Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Championship: Day 2 Wrap / Day 3 Preview

$3300 + $200 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship NLH

Scott Herz
Chip Leader - 519k

Scott Herz (Austin, TX) quietly worked his way to the top of the chip counts and has the chip lead after Day 2 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open.  Herz bagged 519k (130 bb), just ahead of Joe DiMartino (Ansonia, CT), who finished with 517k.

"I went on a sick rush," said DiMartino who added that he was down to 28k on the dinner break.  "I double-up with kings and flopped a set," said DiMartino as he and Herz are the only two players with more than 500k.

160 finished the night and return for Day 3 as they continue their quest for the $730,053 first prize.

Familiar faces still alive include Russell Crane, the 2011 Borgata Spring Poker Open Champion who's fifth overall with 468k.  The list also includes three-time Borgata trophy winner Chris Reslock (271k), three-time WSOP bracelet winner Matt Matros (258k), and two time WPT winner Jonathan Little (318k).

Play resumes 12 pm Wednesday with all eyes on the money bubble. The top 100 players are guaranteed a min cash of $6,637 and play is scheduled to conclude with 27 players.

The average returning stack is 195k (49 bb) with blinds resuming at 2k/4k/400.

Top 5 Stacks

Scott Herz 519,300
Joe DiMartino 517,100
Yung Hwang 498,900
Patrick Chan 494,900
Russell Crane 467,500 

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