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Event 4: Mark Stephen Edwards Wins Second WSOP Circuit Ring

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 4
$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $50,490
September 17, 2018

Mark Stephen Edwards, Event 4 Champion

The first Monday of the WSOP Circuit series had a fast-paced tournament on the schedule to award a title and some nice money all in one day. Event 4 was a $400 Double Stack Turbo tournament that drew 153 entries and Mark Stephen Edwards came from behind to win his second career WSOP Circuit ring.

Those entries created a prize pool worth $50,490 and the last 18 players shared some piece of that money. There were only 27 players remaining when they went on dinner and in the money not long after.

It was a tough field and former SHRP champ Angelo Miele held the chip lead when they formed the final table. But his advantage quickly disappeared after a series of tough hands that sent him out in ninth place.

Former WSOP bracelet and WSOP Circuit ring winner Tristan Wade was the most accomplished player to make the final table but he could not run up his short stack. He laddered up as others dropped out and he finished in fifth place.

Edwards was one of the shorter stacks at the start of the final table but won a big race early to double. He rode his growing stack to a heads-up battle with Francis Margaglione, another multiple SHRP champ, and they swapped the lead several times.

In the end, Edwards outlasted Margaglione to take the title. Margalione earned $8,425 but was disappointed to not win his first WSOP Circuit ring while Edwards took home $13,632. This is his second career WSOP Circuit ring with his first coming back in 2008.

Event 4 results:

1st: Mark Stephen Edwards – $13,632
2nd: Francis Margaglione – $8,425
3rd: Stephen Diamantas – $6,064
4th: Stephen Nussrallah – $4,445
5th: Tristan Wade – $3,315
6th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $2,516
7th: Michael Rosenberg – $1,942
8th: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $1,523
9th: Angelo Miele – $1,215
10th: Russell Ramuten – $984
11th: Charles Rizzo – $984
12th: Raymond Millard – $984
13th: Harold Klein – $810
14th: Michael Perrone – $810
15th: Raveesh Asnani – $810
16th: George Duffield – $677
17th: Brett Feder – $677
18th: Andrew Levine – $677

Event 4: Mark Stephen Edwards Defeats Francis Margaglione for 2nd Ring

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 32: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 Ante

Mark Stephen Edwards

Mark Stephen Edwards gradually took the lead from Francis Margaglione in his pursuit of another WSOP Circuit ring. Margaglione was down to 975,000 and open-shoved his button. Edwards checked his cards and quickly called.

Edwards: asjh
Margaglione: kc3h

Margaglione was live with a chance to double but Edwards moved further ahead on the js5d4h flop. The 8h turn left Margaglione looking for one of three kings in the deck but the river blanked th to send the rest of the chips to Edwards.

Margaglione took home $8,425 for his second place finish while Edwards banked $13,632 along with his second career WSOP Circuit ring.

1st: Mark Stephen Edwards – $13,632
2nd: Francis Margaglione – $8,425

Event 4: Dead Heat

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 31: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 153

Francis Margaglione and Mark Stephen Edwards are playing the patience game with both picking their spots to pick up chips.

Margaglione had a chance to end it when Edwards was all in with the board reading 4c3c2c3s2d. Margaglione folded, showed 2s for the bottom boat, and Edwards showed 5s. We will find out later if Edwards had it.

Francis Margaglione – 2,350,000
Mark Stephen Edwards – 2,240,000

Event 4: Francis Margaglione Doubles Through Mark Stephen Edwards

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 29: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 153

Francis Margaglione (left) versus Mark Stephen Edwards (right)

Our heads-up players took a short break after Stephen Diamantas was eliminated and Mark Stephen Edwards extended his lead when they returned.

Soon after, Francis Margaglione got his last 1,185,000 in the middle from the button and Edwards called with a chance to get his second WSOP Circuit ring.

Margaglione: acks
Edwards: ad8d

Margaglione was in great shape for the double and the diamonds did not come in play on the jh9s3d3s2c board to give him a small lead.

Francis Margaglione – 2,380,000
Mark Stephen Edwards – 2,210,000

Event 4: Stephen Nussrallah (4th Place) and Stephen Diamantas (3rd Place) Eliminated

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 28: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 153

Stephen Diamantas

Stephen Nussrallah exited the tournament on the heels of Tristan Wade and two hands later Stephen Diamantas was all in for ~300,000. Francis Margaglione had Diamantas at risk with a chance to get heads-up for the ring.

Diamantas: qs8d
Margaglione: ackd

Diamantas had two live cards but Margaglione improved on the kh5s4h board. The td turn and 2s river were no help and Diamantas was gone in third place.

Francis Margaglione – 1,700,000
Stephen Diamantas – Eliminated in 3rd place ($6,064)
Stephen Nussrallah – Eliminated in 4th place ($8,425)

Stephen Nussrallah

Event 4: Tristan Wade – 5th Place ($3,315)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 28: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 153

Tristan Wade

Two bust outs hit quickly. Michael Rosenberg went out in sixth when his asqs lost to Stephen Diamantas’ kdjh on a qh6s6d6ckh board and Tristan Wade was at risk soon after.

Mark Stephen Edwards opened to 105,000 from the cutoff and Wade moved all in from the button for 610,000. The blinds released and Edwards thought for a minute before he called.

“I hope you have nines,” Edwards said.

He did not.

Wade: 8c8h
Edwards: tdts

Wade was dominated and couldn’t find a save on the adjd2hqdah board to send the WSOP bracelet/WSOP Circuit ring winner out in fifth place.

Event 4: Michael Rosenberg – 7th Place ($1,942)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 27: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 153

Michael Rosenberg

Michael Rosenberg opened the action, then called all in for 325,000 after Stephen Diamantas shoved from the cutoff.

Rosenberg: as4h
Diamantas: qdqh

Rosenberg needed a lot of help but found none as the board came 7c5s3s9c4d to send him out in seventh place.

Stephen Diamantas – 640,000
Michael Rosenberg – Eliminated in 7th place ($1,942)

Event 4: Mark “Bud” Wiser – 8th Place ($1,523)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 27: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 153

Mark “Bud” Wiser

Mark “Bud” Wiser open-shoved for 120,000 and Tristan Wade reshipped for 415,000 next to act. The rest of the table released and the cards were tabled.

“You didn’t take long for that,” Wiser said to Wade.

“Nope,” was the response.

Wiser: ah9d
Wade: tsth

Wiser needed to hit some magic but the 5d5c3s7d6s board could not save his spot in the game.

Tristan Wade – 535,000
Mark “Bud” Wiser – Eliminated in 8th place ($1,523)

Event 4: Angelo Miele – 9th Place ($1,215)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8of 153

Angelo Miele

Tristan Wade opened the action from early position and picked up calls from Angelo Miele in middle position and Mark Stephen Edwards in the small blind. It was three-ways to the jc5d3h flop but only Miele and Edwards saw the 4s turn.

Edwards bet 62,000 and Miele piled all in for ~300,000 to get a quick call from Edwards.

Miele: 9s7s
Edwards: jdjs

Edwards was way ahead with the flopped set of jacks and Miele needed a six to fill his gutshot. The river blanked 5s and Miele was eliminated in ninth place.

Mark Stephen Edwards – 975,000 (49 bb)
Angelo Miele – Eliminated in 9th place ($1,215)

Event 4: Mark Stephen Edwards Doubles Through Stephen Diamantas

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 153

Mark Stephen Edwards open-shoved for 287,000 from under the gun and it folded to Stephen Diamantas. After confirming the count, Diamantas moved all in over the top. Francis Margaglione thought about coming along but folded his big blind.

Edwards: adkc
Diamantas: 9d9h

Edwards needed to catch to stay in the game and found what he needed on the khjd6c flop. The 6d turn and td river finished the board to send Edwards a double up.

Mark Stephen Edwards – 646,000
Stephen Diamantas – 340,000