Blake Bohn Leads WPT Borgata

Blake Bohn Leads WPT Borgata

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The numbers are in from the Borgata Open and they must make impressive reading for the World Poker Tour. 1,226 entrants took to the tables for the WPT Borgata Open Main Event, making it the fourth largest tournament in Tour history.

That means an impressive prize pool of $3,924,426 prize pool and it's Blake Bohn who is leading the charge to claim the biggest chunk of it. Bohn bagged up 807,500 chips at the close of the day 2 action, putting him well ahead of closest rivals Ray Qartomy (623,000) and Justin Zaki (618,000). Rounding out the top five are Darren Elias (594,000) and Season XII player of the year, Mukul Pahuja (562,000).

150 of the starters are still in the hunt for the $863,000 first prize. That number includes former Borgata Open winner Bobby Oboodi (458,500), 2013 WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess (388,000) and 'voice of the WPT', Mike Sexton (78,000).

Anthony Zinno's hope of becoming the first player to win the same WPT event in successive years is still alive. The 2013 Borgata winner will return with a slightly above average stack of 287,500.

There were plenty of notables amongst the 456 players who hit the rail yesterday. They included the likes of Kara Scott, Carlos Mortensen, Shaun Deeb and Matt Salsberg.

The action in Atlantic City resumes at noon local time (5pm UK) where the field will be whittled down to 27. Thirty players are set to walk away empty handed with 120 making the money.

Tags: WPT Borgata Open, Blake Bohn, Ryan Riess