Mar 22 1:27 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Faces In The Crowd (Part I)

Level 12 (800/1,600/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 45
Chip Average: 94,000

We’re not sure how many “Faces In The Crowd” posts we are going to get through today as we could be down to our final four tables shortly but, as long as there are some unnamed players from both starting flights in this Day 2 field, we’ll make note of them here as we will try to feature every player in this remaining BPPS 1000 field.

reef

Josh Reifer was one of the players just under the century mark coming into the Day 2 restart and he’s managed to chip up well and is now well over that number looking to make his biggest Borgata score here today.

tony

Tony Diorio entered today as one of the bigger stacks in the room and he’s held that position through the first level and a half but he’s just been reseated right into the middle of murderer’s row as seated at a stacked Table 4.

vlad

Chicago native Vlad Popescu is one of the only non-East Coast players in the field and he’s been holding his own though the first hour and a half of play despite being knocked under the chip average.

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Mar 22 1:08 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Level Up, Pace Slowing Slightly

Level 12 (800/1,600/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 47
Chip Average: 85,500

Level 12 is about to begin here in Day 2 of the BPPS 1000 and while the pace of eliminations has slowed over the last half hour, we still find ourselves just two more knockouts away from our next table break.

The action has been extremely interesting to watch since the flurry of short stack eliminations subsided as the remaining players are all well stacked, which allows for plenty of pre-flop moves and multi-way pots which should add an interesting dynamic to play over the next few levels.

Breaks will again take place every two levels during Day 2, meaning we are close to an hour away from the first stop in the action.

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Mar 22 12:45 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Matrone Making An Early Move

Level 11 (600/1,200/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 50
Chip Average: 85,500

matrone

Michael Matrone would be a big stack at nearly any other BPPS 1000 table but he’s the third man on the Table 5 totem pole despite being over the 150,000 chip mark.

The first few levels of Day 2 usually dictate how a player’s “moving day” is going to go and one player who is trending upwards, albeit early in the day, is Michael Matrone (Morganville, NJ) as he’s seen himself surpass the century mark through the first half hour of play.

Matrone is actually hovering closer to the 150,000 chip mark meaning he’s almost doubled his stack to start Day 2, using a quick elimination of Esther Taylor-Brady as Matrone held a superior pocket pair to knock out one of the last standing female players in this field.

While Matrone’s stack would make him the biggest at most remaining tables in the BPPS 1000, he’s coupled with chip leader, Steven Cormier, who’s sitting near the 300,000 mark, and Helen Ellis, who is now up near the 175,000 chip mark.

Those three big stacks will create an extremely interesting dynamic over the next few levels, as they’ll all want to assert their dominance on the table but also need to realize that this field is still a long way from the money meaning they don’t have to attack each other just yet.

We’ve already shed 15% of the field here so far in Day 2 and we expect that pace to slow substantially as the majority of the short stacks have been sent to the rail.

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Mar 22 12:32 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Twenty Minutes Down, Tables Already Breaking

Level 11 (600/1,200/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 52
Chip Average: 81,500

Mauro Santillo (Fredericksburg, VA)

Mauro Santillo (Fredericksburg, VA)

Day 2 has completed just over 20 minutes of play and we’ve already seen eight players sent to the rail, meaning Table 7 has broken and taken their new seats at various tournament tables.

The early action was quick, with Helen Ellis cracking Aces to send Mikhail Volfson to the rail almost immediately and then a few hands later Mauro Santillo would send two short stacks to the rail as he flopped top pair holding {Ac}{Qh} which was enough to eliminate both Jonathan Borenstein and Edgardo Rosario.

Santillo came into this Day 2 restart with just under 35,000 chips and is now playing close to double that, meaning that he is now close to the chip average early in Day 2 as he looks to continue his run with a few more eliminations here in the BPPS 1000.

Those eliminations might be harder to get now though as Greg Himmelbrand and Richard DeVivo have replaced the two eliminated short stacks at Santillo’s table, putting some of the best tournament players in the field together at Table 4, which also includes Vinny Pahuja, Mike Linster, Ken Silberstein and Michael Bonita.

That will certainly be our “feature” table as all those players are adequately stacked and will look to take control through the next few levels.

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Mar 22 12:12 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Official Payouts

Level 11 (600/1,200/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 60
Chip Average: 70,500

While we are still a ways away from the money, everyone who returned for Day 2 regardless of their stack sizes certainly has one thing on their mind, make the final 18 players as that will earn them a profit in this Borgata Poker Player’s Series 1000 event.

The official payouts have just become available and with over $140,000 in the prize pool, some of the top few spots offer some immense value even for a $1000 buy-in event, with the top four spots all earning five figure scores.

Everyone who cashes will make at least a four figure score and a complete list of the payout structure is listed below:

  1. $41,032
  2. $22,567
  3. $12,993
  4. $10,942
  5. $8,206
  6. $6,839
  7. $5,471
  8. $4,103
  9. $3,077
    10-12. $2,735
    13-15. $2,393
    16-18. $2,052
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Mar 22 12:01 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Restarting The Action

Level 11 (600/1,200/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 60
Chip Average: 70,500

The returning players have all consulted the Day 2 seating assignments and have found their places for the restart of the Borgata Poker Player’s Series 1000.

While the majority of the players returning for Day 2 are well stacked with the average stack playing over 50 big blinds, but there are a handful of players with under 20 big blinds, meaning we could see a quick flurry of eliminations through the first few levels of play.

The bigger stacks won’t have to worry about that though as they’ll only have their sites set on making the money, as this BPPS 1000 event will pay 18 players, with the complete payout structure coming shortly.

One change to the structure from both Day 1 flights is that all levels from here on out with last 60 minutes in length.

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Mar 22 8:49 am

BPPS 1000 (Day 2): Chip Counts and Seating Assignments

Level 11 (600/1,200/200)
Total Day 1B Entries: 141
Players Remaining: 60

There are still a few hours before the remaining 60 players are going to converge on the Borgata Poker Room for Day 2 of the BPPS 1000 but we know that players like to see not only how they stack up to the rest of the field, but also how they stack up to their new tables.

Those table assignments can be found HERE and listed below are the complete Day 2 chip counts for all 60 players, with the majority of those at the top of the leaderboard coming from yesterday’s Day 1B session.

1 STEVEN CORMIER 222,200
2 TOMISLAV DOBRILOVIC 221,300
3 PETER RAIMONDI 145,800
4 ANTHONY DIORIO 129,700
5 HELEN ELLIS 129,600
6 MATTHEW ILES 122,800
7 YAO WU 110,000
8 GREGORY JOSLYN 105,100
9 EDWARD JACOBS 99,200
10 DAVID LOY SONG 95,900
11 JOSHUA REIFER 95,600
12 KEVIN CAMPBELL 86,500
13 MICHAEL WOLL 85,500
14 CYNTHIA ALBERT 84,800
15 KYLE BOWKER 84,800
16 THOMAS MANCHESTER 82,500
17 MICHAEL MATRONE 82,400
18 JAMES LILLIS 81,300
19 VINEET PAHUJA 81,200
20 RICHARD DEVIVO 78,600
21 PAOLO NIGRIS 77,600
22 PAUL SPITZBERG 74,300
23 ESTHER TAYLOR 73,700
24 SEONG WOOK HONG 72,700
25 DANIEL BUZGON 72,000
26 JOSHUA BECKLEY 71,400
27 KENNETH SILBERSTEIN 67,600
28 DAVID INSELBERG 65,100
29 VLAD POPESCU 63,500
30 MATTHEW GAMBINO 63,000
31 CHRIS KOSTOULAS 62,200
32 JOEL FRANK 61,800
33 CHRISTOPH CSIK 60,600
34 MICHAEL VAILS 60,100
35 THOMAS REVELLO 58,000
36 MICHAEL BONITA 57,600
37 MICHAEL TAYLOR JR 57,600
38 JOSEPH LATTARULO 56,400
39 STEPHEN PETOLICCHIO 54,900
40 GREG HIMMELBRAND 54,100
41 MICHAEL LINSTER 51,300
42 ILYA VASSERMAN 51,200
43 JAMES PETOLICCHIO 48,300
44 WERNER MULLER 48,100
45 TODOR BLAZEVSKI 47,900
46 PETER LEW 45,700
47 TERRY WELLS 44,500
48 WILLIAM GALLER 42,600
49 BRIAN ODONOGHUE 41,800
50 GUS DIMINO 36,800
51 MIKHAIL VOLFSON 36,500
52 MATTEO MENNA 36,000
53 DANIEL WACH 34,800
54 MAURO SANTILLO 34,700
55 ROBERT PORTAS 33,900
56 TIMOTHY SNOVER 27,100
57 STEPHEN GILL 24,600
58 EDGARDO ROSARIO 15,700
59 PHILIP NEIMAN 9,800
60 JONATHAN BORENSTEIN 9,000

It should be noted that 18 players will finish in the money in the BPPS 1000 and that payout structure will be posted before Day 2 resumes, again at 12 PM.

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Mar 21 8:41 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 1B): Cormier and Canada Leading Into Day 2

Level 10 (500/1,000/100)
Total Day 1B Entries: 97
Players Remaining: 60 (Total From Both 1A and 1B)

Ontario's

Ontario’s Peter Raimondi will return with a top five stack for tomorrow’s Day 2 as the only players, Steve Cormier and Tom Dobrilovic, ahead of him are over the 200,000 chip mark.

The end of Day 1B came on quickly as the five remaining tables got their final few hands over very quickly officially putting an end to this final starting flight and solidify the Borgata Poker Player’s Series Day 2 field as 60 players are heading into tomorrow.

It was thought that the chip leaders from this flight would still be behind Tom Dobrilovic, who bagged up an impressive 221,000 chips in yesterday’s Day 1A flight, but Steve Cormier bested that number in one of the final hands of the night, finishing with 222,200 chips.

Peter Raimondi and Tony Diorio are both sitting with very healthy stacks near the top of the Day 1B leaderboard as they each finished with 145,000 and 129,000 respectfully.

Right behind them, but still over the 100,000 mark, are Matt Iles, Helen Ellis and Greg Joslyn, with Josh Reifer, Ed Jacbos, Kevin Campbell, Cindy Albert, Vinny Pahuja and Mike Matrone all over the 80,000 chip mark and will return in the top third of the BPPS 1000 leaderboard.

A complete list of chip counts from both starting flights will be posted to the BPPS blog and twitter later tonight and then again in the morning before Day 2 begins at 12 PM.

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Mar 21 8:07 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 1B): Faces In The Crowd (Part VI)

Level 10 (500/1,000/100)
Total Day 1B Entries: 97
Players Remaining: 45

There is just over a half hour remaining in Day 1B of the BPPS 1000 and that leaves us just enough time to get in one last “Faces In The Crowd” post and this time we will highlight a wide variety of players that have yet to be featured thus far.

cormier

Steve Cormier might quietly be the working himself into chip leading contention by the time this Day 1B flight is all said and done. Regardless of how he stacks up heading into tomorrow’s Day 2 session, he’ll be looking to parlay that stack into his first ever four figure Borgata score.

diorio

Tony Diorio has, as he says, “been around lately” as he’s coming off back-to-back Deep Stacks Challenge Final Tables and will look to make his first BPPS score this weekend after getting eliminated prior to the money bubble in last weekend’s BPPS 500.

himmell2

Greg Himmelbrand had a nightmare Day 1A flight yesterday but looks to be making good on his “double play” as he’s currently playing close to the chip average and will be a serious contender if he is able to continue for the next half hour and back up that stack into Day 2.

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Mar 21 7:48 pm

BPPS 1000 (Day 1B): Joslyn Peaking At The Right Time

Level 10 (500/1,000/100)
Total Day 1B Entries: 97
Players Remaining: 60

Greg Joslyn seems to be peaking at the right time as he's up near the 100,000 chip mark with just under a level of play remaining in Day 1B.

Greg Joslyn seems to be peaking at the right time as he’s up near the 100,000 chip mark with just under a level of play remaining in Day 1B.

It’s been an up and down last few levels for some of the big stacks and it looks like there might be another player up and over the century mark heading into the final level of Day 1B as Greg Joslyn is dangerously close to the 100,000 mark, taking the place of the previous big stack at his table, Cindy Albert.

Joslyn might quietly be one of the more complete player in this BPPS 1000 field as he has just under $275,000 in career earnings with a handful of his 50 career scores coming in non-NLH events, including multiple Pot Limit Omaha and Limit Omaha Final Tables in Borgata Poker Open events over the last few years.

But, recently Joslyn has been performing very well in No Limit Hold’em events including his best Borgata finish to date, a 4th place result in the opening Fall Poker Open event held last year, that earned Joslyn just over $65,000.

He’ll look to make his first big Borgata score since then but will be more concerned with keeping his advantage over the rest of the field as this Day 1B flight continues to play down to Day 2.

There is just over 40 minutes remaining in Day 1B and the same schedule will be followed as last night’s starting flight, where the clock will stop with 10 minutes remaining to not allow any time wasting as the entire field will end playing hand for hand.

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