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Event 6: Steve Hagar Bests Decorated Competition to Earn Six-Max Ring and $21,088

2018 World Series of Poker Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
Event 6
$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 148
Prize Pool: $74,000
February 13-14, 2018

Event 6 of the World Series of Poker Circuit at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was a $580 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Six-Max tournament. The event kicked off Tuesday with 148 entries and narrowed to just five remaining by the time Day 1 wrapped. Headlining the late stages of action was eight-time ring winner Ari Engel. When the dust settled, though, it was Steve Hagar capturing the title along with the top prize of $21,088 and the WSOP Circuit’s token prize, a gold ring.

Hagar’s journey to the winner’s circle saw him start Day 2 as the short stack among the five returning players. Chip leader Dimitry Agrachov was tops, while the aforementioned Engel sat second. Engel mixed it up early, getting aggressive with king-high in a monster pot versus Gary Lucci. Engel bluffed all three streets, firing his last roughly 200,000 on the river. Lucci called with pocket fives and they were good enough to take the pot and eliminate one of the Circuit’s most decorated players in fifth.

With Engel on the rail, Bryce McVay went next in fourth and Agrachov in third. Lucci enjoyed the chip lead heads-up versus Hagar, but Hagar quickly doubled to get within shouting distance. From there, Hagar picked up a straight against Lucci’s two pair and gained the advantage heads up. On the final hand, his two overs caught up to Lucci’s pair and Lucci was eliminated runner-up for $13,037.

Hagar is a 58-year-old real estate developer from White Lake, Michigan. He’s recorded a number of cashes but today’s $21,088 and another $20,331 score in 2015 make up the vast majority of his almost $70,000 in career earnings.

The 2018 WSOP Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek marks the property’s first time to host a “12 rings in 12 days” series. Headlining the schedule is the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event slated for Friday and Saturday.

Event 6 final results:

1st: Steve Hagar – $21,088 + Gold Ring
2nd: Gary Lucci – $13,037
3rd: Dimitry Agrachov – $9,396
4th: Bryce McVay – $6,800
5th: Ari Engel – $4,940
6th: Greg Baird – $3,601
7th: Carey Pickus – $2,634
8th: Edward Novak – $2,634
9th: Matthew Lambrecht – $1,933
10th: Anthony Abdo – $1,933
11th: Kammar Andries – $1,424
12th: David Carpenter – $1,424
13th: Gerald Fehr – $1,052
14th: Howard Darnold – $1,052
15th: Carlos Loving – $1,052

Event 6: Steve Hagar Beats Tough Final Table to Win $21,088; Gary Lucci — 2nd Place ($13,037)

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 148

Steve Hagar

Steve Hagar maneuvered his way to a heads-up chip advantage and found himself having Gary Lucci at risk preflop. Lucci held about 500,000 chips to Hagar’s roughly 1,200,000. Hagar needed to catch up in the hand with kcjc versus 8s8d.

The dealer made it fast, burning and turning a qhjd3h7h4s runout. Hagar paired his jack, won the pot, busted Lucci runner-up and earned $21,088 along with a gold ring.

Lucc was awarded $13,037 for his second-place finish.

Gary Lucci

A full report will be posted later tonight. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: Steve Hagar – $21,088 + Gold Ring
2nd: Gary Lucci – $13,037
3rd: Dimitry Agrachov – $9,396
4th: Bryce McVay – $6,800
5th: Ari Engel – $4,940
6th: Greg Baird – $3,601

Event 6: Level Up Without Much Change

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 148

Level 24 is freshly underway and there hasn’t been much change in heads-up play. Gary Lucci still leads Steve Hagar and the pair hasn’t been in a big hurry to get many chips in the pot.

Gary Lucci – 1,250,000 (52 bb)
Steve Hagar – 526,000 (21 bb)

1st: $21,088 + Gold Ring
2nd: $13,037

Event 6: Steve Hagar Doubles through Gary Lucci

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 148

Gary Lucci was on the button and Steve Hagar was in the big blind. Hagar had his last 364,000 in the middle. Lucci had him at risk, but was behind in the hand.

Hagar: tsth
Lucci: 8h8d

Runout: 7c2s2hah6c

Hagar’s tens were best and he doubled through Lucci.

Steve Hagar – 756,000 (47 bb)
Gary Lucci – 1,020,000 (63 bb)

Event 6: Dimitry Agrachov – 3rd Place ($9,396)

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 148

Dimitry Agrachov

All three players were in action in a limped pot. Steve Hagar was in the small blind, Gary Lucci the big and start-of-day chip leader Dimitry Agrachov was on the button.

Flop: qc5c3h – It checked to Agrachov. He bet 30,000. It was back on Hagar and check-raised to 65,000. Lucci folded and Agrachov called. They were heads up to the turn.

Turn: qc5c3h8h – Hagar lead for 70,000. Agrachov moved all-in and Hagar called. Agrachov was the at-risk player.

Agrachov: adah for an overpair
Hagar: qh4h for top pair with a flush draw

River: qc5c3h8h4c – Hagar missed his flush, but improved to queens-up to win the pot. Agrachov was left bust and his the rail in third place earning $9,396.

Hagar was the short stack going into heads-up play versus Lucci.

Gary Lucci – 1,406,000 (87 bb)
Steve Hagar – 370,000 (23 bb)
Dimitry Agrachov – Eliminated 3rd place ($9,396)

Event 6: Bryce McVay — 4th Place ($6,800)

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 148

Bryce McVay

Bryce McVay was in the small blind and his last roughly 100,000 chips were in the pot preflop against Steve Hagar in the cutoff. McVay was at risk.

Hagar: adkd
McVay: acks

The pair held the same hand, but McVay had a sweat needing to fade diamonds.

Runout: td9d6cqdjc

Hagar spiked an unlikely flush sending McVay home in fourth place.

“Alrigh, guys,” McVay smiled after leaving the payout desk. “It was a pleasure. May the luckiest man win.”

Steve Hagar – 303,000 (25 bb)
Bryce McVay – Eliminated in 4th place ($6,800)

Event 6: Ari Engel – 5th Place ($4,940)

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 148

Gary Lucci was under the gun and raised to 27,000. Eight-time ring winner Ari Engel was on the button and called. They were heads up to the flop.

Flop: 7c3s2h — Lucci checked. Engel bet 70,000. Lucci called.

Turn: 7c3s2h9d — Lucci checked again. Engel bet 138,000.

River: 7c3s2h9d9h — Lucci checked a third time. Engel, who had about 200,000 behind, took a moment to decide his action before announcing, “All-in.”

Lucci had Engel barely covered and called putting the tournament superstar at risk.

Lucci: 5c5d for a pair of fives
Engel: ks6s for king-high

Engel was left speechless as the dealer broke down the stacks to verify sizes. Engel was indeed covered and hit the rail in fifth place for $4,940. Lucci took the chip lead with a stack of over 1,000,000.

Gary Lucci – 1,035,000 (86 bb)
Ari Engel – Eliminated in 5th place ($4,940)

Event 6: Final Five Return to Play for $21K and a Ring

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 148

The final five (from 148 starters) in Event 6, a $580 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Six-Max tournament, are back in their seats and set to play the final session before awarding a gold ring and a $21,088 top prize.

Dimitry Agrachov pictured on Day 1

Leading the action is Dimitry Agrachov but he has some tough talent still in the game including eight-time ring winner Ari Engel and Bryce McVay.

Ari Engel pictured on Day 1

Here’s where the event stands:

Chip counts by seat

Seat 1: Steve Hagar – 169,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: Gary Lucci – 458,000 (38 bb)
Seat 3: Bryce McVay – 176,000 (15 bb)
Seat 4: Ari Engel – 468,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Dimitry Agrachov – 503,000 (42 bb)

By chip count

  1. Dimitry Agrachov – 503,000 (42 bb)
  2. Ari Engel – 468,000 (39 bb)
  3. Gary Lucci – 458,000 (38 bb)
  4. Bryce McVay – 176,000 (15 bb)
  5. Steve Hagar – 169,000 (14 bb)

Remaining payouts

1st: $21,088 + Gold Ring
2nd: $13,037
3rd: $9,396
4th: $6,800
5th: $4,940

Results so far

6th: Greg Baird – $3,601
7th: Carey Pickus – $2,634
8th: Edward Novak – $2,634
9th: Matthew Lambrecht – $1,933
10th: Anthony Abdo – $1,933
11th: Kammar Andries – $1,424
12th: David Carpenter – $1,424
13th: Gerald Fehr – $1,052
14th: Howard Darnold – $1,052
15th: Carlos Loving – $1,052

Updates now through the crowning of a champion will be available right here at SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com.

WSOP Circuit Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 7 Day 1 – $365 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end after Level 21 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 6 – $580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

4PM: Event 8 Day 1 – $365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • $100 rebuys anytime at or below 3K in chips for six levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 18 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Turbo Mega Satellite into $100,000 GTD Event 7

  • 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 $25,000 GTD Event 8

  • 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

  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • Eligible for Tournament Leaderboard points (see structure for details)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet