Mar 16 2:30 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Final Table Redraw And Counts

Level 24 (12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 10
Chip Average: 1,000,000

The tournament staff have just provided us with the official BPPS 500 Final Table chip counts and seating assignments and those are listed below along with how many big blinds each player is playing.

Tomorrow, before play resumes at 12 PM, a complete recap of the Day 2 action and a preview of the first ever Borgata Poker Player’s Series Final Table will be posted.

  1. Bill Daloisi – 506,000 (21 BB)
  2. Jeff Gross – 1,542,000 (64 BB)
  3. Mickey Woll – 1,600,000 (66 BB)
  4. Renata Colache – 1,767,000 (73 BB)
  5. Vinny Pahuja – 1,411,000 (58 BB)
  6. Steven Sarmiento – 1,105,000 (46 BB)
  7. Vinny Masino – 640,000 (26 BB)
  8. Richard Corley – 475,000 (19 BB)
  9. Nate Parenti – 798,000 (33 BB)
  10. Antonio Walker – 1,235,000 (51 BB)

A reminder of the Final Table payouts are also listed below:

  1. $47,533
  2. $26,408
  3. $16,426
  4. $13,204
  5. $10,387
  6. $8,539
  7. $6,866
  8. $5,194
  9. $3,521
  10. $2,289
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Mar 16 1:56 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Final Table Suddenly Set, 10 Returning Tomorrow

Level 24 (12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 10
Chip Average: 1,000,000

Renata Colache looks like she's posing for a winner's photo, which she might be doing for real tomorrow as she will enter as the chip leader when the BPPS 500 Final Table resumes play tomorrow.

Renata Colache looks like she’s posing for a winner’s photo, which she might be doing for real tomorrow as she will enter as the chip leader when the BPPS 500 Final Table resumes play tomorrow.

The remaining tournament field has just entered Level 24 and almost immediately after that Mark Doiban was eliminated in 12th place, with Brian Reardon following him out in 11th place in back-to-back hands to send this BPPS 500 field to a very sudden end to Day 2 and the Final Table.

The eliminations of the above players were almost just a matter of time as they were both the shortest stacks remaining in this field for the last hour, but on the other end of the spectrum, it is the lone lady that will lead this returning group in the Final Table as Renata Colache ended Day 2 with just over 1,767,000.

The remaining ten players will return to play down to a BPPS Champion tomorrow at 12 PM with the Final Table redraw and official chip counts being posted shortly.

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Mar 16 1:26 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Gross Jumps Over, Sarmiento Falls Under A Million

Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 12
Chip Average: 900,000

Jeff Gross is now over the 1,000,000 chip mark for the first time today after taking big chunks of Steven Sarmiento's stack in back-to-back hands.

Jeff Gross is now over the 1,000,000 chip mark for the first time today after taking big chunks of Steven Sarmiento’s stack in back-to-back hands.

We can honestly say that we don’t remember the last time Steven Sarmiento was under the 1,000,000 chip mark, but it’s been a tough last hour for the former chip leader, with the last 10 minutes being the worst as Jeff Gross doubled through Sarmiento, holding against and then Gross took in another decent pot to move up and over the million mark.

The action in the second hand was picked up on a board of with Gross check-raising the flop to 135,000. Sarmiento would just call and then call Gross’ 150,000 chip bet after the came on the turn.

The river went check, check and Gross would table which was surprisingly good enough to take down the pot.

Sarmiento is still playing above the chip average and he seems more than comfortable with any stack size as he came into today with well below the average and managed to spin up a leading stack through the first few levels.

Gross also peaked mid-way through today and while he’s hovered below the average for the last few levels, he’s rebounded well since getting nutted by Nate Parenti and now looks like he’s poised to make this BPPS 500 Final Table.

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Mar 16 1:13 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Updated Counts Mid-Way Through Level

Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 12
Chip Average: 900,000

There’s been some movement since we last updated the BPPS 500 chip counts and  as there’s been a slight lull in the action since the elimination of Brian Lee, it’s a good time to post another chip update as we are still two spots away from the Final Table and the end of Day 2.

Table 1

  1. Renata Colache – 1,700,000
  2. Richard Corley – 550,000
  3. Steven Sarmiento – 1,200,000
  4. Jeff Gross – 950,000
  5. Mark Doiban – 600,000
  6. Nate Parenti – 500,000

Table 2

  1. Vinny Masino – 600,000
  2. Antonio Walker – 1,100,000
  3. Brian Reardon – 400,000
  4. Mickey Woll – 900,000
  5. Vinny Pahuja – 1,600,000
  6. Bill Daloisi – 550,000
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Mar 16 12:58 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): “Oh Jesus” Is Right

Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 12
Chip Average: 900,000

Brian Reardon (Voorhees, NJ)

Brian Reardon (Voorhees, NJ)

While the hand that just played out on Table 2 wasn’t that “big” as it was only for a 20 big blind pot, it was very meaningful as Brian Reardon doubled up to cripple Brian Lee, who was then sent to the rail in 13th place a few hands later.

The action was picked up pre-flop as the table folded to Reardon on the button who moved all-in for his final 220,000.

The small blind would fold and Lee would call in the big blind and table with Reardon turning over admitting he only looked at one when he shoved.

It would have been a standard shove with any Ace in his hand as he was the shortest stack remaining in this BPPS 500 and it looked like his rockets were going to go up in flames as the flop fell .

Reardon was about to stand from the table as the spiked on the turn, returning order to the hand as the superior pocket pair regained control in the hand and would hold for the double as the river bricked out with Reardon saying with a sigh of relief, “Oh Jesus” with everyone at the table, other than Lee, agreeing with him.

Reardon would double up to just under the 600,000 mark and while he’s still short, he’s no longer in the “danger zone” now playing a workable stack.

We are now just two eliminations from the BPPS 500 Final Table and the end of Day 2.

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Mar 16 12:38 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Gross Spot As Parenti Flops The Nuts

Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 13
Chip Average: 835,000

Nate Parenti has been quiet for the last few hours but just got a massive double up right before break and now returns near the chip average just a few spots from the BPPS 500 Final Table.

Nate Parenti has been quiet for the last few hours but just got a massive double up right before break and now returns near the chip average just a few spots from the BPPS 500 Final Table.

In one of the last hands before the post-Level 22 break, Nate Parenti doubled through Jeff Gross in a, pardon our laziness, gross spot that saw Parenti flop the nut flush on a board of with the shorter stacked player holding to Gross’ .

Gross was drawing dead after the flop and could do nothing but cut out the necessary 325,000 chips to send to Parenti as he won the first big pot he’s been involved in over the last few hours and it couldn’t have come at a better time as we are now sitting with just three eliminations separating this field from the end of Day 2 and the BPPS 500 Final Table.

The updates will resume after the short break and continue until the end of Day 2.

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Mar 16 12:01 am

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Updated Counts After A Few Eliminations

Level 22 (8,000/16,000/2,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 14
Chip Average: 755,000

After over an hour of play with two full tables, we’ve now seen a quick rush of eliminations over the last few hands with the most recent knockout coming as Jeff Gross’ held against the of Mike Dentale.

Both players were more or less evenly stacked and the hands played themselves with Gross now playing just above the chip average as there are now 14 players remaining.

A compete list of updated counts is listed below:

Table 1

  1. Renata Colache – 1,500,000
  2. Long Ngo – 300,000
  3. Richard Corley – 250,000
  4. Steven Sarmiento – 1,600,000
  5. Jeff Gross – 850,000
  6. Mark Doiban – 400,000
  7. Nate Parenti – 400,000

Table 2

  1. Vinny Masino – 1,100,000
  2. Antonio Walker – 450,000
  3. Brian Reardon – 400,000
  4. Mickey Woll – 800,000
  5. Brian Lee – 500,000
  6. Vinny Pahuja – 1,500,000
  7. Bill Daloisi – 650,000
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Mar 15 11:49 pm

BPPS 500 (Day 2): Colache Chipping Up, Over A Million

Level 22 (8,000/16,000/2,000)
Total BPPS 500 Entries: 363
Players Remaining: 18
Chip Average: 605,000

Renata Colache (Clayton, NJ)

Renata Colache (Clayton, NJ)

While one of the bigger stacks in the room Martin Calle-Munoz has stumbled after the two table redraw, Renata Colache has not as she’s done nothing but increase her stack through the last two levels as she’s now up and over the 1,000,000 chip mark.

For a second though, it didn’t always look like she’d be trending upwards as she ran into a few road blocks early, but has done more than recover as she just took a decent pot off Steven Sarmiento in which she flopped a full house and got three streets of value on a board of .

Renata’s final bet was for 150,000 and Sarmiento would check call only to see her turn over , tapping the table before mucking his hand.

It would be a small dent to Sarmiento’s stack as he is still a healthy chip leader, but it would be a big addition for Renata as she’s now one of the top stacks and looks like she may be poised to carry the female flag all the way to the BPPS 500 Final Table.

Players are just over a half hour away from their next break, with two more levels left in Day 2 as there are still 18 players remaining and it does not look like we are going to get down to a Final Table before 2 AM.

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