Snowmageddon 2015 might not have hit Atlantic City as tough as envisioned, but Day 2 of the Borgata Winter season Poker Open a lot more than lived up to anticipations with a number of huge pots, dramatic fingers, and huge names generating it by way of 8 levels of motion to endure the day and inch nearer to the income bubble and a prospective payday of more than $ seven hundred,000.
When the working day started, there ended up 487 players who took their seats, like general chip chief and previous Winter Poker Open up champ Andy Hwang. As the working day progressed, the casualties piled up as large stacks clashed, quick stacks failed to endure their all-ins, and a extended day of poker thinned the subject to 136 gamers, just 46 spots away from the money bubble.
Impressively, Hwang managed to maintain on to a fairly big stack all working day, bagging up 368,000. He is no lengthier at the best of the counts even though. That honor belonged to the considerably larger stack of Justin Lunin-Pack, who finished the day with 837,500.
Tim Bishop is very hot on Lunin-Pack’s heels with 804,000. Bishop doubled thru Matt Itkin, who invested considerably of the working day atop the leaderboard, on one particular of the previous fingers of the evening when Itkin called Bishop’s river shove with two pair only to operate into Bishop’s set of eights.
Champions Club member Shawn Cunix made a good deal of sounds, practically and figuratively, when he shot to the top of the leaderboard on a bluff absent proper, but he tapered off by evening’s finish, ending with 476,000.
One particular of the most fascinating table pairings of the working day was East Coastline brothers Mukul and Vinny Pahuja, who ended up facet by facet for the previous few of stages of the working day. Just sixty two miles from the City of Brotherly Adore, Philadelphia, these brothers engaged in some helpful competitors with the reigning WPT Player of the Year Mukul besting his massive brother chip-clever at day’s end, bagging 392,500 to Vinny’s 177,000.
Some of the other notables to endure the working day contain previous WPT 1 to View Aaron Massey (507,000), Year X WPT Participant of the Yr Andy Frankenberger (404,000), Champions Club members James Calderaro (307,five hundred) and Jared Jaffee (267,500), Tim West (305,000), and actor James Woods (89,five hundred).
WPT commentator and partypoker Ambassador Mike Sexton is still alive with 143,500, but stay stream host Tony Dunst, who received his way into this celebration by way of a DraftKings satellite, did not survive the working day.
One DraftKings qualifier does continue to be in the discipline and that is Robert Lokken, who bagged up ninety eight,000.
The extended checklist of Working day two casualties involves previous winners Marvin Rettenmaier, Will Failla, Victor Ramdin, and Matthew Waxman, Cathy Dever, BLUFF.com WPT Ones to View Kristy Arnett and Justin Zaki, reigning WPT Planet Champion Keven Stammen, ClubWPT qualifier Edward Auh, and Ryan Riess.
Tomorrow play resumes at 12pm ET for an additional action-packed day which will see the funds bubble burst and gamers get one action nearer to the televised last desk.
When the Entire world Poker Tour reunited with the Borgata Winter Poker Open in Season XI, it was Andy Hwang (pictured) who captured the title, successful an extraordinary $ 730,053, etching his title on the Champions Cup in the approach.
If Day 1A is any sign, Hwang may just include his title to the cup a 2nd time, as he finished the first of two starting days as chip chief with 251,three hundred. Hwang’s up coming closest competitor is Dan Wach, who bagged up 209,900. Jason Helder is the only other participant to finish over the two hundred,000 mark with two hundred,900.
Day 1A drew 360 gamers with approximately 159 bagging and tagging at the stop of the night time. Some of the notables who can unwind and just take tomorrow off consist of actor James Woods, Jake Schwartz, reigning WPT Participant of the Calendar year Mukul Pahuja, Matt Affleck, Shannon Shorr, Eddy Sabat, Aaron Massey, two-time WPT champ Marvin Rettenmaier, WPT Kinds to Look at Jose Serratos, and Champions Club member James Calderaro.
Some of the players we may possibly see back in action for Working day 1B include Matt Glantz, Chris Klodnicki, reigning WPT Entire world Champion Keven Stammen, Matt Matros, and Champions Club member Anthony Zinno.
Working day 1B gets underway at 11am on Monday early morning. Tune back in to see if any individual can capture Hwang at the prime of the leaderboard.
Off the back of the success from Season XII’s WPT National UK, the WPT Aspers Accumulator returns kicking off the first of three 2015 events at Aspers Casino Stratford Westfield. The £100,000 guaranteed event runs from February 12-15 with online qualifiers available now on partypoker.
The partypoker WPT UK tour began last season and has continued to grow creating an exhilarating buzz amongst the poker community. Check out the dedicated partypoker blog here to see what you can experience at a WPT UK event. www.partypoker.com/blog/category/wptnuk
“There were over 2500 entries in last season’s partypoker WPT National UK. It proves what we set out to achieve, bringing more people into the game at various levels of buy-ins”, comments John Scanlon, Poker Manager at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City. “Following on from our first event in February we have also confirmed £200,000 guarantees at partypoker WPT National Newcastle April 30- May 3 and partypoker WPT National London July 30- August 2.”
partypoker pro Tony Dunst has confirmed he is flying from America just to play the event at Aspers Stratford. “I’ve visited the U.K. before but never played any poker there; I’m looking forward to my first chance in doing so at WPT National. I’ll be there trying to win all the pounds, and hold down the ping-pong table. Come and attempt to beat me at the partypoker lounge.”
The partypoker WPT National UK £600 Main Event is split into three £200 flights. Players have the option to buy-in to one, two or all three of the Day 1 flights. At the end of each flight chips will be bagged and moved forward to Day 2. All chips from each flight are accumulated to give players their total starting stack for Day 2.
Daily qualifiers are online at partypoker now. Players can either win seat only or packages for the Main Event. Satellites run daily at 14:45 (Seat Only) and Sundays at 14:45 (Package).
See the partypoker website for more details:
|partypoker WPT National London||Aspers Stratford Westfield City||February 12-15|
|partypoker WPT National Newcastle||Aspers Newcastle||April 30- May 3|
|partypoker WPT National London||Aspers Stratford Westfield City||July 30- August 2|
For further information see the WPT event page here: http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared/Tournaments/Seasons/Regional_and_National/partypoker_WPT_National_London.aspx