Day 2 of Borgata Poker Open Leaves 174 Survivors, Raj Vohra Leads

Raj Vohra secured the chip lead for Day 3 on one of the last hands of the night. (Photo c/o WPT)

Raj Vohra secured the chip lead for Day 3 on one of the last hands of the night. (Photo c/o WPT)

Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Main Event saw 591 players start the day and after over 12 hours on the felt 174 remain. Taking the chip lead into Day 3 is Raj Vohra after bagging up 580,700.

Following Vohra to Day 3 with significant chip stacks are Ebony Kenney (480,200), Justin Zaki (462,000) and Cliff Josephy (401,400). Other notables moving on to Day 3 include Paul Volpe, Ryan Riess, Amanda Musumeci, Scott Seiver, Eric Baldwin, Jeff Fielder, Mukul Pahuja and Vanessa Selbst.

Unable to survive the day were Kara Scott, Phil Laak, Lee Markholt, Loni Harwood, Andy Frankenberger, Matt Berkey, Todd Terry, Prahlad Friedman, Ari Engel, Aaron Massey, Brian Hastings, Christian Harder and Chris Klodnicki.

Midway through the day WPT President Adam Pliska shocked the crowd with tour-changing news; the WPT World Championship will be moving to the Borgata effective this season. The decision gives the Borgata three televised events during Season XII.

Vohra took the lead on one of the last hands of the night. The clock had already been stopped and tournament officials announced five more hands. Vohra and Kunal Patel saw a flop of 8 6 2 and Patel moved all in with pocket queens. Vohra called holding A 9 for a club flush draw. The turn hit 7 to ship the pot to Vohra and Patel was eliminated.

Scott was eliminated in the waning moments of the night when she moved all in preflop and Brent Roberts called with pocket kings. Scott tabled A J and needed help to stay alive. The board ran T 9 5 3 8 and Scott was eliminated with just minutes remaining in the night.

Kenney secured her spot in the top ten counts when she won a three-way all in preflop hand. She had pocket queens, Corrie Wunstel held A K and Anthong Castelli tabled pocket sevens. The board ran T 9 6 J 2 and Kenney soared by serving up a double knockout.

Day 3 will have cards in the air at noon with all eyes on the money bubble set at 110 players.

Borgata Poker Open Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Raj Vohra – 580,700
  2. Katayon Khaterzai – 548,000
  3. Edwin Torres – 544,900
  4. Ebony Kenney – 480,200
  5. Justin Zaki – 462,000
  6. Alexander Rocha – 447,500
  7. Jerry Wong – 445,000
  8. Jeremy Kottler – 418,600
  9. Cong Pham – 416,600
  10. Cliff Josephy – 401,400
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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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