Day 2 of the Borgata Poker Open began with 606 hopefuls remaining from a field of 1,226 entries. Players returned to play eight more levels, and when the dust settled at the end of night, there would be 150 players remaining. There will be 120 spots paid for this championship event, meaning the money bubble will be reached only a few levels into Day 3.
On top of the chip counts is Blake Bohn with 807,500, with Ray Qartomy (623,000) and Justin Zaki (618,000) rounding off the top three stacks at the end of Day 2. Darren Elias (594,000) and Mukul Pahuja (562,000) are looking to make returns to a WPT final table, both sitting with double the chip average. The defending WPT Borgata Poker Open champion Anthony Zinno is still alive and returning for Day 3 with an above-average stack (287,500).
Other notables to make it through the day included Marshall White (552,500), Aditya Agrawal (469,000), Bobby Oboodi (458,500), Eric Calejais, 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (388,000), Byron Kaverman (342,000), Jamie Kerstetter (279,000), and former NBA champion Malik Rose (217,000). There was a large group of notables that would not make it through Day 2, including Matt Stout, Loni Harwood, Shaun Deeb, Carlos Mortensen, Jared Jaffee, Matt Salsberg, Keven Stammen, former NFL star Richard Seymour, and Will Failla.
Day 3 play will resume at 12:00pm, and with action so close to the money, you definitely don’t want to miss any of the live coverage here on the Borgata Poker Blog. This structure affords players a ton of deep play, so the schedule for the day is to play down to (27) players. You can expect to see Event 20 chip counts and seating assignments within the next hour, so check back shortly.
That’s not all the action that will be going on in the Event Center, as Event 22 ($260 + 40 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em $100,000 Guaranteed) kicks off at 11:00am.