The June 2018 DeepStacks Challenge Series was a huge success. The schedule of 13 events over 13 days carried $330,000 in guarantees, all of which were well covered. There were also some noteworthy accomplishments during this series.
Mickey Carr became the first player to win two events during a single DeepStacks Challenge Series, winning Events 1 and 8. Chuck Bryant became the first known player to win the same event in back-to-back years (Event 2, $125+$25 Deep Stack NLH). Julie Fine is the first woman to take 1st place in a DeepStacks Challenge event since October of 2016.
Here are all the June 2018 DSC winners:
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all participants. Thanks to all the Borgata dealers and staff for a terrific series. We hope to see you all back here in a couple of weeks for the Borgata Summer Poker Open. The next DeepStacks Challenge Series has not yet been announced, but is expected to take place in August. Until then, we return you to your regularly scheduled Borgata Daily Tournaments.
It’s the first day of Summer, the sun is shining outside, and it’s time to start thinking about the Summer Poker Open! The schedule is official and you can view it here. There are some exciting changes and new events taking place this July during the Summer Open and you don’t want to miss out.
Borgata is celebrating their 15th Birthday this year in a big way. During the Summer Open, there will be an Invitation Only Tournament of Champions Free-Roll with a winner-take-all prize of $25,000! Winners of all Borgata Open Series Championships over the last 15 years will be invited to participate, including names like Daniel Negreanu, who won the 2004 Borgata Poker Open Championship. In addition, the top six finishers will receive $2,700 entries into the 2018 Summer Poker Open Championship, which takes place July 22-26, culminating with a Live Streamed Final Table.
For the first time ever, Ladies Go First! The Ladies No Limit Hold’em event will be the first event, taking place Sunday, July 8th. Then the $1 Million Guaranteed Kickoff event has five starting flights spread over three days, July 10-12, and for every buy-in and re-entry, players will receive one entry in a random drawing to win a seat in the Tournament of Champions. That means if you fire four bullets, you will get four entries in the drawing. One name will be drawn and that player will get an invitation to join the Borgata Champions in the $25,000 TOC Free-Roll taking place on July 21st.
The July 14th Saturday Series event will also be the 10th Annual Cabot Creamery “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” Charity event with a $100,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins. $10 from each entrant will go toward the Community Food Bank of New Jersey – Southern Branch, fighting to end childhood hunger. Since it’s inception, they have raised more than half a million dollars for the cause. In addition to the prize money, the 1st and 2nd place finishers in this event will receive $3,500 entries into the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Championship in September. Cabot will also put out a sampling of their products for the players to enjoy.
All your favorite tournaments are back as well, with a $150,000 Guarantee on the Black Chip Bounty, a $500,000 Guarantee on the Almighty Stack, and a $100,000 Guarantee on the $1,000 buy-in Six Max. Seniors NLH, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha/Stud High/Low, and the Purple Chip Bounty are all back on the Summer Open schedule.
Online registration is open now for all Main Events, so reserve your seats early! Online registration closes on Friday, July 6th.
With more than $3.3 million in total guarantees plus the $25,000 Tournament of Champions, this Summer Open series is sure to be huge and a great way to celebrate Borgata’s 15 years in Atlantic City.
The signs have been changed and the windows are open in the newly renamed and revamped “Race and Sports Book” at Borgata! As of 11am this morning, the first legal sports bet in Atlantic City was placed right here at Borgata — by Julius Erving!
You can now place your sports bets at the new “Sports” windows and watch the games on the big screens just next door to and a few steps away from the Poker Room.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has made history in Atlanta City as the first casino to offer legal sports betting!
Proving that there is poker outside of Vegas in June, Borgata’s next DeepStacks Challenge tournament series begins Monday, June 11th. The schedule of 13 daily events starts off with a $100+$20 Buy-In $15,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack (30,000 chips). Buy-ins, Guarantees and Starting Stacks get bigger through Saturday’s event, which is a $50,000 GTD Deepest Stack (40,000) with a $350+$50 price tag. On Sunday, June 17th, we reset to a $100+$20 Buy-In $10,000 GTD Deep Stack and begin the climb again.
Last year, the June DeepStacks Challenge Series covered all guarantees and 13 players earned themselves a DeepStacks Challenge ‘Baby Borgata’ trophy. Here are the results from last June:
The full schedule for this month’s DSC is available here. Don’t forget to follow @BorgataPoker on Twitter for announcements and use #DeepStacksChallenge in your Tweets. I’ll be covering the action for all 13 events right here in the blog until we reach the final river card. Hope to see you in Borgata’s Poker Room for the June DeepStacks Challenge!