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 [...]
It’s official, Ultimate Gaming is leaving New Jersey. On Friday afternoon the company announced it would be terminating its partnership with the Trump Taj Mahal due to “multiple breaches” by the Atlantic City casino, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In their official statement (which can be found at the end of this column) Ultimate [...]
Ask anybody that works for any media outlet anywhere and they’ll tell you that a late Friday press release means one thing only: bad news. That’s exactly what online poker players in New Jersey got Friday afternoon when Ultimate Gaming, the parent company of UltimatePoker.com and UCasino.com, announced they plan to leave the Garden State [...]
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.
WSOP.com is set to celebrate the one year anniversary of joining the regulated online poker market in Nevada Friday afternoon, but Thursday brought news of a partnership that seems to have been a long time in the making. Greg Merson has officially joined WSOP.com as a Brand Ambassador – the first to fill such a [...]
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.
The 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year has seen its share of ebbs and flows, and though Dan Colman hasn’t relinquished the lead since he took it over almost every other player has seen their position fluctuate over the last several months. Davidi Kitai fell out of the top 20 completely as several others moved [...]
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.