Jonathan Duhamel took down his third live poker tournament of the year on Sunday, September 20th. The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner overcame a field of 287 entrants over two days of play to win Borgata Poker Open Event #14: $1,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em for $70,990.
On Friday, the last six players of a 1,189-player field battled it out on the 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open final table. At the end of the night, after nearly eight levels of play, Anthony Zinno stood tall as the winner after defeating Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst heads-up.
The 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open final table is set after four intensive days of play at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City! Day 3 chip leader Cong Pham and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst (the highest-earning woman in poker) will lead the remaining 6 players into tomorrow's televised final table. The average chip count is 5.9 million and Pham has a healthy stack of 10.1 million while Selbst has 7.9 million.
Seat 1. Eric Fields - 3,150,000 (31 bb) Seat 2. Anthony Zinno - 6,935,000 (69 bb) Seat 3. Vanessa Selbst - 7,910,000 (79 bb) Seat 4. David Randall - 3,520,000 (35 bb) Seat 5. Jeremy Kottler - 3,925,000 (39 bb) Seat 6. Cong Pham - 10,190,000 (101 bb)
Another action-filled day of poker is in the books at Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and now there are only 36 players left out of 1,189 entries, which means that the final table, where some serious cash is up for grabs, is just around the corner! Cong Pham will lead the remaining players into Day 4 with 2.5 million chips, and other top stacks are Jake Schwartz (2,145,000), David Johnston (2,050,000), David Randall (2,020,000), and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst (1,739,000).
All the remaining players are guaranteed a minimum cash of $14,777 - with the chance of taking home the first prize of a whopping $825,099! We will be back with another brief update tomorrow, so stay tuned!
On Monday, Day 1B at Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey concluded with close to 440 players of 813 entries! A total of 595 players of 1,189 will return to play later on today and Paul Volpe (picture) has the biggest stack of chips! Volpe, an American pro with over $2 million in live tournament earnings, finished Day 1B with 231,850 chips to earn a $5,000 bonus, and Anthony Castelli bagged up the second largest stack (203,950) to receive a $3,500 bonus.
The top 110 players will cash for at least $7,123 each from the $3,805,989 prize pool, the winner will get an incredible $825,099, and $17,000 is set aside to pay the chip leader bonuses for Day 1A and 1B.
22 year old Vivek Rajkumar defeated Sang Kim heads up and became $1.4 million richer in the 2008 Borgata poker open in Atlantic City. Sang Kim received $750.000 for his second place and Dan Heimiller got $387.000 for third place.