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Event 2: Ryan Weiss Wins His 1st WSOP Circuit Title

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 2
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,207
Prize Pool: $398,310
September 14-16, 2018

Ryan Weiss, Event 2 Champion

The first big, multi-day event on the WSOP Circuit schedule kicked off on Friday morning and drew a huge crowd over the four starting flights. More than 1,200 entries were put in the game and South Florida attorney Ryan Weiss outlasted them all to capture his first WSOP Circuit ring along with more than $70,000.

The 1,207 entries in Event 2 pushed the prize pool over the $300,000 Guarantee and it topped out at $398,310 when registration closed on Saturday evening. The tournament paid out the last 135 players and only 143 returned for Day 2 on Sunday.

The money bubble burst early in the day, taking less than 15 minutes to lose eight players. From that point, the tournament ran at a blistering pace until only 20 remained when they went on dinner break.

Multiple SHRP champ Julio Fernandez was the chip leader and he stayed there until the final table was formed. At that point, the action had slowed down with the deep stacks and 45-minute levels. Fernandez seemed to be in command of the final table but ran into some unfortunate hands. The biggest came at the hands of Ken Berman when his aces were cracked and the lead switched seats.

Several other players took turns with the final table lead including Event 1 fourth-place finisher Tom Bielecky. He made it to fifth place this time around for a great start to his series.

Husband and wife players Nataliya Iakovleva and Yuriy Paccamakih both made the final table with Yuriy outlasting Nataliya in the household battle.

Simon Philip dropped out in third place when Berman hit a three-out river to set up the heads-up battle against Weiss with similar stacks. That match did not last long and after only a few hands, Weiss earned the title with pocket queens dodging a beat to send all the chips his way.

Weiss came on strong at the end of the tournament, knocking several players out once they were short-handed, and he dominated late to capture his first career WSOP Circuit ring along with $70,718.

Final table results:

1st: Ryan Weiss – $70,718 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Ken Berman – $43,814
3rd: Simon Philip – $32,156
4th: Yuriy Paccamakih – $24,297
5th: Tom Bielecky – $18,541
6th: Mirco Scharen – $14,271
7th: Nataliya Iakovleva – $11,113
8th: Julio Fernandez – $8,755
9th: Herbert Woodbery – $6,978
10th: Fred Lee – $5,624

Complete Event 2 results

Event 2: Ryan Weiss Defeats Ken Berman for the Ring

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 ante

Ryan Weiss

Heads-up play got underway and the match was settled before the WSOP Circuit ring was transported to the table.

Ryan Weiss opened to 600,000 from the button and Ken Berman moved all in. Weiss quickly called with a heads-up monster and Berman was in trouble.

Weiss: QsQc
Berman: Ac3h

Weiss had a huge lead, faded the 9h6h2h flop but it gave him a heart sweat. The 2d turn changed nothing and the match, and the tournament was complete after the 6d river.

Tournament staff counted down both stacks and confirmed that Weiss had Berman covered by a few thousand to lock up his first career WSOP Circuit ring.

Tournament recap to come shortly.

1st: Ryan Weiss – $70,718 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Ken Berman – $43,814

Ken Berman

Event 2: Simon Philip – 3rd Place ($32,156)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,207

Simon Philip

The levels went up and the action got fast. Both Ken Berman and Simon Philip took turns getting their chips in trying to catch Ryan Wiess but the first two were not called. The big hand happened when Berman opened to 500,000 from the small blind and Philip called in the big to the 7s3c3h flop.

Berman bet 500,000, Philip called, and the turn came 4d. Berman announced all in and Philip snapped a call.

Berman: 6c4c
Philip: Ac3s

“Come on dealer,” Berman asked. “Give it to me.”

Philip was ahead with the flopped trip treys and Berman’s bingo card was the next in the deck. The 4s came on the river to give a bigger boat and Philip was sent out in third place.

Ryan Weiss – 9,400,000 (47 bb)
Simon Philip – Eliminated in 3rd place ($32,156)

Event 2: Yuriy Paccamakih – 4th Place ($24,297)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,207

Yuriy Paccamakih

Ken Berman and Simon Philip folded before Yuriy Paccamakih shoved all in from the small blind. Ryan Weiss checked his cards and quickly called.

Weiss: JcJd
Paccamakih: Kc8s

Weiss caught a big hand in the big blind and flopped a full house on the Js5d5c board. The runout finished with the 4h turn and 4s river to give Weiss another huge double. He was at risk for 3,655,000 and Paccamakih was left with less than a big blind and gone two hands later.

Ryan Weiss – 7,390,000 (46 bb)
Yuriy Paccamakih – Eliminated in 4th place ($24,297)

Event 2: Tom Bielecky – 5th Place ($18,541)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,207

Tom Bielecky

Ryan Weiss doubled through Tom Bielecky in the previous level, the stacks changed a bit after that, and Weiss made another move on Bielecky after he opened to 360,000 from the small blind. Weiss moved all in for 2,070,000 from the big and Weiss called with a slightly bigger stack.

Weiss: Kc8c
Bielecky: AcKh

Weiss was in a lot of trouble and looking at fifth place until the dealer spread the 8s7h2s flop. Bielecky was the one who needed to catch but the 2h turn and Jd river were no help. Weiss doubled, Bielecky was left with less than six big blinds and went out two hands later.

It’s been a great early run for Bielecky with a fourth place finish in Event 1 and a fifth place this evening.

Ryan Weiss – 4,200,000 (26 bb)
Tom Bielecky – Eliminated in 5th place ($18,541)