Level 9: Limits 1,500/3,000
At the end of this level, (about 8:05pm) the HOSE-players will take off for a 45-minute dinner break. Play will resume at 8:50pm, at which time registration will finally close.
Looks like Nate Parenti might be our chip leader with ~46,000.
Candace Verrastro is right on his heels with ~45,000.
Level 7: Limits 800/1,600
HOSE-players are back from their second break and have three more levels to late-reg and re-enter.
Atlantic City’s own Chris Reslock has to be the headliner in today’s HOSE event. In addition to all his WSOP bling, he holds three Borgata titles:
2009 BPO – Pot Limit Omaha
2010 BWPO – Pot Limit Omaha
2012 BWPO – HORSE
As of the break, he had slipped below starting stack with only about 13,000 remaining.
End of Level 3: Limits 300/600
Three levels down and the HOSE-players are taking their first break of the day.
Although this event was not on last Summer’s schedule, it appeared at the end of the Spring Poker Open series back in April. That event only drew 66 entrants, but had a higher buy-in ($300+$40).
Lots of familiar faces in this field, but Bill ‘Bumpereno’ Munley stands out. He’s got two Borgata titles, both of which were won playing Seven Card Stud (which no longer appears on the Open series schedules). There are two Stud games in the HOSE mix though.
Level 1: Limits 100/200
The only mixed-game event on the Summer Poker Open schedule is getting underway in the back of the Signature Room.
HOSE will be played with four games in 8-hand rotation:
Eight or Better (Stud H/L)
All games are played with Limit format betting. Players get 20,000 chips to start and all levels are 30-minutes long. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of level 10 (at least 8:15pm).
This is a one-day event, so they’ll play until a new HOSE winner is awarded the BSPO trophy. There was not a HOSE (or HORSE) tournament on the 2018 BSPO schedule, so there is no defending champion.