Over the previous 18 days, the Borgata played host to another record-setting Winter Poker Open Series, culminating in the World Poker Tour BWPO Championship event. That $3 Million Guaranteed event fielded 1,312 runners, setting a new record for the largest-ever WPO Championship event. It was also just one entrant shy of matching the record for most entrants in any Borgata Open series Championship, which was set in 2011. During that year’s September Borgata Poker Open, 1,313 entrants took to the felt. This year’s record for Borgata also places fourth on the World Poker Tour’s all-time most-entries list.
Georgia-born Daniel Weinman took the title and his first WPT win at a final table was live-streamed by the World Poker Tour. First-place prize money was more than $892,000.
The series also started of with a record-breaking Kickoff Event. The $2 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack opener drew 5,512 entrants, handily beating the previous year’s record-setting field of 5,101 runners. Aristoteles Neto claimed more than $216,000 for the win.
The series boasted a total of $6.4 million in guarantees and all were covered easily. Nearly $10.5 million was paid in total buy-ins just for the 25 Main Events, not including satellites and secondary events. (* Next to 1st place indicates Adjusted Payouts.)
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants. We hope to see you back at Borgata for the next series, the Spring Poker Open, coming up April 18th through May 5th.
Although there were some technical issues with the blog during this series, we want to thank all the players, friends, and family for their patience as they were sorted out. Our servers have been upgraded so should be able to handle the next record-breaking event at Borgata! Until next time, farewell from the Borgata Blog team of Kaelaine, Matt Clark, Tim Kelliher, and Chris Murray!
Borgata Winter Poker Open
Event 3: $500 + $50 Super Survivor No Limit Hold’em
January 20, 2017
Event 3 was the $500+$60 Super Survivor NLH in which one in ten players received $5,000. Below is a list of the final results from that event.
1 JINGLIN CHEN , $5000 Cash
2 ERIC ORNSTEIN , $5000 Cash
3 MICHAEL OBRIEN , $5000 Cash
4 DUSTIN LEE , $5000 Cash
5 JOHN MCNABOLA , $5000 Cash
6 CHRIS LEON , $5000 Cash
7 SARAH YAO , $5000 Cash
8 JOHN CAPUTO , $5000 Cash
9 STEPHEN BARBELLA , $5000 Cash
10 ANTONIO CAVEZZA , $5000 Cash
11 MAREK PAZOWSKI , $5000 Cash
12 MARK BERNARDO , $5000 Cash
13 UNDRAKHBOLD DOVDONTSEREN , $5000 Cash
14 PHILIP VITALE , $5000 Cash
15 DOMINICK QUAGLIATO , $5000 Cash
16 ERIC KITAIN , $5000 Cash
17 STEVEN LERNER , $5000 Cash
18 MARC GOLDHABER , $5000 Cash
19 KLAJDI LIKA , $5000 Cash
20 BRANDON MUELLER , $5000 Cash
21 RONALD GERVOLINO , $5000 Cash
22 KUGANATHAN VAIRAVANATHAN , $5000 Cash
23 KAWAN REX , $5000 Cash
24 SONNY CHONG , $5000 Cash
25 STEVE KALEBIC , $5000 Cash
26 EDMUND GIBBONS , $3525 Cash
$500+$60 Super Survivor NLH
The third and final ‘Main Event’ on today’s schedule has started just inside the Event Center doors. Approximately 1 in 10 players will earn $5,000 each!
Players began with 20,000 chips and levels 1-10 are 30 minutes long, then they increase to 40 minutes for the duration of the event.
This event will play until only 10% of the field remains and they will be the ‘Super Survivors’!