WPT Borgata Poker Open breaks attendance record

WPT Borgata Poker Open breaks attendance record

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Borgata Poker Open is one of the flagship events of the World Poker Tour and this year proved its merit by breaking the attendance record for a WPT event. Last year, Oliver Busquet won $926,000 for beating a field of 1,018; this year the winner will take home $733,802 for beating a field of 1,042 entrants.

Today, Day 2 plays out with just 641 players left in contention. Oliver Busquet joins JP Kelly on bracelet title defence mode as he is still alive in Day 2 with almost fifty big blinds. The structure of the tournament is deep and slow meaning that the average chip stack is just shy of 50,000 with blinds at 300/600/75.

Each player at the televised six-handed final table will earn at least $148,427. An adjusted payout structure means that the first prize is reduced to $733,802 but overall players will earn more money for their relative finishes.

The top five chip stacks heading into Day 2 belong to the following players:
1. Vincenzo Abate — 201,450
2. Jeremy Maher — 176,875
3. Adel Jo — 160,525
4. Marc Lome — 147,675
5. Jacobo Fernandez — 145,100

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