Jun 13

Borgata Summer Poker Open Sets Opening Event Record

Summer Poker Open

The 2014 Borgata Summer Poker Open is cementing its status as the East Coast alternative to the World Series of Poker, as it once again sets new Borgata records for players.

Event 1 of the Summer Poker Open, a $350 buy-in Deep Stack No limit Hold’em tournament brought out 1,436 entries, breaking the 2013 Borgata Summer Poker Open record of 1,383 entries.

That created a total buy-in of $487,522, easily smoking the event’s $300,000 prize-pool guarantee.

Day 2 of the event—after three separate opening sessions—saw 275 players advance and compete for the first place cash of $101,401. The event pays off the top 140 finishers.

The Summer Open also saw its first online satellite winners playing at BorgataPoker.com in the live field. Online satellites are continuing for Borgata Summer Open events through the weekend.

And the first winner’s trophy of the 2014 Borgata Summer Poker Open was awarded Friday in Event 2—as Event 1 was a four-day affair—when Mohammed Farah outlasted 179 entrants and took home $18,233 in a $350 buy-in black chip bounty tournament (He also racked up $1,000 in bounties).

Don’t forget, the $500,000 Guaranteed Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship, a $2,000 + $200 buy-in, No Limit Hold’em tournament kicks off Saturday, June 21.

For a full rundown on everything for the Borgata Summer Poker Open, check out our special Summer Open micro-site for results, schedules, promotional offers and to follow all the action on our live Borgata Summer Poker Open blog, presented with PokerNews.com.

So come on down to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and get in on Summer Open action. Really, why would you want to play anywhere else?

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