$260+$40 Ladies Go First
Level 1: 50/100
Total Entries: 32
After a short delay to get everyone settled in their seats, cards are in the air for the “Ladies Go First” event to kick off the 2018 Borgata Summer Poker Open.
They are already having a great time and some of them began the day early with a little champagne brunch. Nancy Martin, Marguerite Spagnuolo, Alyson Parker, Dawn Wilno, Karen Donnelly, Pat Knoll, and Gina Auletta did a little pre-gaming before coming down to the poker room for the tournament. It’s shaping up to be a fun day of poker.
For our gentlemen players, have no fear because we have some action set up for you as well. There will be various levels of sit’n’goes running all day long with buy-ins of $60+$15, $100+$15. and $250+30.
$260+$40 Ladies Go First
Level 1: 50/100
We are almost ready to start the 2018 Borgata Summer Poker Open and we have a special tournament ready to kick off the series. The first open event starts on Tuesday but we are closing out the July 4th holiday weekend with a “Ladies Go First” tournament in the poker room. The tournament is open to our great female grinders and some of our most loyal players.
It will be a great way to start off the series and we expect to see a lot of familiar faces having a great time at the tables with some big cash waiting for the winner along with the glass Borgata trophy.
Entrants will sit down to deep 20,000 starting stacks and the tournament will run 30-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 around 3:30pm and unlimited re-entries are available during that time. They will continue moving into the afternoon and evening hours until we crown our first champion of the series.
Cards go in the air at 11am and we will bring all the action.
- Players begin with 20,000 in chips and play 30-minute levels
- Late registration available until start of Level 9
- Ladies Go First Structure Sheet
The start of the 2017 Borgata Summer Poker Open is just a few days away with the Ladies Go First NLH event on Sunday, starting at 11am. Onsite registration opens two hours before the start of the tournament (9am). Then it’s the $1 Million Guaranteed Kick-Off event starting Tuesday at 11am with the first of five starting flights. Online registration is available for all Main Events through Friday, July 6th. Onsite registration begins Monday, July 9th, at 12 noon and will remain open daily from 8am to midnight throughout the series.
The kickoff event and it’s $1 Million Guarantee will bring out big crowds, so there are five starting flights spread across three days. Flight A begins Tuesday, July 10th, at 11am. Flight B runs Wednesday at 11am, overlapping Flight C starting at 4pm. Flights D & E are Thursday at 10am and 5pm, respectively. This event is a Best Stack Forward and Unlimited Re-Entry event, so players are encouraged to register early and register often!
Last year it was Zachary Schwartz who bested the field of 2,268 entrants to claim 1st place and just over $160,000 in an adjusted payout agreement following a five-hour heads-up battle with Larry Abrams.
The first Saturday Series event is also the Cabot Creamery “Put a Bad Beat On Hunger” charity tournament, raising money for the New Jersey Food Bank – Southern Branch. Last year they drew 421 total entries and raised $4,210 for the New Jersey Food Bank – Southern Branch. Last year they drew 421 total entries to create a prize pool of $142,930. In addition, $4,210 was raised for a great cause. An adjusted payout agreement resulted in Jeremey Barnett taking home $11,915 and the trophy. The $3,500 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship seat went to Mike Machalani. This year, both the 1st AND 2nd place finishers will earn a $3,500 entry in the 2018 WPT BPO Championship, courtesy of Cabot Creamery!
To celebrate Borgata’s 15th Birthday, the Tournament of Champions will highlight the second Saturday of the series, with previous Borgata Open Champions invited to battle for a winner-take-all prize of $25,000.
Of course the $1 Million Guaranteed Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship begins Sunday and Monday, July 22nd and 23rd, with starting flights A and B. Registration for the Best Stack Forward and Unlimited Re-Entry event remains open until the start of Level 11 on Day 2 (July 24th) about 2:15pm.
Last year saw a record 600 entrants and 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.
All the information you need can be found on the Summer Poker Open site, so bookmark it and check back often. We’ll be seeing you next week for the start of the 2018 Summer Poker Open and you can follow the action right here in the BSPO blog!
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It’s the first day of Summer, the sun is shining outside, and it’s time to start thinking about the Summer Poker Open! The schedule is official and you can view it here. There are some exciting changes and new events taking place this July during the Summer Open and you don’t want to miss out.
Borgata is celebrating their 15th Birthday this year in a big way. During the Summer Open, there will be an Invitation Only Tournament of Champions Free-Roll with a winner-take-all prize of $25,000! Winners of all Borgata Open Series Championships over the last 15 years will be invited to participate, including names like Daniel Negreanu, who won the 2004 Borgata Poker Open Championship. In addition, the top six finishers will receive $2,700 entries into the 2018 Summer Poker Open Championship, which takes place July 22-26, culminating with a Live Streamed Final Table.
For the first time ever, Ladies Go First! The Ladies No Limit Hold’em event will be the first event, taking place Sunday, July 8th. Then the $1 Million Guaranteed Kickoff event has five starting flights spread over three days, July 10-12, and for every buy-in and re-entry, players will receive one entry in a random drawing to win a seat in the Tournament of Champions. That means if you fire four bullets, you will get four entries in the drawing. One name will be drawn and that player will get an invitation to join the Borgata Champions in the $25,000 TOC Free-Roll taking place on July 21st.
The July 14th Saturday Series event will also be the 10th Annual Cabot Creamery “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” Charity event with a $100,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins. $10 from each entrant will go toward the Community Food Bank of New Jersey – Southern Branch, fighting to end childhood hunger. Since it’s inception, they have raised more than half a million dollars for the cause. In addition to the prize money, the 1st and 2nd place finishers in this event will receive $3,500 entries into the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Championship in September. Cabot will also put out a sampling of their products for the players to enjoy.
All your favorite tournaments are back as well, with a $150,000 Guarantee on the Black Chip Bounty, a $500,000 Guarantee on the Almighty Stack, and a $100,000 Guarantee on the $1,000 buy-in Six Max. Seniors NLH, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha/Stud High/Low, and the Purple Chip Bounty are all back on the Summer Open schedule.
Online registration is open now for all Main Events, so reserve your seats early! Online registration closes on Friday, July 6th.
With more than $3.3 million in total guarantees plus the $25,000 Tournament of Champions, this Summer Open series is sure to be huge and a great way to celebrate Borgata’s 15 years in Atlantic City.