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Event 8: Matthew Zarcadoolas Wins the Turbo Ring

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 8
$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 69
Prize Pool: $35,535
September 20, 2018

Matthew Zarcadoolas, Event 8 Turbo Champion

Event 8 was designed to crown a WSOP Circuit winner in one day and the turbo tournament lived up to the billing. Two-time SHRP champ Matthew Zarcadoolas dominated the final table and walked away with his first career WSOP Circuit ring.

The tournament drew 69 entries to create a prize pool over $35,000 and the last seven were set to make some money. Only eight hours after the tournament kicked off, it was down to its final table ten shortly after the dinner break. Zo Karim hit the final table with a slight chip lead but Zarcadoolas took over and was the last one with chips in the end.

“It’s a great feeling winning a poker tournament,” said Zarcadoolas. “It doesn’t matter how big or small it is. Every tournament is tough to win, so it just feels great and I was really happy I got the win.”

That was not the only trip to the payout desk for Zarcadoolas. He returned to The Pavilion for Day 2 of the Monster Stack and was looking to win that ring. He went deep but had to settle for a smaller cash that he rolled over into late registration into the turbo.

“Right after I busted, I took a walk around, I got something to eat and listened to some music,” said Zarcadoolas. “I just relaxed and cleared my mind. I just prepared myself and was ready to go play again. I wasn’t frustrated anymore.”

This continues a great 2018 run for Zarcadoolas when added to his Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $360 NLH trophy and third-place WTPDeepStacks Main Event final table results.

Congratulations to Matthew and good luck in the Main Event.

Event 8 results:

1st: Matthew Zarcadoolas – $12,436 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Jorge Aristizabal – $7,686
3rd: Zo Karim – $5,096
4th: Gilles Dalco – $3,608
5th: Michael Laake – $2,716
6th: Jose De La Cruz – $2,167
7th: David Coughlin – $1,826

Event 8: Final Table Set

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 69

The Turbo event reached its final table shortly after the dinner break and they are now set to play it down to a champ. Zo Karim leads with ten remaining but only seven getting paid.

Matthew Zarcadoolas and Jose DeLaCruz are doing double work today; both went deep and cashed in the Monster Stack this afternoon.

Seat 1: Zo Karim – 263,000
Seat 2: Jose DeLaCruz – 85,000
Seat 3: Gilles Dako – 83,000
Seat 4: Johnathan Blake Curtis – 88,000
Seat 5: Greg Baird – 72,000
Seat 6: Brandon Rios – 67,000
Seat 7: Matthew Zarcadoolas – 238,000
Seat 8: Michael Laake – 189,000
Seat 9: Jorge Aristizabal – 113,000
Seat 10: David Coughlin – 186,000

Payouts:

1st: $12,436 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $7,686
3rd: $5,096
4th: $3,608
5th: $2,716
6th: $2,167
7th: $1,826

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $12,436 to the Champ

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante | Structure
Players Remaining: 17 of 69

Registration closed on today’s one-day WSOP Circuit ring event and the $600 Turbo tournament drew 69 entries trying for the top prize. They combined to create a prize pool worth $35,535 with the last seven players getting paid.

A min-cash earns $1,826 but they are all shooting for the $12,436 first place payout plus the WSOP Circuit ring.

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 8
$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 69
Prize Pool: $35,535
September 20, 2018

1st: $12,436 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $7,686
3rd: $5,096
4th: $3,608
5th: $2,716
6th: $2,167
7th: $1,826

Event 8: One-Day Ring Up for Grabs

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50 | Structure
Entries: 13

A packed Thursday schedule is off and running in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The first of today’s four gold ring events is underway and it’s a $600 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament. Players begin with 20,000 chips and will log 20-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 13 and play is expected to conclude late tonight with the crowning of a gold ring champion.

Details:

11AM: Event 8 – $600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

The day’s busy schedule includes the Monster Stack restart at 1pm, yesterday’s $600 Pot Limit Omaha restart at 2pm and Day 1 of the $2,200 buy-in High Roller at 4pm. Keeping that in mind, we’ll be concentrating much our live reporting efforts on the Monster Stack and High Roller, but check back for all the highlights from the Turbo and PLO as well.

Good luck, players!

WSOP Circuit Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 8 – $600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 6 Day 2 – $400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 7 Day 2 – $600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

4PM: Day 1 – $2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Day 2
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Event 8 Turbo 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
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

12PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 10 Main Event seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

2PM: $390 High Roller Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 6,000 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
  • High Roller Satellite Structure Sheet

4PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 10 Main Event seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

6PM: $135 Nightly NLH Tournament

  • Players begin with 12,000 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
  • Nightly Tournament Structure Sheet

9PM: $250 Main Event Turbo Satellite

  • 3 Main Event seats guaranteed
  • 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
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

Event 8: Greg Kolo Adds WSOP Circuit Ring to WSOP Bracelet

2018 World Series of Poker Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
Event 8
$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 39
Rebuys/Add-Ons: 191

Prize Pool: $30,800
February 14, 2018

Event 8 was the only non-Hold’em game on the World Series of Poker Circuit schedule and it drew a smaller but talented field. It was structured as a two-day event but after a long day of play, Greg Kolo earned his first career WSOP Circuit ring along with $13,860.

The $365 Pot Limit Omaha tournament featured a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool and offered $100 rebuy/add-on options instead of the standard re-entry format. The tournament drew 39 players who hit the rebuys and add-ons 191 times to push the prize pool over $30,000.

There were a lot of chips in play under those circumstances and the tournament played out at a deliberate pace. There were three tables remaining at dinner break and they did not reach the final table until midnight. Former WSOP Circuit winner Matt Stout was one of the big stacks but Kolo took the lead after he knocked out Event 2 runner-up Karthik Ramakrishnan in third place.

Stout battled back with two double ups but he was unable to fade a flush draw on the final hand to finish the tournament in second place. Kolo earned a WSOP Circuit ring to go along with his WSOP Pot Limit Hold’em bracelet from 2014.

It was a redemption of sorts for the Cleveland circuit regular after he finished second in a WSOP Circuit Pot Limit Omaha tournament in October.

“I made some mistake in Hammond,” he commented. “I wasn’t quite ready but I should have won.”

Kolo did not begin the final table with the chip lead but he ran hot once it started.

“I had aces or kings four or five times,” he laughed. “So that helped.”

Kolo defeated a tough final table and now he can be called a WSOP Circuit champion as well as a WSOP bracelet winner.

Event 8 results:

1st: Greg Kolo – $13,860 + Gold Ring
2nd: Matt Stout – $9,240
3rd: Karthik Ramakrishnan – $4,620
4th: Bob Garlic – $3,080

Event 8: Matt Stout Eliminated in 2nd Place; Greg Kolo Wins the Ring

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000

Matt Stout

The next hand after Matt Stout doubled, they saw a 7h6h5d flop and the chips went in the middle with two pot-sized bets.

Stout: 8s7d6d3h
Kolo: ahjh5c2d

Stout was ahead with two pair and a double belly buster draw against bottom pair/flush draw but Kolo’s flush hit on the 9h turn. Stout had four river boat outs but blanked the 4s to go out in second. Kolo finished in the top spot to claim a Pot Limit Omaha WSOP Circuit ring along with his Pot Limit Hold’em WSOP bracelet in 2014.

1st: Greg Kolo – $13,860 + Gold Ring
2nd: Matt Stout – $9,240

Greg Kolo

Event 8: Matt Stout Doubles Again

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 39

Greg Kolo continued to put the pressure on Matt Stout to extend his lead. Stout was down to 109,000 when Kolo potted to 30,000 from the button. Stout re-potted to 90,000 and Kolo finished putting him all in.

Stout: khksts4d
Kolo: jc5c5h4h

Stout was ahead for the double and the ahtc7s flop did not change that. Kolo picked up a flush draw on the ac turn but the jd river gave Stout another double.

Matt Stout – 218,000 (22 bb)
Greg Kolo – 472,000 (47 bb)

Event 8: Matt Stout Doubles

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 39

Greg Kolo extended his advantage before Matt Stout took a stand with the flop reading 6h5h4c. He moved all in for 84,000 and Kolo called with a chance to earn the ring.

Kolo: ah8c3s2d
Stout: qh8h8d6c

Kolo was ahead with the six-high straight and needed to dodge hearts or running cards. The 5c turn changed nothing but Stout had his double when his flush completed on the 3h river.

Matt Stout – 175,000 (22 bb)
Greg Kolo – 515,000 (64 bb)

Event 8: Heads-Up Counts

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 39

Greg Kolo (left) versus Matt Stout (right)

The WSOP Circuit ring is on the table and the heads-up match is underway with WSOP bracelet Greg Kolo leading against WSOP Circuit winner Matt Stout.

Seat 3: Greg Kolo – 456,000 (76 bb)
Seat 4: Matt Stout – 234,000 (39 bb)

1st: $13,860 + Gold Ring
2nd: $9,240