WPT BORGATA POKER OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Wow that took a long time! one pass through today's field took about an hour. Easily twice the size of the field on day 1B.
Of course I also hit on some interesting stories.
Kathy Liebert arrived, sat down, played two hands, lost 10k of her 30k starting stack, got up, and walked out. I guess that's better that tilting off the other 20k. Hopefully she'll walk it off and get back in the game.
Over on table 38, the dealer burned and put a 3 up on the river, which paired the board. However, the action was not yet complete, so the 3 was shuffled back into the deck. Action was completed, then dealer put up the river card: the same 3. It just so happened that Neil Webber (Austin, TX) held pocket 3s and made quads, twice in one hand!
"Hollywood" Dave Stann arrvied and took his seat next to Nancy Todd Tyner -- there's an odd couple for you. Dave says he's going to win this event, so you heard it here first!
A much less odd couple, Ethan Ruby and Jeremy Schwartz of Poker4Life.org are also both playing today. Their organization's charity events benefit numerous non-profit charities.
It has been announced that the total field is over 1,000 and has surpassed the size of last year's event. Registration is open through the end of level 2, so the number is still growing.