661 players took part in the $500 buy-in No Limit event at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, but only the world’s best players took part in the Final Table of the $2,500 buy-in event. Schanbacher of Pittsburgh, PA, Jon “Pearljammed” Turner of Henderson, NV, and Richard “Knucklehead” Friere of Miami Lakes, FL, became the winners.
Turner, in spite of being one of the word’s top internet players, was only the third to finish. His prize money amounted to $59,138.
Frier was second to finish with $108,937 in prize money.
The first place was taken by Schanbacker. He took home $192,975.
Other well known professionals such as Barry Greenstein, Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi, “Wild” Bill Edler, Eric Lingren, Ted Forrest, Steve Danneman, Amnon Fillipi, and many more took place in the $5,000 buy-in event.
Besides, The World Poker Tour Kick-Off Party with free admission for all took place on the 25th of January. Some other events are also expected to take place.