000
30 50,000-100,000 10,000
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