Unlike many big-buy-in tournaments these days there was no need for two separate Day 1 flights here in Atlantic City, seeing as how there was enough room for all 560 runners to take to the felt simultaneously. Of those 560, 350 survived the day.
In fact, there were a few other ways in which this event differed from the normal Michael Gracz.
Although the official numbers haven't come in, it looks like Alan Goehring is leading the remaining 135 players going into Day 3. With two more days in which to play down to the final six, we'll have our work cut out for us tomorrow. Depending on how fast the eliminations come it may be a long night as we try to reach a manageable number for the playdown on Wednesday.
We will certainly reach the money, at 54, and by the end of Day 3 we should have a much better picture of how this year's Borgata Poker Open final table is going to look.
PL.com is paying special attention to a few players whom we have put our money on in the last-longer side bet that is the custom in these tournaments. We're banking on Steve "SteveBets" Jacobs, who is running strong and in the upper reaches of the chip counts, and Lee Markholt, who is still alive but a little worse off in the chip department. Recent WSOP Circuit winner Jordan Morgan was also among our picks but seeing as how we could not locate him at the end of the evening, it is likely he did not survive the day.
Play will continue at 11 a.m. so as always I implore you to keep it locked on PokerListings.com for all the action as it happens. Live updates, photography, pop-culture references our editors don't want us to make - it's all here and it's all done just for you. PL.com: When you absolutely, positively have to know everything that happens at a poker tournament, accept no substitutes.