The Return - A Borgata Championship Event

$5,300 The Return ($3,000,000 Guaranteed)
Day: 1b
Event Info

The Return - A Borgata Championship Event

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

Kabir One of the Top Stacks With Elias and McKeehen After Day 1b in $5,300 The Return

Level 10 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Mohammad Kabir
Mohammad Kabir

The Return - A Borgata Championship Event in Atlantic City was full of action today during Day 1b of the $5,300 The Return. A field of more than 650 took their shot at the second of two starting flights and when all the dust settled after thirteen hours of play, about a third of those players remained with a chance at the $3,000,000 guarantee.

The day was chock full of big names and Borgata locals alike. Ending the day as one of the largest stacks was low-profile Mohammed Kabir who has very little recorded poker resume to speak of but was one of the big stacks throughout the day, holding as much as 425,000 at one point He would relinquish some of that big stack before bagging 310,000.

Juxtaposed with the scant record of Kabir at the top of the counts, was well-known crusher Darren Elias who amassed a chip stack of 276,500.

Young Sik Eum (265,500) and Michael Leah (265,000) were two of the largest recorded stacks at the close of play to headline some of the other big names who advanced to Day 2 which also included a couple of WSOP bracelet winners in Michael Wang (102,000) and Nick Schulma in (98,500).

Joe McKeehen bagged up 212,500 as he was yet another big-name player to have a good Day 1b.

There were also some more local players who moved on to Day 2 with big stacks; including Aubrey Williams with 259,000 and Frank Pasquale with 251,000.

Frank Pasquale
Frank Pasquale

The remaining players from Day 1b will converge with those who made it through Day 1a for a combined Day 2 which will get underway at 11 a.m. local time on Friday. Levels on Day 2 will be 75 minutes long.

A full list of chip counts and seat assignments for Day 2 will be available in the morning before the start of play.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand throughout for all of the updates.

Tags: Aubrey WilliamsDarren EliasFrank PasqualeJoe McKeehenKabir OneMichael LechMichael WangMohammed KabirNick SchulmaYoung Sik Eum