Oct 29 12:36 am

Plenty of Fun at Gypsy Bar

(L to R) Glenn McCrory, Jeff Maynard, Andrew Griffith

Plenty of familiar face turned out for the Bar Poker Open players party at Gypsy Bar. The drinks were flowing and the dance floor was packed here at the Borgata after Day 1B of the Championship wrapped up.

Day 2 Bar Poker Open Championship chip leader Slade Edmonds

Overall Championship chip leader Slade Edmonds was in attendance as well as our Day 1B chip leader Michael Diaco as well as plenty of players from all of the Bar Poker leagues throughout the country.

Dave Freeston (left) and Day 1B chip leader Michael Diaco (middle)

Many of the players called it an early night and headed to bed to get some rest with Day 2 Bar Open Championship play kicking off at 10 A.M. but there was plenty of fun to be had for all before last call. 

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Oct 28 11:06 pm

Championship Day 1B: Michael Diaco Leads the Final 26

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 21: 8,000/16,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 684
Players Remaining: 72

Michael Diaco (Staten Island Poker League)

Day 1B of the Bar Poker Open has come to an end with just 26  players remaining and it’s Staten Island Poker League’s Michael Diaco leading the way with 650,000. There will be 72 combined Day 1A-B survivors returning Monday October 29 at 10 A.M. to resume Day 2 play.

Jordan Fishman (Eastern Poker Tour)

Oswaldo Diaz (Easter Poker Tour)

Brenda Wilder (Suit Up Poker League)

They are all in the money and are guaranteed at least $293 and it’s Eastern Poker Tour’s Slade Edmonds holding the overall chip lead with 710,000.

Below is a look at some of the big stacks and players from our final flight that will be advancing. A full list of Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments will be posted as soon as they’re available.

Michael Diaco- 650,000 (Staten Island Poker Leauge)
Jordan Fishaman- 464,000 (Eastern Poker Tour)
Oswaldo Diaz- 369,000 (Easter Poker Tour)
Steven Hershkowitz- 340,000
John Beady- 333,000
Don White- 299,000 (Kings & Queens Poker League)
Brenda Wilder- 218,000 (Suit Up Poker League)
Ryan Chua- 195,000 (Eastern Poker Tour)

Payouts

1. $23,350+Bar Poker Open Trophy
2. $13,589
3. $8,304
4. $6,845
5. $5,536
6. $4,530
7. $3,624
8. $2,768
9. $1,912
10-12. $1,258
13-15. $906
16-18. $624
19-27. $533
28-36. $473
37-45. $423
46-54. $372
55-63. $332
64-72. $293

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Oct 28 10:30 pm

Championship Day 1B: Scott Campbell Bursts the Bubble

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 21: 8,000/16,000/2,000 ante
Day 1B Entries: 248
Day 1B Players Remaining: 26

Scott Campbell (No Limit Pub Poker)

Jackie Bowles moved all in from under the gun for her last 21,000 from under the gun. Three players called and they saw a flop of . The action checked around and the dealer burned and turned the .

Scott Campbell moved all in for his last 40,000 and the players quickly folded. Campbell tabled his for a turned two pair and Bowles would need to improve holding .

The river was no help to Bowles and she was eliminated on the bubble. The remaining 26 Day 1B players are all in the money and guaranteed at least $293 and the bagging process is now underway.

Scott Campbell- 115,000

Jackie Bowles (Suit Up Poker League)

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Oct 28 9:40 pm

Championship Day 1B: Money Bubble Looming

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 20: 6,000/12,000/2,000 ante
Flight B Entries: 248
Players Remaining: 30

The pace of play has come to a crawl here on Day 1B of the Bar Poker Open Championship. The money bubble is looming and the players are treading cautiously.

There are now just 30 players left in the hunt and we are just four eliminations away from the money.

When we are down to the final 26 players they will all be in the money and guaranteed at least $293 at which time the bagging process will begin.

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Oct 28 9:06 pm

Join Us at Gypsy Bar at 9 P.M. for the Players Party

The Bar Poker Open players party is just getting underway here at Gypsy Bar. The live band has hit the stage and the drinks are already flowing. Come join us for a great night of live music entertainment and take advantage of the free drink coupons for players that participated in the Bar Poker Open Championship.

Day 1B is winding down and we are expecting plenty of players to be joining the party when the bagging process is completed.

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Oct 28 8:39 pm

Championship Day 1B: Taking a Break

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 4,000/8,000/1,000 ante
Flight B Entries: 248
Players Remaining: 36

The Day 1B Bar Poker Open Championship players are now on a 15 minute color up break. We are just ten eliminations from the money at which time the bagging process will begin.

The remaining 72 Day 1A-B survivors will return on Monday October 29 at 10 A.M. to resume Day 2 play. We will pick right back up on the Day 1B tournament action when play resumes.

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Oct 28 8:29 pm

Championship Day 1B: Ryan Chua Chipping Up

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 4,000/8,000/1,000 ante
Flight B Entries: 248
Players Remaining: 39

Ryan Chua (Eastern Poker Tour)

Day 1B of the Bar Poker Open Championship is winding down and a familiar face is starting to chip up. Ryan Chua continues to add to his stack and he is playing just over 200,000.

Chua is no stranger to Bar Poker Open success as he was the winner of the 2014 Bar Poker Open Championship right here at Borgata in 2014. He bested the massive 607 entry field to take home $10,037 and the trophy.

Since then he has notched plenty more tournament scores and he is fresh off a final table earlier this month. Chua finished 4th in the Foxwoods PSPC NLH event to take home over $4,000 and has now earned nearly $25,000 in live tournaments throughout his career.

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Oct 28 8:05 pm

Championship NLH Payouts, $23,350 Up Top


Event 3 of the Bar Poker Open is the $150 and $35 Championship NLH $100,000 Guaranteed. There were 684 total entries creating a prize pool of $100,656.

The final 72 players will all make the money and be guaranteed a minimum of $293. One winner will take home $23,350 along with Bar Poker Open Championship trophy.

Below is a full look at the final Bar Poker Open Championship NLH final tournament payouts.

1. $23,350+Bar Poker Open Trophy
2. $13,589
3. $8,304
4. $6,845
5. $5,536
6. $4,530
7. $3,624
8. $2,768
9. $1,912
10-12. $1,258
13-15. $906
16-18. $624
19-27. $533
28-36. $473
37-45. $423
46-54. $372
55-63. $332
64-72. $293

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Oct 28 6:25 pm

Championship Day 1B: Dinner Break

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,000/4,000/400 ante
Flight B Entries: 248
Players Remaining: 63

The 63 remaining players in Day 1B of the Championship are now on a 50-minute dinner break. They will return around 7:15pm and will play down until only 26 players remain to advance. All Day 2 players will be in the money and things can only get better tomorrow morning.

Tournament staff are still crunching the numbers and we will post the payout information during the break.

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Oct 28 5:34 pm

Championship Day 1B: Don White Moves Up Top

2018 Bar Poker Poker Open East Coast Championship
$100,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,000/4,000/400 ante
Flight B Entries: 248
Players Remaining: 72

Don White – Kings & Queens Poker League

The dinner break is getting closer and the field is getting shorter. With that we have some stacks getting bigger and Don White looks like our current leader. The Kings & Queens Poker League player is stacked nicely just shy of 200,000 and in good position to push a big stack into Day 2.

Day 1B players are set to finish out this level and take a 45-minute dinner break enjoy the various food options around the casino.

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