There are just seven days remaining until the 2016 Borgata Poker Open kicks off in the Event Center with the $2 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em event! Long lines are expected at registration for Event 1, so take advantage of online registration, which remains open until this weekend. On-site registration will be available beginning Monday, September 5th from 12 noon until midnight, in the Poker Room. Registration will re-open Tuesday morning in the Event Center Lobby at 8am and remain open until midnight daily throughout the series.
There are six starting flights for this event, spread out over the first three days of the series. Flights A & B will run Tuesday at 11am and 4pm, respectively. Wednesday will see flights C & D take off at the same times. Thursday, which is expected to be the busiest, will run flights E & F at 10am and 7pm. Seating is limited, so register early!
Like last year, the final table of this event will be Live Streamed from the Borgata Event Center on Saturday, September 10th.
Last year, Ferderico Ottenio (Brooklyn, NY) battled his way through more than 3,900 entrants, coming from behind on Day 3 to take the win and $325,127. That was not an easy feat considering that final table featured many tough players including Sirous Jamshidi, Will ‘the Thrill’ Failla, and Chris Csik.
This year the BPO will see the return of many favorite tournaments along with the addition of some new, highly anticipated events. The 3rd Annual Mike ‘Little Man’ Sica Memorial Seniors No Limit Hold’em event will run on Sunday, September 11th. Each entry will include a $20 donation to the American Cancer Society in Mike’s honor.
Other returning favorites include the Almighty Million. This event carries a $1 Million Guarantee on total buy-ins and players start with 100,000 chips — the largest starting stack offered in any BPO event. Borgata will Live Stream the final table of the Almighty Million again this year. We’ll also see the return of the popular Super Stack Elevator NLH event and the $1,000 Six Max NLH event, which carries a $200,000 Guarantee. The SixMax event always draws a field packed with poker talent and this final table will be Live Streamed as well!
For the first-time ever, the Heads-Up tournament will be played online at BorgataPoker.com, with the participants live in the Event Center, “Battleship-style”! This event is limited to a maximum of 64 participants and registration will take place online at BorgataPoker.com, beginning Sunday, September 11th. The bracket draw will take place live in the Event Center when registration closes at 1pm on Saturday, September 17th. Play will begin at 2pm. Additional information on this ground-breaking event can be found here.
Another highly anticipated new event is the $2,000 + $150 Inaugural PokerNew Cup NLH tournament. This event will be the first post-Championship event, running Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20th and 21st.
Of course the headliner of this series is the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Championship. There is a $3 Million Guarantee on total buy-ins for this $3,300 + $200 No Limit Hold’em event. The final table of six will be recorded for later broadcast by the WPT and Live Streamed on Friday, September 23rd.
David ‘Gaucho’ Paredes (Brookline, MA) battled his way through the field of more than 1,000 entrants to win the 2015 WPT BPO Championship event and more than $723,000. He joined the WPT Champions club in a big way — this was his first major title, but pushed his accumulated tournament earnings well beyond $2 Million. It was not an easy victory and Paredes had to come from behind to beat chip leader James Gilbert. That star-studded final table also included Joe Kuether, Maurice Hawkins, Jerry Payne, and Roman Valerstein. In addition to the prize money and trophy, Paredes also took home a watch from WPT sponsor Hublot.
Through 19 trophy events and $6.7 Million in tournament guarantees, the Borgata Poker Blog will be here bringing you all the action from the first riffle to the final river card! There is also a full slate of secondary events, with cash tournaments, survivors, and satellites into the main events, on tap during the series. Click here to see the schedule of secondary events.
The dates for the 2016 Borgata Poker Open have been announced! The 18-day series will run Tuesday, September 6 through Friday, September 23. The preliminary Main Event schedule is available here. There will be 19 trophy events including a $500+$60 Deep Stack NLH kickoff event with a $2 Million Guarantee!
All the favorites are back including the Super Stack Elevator, $1,000 Six Max NLH, and the Almighty Stack with a $1 Million Guarantee! Also returning this year are the 3rd Annual Mike Sica Memorial Seniors NLH event and the Charity Series of Poker NLH event.
The $3,300+$200 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Championship carries a $3 Million Guarantee and the final table will be live streamed.
Satellites for the bigger events are running online at BorgataPoker.com!