The 2017 Borgata Summer Poker Open has come to an end and it was a record-setter in multiple ways. Of course the biggest was the Championship, which drew a record 600 entrants for total buy-ins of $1.5 million! The Live-Streamed Championship final table was historic with three World Series of Poker bracelet winners doing battle with Borgata’s winningest regular, Abraham Korotki.
2015 WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen got heads-up with Korotki, but came up short of the win. Korotki claimed his record ninth Borgata title and more than $359,000. McKeehen made back-to-back runner-up finishes: in the $1,000 SixMax, finishing 2nd to WPT Champion Amir Babakhani, then in the Championship event.
The kickoff event drew 2,268 entrants, covering the $1 million guarantee with room to spare. Zachary Schwartz took 1st place and claimed his second Borgata Open title.
The first Saturday Series event was also the Cabot Creamery “Put a Bad Beat On Hunger” charity tournament. They drew 421 total entries and raised $4,210 for the New Jersey Food Bank – Southern Branch. Jeremy Barnett got 1st place and the Borgata Open trophy. Mike Machalani won the $3,500 Borgata Poker Open Championship seat provided by Cabot Creamery, so he’ll be free-rolling the 2017 Borgata Poker Open Championship in September.
The Ladies made a strong showing during the series with two women claiming 1st place in open events. Hallee LoGrasso took down Event 2, the Omaha/Stud High/Low Mix event, to kick off the series. A couple of weeks later, Anna Antimony took 1st in the Bounty NLH post-lim event.
Andrew Klein claimed his fifth Borgata title, winning the Deepest Stack preliminary event. WPT Champion Tony Sinishtaj took home his first Borgata trophy in the Almighty Stack. Thai Ha took home his second Open series title in the Saturday Series NLH event.
After several near misses over the years, She Lok Wong finally got a 1st place trophy in the $1,000 Second Chance NLH Turbo, as did James Salters in the Deeper Stack post-lim. All guarantees were covered and millions in prize money was paid out to hundreds of participants!
A complete list of Main Event winners and their winnings is below. The ‘*’ next to the amount indicates final payouts were adjusted by the players.
All players who participated in any live Summer Poker Open Event, including Main, Secondary and Satellite events, have qualified to play in the BorgataPoker.com online ‘Bricks-to-Bits’ Freeroll on August 13th at 5pm. Click here for details.
This concludes our coverage of the 2017 Borgata Summer Poker Open! On behalf of the Borgata Poker family and our blog team, @Kaelaine, @AlCantHang, and @TKBluffs, Thank You! Make plans now to join us for the WPT/Borgata Poker Open, September 5th – 22nd.