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Event 3: Jose Reyes Takes Home First WSOP Circuit Ring

2018 World Series of Poker Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
Event 3
$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
Entries: 136
Prize Pool: $68,000
February 11-12, 2018

The first weekend of the Seminole Coconut Creek WSOP Circuit series wrapped up with a big $580 buy-in, $50,000 Guarantee tournament that drew a big Sunday crowd. There were 136 entries in the game and it was local favorite Jose Reyes topping them all to win the title along with $19,039 and the WSOP Circuit ring.

The Coral Springs, FL resident has tournament wins from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania to our sister room in Hollywood but this is his first cash and win here. It was a big one.

The tournament bested the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool to put $68,000 up for grabs with the last 15 players earning some money. Day 1 played down to the final table and they continued until only three players remained. Reyes bagged up his chips along with Frank Muir and Jorge Aristizabal for a short Day 2 return.

In no time at all after the restart, Reyes wrapped things up in The Pavilion after quickly dispatching Muir and Aristizabal for the tournament win in less than ten minutes.

Reyes is generally a cash game player but decided to take more shots in the bigger tournaments. He picked up some pointers after spending nearly three hours on a plane with 2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Champion Eric Afriat.

“He just told me to be patient. Take things seriously, don’t rush.” Reyes said of Afriat. “Everything is about knowing exactly what’s going to happen at the right time.”

That advice worked and Reyes picked up his first major title and third biggest cash of his career. His top prize came with a two-table, 15th place finish in this summer’s WSOP $888 Crazy Eights event.

A great start to the series for Reyes and a good setup heading into the WSOP Circuit Main Event next weekend.

Event 3 results:

1st: Jose Reyes – $19,039 + Gold ring
2nd: Frank Muir – $11,768
3rd: Jorge Aristizabal – $8,495
4th: Kammar Andries – $6,242
5th: Steven Richardson – $4,666
6th: Phil Hui – $3,548
7th: Gerald Fehr – $2,742
8th: Israel Tzivin – $2,154
9th: Gary Thill – $1,720
10th: Guillermo Hamilton – $1,394
11th: Shawn Daigle – $1,394
12th: Jacobo Fernandez – $1,394
13th: Kevin Chan – $1,148
14th: Marcus Gurley – $1,148
15th: Paul Balzano – $1,148

Event 3: Jose Reyes Wins $19,039 and a Ring; Frank Muir — 2nd Place ($11,768)

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 136

1st: Jose Reyes – $19,039 + Gold ring

The Day 2 restart lasted but a few hands as Jose Reyes made short work of his opponent’s busting Frank Muir in second place just moments ago.

On the tournament’s fateful hand, Muir — who began the day with 13 big blinds — open-shoved the button and Jose Reyes called having the tournament title and a gold ring within reach.

Muir: 6h6d
Reyes: qsts

Runout: asth5cad5h

Reyes spiked a 10 on the flop to take the lead in the race. Muir called for a six on the river, but it wasn’t meant to be. Muir was eliminated in second place earning $11,768. Reyes, meanwhile, went down as the tournament champion pocketing $19,039 along with a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

2nd: Frank Muir – $11,768

A full report on the event will be posted later this afternoon. While you wait, here’s a look at the event’s final results:

1st: Jose Reyes – $19,039 + Gold ring
2nd: Frank Muir – $11,768
3rd: Jorge Aristizabal – $8,495
4th: Kammar Andries – $6,242
5th: Steven Richardson – $4,666
6th: Phil Hui – $3,548
7th: Gerald Fehr – $2,742
8th: Israel Tzivin – $2,154
9th: Gary Thill – $1,720
10th: Guillermo Hamilton – $1,394
11th: Shawn Daigle – $1,394
12th: Jacobo Fernandez – $1,394
13th: Kevin Chan – $1,148
14th: Marcus Gurley – $1,148
15th: Paul Balzano – $1,148

Event 3: Jorge Aristizabal — 3rd Place ($8,495)

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 136

Jorge Aristizabal

The flop laid jstc2d. Jose Reyes was in the small blind while Jorge Aristizabal was in the big. Reyes lead for 77,000 and Aristizabal raised to 250,000. Reyes, the three-handed chip leader, three-bet all-in and Aristizabal called off.

Reyes: qdjc for top pair
Aristizabal: ksqc for an open-ended straight draw with two overs

Turn and river: 7s3h

Reyes’ pair faded Aristizabal’s outs and and Aristizabal was eliminated in third place earning $8,495.

Jorge Aristizabal – Eliminated in 3rd place ($8,495)

Event 3: Trio of Finalists Back to Crown a Champ; Jose Reyes Leads

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 136

Jose Reyes (left), Jorge Aristizabal (middle) and Frank Muir

Yesterday’s $580 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament is back for the final day of play with three of 136 starters returning to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Jose Reyes leads the action with a stack of 811,000. Next up is Jorge Aristizabal followed by short stack Frank Muir.

Jose Reyes – 811,000 (34 bb)
Jorge Aristizabal – 560,000 (23 bb)
Frank Muir – 307,000 (13 bb)

1st: $19,039 + Gold ring
2nd: $11,768
3rd: $8,495

It was scheduled to restart at 2pm, but the players were in their seats and cards are in the air a little early. We’ll provide updates on the tournament now through the crowning of a champion.

Here’s a look at the results to this point:

4th: Kammar Andries – $6,242
5th: Steven Richardson – $4,666
6th: Phil Hui – $3,548
7th: Gerald Fehr – $2,742
8th: Israel Tzivin – $2,154
9th: Gary Thill – $1,720
10th: Guillermo Hamilton – $1,394
11th: Shawn Daigle – $1,394
12th: Jacobo Fernandez – $1,394
13th: Kevin Chan – $1,148
14th: Marcus Gurley – $1,148
15th: Paul Balzano – $1,148

WSOP Circuit Day 5 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 4 – $365 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 12
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 3 Day 2 – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 2 Day 3 – $365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

4PM: Event 5 – $365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 18 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Turbo Mega Satellite into $30,000 GTD Event 4

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

2PM: $65 Turbo Mega Satellite into Event 5

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

7PM: $135 Nightly Tournament (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

Event 3: Night Concludes with Three Remaining

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Returning to Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 136

While Event 2 played down in the front of The Pavilion, Event 3 ended their day with three players remaining with a chance for the title.

Jose Reyes will lead when they restart on Monday at 2pm followed by Jorge Aristizabal and Frank Muir.

Seat 1: Jose Reyes – 811,000 (34 bb)
Seat 2: Jorge Aristizabal – 560,000 (23 bb)
Seat 3: Frank Muir – 307,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $19,039 + Gold ring
2nd: $11,768
3rd: $8,495

Results from 4th through 15th:

4th: Kammar Andries – $6,242
5th: Steven Richardson – $4,666
6th: Phil Hui – $3,548
7th: Gerald Fehr – $2,742
8th: Israel Tzivin – $2,154
9th: Gary Thill – $1,720
10th: Guillermo Hamilton – $1,394
11th: Shawn Daigle – $1,394
12th: Jacobo Fernandez – $1,394
13th: Kevin Chan – $1,148
14th: Marcus Gurley – $1,148
15th: Paul Balzano – $1,148

Event 3: Final Table Set

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 136

While Event 2 takes its time playing down towards the final table, Event 3 went ahead and made it there in a hurry. Only ten players remain in the $580 buy-in tournament including four-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Phil Hui.

Seat 1: Phil Hui – 128,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Jose Reyes – 188,000 (31 bb)
Seat 3: Kammar Andries – 290,000 (48 bb)
Seat 4: Gerald Fehr – 142,000 (24 bb)
Seat 5: Jorge Aristizabal – 25,200 (4 bb)
Seat 6: Steven Richardson – 40,000 (7 bb)
Seat 7: Gary Thill – 69,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: Israel Tzivin – 129,000 (22 bb)
Seat 9: Frank Muir – 301,000 (50 bb)
Seat 10: Guillermo Hamilton – 100,000 (17 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: – $19,039 + Gold Ring
2nd: – $11,768
3rd: – $8,495
4th: – $6,242
5th: – $4,666
6th: – $3,548
7th: – $2,742
8th: – $2,154
9th: – $1,720
10th: – $1,394

Results 11th through 15th:

11th: Shawn Daigle – $1,394
12th: Jacobo Fernandez – $1,394
13th: Kevin Chan – $1,148
14th: Marcus Gurley – $1,148
15th: Paul Balzano – $1,148

Event 3: Back from Dinner

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 21 of 136

Phil Hui

Event 3 players returned from their dinner break and immediately redrew the last three tables with 27 players remaining. They quickly dropped down to 21 and they are a half dozen away from making the money.

There are plenty of locals still in the hunt for a WSOP Circuit ring including Daren Stabinski, Jorge Gomez, Richard Rice, and Phil Hui.

Hui is going for his second cash of the day after finishing 149th in Event 2 earlier this afternoon and looking to add a fifth WSOP Circuit ring.

Event 3: Prize Pool Final with 136 Entries, $19K and a Ring to the Champ

2018 World Series of Poker Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
Event 3
$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
Entries: 136
Prize Pool: $68,000
February 11-12, 2018

1st – $19,039 + Gold Ring
2nd – $11,768
3rd – $8,495
4th – $6,242
5th – $4,666
6th – $3,548
7th – $2,742
8th – $2,154
9th – $1,720
10th-12th – $1,394
13th–15th – $1,148

Event 3: $580 Two-Day Event Off and Running

$580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 1: 25/50
Entries: 32

It’s just past 11am in South Florida and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek World Series of Poker Circuit $580 event is a go in The Pavilion. The tournament boasts 12,000 starting chips, 30- and 45-minute levels and has late registration available until about 3:30pm. With a two-day structure, the event will play into the early morning hours of Monday before and tagging set to return for the decisive day of action tomorrow at 1pm.

Here are the details:

11AM: Event 3 Day 1 – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 21 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

With Day 2 of the $365 re-entry kicking off in less than an hour, much of our live reporting efforts will be concentrated there. As far as this $580, we’ll provide the prize pool and payouts when finalized along with end-of-night chip counts when it concludes.

Good luck, players!