The World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Open has reached it’s third day of action, and Raj Vohra leads with just 174 players remaining from an original field of 1,189.
Vohra has $743k in live tournament earnings, and five cashes in WPT Main Events. His largest score to date came in 2008 when he finished fifth in a $5k No-Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for $195,834. Interestingly, WPT Champions Club member Scott Seiver picked up that bracelet, and he also made it through to Day Two with 304,500 chips.
It wasn’t the greatest day for the WPT Ones to Watch. Danny ‘Miami Boss’ Suied was eliminated early doors when he couldn’t catch his flush, Aaron Massey left soon after and then we lost Loni Harwood when she ran pocket nines into king-jack and lost the important flip. The lone survivor in that department remains Christina Lindley who scraped through with 128,000.
The actor James Woods was written out of the script on Day Two. At one point it looked like lady luck was on his side as he managed to find a double up with [Kc] [2c] – catching a deuce on fourth street against his opponent’s king-queen – but that luck faded as the tournament intensified and he will not be joining the rest of the cast in Day Three.
Woods told Kara Scott that he was a fan of her work when the pair shared some Day 1B table time, a comment that turned Scott’s cheeks a nice shade of red. Unfortunately, the pep talk didn’t work as the ESPN Sideline Reporter, and PartyPoker Ambassador, did not make it through Day Two, after running her short stack, and ace-jack, into the loving arms of her opponent’s pocket kings.
Matt Berkey ran ace-king into kings to exit stage left, Lee Childs ran ace-king into jacks to do likewise, and Garrett Greer found an optimistic opponent willing to flat a four-bet with jack-ten. Not a great idea, but when you flop the nuts it all seems mighty fine. Greer holding ace-queen for two pair and he was out when the money went in on the turn.
The reigning champion Ben Hamnett was fighting for his life and doubled with nines against fours to help him end the day with 125,000, Keven Stammen ran kings into aces, and tens, and was eliminated after finishing third in that particular scrap, and Ebony Kenney ended the day as one of the largest stacks in the room after eliminated two players when her queens smashed into ace-king and pocket sevens.
Day Three will no doubt play through the money bubble and there are a whole host of stars still remaining in this one. Those with above average stacks include Ebony Kenny (480,200), Day 1A chip leader Cong Pham (416,600), Cliff Josephy (401,400), Amir Babakhani (356,500), Paul Volpe (337,000), Ryan Riess (327,400), Scott Seiver (304,500) and Jonathan Little (260,500).