It’s probably safe to say that Canadian Eric Afrait must feel like he’s living the dream. Last week’s winner of the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, for over $1 million, is the man to beat this week in the Borgata 2014 Spring Open World Poker Tour Championship. Afrait not only held the chip lead headed into Day 3, he’s the only player with 2 million in chips headed into Day 4.
With only 18 players left Afrait will likely need whatever advantage he can get as there is stiff competition just behind him on the leaderboard. Tony Gregg, Ryan D’Angelo, Justin Young, Brock Parker and WPT’s own Tony Dunst are all looking to chip up for a shot at the final table. Borgata Spring Open Main Event winner, and bonefide Ladies’ Champ, Abraham Korotki sits 2nd in chips, having an amazing run of his own.
The money bubble burst when the Day 3 field of 68 fell to 36. Not surviving the day but earning a living was Day 2 chipleader Jason Koon, November Niner Jesse Sylvia, WSOP standout Loni Harwood, beast of beasts Scott Seiver and rappin’ Jeff Madsen.
The remaining players return at 12:00 noon EST to play down to the live streamed final table which will take place on Saturday. Want updates? Visit the hard working team over at PokerNews for all the Day 4 action.
While the Borgata Spring Open may be winding down, there’s still plenty of time to get in on the online action. NJCOP is still going with massive tournaments taking place through the weekend.