Dec 8 2:35 pm

Event 1: Building Fast

$200+$30 Friday Monster Stack NLH
$30,000 Guarantee
Level 2: 75/150
Total Entries: 146

Andrew Klein

The 20-minute levels move along quickly and players are wasting no time mixing it up. We had our first elimination of the tournament within minutes of the start and the Bar Poker Open player received a nice round of applause before hitting the re-entry desk.

In addition to the Bar Poker Open regulars, we have some of our familiar faces in the Signature Room as well. Andrew Klein is among them and shooting for his fifth Borgata title along with dozens of deep runs. He cashed four times during the recent Borgata Fall Poker Open and won his fifth title during the Borgata Summer Poker Open in July.

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Dec 8 2:04 pm

Event 1: Cards in the Air

$200+$30 Friday Monster Stack NLH
$30,000 Guarantee
Level 1: 50/100
Total Entries: 105

After a short delay to start the day, cards are in the air for Event 1 of the 2017 Bar Poker Open. There are 105 entries in the game and nearly halfway to the 221 this tournament drew last year.

They will play four 20-minute levels before taking their first break of the day.

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Dec 8 1:30 pm

Event 1: Kicking Off the Bar Poker Open

$200+$30 Friday Monster Stack NLH
$30,000 Guarantee
Level 1: 50/100

We are set to roll out the opening event of the 2017 Bar Poker Open on a Friday afternoon and we should have a big crowd in the Signature Room. Last year, this tournament drew 221 entries to easily surpass its guaranteed prize pool and we see no reason why they can’t beat that number.

This year’s opener will be the same format as last. Event 1 is a $200+$30 buy-in Friday Monster Stack tournament with a $30,000 Guarantee and players will sit down to 30,000 chips to start their day. Levels will last 20 minutes apiece until they hit Level 17, then they move up to 30 minutes for the duration. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at approximately 5pm and they will continue playing into the evening until we crown the first champion of the series.

Cards go in the air at 2pm in the Signature Room.

  • $30,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-16 last 20 minutes; Levels 17+ will late 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet
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Dec 8 11:00 am

2017 Bar Poker Open is Ready to Roll

It’s almost time to kick off the 2017 Bar Poker Open in the Signature Room at the Borgata with a fun group of players competing in ten events over four days with more than $250,000 in guaranteed prize money. The highlight event of the series is the invitation-only National Championship with a $100,000 Guarantee starting on Saturday with two starting flights and a live-streamed final table.

The other nine events are open to the public and today they warm up with two opening tournaments on the schedule. Event 1 is a $200+$30 buy-in Friday Monster Stack tournament with a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool followed by Event 2 this evening with a $130+$20 Deepstack tournament with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are plenty of opportunities for our local regulars and new friends visiting the property.

The Bar Poker Open is an amalgamation of bar poker leagues featuring some great players and others who support their local venues while having a good time. We will have players from around the country joining us this weekend as we award more than a quarter of million dollars in prize pool money.

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