Not less than 1,313 players ended up participating in the $3,5k main event of WPT Borgata Poker Open, which started 2 days ago, making it the largest tournament in WPT history. Now, both Day 1a and b are already in the books and Day 2 will start in a few hours.
Chip leader is Abe Korotkl with 260,100 chips, and in second place is no one else than Jeff Madsen with 216,925 chips (more info about him below). There are quite a few players with plenty of chips so, of course, anything could happen during Day 2 of the tournament. One thing is for sure though, a huge prize pool is up for grabs and the winner will take home stunning $922,441!
About Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen (born June 7, 1985 in Santa Monica, California) made a name for himself in the live tournament scene back in 2006 when he won 2 WSOP bracelet and finished 3rd in 2 other events. In fact, he was the youngest bracelet winner in WSOP history that year (today he's the 3rd youngest), add to that that he became the WSOP player of the year! In total, Jeff Madsen tournament winnings exceed $3,2 million, and $1,7 million of those winnings come from 16 cashes at the WSOP.