Only 45 players remain in the 2014 Borgata Spring Open Championship as 8 levels of play in Day 2 found those that would hit the rail busting at breakneck speed. But for all who ended the day with a stack in front of them, it’s a guaranteed payday as we are officially in the money.
The All Time Money List leader for Delaware, Abraham Korotki, surged to the overnight chip lead after eliminating the dangerous Paul Volpe. Right on his heels in terms of chips is Massachusetts poker pro Jacob Toole and the man who entered Day 2 with the chip lead, Alan Wentz.
The field still contains some stiff competition though as notable names like David Tuthill, Taylor Von Kriegenbergh, Will Jaffe and 3-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jeff Madsen all will be returning to play for the over $250k first place prize.
With over 150 players on Day 2 unable to win their flips some big names will have to look ahead to impending World Poker Tour Championship this Monday for their time to shine, rather than counting that sweet BSO Championship cash. Brett Richey, WPT Champion Andy Frankenberger, Christian Harder, Amnon Filippi, Matt Affleck and Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin all have a few days off to enjoy the ever warming East Coast weather.
Day 3 is set to resume at Noon EST and play down two tables to 27 players. For live reporting from the Borgata tournament floor, follow along with the PokerNews Live updates team.
New Jersey residents still looking to get in on the action at the Borgata can satellite their way in over at BorgataPoker.com