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Event 5: William Watson Defeats Ian O’Hara, Earns First Gold Ring and $6,805 in Coconut Creek

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 5
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 55
Prize Pool: $18,150
September 17-18, 2018

(Coconut Creek, FL) — William Watson is a World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring champion. The accolade came following a victory in Event 5 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, a $400 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament, and earned Watson $6,805 to complement his jewelry.

“It was a long time coming. I just finished second in Cherokee a month ago,” Watson said of the win.

The event drew an intimate field of 55 entries and was ripe with Casino Championship points. There were a number of notables in the action including Martin Ryan, Bernard Lee and Wally Maddah. Kicking off at the afternoon hour of 4pm, the event played 18 levels on Day 1. John Gorsuch found the rail in sixth and narrowly missed a Day 2 berth as the final five punched their ticket to another day of play. Greg Paryani bagged the chip lead and restarted the event atop the counts.

The final playing session moved fast with no shortage of double-ups. Matt Bretzfield was first to go in fifth followed by Paryani who hit the skids early. Watson eliminated Karim in third place and took a huge chip lead into heads-up play against South Florida pro Ian O’Hara. O’Hara managed a lone double-up, but ultimately bowed out in second place. O’Hara, a past Coconut Creek champion, moved over $2,150,000 in earnings for his runner-up finish.

Following the win, Watson’s poker resume boasts 26 cashes and more than $185,000 in earnings. He is 29 years old and resides in Louisville, KY.

Full $400 results:

1st: William Watson – $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Ian O’Hara – $4,211
3rd: Zo Karim – $2,759
4th: Greg Paryani – $1,906
5th: Matt Bretzfield – $1,398
6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Event 5: William Watson Wins Coco Gold Ring ($6,805); Ian O’Hara – 2nd Place ($4,211)

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 55

William Watson

Ian O’Hara managed to double up during heads-up play, but ultimately met his fate finishing second.

On the final hand, O’Hara was all-in and claimed strong holdings of AsKd. Watson’s hand was made, but far from a winner as he turned over 2s2d for a race.

Runout: Jh9h7c6hTd

O’Hara never paired and his ace-king high was no good. Watson scooped the tournament’s final pot and went down as the champion earning $6,805. O’Hara was given $4,211 for his second-place finish.

Ian O’Hara

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

1st: William Watson – $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Ian O’Hara – $4,211
3rd: Zo Karim – $2,759
4th: Greg – Paryani – $1,906
5th: Matt Bretzfield – $1,398
6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Event 5: Zo Karim – 3rd Place ($2,759)

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 55

Zo Karim

In a blind-versus-blind battle, William Watson (big) and Zo Karim (small) got Karim’s roughly 240,000 chips in the middle preflop.

Watson: 7d7h
Karim: 2c2d

Runout: Kd3s3h4sQc

Karim’s deuces were no good and he hit the rail third leaving Watson and Ian O’Hara to battle heads up.

William Watson – 641,000 (53 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 184,000 (15 bb)
Zo Karim – Eliminated in 3rd place ($2,759)

Event 5: William Watson Doubles through Ian O’Hara

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

There was three-way action between William Watson in the big blind, Zo Karim in the cutoff and Ian O’Hara on the button. The flop fell 9h5d2s and it checked to O’Hara who bet 14,000. Watson check-shoved for 116,000 total and Karim folded. O’Hara called putting Watson at risk.

Watson: Jd9c for top pair
O’Hara: 6s5d for a pair of sixes

Turn and river: 7h4h

None of O’Hara’s outs came and Watson doubled through the South Florida pro.

William Watson – 296,000 (37 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 260,000 (32 bb)

Event 5: William Watson Doubles through Zo Karim

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

William Watson open-shoved the cutoff for 69,000 and Zo Karim jammed the button for more. Ian O’Hara and Greg Paryani folded their blinds and Karim had Watson at risk.

Watson: QcQh
Karim: JsJd

Runout: Ts8c6sQs6c

Watson’s set of queens was best and he doubled through Karim.

William Watson – 151,000 (25 bb)
Zo Karim – 92,000 (15 bb)