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Event 3: Martin Ryan Claims Sixth Circtuit Ring in Coco $1,125 Event, Wins $21,375

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL

Event 3
$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 57
Prize Pool: $57,000
September 16-17, 2018

(Coconut Creek, FL) — Martin Ryan is a six-time World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring winner following a win in Event 3 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The tournament was a $1,125 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry and Ryan came out victorious at the hands of a 57-entry field.

Ryan is no stranger to South Florida having won one of his previous rings right here in Coconut Creek. That victory came in last February’s series opener when he defeated 318 entries ultimately pocketing $22,416. Ryan’s poker ventures took a backseat from there when he rushed himself to the hospital during last April’s WSOP Circuit in Iowa. Ryan was diagnosed with diabetes and had a bad infection in his leg. He was in and out of the hospital for the next roughly five months and on bed rest.

“I was in Council Bluffs. I cashed in the first tournament and while I was cashing in the second one, diabetes attacked me,” Ryan remembered. “I was rushed to the hospital and the last four to five months I’ve been out. I tried to play in Cherokee, but I couldn’t. I cashed in the second event, but I had to leave because my feet started to swell. I left and they did a little amputation — my little toe. I shouldn’t be on my feet right now, but it’s hard to give up poker.”

Stabilized, Ryan made his way to Coconut Creek and masterfully maneuvered through a tough Event 3 field. He came to the decisive day of play with the chip lead four-handed and never looked back.

As mentioned, the win marked Ryan’s sixth WSOP Circuit win. It also moved him over $330,000 in reported earnings and gave him his seventh career tournament victory (his only non-WSOP win coming during the Binion’s Poker Classic in 2018).

The Coconut Creek $1,125 buy-in event permitted unlimited re-entry and the total field hit 57 entries generating a $57,000 prize pool. That number eclipsed the $50,000 guarantee and saw the final six players finish in the money. Seminole regular Wally Maddah was among those to have made a final table appearance, but he ultimately bowed out shy of the money. Joining Rya in securing a payday were Richard Rice, Ory Hen, Gavin Gowie Zyad Qasem and Ofer Peleg.

Final results:

1st: Martin Ryan – $21,375 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Richard Rice – $13,224
3rd: Ory Hen – $8,664
4th: Gavin Gowie – $5,985
5th: Zyad Qasem – $4,389
6th: Ofer Peleg – $3,363

Event 3: Martin Ryan Wins Sixth Ring in Coco $1K ($21,375); Richard Rice – 2nd Place ($13,224)

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 57

Martin Ryan

Just a couple hands into heads-up play, Richard Rice got at risk from the button holding qs9s. Martin Ryan had his sixth ring within reach calling with ah6s for the best of it.

Runout: 8c8d5sth8h

Ryan’s ace-high held and he eliminated Rice in second place. Ryan earned his sixth ring along with $21,375 while Rice was sent home with a $13,224 payday for his impressive, second-place finish.

Richard Rice

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

1st: Martin Ryan – $21,375 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Richard Rice – $13,224
3rd: Ory Hen – $8,664
4th: Gavin Gowie – $5,985
5th: Zyad Qasem – $4,389
6th: Ofer Peleg – $3,363

Six rings for Martin Ryan

Event 3: Ory Hen — 3rd Place ($8,664)

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 57

Ory Hen

Ory Hen raised the small blind to 29,000 and Martin Ryan called from the big.

Flop: tc7h6h

Hen open-shoved and Ryan quickly called putting him at risk.

Ryan: 8c7c for a pair and a gutshot straight draw
Hen: ackc for ace-king high

Turn: ks

Hen improved to a pair of kings, but Ryan had outs to the river.

River: 9c

The gutshot straight came through for Ryan he improved to bust Hen in third place.

Martin Ryan – 1,120,000 (140 bb)
Richard Rice – 305,000 (38 bb)
Ory Hen – Eliminated in 3rd place ($8,664)

Event 3: Ory Hen Doubles through Richard Rice

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 57

Ory Hen

Ory Hen raised the button to 30,000 and Martin Ryan folded. Richard Rice defended his big blind and was heads up to the river with Hen.

Flop: asjdtd

Rice plopped a stack of 5,000 chips in the middle and Hen moved all-in for 128,000. Rice called and Hen was at risk.

Rice: jsts for bottom two pair
Hen: ahkc for top-top

Turn and river: kh5c

Hen spiked a better two on the turn and doubled through Rice.

Ory Hen – 328,000 (41 bb)
Richard Rice – 330,000 (41 bb)

Event 3: Gavin Gowie – 4th Place ($5,985)

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 57

Gavin Gowie

In a limped pot, Ory Hen was in the cutoff facing off against Gavin Gowie on the button.

The flop fell qx7x3x and Hen checked. Gowie bet 15,000. Hen check-raised, making it 45,000 to go. Gowie moved all-in and Hen called putting the short stack at risk.

Hen: qxtx for top pair, 10 kicker
Gowie: qx8x for top pair, nine kicker

The board completed with a blank turn and a blank river. Hen scooped the pot while Gowie was eliminated in fourth place.

Gavin Gowie

Ory Hen – 530,000 (88 bb)
Gavin Gowie – Eliminated in 4th place ($5,985)

Event 3: Gavin Gowie Doubles through Richard Rice

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 57

There was three-way action on an ahth5s7h board. Martin Ryan lead for 25,000 from the small blind and Richard Rice called from the big blind. It was on Gavin Gowie on the button and he shoved for 70,500 total. Ryan promptly folded. Rice had a decision on his hands and called after two minutes or so of thought. Gowie was at risk.

Gowie: jh2h for a flush
Rice: kh4d for a king-high flush draw

River: ahth5s7h6c

Gowie faded Rice’s flush and doubled up.

Gavin Gowie – 200,000 (33 bb)
Richard Rice – 385,000 (64 bb)

Event 3: Day 2 Set to Go at 1pm; Four Remain with $21,375 and Ring to the Champ

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Day 2 Starts Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 57

Martin Ryan pictured on Day 1 of the $1,125 ring event

Yesterday’s 16 levels of play in the $1,125 ring event saw the field narrow to only four remaining. Martin Ryan — a five-time ring winner — leads the action and eyes an impressive sixth title. One of Ryan’s wins came during last February’s series here in Coconut Creek when he bested a $365 field in the opening event.

Ryan is part of a tough, four-player restart field that sees him take his seat alongside Ory Hen, Gavin Gowie and Richard Rice.

Seat assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Ory Hen – 296,500 (49 bb)
Seat 2: Gavin Gowie – 161,500 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Martin Ryan – 527,500 (88 bb)
Seat 4: Richard Rice – 440,000 (73 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $21,375 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $13,224
3rd: $8,664
4th: $5,985

Day 1 payouts:

5th: Zyad Qasem – $4,389
6th: Ofer Peleg – $3,363

Updates will begin when play restarts at 1pm and we’ll follow the event all the way to a champion.

WSOP Circuit Day 5 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 4 – $400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 3 Day 2 – $1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

4PM: Event 5 Day 1 – $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-22 last 30 minutes; Levels 23+ last 45 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end after Level 18 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Event 4 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

2PM: $65 Event 5 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

6PM: $135 Nightly NLH Tournament

  • $20,000 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
  • Nightly Tournament Structure Sheet

Event 3: Martin Ryan Leads Day 2 Return

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 57

Martin Ryan

Event 3 drew 57 entries and only four of them were around when it was time to bag up for the evening. Those four players will return on Monday at 1pm to play it out for the WSOP Circuit title.

Martin Ryan won his fifth ring right here last February and he has the top spot coming back. Gavin Gowie, Richard Rice, and former SHRPO Player of the Year Ory Hen round out the returning players with Ofer Peleg (6th place) and Zyad Qasem (5th place) already cashing out.

Seat 1: Ory Hen – 296,500 (49 bb)
Seat 2: Gavin Gowie – 161,500 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Martin Ryan – 527,500 (88 bb)
Seat 4: Richard Rice – 440,000 (73 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $21,375 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $13,224
3rd: $8,664
4th: $5,985

Event 3: Final Table Lineup

$1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 57

Event 3 reached its final table as Level 15 was coming to an end. Martin Ryan, WSOP Circuit Coco February winner, took his seat with the chip lead going for ring number six.

They will continue playing through Level 16 and those remaining will bag up for Day 2 tomorrow.

Seat 1: Stephen Diamantas – 133,000 (33 bb)
Seat 2: Zyad Qasem – 95,000 (24 bb)
Seat 3: Ofer Peleg – 100,000 (25 bb)
Seat 4: Ory Hen – 68,500 (17 bb)
Seat 5: Gavin Gowie – 200,000 (50 bb)
Seat 6: Martin Ryan – 300,000 (75 bb)
Seat 7: Edward McNamara – 150,000 (38 bb)
Seat 8: Wally Maddah – 28,000 (7 bb)
Seat 9: Mike Parekh – 60,000 (15 bb)
Seat 10: Richard Rice – 285,000 (71 bb)