WPT Borgata Poker Open Day 2 – Hernandez Still Leads

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Day 2 at the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open saw the field of players once again reduced as there were just 190 that finished the day from the 450 that had initially sat down at the start of it. Despite still being in the event, none of these players are yet guaranteed any payouts as only the top 120 players will be getting a share of the prize pool that was announced during the day.

Leading the field going into Day 3 will be the same man that was leading the event at the start of this one. Lazaro Hernandez retains his position at the top, but only just as his chip count of 753,000 is only around 20k more than that of Matt Haugen in second place with 735,500.

Others to make it into Day 3 of the event include Dan O’Brien, Faraz Jaka, Matt Affleck, Andy Frankenberger, Joe Serock, Noah Schwartz, Jeff Gross and Cliff Josephy.


The field was cut by more than half on Day 2 so there were sure to be some big name casualties. There were quite a few in fact as the likes of Matt Salsberg, Ana Marquez, Allen Kessler, Victor Ramdin, Matt Waxman, Erick Lindgren and the great man Mike Sexton himself were all sent home with no pay.


The players that are still in have it all to do again tomorrow. They will be trying to squeeze into those top 20 positions before trying to last into Day 4 where the real money starts to come in.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Lazaro Hernandez – 753,000

2nd) Matt Haugen – 735,500

3rd) Tyler Patterson – 618,500

4th) Dan Heimiller – 556,000

5th) Robert Panitch – 540,500

6th) Frank Toscano – 540,500

7th) John D’Agostino – 501,000

8th) Harrison Gimbel – 496,000

9th) Chad Brown – 455,500

10th) Ramy Shraim – 422,500

The Prize Pool

1st) $842,379

2nd) $499,549

3rd) $307,565

4th) $258,590

5th) $213,650

6th) $174,352

7th) $135,172

8th) $99,910

9th) $71,504

10th – 12th) $46,625

13th – 15th) $31,344

16th – 18th) $20,961

19th – 27th) $17,357

28th – 36th) $15,084

37th – 45th) $13,125

46th – 54th) $11,323

55th – 63rd) $9,795

64th – 72nd) $8,424

73rd – 81st) $7,758

82nd – 90th) $7,366

91st – 100th) $7,052

101st – 110th) $6,857

111th – 120th) $6,739