WPT Borgata Poker Open Day 3 – Pham Leads Final 36

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The World Poker Tour Borgata Open has been quietly sorting the best from the rest throughout this week and now that we have reached the end of Day 3, there are 36 players remaining including some of the world’s most notable players.

The day started with 174 players that had performed well enough to see them progress through to Day 3, though there would still be 64 of them going home without a payday. This meant that Day 3 witnessed the bubble come and go whilst relieving the tension of 100 of them as they would secure themselves a payout of some kind.

Cong Pham finished up the day with the chip lead after bagging up 2,548,000 chips to confirm himself as the current favourite to land the title. He certainly does not have it sewn up just yet though as he has players such as PokerStars team pro Vanessa Selbst, Jake Schwartz, Jeremy Kottler and David Randall hot on his heels in the top ten.

For those that were eliminated on Day 4, we had some who were eliminated in the money and others that had to leave empty handed. For the former we saw Paul Volpe, Matt Salsberg, Christina Lindley, Justin Zaki and Allen Kessler at least bag a few pennies.



Seth Berger, Will Failla and Erik Cajelais however had to go home knowing that they had played three days of poker without getting anything from them.

Those 36 will now return to the felt in a few hours and will then play down until the final table has been made. Looking at the field right now, it could be one of those events where a really strong final table is established.

The Current Top Ten

Cong Pham – 2,548,000

Jake Schwartz – 2,145,000

David Johnston – 2,050,000

David Randall – 2,020,000

Vanessa Selbst – 1,739,000

Jeremy Kottler – 1,734,000

Anthony Zinno – 1,643,000

Richard Tatalovich – 1,506,000

Alexander Rocha – 1,473,000

Zachary Kottler – 1,443,000


Now that all of the players remaining are safely in the money, take a look below at what they will all be fighting it out for during the remaining two days of action.


The Remaining Payouts

1st – $825,099

2nd – $492,569

3rd – $301,225

4th – $251,968

5th – $208,394

6th – $168,610

7th – $132,615

8th – $98,514

9th – $69,528

10th – 12th – $45,278

13th – 15th – $30,312

16th – 18th – $20,271

19th – 27th – $17,050

28th – 36th – $14,777