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Event 9: Aaron Wallace Adds a PLO Ring to a PLO Bracelet in Coconut Creek

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 9
$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 102
Prize Pool: $33,660
February 13-14, 2019

(Coconut Creek, FL) — Aaron Wallace complemented his gold bracelet with a gold ring Thursday night at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The 36-year-old recreational player from Northern California defeated 102 entries in Event 9 of the WSOP Circuit, a $400 buy-in pot limit Omaha re-entry tournament. In addition to the jewelry, Wallace earned $10,099 moving him over $300,000 in reported earnings.

Wallace, who was born in Carmel, Indiana, came to South Florida on an unrelated note — to purchase a car. The deal on the car fell through and Wallace was left with nothing else keeping him in the area. A friend pointed out the WSOP was in town and his favorite game — PLO — was going on.

“I came down here to buy a vehicle, and that deal fell through,” Wallace recalled. “I didn’t even know the event was going on. I called a friend and he was like, ‘Hey. There’s a PLO event going on. You should play.’ Here we are.”

Wallace, who’s been in the natural food industry his whole life, works for a company called Coyo that offers a coconut-based yogurt alternative. He travels for work often and only gets to play tournaments when it lines up with one his trips. Making it even harder to find a game, he exclusively plays PLO.

“The thing I like about PLO players — especially Bruce [Freedman], who I was heads up against –it’s a very cordial, friendly atmosphere. It was fun times. Winning a ring doesn’t hurt, either,” Wallace laughed.

The event drew 102 entries generating a total prize pool worth $33,660. The top 12 finishers scored a payday with past Seminole champions Cory Blum (10th) and Eric Kolodny (11th) joining him in the money.

Final results:

1st: Aaron Wallace – $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Bruce Freedman – $6,241
3rd: Royce Matheson – $4,444
4th: Robert Banks – $3,228
5th: David Stewart – $2,391
6th: Christoph Gow – $1,805
7th: Lance Hendricks – $1,388
8th: Brandon Noe – $1,088
9th: Jordan Dhahani – $867
10th: Cory Blum – $703
11th: Eric Kolodny – $703
12th: Gabriel Ramos – $703

Event 9: Bracelet Winner Aaron Wallace Defeats Bruce Freedman Heads Up

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 102

Aaron Wallace

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Aaron Wallace is a gold ring champion after defeating Bruce Freedman in Event 9 of the WSOP Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Wallace parlayed a huge heads-up chip lead into a victory and pocketed $10,099 along with his hard ware. Freedman, meanwhile, earned $6,241 for his runner-up finish.

Bruce Freedman

A full report on the tournament will be posted later this evening. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: Aaron Wallace – $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Bruce Freedman – $6,241
3rd: Royce Matheson – $4,444
4th: Robert Banks – $3,228
5th: David Stewart – $2,391
6th: Christoph Gow – $1,805
7th: Lance Hendricks – $1,388
8th: Brandon Noe – $1,088
9th: Jordan Dhahani – $867
10th: Cory Blum – $703
11th: Eric Kolodny – $703
12th: Gabriel Ramos – $703

Event 9: Aaron Wallace Leads Bruce Freedman Heads Up

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 102

Bruce Freedman (left) and Aaron Wallace (right)

The eliminations of Royce Matheson in third and Robert Banks in fourth leave Aaron Wallace and Bruce Freedman heads up in the pot limit Omaha ring event. Wallace has a huge chip advantage with about 1,250,000 to Freedman’s 280,000.

1st: $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $6,241

3rd: Royce Matheson – $4,444
4th: Robert Banks – $3,228

We will provide another update when the tournament concludes.

Event 9: Quick Trip to Four in the PLO

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 102

PLO final four

David Stewart, Christopher Gow, Lance Hendricks and Brandon Noe found the rail quick to start Day 2. That leaves just four in the pot limit Omaha game and Royce Matheson retains his lead.

Tournament update:

Seat 1: Timothy Banks – 190,000
Seat 2: Royce Matheson –770,000
Seat 3: Bruce Freedman – 170,000
Seat 4: Aaron Wallace – 433,000

1st: $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $6,241
3rd: $4,444
4th: $3,228

5th: David Stewart – $2,391
6th: Christopher Gow – $1,805
7th: Lance Hendricks – $1,388

Day 1 eliminations
8th: Brandon Noe – $1,088
9th: Jordan Dhahani – $867
10th: Cory Blum – $703
11th: Eric Kolodny – $703
12th: Gabriel Ramos – $703

Monster Stack and PLO: Simultaneous Restarts Underway

Day 2 of the Monster Stack and the final table of the $400 pot limit Omaha tournament are underway. With that, we have two gold rings up for grabs.

Here’s how the events stand:

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 59 of 547

Monster Stack restart clock

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 102

PLO final table clock

Additional details on both are available in the posts below.

Event 9: Early Restart for the PLO Final Table

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 102

It was late last night (or early this morning depending on how you look at it) when the remaining players in yesterday’s $400 buy-in pot limit Omaha ring event elected to move the restart up to 1pm. So it is as the seven left are set to get back in their seats in about 20 minutes to bet and raise their way to a gold ring.

The tournament drew 102 entries generating a $33,660 prize pool. All still in are assured $1,388 with the winner’s share good for $10,099 and a gold ring.

Royce Matheson pictured on Day 1

Royce Matheson is best with 318,000, but he has some close competition in Timothy Banks (297,000) and Lance Hendricks (291,000).

Here’s how the tournament stacks up:

Seat 1: Lance Hendricks – 291,000 (36 bb)
Seat 2: David Stewart – 216,000 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Timothy Banks – 297,000 (37 bb)
Seat 4: Christopher Gow – 76,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5: Royce Matheson – 318,000 (40 bb)
Seat 6: Bruce Freedman – 131,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Aaron Wallace – 201,000 (25 bb)

1st: $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $6,241
3rd: $4,444
4th: $3,228
5th: $2,391
6th: $1,805
7th: $1,388

We will be jumping back and forth between this and the Monster Stack for today’s updates.

WSOPC Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

1PM: Event 8 Day 2 – $400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

1PM: Event 9 Day 2 – $400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

4PM: Event 10 Day 1 – $3,250 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Day 2
  • Day 1 will end after Level 13 or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $250 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

11AM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD Main Event
  • 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
  • Structure Sheet

2PM: $390 High Roller 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
  • Structure Sheet

4PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD Main Event
  • 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
  • Structure Sheet

6PM: $100 Nightly No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $3,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • 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
  • Structure Sheet

9PM: $250 Main Event Turbo Satellite

  • 3 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD Main Event
  • 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

Event 9: Royce Matheson Leads Going to Day 2 of PLO

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 102

Royce Matheson

The WSOP Circuit Pot Limit Omaha game drew a great crowd and there are still seven left vying for the ring. David Stewart began the final table with the chip lead but Royce Matheson took it over as Brandon Noe, Jordan Dhanani, and defending champion Cory Blum hit the payout desk.

The tournament was scheduled to return at 2pm on Thursday but all seven agreed on a 1pm restart instead.

Seat 1: Lance Hendricks – 291,000 (36 bb)
Seat 2: David Stewart – 216,000 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Timothy Banks – 297,000 (37 bb)
Seat 4: Christopher Gow – 76,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5: Royce Matheson – 318,000 (40 bb)
Seat 6: Bruce Freedman – 131,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Aaron Wallace – 201,000 (25 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $6,241
3rd: $4,444
4th: $3,228
5th: $2,391
6th: $1,805
7th: $1,388

Results:

8th: Brandon Noe – $1,088
9th: Jordan Dhahani – $867
10th: Cory Blum – $703
11th: Eric Kolodny – $703
12th: Gabriel Ramos – $703

Event 9: David Stewart Leads PLO Final Table

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 1,500/3,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 102

The Pot Limit Omaha tournament is down to its last ten players and they are now gathered as one. David Stewart starts the final table with a huge chip lead and defending champion Cory Blum is still in contention for a repeat.

Seat 1: Brandon Noe – 100,800 (34 bb)
Seat 2: Lance Hendricks – 75,900 (25 bb)
Seat 3: Cory Blum – 60,000 (20 bb)
Seat 4: David Stewart – 465,400 (155 bb)
Seat 5: Timothy Banks – 275,000 (92 bb)
Seat 6: Christopher Gow – 99,200 (33 bb)
Seat 7: Jordan Dhanani – 68,500 (23 bb)
Seat 8: Royce Matheson – 120,700 (40 bb)
Seat 9: H Bruce Freedman – 136,400 (45 bb)
Seat 10: Aaron Wallace – 140,400 (47 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $6,241
3rd: $4,444
4th: $3,228
5th: $2,391
6th: $1,805
7th: $1,388
8th: $1,088
9th: $867
10th: $703

Results:

11th: Eric Kolodny – $703
12th: Gabriel Ramos – $703

Event 9: Prize Pool and Payouts with $10K Up Top

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12: 800,1,600
Players Remaining: 23 of 102

It was a slow start to the Pot Limit Omaha tournament but it cruised right into triple digits to easily hit the $25,000 Guarantee. The 102 entries pushed the prize pool up to $33,660 and the last 12 spots will earn some cash.

A min-cash will bank $703 and the PLO champ will earn $10,099 along with the World Series of Poker Circuit ring.

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 9
$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 102
Prize Pool: $33,660
February 13-14, 2019

1st: $10,099 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $6,241
3rd: $4,444
4th: $3,228
5th: $2,391
6th: $1,805
7th: $1,388
8th: $1,088
9th: $867
10th-12th: $703