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Nick Schwarmann Leads after WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Day 3

Nick Schwarmann leads 29 players into Day 4 of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, attacking his first title from the series

The record-smashing 1,415-strong field of this year’s WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open had been whittled down to the final 29 by the end of Day 3 of the prestigious tournament.

Nick Schwarmann bulldozed his way to the top spot on the temporary chip counts chart yesterday and will now lead the remaining hopefuls into the penultimate day of action at the host venue – The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.

The surviving players will play down to the final six today. The televised official final table of the event will then be played at HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor Las Vegas on March 13. As from Season XVII of the World Poker Tour, all televised Main Event final tables are to be played at the new eSports venue as part of WPT’s strategy to spice up poker action.

This year, the $3,500 Main Event of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open drew a behemoth field of 1,415 entries for a prize pool of $4,529,415. The money was split into payouts for the top 177 finishers, with min-cashes being worth $6,024. The money bubble burst early into Day 3.

Each of the remaining 29 players is guaranteed a min-cash of $21,369. And each of the six finalists with walk away with a payout of no less than $154,734. The winner will receive $728,430, including a ticket into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions.

Who’s Still in Contention?

As mentioned earlier, Schwarmann is leading the remaining players into the penultimate day of the tournament. The player put 4.565 million worth in chips in his bag last night after maintaining a chip advantage for the greater part of the day.

Schwarmann is followed by Dylan Gang, who bagged 4.065 million last night. Brandon Hall rounds out the top three on the temporary chip counts chart with 3.87 million. Daniel Buzgon with 3.765 million and Melad Marji with 3.35 million are the other players to comprise top five of the leaderboard.

There are no former WPT Main Event champions among the final 29, which means that the club of winners will be joined by a new member. Olivier Busquet was the last former champ standing, but the player busted in 32nd place last night, good for a payout of $21,369.

Other notables who did not make it among the final 29 include poker celeb and WPT Raw Deal host Phil Hellmuth, who was eliminated in 102nd place, WPT Gardens final tablist Steve Sung, who exited the event in 83rd place, and three-time WPT Main Tour Main Event winner Anthony Zinno, who got busted in 175th place last night.

Day 4 action kicks off today at noon local time and the remaining players will play down to the final six.

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