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With the incredibly popular $560 buy-in, $2 million guaranteed opening event of the 2017 Borgata Winter Poker Open upon us, I figured now would be a good time to give the readers of the Borgata Blog a few pointers on how to approach tournaments with fields so large they almost seem insurmountable. You’ll frequently hear players refer to big field tournaments as lotteries, luck fests, and other names that imply that skill somehow isn’t a factor like it is in tournaments with smaller fields.
It’s a new year and we have a whole new list of winners here at Borgata. As soon as the ball dropped, we got the ball rolling the first week of 2017 by turning ordinary online casino and poker players into extraordinarily big winners. Here’s a look at who was on fire at the online slots, who stacked their way to victories at the poker tables, and which games and tourneys should be on your radar if you want to be next.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of December and earned Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. Congratulations! The top 50 place finishers won monthly leaderboard prizes, and the top 750 place finishers for the December 2016 Tournament […]
My entire young adult life, as well as my time playing poker, has been an exercise in getting the maximum, while giving the minimum. This isn’t to say that I’ve had a perfect life, or that I’ve experienced all of the things I hope to experience (not even close), nor that I’ve never put in any work at anything. I’ve simply mastered GETTING BY. I was lucky enough to be born with a pretty decent set of genes, leaving me naturally skinny with a great metabolism, as well as intelligent, with an incredible disposition for numbers. I managed to combine these gifts with an ability to do just enough to GET BY.
Congratulations to our 50 winners from the BorgataPoker.com Quarterly Freeroll Invitational Tournament on Sunday, December 11, 2016
Borgata land-based customers that participated in a Borgata Fall Poker Open tournament (November 8 – 23) held at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa received an invitation to participate in the Bricks-to-Bits Online Freeroll poker tournament conducted on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Congratulations to our 50 winners from the BorgataPoker.com Bricks-to-Bits Invitational Freeroll!
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of November and earned Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. Congratulations! The top 50 place finishers won monthly leaderboard prizes, and the top 750 place finishers for the November 2016 Tournament […]
The third annual Bar Poker Open begins in just a few days at Borgata! The $100,000 East Coast Championship will take place December 2-6 and the daily events are open to the public. Click here for the schedule of open events. Buy-ins range from $100+$20 for the Super Stack Semi-Turbo to $260+$40 for the Monster Stack and all ten open events carry a guarantee on total buy-ins!
On a few different occasions I’ve heard players wonder what all of the backpack-toting poker pros are carrying in their bag. Cash game players have the luxury of getting up and leaving the table any time they get hungry, have a headache, start to lose focus or go on tilt but with tournament days often lasting 12-14 hours or more it’s important to stay prepared in order to remain focused and avoid distractions at the table. Here’s a list of what I consider the essentials when I pack my bag for a tournament.