Summer Open Starts Strong
The Borgata Summer Open started off fairly well Wednesday as 829 players (including re-buys) turned out for the first event, a $350 buy-in Deepstack event.
Undoubtedly, some of those players were looking to take advantage of the casino’s air conditioning as well, because man it’s hot here in A.C. right now. Yesterday set a record for the date in the city at 98 degrees.
The event has a total buy-in of $290,150 .
The chip leader going into today’s second day is Kenneth Smaron of Philly with 1,214,000 in chips.
Some notables in the field include Sheree Bykofsky of A.C., still alive with 94K and Gordon Eng, of Clifside Park, with 105K in chips.
The bubble was broken at the tournament at 81 players and the remaining 48 are all in the money.
Today, the casino launches the first of its “bounty” games, where each player puts up an extra $25 as a bounty. Whenever a player is sent to the rail, that $25 chip goes to the player that took them out. The $200 + $30 + $25 (the bounty) No Limit Hold’em tournament starts at 11am.
Quick note: The Borgata’s blog is saying the bounty is $20, but previous schedules say $25. So it’s one or the other.
Meanwhile, the open also started its schedule of secondary and satellite tournaments.
That’s a schedule we neglected to post, so we’ll make up for it now.