Borgata Final Table
As we suspected, the final table of the Borgata Poker Open Championship got underway last night (Sept. 22) and there have already been a few eliminations ahead of today’s final table start at 4pm.
Only six players remain of the original 10 at the final table. Here’s the chip count, complete with a handy big blind count from worldpokertour,com.
Seat 1. Kia Mohajeri – 4,225,000 (21 big blinds)
Seat 2. Benjamin Klier – 6,125,000 (31 big blinds)
Seat 3. Ofir Mor – 7,300,000 (37 big blinds)
Seat 4. Brandon Novena – 5,125,000 (26 big blinds)
Seat 5. Dwyte Pilgrim – 4,800,000 (24 big blinds)
Seat 6. Daniel Makowsky – 3,300,000 (17 big blinds)
The name on that list gaining the most attention is Dwyte Pilgrim. Pilgrim is originally from Brooklyn, but has spent a lot of time in Atlantic City learning the game. He parlayed that into three wins on the World Series of Poker Circuit last year, gaining a sort of an unofficial WSOPC player of the year acknowledgment from the poker world.
Now he has a chance to make a big splash at a World Poker Tour Event, not to mention gain a nearly $734K cash.
He talks about his chances down below.
The Open has drawn several other big names and plenty of drama. Here are a few examples:
Lee Childs, who final tabled the WSOP Main Event in 2007, finished 9th making $61,706. Childs went all in on pocket nines, but faced pocket 10s from Klier. A 10 on the flop sent him to the rail.
Jeff Papola, who is in the running for player of the year, went out in 7th place, ending last night’s play. He cashes for $118,408. Papola couldn’t improve ace, eight of spades against Ofir Mor’s pocket sevens.
John D’Agostino, of Egg Harbor Township who was among the chip leaders several times, went out in 14th place. D’Agostino went all in for about $860,000 against Brandon Novena with jack, nine of diamonds, but missed the straight and flush and fell to a pair of aces. He gets $28,351.
Along with Pilgrim, you can see interviews with all of the final six players here, not to mention follow the action live. Look, we can only embed so much before we get tired.