2015 WPT Borgata Day 2: Belley, Afriat, and Lokken Push On
Three Canadian hopefuls remain after Day 2 at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Philippe Belley (251,500 chips), WPT Champion’s Club member Eric Afriat (212,000), and Robert Lokken (98,000) were the only red and white flag-bearers to survive the mayhem of Day 2.
After the dust cleared on Tuesday, 136 runners were all that remained. Leading the pack was Justin Lunin-Pack with 837,500 chips. Rounding out the top five were Tim Bishop (804,800), Gary Wong (705,500), She Lok Wong (705,500), and Rachel Kranz (550,000).
The field still has some very good talent ready to wage war on the felt on Day 3. WPT Champion’s Club members Shawn Cunix (476,500), Andy Frankenberger (404,000), Andy Hwang (368,000), James Calderaro (307,500), Jared Jaffee (267,500), and Ravi Raghavan (87,000) are all still in the hunt for another title. A few other notables include Mukul (392,500) and Vinny (177,000) Pahuja, Chris Klodnicki (205,000), Shaun Deeb (163,500), John Racener (148,500), and partypoker Team Pros Mike Sexton (143,500) and Jamie Kerstetter (97,000).
The day didn’t end so well for a couple of Canadian grinders. Ami Alibay, Samuel Chartier, and Erik Cajelais all failed to secure a seat in Day 3. Some familiar faces also unsuccessful were Martin Rettenmaier, Matt Stout, Matthew Waxman, Matt Glantz, Kristy Arnett, Kevin Stammen, Justin Zaki, Tony Dunst, and Will Failla.
Play will resume at noon ET on Wednesday with the money bubble bursting some time within the scheduled eight levels. Stay tuned to PokerNews Canada to see if any of the Canadian contingent can keep the dream alive.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.