$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 4 of 57
There was three-way action on an board. Martin Ryan lead for 25,000 from the small blind and Richard Rice called from the big blind. It was on Gavin Gowie on the button and he shoved for 70,500 total. Ryan promptly folded. Rice had a decision on his hands and called after two minutes or so of thought. Gowie was at risk.
Gowie: for a flush Rice: for a king-high flush draw
$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 5: 100/200 with a 25 Ante Entries: 82
It’s crept past noon and the field in today’s $400 Double Stack Turbo is continuing an upward trajectory. The clock shows 82 in the action and that puts it over halfway to the $50,000 guaranteed with more than two hours of late registration remaining.
With the midweek, morning events comes more intimate fields with less of the out-of-town travelers in the action. One player that’s no surprise to see is Tampa’s Wally Maddah. Maddah is one of Seminole Gaming’s biggest supporters and he’s in Coconut Creek all week in search of his 100th Seminole cash.
Maddah played the first three kickoff events, but couldn’t find a payday. With that, he’s back in action here in the Double Stack Turbo looking to make his 100th cash count.
It’s just after 11am in South Florida and Event 4 of the World Series of Poker Circuit is underway at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Event 4 is a $400 buy-in Double Stack Turbo seeing its players take their seats to 30,000-chip starting stacks. They’ll log 20-minute levels throughout with registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 13.
This is a one-day event schedule to play to completion.
September WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Event 2 $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed Entries: 1,207 Prize Pool: $398,310 September 14-16, 2018
The first big, multi-day event on the WSOP Circuit schedule kicked off on Friday morning and drew a huge crowd over the four starting flights. More than 1,200 entries were put in the game and South Florida attorney Ryan Weiss outlasted them all to capture his first WSOP Circuit ring along with more than $70,000.
The 1,207 entries in Event 2 pushed the prize pool over the $300,000 Guarantee and it topped out at $398,310 when registration closed on Saturday evening. The tournament paid out the last 135 players and only 143 returned for Day 2 on Sunday.
The money bubble burst early in the day, taking less than 15 minutes to lose eight players. From that point, the tournament ran at a blistering pace until only 20 remained when they went on dinner break.
Multiple SHRP champ Julio Fernandez was the chip leader and he stayed there until the final table was formed. At that point, the action had slowed down with the deep stacks and 45-minute levels. Fernandez seemed to be in command of the final table but ran into some unfortunate hands. The biggest came at the hands of Ken Berman when his aces were cracked and the lead switched seats.
Several other players took turns with the final table lead including Event 1 fourth-place finisher Tom Bielecky. He made it to fifth place this time around for a great start to his series.
Husband and wife players Nataliya Iakovleva and Yuriy Paccamakih both made the final table with Yuriy outlasting Nataliya in the household battle.
Simon Philip dropped out in third place when Berman hit a three-out river to set up the heads-up battle against Weiss with similar stacks. That match did not last long and after only a few hands, Weiss earned the title with pocket queens dodging a beat to send all the chips his way.
Weiss came on strong at the end of the tournament, knocking several players out once they were short-handed, and he dominated late to capture his first career WSOP Circuit ring along with $70,718.
Final table results:
1st: Ryan Weiss – $70,718 + WSOP Circuit ring 2nd: Ken Berman – $43,814 3rd: Simon Philip – $32,156 4th: Yuriy Paccamakih – $24,297 5th: Tom Bielecky – $18,541 6th: Mirco Scharen – $14,271 7th: Nataliya Iakovleva – $11,113 8th: Julio Fernandez – $8,755 9th: Herbert Woodbery – $6,978 10th: Fred Lee – $5,624