Event 1 – $2,000,000 GTD
Level 37 (250,000/500,000/50,000)
Total Event 1 Entries: 5,512
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 137,800,000
5,512 entrants registered for the opening event of the Winter Poker Open creating a prize pool of over $2,600,000. 914 of those hopefuls returned for Day 2 with only 29 emerging for Day 3. Aristoteles Neto started the day as the chip leader and more or less stayed near the top of the leaderboard for most of today.
Once play reached the verge of the final table, Neto chipped up to his Day 3 peak and came into the final table as the chip leader. By staying out of harm’s way, Neto kept his lead long enough to emerge as the overall winner in the adjusted payout. This win marks Neto’s first in a major event along with his first career Borgata Poker Open victory.
Although Neto will go down in the annals as the overall champion, all seven players who finished among the deal are winners as they have earned six-figure scores. After witnessing a record-breaking field to kickoff the Winter Poker Open, this bodes quite well for the rest of the series with nearly two dozen events still left to be played out.