There’s a new twist to this season’s Borgata Spring Poker Open!
Two players will get to call themselves champions when the cards settle 51 tournament events later on April 26.
The first will be the winner of the 2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship (April 14-19), a $1 Million guaranteed prize pool $2,500 + $200 No Limit Hold’em tournament.
The second will claim the World Poker Tour Championship to be held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the first time. The $5 million guaranteed (the first time a WPT Championship carries a prize-pool guarantee) $15,000 + $400 Double Play No Limit tournament will be held April 21-26.
The Borgata Spring Poker Open was introduced in 2010 and has steadily grown in popularity in the mix of Borgata’s five seasonal poker opens, including the WPT Borgata Poker Open in September.
In 2013, Borgata fave Bobby Oboodi took home the Spring Open Championship gaining his second Borgata Championship title. Oboodi also won the 2011 WPT Borgata Poker Open championship—a $942,000 pay day.
Oboodi won better than $300,000 for his Spring Open championship win last year. Overall, the championship event brought in 502 players and a total buy-in amount of $1,255,000.
The defending WPT champion is Chino Rheem, who won his then second WPT main event and $1.15 million at the Bellagio in Las Vegas last year. Rheem bested a field of 146 players and defeated Erick Lindgren heads-up for the title.
Last year’s WPT Championship was a $25,000 buy-in event, so we have another first as Borgata’s WPT Championship sports a $15,000 buy-in. With a $5 million guarantee in place and a little less intimidating buy-in, the WPT and Borgata expect to more than double last year’s championship field.
And that means you can be part of the action and play with the big guns of poker in both events.
One of the best ways in to the two championships is by playing satellites online at BorgataPoker.com, New Jersey’s leading online poker site. BorgataPoker.com is offering a full slate of satellites for the Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship and the WPT Championship.
The Borgata Poker Open also includes four qualifier tournaments for the BSO Championship April 13-14 and eight qualifiers for the WPT Championship April 18-21. Get the full secondary tournaments and qualifier schedule here.
Who knows? Maybe there’s a championship in your future.