Daniel Butler leads Day 2 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship Event

Terrance Reid
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Posted on: January 23, 2024 9:50 am EST

Is there anything better than waking up for Day 2 of a big poker tournament with chips in a bag?

Many players in Atlantic City are doing just that for Day 2 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship Event today. None have a bigger stack than Daniel Butler who leads the charge in a star-studded field.

Nick Schulman

Day 2 Top-Ten Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChip Counts
1Daniel Butler364,400
2Will “The Thrill” Failla300,500
3Olivier Busquet242,700
4Matthew Silberzweig242,000
5Ren Lin232,700
6Boris Kravets221,400
7Brian Yoon217,700
8Bin Weng216,700
9Alon Yehudai209,200
10Michael Linster197,800

Big names still in the mix

If you didn’t notice, there is some major poker power in that top-ten list, but you’ll find big names throughout the counts.

Jamie Gold

Jeff Gross (181,700), Farid Jattin (179,300), Blake Bohn (176,100), Stephen Song (166,800), Maurice Hawkins (157,200), Michael Wang (148,900), Brock Wilson (134,400), Michael Rossito (125,300), Matthew “Bucky” Wantman (123,300), Michael Jozoff (115,900), Daniel Buzgon (111,600), Nick Pupillo (110,600), Yilmaz Erkut (110,500), Jamie Gold (109,300), Anthony Zinno (107,700), Nick Schulman (107,500), Tom Wheaton (100,000), Eric Afriat (75,200), Isaac Kempton (63,700), BetMGM Poker Ambassador Darren Elias (47,400), and Anna Antimony (41,500) are just some of the major players left in the field today.

Seriously, it was hard to choose that list above because so many came out for the marquee event at Borgata. Check out all the players in the field on Day 2 here.

Ren Lin

It’s not too late to join the action

If you’re getting some serious envy of playing for that $3,000,000 GTD first-place prize and regretting not jumping in the action, it’s still not too late.

Players are currently returning to Level 9 with blinds of 600/1,200/1,200. Registration is open until the start of Level 11, so that’s two hours of late registration still open until approximately 2:15 pm. With a starting stack of 40,000, you’d get 33 big blinds to start the day.

Levels will be 60 minutes for Day 2, then move to 90 minutes for the duration of the event.

Coverage of the Championship Event

Ok, let’s say for some reason you aren’t able to play. The next best thing? Join us in our coverage from the ground.

Esther “E-Tay” Taylor

Our team has been on site for this whole series that’s powered by BetMGM Poker, and we’re bringing you enhanced coverage for the entirety of the Main Event. Head over to instant.poker.org to follow along with our staff of photographers, reporters, and videographers who are bringing the tournament to you.

In addition to our coverage, Borgata will be streaming the final table on Friday, January 26 at 1 pm. Which of these crushers will find themselves at that final table playing for the lion’s share of at least $3,000,000?

Follow along with us as chip leaders attempt to separate themselves from the pack on a big Day 2.

All photos by Matthew Berglund/8131 Media with PokerORG