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2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Day 2: Vohra Leads; Kenney in the Hunt

Raj Vohra

Season XI of the World Poker Tour continued on Tuesday with Day 2 of the WPT Borgata Open. Leading the remaining 174 players is Florida native Raj Vohra with 580,700 chips. During the last level of play, Vohra won a massive, 400,000-chip pot with {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} on a flop of {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades} against Kunal Patel’s {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. The turn was a club, eliminating Patel and rocketing Vohra to the top of the leader board.

Also among the top 10 are Season XI Ones to Watch Ebony Kenney and Jerry Wong, who finished third in the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.

1Raj Vohra580,700
2Katayon Khaterzai548,000
3Edwin Torres544,900
4Ebony Kenney480,200
5Justin Zaki462,000
6Alex Rocha447,500
7Jerry Wong445,000
8Jeremy Kottler418,600
9Cong Pham417,100
10Marc Manin413,400

Day 2 began with 1,189 players and the chip leader was Paul Volpe, who final tabled two events in Season X. Volpe took a hit at the start of the day, losing a blind-versus-blind pot with {A-}{10-} on an {a-}{a-}{3-} flop. He was then verbally assaulted by a tablemate later in the day, and the player was disqualified.

Volpe ended the day 27th in chips with 337,700.

Also surviving the day were 2013 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Cliff “Johnny Bax” Josephy, November Niner Ryan Riess, 2013 PCA Super High Roller winner Scott Seiver, Vanessa Selbst, Mukul Pahuja, Victor Ramdin, Jared Jaffee, and David Diaz.

Selbst picked up a pot against the aforementioned Patel during Level 11 (500/1,000/100). Selbst check-raised to 21,200 on a board of {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, Patel called, and the {3-Diamonds} completed the board. Selbst bet roughly half of the pot, Patel called, and Selbst took it down with {a-Hearts}{5-Spades} for aces up.

Seiver busted a player in Level 13 when he turned top two against an overpair of aces. The river was a brick, and the player hit the rail. Josephy also recorded a knockout during the late stages of the evening, winning an all-in hand with {A-}{J-} against an opponent’s {K-}{J-}.

Among the eliminations were Lee Childs, Todd Terry, Loni Harwood, Vinny Pahuja, Danny “Miami Boss” Suied, Russell Crane, Keven Stammen, Kevin Saul, Matt Affleck, and Kara Scott.

Scott moved all in during the last level of the evening with {A-}{J-}, and was called by Brent Roberts with two kings. The kings held up, and Scott hit the rail. Childs got in 22 big blinds with {A-}{K-} against an opponent’s pocket jacks and was unable to win the race for his tournament life. Pahuja was also eliminated with {A-}{K-}, but he was up against pocket queens and pocket aces. And Harwood lost a flip with pocket nines against an opponent’s {K-}{J-}.

Day 3 will begin at noon EDT, and PokerNews will provide a recap of the action once the day is complete.

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