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Event 1: Alan Katsnelson Earns First WSOP Circuit Ring

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 1
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 199
Prize Pool: $65,670
September 19, 2019

Alan Katsnelson wins Event 1

(Coconut Creek, FL) – The 2019 September WSOP Circuit Coco series kicked off with a big one-day ring event on the opening day. The $400 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament easily beat its $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and local Alan Katsnelson walked away with the biggest prize along with his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Event 1 drew 199 entries to slide past the guarantee and put $65,670 up for grabs. The last 30 players were set to earn some money and the field hit the money shortly after the dinner break.

The tournament cruised along and they were soon down to the final table ten with Katsnelson firmly in the middle of the pack while Vigorn Dancharnjitt held a big lead.

SHRP regulars Nagui Yassa and Richard Whitebrook were two quick exits from the final table followed by Tom Bielecky and Marcelo Garzozi. Former SHRPO champ Neal Corcoran dropped in sixth place and Brandom Miller was unlucky to exit in fifth.

Reigning WSOP Seniors Champion Howard Mash made a great run but had to settle for fourth place. After a short color up break, Nicholas Visconti dropped in third place to set up the heads-up battle. Katsnelson had a small chip deficit against the former big chip lead but that did not last long.

After two big hands, Katsnelson held all the chips and scored the biggest cash of career. Dancharnjitt walked away with $10,008 for his runner-up spot while Katsnelson earned $16,189 and the first WSOP Circuit ring of the series.

The local bartender plays mostly for fun or when he gets the bug to sit in a tournament. He plans to return for more tournament over the next 11 days as he tries to increase his early lead in the Casino Champion race.

Event 1 results:

1st: Alan Katsnelson – $16,189 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Vigorn Dancharnjitt – $10,008
3rd: Nicholas Visconti – $7,036
4th: Howard Mash – $5,049
5th: Brandon Miller – $3,700
6th: Neal Corcoran – $2,771
7th: Marcelo Garzozi – $2,121
8th: Tom Bielecky – $1,660
9th: Richard Whitebrook – $1,329
10th: Nagui Yassa – $1,090
11th: Martin Ryan – $1,090
12th: Reid Bleecher – $1,090
13th: Paul Balzano – $916
14th: Brett Bader – $916
15th: Gilles Dalco – $916
16th: Yue Wang – $788
17th: Nizar Dajani – $788
18th: Trent Smith – $788
19th: Tim Shane – $696
20th: Dell Taylor – $696
21st: Eric Brewster – $696
22nd: Joseph Frezza – $631
23rd: Chad Summers – $631
24th: Jay Klitzner – $631
25th: Gerard Sukhram – $587
26th: Nick Yunis – $587
27th: Robert Poolos – $587
28th: Scott Zakheim – $561
29th: Mark Amaral – $561
30th: Alejandro Funes – $561

Event 1: Alan Katsnelson Doubles Big; Finishes it Off Quickly

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 199

Alan Katnelson

Vigorn Dancharnjitt and Alan Katsnelson wasted no time mixing it up. Early in the heads-up action, Katnelson open-shoved his button for 905,000 and Dancharnjitt called with the bigger stack.

Dancharnjitt: Jc6c
Katsnelson: 6s3d

Dancharnjitt was in great shape to finish the tournament right there but Katsnelson miracled a three on the Qh4s3h flop to take the lead. The Kh turn and 7s river finished the unlikely double for Katsnelson.

Alan Katsnelson – 1,840,000 (61 bb)
Vigorn Dancharnjitt – 1,145,000 (38 bb)

Soon after, Dancharnjitt was all in and at risk with Jd4h and Katsnelson called with a chance to win holding KsQd.

Neither paired the board on the Th3h2d8s3c run out and Katsnelson’s won with his kickers.

It was a quick end to the tournament and Katnelson earned his first career WSOP Circuit win.

1st: Alan Katsnelson – $16,189 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Vigorn Dancharnjitt – $10,008

Vigorn Dancharnjitt

Event 1: Heads Up Underway

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 199

The WSOP Circuit ring is on the table and the heads-up match for the title is underway with Vigorn Dancharnjitt holding a slight lead over Alan Katsnelson.

Seat 2: Alan Katsnelson – 1,455,000 (49 bb)
Seat 5: Vigorn Dancharnjitt – 1,560,000 (52 bb)

Event 1: Nicholas Visconti – 3rd Place ($7,036)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 199

Nicholas Visconti

On the first hand back from break, Alan Katsnelson limped his button and Vigorn Dancharnjitt completed in the small blind. Nicholas Visconti moved all in for 365,000 from the big and Katnselson quickly called.

Visconti: As2d
Katsnselson: AdQc

“I need all the deuces!” Visconti joked.

The board ran out Tc9c6d6c5c and Visconti was eliminated in third place to set up the heads-up match.

Alan Katsnelson – 1,455,000 (49 bb)
Nicholas Visconti – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,036)

Event 1: Break Time Counts

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 199

After Howard Mash was eliminated, the three remaining players took a quick break as the 1K chips were pulled out of play.

Seat 2: Alan Katsnelson – 1,030,000 (34 bb)
Seat 5: Vigorn Dancharnjitt – 1,560,000 (52 bb)
Seat 8: Nicholas Visconti – 395,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $16,189 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $10,008
3rd: $7,036