Borgata Poker Open Breaks WPT Attendance RecordPublished on September 20th, 2010 3:59 am EST
The record for the largest ever tournament field in WPT (World Poker Tour) history was set earlier today after 727 players turned out for Day 1B of the Borgata Poker Open.
Day 1A of the event had a total of 315 players, which brought the combined total for both days up to 1,042, which is a new WPT attendance record.
The previous record was set at the 2009 Borgata Poker Open (1,018 players).
It should be noted that the buy-in for this event was $3,300 + $200.
The large turnout means that the prize pool for the event is approximately $3.4 million. This means that the eventual winner of the event will likely walk away with around $930k - not bad at all for a tournament with a $3,300 + $200 buy-in.
Some of the early chipleaders in the Borgata Poker Open after Day 1B include:
Vincenzo Abate - 201k
Jerry Maher - 177k
Manny Jo - 161k
Al Barbieri (75k), John D'Agostino (60k) and Gavin Smith (52k) are some of the more notable names who will enter Day 2 of the event with above average chip stacks.
Given the number of competing events that are also currently taking place (World Series of Poker Europe, WCOOP), the 1,000+ player turnout for the 2010 Borgata Poker Open is even more impressive.
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