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Event 1: $2 Million Guarantee Big Stack NLHE Re-Entry
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Event 1: Day 2 is in the Books; Broedelet Leads the Way with Guagenti Second

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Nick Guagenti is Second in Chips After Day 2, Trailing Only Allard Broedelet
Nick Guagenti is Second in Chips After Day 2, Trailing Only Allard Broedelet

After more than 14 hours of grueling action on the felt, Day 2 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open's first event has come to a close. When it was all said and done, Allard Broedelet emerged as the chip leader, bagging and tagging 10,315,000. He is trailed closely by experienced circuit grinder and accomplished tournament pro Nick Guagenti, who ended the night with 9,745,000. Other big stacks include Joel Gola (5,650,000), Jesse Letchworth (5,610,000), and Kevin Choe (5,110,000).

Online sicko and live tournament beast Darren Elias managed to bag and tag 2,145,000 to give himself a shot at another major score. With more than $1.5 million in live earnings, Elias will be one of the most experienced players in the field when play resumes tomorrow.

A number of notable names managed to navigate the minefield that comes with such a large field, including 2005 WSOP Main Event runner-up Steve Dannenmann, seven-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Men "The Master" Nguyen, and actor James Woods, but each fell short before the chips were bagged and tagged.

Guagenti managed to knock out both Nguyen and Dannenmann late in the night. First, Dannenmann came over the top of an opening raise for an all-in move, but Guagenti gave no hesitation before making it a third ship.

Dannenmann: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Guagenti: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, keeping Guagenti's pair on top, and sending one of the nicest player's in poker to the rail.

Next, the man known to the poker world as "The Master" shoved his last 800,000 into the middle with {a-}{4-}, and Guagenti snap-called with {a-}{7-}. Nguyen failed to improve and his tournament was over mere minutes before play ended for the night.

A total of 4,814 entries were recorded over the event's three starting flights, creating a massive prize pool of $2,325,835 to easily surpass the Borgata's $2 million guarantee. The eventual winner will take home $372,123, and for a $560 buy-in, this tournament offered players incredible bang for their buck.

Check back with PokerNews tomorrow at noon local time to follow along as 27 players play their way to the final table, and the Borgata Winter Poker Open crowns its first champion.

Tags: Allard BroedeletDarren EliasJames WoodsJoe GolaMen NguyenNick GuagentiSteve Dannenmann

Event 1: End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

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Allard Broedelet
Allard Broedelet
10,315,000 2,415,000
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 9,745,000 -255,000
Joel Gola us
Joel Gola
us 5,650,000 5,650,000
Jesse Letchworth
Jesse Letchworth
5,610,000 5,610,000
Kevin Choe us
Kevin Choe
us 5,110,000 5,110,000
Adam Gerber
Adam Gerber
4,700,000 4,700,000
Jack Rocaberte
Jack Rocaberte
4,510,000 510,000
Gerard Kane
Gerard Kane
4,300,000 4,080,000
Adeel Khawaja
Adeel Khawaja
4,250,000 350,000
Andrew Clancy
Andrew Clancy
4,000,000 4,000,000
Alvin Vatanavan
Alvin Vatanavan
3,700,000 3,700,000
Cuong Tran
Cuong Tran
3,550,000 3,550,000
Thu Le us
Thu Le
us 3,465,000 3,265,000
Duane Haughton
Duane Haughton
3,065,000 3,065,000
Stephen Celeste
Stephen Celeste
3,010,000 3,010,000
Jason Groelly
Jason Groelly
2,945,000 2,945,000
John Weiss
John Weiss
2,775,000 -690,000
Cuong Phung
Cuong Phung
2,575,000 2,575,000
Anthony Imperial ca
Anthony Imperial
ca 2,300,000 2,300,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 2,145,000 2,145,000
Dimas Martinez
Dimas Martinez
2,000,000 2,000,000
Michael Sneidman
Michael Sneidman
1,950,000 1,950,000
Antonio Walker
Antonio Walker
1,550,000 1,550,000
Joe Cutler us
Joe Cutler
us 1,160,000 1,160,000
Glenn Lafaye us
Glenn Lafaye
us 1,100,000 1,100,000

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Event 1: Bagging Up

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Play has ended for the night, and we'll be bringing you a complete list of Day 2 survivors shortly.

Event 1: "Felina"

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We didn't catch the action, but Joe Gola just took out Walter White and one other player. He had a pair of eights in the hole and he hit a set on the river. The third player had {7-}{7-}, but we didn't see White's hand.

Joe Gola
Joe Gola
6,400,000 -4,100,000
Walter White us
Walter White
us Busted

Tags: Walter WhiteJoe Gola

Event 1: Be Careful What You Wish For

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With players are pushing their chips around left and right in an attempt to build a legitimate stack with which to do battle tomorrow, the action is fast and furious during the last level of the night.

A recent hand involving a player who identified himself only as "Tran" was one such clash, as the mystery man got it all in with the best of it holding {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. His opponent tabled {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and immediately began calling for a jack in the window.

Flop: {j-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{a-Hearts}

The player's prayer was answered as he hit his set on the flop, but as he celebrated with his friends on the rail fourth street changed everything.

Turn: {Q-Hearts}

The man known as "Tran" found his own set on the turn, and when a fifth heart failed to arrive on board on the river to force a chop, the pot was shipped his way.

Event 1: Guagenti Sends Dannenmann, Yi Packing

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Nick Guagenti took out two players.
Nick Guagenti took out two players.

Sangho Yi pushed all in from early position, and Steve Dannenmann came over the top all in from middle position. Nick Guagenti, in the small blind, gave no hesitation before making it a third ship. The big blind folded.

Yi: {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Dannenmann: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Guagenti: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, keeping Guagenti's pair on top.

Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 9,200,000 3,200,000
Sangho Yi
Sangho Yi
Busted
Steve Dannenmann us
Steve Dannenmann
us Busted

Tags: Nick GuagentiSangho YiSteve Dannenmann

Event 1: Guagenti Bullies Nguyen

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Men Nguyen raised to 300,000 from early position, and Nick Guagenti popped it to 800,000 from his immediate left. Everyone folded back to Nguyen, who made the call.

Nguyen checked the {2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop, and Guagenti put him all in for his last 725,000. Nguyen folded after about a minute of thought.

Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 6,000,000 2,850,000
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 725,000 -525,000

Tags: Nick GuagentiMen Nguyen