With the World Poker Tour Championship right around the corner, many of poker’s elite took to the felt at the 2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open to take part in the $2700 buy-in SPO Championship.
With a $1 million guarantee attached, Event 7 drew 115 runners, for the first of two starting days, with players looking to build a chip stack early in this re-entry event. At the end of the day it would be well-known tournament specialist Paul Volpe who would carry the overnight chiplead, followed closely by Jose Montes, Mike Jarvela Jeff Madsen and Dan Heimiller.
Plenty of other notable names made it through the day with chips in their stack including Greg Ostrander, Taylor Von Kriegenbergh, Christian Harder, Jonathan Little, Matt Salsberg, Ravi Raghavan, Kevin Saul, Eric Baldwin, Melanie Weisner and actor James Woods.
For some though, the re-entry “feature” is going to be necessary if they want a shot at the top prize. As luck would have it, just over half the field didn’t make it through to Day 2 and that included guys like Matt Affleck, Kyle Bowker and Chris Tryba.
According to the PokerNews live reporting team, Day 1b is going to need 285 runners registered in order to hit the guarantee and with players making their way to the Borgata for the WPT Championship, which begins next Monday, that number is expected to be hit.
Day 1b of the Borgata Spring Open Championship starts today at 11:00am EST.
New Jersey residents still looking to get in on the action at the Borgata can satellite their way in over at BorgataPoker.com!!