Level 18 (Blinds 3,000/6,000/500)
Total Day 1B Entries: 1,264
Players Remaining: 152
152 players players have made it through Day 1D to join the already 164 players who had already advanced from Day 1A/B/C. That puts the total number of players advancing to Day 2 of the Event 1 – $500 + $60 Big Stack NLH RE $2,000,000 Guaranteed tournament at 316, with one Day 1 session left to finish.
The clubhouse leader coming into today was Andrew Badecker, who bagged 517,000 during last night’s Day 1C session. Only one player was able to best that as Hee Im (Queens, NY) who road a late heater to post a mind boggling 642,000. Numerous players were then above the 400,000 chip mark as Shawn Radley (Scituate, MA) finished with 454,000 and Yong Kwon (Palisades Park, NJ) who bagged 441,000. The “400 Club” also included Alex Smith (Highland Park, NJ), Omar Holmes (Bronx, NY) and Darren Walter (Queens, NY).
Scott Baumstein, Justin Schwartz, Bob Armstrong, Matthew Sutton and Richard Ward were all above 350,000.
The tournament average for Day 1D was 166,000 and the average for players advancing from both all previous Day 1 sessions is 179,000.
The final Day 1 session for Event 1 is currently running in both the Event Center and Poker Room and the $2 million guarantee has just been passed over within the last hour.
A full list of players bagging from all previous Day 1’s will be posted tomorrow morning in the form of seating assignments, both on the Borgata Poker Open blog and the Borgata website.