The first day of the Season XV World Poker Tour® Borgata Poker Open Championship came to a close on Sunday. The first of two starting flights attracted 297 entries, and at the end of eight levels of play it was Farid Jattin who held the lead.
Jattin, who has twice previously reach the official final table of a WPT® event, bagged 206,200 in chips. He was the only player to bag up more than 200,000 of the 152 survivors.
Notable players who finished near the top of the counts included Josh Arieh (187,000), Olivier Busquet (177,700), and Mimi Luu (148,700). Busquet won this very event in Season VIII for $925,514.
Two other former champions of this event, Season XIII’s Darren Elias and last season’s David Paredes, also survived the day. Elias finished on 67,400, and Paredes limped to the finish line with 15,200.
The second starting flight will get underway on Monday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. local time. As this is a “best stack forward” tournament, players who survived the opening day can take another shot on the second starting day and take the biggest stack to Day 2. Late registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of Level 11 on Day 2.
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