$1,000+$90 Six Max NLH
Level 5: Blinds 150/300/25 ante
We begin coverage of the Six Max, here on the Poker Room side of the TTA.James Hundt, with about 100,000, is the big stack, here intently following the action on table 8. It’s a little too early to show much excitement, but Frank Funaro, also on 8, created some on his own earlier with a 5bet jam of A10 – no call.
Hundt’s lead is large at the moment, the next stacks appear to be near 50,000 – 60,000.
$1,000+$90 Six Max NLH
Level 2: Blinds 75/150Michael ‘Gags’ Gagliano – 1st Place – SixMax 2017 Fall Poker Open
Last Fall, this event drew 124 entrants and the last man standing was BorgataPoker.com sponsored pro Mike ‘Gags’ Gagliano.
He was trailing in chips when heads-up play began, but he dominated the match and in the end came out victorious. In addition to his first and only Borgata trophy, Michael earned $36,084 for the win.
$1,000+$90 Six Max NLH
Level 1: Blinds 50/100
The SixMax NLH event is starting up alongside Day 2 of the Almighty Stack here in the Temporary Tournament Area.
This event always brings out the big names, although they tend to trickle in slowly throughout the registration period. This event carries a $100,000 guarantee on total buy-ins, which should be easily covered.
Players start with 20,000 chips, even those who register late or re-enter. Speaking of which, they can register or re-enter until the start of Level 9, which should fall about 8pm, after the dinner break. Levels 1-10 are 40 minutes long, then levels increase to 50 minutes until the final table, which will have 60-minute levels.
The order to shuffle-up-and-deal has been given, so let the cards and chips fly!
The 2018 Fall Poker Open will begin on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th, with the first two trophy events. Event 1 (Kick-Off Flight A) and Event 2 (Omaha/Stud High/Low Mix) begin at 11am and 3pm, respectively.
The Kickoff event carries a $500,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins and will surely draw a big crowd with five starting flights, which are spread over the first three days of the series:
Flight A: Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 11am
Flight B: Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 11am
Flight C: Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 5pm
Flight D: Thursday, Nov. 8th, 10am
Flight E: Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6pm
Days 2 and 3 will follow at 12 noon Friday and Saturday.John Lytle – 1st Place – 2017 FPO Kick-Off
John Lytle took 1st place in this event last year, besting a field of 1,618 runners to claim $114,833 in a four-way adjusted payout agreement.
The Omaha/Stud High/Low Mix event has become a staple of the Open Series and has locked up the #2 slot on the series schedule since the 2018 Spring Poker Open last April. It was Event 13 during last year’s Fall Open, when Nate Parenti beat out Chris Reslock for the OE H/L title. That’s just the start of the 16-day series, which runs through Thanksgiving Eve. The Almighty Stack headlines the second week with a $300,000 Guarantee.
The final week will see a shortened Fall Poker Open Championship with a $1 Million Guarantee. It starts with Flight A on Saturday, one day earlier than usual, and the finale will be live-streamed on Wednesday, November 21st.Darren Elias – 1st Place – 2017 Fall Poker Open Championship
Last year’s FPO Championship title and more than $293,000 was claimed by three-time World Poker Tour Champion Darren Elias, who joined the short-list of players who hold two Borgata Open Series Championship wins. The field of 473 entrants created a prize pool in excess of $1.1 million.
Eighteen trophy events will take place during the series with all the best events returning this year. The Black Chip Bounty is in the #3 slot at the end of the first week, a Saturday Series takes place each weekend, and the $1,000 SixMax NLH wraps up the second week of the series. Each of these events carries a $100,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins.
The first Sunday of the series, November 11th, will start off with the always-popular Seniors Event at 10am. Since that also happens to be Veterans Day, at 12 noon there is a special Veteran’s Day Charity Event benefiting the Disabled American Veterans, (DAV) Atlantic City Chapter 10. The $200+$30+10 Deeper Stack has a $25,000 Guarantee and the $10 donation goes to the DAV, fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.
The Old School Freeze-Out (no re-entry) event, which debuted during the Borgata Poker Open in September, returns this series as a two-day event. There’s also a HORSE-ament, which hasn’t been held in November since the 2015 FPO. Click here for the full schedule of Main Events.
The FPO will take place in the temporary Tournament Area, (TTA) which worked out well as a substitute for the Event Center during September’s Borgata Poker Open. If needed, tables in the Poker Room will also be used.
The Fall Poker Open microsite has links to all the info you need for the series, including links to main and secondary event schedules, links to FPO tournament results, and other exclusive offers for tournament participants. Check out the information page and don’t forget to click the link and enter the drawing for a free Championship entry!
BorgataPoker.com will be running online qualifiers starting Sunday October 28th. Click here for details.
Hope to see you next month for the Fall Poker Open!