US Poker Weekly: HPT and WSOP Circuit Crown New Winners, WPT Borgata Underway

September 20, 2017
US Poker Weekly: HPT and WSOP Circuit Crown New Winners, WPT Borgata Underway


Following an all but off week with poker tournaments going on in the United States, the circuit is back in full swing. In the last week, the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Heartland Poker Tour both crowned new champions, and the WPT Borgata got underway. 

Greenblatt Breaks Through at Golden Gates

The Heartland Poker Tour made their second trip to Blackhawk, CO during their current season for the HPT Main Event at Golden Gates. Alexander Greenblatt has paid his fair share of dues grinding his way up through the tournament circuit and most recently finished 65th in this year’s WSOP Main Event.

Lacking a major tournament win, Greenblatt completed that task this week by defeating Matthew Livingston heads-up to win $179,274. Greenblatt finished second in this same event in 2013 and climbs over the $1,000,000 mark in career earnings with the win over a herd of 542.  

Cartwright Wins WSOP Ring #7 in Biloxi

Kyle Cartwright is a dominating force on the World Series Circuit and completed his seventh win in Biloxi, MS. The win is the second for Cartwright in a Circuit main event and avenges his recent runner-up place in the RunGood Tunica Main Event in August.

The $500,000 guaranteed prize pool drew a field of 343 entrants and Cartwright defeated fellow Circuit regular TK Miles for the $118,332 first place prize.

The next stop for the WSOP Circuit is Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood for a $1,000,000 guarantee. The Circuit is currently in Thunder Valley for the first ever WSOPC event there.

Borgata Poker Open Heats Up

The World Poker Tour is in Atlantic City this week for the Borgata Poker Open. The BPO has been playing out for a few weeks now and handed out multiple six-figure cashes.

The series opened with Marshall White taking down the $2,000,000 guaranteed Event 1 to win $330,841, beating Nick Pupillo heads up. The 3,570 entrants defeated by White was nearly beat by the duo of Daniel Buzgon and Jon Borenstein a week later.

The $1,000,000 guaranteed Almighty Stack tournament brought in 3,003 runners and Buzgon and Borenstein chopped the tournament heads up after the elimination of Kevin Saul in third place. Buzgon took home $151,803 and Borenstein earned $138,000.

What’s coming up in U.S. poker tournament action?

Day 3 of the WPT Main Event starts today with Michael Gagliano, Shaun Deeb, and 2017 Main Event Champion Scott BlumsteinSamong the notables still in.

Additionally, the Mid-States Poker Tour goes to Columbus, OH for a $200,000 guaranteed main event.

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