September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
$1,700 No Limit Hold’em
Prize Pool: $1,113,525
September 21-24, 2018
The headliner on the WSOP Circuit series schedule was the $1 Million Guarantee Main Event which played out over two starting flights and two play-down days. The tournament drew pro players from around the world and mixed with our local players to create a great field. Dmitrii Perfilev survived a long battle and defeated SHRP regular Sheddy Siddiqui to earn the Main Event title for nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
The 735 entries easily surpassed the guarantee and they were playing for a $1,113,525 prize pool. The last 81 players earned some of that money, but first, they needed to survive their starting flight. There were 162 players advancing to Day 2 with Harry O’Brien leading followed closely by Joshua Hood.
Other notable players returning included Jonathan Hilton, Spencer Champlin, Brian Hastings. Wally Maddah, Stu Paterson, and reigning SHRP Player of the Year Brett Bader. We also had two former November Niners join Day 2 but neither Jerry Wong nor John Dolan was able to make the final day.
Day 2 saw 17 players move on to the final day of the series. Perfilev built a big lead late in Day 2 and he bagged up the lead even though Corey Bierria cut into at the end of the evening.
Monday afternoon saw a couple quick eliminations before Bierria’s day came to an abrupt end in 15th place after sending several doubles around his table. Jason Wandling, Josias Santos, and Ken Bruno followed suit and Josh Abady’s knockout sent the Main Event to its ten-handed final table.
Paterson took ahold of the chip lead and only another hot run by Perfilev could slow him down. He worked hard throughout the last day but the former Coco Poker Showdown champ had to settle for a fourth-place payout.
The four remaining players exchanged the lead several times over more than two hours before Cesar Solares missed a flush draw to exit in fourth. Harry O’Brien was another tough out and it took three shots for Perfilev to send him out in third place.
He had nearly a two-to-one chip lead against Siddiqui when they began heads-up play and the match did not last long. Siddiqui attempted to get the stack closer but his comeback was cut short in second place.
Perfilev ran hot when he needed and earned his first career WSOP Circuit ring with the Main Event title while taking home $221,691.
Congratulations to Dmitrii and thank you to all our players who made the entire series a success.
Final table results:
1st: Dmitrii Perfilev – $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sheddy Siddiqui – $137,298
3rd: Harry O’Brien – $101,219
4th: Cesar Solares – $75,441
5th: Stu Paterson – $56,979
6th: Michael Amato – $43,595
7th: Jordan Schneider – $33,773
8th: Jose Delcid – $26,491
9th: Lloyd Gunther – $21,034
10th: Dustin Murphy – $16,903