Level 8 (300/600/75)
Total Entries: 620
So often during these massive guaranteed events, we see relative “newcomers” make their first big tournament score at the Borgata, after notching previous “smaller” scores at various local casinos.
Je Wook Oh (Fresh Meadows, NY) is one of those players here today, but his “smaller” scores aren’t that small as he has close to $300,000 in live tournament earnings, thanks to a recent 2nd place finish at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge in December, where he made just over $60,000.
Four of five of Oh’s biggest scores are from Foxwoods, but he also has a 7th place finish in the Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship event from 2014, good for just under $40,000.
But, aside from that result, nearly all of his 40 live rated cashes have come outside the Borgata Poker Room, meaning he is still waiting for his “breakthrough” Borgata score.
Oh nearly had it, as he made a deep run in Event 3 of the Deep Stacks Challenge series at Borgata right before the New Year, only to be denied, falling just short of the Final Table.
Oh will look to make another big score at the Borgata this series to improve on an already impressive primarily Foxwoods poker resume.
He is currently seated at a central table working an average stack as Day 1A of Event 1 moves into Level 8.