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Event 4: Zachary Mullennix Comes from Behind to Earn Title

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 4
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 137
Prize Pool: $70,555
February 10-11, 2019

Zachary Mullennix

Event 4 was one of two new tournaments on Sunday afternoon and the two-day tournament easily surpassed its $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament made it into the money at the end of Day 1 with 15 players returning and Zachary Mullennix had the shortest stack.

But that did not stop him and he came back to win it all for his first career WSOP Circuit ring after a big run.

“On my second hand I got a double-up,” Mullennix said. “Then I grinded it up from there. ”

The $600 buy-in tournament drew 137 entries to create a prize pool worth $70,555. Day 1 came to end shortly after the field made it into the money.

Mullennix had to deal with a lot of tough players on Day 2 including Kharlin Sued, Arkadiy Tsinis, and Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. He was never the chip leader until they were five-handed when Scott Harwood was eliminated. Mullennix further cemented his lead when his ace-jack outflopped two-time WSOPC winner Russell Sullivan to put the final table three-handed.

Matthew Lambrecht went out in the third, his second third-place finish of the series, and good enough to put him atop the Casino Championship race with four tournaments in the bag.

Mullennix and David Berman, who began the day with the biggest stack, traded the heads-up lead before Mullennix made a good river call to win all the chips and earn the $19,758 first place prize.

It was a great way to start the new week and lead us into the Main Event in a few days.

Event 4 results:

1st: Zachary Mullennix – $19,758 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: David Berman – $12,210
3rd: Matthew Lambrecht – $8,814
4th: Russell Sullivan – $6,476
5th: Scott Harwood – $4,841
6th: William Valladares – $3,681
7th: Mark Bernat – $2,845
8th: Jeff Trudeau – $2,235
9th: Michael Hallen – $1,784
10th: Casey Kelly – $1,446
11th: Arkadiy Tsinis – $1,446
12th: Timothy Banks – $1,446
13th: Brian Soja – $1,191
14th: Matthew Bianchini – $1,191
15th: Kharlin Sued – $1,191

Event 4: Zachary Mullennix Calls Correctly to Win the Ring

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Zachary Mullennix

With Zachary Mullennix on the button with the chip lead, he saw a tc9c8h flop with David Berman. Both players checked and the turn was kh. Berman checked, Mullennix bet 100,000 and Berman check-raised to 335,000.

Mullennix thought for a minute and called before the 7d river. Berman almost immediately shoved for 760,000 and Mullennix went into a deeper tank.

“I can’t really beat anything,” Mullennix told Berman.

That was not correct.

After another minute, Mullennix tossed in some chips and Berman said “good call”.

Berman: qc4s
Mullennix: kc9d

Kings up was good against queen-high and Mullennix earned his first WSOP Circuit ring along with $19,758 while Berman took home a $12,210 consolation prize.

1st: $19,758 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $12,210

David Berman

Event 4: Break Time Counts; Zachary Mullennix Back in the Lead

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 137

Zachary Mullennix and David Berman took their next break as tournament staff pulled the 1K chips out of play. Mullennix put the pressure on and retook the lead before the break.

Seat 1: Zachary Mullennix – 1,540,000 (51 bb)
Seat 2: David Berman – 1,200,000 (40 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $19,758 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $12,210

Event 4: David Berman Doubles Into Lead

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 137

David Berman

David Berman opened to 62,000 from his button and Zachary Mullennix called to see the as9d4c flop. Mullennix checked, Berman bet 50,000 and Mullennix called to see the kd turn.

Another check from Mullennix and Berman bet 110,000. Mullennix called, the river came qd, and Berman announced all in before Mullennix had a chance to act. He checked and quickly called Berman’s shove for 576,000.

Berman: ad5d
Mullennix: td4d

It was a flush-over-flush for Berman to put him in the lead.

David Berman – 1,600,000 (67 bb)
Zachary Mullennix – 1,100,000 (46 bb)

Event 4: Heads-Up Underway

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 137

The WSOP Circuit ring in on the table and the heads-up match for the title is underway with Zachary Mullennix holding a healthy lead over David Berman.

Seat 1: Zachary Mullennix – 2,100,000 (88 bb)
Seat 2: David Berman – 730,000 (30 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $19,758 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $12,210

Event 4: Matthew Lambrecht – 3rd Place ($8,814)

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 137

Matthew Lambrecht

Zachary Mullennix opened to 65,000 from the button and Matthew Lambrecht moved all in from the small blind. David Berman folded his big and Mullennix asked for a rough count. It was in the ~600,000 range and Mullennix called.

Lambrecht: 6h6d
Mullennix: 8s8c

Lambrecht was in a lot of trouble but picked up more outs on the 5c4h3s flop. The as turn was no help, Lambrecht called for a deuce, but was left with the 9c river to exit in third place.

Zachary Mullennix – 2,100,000 (88 bb)
Matthew Lambrecht – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($8,814)

Event 4: David Berman Doubles Through Zachary Mullennix

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 137

Zachary Mullennix opened the action from the button, David Berman defended his big blind, and the flop came 8c8d4h. Both players checked, and Berman checked again after the 9s turn. Mullennix bet 40,000 and Berman fired all in for 298,000. After confirming the count, Mullennix called.

Berman: td7s
Mullennix: ac9d

Mullennix was ahead for the knockout but Berman had eleven outs; the open-ended straight draw and over card. It was the tc that made him the bigger two pair for the double up.

David Berman – 620,000 (31 bb)
Zachary Mullennix – 960,000 (48 bb)

Event 4: Russell Sullivan – 4th Place ($6,476)

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 137

Russell Sullivan

Russell Sullivan was on the button and Zachary Mullennix was in the small blind when Sullivan found a way to get his last ~425,000 in the middle against the big stack.

Mullennix: asjd
Sullivan: ahkh

Sullivan was in great shape to double through the chip leader but Mullennix took the lead on the js6s5c flop. The board finished qh turn and qs river to send Sullivan out short of his third ring.

Zachary Mullennix – 1,300,000 (81 bb)
Russell Sullivan – Eliminated in 4th Place ($6,476)

Event 4: David Berman Doubles Through Matthew Lambrecht

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 137

Matthew Lambrecht opened to 35,000 from under the gun and David Berman shipped from the button for 311,000. The blinds released and Lambrecht called with the bigger stack.

Berman: asqc
Lambrecht: 4c4d

Berman needed to catch to stay alive, missed the js9d7s flop, and the 2c turn was no help. He found what he needed on the qh river for his double.

David Berman – 654,000 (41 bb)
Matthew Lambrecht – 675,000 (42 bb)

Event 4: Scott Harwood – 5th Place ($4,841)

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Heading to Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 137

Scott Harwood

Scott Harwood raised to 38,000 from the button and Matthew Lambrecht three-bet to 115,000 from the big blind. Harwood shoved about 360,000 total and Lambrecht called. Harwood was the at-risk player.

Lambrecht: qcqd
Harwood: acqs

Runout: td8s4hqhks

Lambrecht’s set was best and Harwood was eliminated in fifth place.

Matthew Lambrecht – 990,000
Scott Harwood – Eliminated in 5th place ($4,841)