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Event 11: Christopher Buggs Earns Turbo Title

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 11
$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Entries: 123
Prize Pool: $24,600
September 28, 2019

Christopher Buggs, $250 Turbo NLH champ

While Day 1B of the WSOP Circuit Main Event was playing out, we had a speedy one-day trophy event on the other side of the room. Event 11 was a $250 buy-in Turbo No Limit Hold’em tournament that drew a great 123-entry field. After a tough battle, Christopher Buggs won his first career WSOP Circuit ring along with $6,702.

Once registration closed, the tournament quickly played down into the money bubble with $24,600 up for grabs. It took them more than a level to get there but the pace picked up after that.

Soon they were at the final table with SHRP regular Francis Margaglione leading the way. Unfortunately for him, that’s where the good news ended and he went out in tenth place.

Despite the snappy 20-minute levels, the final table took much longer to play out than anticipated. It was a tough group but Ellen Lambeth, Raymond Grell, and Jeffrey Silverstein fell by the wayside. Buggs had one more tough opponent to get through when he was heads-up with Carlo Rodriguez, the SHRPO PokerStars Platinum Pass winner.

In the end, Buggs prevailed to win his first ring while denying Rodriguez his first. Congratulations to Christopher and we look forward to more big score.

Event 11 results:

1st: Christopher Buggs – $6,702 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Carlo Rodriguez – $4,142
3rd: Danny Burks – $2,881
4th: Mitchil Tabasky – $2,055
5th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $1,503
6th: Russell Sullivan – $1,128
7th: Ellen Lambeth – $870
8th: Raymond Grell – $690
9th: Jose Velez – $562
10th: Francis Margaglione – $472
11th: Gilles Dalco – $472
12th: Charles Phillips – $472
13th: Alvaro Kaminietzky Bergazyn – $408
14th: Tuan Pham – $408
15th: Valentin Petca – $408
16th: Rebecca Burks – $364
17th: Howard Mash – $364
18th: Taylor Hodkin – $364
19th: Andrew Gerrard – $335

Event 11: Final Table Lineup

$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Structure Sheet | Payouts
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 123

No long after registration closed in the Turbo event, they played into the money and quickly to the final table ten. Francis Margaglione leads the way and we should have a winner before too long.

Seat 1: Ellen Lambeth – 175,000
Seat 2: Russell Sullivan – 162,000
Seat 3: Jeffrey Silverstein – 110,000
Seat 4: Joe Velez – 10,000
Seat 5: Raymond Grell – 112,000
Seat 6: Francis Margaglione – 204,000
Seat 7: Carlo Rodriguez – 173,000
Seat 8: Christopher Buggs – 170,000
Seat 9: Mitchell Tabasky – 74,000
Seat 10: Danny Burks – 46,500

Remaining payouts

1st: $6,702
2nd: $4,142
3rd: $2,881
4th: $2,055
5th: $1,503
6th: $1,128
7th: $870
8th: $690
9th: $562
10th: $472

Event 11: Prize Pool and Payouts with $6,702 to the Turbo Champ

$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Structure Sheet | Payouts
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 123

The Saturday Turbo tournament drew a great crowd of 123, another improvement year-over-year, and they created a prize pool worth $24,600. The last 19 spots will get some money with a min-cash banking $335 while the Turbo champ will walk away with $6,702 and the WSOP Circuit ring.

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 11
$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Entries: 123
Prize Pool: $24,600
September 28, 2019

1st: $6,702 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,142
3rd: $2,881
4th: $2,055
5th: $1,503
6th: $1,128
7th: $870
8th: $690
9th: $562
10th-12th: $472
13th-15th: $408
16th-18th: $364
19th: $335

Event 11: And They’re Off! One-Day Turbo Underway

$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Structure Sheet
Level 1: 100/100
Entries: 34

It’s 4pm in South Florida and cards are freshly in the air for Event 11 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. This is a one-day $250 buy-in turbo ring event with 10,000 starting chips and 20-minute levels. Registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 9 and play should wrap somewhere around midnight.

Here are the details:

4PM: Event 11 – $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 11 Structure Sheet

Our live reporting efforts will concentrate on the Main Event, but you can check back here for highlights of this one-day turbo.

Good luck, turbo players!

WSOP Circuit Day 10 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 1B – $1,700 WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Day 2+ levels last 60 minutes
  • Late registration available until the start of Level 13
  • Players limited to a single re-entry per flight
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Main Event Structure Sheet

4PM: Event 11 – $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 11 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $250 WSOPC Main Event Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 15-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

  • 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

6PM: $135 Deep Stack Turbo Bounty

  • $2,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 16,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

Complete WSOP Circuit Schedule

Main Event: Zach Donovan Notches Emotional WSOPC Main Event Win

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
$1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 805
Prize Pool: $1,219,575
February 15-18, 2019

(Coconut Creek, FL) — The headliner on the Coco WSOP Circuit schedule was the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event and it drew a stellar group of players to the four-day tournament. There were 805 entries taking a shot at the big title and it was Zach Donovan standing out among them all, running big at the final table to take the WSOPC Main Event ring along with more than $240,000.

It was an emotional win. Donovan wasn’t expecting to play in the Main Event this weekend. Unfortunately for Donovan and his family, his grandfather passed away on Friday and he planned to spend the weekend with his family. Instead, they convinced him that playing was exactly what his grandfather would want.

“I guess he was with me the whole time. We won.” he commented when it was done.

So Donovan played Flight B and went on to book his second career WSOP Circuit win.

The tournament featured two starting flights that pushed the prize pool over $1,200,000. Some of the best players from around the country and South Florida came for the Main Event including Brian Altman, Martin Ryan, Robert Mizrachi, Jessica Dawley, Sam Panzica, Tristan Wade, and Tony Ruberto.

Donovan came into Day 2 with a below average stack among the 171 returners but he ran it up and finished Day 2 second in chips. He made his move after the Main Event made it into the money with 81 getting paid and he entered Day 3 behind only Jason Young.

It did not take long to reach the final table and Donovan took over the lead shortly after they reached ten-handed play. With only a few exceptions, he held the lead throughout and sat behind a castle of chips until he sent Young out in third place.

Sokchheka Pho made the most of a long heads-up battle and briefly held the lead until Donovan reasserted himself to take the title.

“I felt in control most of the way,” Donovan said after the victory. “Near the end, I felt like I might tilt.”

“But no one likes that,” Donovan laughed.

Pho took home more than $150,000 for outlasting all but one player while Donovan earned $243,916 along with a seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship later this year.

Congratulations to Donovan and everyone who made a big run. Thanks to our players for another great series and Main Event.

Main Event final table results:

1st: Zach Donovan – $243,916 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sokchheka Pho – $150,374
3rd: Jason Young – $110,859
4th: Hamid Izadi – $82,626
5th: Warren Sheaves – $62,406
6th: Chad Eveslage – $47,746
7th: Jack Shea – $36,990
8th: Jessica Dawley – $29,014
9th: Mike Azzaro – $23,038
10th: Brandon Duvdivani – $18,513

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Main Event: Zach Donovan Loses the Lead; Bounces Back To Win

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 805

Zach Donovan

The swingy match continued and then ended with two big hands. Sokchheka “Chico” Pho pulled his way into a small lead over Zach Donovan before the first big hand of heads-up.

Donovan opened his button to 550,000 and Pho called to see the 8d6s5h flop. Pho checked, Donovan bet 600,000 and Pho check-raised to 1,600,000. Donovan called, the turn was Th and Pho announced: “all in”. Donovan quickly called for 8,665,000 to get an expletive from Pho.

Donovan: 9s7h
Pho: 6h5s

Donovan flopped the nine-high straight and improved to the ten-high straight on the turn. Pho needed his two pair to turn into a boat but the Ks river put Donovan up to nearly a ten-to-one lead.

A few hands later, Pho moved all in for his last 1,700,000 and Donovan called with a chance to end the tournament.

Donovan: Jh7h
Pho: AdKs

Pho was ahead with big slick but Donovan jumped to the front after the Jc8h5h flop. The board finished 7s turn and Jd river to give Donovan all the chips and the Main Event title.

1st: Zach Donovan – $243,916 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sokchheka “Chico” Pho – $150,374

Sokchheka Pho

Main Event: Back and Forth

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 805

Zach Donovan

Zach Donovan and Sokchheka Pho have been trading good-natured barbs along with chips. The first 30 minutes saw Pho pull nearly even with Donovan but the door quickly closed and Donovan pushed his advantage to better than three-to-one.

Seat 1: Sokchheka Pho – 5,275,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Zach Donovan – 18,875,000 (94 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $243,916 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $150,374

Main Event: Heads-Up Underway

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 805

Sokchheka Pho (left) versus Zach Donovan (right)

After a short break to readjust the seats for heads-up play, Zach Donovan and Sokchheka Pho are now playing for the Coco WSOP Circuit Main Event title. Donovan holds a better than two-to-one lead but the stacks are deep to set up a potentially long match for the ring.

Seat 1: Sokchheka Pho – 6,475,000 (32 bb)
Seat 2: Zach Donovan – 17,675,000 (88 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $243,916 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $150,374