The 2012 Borgata Poker Open Is Now Underway!

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A World Poker Tour Main Event gets back in action today with the new location being Atlantic City and hosted at the extremely sumptuous Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. The WPT Borgata Poker Open has been running many side events since the 5th of September, though the Main Event is what everybody has been waiting for.

Twenty one events have actually been played up until now, the first of which being the $560 NLHE Re-Entry event. This event had a massive $1 million guaranteed prize pool, thought it was completely smashed to give a genuine prize pool that was almost double at $1,825.000. This was down to there being 3,705 players taking part with the winner out of all of them being Benedetto Bianco who banked $309,196 for his efforts.

The second week of the tournament is now getting underway with all eyes will on the Main Event, which is a $3,500 re-entry affair with two flights for the opening day. The prize pool is guaranteed at $ 3million, yet judging on the previous events in this tournament it should easily be smashed.

The final table will also be televised, to give those of us that love poker a good chance of seeing the action.

Last Year!

The attendance for last year was a staggering 1,313 which created a prize pool of $4,332.900 which on its own would blow this year’s guarantee out of the water. It could be closer to $5 millionths year which may make them think about upping that guarantee.

The winner last year was Bobby Oboodi who took home just under a million in cash and the title. That was his very first WPT title of which he has yet to add to, yet he will be amongst the players taking part today.

Here is a current list of the tournaments that are either underway or due to start within the next week at the WPT Borgata Open:

Event 20 – NLH Purple Chip Bounty Re-entry 9/14/12 $1,500 + $90

Event 21 – NLH Black Chip Bounty Re-entry 9/14/12 $360 + $40

Event 22 – No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Re-entry 9/15/12 $1,000 + $90

Main Event (WPT) 9/16/12 $3,300 + $200

Event 24 – No-Limit Hold’em Re-entry 9/18/12 $400 + $50

Event 25 – NLH Depstack Re-entry 9/19/12 $200 + $30

Event 26 -NLH Double Green Chip Bounty Re-entry 9/20/12 $250 + $30

Event 27 – NLH Deepstack Re-entry 9/2 1/12 $170 + $30

With so much action set to take place you really should keep coming back to keep up to date with the reports we will be bringing you. Learn about who wins, who loses and who turn out to be the bubble boys and girls!

 

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