Another South Florida WSOP Circuit in the Books

The World Series of Poker and its award-winning Circuit tour returned to Florida and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek beginning September 13th and concluding late tonight. The series awarded a total of 13 gold rings and sent two players to its season-ending Global Casino Championship. The first seat went to the Casino Champion Martin Ryan while the second went to the Main Event Champion Dmitrii Perfilev.

Dmitrii Perfilev, WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion
Casino Champion, Martin Ryan

Here is a look at each event winner along with a link to its live updates:

That concludes the WSOP action in South Florida, but the tour returns to Coconut Creek February 7th through the 18th.

Until next time!

Main Event: Dmitrii Perfilev Wins Marathon WSOP Main Event Title

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Main Event
$1,700 No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 735
Prize Pool: $1,113,525
September 21-24, 2018

Dmitrii Perfilev, WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion

The headliner on the WSOP Circuit series schedule was the $1 Million Guarantee Main Event which played out over two starting flights and two play-down days. The tournament drew pro players from around the world and mixed with our local players to create a great field. Dmitrii Perfilev survived a long battle and defeated SHRP regular Sheddy Siddiqui to earn the Main Event title for nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

The 735 entries easily surpassed the guarantee and they were playing for a $1,113,525 prize pool. The last 81 players earned some of that money, but first, they needed to survive their starting flight. There were 162 players advancing to Day 2 with Harry O’Brien leading followed closely by Joshua Hood.

Other notable players returning included Jonathan Hilton, Spencer Champlin, Brian Hastings. Wally Maddah, Stu Paterson, and reigning SHRP Player of the Year Brett Bader. We also had two former November Niners join Day 2 but neither Jerry Wong nor John Dolan was able to make the final day.

Day 2 saw 17 players move on to the final day of the series. Perfilev built a big lead late in Day 2 and he bagged up the lead even though Corey Bierria cut into at the end of the evening.

Monday afternoon saw a couple quick eliminations before Bierria’s day came to an abrupt end in 15th place after sending several doubles around his table. Jason Wandling, Josias Santos, and Ken Bruno followed suit and Josh Abady’s knockout sent the Main Event to its ten-handed final table.

Paterson took ahold of the chip lead and only another hot run by Perfilev could slow him down. He worked hard throughout the last day but the former Coco Poker Showdown champ had to settle for a fourth-place payout.

The four remaining players exchanged the lead several times over more than two hours before Cesar Solares missed a flush draw to exit in fourth. Harry O’Brien was another tough out and it took three shots for Perfilev to send him out in third place.

He had nearly a two-to-one chip lead against Siddiqui when they began heads-up play and the match did not last long. Siddiqui attempted to get the stack closer but his comeback was cut short in second place.

Perfilev ran hot when he needed and earned his first career WSOP Circuit ring with the Main Event title while taking home $221,691.

Congratulations to Dmitrii and thank you to all our players who made the entire series a success.

Final table results:

1st: Dmitrii Perfilev – $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sheddy Siddiqui – $137,298
3rd: Harry O’Brien – $101,219
4th: Cesar Solares – $75,441
5th: Stu Paterson – $56,979
6th: Michael Amato – $43,595
7th: Jordan Schneider – $33,773
8th: Jose Delcid – $26,491
9th: Lloyd Gunther – $21,034
10th: Dustin Murphy – $16,903

Complete WSOP Circuit Main Event results

Main Event: Dimitrii Perfilev Defeats Sheddy Siddiqui for the Title

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante

Dmitrii Perfilev

Sheddy Siddiqui needed to make a move to get back in the match after dropping down to 4,000,000. He moved all in from the button and Dimitrii Perilev called to win the title.

Siddiqui: qhtc
Perfilev: ksjd

Perfilev was ahead, Siddiqui was live, and the board ran out 9c8s3s2h5c to give Perfilev the pot and the tournament. Siddiqui earned $137,298 for his great run to second place while Dimitrii Perfilev collected $222,691 along with the WSOP Circuit ring as the Main Event champion.

Tournament recap to come.

1st: Dmitrii Perfilev – $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sheddy Siddiqui – $137,298

Main Event: Heads-Up Underway

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante
Players remaining: 2 of 735

Dmitrii Perfilev

After a short break to prepare for heads-up play, Sheddy Siddiqui and Dmitrii Perfilev sat down to play it out for the WSOP Circuit Main Event title with Perfilev holding a nearly two-to-one lead.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 14,525,000 (48 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 7,525,000 (25 bb)

Sheddy Siddiqui

Main Event: Harry O’Brien – 3rd Place ($101,219)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante
Players remaining: 2 of 735

Harry O’Brien

Sheddy Siddiqui folded his button and Harry O’Brien moved all in for 2,600,000. Dmitrii Perfilev quickly called, once again trying to knock the determined O’Brien out.

Perfilev: adkh
O’Brien: ah8d

O’Brien was dominated again but he’s come back before. The acas3d flop was no help, the 4h turn left him drawing thin, and O’Brien’s great run came to an end after the js turn.

Dmitrii Perfilev – 14,525,000 (48 bb)
Harry O’Brien – Eliminated in 3rd place ($101,219)

Main Event: Harry O’Brien Doubles Through Dmitrii Perfilev

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Harry O’Brien

Sheddy Siddiqui folded his button and Harry O’Brien moved all in from the small blind for 2,025,000. Dmitrii Perfilev called with a chance to get the tournament heads-up.

O’Brien: ahts
Perfilev: ac6c

O’Brien was dominant but the kc9s2c meant he needed to dodge clubs the rest of the way. The 4d turn was safe and he doubled after the 9d river.

Harry O’Brien – 4,100,000 (17 bb)
Dmitrii Perfilev – 9,650,000 (40 bb)

Main Event: Dmitrii Perfilev Back on Top

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Dmitrii Perfilev

Sheddy Siddiqui opened to 480,000 from the button and Dmitrii Perfilev defended in the big blind to a kd6s4s flop. Perfilev checked, Siddiqui bet 400,000 and Perfilev called.

The turn came 4c, Perfilev checked again, Siddiqui bet another 900,000 and Perfilev called. One last check from Perfilev after the js river and Siddiqui slid out a healthy 2,400,000 bet. After a couple minutes, Perfilev called the big bet and his kh3h was good enough to take the pot against Siddiqui’s qh8c for the lead.

Dmitrii Perfilev – 10,500,000 (43 bb)
Sheddy Siddiqui – 7,400,000 (30 bb)

Main Event: Back in Action

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

The dinner break is complete and the three remaining players are back in their seats. Next stop, heads-up for the WSOP Circuit Main Event ring after the next elimination.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 5,050,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 10,025,000 (42 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 6,975,000 (29 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $137,298
3rd: $101,219

Main Event: Late Dinner Counts

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Level 33 came to an end shortly after Cesar Solares was eliminated and the three remaining players are taking a one-hour dinner break.

Sheddy Siddiqui holds a big lead and will be the favorite to earn his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 5,050,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 10,025,000 (42 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 6,975,000 (29 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $137,298
3rd: $101,219

Main Event: Cesar Solares – 4th Place ($75,441)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Cesar Solares

Sheddy Siddiqui opened to 450,000 from under the gun and picked up calls from Cesar Solares on the button and Dmitrii Perfilev in the big blind. Perfilev and Solares checked the as8h5h flop and Solares announced: “all in”. Perfilev quickly folded and Siddiqui called just as quickly.

Siddiqui: ah8s
Solares: jh9h

Siddiqui was ahead with aces up but needed to fade the hearts to send Solares out. The 6d turn gave Solares gutshot outs but the river blanked qs to give Siddiqui the pot while Solares was eliminated in fourth place.

Sheddy Siddiqui – 9,300,000 (47 bb)
Cesar Solares – Eliminated in 4th Place ($75,441)

Tournament Series