Darren Elias Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open sponsored by partypoker.com and BorgataPoker.com; David Williams Wins Inaugural WPT Monster Invitational
Darren Elias won the fourth-largest World Poker Tour® Main Event of all time on Friday, taking down the televised WPT® Borgata Poker Open Championship Event sponsored by partypoker.com and BorgataPoker.com. Elias earned $843,744.
The inaugural WPT Monster Invitation kicks off at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and the first 60 audience members can win headphones!
Leading the way is Kane Kalas with 14,025,000. He began Day 4 sixth in chips and steadily built his stack before seizing a sizable chip lead on the final hand.
Today was all about a prince looking to become a king. Yes, there was a money bubble, past winners making runs at another Borgata title, and a host of other notables who came and went over the course of the day, but in the end, Day 3 of the Borgata Poker Open was all about Jean “Prince” Gaspard.
Day 2 of the Borgata Poker Open began with over 600 hopefuls remaining from a field of 1,226 entries. After another eight levels of play, only 150 players remain.
On top of the chip counts is Blake Bohn with 807,500
The poker world turns its attention to Asia starting on October 16, as the World Poker Tour® makes its historic first stop in Manila for the inaugural WPT® National Philippines. Following immediately after the conclusion of the live streamed final table on October 28, the World Poker Tour travels just 800 miles northwest to Hainan, China for the return of WPT National China. Combined, these two poker festivals offer 35 different events at buy-ins ranging from $250 to $25,000.
Darlene Lee Ends WPT Borgata Poker Open Day 1B on Top, Two-Time NBA Champ Malik Rose Among Survivors
It was a very big Monday at Borgata, as an impressive 826 entries showed up for Day 1B of the Borgata Poker Open, bringing the total field size to an incredible 1,226 entries. That means we’ve got the fourth largest WPT event in history on our hands.
Play has wrapped up at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and of the 400 Day 1A entries, 172 players have bagged a stack and punched their tickets to Day 2. On top of the chip counts is Ben Bianco (pictured above) with 389,000, followed by DraftKings qualifier Andrew Atkinson with 234,900, and Allyn Shulman with 231,200.
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Skrill, the official payment processor of the World Poker Tour, will be present at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to kick off the first of many last-longer competitions during Season XIII of the WPT.