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Steven Sarmiento Wins WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event Championship

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
$1,700 WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 617
Prize Pool: $1,000,000
September 27-30, 2019

Steven Sarmiento, WSOP Circuit Main Event champion

The headline tournament on the WSOP Circuit schedule was the $1,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event. A four-day tournament with two starting flights and it drew 617 entries. Steven Sarmiento did not lead until late but he had all the chips at the end to become the WSOP Circuit Main Event champion while earning $188,158.

“I pretty much smooth sailed, it was a good few days,” Sarmiento commented after his win. “I’m super excited.”

Day 2 saw 121 players return with 93 of them set to get a piece of the $1,000,000 prize pool. The field quickly made it into the money before the first break of the day and only 11 players remained at the end of Day 2.

Nick Yunis held a big lead coming into the final day and everything was smooth for the Chilean pro until they were short-handed. The tournament saw seven players eliminated in the first two hours of Day 3 but play slowed down with the last four holding deep stacks. Neal Corcoran took the lead from Yunis for a bit until Sarmiento went on a heater.

Sarmiento eliminated Yunis in fourth and Russell Sullivan in third to create the heads-up match for the tournament. He had nearly a two-to-one lead before Corcorcan temporarily pulled back into the lead. That’s where the good news ended for Corcoran as Sarmiento pulled all the major pots from that point forward to take the title and $188,158 along with a seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship.

“I really didn’t have any issues at any point until the end where I was heads-up,” Sarmiento said. “I had the chip lead on him but he took it back and then I had to battle back.”

Congratulations to Steven and thank you too all of our players for another great WSOP Circuit Main Event.

Final table results:

1st: Steven Sarmiento – $188,158 + GCC Seat
2nd: Neal Corcoran – $116,291
3rd: Russell Sullivan – $86,060
4th: Nick Yunis – $64,423
5th: Dominque Mosley – $48,789
6th: Matthew Yorra – $37,386
7th: Todd Mercer – $28,990
8th: Daniel Couzens – $22,752
9th: Thomas Macey – $18,075

Complete Main Event Results

Main Event: Steven Sarmiento Defeats Neal Corcoran for Main Event Win

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante

Steven Sarmiento

Neal Corcoran raised his button to 275,000 and Steve Sarmiento three-bet to 700,000. Corcoran called, the flop was 8h6d4s, and Sarmiento bet 1,500,000. Corcoran double checked the count and moved all in to get a quick call.

Sarmiento: Ac8s
Corcoran: Td8d

Both players flopped a pair of eights but Corcoran had kicker issues. Neither the 7c turn nor the 2d river could improve Corcoran and he had to settle for second place money. He earned $116,291 while Sarmiento banked $188,158 for the win.

1st: Steven Sarmiento – $188,158 + GCC Seat
2nd: Neal Corcoran – $116,291

Neal Corcoran

Main Event: Steven Sarmiento Retakes the Lead

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 617

Steven Sarmiento

With few huge pots, Steven Sarmiento retook the lead and expanded from where the counts were at the start of heads-up. Neal Corcoran will be looking to make a move to even things out.

Seat 7: Steven Sarmiento – 13,975,000 (116 bb)
Seat 8: Neal Corcoran – 4,535,000 (38 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $188,158 + GCC Seat
2nd: $116,291

Main Event: Blinds Up; Neal Corcoran Back in Front

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 617

Neal Corcoran

The blind levels were increased and Neal Corcoran took retook the lead over the first part of heads-up play. There are still plenty of chips in both stacks so they can use all their moves.

Seat 7: Steven Sarmiento – 7,350,000 (61 bb)
Seat 8: Neal Corcoran – 11,160,000 (93 bb)

Main Event: Neal Corcoran Closes the Gap

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 617

Steven Sarmiento opened to 250,000 from the button, Neal Corcoran called, and the flop was Jd7s2s. Corcoran checked, Sarmiento bet 350,000 and Corcoran check raised to 800,000.

Sarmiento called, the turn was 3h, Corcoran checked, and Sarmiento bet an even 1,000,000. Corcoran called and both checked the Ah river. Corcoran shows Js7h for two pair jacks and sevens to take the big pot.

Neal Corcoran – 8,860,000 (89 bb)
Steven Sarmiento – 9,650,000 (97 bb)