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The second stop of the World Poker Tour’s 12th season takes players to the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The $3,500 Main Event drew another field straining the limitations of the poker room and other tournament areas and expectations are high of a quality final table on September 20th. This week, By the Numbers takes a look at the past week in the Garden State.
1,189: Entries in the Main Event, up eight from last year.
5: Consecutive years the Borgata Poker Open Main Event field has topped 1,000 entries. The major factor for the spike in attendance was the dropping of the buy-in from $10,000 to a bankroll-friendly $3,500.
3: Tournaments on the World Poker Tour’s Season XII at the Borgata. The other two visits to Atlantic City are the Borgata Winter Poker Open in January and the recently announced move of the WPT World Championship from the Bellagio.
6: World Series of Poker bracelet winners making the money – Vanessa Selbst (made final table) Cliff Josephy (9th), Dan Heimiller (13th), David Diaz (62nd), Eric Baldwin (78th), and Scott Seiver (95th).
1: Ryan Reiss was the only 2013 WSOP November Nine member to play at Borgata this week, he cashed in 68th place for $8,828.
498.58: Vanessa Selbst’s 2013 BLUFF Player of the Year points. Selbst has earned that amount in just three BLUFF POY-eligible events, highlighted by her win in the PCA $25,000 High Roller in January. Guaranteed at least 85.80 BLUFF POY points, a win moves her into the top five.
$108,053: Career earnings for Borgata Poker Open final table chip leader Cong Pham. Nearly half of those winnings came in his most recent cash, a 28th place finish in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event. The final six players are guaranteed at least $168,610 as the eventual winner earns $825,099 and a seat at the spring 2014 WPT World Championship.
$511,952: 2013 earnings for Dan Heimiller. The tournament veteran has collected his winnings across the country, from Las Vegas to Foxwoods to Los Angeles. His Borgata cash is Heimiller’s 17th visit to the pay window this year.
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