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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)

Event 5: Matt Bretzfield — 5th Place ($1,398)

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

Matt Bretzfield

Ian O’Hara limped the small blind and Matt Bretzfield shoved about 100,000 from the big. O’Hara received a rough count and called putting Bretzfield at risk.

Bretzfield: ahqh
O’Hara: ad7d

Runout: kstc4s7h4d

O’Hara spiked a three-outer on the turn to improve to a pair and eliminate Bretzfield in fifth place.

Ian O’Hara — 294,000 (49 bb)
Matt Bretzfield — Eliminated in 5th place ($1,398)

Event 5: Five Remain from 55 Starting; Play Resumes at 2pm

$400 NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5 of 55

Greg Paryani pictured on Day 1

From 55 starting only five remain in Event 4, yesterday’s 4pm $400 buy-in ring event. They are in the money and Greg Paryani tops the action with a stack of 237,000. It’s a tough crew left with the likes of Ian O’Hara and Zo Karim also contending.

Seating assignments with chip counts:

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield – 104,000
Seat 2: Greg Paryani – 237,000
Seat 3: William Watson – 140,000
Seat 4: Zo Karim – 153,000
Seat 5: Ian O’Hara – 196,000

Remaining payouts:

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398

Updates results:

6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Cards go in the air at 2pm and we’ll provide updates all the way through to a champion.

WSOP Circuit Day 6 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 6 Day 1A – $400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 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 21 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 5 Day 2 – $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Event 6 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 6 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

4PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

6PM: $135 Nightly NLH Tournament

  • 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 5: Greg Paryani Leads Going into Day 2

$400 NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5 of 55

Greg Paryani

Event 5 drew 55 players and there were still five players around when play came to an end for Day 1. With six getting paid, they made the money in the early morning hours and SHRP regular John Gorsuch cashed out in sixth place before they bagged up their chips for a Day 2 return.

Greg Paryani leads with tough players Ian O’Hara, Zo Karim, Matt Bretzfield and William Watson trying to chase him down.

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield – 104,000
Seat 2: Greg Paryani – 237,000
Seat 3: William Watson – 140,000
Seat 4: Zo Karim – 153,000
Seat 5: Ian O’Hara – 196,000

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398

Results:

6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Event 5: Final Table Lineup

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 10 of 55

The $400 No Limit Hold’em event made it down to the final table after less than eight hours of play but they still have some work to do. William Watson leads the final table but only six of these ten will take home some money.

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield – 57,000 (29 bb)
Seat 2: Greg Paryani – 26,400 (13 bb)
Seat 3: William Watson – 198,100 (99 bb)
Seat 4: John Gorsuch – 61,200 (31 bb)
Seat 5: Zo Karim – 66,500 (33 bb)
Seat 6: Carlos Loving – 80,000 (40 bb)
Seat 7: Ian O’Hara – 140,000 (70 bb)
Seat 8: Stephen Bierman – 103,000 (52 bb)
Seat 9: Nataliya Iakovleva – 45,000 (23 bb)
Seat 10: Michael Laake – 53,300 (27 bb)

Event 5 payouts:

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398
6th: $1,071