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2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open Begins Today!

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The 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open kicks off Tuesday at the luxurious Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. The popular annual series will run from Jan. 14 through 31, and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the tournament floor to bring you live coverage for all 23 events on the schedule!

Beginning at 10 a.m. ET today is Day 1a of Event #1, a $560 Big Stack No-Limit Hold'em tournament which boasts a massive $2 million guaranteed prize pool. Last year's version of this event attracted 3,871 entries, generating a prize pool of $1,935,500. The eventual winner was Joe Stiers who turned his $560 entry into $318,104.

This year's festival will include eight tournaments tagged with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $100,000. The series will be highlighted by the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship from Jan. 26-31. The tournament features three starting flights and a $3 million guaranteed prize pool.

Last year, Andy Hwang took down the 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Open Championship for $730,053. Hwang outlasted a field of 1,042 including a final table that featured eventual WPT Player of the Year Matt Salsberg (sixth place).

Here’s a complete look at the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open schedule:

1Jan. 14-17Big Stack NLHE Re-Entry ($2M GTD)$500+$60
2Jan. 16Black Chip Bounty NLHE$350+$50+$100
3Jan 17-18Deep Stack NLHE Re-Entry$500+$60
4Jan. 17PLO H/L 8B$450+$50
5Jan. 18Big Stack NLHE Re-Entry ($100K GTD)$350+$50
6Jan. 18-19H.O.R.S.E.$450+$50
7Jan. 19Seniors (50+) NLHE$300+$40
8Jan. 19-21Deeper Stack NLHE Re-Entry ($250K GTD)$350+50
9Jan. 19Ladies Deep Stack NLHE Re-Entry$260+$40
10Jan. 21-22Deepest Stack NLHE Re-Entry$400+$50
11Jan. 21Big Stack PLO Re-Entry$400+$50
12Jan. 22Big Stack NLHE Re-Entry ($150K GTD)$260+$40
13Jan. 23Deep Stack NLHE Bounty Re-Entry$350+$50+$100
14Jan. 23-24NLHE Heads-Up$1,500+$150
15Jan. 24-25Six-Max NLHE Re-Entry ($200K GTD)$1,000+$90
16Jan. 24Deep Stack PLO Re-Entry$450+$50
17Jan. 25Big Stack NLHE Re-Entry ($100K GTD)$350+$50
18Jan. 25Omaha H/L 8B Semi Turbo$500+60
19Jan. 26-31WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship ($3M GTD)$3,300+$200
20Jan. 28Big Stack NLHE Re-Entry$350+$50
21Jan. 29Deep Stack NLHE Re-Entry ($100K GTD)$200+$30
22Jan. 30NLHE Black Chip Bounty Re-Entry$200+$30+$100
23Jan. 31Deep Stack NLHE Re-Entry$200+30

Our exclusive coverage of the Borgata Winter Poker Open is just minutes away, so be sure to tune in for all of the live updates! And if you're participating in the series, don't forget that you can update your chip stack whenever you want using the PokerNews My Stack App.

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