2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship
Days:
$3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship
Day 2 Completed

Patrick Serda Leads Day 2 of the $3,500 WPT BWPO Championship

TKBluffs • Level 16: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Patrick Serda
Patrick Serda

Day 2 of the $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship is in the books and it's Patrick Serda at the top of the chip counts with 994,000.

Brian Altman is right on his heels with 923,000 and Nathan Russler rounds out the top three chip stacks with 914,000.

There are plenty of players within striking distance of the chip leader including Abraham Korotki (788,000), Peter Vitantonio (782,000), Shawn Cunix (737,000), Larry Abrams (733,000) and Stephen Press (717,000).

Some of the other familiar faces that are advancing include Matt Glantz (673,000), Craig Varnell (642,000), Ari Engel (497,000) and Joe McKeehen (426,000).

A total of 174 players will return to the Event Center on Wednesday January 28 at 12:00 PM local time to resume play. A full list of day two chip counts and seating assignments will be posted before the start of play.

Tags: Abraham KorotkiAri EngelBrian AltmanCraig VarnellJoe McKeehenLarry AbramsMatt GlantzNathan RusslerPatrick SerdaPeter VitantonioShawn CunixStephen Press

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

TKBluffs • Level 16: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
ca 994,000 234,000
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 923,000 108,000
Nathan Russler us
Nathan Russler
us 914,000 820,600
Abraham Korotki us
Abraham Korotki
us 788,000 598,000
Peter Vitantonio us
Peter Vitantonio
us 782,000 132,000
Shawn Cunix us
Shawn Cunix
us 737,000 277,000
Lawrence Abrams us
Lawrence Abrams
us 733,000 -67,000
Derek Marmen us
Derek Marmen
us 726,000 661,500
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 719,000 -56,000
Stephen Press us
Stephen Press
us 717,000 611,800
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 673,000 93,000
Je Wook Oh us
Je Wook Oh
us 673,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 642,000 386,000
Ioannis Patsourakis us
Ioannis Patsourakis
us 638,000 638,000
Grigoriy Shvarts us
Grigoriy Shvarts
us 633,000 248,000
Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 621,000 191,000
Fikret Kovac ba
Fikret Kovac
ba 617,000 -223,000
Brandon Hall us
Brandon Hall
us 603,000 536,900
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 590,000 242,500
Patrick Quinn ca
Patrick Quinn
ca 549,000 439,600
Matthew Waxman us
Matthew Waxman
us 548,000 161,000
Adam Gerber US
Adam Gerber
US 546,000 546,000
Thomas Cannuli us
Thomas Cannuli
us 543,000 457,800
Brock Wilson us
Brock Wilson
us 526,000 496,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 524,000 255,000

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Play Concludes

TKBluffs • Level 16: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Day two has come to an end and the bagging process is now underway. PokerNews will be brining you a full day two recap shortly.

Engel Takes One From Altman

TKBluffs • Level 16: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Ari Engel raised to 12,000 from middle position and Brian Altman re-raised to 35,000 from the hijack. It folded back to Engel who called and they went heads up to the {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop.

Engel check-called a bet of 20,000 from Altman and both players checked the {7-Spades} turn card. The {10-Hearts} completed the board and Engel checked to Altman who checked back.

Engel turned over his {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} for top pair and Altman flashed his {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} before tossing his hand into the muck.

Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 815,000 65,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 525,000 135,000

Tags: Ari EngelBrian Altman

Maloney Finds a Double

TKBluffs • Level 16: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Donald Maloney
Donald Maloney

Donald Maloney raised to 13,000 from the cutoff and the player in the small blind re-raised to 45,000. The big blind folded and Maloney moved all in for 124,000.

His opponent snap called turning over {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} but would need to improve against the {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} of Maloney.

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Spades} and Maloney's pocket kings held up to earn him the double up with less than one level of play left in the night.

Donald Maloney us
Donald Maloney
us 258,000 183,000

Tags: Donald Maloney

Kovac's Turn at the Top

TKBluffs • Level 16: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Fikret Kovac
Fikret Kovac

The chips are flying in the Event Center and the money bubble is rapidly approaching. The field is thinning down and once again the chip lead has changed hands.

Fikret Kovac is now out in front with 840,000 and Borgata tournament regular Larry Abrams is right on his heels with 800,000.

Fikret Kovac ba
Fikret Kovac
ba 840,000 770,300
Lawrence Abrams us
Lawrence Abrams
us 800,000 768,500
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 775,000 150,000
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
ca 760,000 712,000
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 750,000 5,000

Tags: Fikret KovacLarry Abrams

Level:
16
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Shvarts Takes from O'Hara

TKBluffs • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Grigoriy Shvarts
Grigoriy Shvarts

Grigoriy Shvarts raised to 16,000 from the hijack and the player on the button called. Ian O'Hara re-raised to 45,000 from the small blind and Shvarts called.

They went heads up to the {j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop and both players checked. The turn was the {9-Hearts} and O'Hara checked to Shvarts who bet 35,000.

O'Hara instantly fired his hand into the muck accidentally exposing the {2-Hearts} and Shvarts took the pot.

"Nice three bet Ian" said Joe McKeehen as Shvarts stacked his chips.

Grigoriy Shvarts us
Grigoriy Shvarts
us 385,000 255,500
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us 140,000 -220,000

Tags: Grigoriy ShvartsIan O'HaraJoe McKeehen