Jose Serratos is the quintessential grinder. He’s travelled all over the country, chasing down tournament scores in places like Choctaw, Council Bluffs, Atlantic City and Tunica. So when the World Poker Tour came calling and told him he’d been chosen as BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch for Season XIII he was happy for the recognition. […]
Darren Elias was already a very successful, well-respected poker player before he headed to the WPT Borgata Poker Open – where he topped a field of 1,226 players and took home a first place prize of $834,744. It was Elias’ biggest career cash and his fourth live tournament title. The win brought his career live […]
Jeff Madsen cashed 25 times in 38 weeks across three countries and four states and somehow flew under the radar so far in 2014. Madsen could arguably claim he’s the hardest working player in tournament poker – his manic cash rate came from a dozen different tournament series this year. Madsen reflected on his life […]
The third time was a charm for New Jersey native Darren Elias as he broke through and won his first World Poker Tour title at the Borgata Poker Open. Elias defeated Kane Kalas heads-up for for his name on the Champions Cup, a seat to the WPT World Championship and $843,744. Elias has two previous WPT […]
Kane Kalas began Day 4 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open in the middle of the pack but bagged up the chip lead with 14 million heading into the final table. The day fell into two halves – the march from 31 players to seven and then seven to six for the TV table […]
The last time we spoke to Ray Qartomy was at the SHRPO, where he finished 4th. He is still confident at this final table, but admits the other players are very tough.
Bobby Oboodi has already won the Borgata Poker Open in 2011. With 14 players remaining, he has a chance to win the same event again, a feat never achieved on the World Poker Tour.
Jean Gaspard ended Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open well out in front of the field with 5.4 million. Gaspard stayed very active throughout the day, seemed to run pure in flip situations and ended with a 2.5 million chip lead over second place Blake Bohn – when the average stack landed at […]
After suffering some minor setbacks early in Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Poker Open, Zohair Karim is now among the chipleaders. $843,744 buys a lot of pastries.
Matt Affleck and Tyler Patterson got to know each other from the local games they played a few years ago and formed a friendship which led to them traveling together. Earlier this year their living situations synced up and they decided to share an apartment in the Freemont area of Seattle. The biggest question they […]
A brief look at BLUFF’s recent coverage of the WPT Borgata Poker Open.
Normally locating the chip leader in a large field at the end of the night proves to be a challenge, but Blake Bohn‘s towers of 5,000 chips made him quite easy to spot. Bohn bagged up 807,500 – almost 200,000 chips more than Darren Elias in second place – as the chip leader for Day […]
The WPT Borgata Poker Open allows one reentry, which Mike Sexton is fine with. It’s the unlimited rebuys that he feels gives deep-pocketed pros an unfair advantage.
Ryan Riess has faced the ultimate pressure cooker in the WSOP Main Event. This experience has served him well and helps with leaving emotions at the door.