Sep 16 9:22 pm

Event 20 (Day 2): Searching For Loffreno

Level 15 (Blinds 1,500/3,000/400)
Total Entries: 1,226
Players Remaining: 216
Chip Average: 170,000 (57 big blinds)

Curt Kohlberg

Curt Kohlberg

At the Day 2 dinner break of Event 1, Frank Loffreno barely even had two chips to rub together, holding less than one big blind. But apparently he ate some magic beans and increased his stack more than tenfold in less than an hour and ended up placing 34th in the event.

At the Day 2 dinner break of the Main Event, Curt Kohlberg is our shortest stack, and will be looking to duplicate Loffreno’s feat.

Down to his final 11,200 chips, Kohlberg has less than four big blinds remaining and will inevitably by all-in on a regular basis for the foreseeable future.

We’ll see how long he can make it last.

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Sep 16 9:21 pm

Event 20 (Day 2): Hee Im Legend

Level 15 (Blinds 1,500/3,000/400)
Total Entries: 1,226
Players Remaining: 216
Chip Average: 170,000 (57 big blinds)

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Hee Im (Flushing, NY)

Hee Im has had a pretty good last few months at Borgata Poker Opens.

This summer, he won a $350 + $50 Deeper Stack event for $56,000 and has since cashed twice at this months series for just over $10,000.

Im is currently sitting with over 250,000 and looking to make a deep run in the biggest tournament of his career and as Im would put it, “If I win this, I’d become a legend.”

He certainly would, as the WPT BPO Championship is one of the biggest WPT draws on the circuit and “this isn’t just another tournament,” Im would add.

But, there are 215 other players that still need to navigate through an extremely stacked field and over 3 more days of play before they can lay claim to this title and become a “legend” within the Borgata, WPT and poker community.

 

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Sep 16 9:18 pm

Event 20 (Day 2): Players Back From Dinner

Level 15 (Blinds 1,500/3,000/400)
Total Entries: 1,226
Players Remaining: 216
Chip Average: 170,000 (57 big blinds)

Players are back from dinner and will play two more levels until the remaining players will bag and tag their chips for Day 3.

With 120 players making the money, we don’t expect to get to that point tonight, so there isn’t a monetary guarantee for players that do bag tonight.

Two and a half hours remain in Day 2 of the WPT BPO Championship.

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Sep 16 8:53 pm

Event 21: Colpoys Bossing

Level 16 (2,000/4,000/400)
Players Remaining: 40

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Dan Colpoys (Glouchester, MA)

The action was picked up with Dan Colpoys (Glouchester, MA) involved with two other players on a board of .

Colpoys would check and see a player (X) bet 10,000. A player on the button (Y) then announced all-in and Colpoys then moved all-in as well, having both players well covered.

The initial bettor called Colpoys’ all-in and there were suddenly two players at risk of being eliminated. The cards were turned up and Colpoys had the best equity in the hand.

Colpoys:     Player X:     Player Y:

Turn:

River:

Colpoys had a straight and flush draw and would hit the latter to take down the pot and score the double knockout.

Colpoys, who won a Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event in March for $115,000 is by far and away the chip leader, with just under 400,000, as Event 21 moves closer to the money.

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Sep 16 8:45 pm

Event 21: Notables Left In The Field

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Marguerite Spagnuoulo and “NiNi”

While Event 21 surely had plenty of notables to start, with four tables remaining, there are only a couple that we’ve seen at previous Borgata Poker Open events.

One of those players is Marguerite Spagnuoulo, who won the nightly tournament last night, is in Event 21, and just doubled up and is above the average stack size after her beat the of another player.

Marguerite is joined at the table by “NiNi” one of her “Grandmas” from her doll company, which she started and can be found on twitter, @Grandmas2Share.

Also in the field are:

Mike Azzaro
Mike Dentale
Zarah Whimper
Tom McCormick

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Sep 16 8:42 pm

Event 21 Payouts Posted

Borgata Poker Open
Event 21 – $500 + $60 No Limit Hold’Em
September 16, 2014

Total Entries: 204
Total Prize Fund: $98,940

Payouts:

  1. $27,708
  2. $16,328
  3. $9,399
  4. $7,618
  5. $5,936
  6. $4,947
  7. $3,958
  8. $2,968
  9. $1,979

10-12. $1,286
13-15. $1,088
16-18. $989
19-27. $890

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Sep 16 8:27 pm

Event 20 (Day 2): Notable Stacks At Break

Level 15 (Blinds 1,500/3,000/400)
Total Entries: 1,226
Players Remaining: 216
Chip Average: 170,000 (57 big blinds)

216 chip stacks still remain in the room while players are on dinner break. A few are at or above half a million. But here are the counts of some of the notables still in play that will return to Level 15 at 9:20.

David Jackson – 490,000
Richard Munro – 475,000
Anthony Zinno – 375,000
Darlene Lee – 325,000
Kane Kalas – 325,000
Ryan Reiss – 305,000
Ray Shackelford – 300,000
Marshall White – 300,000
Andrew Cimpan – 300,000
Hiroki Shibata – 270,000
Zo Karim – 210,000
Joe McKeehen – 145,000
VIP Nguyen – 140,000
Tam Nguyen – 140,000
Joe “Mush” Galazzo – 115,000
Mike Sexton – 101,000
Malik Rose – 80,000
Abe Korotki – 80,000
Jack “Kash” Kashishian – 75,000
Steve Dannenmann – 56,000
Ebony Kenney – 52,000

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Sep 16 8:26 pm

Event 21: A Long Overdue Update

The main focus in the Event Center is obviously Day 2 of the WPT BPO Championship, but there is another main event running, as the $500 + $60 NLH Event 21 is down to it’s final 42 players.

That is a one day tournament, so there will be Borgata trophy awarded tonight, as the last few days have lacked hardware.

When that event gets a little closer to the money, the live updates will start flowing.

 

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Sep 16 8:07 pm

Event 20 (Day 2): Dinner Break

Level 14 (Blinds 1,200/2,400/300)
Total Entries: 1,226
Players Remaining: 230

Level 14 has just completed and players are now on an hour and fifteen minute dinner break and will return to resume play around 9:20 PM.

Players will play two more levels after the dinner break and then bag chips at the completion of Level 16.

Players bagging chips will return for Day 3 tomorrow at 12 PM, and it is estimated that the money bubble will pop early tomorrow, so just bagging chips tonight will not be enough for a cash in the WPT BPO Championship.

 

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Sep 16 8:04 pm

Event 20 (Day 2): Morgan’s Good

Level 14 (Blinds 1,200/2,400/300)
Total Entries: 1,226
Players Remaining: 250

Brian Morgan (Saratoga, NY)

Brian Morgan (Saratoga Springs, NY)

The action was picked up with Brian Morgan’s final 75,000 laid out neatly in front of him, all-in on a board of .

His opponent spent over 3 minutes making up his mind, counting and recounting his chips, before he decided to call and see Morgan turn over for a winning turned two pair.

Morgan’s opponent seemed shocked that he held two pair and when his opponent hesitated in mucking his cards, Morgan asked, “Am I good?”

His opponent shot him a glare and finally mucked, mumbling, “Yeah, you’re good.”

Morgan said that when his opponent took so long to call, he felt that his two pair wasn’t going to be the best hand, but thankfully, for him, it was.

Morgan is now up to over 250,000 with just a few minutes left in Level 14.

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