The 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.
Ready 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.
Original 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.
A 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.
It’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.
The 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.
Last week’s list of online winners (December 15 – 21) at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com includes a grand prize winner (12 days of WIN-ter Sweepstakes), a poker winner (Sunday $50K) and a slots winner (Loot’EnKhamun). That’s kind of a nice rundown of all the ways Borgata can make you a winner online.
And with about $24,000 in wins, our online winners are going to be able to get some nice stocking stuffers for the family.
So, when’s your name going to make the list?
Here’s the online winners for December 15 – 21:
- On December 15, Linda from Allendale, New Jersey, bet $2 on the Loot’EnKhamun slots game and won $3,976 at BorgataCasino.com.
- On December 21, Ahmad from Monroe Township, New Jersey, took 1st place in the Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament and took home $10,000 at BorgataPoker.com.
- On December 21, Sandra from Freehold, New Jersey, won the Grand Prize of $10,000 cash in the 12 Days of WIN-ter Sweepstakes.
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.
Here’s some takeaways from looking at last week’s (December 8 – 14) big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
For video poker players, nothing matches the thrill of hitting the Royal Flush, Borgata’s Melon Madness progressive slots continue to hit big and Borgata has the best online promotions in New Jersey.
You’ll see what we mean by checking out the week’s winners list.
- On December 8, Danielle from Brigantine, bet $10 on Melon Madness at BorgataCasino.com on her mobile device and won an $8,330 jackpot.
- From December 10 – 15, six players each received winners letters and $1,000 cash in the 12 Days of Win-ter Sweepstakes: John L. from Carteret, Sam C. from West Caldwell, Matthew M. from Hamilton Square, Jeffrey P. from Basking Ridge, Richard K. from Brick and Anthony H. from Egg Harbor City.
- On December 11, Brenda from North Brunswick made a $30 bet playing Game King Double Double Bonus Poker at BorgataCasino.com. She was dealt JS JC 10S QS KS, held JS 10S QS KS and drew AS for a royal flush and a $24,000 win.
That’s a lot of early Christmas presents from BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. How many more will be won this week?