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Jan 29

A Look at the Garden State Super Series II Big Winners

Garden State Super SeriesThe Garden State Super Series II was a huge success at BorgataPoker.com, as players had the opportunity to take home over $1.35 million in prizes pools generated during the 15-day online series. On Sunday, all eyes were on the New Jersey online poker site as the series wrapped with six Main Events, including Championships for low, mid and high-stakes players. Here’s a look at how everything unfolded after the final hands were dealt.

GSSS #22 Low
The $25K guaranteed event saw its total prize pool pumped up to $28,000 thanks to an impressive showing. A final table deal saw the tournament end with Ohguyana taking the title and earning $4,342.91. Fnasty97 and zdibevad13 rounded out the top three with $4,117.50 and $2,448 respectively.

GSSS #22 Mid
A final table deal in this $150,000 guaranteed tournament saw Dabullz and Thatgood45 walking away with $17,250 apiece. TooDue4U left with $20,805 and the title of the biggest GSSS II tournament yet.

GSSS #22 High
The prize pool of this $75K guaranteed tournament ballooned to $107,350. DonDraper proved to be a madman at the tables, storming through a field of 113 players to conquer the tourney for $23,509.68. HordorHordorHordor followed close behind, earning $15,995.15 for a second place finish. JANANGHALIB earned $12,345.25 for finishing third.

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Jan 22

BorgataPoker.com Guarantees Over $300K on Sunday for GSSS II Series

Garden State Super SeriesReady for the big one this Sunday? Make that three big ones. BorgataPoker.com’s Garden State Super Series II wraps up this Sunday with hundreds of thousands in guarantees on the table. Here’s a look at what you’ll find online at BorgataPoker.com:

  • GSSS II Championship events:

o   At 4:30pm, we’re hosting a $25,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament. The buy-in for this one is $50.

o   At 5:00pm, we’re hosting our big $150,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament. The buy-in for this one is $200. There is a mega satellite at 3:30pm that feeds into this event with 15 seats guaranteed.

o   At 5:30pm, we’ve got a $75,000 No Limit Hold’em event. This one costs $1,000 to get into. There is a $50 satellite at 4pm with 10 seats guaranteed.

  • The GSSS II tournament series concludes with our evening events:

o   At 6:00pm, we have another $15,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em event with a $50 buy-in.

o   At 6:30pm, we have our $100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $30,000 Guarantee.

o   At 7:00pm, we close out our series with a $50,000 Guaranteed tournament with a $500 buy-in. There’s a 5-seat guaranteed satellite into this event at 5:30pm.

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Jan 16

WPO: A “Regular” That We’re Certainly Missing

deep stack summeropen2014Original Post by Will OC on the Winter Poker Open blog: http://winterpokeropen.blog.theborgata.com/2015/01/16/wpo-a-regular-that-were-certainly-missing/

Borgata “regulars” are the lifeblood of the Borgata Poker Room; the players that play in every series, grind the cash game tables daily and are constantly following the action, even when they’re not playing.

We’ve seen plenty of them throughout the first few days of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, but one player we have yet to see and won’t throughout the rest of the series, is Pasquale Boffice of Manahawkin, NJ.

The 82-year-old former restaurateur, who owned and operated two family establishments in Toms River and Manahawkin/LBI, has been ill over the last few months and earlier this week, while most players on the East Coast were preparing for their trip to the Borgata, he was getting ready to go into surgery.

Thankfully, it was a successful procedure, but he’ll need to remain in the hospital for a few more days and then go through an extensive rehab regimen before he can get back to full health and the place he loves, the Borgata Poker Room.

Pasquale’s biggest tournament score at the Borgata came three years ago in this exact series, when he finished as the runner up in the WPO Senior’s Event, making just under $10,000.

His most recent “big” score came during the 2013 Fall Poker Open Championship event, as Pasquale battled through a field of close to 650 of the best players this region has to offer, to post a top 30 finish, making close to $8,000 for his deep championship run.

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Jan 16

Hundreds of Thousands Guaranteed in Garden State Super Series this Weekend

Garden State Super SeriesA big shout out to Rajwinder from New Jersey, who won $9,578 in last Sunday’s $75K Guarantee – part of the Garden State Super Series on BorgataPoker.com.  It’s our $1 million guaranteed online tournament series running now through January 25th and it’s packed with big guarantees every day.

This Sunday, we’re putting another $260,000 on the table through a series of big guaranteed tournaments, so if you want to follow in Rajwinder ‘s footsteps, listen up.

At 5pm on Sunday, January 18th, we’re hosting a $100K Guarantee with a $200 buy-in. Bust out early? Enter our $50K Guarantee at 7pm for $500. Satellites are available for both tourneys right now and there are loads more guarantees running all weekend long.

For everything you need to know, check out our tournament page.

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Jan 9

2015 Borgata Winter Poker Open Jan. 13-30

Winter Poker OpenThere’s snow on the ground, ice on the roads and an arctic blast is in the air.

In other words its January and time for the Borgata Winter Poker Open where grinders can immerse themselves in the toasty confines of the Event Center from January 13-30 for 23 main events and 43 events overall.

The 2015 Winter Poker Open offers $6.7 million in prize pool guarantees including:

Borgata $2 Million Guaranteed Opening Event

Tuesday, January 13 – Friday, January 16

Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

$500 Buy-in + $60 Entry

Borgata $1 Million Guaranteed Event 15

Wednesday, January 21 – Saturday, January 24

Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

$400 Buy-In + $50 Entry

Televised Borgata WPT Championship Event

$3 Million Guaranteed

Sunday, January 25 – Friday, January 30

$3,300 Buy-In + $200 Entry

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Jan 8

$1 Million Garden State Super Series begins this Sunday

BP_0276_GSSS_336x280It’s freezing outside. Actually, make that below freezing. With temperatures plummeting, the Garden State is feeling more like the Icy State. But the action at BorgataPoker.com will be hotter than ever for the next two weeks.

Starting this Sunday, January 11th, we’re guaranteeing $1 million over two weeks in our second installment of the Garden State Super Series. You’ll find all your favorite tournaments, including No Limit Hold’em, PLO, 7 Card Stud, heads-up games, and more.

Buy-ins start as low as $5 and run all the way up to $1,000. Tournament guarantees balloon as high as $150,000 so there’s always something big to look forward to. The full schedule is available here.

If you can’t wait until Sunday to win big, don’t worry. We’ve also got daily qualifiers for the $2 Million Guaranteed Borgata Winter Poker Open Kick-Off event, where 1 in 10 will win a $560 entry into this feature event. Enter a qualifier tonight from as little as $7 and claim a seat in the kick-off event, set to get underway January 13 – 15.

With millions on the table, BorgataPoker.com is your best bet for making this winter the hottest season yet.

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Dec 30

January Heats Up in the Borgata Poker Room

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january-promotionsThe holiday season may be over after the last New Year’s Day football game winds down, but it also marks the beginning of another hot, action-packed season in the Borgata Poker Room.

We call it January.

Staring with a New Year’s Day Tournament and ending with the Borgata Winter Poker Open, January may be cold and bleak outside, but promises to be a grinder’s paradise inside the Borgata Poker Room.

First up, we continue the Borgata High Hand Challenge.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in January (including New Year’s Day), get paid for your high hand.

Win $250 if your hand goes unbeaten for 60 minutes, or $50 if you’re knocked out. A total of $2,000 will be awarded every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at Noon.

Full house or better qualifies for the initial High Hand.

January also sees the continuation of Super Bonus Comp Dollars in the Borgata Poker Room.

Play a minimum of 50 live action hours from January 1 – 31 and earn SUPER BONUS COMP DOLLARS.

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Dec 23

Deep Stack Challenge December 26-30 in the Borgata Poker Room

There are three basic approaches people take towards the day after Christmas.

For some it’s a day to lounge around, play with your new gifts and eat leftover Christmas ham. For others, it’s a day to just continue the holiday and visit some more family and binge on more egg nog and cookies.

And for others—namely poker players—it’s a day to find a little action.

The Borgata Poker Room wants to help that third group—the poker players—by holding a five-tournament Deep Stack’s Challenge event from December 26 – 30.

That’s five tournaments where players start with either 25K (deep stack), 35K (deeper stack) or 40K (deepest stack) in starting chips. The winner of each tournament also gets a Borgata trophy.

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Dec 15

His & Hers Foodie Gift Guide

Celebrate your favorite foodie by gifting them with items from our His & Hers Holiday Wish List.

Gift Box

For Her:

Whispering Angel│Vintage Wine Boutique│$26
Fresh and fruity aromas with a bone dry taste through the finish. Or let her choose her own bottle with complimentary wine tastings at Vintage every Friday between 4 and 7pm.

Vinturi Wine Aerator│Vintage Wine Boutique│$30
Specially designed to aerate white wine and produce better bouquet, enhanced flavors, and smoother finish.

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse│Whim! │$95
Complete juicing, frozen blending, and food processing all in one!

“Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy” by Wolfgang Puckwww.shopborgata.com│$22.50
Acclaimed chef and Wolfgang Puck American Grille Chef/Partner Wolfgang Puck shares classic and new recipes made healthy, along with easy exercises.

The gift of Borgata│Borgata Gift Card
With a Borgata Gift Card she can choose to enjoy any of Borgata’s signature restaurants – including Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, Bobby Flay Steak, and Old Homestead Steak House.

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Dec 15

Hanukkah Recipes by Executive Chef Aram Mardigian

hanukkahCelebrate the Festival of Lights with Wolfgang Puck American Grille Executive Chef Aram Mardigian’s recipes for Matzoh Ball SoupPotato LatkesCoconut Noodle Kugel with Mango, and Slow Braised Beef Brisket with Vegetable Ratatouille.

Editor’s tip: Dreidel place cards may be made by cutting pieces of blue construction paper into the shape and writing each name in silver ink. For a sweet takeaway, place 2 to 3 star-shaped shortbread cookies into a clear bag and tie with silver and blue ribbon.

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