WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 1b – Ketteringham Leads

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The second and final flight of Day 1 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open was completed not so long ago, with Day 1b attracting another 645 to the felt. That number combined with the 397 that took part on Day 1a means that this year’s event is now the biggest of all time with a total of 1,042 entrants.

Of the 645 that took part on Day 1b there were 396 that managed to navigate their way into Day 2 along with the 209 from Day 1a, which means Day 2 will see a total of 605 returning for some high octane poker action.

The player that ended the day as not only the days chip leader but the overall event chip leader was Mark Ketteringham as he bagged up 193,775 chips. He sits slightly ahead of Chris Barnes on both leader boards that also had an excellent day at the tables to amass 189,500 chips.

Notables Who Made It Through!

The top two will be joined in Day 2 with some other big names, with the likes of Jamie Kerstetter, Kathy Liebert, Joe Serock, John Racener, Matt Glantz, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Matt Affleck, Noah Schwartz and Andy Frankenberger all doing enough to progress.

We also lost a whole host of big names too, with players like Michael Esposito, Olivier Busquet, Shawn Cunix, Jeff Madsen and David Williams all failing to make the cut.

Day 2 gets underway a little later on today with it kicking off at 12 noon local time at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City.

It will be very interesting to see which players are set to make a charge up the leader board and which ones are going to fall by the wayside.

Day 1b Top Ten!

Mark Ketteringham – 193,775

Chris Barnes – 189,500

Filippo Bonura – 172,275

Nimer Ltaif – 163,725

Travis Williams – 155,575

Dean Marco – 155,000

Panayote Alafoyannis – 141,300

Jeff Treadway – 139,800

Nathan Tuthill – 133,450

Overall Top Ten!

Mark Ketteringham – 193,775

Chris Barnes – 189,500

Luis Vazquez – 182,075

Filippo Bonura – 172,275

Martin Matranca – 166,350

Nimer Ltaif – 163,725

Ray Qartomy – 160,500

Travis Williams – 155,575

Dean Marco – 155,000

Panayote Alafoyannis – 141,300

Jeff Treadway – 139,800

This event is one of the more popular on the World Poker Tour calendar, with the record breaking attendance obviously showing that. We already cannot wait until Day 2 gets underway, as we will be bringing you another well informed and up to date report on what is happening in New Jersey, Atlantic City.