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High Roller: Curstis Daye Conquers Tough Field to Win First Ring

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 10
$3,250 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 70
Prize Pool: $210,000
February 14-15, 2019

Curtis Daye

(Coconut Creek, FL) — Custis Daye never played in a World Series of Poker Circuit event until yesterday. He bought into the $3,250 High Roller tournament, the biggest buy-in on the schedule, and outlasted some of the toughest opponents in the game to win the first WSOPC event he entered.

Dayes was one of 70 entries in this year’s $100,000 High Roller and the tournament more than doubled the guaranteed prize pool. He showed no fear and was at or near the top of the counts throughout Day 1 when he came into Day 2 in third place of the 19 remaining players.

Registration was open until the start of Day 2 and we had five players join late. The field quickly played down to its final table where action slowed as the money approached with seven getting some money.

Former SHRPO PLO champ Corey Burbick was eliminated in eighth place on burst the bubble. The talented group of players remaining included Phil Hui, Jonathan Kramer, Tony Utnage, Chad Eveslage, and defending High Roller champion Dominique Mosley.

Each hit the payout desk until Daye was heads-up with Hui. This was a chance for Hui to earn his fifth WSOPC ring but the match did not last long. Daye had a big chip lead and Hui was at risk on the first hand, when Daye hit a two-out river to end the High Roller right there.

Daye was happy and excited about winning such a big tournament. He was all smiles as he accepted the congratulations from those in The Pavilion. The Jamaican transplant took home $73,400 for his first WSOPC experience and a ring that might never leave his finger.

High Roller results:

1st: Curtis Daye – $73,400 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Phil Hui – $45,421
3rd: Jonathan Kramer – $30,116
4th: Dominique Mosley – $21,319
5th: Tony Utnage – $16,050
6th: Chad Eveslage – $12,804
7th: Sam Ganzfried – $10,790

High Roller: One Heads-Up Hand for Curtis Daye to Defeat Phil Hui

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante

Curtis Daye

The heads-up battle between Curtis Daye and Phil Hui began with Daye holding a big lead. And the match lasted exactly one hand.

Seat 3: Curtis Daye – 2,425,000 (121 bb)
Seat 4: Phil Hui – 375,000 (19 bb)

Hui three-bet shipped his 355,000 stack after the first hand was dealt and Daye quickly called.

Daye: AhJh
Hui: AsQc

Hui was in great shape to double back into contention and stayed ahead after both paired the QdJc5s flop. The 8c turn was harmless and Hui had two river outs to fade. Unfortunately for the four-time WSOP Circuit winner, the Js river was one of them to settle the High Roller.

Hui took home $45,421 for his two days of grinding while Daye earned $73,400 in the first WSOP Circuit event he played.

1st: Curtis Daye – $73,400 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Phil Hui – $45,421

Phil Hui

High Roller: Jonathan Kramer – 3rd Place ($30,116)

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 70

Jonathan Kramer

Curtis Daye opened to 40,000 from the button and Jonathan Kramer called in the big blind to a JhTd4c flop. Kramer checked, Daye bet 35,000 and Kramer called to see the Kc turn.

Another check from Kramer, another 35,000 from Daye, and Kramer checked-raised to 155,000. Daye called and the river was Jc. Kramer moved all in for 430,000 and Daye snapped a call.

Daye: Jd8d
Kramer: Ah9c

Daye was good with trip jacks and send Kramer out in third place.

Curtis Daye – 2,425,000 (121 bb)
Jonathan Kramer – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($30,116)

High Roller: Updated Counts

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 70

Another level is down and another High Roller players are on another break. When they return, Jonathan Kramer will be the leader with Phil Hui and Curtis Daye in a dead heat.

Seat 1: Jonathan Kramer – 1,075,000 (54 bb)
Seat 3: Curtis Daye – 850,000 (43 bb)
Seat 4: Phil Hui – 875,000 (44 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st – $73,500
2nd – $45,421
3rd – $30,116

High Roller: Dominique Mosley – 4th Place ($21,319)

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 70

Dominique Mosley

Phil Hui opened to 35,000 from under the gun and Dominique Mosley shipped all in for 350,000 from the button. Jonathan Kramer moved all in over the top from the small blind to get folds from Curtis Daye and Hui.

Mosley: 5h5d
Kramer: AcKs

Mosley was in the lead for the double but Kramer moved out front on the KcQs3h flop. Neither the 2s turn nor the 6c river could save Mosley and our defending champ was eliminated in fourth place.

Jonathan Kramer – 1,100,000 (69 bb)
Dominique Mosley – Eliminated in 4th Place ($21,319)

High Roller: Tony Utnage – 5th Place ($16,050)

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 70

Tony Utnage

Jonathan Kramer opened to 36,000 from the cutoff and Tony Utnage three-bet shoved from the button for 175,000. The blinds released and Kramer quickly called.

Kramer: AsAc
Utnage: AdQd

Utnage ran into a monster and the Kc7d4s6h4d board did nothing to save his spot in the tournament.

Jonathan Kramer – 540,000 (34 bb)
Tony Utnage – Eliminated in 5th Place ($16,050)

High Roller: Updated Break Counts

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 70

The five remaining players made it to the end of Level 19 and they are taking a break from the action. Phil Hui, Jonathan Kramer, and Curtis Daye have similar stacks while Tony Utnage and Dominique Mosley have some work to do.

Seat 1: Jonathan Kramer – 750,000 (63 bb)
Seat 2: Tony Utnage – 280,000 (23 bb)
Seat 3: Curtis Daye – 720,000 (60 bb)
Seat 4: Phil Hui – 760,000 (63 bb)
Seat 8: Dominique Mosley – 240,000 (20 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st – $73,500
2nd – $45,421
3rd – $30,116
4th – $21,319
5th – $16,050

High Roller: Sam Ganzfried – 7th Place ($10,790)

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 70

Sam Ganzfried

San Ganzfried opened to 20,000 and Jonathan Kramer three-bet to 65,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds released and Ganzfried moved all in for 285,000. Kramer called and Ganzfried was at risk but in good shape to start.

Kramer: JsJh
Ganzfried: KsKc

Kramer was looking good for the double, the Qc8h5h flop was no trouble, neither was the 2d turn. The Jc river was problematic and Ganzfried was an unlucky bustout.

Jonathan Kramer – 800,000 (80 bb)
Sam Ganzfried – Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,790)

High Roller: Corey Burbick Eliminated by Jonathan Kramer on the Bubble

$3,250 High Roller
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 70

Corey Burbick

After some extended bubble play at the final table, Corey Burbick opened to 60,000 from early position for a good piece of his stack. Jonathan Kramer three-bet to 110,000 next to act and the rest of the table folded. Burbick called for his last 85,000 and was at risk.

Burbick: Ad9d
Kramer: AhTh

Burbick’s suited ace was smaller than Kramer’s suited ace and the 7h4s3d did not help. Burbick picked up a flush draw on the 5d turn but he blanked the 5h river to exit one spot short of the money.

Jonathan Kramer – 640,000 (64 bb)
Corey Burbick – Eliminated

Main Event Day 1A: Friday Play Cracks 300

$1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event
Single Re-Entry Per Flight
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with a 100 ante
Flight A Entries: 312

The tournament clock recently ticked up past 300 entries and settled in at 312 for now. Jackie Scott is not one of them as she found a tough rail, getting 22,300 in the middle holding pocket sixes. She was up against pocket fives and in great position to double up, but the 5s turn had other ideas. Her pair was no good versus a set and she was eliminated midway through Level 8.

The Main Event permits a single re-entry per flight and those unable to get here today can play Day 1B tomorrow beginning at 11am. The total figure needed to beat the $1,000,000 guarantee is 661.