There are a lot of signs of spring that many of us were desperately waiting to see—spring flowers, beginning of baseball season, taking a walk outside without your mukluks.
And for hardcore grinders — there’s the start of the Borgata Spring Poker Open running April 14 to May 1.
Well, spring is arriving. They’re playing baseball, the snow may be finally over and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is counting down to the Spring Poker Open with its first major satellite on April 4 and its online reservations.
So let’s rundown the highlights for this year’s Borgata Spring Poker Open.
The Borgata Spring Poker Open Ultimate Satellite is a $1,000 + $90 No Limit Hold’Em Super Satellite (~1 in 20) scheduled for noon April 4. The prize package includes $15,400 entry into WPT World Championship, $2,700 entry into the Live Streamed $1 million guaranteed BSPO Championship and $1,900 in cash.
BorgataPoker.com is also offering a full slate of online satellites from now to April 19 offering several ways to win your way into Borgata Spring Poker events. Check out the satellite schedule here.
Now, for those events.
Event 1 of the Spring Open (traditionally sporting the biggest field of Borgata Opens) is a Live Streamed $1 Million Guaranteed Opening Event, Tuesday, April 14 – Saturday, April 18 with a $500 Buy-in + $60 Entry. The live stream taking place on Saturday, April 18 at 3pm.
Borgata will also be live-streaming the final table $1 Million Guaranteed Borgata Championship Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 ($2,500 Buy-In + $200 Entry). The live stream taking place on Friday, April 24 at 3pm.
Set an alert on your smartphone because you’ll want to be online at BorgataPoker.com today at 5pm. The normally scheduled BorgataPoker.com Sunday $50K will be replaced this week with the Sunday $100K and features twice the prize pool.
The same $200 buy-in gets you a shot at a piece of $100,000 this week. With double the prize pool comes double the first place prize, too. This week, our tournament champion will pocket a guaranteed $20,000, up from the regular $10,000.
If you can’t make it for 5pm, don’t worry. Late registration is open for 180 minutes, so jump in whenever you can.
You also earn valuable online tournament leaderboard points just for participating, with a chance to earn bonus points based on cash place finished!
New to BorgataPoker.com? Sign up now and get $20 to play with, no deposit required.
If you’re all about playing for big money, then you’re going to want to clear whatever you’re doing on Sunday, March 15th. That’s the date of the next BorgataPoker.com $100,000 Guaranteed tourney.
For the same $200 buy-in, you get twice the guaranteed prize pool and way more adrenaline rush with every deal.
While the $100K isn’t until the 15th, there’s good reason to play multi-table tourneys right now at BorgataPoker.com. Aside from the obvious chance to conquer a tourney and walk away with a big cash prize, we’re handing out $7,800 in leaderboard cash and prizes. You’ve got until March 31st to make your way to the top, so play now.
Not yet a member of BorgataPoker.com? Get $20 just for signing up.
Even as the Borgata Deep Stacks Challenge is under way, Borgata Poker is already planning its next big event for March.
Introducing the Borgata Poker Player’s Series. It’s a three-tournament set of events designed to give poker players what they most want—plenty of long-term table action.
OK, maybe what players most want is to win it all, but after that it’s the long-term table action. The Borgata Poker Player’s Series features structures designed to give players the best experience: longer levels and bigger starting stacks.
The three tournaments start March 13, 20 and 27 respectively with buy-ins starting at $500 to $1,500. Each is a multiple day tournament with two starting days.
Here’s the schedule:
PLAYER’S SERIES 500 NLH DOUBLE PLAY $500 + $60
DAY 1A – FRI, 3/13 11am
DAY 1B – SAT, 3/14 11am
DAY 2 – SUN, 3/15 12pm
DAY 3 – MON, 3/16 12 pm
January may have been the month for Borgata’s Winter Poker Open in the Borgata Poker Room, but just because one really big poker event is over, that hardly means Borgata’s poker play is calming down.
The special events are never over in the Borgata Poker Room and February is no exception.
Like Deepstack Tournaments? Then we’ve got the event for you.
The Borgata Deepstacks Challenge returns February 15 to February 21. That’s a daily guaranteed Deepstack Tournament with prize pool guarantees of $10,000 to $50,000 for a total of $185,000 in guarantees. It’s seven 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.
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.