WPT Borgata Open Day 4 – Burnitz Leads The Final Table

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The World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open saw Day 4 being completed with the field being reduced from 27 players to the final six that will return for the final table.

As the day started the remaining 27 players came back to the felt with the chip leader at the time being Patrick Eskandar, just behind him was Matthew Burnitz and in third place was Steve Brucher who was going well considering it was only his second ever WPT event.

Apart from the top three we had some other notable names still in the event with Vinny Pahuja, Matt Brady, Lee Childs, Kyle Bowker and Tyler Patterson. Additionally there were two women amongst them too in Helen Ellis and Jamie Kerstetter joining them in the hunt for the biggest WPT prize so far this year.


It didn’t take long for players to start heading for the exits on Day 4 with the first to go being Jean Gaspard after seeing his pocket tens running into the pocket queens of David Diaz. Once he was gone we lost seven players within the next hour. There was Michael Hickman, Farhan Madhani, Philip Consolo, Maurice Paradis, Ellis, Todd Terry and Barry Huttler all heading to the rails.

We were then down to the final two tables and the pace slowed a little though Eskandar moved back up to the top of the leaderboard after slipping a little bit during the day. We then lost Jeremy Brown, David Heck and Scott Schwalich. Eskandar had now started to struggle and was becoming one of the short stacks.

He was the next player to go out as he was beaten by Ofir Mor to finish in ninth place. We had just eight players left on one table now and it would be 2 hours before the next elimination, when it came it was Williams who went out.

Burnitz seemed to enjoy the single table action as he went on a run that really confounded his position at the top. He took a whole load of chips from Diaz before Mor then eliminated Brady to give us our final table of six.

Seat 1: Matthew Burnitz – 9,000,000

Seat 2: Steve Brecher – 5,755,000

Seat 3: David Diaz – 7,150,000

Seat 4: Ben Hamnett – 4,720,000

Seat 5: Ofir Mor – 3,600,000

Seat 6: Tyler Patterson – 5,260,000

So now we just have one more days worth of action, with it being right at the business end of the event. Burnitz holds the lead but as we all know, anything can happen in poker. So to find out just who manages to take down the title, keep coming back as we will bring you the updates as and when they happen.