Thursday February 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

The latest stop on the WPT is the Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City. At the end of Day 3 of the Man Event, Kane Kalas bagged up as the chip leader with 3.2M. Only 34 players are left vying for the first-place payday worth $816K. On Day 4 they will play down to a final table. WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen and Cate Hall are still left in the hunt.

Winter Poker Open BORGATA
This year's Winter Poker Open at the Borgata had a $3 million guarantee...

Down to 34 in Atlantic City.


The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open's prize pool this year is over $3.7 million. Not too shabby for a $3,500.00 buy-in event.


The money bubble popped early on Day 3. When the day began, 150 were alive but only 110 places paid out. The sprint to the money was fierce. Hey, it's New Jersey after all. No one wants to end up a floater in the swamps.


Notables who cashed on Day 3 included… Gentleman John Gale (46th), that above-below guy Kevin Saul (62nd), Matt Brady (73rd), old-timer Steve Brecher (74th), Anthony Gregg (86th), Paul Volpe (88th), Sam Chartier (93rd), and Anthony Zinno (106th).


They intended on playing down to 27 last night, but only 34 remained when action was called at the end of Day 3. At that moment, Kane Kalas was the chip leader with a stack worth almost 3.3M.


On Day 4, they will play down to a final table of six.

2016 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open - Main Event

Buy-In: $3,500

Entrants: 1,171

Prize Pool: $3,748,371

Payouts: 110


Borgata WPO Final Table Payouts:

1. $816,246 + Seat into WPT Tournament of Champions

2. $487,288

3. $297,995

4. $249,267

5. $206,160

6. $166,803

7. $131,193

8. $97,458

9. $68,783

And if you care about chippies, here's the remaining chip counts for the final 34…

Remaining Chip Counts

Top 10:

  • Kane Kalas 3,276,000
  • David Paredes 2,500,000
  • Rafael Yaralieyev 1,937,000
  • Keith Morrow 1,805,000
  • Denis Gnidash 1,716,000
  • John-Allan Hinds 1,538,000
  • Brian Altman 1,500,000
  • Hye Park 1,480,000
  • Liam He 1,435,000
  • Aaron Overton 1,422,000


The Rest:

  • Matthew Wantman 1,157,000
  • James Hughes 1,088,000
  • Chris Leong 1,085,000
  • Joe McKeehen 1,073,000
  • Mukul Pahuja 1,058,000
  • Seth Davies 993,000
  • Rex Clinkscales 987,000
  • Jeffrey Chang 909,000
  • Adam Benowitz 800,000
  • Michael Judge 744,000
  • Bradley St. Vincent 737,000
  • Benjamin Beahm 585,000
  • Jeffrey Yanchek 535,000
  • Ruslan Dykshteyn 511,000
  • Amir Babakhani 480,000
  • Kou Vang 477,000
  • Cate Hall 429,000
  • Aaron Mermelstein 428,000
  • Stephen Celeste 426,000
  • Yevgeniy Timoshenko 402,000
  • William Hill 398,000
  • Anthony Maio 377,000
  • Sam Taylor 362,000
  • Daniel Aharoni 278,000

Action resumes at the Borgata at noon ET. There's no webcast until the final table. For live updates, head over to the WPT.

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