Orson Young leads the Borgata Poker Open after Day 2
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Of the 1,181 that started the WPT Borgata Open in Atlantic City, 174 players remain, with Orson Young leading the pack with 728,000 chips going into Day 3. His girlfriend, Cherish Andrews also has a decent stack of 495,200.
Notables still in the hunt for the title and a bumper pay day include Barry Greenstein, Matt Glantz, Todd Terry, Dwyte Pilgrim, Tony Dunst and Brian Lemke, who started yesterday out as chip leader. Most players are still deep with plenty of room to manoeuvre, as the average stack is 203,500, but the blinds just 1500/3000.
A rapid fire day 2 saw plenty of big names come and go with the likes of recent WPT Grand Prix de Paris winner Matt Salsberg, John Racener, WSOP October Niner Jesse Sylvia and Gavin Smith all hitting the rail.
The action will get under way again at noon ET today with 110 players making the money. The top seven finishers will take home a seven-figure score with the winner set to walk away with $818,847. The chip leaders are as follows:
1. Orson Young – 728,000
2. Barry Hutter – 604,500
3. David Heck – 567,800
4. David Diaz – 541,900
5. Michael Hickman – 537,300
6. Stephen Reynolds – 510,600
7. Cherish Andrews – 495,300
8. Brian Lemke – 456,800
9. Todd Terry – 448,800
10. Kurt Jewell – 445,900
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