Level 5 (150/300/25)
Total Entries: 1,100
With close to 30 tables running in the poker room, we decided to escape the madness of the Event Center for a few moments to check in on the notables players that have been assigned a spot in the Poker Room.
The only time we were away from the “madness” though was when we were walking to the Poker Room, because the second we got there, we noticed that just like the Event Center, every table in the room is currently being used.
While some are for cash games, the majority are housing players from the Day 1C field and there are plenty of notables to mention.
One of which, we saw yesterday in both Day 1 sessions, is Matt Stout (Las Vegas, NV) who will be looking to continue his run of good results at the Borgata, after notching deep runs in each of the last two Borgata Poker Opens.
Stout has seemingly saved his best for the biggest events the Borgata has to offer, as he made a top 15 finish in Septembers WPT BPO $1,000,000 GTD Event 10 and then followed that up with a 32nd place finish in the Fall Poker Open Championship, moving himself closer to the $3,000,000 career earnings mark.
Stout has had immense success on nearly every circuit imaginable, but his poker resume would suggest that he prefers WPT stops the best, as his most recent six figure score came at the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown last April, when he finished 5th for $310,000.
Stout has also parlayed his poker success and fame into various charitable efforts, as he is the founder of the Charity Series of Poker, which benefits charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Three Square Food Bank and many others.
Stout will be player to watch throughout the entire WPO and while we don’t usually wish players luck on the blog, we certainly do wish Matt and his charity continued success as he and his team continue to grow the CSOP and help more and more people.