Due to the fast-paced speed with which players dusted off their stacks, the Borgata 2014 SPring Open Championship Main Event is already at a Final Table! With 45 players returning to the felt on Day 3, play was expected to take them down to the final 27. Instead tournament organizers saw fit to have players play down to the unofficial Final Table of 10 and now, today someone will be crowned champion.
The odds on favorite for that title may be chipleader Charlie Hook from Philadelpia, who enters the final 10 with 2x the average stack. Charlie, according to the Hendon Mob, has been in this position before as his last massive score was taking down the $2700 Borgata 2013 Summer Poker Open for a score just under $200k. Right behind him is longtime grinder, Maryland’s Lawrence Wolf who is the only other person currently to top the 2m in chips mark with just over 12m in play.
Even though there were a number of notables who stepped into the room on Day 3, many of them hit the rail short of their goal. Taylor Von Kriegenbergh, Will Jaffe, David Tuthill and Jeff Madsen all got paid on Thursday, but also went busto. Madsen for his part expressed some frustration online as to how his tournament ended up.
There’s plenty more where those came from and while Madsen may have busted short of his goal for the over $250k first place prize, he also pledged to be in the field for next week’s $1k 6-max $100k guaranteed event at the BSO.
The final day of the BSO Championship is set to resume at Noon EST and play down a champion. 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 still satellite their way in over at BorgataPoker.com